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Sunday June 17th 2018

Fixtures.
Monday June 18th. Under 12 Girls vs Moylagh (Challenge). Moylagh 6.30pm
Tuesday June 19th. Under 12 Boys vs CFCW. (Snowed off in March). Ballycomoyle 7pm
Thursday June 21st. Under 14 St. Michael’s vs Killucan Div. 2 Championship. Home Game (Possibly Ballycomoyle)
Saturday June 23rd. Under 12 Boys vs Caulry. Cusack Park 11.30am.
 
Great Start to the Junior Championship.
Our lads took to the field on Thursday evening last in the first round of the championship. This bunch of lads, quite a few of who have only recently graduated from underage, have been working hard under the new management team since early in the year. Their league results have been positive and morale has been high but the true test of a team comes in championship football.  The tests came early as a more seasoned St. Paul’s team started with an intensity that we weren’t used to.  Some of the short game passes weren’t sticking and the turnovers were being used well by St. Paul’s. Towards the end of the first half we trailed by 1-5 to 3 points. Our points came from Adrian Leahy, Caolan McLaverty and a great point from well outfield by John Egan. We traded a  couple of points with them towards the end of the half  from Benny Doyle who split the posts with a free from 40 plus yard and Jack Coyle (Capt.) and this steadied the ship before the whistle. Half time score 1-7  to 5 points.
The second half was a different game. Our lads having been refreshed  and calmed by the team talk the game started to turn.  The pressure we were applying paid of when we earned a penalty which was well blocked and put out for a 45. The first score of the half came from Ballycomoyle, however, when Charles Flynn scored a long-range point. St. Paul’s replied with a point and 5 minutes later Billy Ryan powered through and blasted to the back of the net. We were down to 2 points. St. Paul’s managed 2 points after that while we finished the stronger with points from Jack Coyle and three points from frees. Two from Benny Doyle who was unerring on the night and one from John Egan to leave the game 1-10 apiece at the full-time whistle. Overall a very positive nights work with  a team who stuck to the game plan throughout and played a very disciplined game, conceding very few frees.  Tom Keague and Seamus Farrelly can be proud of their work.
Team: Vincent Reynolds, Daniel Reilly, Jack Coyle (Capt.) (2  pts), James McHugh, Benny Doyle (3 pts Frees), Colm Dermody, Charles Flynn (1 pt.), Daniel Higgins, Billy Ryan (1 goal), Brian Caffrey, John Egan (2 pts 1 free), Adrian Leahy (1 pt.), Caolan McLaverty (1 pt.), Jamie Ward, Shane O’Donnell. Subs used. Shane Brody for Jamie Ward Jordan Williams for Caolan McLaverty.  Both injuries.

Under 14 Girls.
Ballycomoyle’s under 14 girls had another victory on Thursday June 14th. They played a fancied Clann Gaels team away and came away with the spoils. Clann Gaels 1-4 Ballycomoyle 3-5.

Under 10 Girls Blitz.
The under 10 girls were involved in a blitz in St. Loman’s on Wednesday night last June 13th. They had a great evenings football and recorded 2 victories and one narrow defeat on the night. More importantly they are getting a good introduction to competitive football.  

Under 10 Boys Blitz series.
The very successful under 10 boys blitz series continued on Tuesday night last in Rochfordbridge. The remaining nights are, July 3rd Ballycomoyle,  July 17th Milltown, August 7th Ballycomoyle, August 28th Tang.

Lotto.

The next draw will be held in The Lough Lene Inn, Collinstown on Thursday June 21st for jackpots of €10,000 and €5,500.


Sunday June 10th 2018

Fixtures.
Tuesday June 12th.  Boys under 10 league. Rochfordbridge 6.30pm
Wednesday June 13th. Girls Under 10 Blitz. St. Loman’s 7pm.
Thursday June 14th. Men’s team vs St. Paul’s. 1st Rd. Championship. The Downs 7.30pm.
Thursday June 14th. Under 14 Girls vs Clann Gaels. Away. 7pm
Tuesday June 19th. Boys Under 12 vs Caulry. Cusack Park 8pm.


Men’s Championship First Round
The flagship tournament for any team is the championship and it now beckons for our men’s team. On Thursday evening next June 14th in The Downs our lads will play St. Paul’s in the championship first round at 7.30pm. We have had a great run in the league and this team along with their management team of Tom Keague and Seamus Farrelly have earned a big turnout of support for this game and remaining championship fixtures.

Under 12 Girls.
Ballycomoyle’s under 12 girls had another victory on Thursday evening last against Mullingar Shamrocks in Mullingar. At the end of a low scoring first half Ballycomoyle trailed by a goal  on a score of Ballycomoyle 2 pts Mullingar Shamrocks 1-2. The second half saw the tables being turned and, in the end, Ballycomoyle had 3-4 to Shamrock’s 2-2. Well done again to team and mentors.

Under 10 Boys.
Last week saw our under 10 boys play in two separate events. On Monday June 4th they travelled to St. Loman’s for a football blitz which involved all  the senior clubs in the North Westmeath area. On Tuesday June 5th they were involved in the ongoing under 10 league. This was played in Ballycomoyle at short notice due to a bereavement in Castletown and a big thank you to the volunteers who set up the pitches in Ballycomoyle when the call went out.

Split the Pot.
The latest Split the Pot draw took place in Hotel Castlepollard on Sunday June 3rd. The winner on the night was Olive Kennedy who won €370. The next draw will be held on Sunday June 17th.

Moylagh Under 8s make a trip to Ballycomoyle.
On Friday evening last Moylagh brought their under 8s to Ballycomoyle for a great evening of football. Thank you to the Moylagh team and mentors and to Shane Brody who did the networking to organise the game. There was a skilful display of football from both sides despite the thunder showers.

Lotto.
The lotto draw was held in Comiskey’s, Castlepollard on Thursday June 7th. The numbers drawn for the first jackpot of €10,000 were  15, 18, 19 and 23.  The numbers for the 2nd jackpot of €5,400 were 19, 21, 22 and 24. Neither jackpot was won so five prizes of €30 each went to Nigel Doyle, David Kelly, Seamus Lynch, Paddy Mangan snr and Brendan Burke. The next draw will be held in The Lough Lene Inn, Collinstown on Thursday June 21st.


Sunday June 3rd 2018

Fixtures.
Monday June 4th Boys Under 10 Invitational blitz. St. Loman’s 10am.

Tuesday June 5th Boys Under 10 League. Castletown 6.30pm.
Wednesday June 6th Boys under 8 vs CFCW. Castletown 6.30pm.
Thursday June 7th Girls Under 12 vs Mullingar Shamrocks. Springfield 7pm.
Friday June 8th Boys Under 8 vs Moylagh. Ballycomoyle 7pm
Sunday June 10th Men’s team vs Ballinagore in round 6 All county league. Ballycomoyle 11am.

Men’s All County League.
The men’s team are fixed to play the next round of the league on Sunday next June 10th at 11pm. The opposition on this occasion will be Ballinagore and we have a home venue. We will be hoping to keep our 100% record in this competition, so all support would be appreciated.

Girls Under 14s.
Colm and Olive Murphy had a home venue on Tuesday evening  for their under 14 girls team against Mullingar Shamrocks. As usual this team relished the challenge of the big-name team and emerged victorious on a score of Ballycomoyle 5-9 to Shamrocks 2-5.

