Robe Rockets News

U6 Robe Rocket Debut Day 2019

Last Saturday was a memorable day for our Club. Our U6’s played their first match against Castlebar Mitchel’s this morning followed up this afternoon when our 3 Minors Luke Jennings, Eoin Gilrane and Cian O’Connell helped Mayo book their spot in the Minor All Ireland Semi Final 💚❤️ Believe in Ballinrobe Many thanks to all who helped out with Debut day, to Castlebar Mitchels for making the trip to us, our hard working Robe Rocket Committee, to Ballinrobe Festival and Delaneys Mace for their sponsorship of match and most importantly a big well done to the U6 stars of the future

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The late Mary Julia Keane

The family of Mary Julia Keane (nee Moran), Lavace, The Neale, who passed away yesterday (Thursday), has made an enormous contribution to Ballinrobe GAA Club. Mrs Keane, aged 97, enjoyed a long and fulfilling life and was much loved by family, neighbours and friends. She passed away peacefully at Friars Lodge Nursing Home, Ballinrobe., after enjoying excellent health almost to the very end. She stayed up to date with current affairs. “She was alive for almost every parliament in Ireland’s history” remarked one of her sons as they reflected on a long life well lived. Mrs Keane’s sons Michael and Dermot are former senior officers, team managers and selectors in Ballinrobe GAA Club, along with being significant contributors to the local sporting and education landscapes as teachers in Ballinrobe CBS and Cloonliffen National Schools. Dermot and Michael both chaired Ballinrobe GAA Club, and Michael also fulfilled a three-year stint as club secretary. Although both are now retired from teaching, their legacy lives on. Indeed, the historic appearance earlier this month of St Joseph’s Primary School, Ballinrobe, in the Cumann na mBunscol Mayo Division One boys’ and girls’ football finals evoked memories of many great primary school battles and victories from years gone by.  Dermot was a tireless promoter of primary schools throughout Ireland through his involvement in Cumann na mBunscol. The next generation donned the Ballinrobe jersey with distinction – Michael’s sons Micheál and Ruairi both featured on the Ballinrobe teams that won the Mayo U21 and Intermediate Championships in 2000 and the Mayo Intermediate Championship again in 2002. Both played for Ballinrobe for many years, and also lined out for Mayo – Ruairi captained the county to win the 2000 Connacht Minor Championship and led the team out on All-Ireland final day, where they lost to Cork. Micheál played on the Mayo team that won the 2001 Connacht U21 Championship before losing the subsequent All-Ireland final to Tyrone. Ruairi and Micheál also played on the Ballinrobe Community School team that won the All-Ireland Senior B Football Championship in 1999, and Micheál won a Sigerson Cup medal with NUI Galway. Dermot’s son Conor is now a cornerstone of our Intermediate team and, as a sports and fitness professional, he has helped with the preparation with many teams within the club. His brother Stephen also played for Ballinrobe. Another grandson, Diarmuid Finnerty, son of Tom and Patricia (formerly Keane) Finnerty, played on the Ballinrobe team that won the 2006 Mayo Minor B Championship, defeating Aghamore in a thrilling final. His father Tom was a mentor on that team. Great-grandchildren Max and Catherine Humphreys are up-and-coming members of our Robe Rockets under-age structure and have started to wear the maroon and yellow jersey. Michael’s daughter Sinead has served as a physiotherapist for numerous Ballinrobe teams. Tonight’s 50:50 draw, scheduled for John O’Connor’s Bar, has been postponed as a mark of respect to Mary Julia Keane. Funeral arrangements take place today (Friday) and tomorrow, and details are available HERE. We extend our deepest sympathy to her wide circle of family and friends. Declan Corcoran, Chairperson, Ballinrobe GAA Club.

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Robe Rockets Update

The Lough has been the hype of activity the last few weeks with our U6’s playing their first ever practice match. Our U8 Boys played Breaffy in their first match of the Go Games and both U8 Girls and Boys played The Neale. For many it was the first time to put on the club jersey. Our U10 Boys made the trip to Breaffy and played Westport at home. This weekend all our teams have away matches with our U8 Boys playing Westport, our U8 Girls play Burrishoole and our U10 Boys play Ballintubber. Well done to all in Rockets #thefutureisbright  

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U10 Spring Pella 2019

Well done to all our U10’s and Coaches on their Shield and Cup Pella Finals. The Martin Flannery Cup was presented to Mark Flannery, Grandson of Martin Flannery and his Team by his Uncle Adrian this evening. Many thanks to Tom Carney for his help 🏆🏐🚀🏐  

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Robe Rocket Committee 2019

Robe Rockets Committee 2019 Chairperson – David Conway, 086 859 8144     Secretary – Donal McCormack 087 661 1137 PRO – Annette Conway                                     Committee: Colm Jennings, Andy Walsh, Sarah Gibbons, Julie Duffy, Niall Heaney and Sean                                                                                                O’Loughlin Robe Rockets caters for girls and boys who are Under 6 and Under 8 as well as Under 10 boys. We develop and promote Gaelic games at the core of Irish identity and culture. We are dedicated to ensuring that our family of games, and the values we live, enrich the lives of our members, families and the communities we serve. We are committed to active lifelong participation for all and to providing the best facilities. We reach out to and include all members of our society. We promote individual development and well-being and strive to enable all our members achieve their full potential in their chosen roles

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Merry Christmas to all

As the end of the year draws near Ballinrobe GAA would like to wish all our players, coaches, supporters, parents and sponsors a very Merry Christmas and a Peaceful New Year. During the Festive season we have some social events taking place and invite you all to come along. Our first event is on St Stephen’s Day when North Ballinrobe takes on South Ballinrobe in the battle of the Town in Flanagan Park at 12pm. Tea and sandwiches served after the match and join us after for a few sociables in Biggins Bar.  On New Year’s Eve we invite you to join us for a Club night in Flannery’s Bar and Bistro from 9.30pm to ring in 2019. Drinks, finger food, music and lots of laughs promised. Hope to see you all there. Finally many, many thanks to each and every one for all their dedication, support and commitment throughout 2018. We look forward to 2019. Nollaig Shona Duit.

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Robe Rocket Presentation

Our Club Season concluded last Sunday with our annual Robe Rockets Presentation 🏐🚀🏐. Evan O’Brien was our Guest of Honour and was a big hit with the Rockets. Evan presented each Robe Rocket with a Certificate of Achievement and all received a Selection box and Club water bottle. Well done to all our Robe Rockets on another great year. Thanks to our Coaches for all their hard work and dedication throughout 2018. Enjoy the break and we look forward to seeing you all in 2019  If you would like a copy of your child’s photo with Evan please email U6 Robe Rockets 2018 pictured with their Coaches and Evan O’Brien U8 Robe Rockets 2018 pictured with their Coaches and Evan O’Brien U8 Robe Rockets 2018  U10 Robe Rockets 2018 pictured with Evan O’Brien and their Coaches 

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