24/04/2023 - The Weekly Update

24/04/2023 - The Weekly Update

This weeks 50/50 lotto results

This week’s Ballaghaderreen GAA 50/50 draw was held at the Brusna Inn, Ballaghaderreen.

Winner:Denise Durcan 
Jackpot: €555

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

Cong the destination as SFL kicks off this weekend

All roads lead to Cong this weekend as our senior footballers taken on The Neale in the opening round of the Division 2 League. Despite a disappointing start to the year in the Canon Henry Cup Ballagh fancy their chances of getting 2 points on the board in the opening around although a close game is expected. Throw in 6PM on Saturday evening. 

Emily presented with her very own jersey

On Friday morning last our club Games Promotion Officer David McHugh presented Emily Horan with her very own jersey design on front of her schoolmates and teachers in Brusna NS. Emily won the Design a Jersey Competition ran by the club and GRG which had over 200 children across the different national schools take part. Cian Hanley and Ryan Lynch came along aswell and spoke to the school about joining the club and the importance of being involved in sport. Congrats Emily.

Thank you for your generosity 

A huge thank you to everyone who supported our church gate collection this weekend. Also a many thanks to all members who assisted with the collection over weekend. Your kind donation to the GAA club will help improve our club for all the community. It will help to buy footballs for kids, pay for bus trips to away games, and general maintenance of the club facilities. Thank you so much!

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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