BALLINROBE GAA CLUB UPDATE
May 13th, 2016
ON THE NEWS SECTION OF OUR SITE:
· Seniors play first championship game of the year v Ballina this Sunday at home. We are looking for a big home support, including our rockets!
More here; http://ballinrobegaaclub.com/rockets-lets-get-behind-the-seniors-sunday/
and more on the live streaming for those who might want to tune in from far afield here;
· Good attendance at injury prevention seminar. Physiotherapist Sinead Keane ran an injury prevention seminar in conjunction with Ballinrobe GAA club on Saturday last.
There was a good turnout of senior players and coaches from across all the age groups.
· Underage academy is outdoors for all teams
CONGRATS TO BALLINROBE COMMUNITY SCHOOL
· Community School First Years this week won the Connacht College C final in the Centre of Excellence, Bekan
We are very proud of our club players who featured: Jason Butler, Gary Mellott, Jack woods, Johnny Heneghan, Eoin Gilrane, Adam Flannery, Conor O Brien and Dylan Sweeney
Well done also to Coaches Andy Walsh and Martin Gavin, Andy is a coach of our U8 Rockets also
It is very heartening for our club – and other local clubs – to see the Community School capture a number of titles of late. Well done to all involved.
· Congrats to Alex Galvin – €610 winner in our 50:50 draw
This week’s winner of our 50:50 jackpot was Alex Galvin, Clonbur Road, who received €610.
The €20 winners were Shane Watson, Monica Niland and Tom Watson.
Next Monday night’s draw is in Biggins’ Corner Bar at 11o’c sharp.
Our jackpots are rising each week, so if you’re not in you can’t win, tickets available from all usual outlets and will be on sale in Flanagan Park at the Rockets academy on Saturday and Ballina game on Sunday.
GAELIC 4 GIRLS
· Gaelic4Girls Hits Ballinrobe by Storm!
Gaelic4Girls has hit Ballinrobe by storm, with 40 girls from Ballinrobe and the surrounding areas descending onto Flanagan Park, Ballinrobe to be treated to 60mins of great fun and coaching in Ladies Gaelic Football last Friday evening. This programme continues for another 7 weeks every Friday from 18:30 in Flanagan Park, Ballinrobe. It is fantastic to see so many enthusiastic girls, who have little Gaelic Football experience enjoying themselves.
It is open to girls aged 8-12yrs ( inclusive by 25th July 2016) who are not part of a Ladies Gaelic Football Club and who are interested in learning the skills of the game. All girls from Ballinrobe and the surrounding areas are encouraged to attend and learn the skills of Ladies Gaelic Football from enthusiastic coaches. You are all welcome to attend even if you missed week one. The girls will be taught the basic skills of Gaelic football on a fun basis and will get to demonstrate their new skills at a fun mini-blitz. All girls will be presented with a Gaelic4Girls t-shirt and certificate. A major bonus from the programme is that all participants will get the chance to participate in a Mini Blitz with another Gaelic4Girls site after the county blitz. The cost for the entire programme is only €8. Anybody who would like more details on this programme is asked to contact Aidrienne Gleeson on (086) 1260136.
Reminder to all girls attending, wear enough layers, under armor if you have them, it’s easy to peel of the layers, but if weather continues like last Friday would be good idea even to have a hat on your head to keep the bitter cold out. Everybody to bring a bottle of water and wear the mandatory gum shields.
Reminder to all parents and Guardians please sign in your daughters on the registration sheet each evening on arrival and girls have to be collected from the pitch and will not be allowed leave on their own not even to walk down the length of the car park, you need to come back to the registration point to collect the girls each evening for security purposes.
The most up-to-date club calendar is available at the bottom of our club website home page www.ballinrobegaaclub. You don’t need any special software to view this calendar. This is where we publicise all our games, both home and away for all ages, and for those looking into what’s going on around the club each week, just have a look in here!
RECENT ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW CLUB SPONSOR
In what is believed to be the first sponsorship of its kind in Ireland, Ballinrobe Races have recently been announced as the new sponsors of the Ballinrobe senior football team.
The announcement was made at a special function held on Thursday 31st March last to formally launch the 2016 season at our local popular track, more on this including statements on the evening and photos can be found here; http://ballinrobegaaclub.com/historic-sponsorship-deal-announced-with-ballinrobe-races/
Donal McCormack, Runai
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