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Sunday December 16th

AGM
We held our AGM in Hotel Castlepollard on Friday night last December 14th. Chairman, Seamus McDermott, opened the well-attended meeting and invited reports from Aidan Keogh (Club Secretary) Sinéad Williams (Ladies Secretary) Paddy Hannan & Aisling Brady (Underage Chairman and Secretary) Catherine Daly (Scór) and Ann Dermody (Treasurer). All reported a very positive year for the club with great attendance and participation in all activities and our finances are in a healthy state going forward.
We proceeded to elect officers for the coming year and there was little change from last year. Chairman Seamus McDermott, Secretary Aidan Keogh, Ladies Secretary Sinéad Williams, Underage Chairman Larry Masterson, Underage Secretary Aisling Brady, Treasurer Ann Dermody Culture and Language Officer Catherine Daly PRO Seamus Coyle. A number of other positions were filled, and a full list can be seen on our club website at www.ballycomoyle.com. After discussing other club business, the chairman thanked everybody who had contributed in any way to making 2018 such a success and wrapped up the meeting with a vote of sympathy to anyone who had been bereaved during the year.  

A Date with Davy Fitzgerald
Ballycomoyle are bringing Davy Fitzgerald to the Mullingar Park Hotel on March 23rd next. We are presenting Westmeath’s Fittest Superstars in conjunction with Davy and his team who are the creators of Ireland’s Fittest Family. We invite Clubs, Charities, Schools or indeed any organization to enter the competition to be crowned Westmeath’s Fittest Superstars. You can win the coveted title and €1000 for your Club, Charity or Organization. We have place for 12 teams and already have a lot of interest. Each team is made up of 4 participants a mentor and a coach. Six in total. The entry fee is €100 for each of the 6 members of the team but we encourage you to raise more in sponsorship if possible. The team with the most sponsorship gets a wild card straight to the final on the night. A team must have 2 male and 2 female members All team members must be over 16 and one member must be over 50. To register your interest contact Aisling Brady on (087) 2023025 or Seán Daly (086) 0394302. Check our website at www.ballycomoyle.com or email ballycomoylefs@gmail.com.  

Sympathy.
The Ballycomoyle community extend our sympathy to the family of Kathleen Kennedy, Kilcumny, who died on Saturday December 15th. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a hAnam.

Club Lotto.
The club lotto draw took place in Burke’s Bar, Coole on Thursday December 6th. The numbers drawn were as follows. Draw 1  €10,000: 1, 17, 21, 23. Draw 2 €6,700: 2, 6, 13, 26. Neither jackpot was won, and the following were drawn for €30 each. Liam Leahy, Joe Reilly, Ciarán Fagan, Matthew Farrelly, St. Vincent De Paul. The next draw will be the Christmas Special and will take place in The Seven Wonders Bar on Friday night next December 21st. The jackpots will be €10,000 and €6,800. There will be numerous extra prizes on the night including some house prizes reserved for those in attendance.

Happy Birthday
One of the stalwarts of the lotto, Ann Gallagher, celebrated her 80th birthday recently and we couldn’t let the recent lotto draw pass without marking the occasion. Pat Burke and a few of the lotto committee members decorated the venue in her honour and we presented her with a cake that aptly described her as “Queen of the Lotto”. Seamus McDermott cracked open a bottle of bubbly and the night went so well that we are already looking forward to her 90th.

Split the Pot.
The Split the Pot Christmas special will take place in Farrelly’s, Castlepollard on Saturday December 22nd. The lucky winner on the night will be guaranteed a prize of €500.

Christmas Wishes.
The Chairman and executive of Ballycomoyle would like to wish all our players. scór participants, members and supporters a happy and holy Christmas and a healthy new year. We extend our sympathy to the many people in the club who were bereaved during 2018 and ask that we all stick together and look out for each other at this festive time and always.


Sunday December 2nd

Santa Claus in Fore.
Santa Claus came to visit us in The Abbey House, Fore on Sunday last December 2nd. He got a fantastic welcome from the nearly 70 children who had come out to see him. We had three fantastic elves lined up to help entertain the young visitors. Laoise Dolan (who postponed a shopping trip to Dublin to make herself available), Ciara Earle and Jesse Ginnell. They, along with our adult helpers, marshalled the children into Santa’s grotto and supervised the artistic activities during the course of the evening. A big thank you to the three of them, to Beatrice and Rosemary for organizing the event and to the main man for coming all the way from the North Pole at this very busy time of year. Thanks also to John Keane who met Santa’s Sleigh at a nearby location and transported him in great style on the last leg of his journey to Fore.

 
A Date with Davy Fitzgerald
Ballycomoyle are bringing Davy Fitzgerald to the Mullingar Park Hotel on March 23rd next. We are presenting Westmeath’s Fittest Superstars in conjunction with Davy and his team who are the creators of Ireland’s Fittest Family. We invite Clubs, Charities, Schools or indeed any organization to enter the competition to be crowned Westmeath’s Fittest Superstars. You can win the coveted title and €1000 for your Club, Charity or Organization. We have place for 12 teams and already have a lot of interest. Each team is made up of 4 participants a mentor and a coach. Six in total. The entry fee is €100 for each of the 6 members of the team but we encourage you to raise more in sponsorship if possible. The team with the most sponsorship gets a wild card straight to the final on the night. A team must have 2 male and 2 female members All team members must be over 16 and one member must be over 50. To register your interest contact Aisling Brady on (087) 2023025 or Seán Daly (086) 0394302. Check our website at www.ballycomoyle.com or email ballycomoylefs@gmail.com.  


