April 2015

Cash for Clubs – last push on to get us over the line – can you help?

Cash for Clubs (more HERE)is an initiative that does exactly what it says on the tin: it gives cash to clubs like ours. We need 300 cards to be guaranteed €250 – and that will also get us entered into the big draw where there is €10,000 worth of prizes. We currently have about 210 cards. The closing date is May 10th. One last push gets us over the line so all support would be welcome. Cards can be given to John Culhane or Kevin Gilrane. If you have a card on the dashboard of the car, or in your wallet, please get it to John or Kevin asap. Or if you can get registered in the next few days, please do. All the details you need are HERE (same link as above).

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New business innovation from our sponsors Vaughan Shoes

From our club sponsors, Vaughan Shoes: Dear Members, Vaughan Shoes are proud to announce the launch of our new online store www.vaughanshoes.ie where you can now shop anytime, anywhere. We are one of the leading shoe retailers in the west of Ireland with three stores in Mayo Our experienced buyers travel throughout Europe to bring you the very best and most on-trend products. With one of the largest selections of premium branded footwear in the west of Ireland, we continually strive to be the best, adding exciting new brands each season. We make it easy for our customers to buy shoes. We want them to enjoy the experience, ‘Choose Wear Enjoy’. We want our customers to look and feel better after leaving our stores and now we want to create that experience online. · We Offer Free delivery on all Purchases over €49 · Easy returns service

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Full-time audio report now available here: Ballinrobe 1-14, @ArdnareeSarsGAA 1-5 @radiomidwest

Final score: Ballinrobe 1-14,  Ardnaree Sarsfields 1-5 Full time audio report here: [audio:http://ballinrobegaaclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/full-time-ardnaree.mp3] 3.26pm: David Killeen brings matters to a close with an outside-of-the-boot job. Don’t tell Second Captains or we won’t see Davy for weeks. Final score Ballinrobe 1-14, Ardnaree Sarsfields 1-5. 3.25pm: Eoin McCormack free. Ballinrobe 1-13, Ardnaree 1-5 3.20pm: Random thoughts as this game rambles to a close – Johnny O’Malley very happy here with how Everton are handling United today. Is it still 3-0? Everton are Mike Finno’s club too, aren’t they? He had his bedroom plastered with Amokachi pictures until he was nearly 30. Are Ros still beating Down? Micheal Keane, wherever you are on honeymoon, are you tuned? You can hear all about the great MK HERE 3.19pm: Stephen Burke gone of injured. James O’Malley, another man who has suffered a lot of injuries, comes on. Hopefully Stephen is not too bad. 3.12pm: Penalty for Ardnaree. Eoin McCormack takes it, Kenny saves – retake ordered, McCormack put its low to Kenny’s right for a goal. Ballinrobe 1-13, Ardnaree 1-4. 3.10pm: Donal Vaughan point, 1-3 to 0-4. Ballinrobe 1-13, 0-4. 3.08pm: Peter Walsh comes on for Felim Reilly. 3.06pm: Sean Burke powers through the middle for a point. Ballinrobe 1-12, Ardnaree 0-4. 3.07pm: UFO (i.e. sub whose name I haven’t got) point for Ardnaree. Ballinrobe 1-11, Ardnaree 0-4. 3.05pm: Cillian Walsh comes on for Walter Loftus. Ballinrobe 1-11, Ardnaree 0-3. 3.03pm: Sean Burke fisted point, pass from Felim Reilly, Ballinrobe 1-11, Ardnaree 0-3. 2.56pm: Darren McDonnell point. Ballinrobe 1-10, Ardnaree 0-3. 2.54pm: Second-half underway. Almost straightaway, Donal Vaughan point. Ballinrobe 1-9, Ardnaree 0-3. Half-time audio report: [audio:http://ballinrobegaaclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Half-time-v-Ardnaree.mp3][/audio] 2.37pm: Half-time. We’ve changed url for this page too – the other one was a bit War & Peace. Ballinrobe 1-8, Ardnaree 0-3. 2.37: Black card for Chris Walshe, Ardnaree. Replaced by Cathal Noone. Ballinrobe 1-8, Ardnaree 0-3. 2.35pm: Donal Vaughan point. He’s having a huge impact on this game. Ballinrobe 1-8, Ardnaree 0-3. 2.23pm: It’s a goal for us. Bizarre in the end, but they all count. Stephen Burke popped a nice ball into Donal Vaughan, one-one-one with their full-back. Donal turned him and bore down on goal. Goalie comes out to meet Donal, he pops it right to one of our lads (Sean Burke, I think) to finish it to the net. However, a vigilant Ardnaree defender, sprinting back to mind the house, intervened but only to put the ball into his own net. Frustration for the defender after his hard work. A goal we probably deserved though. Donal will get the goal bonus in the pay packet this week. Ballinrobe 1-7, Ardnaree 0-3. 2.28pm: Kenny remains unerring. Another point from a free. Ballinrobe 0-7, Ardnaree 0-3. 2.25pm: Darren McDonnell tears up the field again to get on the end of a good movement, booms it over the bar. Reminiscent of the few ‘nice ones’ he got against Garrymore in the championship last year. Ballinrobe 0-6, Ardnaree 0-3. 2.22pm: Excellent Darren McDonnell point puts us two ahead again, good work by Donal Vaughan in the build-up. Ballinrobe 0-5, Ardnaree 0-3. 2.20pm: Ronan Doherty points from play, Ballinrobe 0-4, Ardnaree 0-3. 2.19pm: Eoin McCormack points free, Ballinrobe 0-4, Ardnaree 0-2. 2.16pm: Donal Vaughan gets our first point from play. Donal is wearing No. 14 but rotating between full-forward and midfield to telling effect. Ballinrobe 0-4, Ardnaree 0-1. 2.15pm: Chris Walshe judges the breeze beautifully to open Ardnaree’s account. Ballinrobe 0-3, Ardnaree 0-1. 2.14pm: Donal Vaughan fouled. Kenny O’Malley steps up to the free – 54 yards out and into the breeze. Another beautiful connection, hops on the crossbar and over. Ballinrobe 0-3, Ardnaree 0-0. 2.10pm: Donal Vaughan fouled, points the free himself. Ballinrobe 0-2, Ardnaree 0-2. 2.06pm: Kenneth O’Malley, free, almost on the 45 yard line. Excellent point against the breeze. Ballinrobe 0-1, Ardnaree 0-0. 2.03pm: Game on. There’s a breeze rising from the town end. We will be playing against it in the first half. We attack from the throw-in, wide from Joseph Burke. BALLINROBE: Kenneth O’Malley; David Murphy, Eugene O’Malley (captain), David O’Connor; Shane Biggins, David Killeen, Darren McDonnell; Walter Loftus, Joseph Burke; James Murphy, Sean Burke, Felim Reilly; Conor Keane, Donal Vaughan, Stephen Burke. ARDNAREE: Darren Cawley; Brendan Reilly, Pat Glacken, Conor Cawley; Michael Tighe, Brian Fitzpatrick, Martin Forbes; Rory Clarke, Ronan O’Malley; Noelie Beattie, Chris Walshe, Martin Rafter; Jamie Ford, Eoin McCormack, Ronan Doherty. Ref: Peter Geraghty, Swinford. 1.20pm: Throw-in today is 2pm – Mayo SFL Division 1B v Ardnaree Sarsfields, at Flanagan Park, Ballinrobe. So if you’re knocking around town, perhaps just getting up from a late breakfast or even the banners themselves, you might consider rambling up to see the game. We lost our first league game away to Ballaghaderreen. We will have live updates here during the afternoon. Liam Horan here at the wheel.    

