01/05/2023 - The Weekly Update

This weeks 50/50 lotto results

This week’s Ballaghaderreen GAA 50/50 draw was held at Durkin's Bar, The Square.

Jackpot of €606 was won by Fergal Lohan and Denis O Hara c/o Old Forge Inn. Seller: Old Forge Inn, Cloontia.

The next draw will be held on Sunday night, 7th May, in The Fiddlers Elbow, The Square.

Your support of our weekly draw is greatly appreciated.

Tickets for the 50/50 draw can be purchased online by clicking here or directly from businesses throughout the town. 

Annual GAA 50/50 lotto ticket

An annual 50/50 ticket, giving entry into every draw for a year, is available to purchase online by clicking here

Mayo U15 Féile Peile na nÓg group round in Ballaghaderreen on Saturday 6th May.

The John West, Mayo U15, Féile Peile na nÓg will take place on Saturday and Sunday the 6th & 7th May. Ballaghaderreen GAA will host one of the preliminary group rounds on Saturday morning.

The schedule of games for Saturday are:
11:00am: Charlestown v Ballaghaderreen & Aghamore v Swinford;
11:35am: Swinford v Ballaghaderreen & Charlestown v Aghamore;
12:10pm: Ballaghaderreen v Aghamore & Swinford v Charlestown.

Please come out to support our team. Good luck to our U15 team and management in this competition.

Thank you for your generosity 

Thank you for the generosity shown at our annual church gate collection in Brusna, Derrinacartha and Ballaghaderreen on the weekend of 21st –23rd April, with €802 raised to help with the running of the club. Your support is greatly appreciated. A special word of thanks to our collectors.

New sponsors always welcome

Ballaghaderreen GAA Club are welcoming all approaches for new sponsors for teams jerseys, new training equipment, billboards, pitch maintenance etc. The club rely greatly on the generosity of the local businesses and people, and are once again welcoming new sponsors to come forward as well as our existing sponsors to renew their sponsorship. 

Cheesy Joke of the week

Why are there gates around cemeteries? Because people are only dying to get in.

Blast from the past

Sep 02, 2020 9:03 AM

Pearce Hanley has called time on his Aussie rules career.

The 31-year-old from Ballaghaderreen told Gold Coast Suns teammates and staff of his decision on Wednesday.

"I feel good, it’s obviously been on my mind for a while and I made the decision a few days ago and haven’t had any regrets since, it’s obviously a big decision but I’m ready for it," said Hanley.

It will hit me over the next few weeks when I'm not around and I see the boys still playing, and even next year. I've got a lot of friends here, I've got a lot of friendships that mean a lot to me. So, I'll miss that.'


Hanley played two games for the Mayo seniors before being recruited by the Brisbane Lions in 2007. He made his debut for the club in 2008 aged 18 and went on to play 129 games for them.

Hanley moved to the Suns in 2017. Injuries restricted him to just 40 games for the club in four seasons.

"I’m excited for the next phase in my life and looking forward to sinking my teeth into that," Hanley added.

It's said that Hanley is "looking forward to taking a closer interest in his business ventures".

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