March 2013

Odd or even – oh boy!

There will be more than usual interest in this part of the world in the National Lottery tv draw this Saturday night. It all revolves around the forthcoming O’Mara Cup final between The Neale and ourselves. Both clubs have agreed to toss for home venue for the final. Which is where the tv Lotto draw comes in. If the bonus ball in the main draw comes out ODD – the match will be in Flanagan Park, Ballinrobe. If it comes out EVEN – we’ll be on the road to The Neale’s home venue in Cong. The game will take place on the weekend of April 6/7. Exact date and time to be confirmed soon. By the way, does anyone know when last The Neale and Ballinrobe clashed in the O’Mara Cup final? Methinks there will be a big crowd whether it’s played in Ballinrobe or Cong. More anon.

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Are you a sports genius?

If you think you know your stuff, check out our new All-In prediction competition – HERE And all club members are asked to promote this to all the geniuses in their circles. You can play this game online via credit card or PayPal, so we are making a big push to get Ballinrobe supporters living either elsewhere in Ireland or abroad. Below is our full press release on this interesting event.   Sports fanatics have been granted a novel opportunity to test their knowledge in Ballinrobe GAA club’s new prediction competition featuring a prize fund of €1000. All-In Ballinrobe 2013 asks entrants to predict the outcome of 20 major sporting events this year, including GAA, soccer, golf, rugby, Camogie, snooker, tennis, horse-racing and ladies football. “The events are local, national and international, and are designed to test the knowledge of the many sports fanatics out there,” explained the man who came up with this quirky fundraiser, assistant club secretary Kevin Murphy. “People can take part by buying entry forms directly from club members, or by entering online on our club website We can accept credit card and PayPal payments on our site for this competition.” The event has generated huge interest in Ballinrobe and further afield. “We’ve had club supporters and former members coming online to test their luck from all over the world,” added Kevin. All-In Ballinrobe is open to anyone, anywhere, who wants to test their sporting knowledge. Entry fee is €10, and of the €1000 prize fund, a cool €750 will go to the winner.   PLEASE NOTE: For Question 10, Ireland is taken the mean the whole of the island, north and south.

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U12s & 10s for Mayo v Donegal

Our U12 and U10 teams are having a ‘treat trip’ this Sunday when they travel to McHale Park for the crucial Mayo v Donegal NFL game. The bus will leave the CBS Parish Centre at 1.30pm, and cost is €5 per child to cover bus costs. Admission to the game is free for U16s. Mayo – V’s – Donegal Match Poster

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Club designated person

At tonight’s Executive Committee meeting, Alan Flannery was appointed as Club Designated Person, as per Croke Park guideline. This is part of child protection within our club. Our joint children’s officers are Dermot Keane and Eimear Grimes.

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Bord na nOg team managers

The following team managements have been appointed by Bord na nOg for 2013: U8 – Alan Flannery, Des May, Brian Golden, Marie O’Haire, Padraig Delaney, John Burke U10 – John Gilrane, John Sweeney, Jacko Connolly, Martin O’Connor, John Culhane U12 – Kevin Gilrane, Dermot Keane, Norman O’Brien U14 – Padraig Horan, Fergal O’Malley U16 – Declan Corcoran, Pat Kennedy, James Butler Minor – Tom Carney, David Walsh, Colin Hughes.

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