St. Michael’s Under 14s
The much anticipated match against Tyrellspass took place on Thursday 31st May at 7:30pm at the Castlepollard Community College pitch.  Tyrellspass started the strongest with an attack almost right away from winning the throw in.  The St. Michaels players seemed to be on the back foot for most of the first half as Tyrellspass players pushed forward at every given opportunity.  Some fine scores were taken by both sides resulting in Tyrellspass taking the lead and retaining it through to the end of the first half.  First half score line of Tyrellspass 6.06 to St Michaels 3.02, Goals from Diarmuid Fagan, Conor Gaffney and Kaellum Morgan kept the St Michael’s side in the match with points from Aaron Fagan and Daragh McCormack adding to the tally. The old Cliché a game of two halves came true as the St. Michaels lads hit the ground running and turned the game on its head.  With a strong side such as Tyrellspass it was never going to be easy to recover a deficit of 13 points, but our lads did put up a massive fight.  A goal from Dara Kennedy and points from David Williams, Daragh McCormack and Conor Gaffney certainly helped close the gap. With the renewed energy for the second half St. Michael’s held Tyrellspass to a tally of just 3 points which was a massive turnaround from the first half.  All the signs are positive going forward with seven of our players registering scores and others just not fortunate enough to get on the score sheet.  One of the hardest positions to fill on a team sheet is the goalkeeper and over the last couple of games Ronan Reynolds has eagerly jumped at the opportunity to mind the nets for St Michaels. Ronan’s performance was the stand out of the match and if there was a man of the match being awarded it would definitely go to Ronan. Training continues every Monday at 7pm in Ballycomoyle and 6.30pm on Fridays in Castlepollard Community College.

Under 10 Boys.
The under 10 boys continue to be involved in the weekly league fixtures. The most recent took place in  Delvin on Tuesday May 22nd.  For this current week they have the Tuesday evening fixture in Castletown and in addition an invitational blitz in St. Loman’s on bank holiday Monday. They will be competing against players from Westmeath’s most successful senior clubs in this event and Mike Ginnell deserves a big thank you for  his tireless pursuit of games for these lads at the highest skill level.

Under 8 girls.
Our under 8 girls travelled to Shandonagh on Monday evening last for their latest blitz.  Una was delighted with their performance in the two games and to use her words “they’re a class act”. It’s great to see so many of these blitz/tournament style events taking place for all our younger players. Both male and female. Thanks as ever must go to the mentors who are giving their time and to the parents who travel to the various venues.

Mergon Ladies Team in LGFA Interfirm Blitz.
Well done to the Mergon ladies team who travelled to Portmarnock on Saturday May 26th to take part in the LGFA  Interfirm Blitz. This tournament is only in its infancy  and comprises two competitions. One for less serious footballers and one for more competitive teams.  Mergon took part in the latter which was eventually won by AIB Bank whose team boasted a number of all-Ireland champions.  Great credit must go to the girls and to Mergon International for committing to this event.

Lotto.

The next draw will be held in Comiskey’s, Castlepollard on Thursday June 7th for jackpots of €10,000 and €5,400


Sunday May 27th 2018

Fixtures.

Monday May 28th Under 8 Girls blitz
Tuesday May 29th Under 14 Girls vs Mullingar Shamrocks. Ballycomoyle 7pm
Thursday May 31st Under 16 Girls vs Goldsmith Girls. Ballycomoyle 7.30pm.
Tuesday June 5th Boys Under 10 League. Castletown 6.30pm

St. Michael’s Minors
St. Michael’s minors were out on Sunday morning May 26th against Kilbeggan/St. Joseph’s. The closely contested match was played in Ballycomoyle and our lads edged it by 2 points. St. Michael’s 5-10  Kilbeggan/St. Josephs 3-14.

St Michael’s U16s  
St. Michael’s under 16s hosted Moat​e all whites on Friday 25th May in the 4th game of the league.  Moate came into this game undefeated and represented a tough challenge for St Michael’s, but St. Michaels didn't falter and ended the first half trailing by just 7pts at 2-6 to 1-4. The second half was tougher playing against the breeze and Moate pulled away winning in the end. There were some nice scores from St. Michael’s by Dylan Brady, Mark Cunningham and Taurin McLafferty, with Seán Dermody, Breffini Moore and Kevin English impressing also.  A farewell was given to German exchange student Theo Meyer who played with us recently. He was a huge asset and made the transition to Gaelic Football seamlessly.  St Michael’s wish him well and thank him.

St. Michael’s Under 14s
St. Michael’s under 14s had a comprehensive victory away to Delvin/St. Paul’s. The result was never in doubt as St. Michael's continue on their winning streak. They now sit on op of their division with a games against Tyrellspass and Milltownpass yet to come in the league. 

U12 Boys
​Ballycomoyle under 12s travelled away to play Tyrellspass on Wed ​24th May. There was a great turn out and a huge thanks must go to all parents for their efforts and continued support.  It showed in the game display. This was a game which saw Tyrellspass dominate the first half leading by 6pts at the break.  Ballycomoyle began the second half strongest and managed to score 2-5 without reply and led by 6pts with 5mins left. Two late goals against the run of play by the hosts ensured the draw in what was a cracking game of football played at a very high tempo with plenty of skill on show. Every player gave their all, with ​Conor Nolan, Lee Cribbon, Iain Mulvey,  Martin Boyhan,  Ryan Williams and Manus Brannigan standing out.

Under 12 Girls.
The success continues for our under 12 girls. Their latest victory came at the expense of Milltownpass who they comfortably beat. Ballycomoyle 4-9 Milltownpass 0-3.

Under 8s Blitz.
Our under 8’s travelled to The Downs on Saturday morning for their latest blitz. We played selections from St Lomans in both our matches on the day and our lads showed no shortage of skill or effort as they passed both tests with flying colours. Thanks to the players and parents who made the trip and to The Downs GAA who were excellent hosts.
Next blitz is on the 6th or 7th June in Cusack Park.
We also have Moylagh under 8’s making the trip over for a challenge next Friday evening at 7pm

Lotto.

The lotto draw was held on Thursday May 24th in the Abbey House, Fore. The numbers drawn were as follows. Jackpot 1. €10,000 12, 13, 23, 26. Jackpot 2 €5,300: 6, 8, 15, 17. Neither was won and the 5 prizes of €30 go to. Paddy Buggy, Evan Farrelly, Michael Halpin Jnr., Philomena and Gordon, Geraldine O’Rourke. The next draw will be held in Comiskey’s, Castlepollard on Thursday June 7th for jackpots of €10,000 and €5,400

Underage players attend Leinster quarter final.

Ballycomoyle were well represented at the Leinster SFC quarter-final on Saturday last in O’Connor park, Tullamore. Club stalwart Larry Masterson organised concession tickets & transport and a good number of our underage players made the trip.  A great time was had by all and no doubt this experience will whet the appetites of those who attended to “play county” in the future. It was a particularly special day for a few of our lads. The Westmeath goalkeeper, Stephen Gallagher, gave his gloves to Ryan Smyth as a keepsake and the Brody brothers, Senan & Evan, managed to invade the pitch to get a photo taken with their cousin, Graham Brody who plays in goals for Laois.  A big thank you to Larry for organising the day out and to all the parents who helped to facilitate it.

Sympathy.
The Ballycomoyle GAA community would like to extend our sympathy to the O’Neill and Corrigan families on the untimely death of Dympna O’Neill (Nee Corrigan) on Tuesday last May 22nd. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a hAnam. 


Sunday May 20th 2018

Fixtures.
Tuesday May 22nd Boys Under 10 league. Delvin 6.30pm
Wednesday May 23rd Boys Under 12 vs Tyrellspass. Tyrellspass 7pm
Thursday May 24th Under 12 Girls vs Milltownpass. Ballycomoyle 7pm
Thursday May 24th Under 14 St. Michael’s vs St. Paul’s. Clonmellon 7pm
Friday May 25th Under 16 St. Michael’s vs Moate. Castletown 7pm.
Tuesday May 29th Under 14 Girls vs Mullingar Shamrocks. Ballycomoyle 7pm

Men’s All County League.
The men’s team travelled to Delvin on Sunday last May 20th for round 5 of the league. Unfortunately, with the Ballycomoyle team togged out and ready to go and the referee in attendance it emerged that the local team couldn’t field. In the circumstances the points were awarded to Ballycomoyle which puts us on top of the division. The next game is a home fixture against Ballinagore.

Under 12 Girls.
Our under 12 girls played a home game on Thursday last against a very fancied Killucan team. Reputation, however, holds no sway with the girls from Ballycomoyle and after a very tough game they emerged victorious on a very tight score line of 5-5 to 5-3.  