Scór na nÓg.
We had two groups of dancers representing Ballycomoyle in Milltown on Sunday December 2nd at the county final of Scór na nÓg.  Saoirse Fitzpatrick, Shauna Cribbon, Alisha Gavigan, Ciara Smith, Caoimhe McCabe, Ella Connell, Leah Brady and Elisha Kennedy were dancing in the set and Zara Morgan, Doireann Manley, Orlaith Dolan, Alva McCabe, Hannah Boyle, Ava Meenaghan, Sara Holland and Caitlin Masterson were dancing in both the figure and set competitions. Both groups danced magnificently but sadly neither got the nod from the judges on this occasion. We thank them and all our Scór participants for representing the club and we thank Catherine Daly and her team for the trojan work involved in preparing them.

Sympathy.
The Ballycomoyle GAA community offer our sympathy to Catherine Daly and her family on the death of her mother, Carmel Doherty, on Tuesday last November 27th. Carmel was an unassuming presence at many Ballycomoyle events, particularly Scór, where she quietly supported her daughter and grandchildren. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hAnam. 

Under 12 Girls.
The under 12 girls rounded off their very successful year with a medal presentation, to recognize their league victory, in Ballycomoyle on Saturday December 1st. Thanks to Marta Noel and Michael for looking after them so well all year.

Under 10 Boys Training.
Under 10 boys indoor winter training has started in Ringtown hall on Friday evenings from 6.30 to 8pm. The sessions will be skills based with a big emphasis on fun.

Club Lotto.
Our next lotto draw will take place in Burke’s Bar, Coole on Thursday December 6th where the jackpots will be €10,000 and €6,700.

Split the Pot.
Michael Sheridan won €300 in the Split the Pot draw on Sunday December 2nd. The draw was held in Bartley's, Drumcree.


Sunday November 25th 2018

A Date with Davy Fitzgerald
Ballycomoyle are bringing Davy Fitzgerald to the Mullingar Park Hotel on March 23rd next. We are presenting Westmeath’s Fittest Superstars in conjunction with Davy and his team who are the creators of Ireland’s Fittest Family. We invite Clubs, Charities, Schools or indeed any organization to enter the competition to be crowned Westmeath’s Fittest Superstars. You can win the coveted title and €1000 for your Club, Charity or Organization. We have place for 12 teams and already have a lot of interest. Each team is made up of 4 participants a mentor and a coach. Six in total. The entry fee is €100 for each of the 6 members of the team but we encourage you to raise more in sponsorship if possible. The team with the most sponsorship gets a wild card straight to the final on the night. A team must have 2 male and 2 female members All team members must be over 16 and one member must be over 50. To register your interest contact Aisling Brady on (087) 2023025 or Seán Daly (086) 0394302. Check our website at www.ballycomoyle.com or email ballycomoylefs@gmail.com.  

 

Santa Claus is coming back to Fore.
Santa Claus will be making his annual trip to The Abbey House in Fore on Sunday next December 2nd. He'll be arriving at 3 o’clock and he's looking forward to meeting all his friends from previous years and making some new friends this year. As usual there will be plenty of hot chocolate and fruit punch for everybody. The craft activity area will also be in full swing.
The entrance charge is €5 per child and the proceeds go to Ballycomoyle GAA.

 

Scór na nÓg.
The second semi-final of Scór na nÓg took place in Milltown on Sunday November 25th.  Ballycomoyle were represented in figure & set dancing by Saoirse Fitzpatrick, Shauna Cribbon, Alisha Gavigan, Ciara Smith, Caoimhe McCabe, Ella Connell, Leah Brady and Elisha Kennedy. We were represented in the recitation by Cliodhna Fitzpatrick. In spite of an excellent performance by both there was no luck for our girls in the figure dancing or for Cliodhna in the recitation. The dancers did get through to the county final in the set
They will  be joined in the final by the group who qualified for both figure and set dancing in last week’s semi-final; Zara Morgan, Doireann Manley, Orlaith Dolan, Alva McCabe, Hannah Boyle, Ava Meenaghan, Sara Holland and Caitlin Masterson. The final will be held in Ballymore on Sunday December 2nd at 2pm and we wish all the girls the best of luck.


Sunday November 18th 2018

Brendan Morgan.
The entire community were left reeling in shock in the middle of last week with the sad news of the death of Brendan Morgan. Ballycomoyle GAA would like to extend our sympathy to his wife Sarah, his four children Kayleigh, Cíalann, Síomha and Fíachra, his parents Fechin and Charlotte, his sister Fiona, his brothers Noel, Fechin and Cathal and to all his family and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a Anam.

 
A Date with Davy Fitzgerald
Ballycomoyle are bringing Davy Fitzgerald to the Mullingar Park Hotel on March 23rd next. We are presenting Westmeath’s Fittest Superstars in conjunction with Davy and his team who are the creators of Ireland’s Fittest Family. We invite Clubs, Charities, Schools or indeed any organization to enter the competition to be crowned Westmeath’s Fittest Superstars. You can win the coveted title and €1000 for your Club, Charity or Organization. We have place for 12 teams and already have a lot of interest. Each team is made up of 4 participants a mentor and a coach. Six in total. The entry fee is €100 for each of the 6 members of the team but we encourage you to raise more in sponsorship if possible. The team with the most sponsorship gets a wild card straight to the final on the night. A team must have 2 male and 2 female members All team members must be over 16 and one member must be over 50. To register your interest contact Aisling Brady on (087) 2023025 or Seán Daly (086) 0394302. Check our website at www.ballycomoyle.com or email ballycomoylefs@gmail.com. We expect to close entries on December 1st and hold a draw to select the 12 participating teams.

