April 2017

Underage games for the next five days

By Declan O’Loughlin We are heading into a very busy period for all our underage teams. The next five days gives a great selection of boys and girls underage matches. Thursdays 27th April  6:30pm Venue – Community School Pitch U10 Girls Vs The Neale 6:30pm Venue – Flanagan Park Boys U14 Vs Ballaghaderreen (League) Monday 7:00pm Venue – Flanagan Park Minors Vs Ballintubber (League) Best of luck to all these teams, please come along and support our players. Please note that games can be subject to change (weather or fixture clash for example) and this is very often outside of our control. This page will be updated in the event of a change to this schedule.

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Training Gear for Bord na nOg Teams

By Declan O’Loughlin Ballinrobe GAA club are extending the offer of affordable club gear to players in Bord na nOg. There are two options available training t-shirt, togs and shorts or just togs and shorts.   Cost is €36 for T-shirt, Shorts and Socks Cost is €22 for Shorts and Socks only T-shirt Ages 10/11 & 12/13, XS to XXL Shorts 20”, 22”, 24”, 26”, 28”, 30”, 32”, 34”, 36”, 38”, 40” Socks (Shoe Sizes) 10-2 ( youth), 3-5 (adult), 6-8 (adult) and 9-12 (adult)   Please return completed order form with full payment no later than Friday 28th April 2017. No orders will be taken after these dates

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LIVE: Full commentary on our Club Radio on @mayogaa SFL 1B game v @mayogaelsgaa with @tomcarney2670

  We’re on the road today – but not too far. We’re away to Mayo Gaels in Division 1B of the Mayo SFL at Mayo Abbey, at 2pm. Hopefully you can get there – but if you’re painting the house, doing Sunday dinner or getting out of bed on MacLean Avenue in Yonkers around that time, you can listen to all the action here on Club Radio. Tom Carney is the man in the hot seat and hopefully he will have P Costello Snr on one side of him.   The game will be live on this link HERE – and will be archived there afterwards too. Please RT, share, email, SMS etc this page.

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Live commentary on Club Radio, @mayogaa SFL v @kilmainegaa this evening, 6.30 throw-in @tomcarney2670

  We play Kilmaine in Division 1B of the Mayo SFL this evening (Saturday) at 6.30. If you can, be there to support the lads; failing that, you can listen to the full commentary here. Commentator Tom Carney – and we are hoping to line up P Cos too. They’ll get underway circa 6.20pm. The game will be live on this link HERE – and will be archived there afterwards too. Please RT, share, email, SMS etc this page – lots of people who will want to follow the game but won’t be able to get there.

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Practical coaching workshop

    Ballinrobe GAA Club will hold a practical workshop for all our coaches next Thursday evening April 13th on the Astro Pitch in The Green from 7-9pm. The workshop will be run by GPO Kieran Kilkenny who was part of the Ballinrobe Community School management team who recently won the All-Ireland Schools title. It’s only for our own coaches so would appreciate a full attendance.

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Oran O’Malley visits Robe Rockets training

By Annette Conway, PRO Robe Rockets We were delighted to welcome our own Oran O’Malley to our U6’s and U8’s Rockets training this morning along with the Paddy Drummond Cup, Connaught Senior League and Championship cups. Oran took time to answer lots and lots of questions from our Rockets and he advised them to practice lots and listen to their Coaches!!! Sean Grimes our U6 coach was brought back to 1999 as Sean was Captain of the last Ballinrobe Community School to win the All Ireland College final. A massive “Thank you” to Oran and once again congratulations to all involved in Ballinrobe Community School. We wish you all the very best with exams, Clubs and County involvement in 2017. For more photos check out https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1365677286808507.1073741832.237032396339674&type=3     U8 Robe Rockets with Oran O’Malley

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Spread the word – juvenile final now switched to Tuam Stadium

UPDATE, Friday morning: Game switched to Tuam Stadium.      Hot on the heels of last weekend’s Croke Park heroics, the Community School’s juvenile team are chasing their third major title of the year tomorrow (Friday). They play St Joseph’s, Galway, in the Connacht B final at Shrule. Throw-in 12.30pm. The juveniles have already won the Mayo A championship and the Connacht B league and are now looking to complete the collection.

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Our boys will be introduced at MacHale Park today + tour of all clubs this evening

  By Liam Horan, Webmaster In the spirit of striking while the iron is hot, it will be a busy day for Ballinrobe Community School. After their thrilling win over St Ciaran’s, Ballygawley, Co. Tyrone, in yesterday’s All-Ireland Senior B football final at Croke Park, they will take to the field once again today. This time, they won’t have to break a sweat though – they will be introduced to the crowd at half-time in the crucial Allianz NFL Division 1A clash between Mayo and Donegal at Elverys MacHale Park. If you’re there, do show your appreciation. Afterwards, it’s back on the bus again as they go on tour. Eight clubs are represented on the squad. The homecoming last night was centred on Ballinrobe, where a huge crowd turned out, and today the team and management will bring the Paddy Drummond Cup to the other seven clubs – Hollymount-Carramore (home of captain Nathan Moran), Mayo Gaels, Garrymore, Kilmaine, The Neale, Ballintubber and over the border and into Clonbur. Michael King, from the South Mayo GAA board, has had the route planner out all morning. Paris-Dakkar has nothing on this manouevre. Here’s what he has come up with – in all cases, the team will visit the local GAA grounds, back to where it all began: 4.30pm, Ballintubber; 5pm, Mayo Abbey (Mayo Gaels); 5.30pm, Hollymount (Hollymount-Carramore); 6pm, Garrymore; 6.30pm, Kilmaine; 7pm, Cong (The Neale);  7.30pm, Clonbur. …and they will then make their way back to Ballinrobe.  The players are genuinely appreciative of all the support they have received on this march to glory, most notably yesterday in Croke Park and last night in a thronged Ballinrobe. A few other pointers if you want to relive the day and night: Ballinrobe club man Martin O’Connor, the DJ and Head of Sound for last night’s homecoming, also managed to capture it on Facebook Live on the Vaughan Shoes channel (multi-tasker Martin is a staff member there). Almost 5,000 people have already watched it, and you can do HERE now. Vaughan Shoes are the team sponsors. They are generous sponsors of local undertakings, including being main sponsors of our club for seven consecutive years. Tom Carney caught the homecoming on the Ballinrobe GAA Radio Channel. That – along with coverage throughout yesterday – is now archived HERE. That includes some interviews from Jury’s Croke Park hotel, full match coverage, interviews and speeches after the game right up to and beyond the dressing room door, and, of course, the aforementioned homecoming coverage. Padraic Costello Snr, Tom and I were at the controls throughout the day, with a wide variety of cameo appearances along the way. Watch the game back – it’s on TG4’s YouTube channel HERE The Lorcan McMonagle who played at corner-back for the victorious St Brendan’s College, Killarney, side in yesterday’s Senior A final is a son of Ian and Bernice McMonagle – Ian from Ballinrobe, Bernice (formerly McNevin) from Carnacon. Ian and Bernice run a B&B business in Killarney – Ian played for Ballinrobe as did his brother David.  Good work was done by the South Mayo GAA board of late: in particular, the staging of a fund-raising table quiz for Ballinrobe Community School and St Colman’s College, Claremorris (Connacht Senior A champions) before their respective All-Ireland semi-finals was an excellent piece of work. In my view, it raised more than money: it raised morale, local pride, and a sense of unity that was clearly evident yesterday and last night. Plus the appointment of Kieran Kilkenny as South Mayo GAA Coaching Officer is already paying dividends, as alluded to by Damien Egan, team manager, at last night’s homecoming.

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