Under 10 Boys League.
Our under 10 boys were involved in the first of a series of league fixtures in Mullingar Shamrocks on Tuesday last May 15th.  Mike Ginnell thanked the parents for the huge turnout and said that the future for Ballycomoyle is bright with this crop of dedicated players coming through. The next outing is to Delvin on Tuesday May 22nd.

Split the Pot.
The Split the Pot draw held on Sunday May 20th in McCormack’s, Castlepollard was won by Michael Farrell. Michael gets €255. The next draw will be held on Sunday June 3rd.

Sympathy.
The Ballycomoyle GAA community would like to extend our sympathy to the McLoughlin family on the death of Essie McLoughlin (Nee Boylan) on Wednesday last May 16th. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a hAnam.

Lotto.
The next draw will be held in The Abbey House, Fore on Thursday May 24th for jackpots of €10,000 and €5,300

Tickets for Westmeath vs Laois Saturday May 26th. Leinster SFC Quarter-Final.
GENERAL

Stand - €20    Terrace - €15

FAMILY TICKETS:- 

1 Adult and 2 Juveniles etc.
Family Tickets are available for Stand
Stand:- Adults €20 Juveniles €5 each

1 Adult and 2 Juveniles etc.
Family Tickets are available for Terrace
Terrace:- Adults €15 Juveniles €5 each

Senior Citizens/Students: (Stand/Terrace):- Purchase full price tickets and on the day of the match they can claim a rebate of €5 when they produce appropriate I.D. at Stile No: 8 (Stand) and Stile No: 18 (Terrace) PRIOR TO ENTRY INTO THE STADIUM.

Wheelchair Tickets:- 
The Wheelchair Ticket is free of charge and the Assistant's ticket is €20

Group Pass  (Under 16's) – (Terrace Only) 
Groups Passes are provided for groups of Juveniles U-16 €3 per Juvenile and you are permitted to bring 1 adult free with every ten Juveniles, any additional adults pay full price for their tickets. 

 

Tickets can be purchased from the following locations:-
(a) the participating County Boards
(b) GAA Ticketline 1890 92 46 48
(c) 
Tickets.ie
(d) 
www.gaa.ie
(e) Centra & Supervalu Shops


Sunday May 13th 2018

Fixtures.
Tuesday May 15th Boys Under 10 league. Mullingar Shamrocks 6.30pm. (Brought back from May 8th)
Thursday May 17th Girls Under 12 vs Killucan. Ballycomoyle 7pm

St Michaels U16s
St Michaels U16s (Ballycomoyle/CFCW) travelled to Ballynacargy on Wednesday evening 9th May to play Inny Shamrocks (Bunbrosna/B.Cargy) for the 3rd game in the league. The opening score came after five minutes when Conor Lennon for St Michaels slot the ball to the Inny net after great link up play by Mark Cunningham. The game continued in a free-flowing manner with plenty of scores for both sides. St Michaels had a penalty well saved and hit the crossbar on two occasions. Both teams were very evenly matched but, in the end, Inny Shamrocks prevailed 6-10 to 4-7.  They were more clinical with their scoring opportunities. Ronan Manley, Mark Cunningham, Taurin McLafferty, Breffni Moore and Conor Gavigan stood out for St. Michaels.

Ballycomoyle Under 12 Boys.
Ballycomoyle U12's hosted Inny Shamrocks on Friday 11th in Castlepollard Community College. It was a great credit to some of the Ballycomoyle players who played their second game that day having lined out for St. Feichins National School earlier in a Cumann na mBunscoil semi-final, which they sadly lost narrowly. This U12 game was competitively contested, with Inny leading by 2pts going in at half time. Ballycomoyle were the better in the second half, leading as the game came to a conclusion, but 2 late points by Inny meant the spoils were shared with the game ending in a draw. Conor Nolan, Lee Cribbon, Iain Mulvey, Eoin Kennedy, Cathal Óg Fagan and Evan Gallagher played very well. Thanks to Castlepollard Community College for the use of the pitch.

Under 12 Girls.
Our under 12 girls travelled to Clonmellon on Thursday last to play St. Paul’s/Delvin in the league. In a very close first half Ballycomoyle finished just 1 point ahead on a score of 2-2 to 2-1. The second half was a different story when Ballycomoyle added a further 3-1 and held the opposition scoreless. The game finished 5-3 to 2-1. Well done girls. Marta and Noel are very proud of these girls and said they are a pleasure to work with. Their next outing is in Ballycomoyle on Thursday evening May 17th against Killucan.

Split the Pot.
The Split the Pot draw held on Sunday May 6th in Farrelly’s, Castlepollard was won by Billy Gilligan. Billy got half the pot which gave him a prize of €420. The next draw will be held on Sunday May 20th.

Sympathy.
The Ballycomoyle GAA community would like to extend our sympathy to the Ennis family on the death of Tom Ennis on Saturday last May 12th. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a Anam.

Lotto.
The lotto draw was held in Doyne’s, Glenidan on Thursday May 10th.  Numbers drawn were as follows. Draw 1 €10,000.  Numbers drawn: 4, 10, 14, 19. Draw 2 €5,200.  Numbers drawn: 11, 19, 23, 25. As neither jackpot was won there were five prizes of €30 won by each of the following, Larry Halpin, Marvin, Emma Halpin, Jimmy Scully and Seamus Leahy. 
The next draw will be held in The Abbey House, Fore on Thursday May 24th.

Tickets for Westmeath vs Laois Saturday May 26th. Leinster SFC Quarter-Final.
GENERAL

Stand - €20    Terrace - €15

FAMILY TICKETS:- 

1 Adult and 2 Juveniles etc.
Family Tickets are available for Stand
Stand:- Adults €20 Juveniles €5 each

1 Adult and 2 Juveniles etc.
Family Tickets are available for Terrace
Terrace:- Adults €15 Juveniles €5 each

Senior Citizens/Students: (Stand/Terrace):- Purchase full price tickets and on the day of the match they can claim a rebate of €5 when they produce appropriate I.D. at Stile No: 8 (Stand) and Stile No: 18 (Terrace) PRIOR TO ENTRY INTO THE STADIUM.

Wheelchair Tickets:- 
The Wheelchair Ticket is free of charge and the Assistant's ticket is €20

Group Pass  (Under 16's) – (Terrace Only) 
Groups Passes are provided for groups of Juveniles U-16 €3 per Juvenile and you are permitted to bring 1 adult free with every ten Juveniles, any additional adults pay full price for their tickets. 

Tickets can be purchased from the following locations:-

(a) the participating County Boards
(b) GAA Ticketline 1890 92 46 48
(c) 
Tickets.ie
(d) 
www.gaa.ie
(e) Centra & Supervalu Shops


Sunday May 6th 2018

Fixtures.
Wednesday May 9th Under 16 St. Michael’s vs Inny Shamrocks. Ballynacarrigy 7pm.
Thursday May 10th Under 12 Girls vs St. Paul’s/Delvin. Away game.
Thursday May 10th Under 14 St. Michael’s vs Milltownpass. Home venue 7pm
Friday May 11th Under 12 boys vs Inny Shamrocks. Castlepollard Community College 6pm
Sunday May 13th Ladies Intermediate Chmpionship vs St. Paul’s/Delvin. Away venue 12 noon.
Tuesday May 15th Boys Under 10 league. Mullingar Shamrocks 6.30pm. (Brought back from May 8th)

County Under 14 Girls Win Leinster Final. 
On Saturday May 5th Westmeath Under 14 girls took to the field in the Leinster final against Wexford. Two of our girls from Ballycomoyle, Shannon Reilly and Cara Murphy, were a very influential part of the team. Having already disposed of Offaly, Laois and Kildare on the way to the final the Westmeath girls were well up for the challenge. The game went very much Westmeath’s way from the start and the final score was 7-9 to 3-2. Our two Ballycomoyle stars accounted for 4-3 of this between them.  

Double Header in Ballycomoyle.
We had two big matches in Ballycomoyle on Sunday May 6th. First up were the ladies against Clann Gaels in the first round of the intermediate championship. We were down several players due to injury but still came very close to causing an upset. In the end we finished just 2 points short of the opposition on a final score of 2-12 to 3-7.  We face St. Paul’s /Delvin away in the next round on Sunday May 13th.

