Our Rockets win a prize in St Patrick’s Day parade


Second update, March 18th, 2015: Just got word that we won a prize yesterday so well done all concerned. It’s an Honourable Mention award.

Update, March 18th, 2015: Well done to our huge group of Robe Rockets who represented Ballinrobe GAA Club in yesterday’s St Patrick’s Day parade.

Photos are available for download HERE – if you have any to add, email them to liamhoran09@gmail.com and I will add them there. Accordingly, you can expect that more photos will be added to this folder over the coming days so might be no harm to check back (as I type, there are 87 photos syncing, so those alone will take a few hours).

They certainly made themselves seen and heard – each participant was given a whistle with the exhortation to ‘blow like mad’, and they certainly took the instruction to heart.

Hats off to Annette Conway for making 100 of those little maroon and yellow things (not sure what the correct term is – I’ve heard them called many things – my personal favourite is ‘Willie Joes’) and Padraic Delaney for sponsoring goody bags for the children.

Special word of thanks to the parents who brought the children along, and our club coaches and members who co-ordinated the group.

Well done, too, to the organisers of the St Patrick’s Day parade as a whole. It was a huge success.


Ballinrobe GAA club Robe Rockets will take part in the town’s St Patrick’s Day Parade. We will have players up to the age of 12 flying the club colours – jerseys, socks, togs, flags, tops, the lot.

All players wishing to take part should turn up at the parade convening point in their club gear, please have kids wear clothing appropriate for the weather conditions. Parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters are also very welcome to join in.

That’s 3:15pm at the Crann Mor Centre, Neale Road. The parade rolls off at 3.30pm. Padraic Delaney (Robe Rockets) is our main club organiser on the day.