Ladies football

Last Man Standing – rules and how to enter

  Can you pick the winner of the next Premier league games and can you get further than most? Win €500!! €10 to enter. Starting this Saturday 13th August. Enter by Thursday night, 11th August. Contact Paul on 086 224 8078 WhatsApp to enter. Scroll down to see the rules of the competition. Last Man Standing Rules A team can only be selected once.   Should your selected team win, you will progress to the next round. However, if your team loses or draws you will be eliminated from the competition.   Should you forget to make your selection in any matchday, you will be automatically assigned the first team you have not previously selected according to alphabetical order.   If your selected team’s game is postponed you will automatically go through to the next round and you cannot select that team again. The deadline for matchday picks will be one hour before the first game of each matchday.   All competition correspondence will be done via the Last Man Standing WhatsApp group.   The winner will be the last remaining person in the competition.  

Last Man Standing – rules and how to enter Read More »

Ladies team back in action

Ballinrobe LGFA is now fielding an adult ladies’ football team for the first time in many years and the side made a winning start on Sunday when beating Claremorris in the first round of Division Five of the Memorial League, at Flanagan Park, Ballinrobe. The final score was 0-11 to 1-6. Ballinrobe: D Horan; T McCormack, C O’Connor, B Varley; S Gibbons, C Evans, C O’Toole; E Feerick, C Flannelly; B Walsh, E Maloney (captain), S O’Sullivan; S Walsh, A Burke, A Jennings. Subs: R Mellett-Connolly, D Walsh, J Boland, L Boland, S Coyne, A Gilrane, M Walsh, J Tierney, S O’Brien, L Biggins, G Bradley, A Murphy, A O’Loughlin, F Concannon, S McGreal. Manager: Tom Carney.

Ladies team back in action Read More »

Ballinrobe GAA Club Launches its Strategic Development Plan 2021 – 2022

  ‘New goals and aspirations’ as Ballinrobe GAA Clublaunches its five-year plan Past glories, current hopes, and future aspirations all blended together on Saturday night last (January 29th), as Ballinrobe GAA Club celebrated the launch of its Strategic Development Plan 2021-2025. You can view the plan HERE Delayed in its finalisation due to COVID-19, the plan was finally unveiled at the first formal indoor gathering of club members in almost two years, at Ballinrobe Racecourse. The chairperson of the Steering Committee that oversaw the development of the plan, Denise Horan, remarked that the lifting of COVID restrictions provided the ideal backdrop to the launch of the plan. “Its a time of joy and hope – a perfect time to start a new chapter in our club, to set out new goals and aspirations,” she said. Developed over an 18-month period by five sub-committees led by chairpersons Colm Jennings, Declan O’Loughlin, Donal McCormack, Paul McElarney, Mike Finnerty and Elaine O’Donnell, the plan sets out ambitions across all areas of the club, from coaching and games development, to finance and fundraising, and facilities development. Though the ‘thinking, research and consideration of ideas was broad and deep’, Denise Horan noted, a deliberate decision was made to condense the initial long list of recommendations to a set that was ‘small, but meaningful; aspirational, but clear and simple’. The 24 final recommendations that made the plan reflect this considered approach. The event, hosted by Liam Horan and broadcast live to over 400 followers on the club’s Facebook page, traced the proud history of the club from its early days (recalled memorably byclub historian Mike Coyne), through to its successes of last year, in boys’ and ladies’ underage competitions. Newly-appointed intermediate team manager – and former Mayo full-back – Peter Ford, a native of Ballinrobe, also spoke, recalling his playing days with the club, the highs of his previous stint as manager over 20 years ago and his excitement about the season ahead. “I wasn’t involved with any team last year and I wasn’t sure if I wanted to be again. But when I was approached about the Ballinrobe job and when I started having conversations with some of the guys involved, it was like a drug that took hold again,” he said.   The long and loyal service of club stalwart Billy Horan – who recently marked 70 years covering Gaelic games for the local papers – was also recognised on the night, with club chairman John Flannelly making a special presentation to a man who ‘has been a leader within the club since the 1950s – as player, coach, chairman, PRO, President and South and County Board delegate’. Encouraging everyone to get behind the new club plan, John highlighted that there is ‘a role for everyone in Ballinrobe GAA Club’. “Sometimes people think they have nothing to contribute, but there is something everyone can do. No matter how small it seems, it all matters because it takes the whole community to keep the club going,” he said. Entertainment was provided in the form of traditional music and sean-nós dancing, ably performed by underage club members Rachel Gallagher, Ethan Tierney, Roisin and Katie Yates, Jamie and Billy Donnellan and Aoibhinn and Caitlin Cummins, under the tutelage of Chloe Feeney of the Chloe Feeney School of Music

Ballinrobe GAA Club Launches its Strategic Development Plan 2021 – 2022 Read More »