The men hosted old rivals Loughnavalley in the second game. This was round 4 of the league. Having won the first two rounds and round 3 being postponed our lads were anxious to resume their early momentum. We started off on the right foot and within a short time were 7 pts to 1 ahead.  The dominance continued up to half time when the score was 1-12 to 1-1. Loughnavalley managed to bag a couple of goals in the second half but our lads were not for turning and collected their third win out of three outings on a final score of 1-19 to 3-4. The next game is away to Delvin.

Under 14 Girls Féile.
Our under 14 girls run in Féile came to an end in Kinnegad on Tuesday last May 1st.  Despite a magnificent performance against a strong Athlone side, our girls finished second best. In the other semi-final Milltownpass beat Milltown and eventually won the Division 2 title when they defeated Athlone. 

Under 8s Boys Blitz. 
Ballycomoyle hosted a very successful boys under 8s blitz on Friday evening last, May 4th.  Teams from   C.F.C.W, Multyfarnham and St. Paul’s took part along with our own future all-stars. A big thank you to our coaching officer Shane Brody for organising the event and to everybody who helped on the evening, 

Under 8s Girls Blitz. 
Una Darcy took her under 8 girls to Multyfarnham for an equally successful blitz on Monday April 30th.  Taking part were teams from Ballycomoyle, Multyfarnham, St. Paul’s and the Downs. A great nights football was dished up by all four teams.

Lotto.
The next draw for jackpots of €10,000 and €5,200 will be held in Doyne’s, Glenidan on Thursday May 10th


Sunday April 29th 2018

Fixtures.

Monday April 30th Girls Under 8s Blitz. Multyfarnham 6.30pm
Tuesday May 1st Under 14 Girls Féile semi-final vs Athlone. Kinnegad 7pm. Final immediately after.
Wednesday May 2nd Minor St. Michael’s vs Inny Shamrocks. Castletown.
Sunday May 6th. Ladies Intermediate Championship 1st Round vs Clann Gaels. Ballycomoyle 12 noon.
Sunday May 6th Men’s League round 4 vs Loughnavalley. Ballycomoyle 7.30pm
Tuesday May 8th Boys under 10 league. Mullingar Shamrocks 6.30pm.

Men’s League.
Our lads travelled to Streamstown on Thursday evening to play St. Joseph’s in round 3 of the league. Both teams lined out for an eagerly anticipated table top clash but unfortunately no referee turned up for the tie. Round four takes place against Loughnavalley in Ballycomoyle next Sunday May 6th at 7.30pm.
The postponed round 3 St. Joseph’s game will now go ahead on Saturday June 30th at 7.30pm in Streamstown.

Under 14 Girls Féile.
Our under 14 girls took part in the first round of Féile on Sunday 29 April. In a tightly fought competition these were the match results.
Ballycomoyle 2-1 Milltown 1-3, Milltown 2-3 Shandonagh 1-0 and Shandonagh 2-2 Ballycomoyle 1-5. With 3 points in the bag Ballycomoyle progress to the Westmeath semi-finals. They play Athlone at 7pm on Tuesday May 1st . The other semi-final is between Milltown and Miltownpass. The final will be directly after the two semi-finals and is scheduled for 7.45pm. Best of luck girls.

Under 12 Girls.
Ballycomoyle played Clann Gaels in Bunbrosna on Thursday last and emerged with an emphatic victory. Ballycomoyle 3-8 Clann Gaels 0-4.

Under 14 Girls county success continues.
Same headline as last week because our two county stalwarts, Shannon Reilly and Cara Murphy, were once again on the winning Westmeath girls under 14 team. This time it was in the Leinster semi-final against Kildare where they emerged victorious on a score line of 3-7 to 2-8. They will play the Leinster Final against Wexford in Clane, Co. Kildare next Saturday May 5th at 2pm. We wish them the very best of luck.

Lotto.
The lotto was held in McCormack’s, Castlepollard on Thursday April 26th where the numbers drawn were as follows. Draw 1 €10,000: 1, 5, 6, 12. Draw 2 €5,100: 2, 11, 22, 23. Neither jackpot was won on the night. The following win €30 each. Cathy Nolan, Michael McKenna, Larry Masterson, Caroline O’Rourke and Michael & Mary Farrelly. The next draw for jackpots of €10,000 and €5,200 will be held in Doyne’s, Glenidan on Thursday May 10th


Sunday April 22nd 2018

Fixtures.

Thursday April 26th Men’s league game vs St. Joseph’s in Streamstown 7.30pm.
Thursday April 26th Girls Under 12 vs Clann Gaels away. 7pm
Sunday April 29th Ladies Senior League vs Milltown. Milltown 12 noon.    
Tuesday May 1st Under 14 Girls vs St. Loman’s. Ballycomoyle 7pm                                 

Two from two in Men’s League.
Having started the league with a win against Ballymore our lads had a home fixture against Killucan on Saturday last April 21st.  We lined out  as follows: Michael McKenna, Jordan Williams, Jack Coyle, Daniel Reilly, Charles Flynn (0-1), Colm Dermody, John Egan (0-1), Daniel Higgins, James McHugh (0-1), Adrian Leahy (0-1), Vincent Reynolds (0-3), Jamie Ward (0-2), Caolan McLaverty (1-0), Shane Brody (0-7), Billy Ryan (0-1). At half time we led by 1-6 to 0-5 and we went on to win the game by 1-17 to 3-9 against a dogged Killucan team. Our next game in this competition is away to St. Joseph’s on Thursday April 26th at 7.45pm.

Under 12 Girls.
Our under 12 girls faced a strong St. Loman’s side on Thursday night last April 19th. Despite a very good performance, particularly in the second half, we came away second best on a score line of 2-3 to 1-8.  Next up is St. Paul’s /Delvin on May 10th.

Under 16 Girls.
Colm and Olive Murphy led their very young under 16 team to a hard-fought victory against Shandonagh on Thursday last in Ballycomoyle. Despite being three points down with 5 minutes to go our girls dug deep and turned it into a three-point win.  Ballycomoyle 3-7 Shandonagh 1-10.

Under 8s Blitz.
The first under 8s blitz of the year was held in Ballynacargy on Saturday last April 21st.  Shane Brody led our troopers out and was happy to report that they won both their games.

Under 14 St. Michael’s continue as they started.
The St. Michael’s under 14 team headed to Bunbrosna on Sunday morning where they played Inny Shamrocks. This was their second game of the league having disposed of Multyfarnham 6-13 to 2-5 earlier in the competition. Their victory on this occasion was even more emphatic and the final score was 13-10 to 5-5. These are “a great bunch of lads” according to their coach Noel Morgan and their next league fixture is against Milltownpass on May 10th.

Under 16 St. Michael’s.
The St. Michael’s under 16s weren’t as fortunate as their younger colleagues when they met Kilbeggan in Castletown on Sunday evening. They conceded too many first half scores which was their undoing.  Vinnie Reynolds said that a robust half time talk steadied the ship and they had a much better second half but had left themselves too much to do.

Under 14 Girls county success continues.
Congratulations to Ballycomoyle girls Shannon Reilly and Cara Murphy who along with a team of talented young footballers helped propel Westmeath to the Under 14 girls Leinster semi-final next Saturday.  Westmeath had a 6 point win over a much fancied Laois side in the quarter final on Saturday last April 21st in McCann park Portarlington.  Cara Murphy put the visitors on the scoreboard after only one minute of play and Shannon Reilly applied the finishing touch with a 58 minute goal to put the Leinster quarter final beyond Laois. All in Ballycomoyle GAA wish the entire team, particularly our own two girls, the best of luck next weekend.

Split the Pot.
We held our Split the Pot draw in The Town & Country, Castlepollard on Sunday April 22nd. Benny O’Connor scooped the prize of €271. Congratulations Benny. Next draw will be held on Sunday May 6th in Farrelly’s, Castlepollard.