 

Santa Claus is coming back to Fore.
Santa Claus will be making his annual trip to The Abbey House in Fore on Sunday December 2nd. He'll be arriving at 3 o’clock and he's looking forward to meeting all his friends from previous years and making some new friends this year. As usual there will be plenty of hot chocolate and fruit punch for everybody. The craft activity area will also be in full swing.
The entrance charge is €5 per child and the proceeds go to Ballycomoyle GAA.

 

Scór na nÓg.
The first Westmeath semi-final of Scór na nÓg took place in Milltown on Sunday November 18th. Ballycomoyle were represented by the following: Solo.singing: Austin O’Grady.  Ballad group: Orlaith Dolan, Zara Morgan, Abbie Gilsenan, Caitlin Masterson & Austin O Grady. Figure & Set dancing (same group of girls): Zara Morgan, Doireann Manley, Orlaith Dolan, Alva McCabe, Hannah Boyle, Ava Meenaghan, Sara Hollande, Caitlin Masterson.
Our Figure & Set dancers got through to the county final.  Our ballad group and solo singer sadly didn't qualify despite great performances.
The second semi-final will take place in Delvin next Sunday November 25th.  Ballycomoyle will be represented in figure & set dancing by Saoirse Fitzpatrick, Shauna Cribbon, Alisha Gavigan, Ciara Smith, Caoimhe McCabe, Ella Connell, Leah Brady and Elisha Kennedy. We will be represented in the recitation by Cliodhna Fitzpatrick.
The county final will take place in Ballymore on Sunday December 2nd at 2pm.

Sunday November 11th 2018

A Date with Davy Fitzgerald
Ballycomoyle are bringing Davy Fitzgerald to the Mullingar Park Hotel on March 23rd next. We are presenting Westmeath’s Fittest Superstars in conjunction with Davy and his team who are the creators of Ireland’s Fittest Family. We invite Clubs, Charities, Schools or indeed any organization to enter the competition to be crowned Westmeath’s Fittest Superstars. You can win the coveted title and €1000 for your Club, Charity or Organization. We have place for 12 teams and already have a lot of interest. Each team is made up of 4 participants a mentor and a coach. Six in total. The entry fee is €100 for each of the 6 members of the team but we encourage you to raise more in sponsorship if possible. The team with the most sponsorship gets a wild card straight to the final on the night. A team must have 2 male and 2 female members All team members must be over 16 and one member must be over 50. To register your interest contact Aisling Brady on (087) 2023025 or Seán Daly (086) 0394302. Check our website at www.ballycomoyle.com or email ballycomoylefs@gmail.com. We expect to close entries on December 1st and hold a draw to select the 12 participating teams.

 

Santa Claus is coming back to Fore.

Santa Claus will be making his annual trip to The Abbey House in Fore on Sunday December 2nd. He'll be arriving at 3 o.clock and he's looking forward to meeting all his friends from previous years and making some new friends this year. As usual there will be plenty of hot chocolate and fruit punch for everybody. The craft activity area will also be in full swing.
The entrance charge is €5 per child and the proceeds go to Ballycomoyle GAA.

 

Lotto

The lotto draw took place last Thursday in Farrelly’s, Castlepollard and the numbers drawn for the jackpots were as follows. Jackpot 1 €10,000: 4, 12, 23, 27. Jackpot 2 €6,500: 3, 11, 24, 28. Neither jackpot was won, and the following people won €30 each. Pat Cullen, Billy Kennedy, Oliver Gilsenan, Larry Masterson, Robbie & Olivia Costello. The next draw will be held in The Town & Country on Thursday November 22nd

 

Scór na nÓg.

Preparations are at an advanced stage for this year’s Scór na nÓg. Catherine Daly tells me that we will be well represented in the competition, with participants taking part in both county semi-finals. The first on Sunday next November 18th in Milltown and the second in Delvin the following Sunday November 25th. We have two sets of figure dancers, two sets of set Dancers a ballad group, a solo singer, a recitation and a music group. We wish them all the best of luck.

 

Split the Pot.
Jockser Dunne won €335 in the Split the Pot draw held in The Lough Lene Inn on Sunday November 4th. The next draw will be held on Sunday November 18th in Doyne’s Glenidan.

Ringtown’s Strictly LipSync.
Best of luck to everybody taking part in Ringtown’s Strictly LipSync on Friday next in The Park Hotel. A special shout out to all the Ballycomoyle connected participants, Catherine & Seán Daly, James McHugh, Derek Cheevers, Charles Flynn, Shane O’Donnell, Aoife Higgins & Christy Brady and to our chairman Seamus McDermott who will be on the judging panel.


Sunday  October 28th 2018


New York Draw.
We held our draw for the New York trip for two on Saturday night last Oct 27th. The host for the evening was The Lough Lene Inn, Collinstown. First out of the drum and the winner of the New York trip was Eoin O’Neill from Castlepollard. The seller’s prize went to Seamus McDermott who very generously donated his prize back to the club. The second prize was won by Carmel Hill, Collinstown and third prize went to Josie Murphy, Castlepollard. A big thank you from the club to all who sold or bought tickets, to David in the Lough Lene Inn for hosting the event and to the people who gave so much of their time shepherding the fundraiser through from start to finish over the past number of months.

Sympathy
We’d like to extend our sympathy to the Murtagh and Egan families on the recent death of Bridget (Ciss). Ciss was a very valued member of the St. Feichin’s Church choir for a number of years and will be sadly missed by her husband James (Scan), her sister Cath, brother Paddy, extended family and many friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h’Anam.

Men’s Junior League.

Our men’s junior team had a very valuable league win on Saturday against St. Joseph’s. This will see us playing in a higher division in next year’s competition and our players and management are looking forward to the challenge.

