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Ballinagore GAA Notes 22nd May 2011

posted 1 Jul 2011, 11:43 by Unknown user
The Road to Croker
Our unique fundraiser is being held during this years Midland Home and Garden Festival in Belvedere House, Gardens and Park, on Saturday 11th June. This very popular festival attracts over 40,000 people from Friday to Sunday. We are going to simulate a road trip from Belvedere to Croke Park, with Google Street View displaying the journey on a big screen. This will be done by playing panels kicking/handpassing/soloing the footballs over and back between two lines, the distance being recorded and updated simultaneously on the screen. It promises to be an exciting event with various GAA celebrities lined up for a full 'Sunday Game' style production to cover the event, novelty road-trip encounters for the players on their journey, a closest time competition and lots more.  We launched 'The Road to Croker' at Belvedere House, Gardens & Park recently with the assistance of Bartle Darcy, General Manager of Belvedere, and Alan Collins, Midlands Home and Garden Show promoter. We also had County Chairman, Tom Farrell, and County Senior Football Manager, Pat Flanagan, lending their support for the launch, along with some of our own players from various grades. Our thanks to all who participated in the launch. Tickets are now on sale for our event in Belvedere House, Gardens and Park on Saturday, June 11th. They cost €10 and include entrance to the festival for the day. Kids go free. You can buy your tickets from any club member, through our event website www.theroadtocroker.ie or email ballinagoregaaclub@gmail.com. Please come along for a great day out. Tickets are valid for all three days of the show.
 
Lotto
Last week's winning numbers were 12, 18, 19 and 24. There was no jackpot winner and next weeks jackpot will be 14,620.
 
Under 16
The Under 16's had two league matches recently. They had a good win over Milltownpass while they were defeated by Coralstown/Kinnegad. Team vs Milltownpass: Cathal Daly, Brandon Carey, Alan Kincaid, Liam McNally-Woods, Kyle Dever, Shane Clavin, Johnny Birmingham, Conor Glennon, David Pidgeon, Conor Lynch, Michael Heeney, Stephen Fagan, Frankie Deegan, David Keegan, Liam Cassidy. Team vs Coralstown/Kinnegad: Cathal Daly, Brandon Carey, Alan Kincaid, Liam McNally-Woods, Kyle Dever, Shane Clavin, Johnny Birmingham, Conor Glennon, Liam Cassidy, Conor Lynch, Stephen Fagan, Andrew Corbett, Frankie Deegan, David Keegan, Michael Heeney.
 
Schools Football
The boys team played a challenge against Cumann Na mBunscoil finalists, Dysart NS, last Friday afternoon in Ballinagore. Ballinagore had a good first half, and playing with the breeze they led at half time by 2-4 to 1-2. The second half was more fruitful for Dysart and they ran out eventual winners on a scoreline of 6-6 to 2-6. Team: Rebecca Ennis, Ciara Lee Carey, Fiachra Heeney, Padraic Kane, Robert Keegan 0-2, Alex Roe 0-1, Nathan Brudell, Ciarán O'Brien 2-3, David Ennis. Subs used Chris Kirby and Fiona Bray.
 
Condolences
The club expresses its sympathy with the Kennedy family on the death of Noel's brother Pat Joe in England. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
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