Mission: Slimpossible!

Winner makes a generous donation Mission: Slimpossible!

UPDATE, FRIDAY, MARCH 28: The winner, Jason Coyne, has kindly offered to donate €100 of his prize money to the Friends of Grace charity. A lovely gesture, well done, Jason. THURSDAY, MARCH 27: Jason Coyne, Cloughbrack, Clonbur, Co. Galway, was the winner of the €300 cash prize for correctly predicting the 1-2-3 in the recent Mission: Slimpossible! competition. The 1-2-3 was Ballinrobe Town AFC, Ballinrobe RFC and Ballinrobe GAA. The draw was made at tonight’s final meeting of the Steering Committee. The man who pulled the ticket was publican Martin Costello, who hosted the meetings of the Steering Committee over the last few months. The winning ticket was sold by Michael O’Connor, Cahernagolum, The Neale, a member of the victorious Ballinrobe Town AFC team in Mission: Slimpossible! A word of thanks to all who supported the event and the associated charity Friends of Grace. Thanks to Motivation Weight Management for sponsoring the event: www.motivation.ie, and Lakeside Sports & Fitness centre. Expect another club showdown in the foreseeable future.

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Congrats to Ballinrobe Town AFC @radiomidwest @audioboosports @ballinrobetown @ballinroberfc

Congratulations to Ballinrobe Town AFC who last night won the €1500 prize for being the best team in the highly-successful Mission: Slimpossible! They pipped Ballinrobe RFC in a tight finish. We finished third – but everyone was a winner last night as all three clubs recorded outstanding weight losses. John Walsh, Ballinrobe RFC, was named as King of Mission: Slimpossible! Our very own Tom Carney was in the final three for that accolade, along with Tony Walsh (Ballinrobe Town AFC). Another one of our very own – Martina McCormack – was named as Queen of Mission: Slimpossible! The two other finalists in that were Helen O’Neill and Valerie Gibbons (both Ballinrobe Town AFC). Thanks very much to Paula O’Hara and Tina McCormack from Motivation Weight Management for their support throughout the event. Thanks also to Lake District Sports & Fitness Centre who hosted many of the training events, and to Quality Street for entertaining the huge crowd last night. Plans are afoot to retain some of the training events each week. More details anon. You can listen to Audioboos from last night HERE Visit Motivation Weight Management site HERE More anon.

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Listen to Mission: Slimpossible! interview on @radiomidwest

UPDATE, Sunday, March 9: Listen to the interview below. [audio:http://ballinrobegaaclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/slimpossible_09_03_14.mp3] Mission: Slimpossible! will feature on Mid West Radio this Sunday. At about 4pm, Peter McHugh (Mayor of Ballinrobe) and Ronan O’Dea (Chairman, Ballinrobe Town AFC) will be guests of Angelina McHugh’s on the sports show. Both men are participating in Mission: Slimpossible! which comes to a climax on Friday night next, March 14th, in the Valkenburg (for which tickets are selling extremely fast, by the way). To all our participants, we say ‘have a good and restrained weekend’ – we need every point we can get at Tuesday night’s final weigh-in. Motivation Weight Management website HERE

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Support our Slimpossibles!

  A number of our Slimpossibles are now raising funds for the club online: you can support them here: Elaine O’Brien Keith McTigue Brian Golden Alan Flannery John Culhane Linda Stafford Vincent Cummins Tom Carney Liam Horan As more people add their pages on iFundraise site, we will list them here. You can also make a general donation to the club if you can’t decide which one of the above you want to support individually. This should be handy for ensuring that civil war doesn’t break out in families, and so on. We’re all for peace. General donation HERE Visit Motivation Weight Management website HERE

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Final night confirmed for the Valk

The Valkenburg has been confirmed for the final night of Mission: Slimpossible! on Friday, March 14th.  Mission: Slimpossible! is the weight loss competition between Ballinrobe RFC, Ballinrobe Town AFC and Ballinrobe GAA club. A total of 60 people – 20 from each club – have been taking part in the novel campaign since early January. The event will start at 9pm. Music by Quality Street followed by disco. With a huge crowd anticipated, a closed circuit tv system will beam pictures to the upstairs area of the Valkenburg. All proceeds from that night will go to the Friends of Grace Charity. On the night, the following will be announced: Winning club (this will remain a secret until the final night). King of Mission: Slimpossible! Queen of Mission: Slimpossible! (both of these prizes are awarded on the basis of who lost the most body fat percentage). ‘After’ and winning pictures will be taken by photographer Elizabeth Toher, and the key ones will be available for circulation to the media. On the night, each team is assembling in a local public house before going to the Valk. The GAA team will meet in O’Malley’s Bar at 8pm. Participants, friends, club members and families are invited to join the group in O’Malley’s. To learn more about how Mission: Slimpossible! operates, please visit HERE. Every person got a target appropriate to their weight in January. Pictures from the event are available HERE. Motivation Weight Management website HERE

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Weekly Club Update

Mission: Slimpossible! February 26th, 2014 ON THE NEWS SECTION OF OUR SITE: http://ballinrobegaaclub.com/category/news/ · Seniors play first game of the year v Castlebar Mitchels this Sunday · We urge our members to give blood tomorrow, Thursday, when the Blood Transfusion Service comes to town. Some club members are meeting at 7pm tomorrow night for a picture – please wear club gear. · Meeting to form new ladies Club · Did you win anything in the lotto this week? · Underage academy is set to kick off again · Jack Grimes ratified as Ballinrobe manager · Awards night upcoming on the 07th March, Venue; Inchs MISSION: SLIMPOSSIBLE! · http://ballinrobegaaclub.com/category/mission-slimpossible/ · You can support our members online · Final night scheduled for The Valk on Friday night 14th March · This week’s figures revealed 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. PICTURE GALLERY Check out the club’s Picture Gallery – pictures from the present day back through the mists of time. No special software required. Plus you can download and print any pictures you want from there – most of them are high-resolution. By the way, the club is on the look-out for a member or supporter who has an interest in photography – might suit someone trying to build a profile/portfolio – if you would be interested in taking photos at some of our matches. We will showcase your work to a wide audience through our site and other platforms. AUDIO REPORTS http://ballinrobegaaclub.com/audioboos/ We record audio reports of lots of club games and events. You can hear them here, no special software required. VIDEOS Our YouTube channel We have recently started to do more with our YouTube channel. You can access it at the link above, or on the right hand side of the home page of our site.

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