On Friday night, 29th December, 2017 we started our evening at The Brusna Inn with a wine and cheese reception for our Sponsor's who give so generously which in turn ensures the required support and equipment for our teams. Many thanks to Dozio's of Mayo for the fantastic cheese selection and Gleeson's for the wine.
MC for the night was our Chairman Dermot Dillon, who was joined by John Kilgallon our Joint Treasurer to thank our sponsors.
Pat O'Grady (Minor Manager) took to the stage to introduce a very colourful and extremely talented Minor Team (Sponsored by Ballaghaderreen & District Credit Union) who won both the East Mayo Championship & the Minor C Championship.
The lads were on hand to sing a rousing redition of "The Black Velvet Band" led by the master - Michael Donoghue. (Check out video at: https://youtu.be/l4Os66ursIw)
Our President, Christy McCann spoke of Andy Moran and recalled many stories of Andy's days on the soccer pitch and in the handball alley followed by his huge achievements on the GAA pitch. It was very apt that Christy was the man to present Andy Moran with a token gift from the club as his knowledge of Andy down through the years was second to none. A presentation was also give to Jenny Moran - as Christy said "behind every good man is a good woman"
It is a fact that Andy Moran, a genius on the pitch, is equally good behind the microphone. His encouragement for the Minor Team on the night and the club teams in general left the room feeling there is nothing Ballaghaderreen GAA cannot achieve.
Frank Kelly (RIP) was mentioned and remembered on numerous occassions by Pat, Christy & Andy - he was a friend to all and an inspiration to many of our young footballers. To say this man left his mark on the club is an understatement.
Our thanks to Kathleen Horan & family for the fine facilites at The Brusna Inn.
The night ended with our multi-talented Chairman taking to the decks to DJ for the remainder of the night.
Gerry Doherty of Kelly TV presenting his new business hoarding at
Ballaghaderreen GAA car park to club player, coach and official Paul Keegan.
Call into the shop or check out his Facebook page for all the latest offers on TVs
and electrical products including one of the largest available nationally
LED Smart TVs at 75".
Ballaghaderreen GAA Club would like to thank all businesses for their donations in our recent sponsorship drive. If you would like to become a sponsor or would like to receive further information please contact our treasurers John Kilgallon 086 8538404 and Kevin Cahill email@example.com.
Mayo GAA are on the lookout for new football & hurling referees for 2018.
Why Become a GAA Referee?
• Stay involved with the game as an alternative to playing
• Fitness – It’s a great way to keep fit
• Learn more about the game
• Give Something Back – offers players, at the end of their playing days, the opportunity to continue in the sport
Please contact our Referee Administrator Michael Daly 087-6735435 for more information. Courses for all those interested in becoming a referee will be held in early 2018.
U/21 B Championship - Final
Sat, 09 Dec, Venue: Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar, Ballaghaderreen V Davitts 17:00, Ref: Vincent Neary
Best of luck to the Team and their Management of:
Gary Conway, Pat O'Grady, Dessie Keegan & Joe Dillon
Fantastic displays of football throughout this championship ... hoping for lots more in Castlebar on Saturday!! Please come out and support.