14/02/2023 - The Weekly Update

14/02/2023 - The Weekly Update

This weeks 50/50 lotto results

This week’s Ballaghaderreen GAA 50/50 draw was held at The Hatch, The Square.
Jackpot of €535 was won by David Moriarty.
Seller: The Saturday Night Team
Next draw will be held on Sunday 19th February.
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. Make sure to have your entries done before 9PM on Sunday 19th February

The 1983 Birmingham trip

This announcement is to help gauge the interest of a potential reunion for members of the Ballaghaderreen squad, that embarked on the 1983 Birmingham trip.
If you were a member on this squad, and this sounds like an event you would be interested in, then we would love to hear from you.
Please reach out to Pat Phillips, John O Mahony or Christy McCann.

Ballagh young guns swap the football gloves for boxing gloves

Over the weekend a number of members of Ballaghaderreen underage represented Ballaghaderreen Boxing Club in the Connacht championships which took place in Castlerea. Richie Conway Junior was crowned Connacht Champion after a unnamious decision in his final while his cousin Daithí Finn also qualified for the All Irelands as Connacht champion also due to nobody in his weight category. Cian Duffy and Charlie Ward(representing Gurteen BC) also fought in the championships battling extremely hard, however both were defeated in close contests. Leo Ward a member of our U14 team is fighting in next weeks Connacht final. We would like to wish Leo all the best. His brother John also qualified as Connacht championship and will contest in the All Irelands as nobody met his weight category. Ballaghaderreen GAA club would like to congratulate all at Ballaghaderreen Boxing Club on their incredible achievements and wish all their boxers especially our members the very best of luck for the remainder of the year.

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

Registration information event

A registration information event will take place on Sunday, 19th February, between 11am – 1pm in the clubhouse. This will be an opportunity to get help with registration and to pay membership fees by cash or cheque. Ideally, parents/guardians should have registered their membership on Foireann ( https://www.foireann.ie ) and clicked pay later in club on the payment screen. If you are a new member you will need to create an account on Foireann to allow you to register. If anyone has problems with registration on Foireann, we can help them at the information event. There are no paper registration forms this year.

Do you know Amhrán na bhFiann?

Expressions of interest are being sought from club members within the county who may have an interest in learning or perfecting their singing of 'Amhrán na bhFiann'. Interested members should be over 17 years of age (Scór Sinsear eligibility). If there is sufficient interest, the organisation of a workshop to assist in bringing this to fruition will be explored. Anyone who is interested in the above should email scor.mayo@gaa.ie on or before Thursday February 23rd 2023. 

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Dermot Flanagan shares his knowledge

Ex club player and former two time all star Dermot Flanagan will give a talk on Coaching the Coaches on Monday evening, 20th February, at 8pm in the clubhouse.The talk is based on research that both Dermot and his son Jack have conducted on the importance of language in the coaching of Juveniles, aged 12 – 17. However, the talk is relevant to coaching of all age groups. The talk will give ideas on modern coaching methods, with emphases on how to communicate and interact with players during coaching sessions. Dermot helped coach our U17 team last year, while Jack was part of the Ballaghaderreen U17 team that won the Flanagan Cup in August 2022. Jack conducted this research as part of the Dermot Earley Leadership Programme while in transition year.

The talk is open to all club members and we would encourage as many as possible to attend.

The minor footballers visit confirmed for Dublin

Our minor footballers will visit the capital on Saturday 25th February to play a friendly match versus Clann na nGael, home club of Jack Flanagan son of Dermot Flanagan. Jack played for Ballaghaderrreen in the Flanagan cup last year and has held onto his friendship with the team since. The minors will then visit Croke Park for the double header of Dublin Vs Tipperary in the hurling and Dublin Vs Clare in the football. The game will be kicking off around 1PM in Clanna Gael Fontenoy GAA Club. Confirmation to follow.

Underage leagues to kick off

The underage league games are scheduled to start after St. Patricks weekend, while the underage championship will kick off after the state examinations. The underage competitions will be played at the even age grades of U12, U14, U16.

Colouring competition

Ballaghaderreen GAA Club have launched a “Design a Training Jersey” competition in association with GRG. The competition will be open to all primary school aged children and the winning jersey will be available to buy from GRG when chosen. As well as that the winner of the competition will get one of their personally designed jerseys to keep. Templates will be available from all local primary schools and must be returned before the deadline on February 20th. Please ensure to attach your Name, Class and School on the form.

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