November 2013

Now on Saturday, game v Castlebar Mitchels

Please note, our final Mayo SFL Division 1A clash with Castlebar Mitchels will now take place on Saturday evening, November 30th, at 7o’c. It has been changed from Sunday to Saturday as a mark of respect to the late Darragh Walsh, the Neale, whose funeral Mass takes place on Sunday. Many of our members will be attending the funeral Mass, as Darragh went to school locally and played against Ballinrobe on many occasions.

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Darragh Walsh, RIP

UPDATE, FRIDAY, NOV. 29: As a mark of respect to the Walsh family, and the Neale GAA club, our game v Castlebar Mitchels this weekend has been switched to tomorrow night, Saturday, at 7o’c, in Flanagan Park. This is to avoid a clash with the funeral on Sunday.   UPDATE, THURSDAY, NOV 28: Funeral arrangements are Saturday 1st December 4.00p.m. until 8.00p.m. in Cummins’ Funeral Home, Ballinrobe. Burial Sunday 2nd December after 2.00 pm mass. Full details HERE   UPDATE, MONDAY, NOV. 25: From Mayo GAA board Everyone in Coiste Chontae Mhaigheo would like to extend their sympathies to the family, friends, neighbours and club mates of the late Darragh Walsh from the Neale G.A.A. Club. Darragh Walsh, Creevagh, The Neale, Co. Mayo. (aged 23) died in a road traffic accident in Qatar late last week. Darragh was a member of the Neale GAA team that won the Mayo County Junior Championship in 2012. He is the son of Gerry and Miriam Walsh. Gerry is Chairman of the Neale GAA Club and Miriam was actively involved in developing the Neale Ladies. Darragh was only two weeks in Qatar and had commenced training on the Tuesday night with the local GAA team.  Funeral Arrangements to follow later. Our thoughts this evening are with the Walsh family, the Neale, and the entire Neale GAA community following the tragic death of Darragh Walsh in a traffic accident in Qatar. The Walsh name has been synonymous with Gaelic football in the Neale for a number of generations, and Darragh continued that proud tradition. News of his death has cast a pall of gloom over this region, including here in Ballinrobe where Darragh had many close friends and former school mates. Coming so soon after the untimely death of another young footballer, Alan Feeley from Claremorris, this is another crushing blow for the GAA community in this part of the world. Ballinrobe GAA club extends sympathy to Gerry and Miriam Walsh and their family. Gerry is current chairman of the Neale GAA club and, in that role, our club officers have had many numerous dealings with him, not least in the build-up to the O’Mara Cup final between our two clubs earlier this year. He played his part in ensuring that the historic final between two great rivals was hosted by the Neale club in a thoroughly impressive manner that did the occasion justice. Miriam played football for the Neale in her younger days, and also coached many young people from our club in her capacity as a full-time coach. May Darragh Walsh rest in peace.

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Own your own Mayo player for a day

From Mayo county board:On Sunday the 22nd of December 2013 MAYO GAA will hold an official fundraising event at Knockranny House Hotel with proceeds going to the MAYO Senior Team Holiday fund. The full MAYO Team will be in attendance. Slave Auction "Own your own MAYO Player for a day" Three Course Lunch Menu Children’s Room where Players and Children will have photographs, Q & A and some lunch. Special Guest. Please see the attached flyers which give detail of the event and instructions regarding booking etc. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

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Home to Mitchels

In our final Mayo SFL Division 1A game of the season, we play newly-crowned Connacht club champions Castlebar Mitchels in Flanagan Park, Ballinrobe, on Sunday next, December 1st, at 1pm. We need to win to keep alive our hopes of avoiding relegation. All support appreciated. Referee is Declan Corcoran, Islandeady.

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Congrats to Mitchels

Everyone involved in club football here in Co. Mayo can be proud of Castlebar Mitchels today. Beating Corofin and St Brigid’s on the way to winning the AIB Connacht club title is some achievement. Today’s win was not one for the faint-hearted. We wish them well in the All-Ireland campaign.

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All Ireland Medal Presentation to Football and Hurling Teams

From Mayo GAA board: a Chara Mayo Minor Panel members of the successful All Ireland Winning teams in both Football and Hurling will receive their Medals on Saturday night the 30th of November 2013 at a Function at Breaffy House Hotel. Tickets are available from the office of Mayo County Board at Elverys MacHale Park at (094) 9250487. Cost €25.00. Three course dinner and entertainment by Scale 3. Doors 8.00pm. Please pass to your club members.

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Minute’s silence

A minute’s silence was observed at tonight’s meeting of the club Executive in memory of: Mick Mulvey, a former chairman of our club, who passed away last week; Alan Feeley, Claremorris, who died suddenly last week; Conor Brady, Sligo (son of Maureen Ford, Ballinrobe), who died tragically in Las Vegas; and the McHale family Knockmore/Ballina, on the death of Noel McHale.

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