Lotto.
The next draw will be held in McCormack’s, Castlepollard on Thursday April 26th. The jackpots will be €10,000 and €5,100. Make sure you have your ticket. 


Sunday April 15th 2018

Fixtures.

Wednesday April 18th St. Michael’s Minor vs St. Paul’s/Delvin in Clonmellon. 7pm.    
Thursday April 19th Under 12 Girls vs St. Loman’s Home 6.30pm
Thursday April 19th Under 16 Girls vs Shandonagh Ballycomoyle 7pm
Saturday April 21st Men’s Team vs Killucan in the league. Ballycomoyle 6pm
Sunday April 22nd Ladies Team vs St. Joseph’s in the league. Ballycomoyle 12 noon.
Sunday April 22nd Under 14 St. Michael’s vs Inny Gaels in Ballynacarrigy 6.30pm
Monday April 23rd Under 16 St. Michael’s vs Kilbeggan/St. Joseph’s in Ballycomoyle 7.30pm.
Tuesday April 24th Boys Under 10 League 1st round in Bunbrosna 7pm                                      

Ladies Senior League.
Our Ladies Intermediate team had their first game under new management on Sunday April 15th against Garrycastle. While Garrycastle took the game on a scoreline of 3-8 to 0-7 there were a lot of positives in our girl’s performance. New coach Tommy Gallagher said he was very happy with the girls work rate but that the second half goals killed us. He’s looking forward to the task ahead and to working with his backroom team of Martin Williams and Mícheál Fagan.
We want to thank Tomás Blake, Ray Dobson, Gerry Farrelly and Carmel Reynolds for their work with the team thus far in the season.  

Registration.
Our registration team will be on hand for the next few Friday evenings at underage training to collect membership fees.

Lotto.
We held the lotto draw in The Seven Wonders Bar, Fore on Thursday last April 12th for jackpots of €10,000 and €5,000. Neither jackpot was won, so we proceeded to draw five winners of €30 each. They were Pat Carey, Seán Dunne, Lena Reilly, Seamus Leahy and Raymond Halpin. The next draw will be held in McCormack’s, Castlepollard on Thursday April 26th. The jackpots will be €10,000 and €5,100.

Great wins for Girls Under 14s and 16s.
Our Under 14s and under 16s girl’s teams both recorded victories against St. Paul’s last week. The under 14s scored 7-9 to St. Paul’s 1-3 on Tuesday April 10th and their older comrades, not to be outdone, recorded a 9-7 to 2-4 victory two days later.  Both teams are coached by the successful husband and wife team of Colm and Olive Murphy.

Under 14 St. Michael’s win.
The St. Michael’s under 14 team reaped the rewards of their hard work on Thursday last when they defeated Multyfarnham. Noel Morgan and Geoff Morrissey have been putting these lads through their paces for a number of weeks now and the early start has paid off.

Under 12 Boys late equaliser.
A great performance from our under 12 boys on Wednesday last April 11th saw them come from behind against a strong St. Paul’s team to finish the game level on a scoreline of 1-5 each. This was their first outing of the season and their coaching team of Vinnie and Cathal are very pleased with their charges.

Sympathy
The Ballycomoyle GAA community would like to extend our sympathy to the Shields family on the recent death of Eileen Shields. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hAnam.


Sunday April 8th 2018

Fixtures.

Monday April 9th St. Michael’s Under 16 vs Multyfarnham in Ballycomoyle 6.30pm
Tuesday April 10th Ballycomoyle Girls Under 14 vs St. Paul’s/Delvin away. 6,30pm
Thursday April 12th St. Michael’s Under 14 vs Multyfarnham in Multyfarnham. 6.30pm
Saturday April 14th Under 8s Go-Games blitz. Venue and time to be confirmed.
Sunday April 15th (Senior League) Ballycomoyle Ladies vs Garrycastle in Ballycomoyle 12 noon.
Wednesday April 18th St. Michael’s Minor vs St. Paul’s/Delvin in Clonmellon. 7pm.                                                   

Great League Start for Men’s Team.
Ballycomoyle’s men got off to a great start in the league on Easter Monday when they played Ballymore away. Under the new management team of Tom Keague and Seamus Farrelly training has been going very positively but the proof of the pudding is in the eating and the positivity carried through to the field of play. We started a team made up of youth and experience and the combination delivered an impressive 2-10 to 0-7 victory.  
 The team fielded as follows Michael McKenna, Jordan Williams, Jack Coyle, Charles Flynn, Ciarán Fagan, Benny Doyle, James McHugh, Dan Higgins, Aaron Leahy, Brian Caffrey, Caolam McLaverty, Shane Brody, Vinnie Reynolds.
Subs: Billy Ryan for Caolam McLaverty. Warren Williams for Shane Brody, Robbie Cooney for Warren Williams.
While this was an overall great performance Jordan Williams, Benny Doyle and Brian Caffrey deserve particular mention.
Warren Williams had to go off injured and we wish him a speedy recovery. Our next game is at home to Killucan on a date yet to be confirmed.

Féile na nÓg.
St. Michael’s under 14s took part in Féile on Saturday last in Kinnegad. Our lads had 2 games. We had a good win against Millmore Gaels but sadly came unstuck against a strong Kinnegad team in spite of a spirited performance. We wish Kinnegad the best of luck going forward in the competition and we wish our own Aaron Fagan a speedy recovery from an injury he picked up on the day.

Ladies Senior League.
Our Ladies Intermediate team had a tough match against Moate on Easter Monday in the Senior League. Unfortunately, Moate proved too strong on the day and our girls came off second best.

County Players.
Congratulations to Ballycomoyle U14 girls Shannon Reilly and Cara Murphy who helped Westmeath to a massive Leinster championship U14 win over Offaly today in Tubberclair Westmeath 13-12 Offaly 0-3. Their next outing is against Laois on Saturday April 21st in Portlaoise.

Split the Pot
The Split the Pot draw was held in Burke's Bar, Coole on Sunday April 8th. Winner of €222 was Willow Hill c/o her generous granny Kathryn Cooney who purchased the ticket. Congratulations to them both.
Next draw Sunday April 22nd.

Congratulations.
Congratulations to Catherine Daly who has been appointed to the National Scór committee by
Seán Ó hÓráin, Uachtarán CLG. The committee will sit from 2018 to 2021.

Best of Luck.
Best of luck to the figure dancers and set dancers from The Downs and to the quiz team team from St. Joseph’s who will represent club and County in the all-Ireland Scór Sinsir final next Saturday April 14th in Sligo.

Lotto.
The next draw will be held in The Seven Wonders Bar, Fore on Thursday April 12th. The jackpots will be €10,000 and €5,000.


Sunday April 1st 2018

Fixtures.

Ladies Senior League vs Moate in Moate Monday April 2nd 12 noon
Men’s Junior League vs Ballymore in Ballymore Monday April 2nd
Under 14 Girls vs Killucan in Ballycomoyle Tuesday April 3rd at 6.30pm.
Under 14 St. Michael’s in Féile Saturday April 7th in Kinnegad. 12 noon.
Under 16 S. Michael’s vs Multyfarnham in Multyfarnham Monday April 9th at 6.30pm
Under 14 St. Michael’s vs Multyfarnham in Mulyfarnham Thursday April 12th at 6.30pm
                                                 

Pitch Calendar.
Now that the clocks have changed to Summer time our pitch will be coming under increased demand. To help manage that demand we have created a Pitch timetable/calendar which can be viewed on our website at
www.ballycomoyle.com. If you want to book a slot, be it a regular training slot or a one-off game slot, drop a text to Seamus Coyle (087) 6855808 or Seán Daly (086) 0394302.

Lotto.
The Lotto draw for jackpots of €10,000 and €4,900 was held on Thursday March 29th in The Town & Country, Castlepollard. The numbers drawn were Draw1: 1, 10, 23, 26. Draw 2: 7, 8, 18, 27. There were no jackpot winners and the following people won €30 each. Gerry King, Moira Halpin, Nigel Doyle, Bernadette O’Reilly and Paddy Mangan Jnr. The next draw will be held in The Seven Wonders Bar, Fore on Thursday April 12th. The jackpots will be €10,000 and €5,000.

