Debut Day

UPDATE, SATURDAY 2pm: We had a great morning at Debut Day. We had a total of 52 young players and a huge turnout of older players and adults. It is tied in with the visit by Rennes GAA to Ballinrobe this weekend, so head on over HERE to read all about it, and to see the photos. Here’s the pre-match pep-talk by Donal Vaughan, Noel Connelly, Niall Murphy and Alan Flannery, with Liam Horan as master of ceremonies. Plus this VIDEO of the team being clapped onto the field by parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, friends, coaches, Rennes players and club supporters. They’re now fully inducted in the club colours: may it be a long and fruitful innings for each and every one of them. And we’d like to echo Des May’s sentiments in this video: well done!


In 2012, we inaugurated our Debut Day – when we mark the first year in which our U8s wear the club jersey.

Last year it was against Carras on a beautiful Saturday morning – this Saturday (June 15), we are hoping for good weather for the 2013 Debut Day when our young players play Hollymount-Carramore, in Flanagan Park, Ballinrobe, at 11am.

Players, family and friends are asked to be there at 10.30am for the ‘welcome to the club colours’ pep-talk by club chairman Alan Flannery, plus photos and the parade of the players onto the field before the game.

This is a family day – we had three generations of some families there last year – and we hope to see similar numbers again this year. This is the start of what will hopefully be a rewarding and exciting journey in the club colours for all our young players. Bring your cameras to capture the memories.

This year, we will have as special guests the members of the Rennes GAA team who are visiting Ballinrobe this weekend.

More on Rennes trip HERE