Lotto
The lotto draw took place last Thursday in The Lough Lene Inn and the numbers drawn for each jackpot were as follows. Jackpot 1 €10,000 7, 14, 20, 22. Jackpot 2 €6,400 9, 14, 17, 18. Neither jackpot was won and the following people won €30 each. Peter Kermath, Liam Jackson, Phyllis Bohan, Liam McLoughlin and Ann Gallagher. The next draw will be held in Farrelly’s on Thursday November 8th.

 

Congratulations

A big shout out to Olivia Kenny and Robbie Costello who tied the knot recently. We wish them many years of health and happiness together.

Split the Pot.
Jody Manley won €270 in the Split the Pot draw held in Burkes’s Bar, Coole on Sunday October 21st. The next draw will be held on Sunday November 4th.


Sunday October 21st 2018

Lotto.

Our Lotto draw was held in Comiskey’s, Castlepollard on Thursday October 11th. Numbers drawn for the first jackpot of  €10,000 were 16, 19, 26, 27. The second Jackpot which is creeping up nicely is at €6,300 and the numbers drawn for it were 10, 25, 26, 27. Neither was won so we held the usual draw for 5 prizes of €30. The following people were the lucky winners. Jude Davitt, Elaine Leahy, Ita Halpin, Michael Moran and William O’Keeffe. The next draw will take place in The Lough Lene Inn, Collinstown  on Thursday October 25th

Ladies Under 14
Ballycomoyle u14 girls wrapped up a great season with a narrow 1 point victory over Meath champions Oldcastle in an end of season friendly at a sun drenched Ballycomoyle pitch Sunday 14/10/18. The girls had an amazing year beating the first teams of Mullingar shamrocks, Milltown and even the Downs, all clubs who are household names in Westmeath, before losing to Garrycastle in the u14 county final. This group of hard working girls have only ever competed at the highest level since they were 11 years of age and with their ethic of hard work and desire to improve are a great example to the younger girls. Pictured here wearing their new training gear kindly sponsored by Ballycomoyle/T k equipment ( Tom Keague) and Kraft Hair Salon (Olive Murphy). Hopefully next year they will go one step further and win a championship for Ballycomoyle

Split The Pot.
Louise Farrelly won our Split the Pot draw on Sunday October 7th in Hotel Castlepollard. Louise gets €230.

Scór na nÓg
Catherine Daly (087) 9185962 is still recruiting for Scór na nÓg. Contestants must be under 17 on January 1st, 2019. Competitions take place towards the end of November so contact Catherine now if there is someone in your house with an interest in any of the categories listed here.
Rince Fóirne (Céilí Dancing), Amhránaíocht Aonair (Solo Singing), Ceol Uirlise (Instrumental Music), Aithriseoirecht/Scealaíocht (Recitation/Storytelling), Bailéad Ghrúpa (Ballad Group), Léiriú (Stage Presentation), Rince Seit (Set Dancing) and Tráth na gCeisteanna (Question Time).

New York Draw
Our fundraising raffle night will be held in The Lough Lene Inn, Collinstown on Saturday night next  October 27th. Excitement is growing to see who will win the coveted trip to New York. Please come along next Saturday and support the event.



Sunday October 7th 2018

Men’s Junior Team
Our championship came to an end with defeat in the semi-final against Ballynacargy. However, we still have a league final to contest and 2018 overall has been a great success for our men’s team. Tom Keague, Seamus Farrelly, Paddy Hannan and all the backroom team have put in great work this past year in assembling and coaching a 30 strong panel of players who will be serious contenders for a junior championship within the next couple of years.  Well done to each of them and a special thank you to their sponsors throughout the year. Stephen Nolan (Robotics and Drives) sponsored a set of training tops. Mace, Castlepollard sponsored a set of jerseys, Ciarán Cullen sponsored Shorts and socks,  Michael McNicholas & Andrew Dowdall sponsored footballs.

Underage Training.
Underage training ended for the 2018 season  on Friday night September 21st. The occasion was marked with a barbeque and medal presentation. This is a lovely way to finish the season and to acknowledge the work and commitment of all our younger players throughout the year. A big thank you must also go out to the many coaches and helpers who gave up their time so generously all year to make ours one of the best underage clubs in the county.

Lotto.
Our Lotto draw was held in The Abbey House, Fore on the 27th of September. Numbers drawn for the first jackpot of  €10,000 were 3, 8, 9, 24. The second Jackpot which is creeping up nicely is at €6,200 and the numbers drawn for it were 2, 8, 14, 25. Neither was won so we held the usual draw for 5 prizes of €30. The following people were the lucky winners. Adrian Duffy, David Cunningham, Andrew Dowdall, Louise Farrelly and Ann Gallagher. The next draw will take place in Comiskey’s on Thursday October 11th.

St. Michael’s
The St. Michael’s club, which is an amalgamation of Ballycomoyle and near neighbours CFCW for boys football from under 14 to minor, was re-established this year and has been a great success. The norm at these age groups, particularly in rural communities, is for neighbouring clubs to amalgamate to achieve the numbers required to field throughout the summer months. The three teams involved, Under 14s, Under 16s and Minors had varying degrees of success with the under 14s reaching the final of their grade and the under 16s reaching the semi-final. However, all three showed great commitment and were all coached by dedicated mentors from both parent clubs.

Ladies Under 14 and 16.
Our under 14 and under 16 ladies teams both reached the final of their division in recent weeks. Unfortunately, having battled hard all year to get this far neither was successful in their final. This doesn’t take from their achievement in reaching this stage and again a big thank you to their coaches without whom these or any other of our teams wouldn’t  exist.