Membership.
If you haven’t already paid your membership for 2018 contact any of our registration team of Sinéad Williams, Louise Farrelly or Maria Higgins as soon as possible, to remedy the situation. You’ll find their contact details on the club website at www.ballycomoyle.com

Blood Donors wanted.
There will be a blood donation clinic in Hotel Castlepollard on Thursday April 5th from 4.30 to 8pm. Remember that only 3 per cent of us are regular blood donors and 25 per cent of us will need a blood transfusion at some point in our lives. If you are one of the regular blood donors why not bring a friend in with you and help to narrow the gap between that 3 and 25 percent. 


Sunday March 25th 2018

Ladies Intermediate.

The Ballycomoyle Intermediate Ladies Team faced Clann Gaels in their first outing of the League on Sunday 25th March. 22 players fielded for Ballycomoyle which is a testament to the big panel of players that have been training hard this year. The half time score was 2 -8 to Clann Gaels and 1-2 to Ballycomoyle. The Bal ladies came out fighting in the start of the second half and showed what they're capable of by scoring 3 goals and a point to lead by a point before there was a reply from Clann Gaels. Unfortunately Clann Gaels got the upper hand again and the game finished up Clann Gaels 4 -13 to Ballycomoyle 4-5.
Team: Alma Hayden, Niamh Smyth, Rebecca Craig, Lizzie Hannon, Shauna Coghlan, Aoife Gallagher, Jade Crone, Laura Kilcoyne, Ally Murphy, Rebecca Ayres, Ruth Daniels, Emily Barker, Megan D'Arcy, Mary Quinn, Kaitlin Walsh. Substitutions made Aoíbhínn Dolan, Ashleigh Mortimer, Clodagh Williams, Fiona Lawlor, Niamh McCarthy, Sarah Fagan, Sinéad Connell.

Fixtures.
Under 12 boys vs CFCW in Castletown on Wednesday 28th March at 6.30pm
Under 14's St Michaels vs Tyrellspass in Castletown on Thursday 29th March at 6.30pm. 
Minor St. Michael’s vs Milltownpass in Ballycomoyle Sunday 1st April at 11.30am
Under 14 Girls vs Killucan in Ballycomoyle Tuesday April 3rd at 6.30pm.                                                     

Pitch Calendar.
Now that the clocks have changed to Summer time our pitch will be coming under increased demand. To help manage that demand we have created a Pitch timetable/calendar which can be viewed on our website at
www.ballycomoyle.com. If you want to book a slot, be it a regular training slot or a one-off game slot, drop a text to Seamus Coyle (087) 6855808 or Seán Daly (086) 0394302.

Lotto.
The next draw for jackpots of €10,000 and €4,900 will be held on Thursday March 29th in The Town & Country, Castlepollard.

Underage training.
The regular underage training time of 7 to 8pm on a Friday evening returns on Friday 30th March. As usual we are still looking for all the help we can get to make this a success. In addition to Coaches there is always a need for extra supervisory help. Don’t assume it’s somebody else’s job. Contact our Underage Secretary Paddy Hannan (087) 6640923 if you think you have something to offer.

Sympathy
The entire Ballycomoyle GAA community would like to extend our sympathy to Orla Gallagher on the recent death of her father, Jimmy Kenny. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Split the Pot.
We held the Split the Pot draw in Comiskey’s on Sunday March 25th. The winner was Geraldine O’Rourke who gets €203. Congratulations Geraldine. The next draw will be held on Sunday April 8th.

Membership.
If you haven’t already paid your membership for 2018 contact any of our registration team of Sinéad Williams, Louise Farrelly or Maria Higgins as soon as possible, to remedy the situation. You’ll find their contact details on the club website at www.ballycomoyle.com 


Sunday March 18th

Table Quiz.

We held a Table Quiz in The Lough Lene Inn on Friday last March 16th. A fantastic night was had by all who attended. A big thank you to our hosts on the night, to Anne Gallagher who spent half the day preparing food and to anybody who sponsored prizes for the event.

Lotto.

The Lotto draw was held in Burke’s Bar, Coole on Thursday 15th March. The numbers drawn were Draw 1: 14, 17, 22, 24 & Draw 2: 3, 5, 10, 24. We had no jackpot winner and proceeded to draw the following for prizes of €30 each. T.P. Loftus, Clodagh Router, Laura Owens, Bernie O’Connor and finally a syndicate ticket bearing the names Mick, John, Pat and Brendan. The next draw for jackpots of €10,000 and €4,900 will be held on March 30th in The Town & Country, Castlepollard.

Ladies Minor Team.

Calling all Ladies Minor players. Ballycomoyle Ladies want to enter a team in the minor age group (Under 18s) and we are putting the call out to any player in that age group who may have lapsed from the game to give Carmel Reynolds (086) 8752324 or Tomás Blake (087) 9156981 a call and they’ll put you in the picture.

Split the Pot.

We held the Split the Pot draw in The Lough Lene Inn in conjunction with our Table Quiz on Friday March 16th. The winner was Tess Gilhooley who scooped €258. Congratulations Tess. The next draw will be held on Sunday March 25th.

Membership.

If you haven’t already paid your membership for 2018 contact any of our registration team of Sinéad Williams, Louise Farrelly or Maria Higgins as soon as possible, to remedy the situation. You’ll find their contact details on the club website at www.ballycomoyle.com 


Sunday 11th March 2018

Table Quiz.

We are holding a Table Quiz in The Lough Lene Inn on Friday next March 16th at 9.30pm. What better way to kick off the St. Patrick’s weekend than by rounding up a few of your friends and heading for Collinstown on the night.

Scór Leinster Final.  

Ballycomoyle were represented in the Scór Sinsir Leinster final on Sunday March 11th by Catherine Daly in the Aithriseoireacht  (Recitation) and by Seán Daly, Seamus McDermott, Helen Coyle, Dermot McKenna, Gráinne Healy, Piaras Walsh, Elaine Caffrey and Seamus Coyle in the Léiriú Stáitse (Stage Presentation).  Unfortunately neither act pleased the judges enough to warrant the medals. It was a great adventure to get this far and great credit is due to each one of the competitors.

Wedding Bells

Congratulations from everyone in Ballycomoyle to Louise Brennan and David Cunningham who got married on Friday last March 9th.  We wish them many years of health and happiness together.

Ladies Minor Team.

Calling all Ladies Minor players. Ballycomoyle Ladies want to enter a team in the minor age group (Under 18s) and we are putting the call out to any player in that age group who may have lapsed from the game to give Carmel Reynolds (086) 8752324 or Tomás Blake (087) 9156981 a call and they’ll put you in the picture.

Lotto

The lotto draw originally scheduled for March 1st was snowed off and the rescheduled draw was cancelled as a mark of respect on hearing of the death of Darren Fitzpatrick. The lotto will now go ahead on Thursday March 15th in Burke’s Bar, Coole for jackpots of €10,000 and €4,800.

Darren Fitzpatrick.

The entire Ballycomoyle community were saddened to hear of the death of Darren Fitzpatrick during the week. Our thoughts and prayers are with His father, Kevin, his three brothers, Niall, Eric & Seán and all his relatives and friends.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a Anam óg.


Sunday 4th March 2018

Snow News week.

We often have a slow news week in the GAA world but this week is very much a “Snow news week” Every event that should have happened was snowed off.  Many of us were cut off from the outside world and owe a great deal of thanks to the many local farmers who gave of their time and machinery to keep local roads open.

Scór Leinster Final Beckons.

The Leinster semi-finals of Scór Sinsir were two of the many events that came a cropper because of the snow. They were scheduled to take place on the 3rd and 4th of March. Because the final is taking place in The Helix just a week later on Sunday 11th March, a date that couldn’t be changed, it has been decided to dispense with the semi-finals entirely and allow all County winners advance straight to the Leinster final.  Ballycomoyle will be represented by Catherine Daly in the Aithriseoireacht  (Recitation) and by Seán Daly, Seamus McDermott, Helen Coyle, Dermot McKenna, Gráinne Healy, Piaras Walsh, Elaine Caffrey and Seamus Coyle in the Léiriú Stáitse (Stage PresentationRince. We wish each of them the very best of luck. Tickets for the event can be booked directly on The Helix website.  www.thehelix.ie

Lotto

The next draw was to be held in Burke’s bar, Coole on Thursday March 1st for jackpots of €10,000 and €4,800. It was rescheduled because of the snow to early this week and results will be here next week.

