Don't Be a Fool on April 1st
Our annual table quiz takes place in The Bodhrán, Ballinagore on Friday April 1st, with our regular quizmaster, and club Treasurer, Seán Delaney. This is one of the main fundraisers for the year so come along and show your support. Table of four is 40 euro. Contact Seán on 086 3315686.
St. Patrick's National School is holding a fundraiser this coming Friday, March 18th, in The Bodhrán. Music is by Davy Joe Fallon and Band and addmission is 10 euro.
Training continues every Tuesday and Friday at 8pm. Everyone is welcome whether they just wish to get fit for the new year, or play a role in the championship team.
ACFL Division 3
The Milltown game fixed for last Saturday afternoon had to be cancelled due to the weather. Check fixtures list for a possible re-fixture.
Last week's winning numbers were 10, 11, 20 and 28. There was no jackpot winner and next weeks jackpot will be 11,320 euro. Those who have a yearly subscription to the Lotto with the treasurer Seán Delaney can renew them over the next week or two. Also, if there is anyone who wishes to begin a subscription they can contact Seán at 086 3315686. The Lotto is a major part of our revenue for the year and we would ask that more players and members would make an effort to buy/sell tickets. Tickets are two euro each and anyone would agree that this is not an enormous amount to part with once a week. Tickets can be obtained from any seller or from the Lotto managers Martin and Stephanie McCann.
U14 Football League
Well done to the U14 team who put in a great performance against Rosemount last Saturday morning in Ballinagore and came away with a great win. Four first half goals paved the way for this victory, their third on the trot. Team: Eoin Deegan, Joseph Fagan, Brendan Heeney, Ciaran O'Brien, Eoin Mullarkey, James Birmingham, James Murphy, Conor Kane, Padraig Kincaid, Naoise McKenna, Paddy Doody, Shane Meehan, Michael Cregan, Conor Deegan, Bryan Pidgeon. Subs (all used) William Hayes, Padraig Kane, Fiachra Heeney. Final score St. Malachy's/Ballinagore 8-8, Rosemount, 2-5.
The minors were due to play last Sunday in Kinnegad against Coralstown/Kinnegad. The home team could not field due a clash with another sport and so we are top of the table with 6 points from three games. The minors are in action again next Sunday at 11am in Ballinagore. Their opponents will be St. Michael's (Ballycomoyle/Castletown/Finea/Coole/Whitehall).
County Under 21's
Well done to Tommy McDaniel and the Westmeath under 21's on beating Offaly and reaching the semi-final of the Leinster championship where they face Longford. This game is fixed for Pairc Tailteann, Navan on Wednesday 23rd March at 7.45pm.
Ballinagore Ladies Football
Our junior team had its first competitive outing of 2011 with a league match against Ballycomoyle, played at Ballinagore last Sunday. The first half was all Ballycomoyle and they led by 5-6 to 5 points at half-time. However on change of sides the Ballinagore Ladies took control and outscored the visitors by 4-2 to 2-2. it was a great improvement but ballycomoyle had done enough in the fist half and it finished, Ballycomoyle 7-8, Ballinagore 4-7. Team: Martina Delaney, Gillian Heeney, Mary Keegan, Deirdre Claffey, Courtney Hennessy, Lorraine Claffey, Karen Lynch, Roisin O'Connor, Laura Varley, Chloe Roche, Debbie Ennis, Avril Kane.
As you may have noticed, we have been unable to post updates to our website over the past few weeks. The GAA have informed us that all clubs that host their websites via the GAA have to migrate onto a new platform. The platform that the GAA are encouraging clubs to use is called Google Sites, which is part of the ever-increasing Google product set. By using Google, Ballinagore GAA can avail and make use of the other components in their product set including : Google Mail (gmail), Google Apps - for online document sharing and collaboration, Google Calendar - online diary management for the club, Google SMS - Free SMS updates for individual club members and groups, Google Sites - Website hosting. Ballinagore GAA are looking for help to assist in the migration of it's current website to the Google Sites platform. We are also looking to leverage any opportunities that are available using the other Google products listed above. If you or somebody you know has IT skills and would be interested in helping us with this project, we want to hear from you. Your help is greatly appreciated.
National School Hurling
Hard luck the to Ballinagore NS Hurling team who lost against a strong Castlepollard team on Thursday 3rd March and gave second best to Raharney after a great battle on Thursday 10th March. Team against Castlepollard was Rebecca Ennis, Jane O'Neill, Robert Keegan, Fiachra Heeney, Ciaran O'Brien, Padraig Kane, Alex Roe, Christopher Kirby, Eoin Deegan, David Ennis. Team against Raharney was Alex Roe, Jane O'Neill, Robert Keegan, Padraig Kane, Ciaran O'Brien, Fiachra Heeney, Rebecca Ennis, Christopher Kirby, Eoin Deegan, David Ennis.
The club expresses its sympaty with the Quinn family, Clonfad, Dalystown on the death of Brigid, and also with John Quinn and family, Castletown Geoghegan, on the death of Seán. Ar dheis Dé go raibh siad.
Thought For The Week
The darkest hour is just before the dawn.
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