October 2021

County final win bridges 15-year gap

  Ballinrobe’s recent victory in the Mayo U12C Football Championship marked the club’s first ladies football county title since 2006. The team defeated MacHale Rovers from the Lahardane/Crossmolina area in a thrilling encounter at Ballyheane. Team captain Lola Tiernan was also named as player of the match. The ladies club has gone from strength to strength since being reformed in the past decade. The match was broadcast on the club’s radio service and family members and supporters from all over the world tuned in to follow the action. Upon returning to Ballinrobe, the players were accorded a reception at the racecourse. Club chairperson John Flannelly complimented the squad on their achievement and expressed the view that this was just the first of many ladies football triumphs that will come the club’s way in the years ahead. Ballinrobe squad: Katrina Jemeljanova; Roisin Yates; Sophie Delaney; Candice Colfer; Emily Grimes; Rachel Gallagher; Lola Tiernan; Hannah Pecak; Emily O’Connor; Ry-lee Burke; Isabel Tierney; Laoise May; Hannah O’Connor; Sienna O Brien; Bláthnaid Feerick; Réaltìn Burke; Julia Szura; Trudi Donnelly; Chloe Denning; Eabha-May Murphy; Niamh Lydon; Mia Shaughnessy; Blanka Webber; Taylor Wilson; Lily Bolger. Management: Elaine Treacy, Padraig Delaney, David Grimes, Declan O’Loughlin and Declan Corcoran. The management and players are also grateful to Sinead O’Sullivan who also assisted with team preparation.  

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The late Martina (Tina) Conway, RIP

  Ballinrobe GAA Club extends sympathy to the family of Mrs Martina (Tina) Conway (nee Coleman), Convent Road, Ballinrobe, who has passed away. She was an intensely popular woman in the locality and her death has occasioned much sadness.   The Conway family have long been synonymous with Ballinrobe GAA Club. Martina’s husband Mick – universally known as ‘Pop’ – is a faithful supporter of the club’s teams and a regular attendee at games at all levels.   Members of the family represented the club with distinction in Scór competitions, and daughter Dympna is a former Scór officer of the club. In her capacity as Principal of St Joseph’s Primary School, Ballinrobe, Dymphna is a strong supporter of Gaelic games. The club enjoys an excellent relationship with the school where many of our young players receive their education.   Dymphna’s husband John Culhane is a former treasurer of the club who continues to maintain an active involvement in a variety of roles. Predeceased by her sisters Bridget, Mary, brother Frank.   Deeply regretted by her loving family, husband Mick, son Enda, daughters Tricia, Sheelagh, Dymphna, Fiona, Aoife, Ciara. Sons in law Alfred, John, Paolo, Tom, partners Rita, Gerry, Grandchildren Caoimhe, Aoife, Sadhbh, Christopher, Jonathon, Darragh, Garreth, Stephen, Michael, Rachael, Ernie, Cormac and Sofia, great-grandson Tyler, sister Patsy, brothers in law sisters in law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.   Details of the funeral ceremonies are available here: https://rip.ie/…/martina-tina-conway-ballinrobe…/472886   May her gentle soul rest in peace.

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