Sympathy.

The executive and membership of Ballycomoyle GAA would like to extend our sympathy to the McMyler family on the death of Margaret last week. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hAnam.

Underage training.

The names and contact details for coaches/mentors for most of the underage teams are now on the club website www.ballycomoyle.com/contacts.The remaining few will be added as soon as they are finalised.

Split the Pot.

Next draw takes place in Comiskey’s, Castlepollard on Sunday March 11th at 7.30pm.


Sunday 25th February 2018

Scór success.

Ballycomoyle had a very fruitful evening in The Downs GAA hall last Saturday night in the Scór Sinsir county final. We were represented in four of the seven competitions. . Aithriseoireacht  (Recitation): Catherine Daly, Bailéad Ghrupa: Siobhán Friary,  Alisha Fitzpatrick, Seán Daly,  Gráinne Healy & Catherine Daly. Léiriú Stáitse (Stage Presentation):  Seán Daly, Seamus McDermott, Helen Coyle, Dermot McKenna, Gráinne Healy, Piaras Walsh, Elaine Caffrey and Seamus Coyle. Rince Seit (Set Dancing): Anne Flanagan, Aoife Kelly, Catherine Daly & Elaine O’Doherty-Masterson. When all the votes were cast we emerged with county titles in two categories Aithriseoireacht  (Recitation) and  Léiriú Stáitse (Stage Presentation).  In addition we won the Eugene Doherty perpetual cup for “Club of the Year”. Congratulations to all our contestants for their individual efforts on the night. The County Winners will proceed to the Leinster Semi-final which takes place in The Downs GAA hall next Sunday March 4th.  A big thank you must go to Catherine Daly for her continued commitment to keeping Scór alive in Ballycomoyle. There is no doubt that we wouldn’t be boasting nine county medals today without her efforts. In particular the Club of the year award is a testament to her powers of persuasion on these wintry evenings when it would be all too easy to sit at home by the fire. We appreciate the little push.

Split the Pot.

Split the Pot took place on Sunday February 25th in The Abbey House Fore.  Ciaran (Slim) Cullen won €210.  Congratulations Ciaran.  Next draw will be held on Sunday March 11th.   You’ll find the envelopes and buckets in our many supporting businesses around the area.

Lotto

The next draw will be held in Burke’s bar, Coole on Thursday March 1st when the jackpots will be €10,000 and €4,800.

Registration Evening.

Our registration evening was a huge success and our registration team will be hanging around training for the various teams over the next month rounding up anyone who they didn’t get on Friday last.


Sunday 18th February 2018

Scór

The county final of Scór sinsir will take place on Saturday February 24th in The Downs GAA Centre.  Ballycomoyle have qualified through the semi-finals in the following competitions. Aithriseoireacht  (Recitation): Catherine Daly, Bailéad Ghrupa: Siobhán Friary,  Alisha Fitzpatrick, Seán Daly,  Gráinne Healy & Catherine Daly. Léiriú Stáitse (Stage Presentation):  Seán Daly, Seamus McDermott, Helen Coyle, Dermot McKenna, Gráinne Healy, Piaras Walsh, Elaine Caffrey and Seamus Coyle. Rince Seit (Set Dancing): Gráinne Healy, Naomi Fitzpatrick, Anne Flanagan, Sinéad Fitzpatrick, Aoife Kelly, Fiona  Culleton, Catherine Daly & Elaine O’Doherty-Masterson.  The best of luck to each of them.

 Split the Pot

The next draw will be on Sunday February 25th in The Abbey House Fore. For €2 you can win half the takings. You’ll find the envelopes and buckets in our many supporting businesses around the area.

Referee.

Congratulations to Noel Morgan who just recently completed the referee’s course. You’ll soon see him out on the field with the whistle. If he brings the same dedication to refereeing as he does to his multiple roles within Ballycomoyle we know he’ll be very successful.

Lotto

Our Lotto draw took place on Thursday Feb 15th in Farrelly’s,  Castlepollard.  The jackpots were €10,000 and €4,700. The numbers drawn were as follows. Draw1:  8, 9, 10, 28.  Draw 2:  8, 11, 16, 26. Neither jackpot was won and we proceeded to draw the following people who get prizes of €30 each. Ann Cullen, Billy Costelloe, Stephen Leahy, Ciaran O’Neill and Emily O’Hanlon. The next draw will be held in Burke’s bar, Coole on Thursday March 1st when the jackpots will be €10,000 and €4,800.

Registration Evening.

We are holding a registration evening in Hotel Castlepollard on Friday 23rd of February from 6 to 9pm. This is for all age groups juvenile to adult. Our registration team of Sinéad, Louise and Maria will be on hand with registration forms and information to take care of everybody. Registration fees are individual adult €50, individual juvenile €30 and family €90.

Congratulations.

Big congratulations to The Downs Léiriú Stáitse (Stage Presentation) team who lifted the gold medal in last weekend’s Scór na n’Og all-Ireland final.  Hard luck to their set dancers and to the solo singer and quiz team from Ballinagore who didn’t get the nod from the judges.

Club Website

Our website is up and running at www.ballycomoyle.com.  If there is anything you would like to see included on the website drop me an email to seamuscoyle@yahoo.com


Sunday 11th February 2018

Scór

The county semi-finals of Scór sinsir took place on Friday Feb 9th and Saturday Feb 10th.  Ballycomoyle were competing in Ballymore on the Friday night. We were represented in the following competitions. Amhrániocht Aonair (Solo Singing): Seán Daly, Aithriseoireacht  (Recitation): Catherine Daly, Bailéad Ghrupa: Siobhán Friary,  Seán Daly, Gráinne Healy & Catherine Daly. Léiriú Stáitse (Novelty Act): , Seán Daly, Seamus McDermott, Helen Coyle, Dermot McKenna, Gráinne Healy, Piaras Walsh, Elaine Caffrey and Seamus Coyle. Rince Seit (Set Dancing): Gráinne Healy, Naomi Fitzpatrick, Anne Flanagan, Sinéad Fitzpatrick, Aoife Kelly, Fiona  Culleton, Catherine Daly & Elaine O’Doherty-Masterson. We got through to the county final in the Aithriseoireacht  (Recitation)  Bailéad Ghrupa  & Léiriú Stáitse (Novelty Act).  Hard luck to our solo singer and set dancers.. The final takes place in The Downs GAA Centre on Saturday night February 24th.

Speedy Recovery

We wish a speedy recovery to Alisha Fitzpatrick who was to have been taking part in Scór with the ballad group and the set dancers. Due to illness she had to withdraw. I’m sure she’ll be back in action in time to compete for a county medal with the ballad group on Feb. the 24th.

St. Michael’s Minor. 

St.Michael’s Minors had their first game in the league on Sunday morning against Killucan. The game didn’t go our way but our lads played very well considering it’s the first outing of the year and the first game under the newly amalgamated St. Michael’s banner. They are out again next Sunday against Kilbeggan/St. Joseph’s. Home venue to be confirmed.

Adult Teams

Mens and Ladies teams are training away in spite of this arctic weather and are always on the hunt for new players or players who have lapsed and feel like making a return.  The men can contact Tom Keague 087 9610053 and the ladies should contact Tomás Blake 087 9156981

Split The Pot

Split the Pot is back after the Christmas break The draw took place in The Seven Wonders Bar on Sunday February 11th and our first winner of 2018 is Paddy Cheevers. Paddy gets €305.  The next draw will be on Sunday February 25th.

Lotto

The next Lotto draw will be on Thursday Feb 15th in Farrelly’s, Castlepollard when the jackpots will be €10,000 and €4,700.

Registration Evening.