Scór na nÓg
Catherine Daly (087) 9185962 is now recruiting for Scór na nÓg. Contestants must be under 17 on January 1st, 2019. Competitions take place towards the end of November so contact Catherine now if there is someone in your house with an interest in any of the categories listed here.
Rince Fóirne (Céilí Dancing), Amhránaíocht Aonair (Solo Singing), Ceol Uirlise (Instrumental Music), Aithriseoirecht/Scealaíocht (Recitation/Storytelling), Bailéad Ghrúpa (Ballad Group), Léiriú (Stage Presentation), Rince Seit (Set Dancing) and Tráth na gCeisteanna (Question Time).


Win a trip to New York.
Our fundraising raffle night is fast approaching on the 27th of October. The first prize is a  trip to New York for three nights  for two people to the value of €1,850 with $1000 spending money. This  is a fabulous prize and tickets will only cost you €5 each or three for €10. We had ticket sellers in a number of locations over the past couple of months and we would like to thank them all for their time and dedication to a job that isn’t easy. If you haven’t got your tickets yet there is still time. Contact Seamus McDermott (Club Chairman) or Aidan Keogh (Club Secretary) and they’ll sort you.

Castlepollard Community College Parents Association,
Castlepollard Community College Parents Association are holding a meet and greet evening along with their brief AGM on Thursday October 11th at 7pm.  All parents are encouraged to attend to get to know what the association gets up to during the year. There will be spot prizes on the night and light refreshments will be served throughout the event courtesy of David Smyth Catering.

Castlepollard Community College Gaelic Football.
Gaelic football training for boys at Castlepollard Community College is up and running again and takes place on Wednesday evenings after school at 4pm.  Ballycomoyle’s Noel Morgan and Paddy Gilsenan from the school are coaching. You can contact Noel on (087) 6627600 for information. 



Sunday 16th September 2018

Fixtures.
Tue. September 18th.Girls Under 14 Championship vs The Downs (Replay). Ballycomoyle 6.15pm
Sun. Septmber 23rd. Men’s Juior Championship Semi-final vs Ballynacargy. Cusack Park. 4pm

Men’s Junior Championship.
The hard work that has been put in all year by Tom Keague, Seamus Farrelly, all the backroom team and in particular the entire panel of players blossomed on Sunday in Kinnegad when Ballycomoyle overcame neighbours CFCW in the quarter final of the junior championship. In a game where we started as underdogs it wasn’t long before the large attendance looked up and realised that this Ballycomoyle team had come of age. The first half was all Ballycomoyle with scores coming from Tommy Doyle 2-03 John Egan 0-3 Vinnie Reynolds 0-3 Adrian Leahy 0-1 Benny Doyle 0-1. One of Tommy Doyle’s points showed the real class of the man. A free from the ground by Vinnie Reynolds was just drifting wide when Tommy got a fist onto it, at what seemed like 10 feet off the ground, to redirect it  between the posts. The half finished 2-11 to 1-4. The second half started as the first finished with Tommy Doyle adding a goal for Ballycomoyle and Billy Ryan another point.  However, as was to be expected, this CFCW team weren’t going to let 60 minutes of football pass without putting up some bit of a fight. From here they scored 3-05 but luckily we punctuated this with points from Vinnie Reynolds, Shane O’Donnell and Brian Caffrey to finish 3-15 to 4-09.
Team: Robbie Cooney, Jack Coyle (Capt.) James McHugh, Dan Higgins, Brian Caffrey (0-1) Ciarán Fagan, Colm Dermody, Charles Flynn, Tommy Doyle (3-03) Billy Ryan (0-1) John Egan (0-3) Adrian Leahy(0-1) Benny Doyle (0-1) Vinnie Reynolds (0-4)   Dan Higgins. Subs used Mark McNicholas, Shane O’Donnell and Jordan Williams. The semi-final will be against Ballynacargy in Cusack Park on Sunday  next September 23rd at 4pm.

 

Lotto.
We held the lotto draw In Doyne’s  on Thursday September 13th. The numbers drawn were as follows.  Draw 1 €10,000 4, 5, 6, 19. Draw 2 €6,100 7, 8. 9, 24.  Neither jackpot was won so we had five winners of €30 each, Valerie McDermott, Shannon Farrelly, Rosemary Coffey, Ann Fitzsimons & Girls, Fidelma Gallagher.   The next draw will be held in The Abbey House, Fore on Thursday September 27th for jackpots of €10,000 and €6,200.

Win a trip to New York.
We are holding a fundraising raffle on the 27th of October next. The first prize is a  trip to New York for three nights  for two people to the value of €1,850 with $1000 spending money. This  is a fabulous prize and tickets will only cost you €5 each or three for €10. Tickets are out and about with club members coaches etc so make sure you get your hands on at least one before October. 



Sunday 2nd September 2018

Fixtures.
Mon. September 3rd.  Under 16 Girls vs Shandonagh. Shandonagh 6.45pm
Tues.  September 4th.  Ladies Intermediate Championship vs Kilbeggan . Ballycomoyle 7pm
Tues. September 4th. Girls Under 12 vs Kilbeggan/St. Joseph’s. Streamstown 6.45pm
Fri. September 7th. Under 14 St. Michael’s vs Mullingar Shamrocks. Castletown-finea 7pm
Sat. September 8th. Under 10 Boys Tournament. Ballynacargy 10am.
Sat September 8th. Under 12 Boys Final vs Tyrellspass. Ballycomoyle 11am
Sat September 8th. Under 16 St. Michael’s vs Inny Shamrocks. Bunbrosna 2.30pm
Sun. September 9th. Men’s Junior Championship vs Loughnavalley. St. Loman’s 12.30pm
Sun. September 9th.Girls Under 14 Championship vs The Downs. The Downs 12 noon.

