Big inter-county games

Good luck to Kevin Quinn and Mayo minors

  Our attacker Kevin Quinn has been named as a substitute on the Mayo minor team for today’s Connacht minor football championship clash with Galway in McHale Park, Castlebar, at 6.30pm. We wish Kevin all the best, and hopefully he will make an appearance at some stage during the encounter. He follows in the footsteps of his brother James, who played for Mayo minors in Croke Park a few years ago, including the day Mayo defeated the then All-Ireland champions Tipperary. Kevin is a nephew of current Mayo joint manager Noel Connelly, who captained Mayo in the 1996 and 1997 All-Ireland football finals. He also captained Mayo to win the 2001 National League title, just reward for a man who was one of the leaders of a fine Mayo team for the preceding five years.

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News updates from Ballinrobe GAA club

Just a quick update on recent developments within the Club. 1. Boys & Girls under-age Academies – summer break details 2. U-10s win Mulroe Cup for third time 3. Were you a Lotto winner recently? 4. Good luck to Mayo minors and seniors this Sunday

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Resolved: mystery of the Tony award on #upforthematch

So there we all were, the whole town, the whole county, watching Up for the Match, spotting P Cos in the audience… …and it came to the super-duper prize at the end. The phone-in prize. Des Cahill was a bit pressed for time and it flashed through fairly quickly. Tony from Ballinrobe. That’s Tony Walkin, says I, our Club President, see his recent President’s Project video HERE. I’d recognise his dulcet tones anywhere. So we tweeted out the great news. Even gave a passing mention to Tony Jnr, who played for Mayo v Cork in 1991 All-Ireland minor final. Said it’d be only proper to ring Tony to congratulate him. As we dialled, we spotted the texts coming through to say the winner was Tony ‘Flat Out’ Finnerty. Tony Walkin said it wasn’t him, though he had entered the competition alright. Got young Mark Finnerty on the phone. Winner alright, it’s his uncle Tony. Top prize. It’s on already apparently. No better man, Tony Finnerty: great supporter of club and county. A few years ago, he took ill and we almost lost him during a Mayo v Derry NFL game that Mike was commentating on – Mike had to leave the commentary box just before half-time as the drama unfolded. Read about that HERE. His son Mike is known nationally as broadcaster and journalist – Mayo News, TV3, Mid West Radio, and a former distinguished secretary of this club. Tony’s other son Paul was a member of the Mayo panel for the 2001 All-Ireland U21 final. Paul was a Mayo intermediate championship winner with Ballinrobe. Daughter Michelle will be delighted too: she had a close one last night when she nearly won an All-Ireland ticket in our club raffle. Instead she a got a beanie hat. Them’s the breaks. Safe travelling, one and all, or if you’re already up there, enjoy the rest of your night. Best of luck to our seniors Donal Vaughan and Kenneth O’Malley. Unfortunately our minor Stephen Burke didn’t make the final minor panel. He played in the Connacht final, and played well, but got injured at the wrong time and time has beaten him in his efforts to regain his place. Maigh Eo abu.

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All Ireland ticket winners

Tonight’s winners from our raffle in Inch’s Bar: Terrace: Conor Delaney, The Neale; Stand: Johnny Feerick, Cloverhill, Ballinrobe; Ballinrobe tops: John Jennings, Roxboro; Tom O’Boyle, Sligo; Beanie hats: Michelle Finnerty, Creagh; Shaunagh McDermott, Ballinrobe; Ellen Finnerty, Kilkeeran, Ballinrobe; Sadhbh Culhane, Rahard, Ballinrobe. Maurice Horan won the terrace ticket first and threw it back in the pot. Fair play. Thanks to all who supported the draw. Safe travelling. Here’s hoping we can do the double Sunday.

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