We are holding a registration evening in Hotel Castlepollard on Friday 23rd of February from 6 to 9pm. This is for all age groups juvenile to adult. Our registration team of Sinéad, Louise and Maria will be on hand with registration forms and information to take care of everybody. Registration fees are individual adult €50, individual juvenile €30 and family €90. 

Club Website

Our website is up and running at www.ballycomoyle.com.  If there is anything you would like to see included on the website drop me an email to seamuscoyle@yahoo.com


Sunday 4th February 2018

Scór

The semi-finals of Scór sinsir take place next weekend Friday Feb 9th and Saturday Feb 10th. Ballycomoyle will be competing in Ballymore on the Friday night. We will be represented in the following competitions. Amhrániocht Aonair (Solo Singing): Seán Daly, Aithriseoireacht  (Recitation): Catherine Daly, Bailéad Ghrupa: Siobhán Friary, Alisha Fitzpatrick, Seán Daly, Gráinne Healy & Catherine Daly. Léiriú Stáitse (Novelty Act): , Seán Daly, Seamus McDermott, Helen Coyle, Dermot McKenna, Gráinne Healy, Piaras Walsh, Elaine Caffrey and Seamus Coyle. Rince Seit (Set Dancing: Alisha Fitzpatrick, Naomi Fitzpatrick, Anne Flanagan, Sinead Fitzpatrick, Aoife Kelly, Fiona  Culleton, Catherine Daly & Elaine O’Doherty-Masterson.

Lotto

Our first Lotto draw of 2018 was held in The Lough Lene Inn, Collinsttown on Thursday last Feb 1st. The numbers drawn for the €10,000 were: 13, 22, 24, 25. The numbers drawn for the €4,600 were: 5, 7, 9, 11. Neither jackpot was won on the night so we proceeded to draw the following people who get €30 each.  Tanya Kenny, John Coyle, Suzy Gavan, Anna Marie McKenna & Dee O’Reilly. The next draw will be on Thursday Feb 15th in Farrelly’s, Castlepollard when the jackpots will be €10,000 and €4,700.

 

Junior Championship Draw.

The draw for the men’s junior championship took place last week. Ballycomoyle are in group 2 and will face St. Paul’s in the first round. There are 2 further teams in this group, Loughnavalley and Delvin. The top 2 teams from the group will proceed to the knockout stages of the championship with the top team also gaining promotion to group 1 for the following year’s competition. 

Sympathy.

The executive and members of Ballycomoyle GAA Club would like to extend our sympathy to the Carter family on the death Of Elizabeth (Betty) last week. We also extend our sympathy to Majella Walsh on the recent death of her sister Martina in England. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.

Club Website

Our website is up and running at www.ballycomoyle.com.  If there is anything you would like to see included on the website drop me an email to seamuscoyle@yahoo.com

Sunday 28 January 2018

Dinner Dance
Our 2018 Dinner Dance was held in Hotel Castlepollard on Saturday night last and was a huge success. Everybody was well looked after by Russell and his team and nobody left the place hungry or thirsty. The proceedings were kicked off by a brilliant performance from our Scór na nÓg ballad group who have just recently won the Westmeath county title. We had medal presentations to our Ladies team who won the County Junior Championship in 2017 and special recognition presentations to their management team. Individual presentations were made to members of our ladies and men’s teams for outstanding performances during the season.  Player of the final went to Ruth Daniels for what was one of the best individual displays of football ever witnessed in a Ballycomoyle jersey. Player of the year deservedly went to Aoife Gallagher. Caoimhe McCrossan was presented with a special recognition award for her achievement as a county player with the Westmeath camogie team. Caoimhe was player of the match in the All-Ireland final when Westmeath lifted the junior title. She went on to win a “soaring star” award, the Intermediate and Junior grades equivalent of an all-star. Player of the year on the men’s team went to John Egan who has given stellar commitment to the club since his underage playing years. On the Scór front we had presentations to the aforementioned Ballad Group and to our Quiz team who in the previous season had won the county title and were narrowly defeated in the All-Ireland final in Belfast. Chairman of the club Seamus McDermott did an outstanding job as Fear an Tí for the evening and we were joined by a number of special guests. Father Oliver Skelly from the parish of Coole/Whitehall attended and we had apologies from Fr. Patrick Moore, Castlepollard, Father Patrick Donnelly, Fore/Collinstown and Rev. Damien Ó Cathain. Geraldine Giles Chairperson of the ladies’ county board attended and presented medals to the ladies’ team. We were also joined by Patrick O’Reilly Secretary men’s county board, Olive Leonard Chairperson Westmeath Scór and of course our own Catherine Daly who in between all her work for Ballycomoyle is also chairperson of Scór Laighean.

New website
We have our new website up and running. Over the coming weeks and months the website will hopefully become the go-to place for all club information. As of now it’s very much in the “under construction” phase so please have patience. You’ll find it at www.ballycomoyle.com.

Membership
Watch this space for details of Membership/registration events over the next couple of months.  Membership fees for 2018 are individual adult €50, individual juvenile (under 18)) €30  family €90. 

Lotto
The first lotto draw of the new year will be held in The Lough Lene Inn, Collinstown on Thursday February 1st. Jackpots are as follows.  Draw 1: €10,000 Draw 2:  €4,600. Make sure you have your tickets. 


Sunday 21 January 2018

Scór  

Our very talented ballad group travelled all the way to the opera house in Wexford on Sunday January 14th to represent us in the Leinster fina of Scór na nÓgl. Having won the County final and progressed through the Leinster semi-final our group of Aoibhinn Dolan, Orla Fox, Bláthnáid Daly, Zara Geraghty and Killian Hogan sadly didn’t get the nod from the judges on this occasion. The provincial title went to our near neighbours Killoe from County Longford. Well done to our five for their fabulous performances and for flying the Bal’ flag for so long.  

Meanwhile preparations for Scór Sinsear are proceeding at a pace. The county semi-finals will take place on the weekend of 9th /10th of February with the final scheduled for the 24th of February.


AGM

Our club AGM took place on Friday night 12th of January. At a well attended meeting the following were either newly appointed or re-appointed.  Chairman: Seamus McDermott, Secretary: Aidan Keogh, Ladies Secretary: Sinead Williams, Underage  Secretary: Paddy Hannon, Treasurer: Ann Dermody. There were other very important positions filled on the night and full details will be listed on our website.

Membership.

Membership and registration  for 2018 is being handled by our team of registrars Sinead Williams, Louise Farrelly and Maria Higgins.  Fees for the coming year are as follows. Individual adult €50, individual juvenile €30 family €90.  

Dinner Dance.

The highlight of the Ballycomoyle social calendar in past years has been the Club dinner dance.  We expect this year to be no different when we get together for our dinner dance and medal presentation night in Hotel Castlepollard on next Saturday January 27th.  Our Ladies team had a great year in 2017, taking the junior title, and we will be honouring them and others with presentations.  A night definitely not to be missed. If for some reason you still haven’t sourced your ticket contact Ann Dermody (Club Treasurer) on 086 8264803.

Lotto.

The Ballycomoyle club lotto has been running for the last 24 years. Over that time it has been the single biggest and most consistent contributor to Club funds. The average profit per year, taking good years and bad, was €9,500. 

To January 2018 our lotto has raised close to €230,000 for the club. This figure is net of all prize money paid out. 

The first draw for 2018 will take place in The Lough Lene Inn, Collinstown on Thursday February 1st when the jackpots will be as follows: Draw 1:  €10,000. Draw 2: €4,600.

Adult Teams.

Both our ladies and mens adult teams are back in training. The mens management team comprises Tom Keague and Seamus Farrelly. The ladies management team is Tomás Blake, Ray Dobson and Gerry Farrelly. We wish them the best of luck for the season ahead and encourage as many people as possible to go out and give them a shout at their games.

Split the Pot

Our “Split the Pot” fundraiser will resume in February and run on alternate weeks to the Club Lotto. This fundraiser which started last year has proved very popular and brings in much needed funds to help with the running of the club. In addition it has raised funds for LARCC Cancer Support Centre.