Men’s Junior Championship.
We have one game left in this round, against Loughnavalley on Sunday next in St. Loman’s at 12.30pm. Regardless of the result we are assured of a quarter final place. With the business end of the competition approaching it would be nice to see the support coming out to reward the hard work which has been put in by the players and management.

Lotto.
We held the lotto draw In McCormacks, Castlepollard  on Thursday August 30th. The numbers drawn were as follows.  Draw 1 €10,000 2, 5, 17, 22. Draw 2 €6,000 12, 13, 18, 25. Neither jackpot was won so we had five winners of €30 each, Seamus McDermott, Maureen Fay, Niall & Therese, Ann Fitzsimons & girls, Aoife & Roisín McDermott.   The next draw will be held in Doyne’s, Glenidan on Thursday September 13th for jackpots of €10,000 and €6,100.

Sponsored Walk.
With the underage season drawing to a close we are holding our annual sponsored walk on Friday evening next in Mullaghmeen. This will take the place of the usual Friday evening training. This event has proved very popular in the past and this year should be no different.

Win a trip to New York.
We are holding a fundraising raffle on the 27th of October next. The first prize is a  trip to New York for three nights  for two people to the value of €1,850 with $1000 spending money. This  is a fabulous prize and tickets will only cost you €5 each or three for €10. Tickets are out and about with club members coaches etc so make sure you get your hands on at least one before October.

Split The Pot
The most recent Split the Pot was held in Farrelly’s Castlepollard on Sunday August 26th. Feila Comiskey won €375 via her mother Julie-Ann Thompson. Next draw will be held on Sunday September 9th.


Sunday 26th August 2018

Fixtures.

Tues.  August 28th.  Ladies Intermediate Championship vs Moate. Moate 7pm
Tues. August 28th. Girls Under 14 vs Clann Gaels. Ballycomoyle  6.45pm
Tues. August 28th. Under 10 Boys League. Tang 7pm.
Wed. August 29th. Under 12 Boys vs Kilbeggan/St. Joseph’s. Kilbeggan 6.45pm
Thurs. August 30th.  Under 14s St. Michael’s vs Millmore Gaels. Castlepollard Community College 6.45pm
Sat. September 1st. Under 14 St. Michael’s vs Mullingar Shamrocks. Ballycomoyle 2pm
(Postponed League game.)

Ladies Intermediate Championship.
The Ladies had a championship game against a very strong Coralstown/Kinnegad team on Tuesday last August 21st. Despite a spirited performance from the girls we came out second best from the fixture. They are out again on Tuesday 28th against Moate in Moate.

Men’s Junior Championship.
The second last game in Group 2 of  the championship was set to take place on August 18th against Delvin.  Delvin Regrettably decided not to contest the fixture so the 2 points go to Ballycomoyle. With one game left, against Loughnavalley, in this round we are now assured of a quarter final place. With the business end of the competition approaching it would be nice to see the support building accordingly.

Under 8s and 10s.
The underage season is drawing to a close with our under 8s and under 10s involved in their last tournaments of the year over the weekend and early this week. This has been an exceptional year of football for these age groups and great credit must go to our mentors who were to the forefront in organising tournaments and games both within and outside the county.

Lotto.
We held the lotto draw In The Seven Wonders Bar on Thursday August 16th. The numbers drawn were as follows.  Draw 1 €10,000 5, 8, 14, 22. Draw 2 €5,900 6, 9, 25, 28. Neither jackpot was won so we had five winners of €30 each. Mary Kenny, Phyllis Bohan,  Sharon Halpin, Camillus Reynolds, Jennie & Mairead O’Rourke.
The next draw will be held in McCormack’s, Castlepollard on Thursday August 30th for jackpots of €10,000 and €6,000.

 

Win a trip to New York.
We are holding a fundraising raffle on the 27th of October next. The first prize is a  trip to New York for three nights  for two people to the value of €1,850 with $1000 spending money. This  is a fabulous prize and tickets will only cost you €5 each or three for €10. Tickets are out and about with club members coaches etc so make sure you get your hands on at least one before October.


Sunday 12th August 2018

Fixtures.
Wed. August 15th. Under 12 Boys vs Cill Oige (Rosemount/Castledaly)  Away 7pm.
Thurs. August 16th. Under 14 St. Michael’s vs The Downs. The Downs 7pm
Thurs. August 16th. Under 12 Girls vs Kilbeggan/St. Joseph’s. Away 7pm
Sat. August 18th. Men’s Junior Championship vs Delvin. Kinnegad 5.45pm
Mon. August 20th. Under 16 St. Michael’s vs Kilbeggan/St. Joseph’s. Kilbeggan 7pm
Tues. August 21st. Ladies Intermediate Championship vs Coralstown/Kinnegad. Ballycomoyle 7pm
Sat August 25th. Under 8 boys blitz. Ballycomoyle

Camping Night.
Ballycomoyle will host a camping night for players and members of all ages on Saturday night August 18th. The night will be fun packed and will include a barbeque, cinema and breakfast on Sunday morning. This has proved too be very popular in the past and is gaining momentum on this occasion also. It costs just €5 per person or €20 per family to cover the price of the food. Let Aisling O’Neill-Brady know if you are attending as soon as possible to give her a chance to do the necessary shopping. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and obviously there will be no alcohol allowed on site.

Under 8s Blitz.
Our fabulous bunch of under 8 boys travelled to Milltown on Saturday last for their final away blitz of the season. Shane Brody who has been looking after this gang for the year took them to Supermacs in Ballinalack for a treat on the way home as a reward for their trojan efforts throughout the year. They have one more home blitz in Ballycomoyle on August 25th.

