May 2016

It’s summer – so it’s Cul Camp time

Summer can only mean one thing…. it’s time for the Ballinrobe GAA Club Cul Camp which takes place from July 18th-22nd from10am-2.30pm daily. COST Child 1 €55 – Child 2 €45 – Child 3/4/5 €40 Always a fun week where children learn skills and play Gaelic games under the supervision of qualified coaches. This year’s Cul Camp ambassador Mayo Senior Footballer Diarmuid O Connor will attend our camp on one of the days and will have the U-21 All-Ireland Cup with him. Each Child will receive free GAA gear and Backpack. BOOK ONLINE: For enquires contact Martin O Connor on 087-9221412

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Many thanks to Declan Burke, Ryder’s Chemist

By Annette Conway, PRO Robe Rockets A big thank you to Declan Burke, Ryder’s Chemist, Main St, Ballinrobe who generously sponsored First Aid kits for our U6, U8 and U10 Robe Rocket teams. It is greatly appreciated. Pictured above is Declan Burke, Ryder’s Chemist presenting the First Aid kits to Robe Rocket Committee Members David Conway, Secretary, Declan O’Loughlin, Chairperson, Des May and some of our U6, U8 and U10 Robe Rockets. Our Newsletter has now been circulated via email to all Parents/Guardians and contains information on the Clubs training tops which will be available to order in the coming weeks.

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Ballinrobe Ladies Football, future looking bright.

  By Ann Cannon, PRO, Ladies Football   On Friday 13th May our U12s played on a beautiful summer’s evening against McHale Rovers (we discovered they are made up of ladies from Crossmolina, Lahardane and Ardagh). We had 23 players line out and as always with this group of young ladies they did the club proud with their skill, determination and great sportsmanship. This game was played at the Community School pitch and a special thanks to Andy Walsh for ensuring the pitch was in perfect condition and also to Terry Duddy and Mary Langan for getting the portable goals moved from Flanagan Park and back again. At the same time on Friday in Flanagan Park our U10’s were training with the young ladies playing football in the Gaelic4Girls Programme.  There were over 40 young ladies in total. Gaelic4Girls is an 8 week programme aimed at increasing participation in Ladies Gaelic Football. Well done to everyone involved, it is great to be in a position to allow these girls the opportunity to try out Gaelic football in a fun and safe environment. On the following Saturday morning we had a great turnout – 16 under 6 girls and 12 under 8 girls. These young ladies train and play matches with the boys and will be playing in go-game leagues shortly. The grounding in the skills of Gaelic football these young girls are getting will ensure their future enjoyment playing the game. Some of our young ladies having a water break during training on Saturday morning May 14th. A big thank you to Declan Burke, Ryders Chemist, Main St ,Ballinrobe who donated First Aid kits for the Ladies U10 team and all other underage teams in the club. As can be seen from the above, the future of ladies football in Ballinrobe is bright and this is due to the hard work of our players, their parents, coaches and ladies committee members. Well done to all. The next U12’s Ladies game is tomorrow evening Tuesday 24th at 7pm in Westport at the Sacred Heart School, Castlebar Road (just up from the Castlecourt hotel). Meet in Ballinrobe at the pitch at 5:50, to be at the pitch in Westport for 6:45pm. As always, gumshields are mandatory.  Also, players cannot wear jewellery or hair slides.

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Archive here of live commentary of @mayogaa SFC clash with @NaStiofanaigh

Mayo SFC, Group 3: Sun, 15 May, Venue: Ballinrobe, (Round 1), Ballinrobe V Ballina Stephenites 14:00, Ref: John Glavey   Access a full audio commentary of the game live HERE – we will go live about 15 minutes beforehand. The commentary will be archived there in full afterwards too. Tweet @ballinrobegaa or pop a message here with details of where you plan to listen to the game. Commentary team: Liam Horan + Tom Carney + some other strays he will pick up along the way. We will add someone from the opposing side of the house too, hopefully. Anyone keen to bust out some commentary moves down there by the banks of the Moy. Previous audio reports and commentaries available HERE

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Ballinrobe GAA club update

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; 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. 50/50 !! · 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. CALENDAR 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; Donal McCormack, Runai

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