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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.