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The late Peter Cosgrove, The Neale

  Ballinrobe GAA Club would like to join with Mayo GAA Board, who have issued a tribute to the late Peter Cosgrove (see below). We knew Peter very well in Ballinrobe – he was friendly with many of our players and he lined out against us on countless occasions. Indeed, he was a real thorn in our side in the O’Mara Cup final that we won narrowly against The Neale on a beautiful evening before a huge crowd in Cong, April 2013. His surging runs from defence were a feature of his play, and he played on The Neale team that won the club’s first-ever adult title – the Mayo junior championship – in 2012. His untimely passing has rocked this part of the world. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family and his colleagues in The Neale GAA. As a club, The Neale have experienced the full range of emotions in recent years – historic successes, tragic deaths – and this week it is a club and community in deep mourning. Peter’s brother Sean is a star player with The Neale too, and another man who counts a number of our club players among his best friends. We remember, too, Peter’s colleagues in Ballinrobe RFC, a club with whom we have forged a close bond in recent years. Peter starred in the black and white of Ballinrobe RFC, and apart from being club captain, he took an active role in under-age coaching. He was a sportsman and a gentleman. May he rest in peace. From Mayo GAA: Coiste Chontae Mhaigheo would like to extend their deepest sympathies, deep shock & sadness to learn of the sudden passing of Peter Cosgrove (The Neale G.A.A. Club) . Peter was a talented sportsman both on the GA.A. field & rugby field. Our thoughts & prayers are with the Cosgrove family – his parents Michael & Teresa , brother Séan sisters Sara & Michelle. Also to his extended family & wide circle of friends and club members.

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The late Mary Walsh, Shrule

Ballinrobe GAA Club would like to extend their sympathies to the family of the late Mary Walsh, Shrule (Mother of South Mayo Board Secretary Peter Walsh) who died earlier this morning. Funeral Details as follows: Reposing at Craddock’s Funeral Home, Shrule on Tuesday evening 21st April from 6.00p.m. with removal at 8.00p.m. to St. Joseph’s Church, Shrule. Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 12.00p.m. with burial afterwards in Shrule Cemetery. May she rest in Peace. Donal McCormack, Runai

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Bord na nÓg Fixture Changes

  As a result of a meeting on 15.4.15 of the Bord na nÓg Executive, a number of changes were made to the fixture schedule. Please see the fixtures below which highlight the next two games for U-18`s, U-16`s and U-14`s. Minor Round 7 – 24/04/2015 Ballinrobe V The Neale Time: 7 00 PM , Venue: Ballinrobe Referee: Kevin Connelly Round 8 – 01/05/15 Knockmore V Ballinrobe Time: 7 00 PM , Venue: St. Joseph’s Park Referee: Vincent Neary Under 16 Round 5 – 21/04/2015 Carras V Ballinrobe Time: 7 00 PM , Venue: Garrymore Referee: Mark Tuffy Round 6 – 28/04/2015 Ballinrobe V Bohola Moy Davitts Time: 7 00 PM , Venue: Ballinrobe Referee: Martin Kennedy Under 14 Round 5 – 23/04/2015 Ballinrobe V Kiltimagh Time: 7 00 PM , Venue: Ballinrobe Referee: John E Burke Round 7 – 14/05/2015 Charlestown Sarsfields V Ballinrobe Time: 7 00 PM , Venue: Fr. O’Hara Park Referee: TBC                  

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