Lotto.
The next draw will be held in The Seven Wonders Bar on Thursday August 18th for jackpots of €10,000 and €5.900.

Win a trip to New York.
We are holding a fundraising raffle on the 27th of October next. The first prize is a  trip to New York for three nights  for two people with $1000 spending money. This  is a fabulous prize and tickets will only cost you €5 each or three for €10. Tickets are out and about with club members coaches etc so make sure you get your hands on at least one before October.

Bon Voyage
Sabrina Dermody is heading to Dubai this week for a working adventure. Sabrina has been one of the most popular and reliable members of the Ballycomoyle ladies club since it was founded nearly 20 years ago. She was presented with a training top, at her last training session, by team coach Tommy Gallagher and her colleagues on the intermediate team to remind her of her roots. We know she will have a fantastic time and no doubt will find an O'Neill's size 4 before she's too long on the ground there.


Sunday 5th August 2018

Fixtures.
Tues. August 7th. Boys Under 10 league. Castlepollard Community College 6.30pm
Tues. August 7th. Girls Under 14 Championship vs Milltown. Ballycomoyle 7pm
Thurs. August 9th Minor St. Michael’s vs Killucan. Killucan 7pm.
Wed. August 15th. Under 12 Boys vs Cill Oige (Rosemount/Castledaly)  Away 7pm.
Thurs. August 16th. Under 14 St. Michael’s vs The Downs. The Downs 7pm

Men’s Junior Team.
Our lads had a table top clash against St. Paul’s in the championship on Sunday last in teg Cusack Park. Unfortunately, it didn’t go our way from the start. St. Paul’s got the goal in the first half that would eventually decide the fixture and led by 1-6 to 5 pts at half time. In the second half we had a slightly better performance but failed to convert a few goal chances. The final score was Ballycomoyle 0-9 St. Paul’s 1-9. We have 2 games left in this round of the championship against Delvin and Loughnavalley. A quarter final place is still up for grabs if these matches go our way.

Sympathy.
The Ballycomoyle GAA community would like to extend sympathy to the Nolan and McLaverty families on the death of Jackie Nolan on Tuesday last July 31st.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a Anam.

St. Michael’s Under 14.
Result St Michael's 3:06  Tyrellspass 9:11.
St. Michael’s under 14s suffered their first  defeat in the championship on Thursday last August 2nd. We were missing a few of the older players due to holidays and fielded a very young team.   Great to see younger lads getting stuck in and making the coach’s job harder when it comes to team selection. Thanks to Dara Kennedy and Ciaran English for manning the goals in the absence of Ronan Reynolds. Special mention for Lee Cribbon who is under 12 and always makes himself available when we're tight on numbers and never looks out of place mixing it with older lads. Scores by Conor Gaffney 1:02 Kaellum Morgan 1:00 Darragh McCormack 1:00 and David Williams 0:04. Thanks to James McGrath  for allowing us to use the school pitch.https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gif

Lotto.
The lotto draw was held in Town & Country on Thursday August 2nd for jackpots of €10,000 and €5,800. Numbers drawn  for the €10,000 were 2, 14, 19, 22. The numbers for the €5,800 were 13, 16, 17, 24. Neither was won and the following people got prizes of €30 each. Ava Duffy, Tanya Andrews, Jude Davitt, Hughie O’Reilly and Gerard Gilsenan.  The next draw will be held in The Seven Wonders Bar on Thursday August 18th for jackpots of €10,000 and €5.900.

 
Split the Pot.
The Split the Pot draw took place in The Abbey House Fore, Fore on Sunday July 29th. Half the pot was won by Gerard (Cub) Gilsenan. Gerard got €310. The next draw will be held on Sunday August 12th


Sunday July 22nd 2018

Fixtures.
Mon. July 23rd. St. Michael’s Under 16s vs Lilliput Gaels. Ballycomoyle 7pm.
Tue. July 24th. Under 14 Ladies vs The Downs. The Downs 7pm.
Thur. July 26th. St. Michael’s Minor vs Rochfortbridge. Castletown-finea 7pm.
Wed. August 1st. Under 12 Boys vs Tyrellspass. Ballycomoyle 7pm.
Thur. August 2nd. St. Michael’s Under 14s vs Tyrellspass. Castletown-finea 7pm.

 Men’s Junior Team.

Two great wins in the championship keeps our lads on course to come out of the group and into the next round. First up were Loughnavalley on Wednesday evening last in The Downs. The result of this game was never in doubt as the half time score of 4-09 to a single point indicates. The second half was no different and, in the end, Ballycomoyle emerged clear winners on a score of 6-14 to 2-02.
The test on Sunday in Springfield against Delvin was a bit tougher. On a balmy day we were well in control in the first half and it ended 1-13 to 1-03. Delvin came back at us in the second half and caused a few missed heart beats but in the end our lads rallied and sealed the win with a score of 3-17 to 3-10. The next three championship games are a repeat of the first three so still a lot of football to be played in this competition.

St. Michael’s Under 14.
St Michael’s under 14s travelled all the way to Caulry on Thursday last July 19th.  Teams from our end of the county don’t traditionally fare well in that neck of the woods but reputation counts for nothing with this bunch of lads. We came away with the spoils  on a final score of St. Michael’s 7-08 Caulry 3-14. St. Michael’s scores were taken by Daragh McCormack 2:01, Kaellum Morgan 1:03, David Williams 3:04 and Aaron Fagan 1:00. Fantastic performance by Ronan Reynolds in goal which included a penalty save. Well done to all players. Keep up the good work.