Launch of Ballinrobe GAA Club Strategic Development Plan 2021 – 2025

  UPDATE, Saturday 29, January: The plan goes live HERE at 6.25pm Club members, supporters and Ballinrobe natives near and far are invited to join Ballinrobe GAA Club next weekend for the launch of its five-year strategic plan in Ballinrobe Racecourse this Saturday evening (29th January) at 6.30.  The recent easing of many of the COVID-19 restrictions means this is now an opportunity for club members to come together. Setting the club’s direction until the middle of the decade, Ballinrobe GAA Club’s Strategic Development Plan 2021-2025 is the culmination of a process which began over two years ago, drawing on ideas and inputs from across the community and further afield.  The group determined the Mission, Vision and Values of the Club which then fed into the objectives of the sub-committees looking at the 5 pillars of the plan.  Those pillars are: Coaching and Games Development Facilities and Development Finance and Fundraising Club Structures and Administration PR, Communications and Community The launch will also be streamed live on the club’s Facebook page. In addition to launching the plan, the event will showcase the club’s recent achievements and link to its proud history that stretches back 135 years. “This plan sets out how we will build on the strong foundations that have served Ballinrobe GAA Club so well for decades and chart the course for the next part of our journey. It’s simple, but ambitious, and we’re looking forward to getting started on its implementation in the months and years ahead,” said Club Chairperson, John Flannelly. Catch the live stream on Ballinrobe GAA Club Facebook page, Liam Horan will be Master of Ceremonies.    

Launch of Ballinrobe GAA Club Strategic Development Plan 2021 – 2025 Read More »

County title for minor ladies team

Congratulations to our minor ladies football team who captured the Mayo C Shield title in almost unbearable excitement at the Centre of Excellence, Bekan, this morning. The final score was Ballinrobe 2-6, Castlebar Mitchels 0-10. It took a huge effort by Ballinrobe to win it and the two second-half goals from Abby Jennings, who batted home a Grace Bradley free, and Grace herself were the crucial scores. Considering that this is our first year fielding a minor team in this current incarnation of the club, this is an incredibly important result for the club. Special word of congratulations to the coaching team of Tom Carney and Denise Horan, who have done huge work with this team this year, and Evan O’Brien, who came on board in recent times. Team captain Sinead O’Sullivan accepted the trophy on behalf of the team, and goalkeeper, Rebecca Mellott-Connolly, received the player of the match award.  The homecoming will be at 3pm today in Abbey Street, Ballinrobe – come out to acknowledge the achievement if you’re about town today. Our U12 girls won a county title earlier this season too – onwards and upwards for ladies football in our club. Today also marked an historic moment for the club as we had our first all-female commentary team on Club Radio – Aoife Donnelly (left) and Elaine O’Donnell. They are pictured below with captain Sinead. A big crowd tuned in to follow the  game every step of the way.You can listen to the full commentary HERE            

County title for minor ladies team Read More »

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.  

County final win bridges 15-year gap Read More »

Ballinrobe GAA Club Gear

Ballinrobe GAA Club Shop is now open.  This year we are procuring our gear from a number of sources, to avail of best price for our members, provide a greater choice of gear and support a local business. The providers of gear this year are our usual suppliers O’Neills, for adult and underage gear and we have also agreed a club shop with Adidas for adult and underage gear.  We have entered into an agreement with Hughsey Sports based in the Neale for Robe Rockets gear (Nursery to U 11 boys). The links to the 3 club shops are below  O’Neills Club Shop:  The O’Neills club shop is open on an ongoing basis and gear can be ordered from it at any time and will be delivered directly to an address specified by the purchaser. Adidas Club Shop:  The Adidas Club shop will be open until the 11th May only and items purchased will be delivered directly to an address specified by the purchaser.  Delivery will take approximately 7 weeks from the closing date.   Hughsey Sports:  The Hughsey Sports Club Shop will be open until 17th May only.  Items purchased will be delivered in bulk directly to the Club and will handed out at a fixed date and time upon receipt. Ballinrobe Football Socks can be ordered from Team coaches. Depending on demand, the club shops will be open again later in the year. Don’t miss the closing dates for placing an order, as the gear from Adidas and Hughsey Sports will not be available again until later in the year. We look forward to seeing all our players and supporters in the new Ballinrobe GAA Club Merchandise.      

Ballinrobe GAA Club Gear Read More »

Ballinrobe GAA Club “Movember Challenge”

  You Too Could Have the Padraic Cos Look.  Ballinrobe GAA Club is using the month of November and the remaining Covid19 Level 5 lockdown period to raise funds for worthy charities by organising a “Movember Challenge“. Support our players, coaches and members as they take on the ‘Movember Challenge”. ”Movember” is a time to inspire men (and women) to look after their physical and mental health and wellbeing.  Men are challenged to grow a moustache, and men and women can be physically active and move or host a fundraising event.  The charities that have been chosen are the Corrib Mask Search and Rescue, and the Mayo Roscommon Hospice.  Both charities are very worthy causes and contribute greatly to the community of Ballinrobe and its surrounds.  At the end of the Level 5 lockdown period, an event will be organised whereby all those who took part will have the opportunity to have their masterpieces shaved off. John Flannelly, Chairman of Ballinrobe GAA Club said “during COVID-19 it has been very difficult for charities and voluntary organisations to fundraise with all the restrictions of movement currently in place.  This is an opportunity for Ballinrobe GAA Club to give back to just 2 of those groups that provide such a valuable service and support to the people of Ballinrobe and its environs”. Each week, participants will send in photos of their progress in the challenge.  With the age profile of our current Intermediate Team, it is suspected that some of them may struggle with this challenge, however we as a club have not, and never will, doubt their commitment to the cause – on or off the pitch.  A collage of those photos will be posted on facebook so that everybody can keep track of their progress. To support please go to out GoFundMe page.   Ballinrobe GAA Club

Ballinrobe GAA Club “Movember Challenge” Read More »