17/04/2023 - The Weekly Update

17/04/2023 - The Weekly Update

This weeks 50/50 lotto results

This week’s Ballaghaderreen GAA 50/50 draw was held at Mannions Bar, Ballaghaderreen.

Winner:Johnny McKenzie
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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

Easter Camp a roaring success

Ballaghaderreen GAA Clubs Easter Camp was a roaring success with over 80 enthusiastic children attending throughout the week. Although the weather wasn’t what we would of wished St.Nathys College were on hand to provide their complex and facilities. Thanks to Andy Moran and David McBrien who gave up their time to assist with the coaching at the camp. A special mention to all the coaches who kept the fun and enjoyment going throughout the week. We’re already looking forward to the summer camp. 

U6 Nursery Training to begin this week with our U8s' to return in coming weeks

There is great news for the acorns of the club as Ballaghaderreen U6s are set to return to training this coming Friday 21st April at 6PM-7PM. For new and returning players, please ensure you have registered with the Club before training starts. To register please visit ballaghaderreengaaclub.com. U6 players were born in 2017 and 2018.
Training for the U8s is to be announced shortly.

Annual Quiz returns with a bang

A massive thank you to everyone that took part in our recent Easter Quiz. We had a great turnout and it was a very enjoyable evening for all. We had an adult first and second place cash prize, and both of these teams kindly donated the prize money back to our GAA club. There was also a prize for the u16 category which included some yummy chocolate. We would like to give a special word of appreciation to Durkin's Bar for providing the venue, and to GRG and EcoFlex for sponsoring some raffle prizes on the night.

Club fixtures and previous results

 You can find all the fixtures and results by clicking here

Quiz question of the week

What have the All-Ireland Football finals of 1969, 1992, 2001 and 2010 got in common?

Cheesy Joke of the week

Did you hear about the Italian cook who had an accident? He pasta way. 

Blast from the past

JOHN MELVIN at Castlebar

Regan finds his range to help bridge 36-year gap

MAYO SFC Final Ballaghaderreen 0-13 Charlestown 1-6: BALLAGHADERREEN ended a 36-year famine by claiming the Mayo senior football…

BALLAGHADERREEN ended a 36-year famine by claiming the Mayo senior football title in a thrilling final against Charlestown at McHale Park, Castlebar, yesterday.

There were tense moments before Ballaghaderreen captain Gary Conway got his hands on the Moclair Cup.

Leading by 0-11 to 0-2 at half-time it was difficult to see Charlestown finding a route back, but back they came to make it a four-point game thanks to a Paul Mulligan goal 10 minutes from time and it was game on.

With memories of that late goal from Crossmolina which denied them two years ago, Ballaghaderreen had their backs to the wall but this time they held their nerve as some terrific defending from Stephen Drake and Barry Kelly held them together.

Charlestown's tactic of pumping the high ball into full forward Tony Mulligan with the help of a gale was paying dividends, a superb save from goalkeeper Ollie Flanagan denying Mulligan.

Australia-bound Tom Parsons, a commanding figure at midfield in the second half along with a powerful attacking half-back line of Keith and Dermot Higgins and Kevin Deignan, had Ballaghaderreen back-peddling as the game grew in intensity and excitement before a crowd of around 3,000.

However, this game was won and lost in the first half.

Ballaghaderreen had set their stall out from once Barry Regan, their top scorer on six points, pointed inside 30 seconds of the throw-in to lay down a marker for the half.

It was a half they were to dominate almost totally with a gale-force wind at their back, Regan contributing six points, Andy Hanley, Michael Solan, Gary Conway and two from Barry Kelley pushing Ballaghaderreens advantage by half-time to nine points - 0-11 to 0-2 - and extended to 10 points when Andy Moran struck inside a minute of the restart.

Charlestown's problems in the first half stemmed from midfield, where James Kilcullen and Barry Kelly dominated and good ball was well used by a Ballaghaderreen attack, where Moran, Barry Regan and Andy Hanley were particularly effective.

BALLAGHADERREEN:O Flanagan; S Drake, P Rogers, T Regan; N Tuohy, P Hanley, G Conway (0-1); B Kelly (0-2), J Kilcullen; M Solan (0-1), B Solan, A Hanley (0-1); A Moran (0-1), B Regan (0-6, four frees), J Dillon. Subs: P Kelly (0-1) for B Solan (17 mins), P Kelly for B. Solan (50 mins), D Drake for Kelly (55 mins).

CHARLESTOWN:J Casey; E Casey, S Lenehan, D Caffrey; D Higgins (0-1), A Higgins, K Deignan; D Tiernan, T Parsons; R Haran (0-4, four frees), M Caffrey, P Mulligan (1-1); O Conway, T Mulligan, S. Morris. Subs: R. Lenehan for Morris (22 mins), M. Divvily for E. Casey (40 mins) 

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