Girls Under 12.
Our under 12 girls played away to Coralstown/Kinnegad on Thursday last but unfortunately came in second. Ballycomoyle were missing 3 or 4 strong players but still managed a trojan second half performance. A minutes silence was observed by both teams and supporters for Mick Kiernan from Kinnegad who passed away recently.

Under 8 Blitzes for boys and girls.
Saturday was a busy day for under 8s with organised blitz tournaments for both boys and girls. The girls were in St. Loman’s where they competed against Goldsmith Girls, Rochfortbridge and Milltown. The boys were in Multyfarnham where the competition was provided by the hosts and St. Paul’s. Thanks to both Multyfarnham and St. Loman’s for hosting the events and to all the parents who travelled on the day.

Lotto.
The lotto draw was held in Burke’s Bar, Coole on Thursday July 19th for jackpots of €10,000 and €5,700. Numbers drawn  for the €10,000 were 12, 13, 15, 23. The numbers for the €5,700 were 2, 3, 4, 28. Neither was won and the following people got prizes of €30 each. Majella Walsh, Mary Clogher, Leo Murtagh, Owen O’Flaherty and Louise Farrelly.  The next draw will be held in The Town & Country, Castlepollard on Thursday August 2nd for jackpots of €10,000 and €5.800.

Split the Pot.
The Split the Pot draw took place in The Seven Wonders Bar, Fore on Sunday July 15th. Half the pot was won by Andrew Dowdall snr. Andrew gets €343. The next draw will be in The Abbey House, Fore on Sunday August 29th


Sunday July 8th 2018

Fixtures.

Monday July 9th. St. Michael’s Minors vs St. Paul’s/Delvin. Ballycomoyle 7.00pm
Wednesday July 11th. St. Michael’s Under 16s vs Multyfarnham. Castletown-Finea 7pm.
Saturday July 14th. Under 10 Girls & Under 8 Boys play in Paddy Kenny/Barry Hanlon memorial tournament. Moylagh 10.30am
Monday July 16th. Minor St. Michael’s Championship vs Lilliput Gaels. Ballinagore 7pm
Tuesday July 17th. Under 10 Boys League. Milltown 6.30pm
Wednesday July 18th.  Men’s Junior Championship vs Loughnavalley. The Downs 7pm.
Wednesday July 18th. Under 12 Boys Championship vs St. Paul’s. Ballycomoyle 7pm.
Thursday July 19th. Under 14 St. Michael’s vs Caulry. Caulry 7pm

Men’s Junior Team.
Our men’s team bounced back quickly from last weeks defeat to Kilbeggan when they played away against Multyfarnham on Sunday morning July 8th. Again missing key players we went in at half time trailing by a point. The second half belonged to Ballycomoyle, however, when we managed to hold the home team to 2 points and emerged with the spoils on a score of 3-9 to 2-6. This victory sets us up nicely for the second round of the championship against Loughnavalley which is fixed for Wednesday July 18th in The Downs at 7pm.

Under 12 Boys.
On Wednesday last July 4th we travelled the long journey to Caulry to play the local team. We travelled with a very depleted team for a number of reasons. Family holidays and the clash with the local Cúl camp were just two. While the numbers were low the spirits were high, however, and our nine players managed to hold a full strength Caulry team to a draw. Result Caulry 8-3 Ballycomoyle 6-9.

Wedding Bells.
Everyone in Ballycomoyle would like to wish a long life of health and happiness together to Sade Fitzsimons and Dan Carty who got married on Thursday last July 5th.

Lotto.
The lotto draw was held in Farrelly’s Bar, Castlepollard on Thursday July 5th for jackpots of €10,000 and €5,600. Numbers drawn  for the €10,000 were 7, 10, 13, 15. The numbers for the €5,600 were 18, 22, 27, 28. Neither was won and the following people got prizes of €30 each. James Bardon, Emma McCorry, Collette Grace, Andrew Dowdall and Therese O’Keeffe. The next draw will be held in Burke’s Bar, Coole on Thursday July 19th when the jackpots will be €10,000 and €5,700.

Split the Pot.
The next draw will be held on Sunday July 15th in The Seven Wonders Bar, Fore. 


Sunday July 1st 2018

Fixtures.
Tuesday July 3rd. Boy’s Under 10 League. Ballycomoyle 6.30pm.
Wednesday July 4th. Boys under 12 vs Caulry Whites. Caulry 7pm.
Saturday July 7th. Men’s Team vs Milltown. Ballycomoyle 7.30pm. All county league.
Monday July 9th. St. Michael’s Minors vs St. Paul’s/Delvin. Ballycomoyle 7.00pm
Tuesday July 10th. Men’s Team vs Multyfarnham. Multyfarnham 7.30pm
Wednesday July 11th. St. Michael’s Under 16s vs Multyfarnham. Castletown-Finea 7pm.

Under 16s and Under 14s St. Michael’s.
Two great wins for St. Michael’s during the past week. First up, on Monday 25th, were the under 16s. They travelled to Clonmellon to face a St. Paul’s/Delvin selection and came away with the spoils. St,Paul’s/Delvin  1-8 St. Michael’s 2-16.
On Thursday June 28th the Under 14s were also away. They travelled  to play Rochfortbridge in Rochfortbridge. This was their second game of the championship having beaten Killucan on the previous Thursday evening. They continued the momentum and made it two wins from two.
Rochfortbridge 2-12 St. Michael’s 5-09.

Men’s Junior Team.
The men’s team suffered their first loss of the season on Tuesday last, June 26th, when they played Kilbeggan Shamrocks in the all-county league.  Ballycomoyle fielded with some key players missing through holidays and injuries and narrowly lost the game on a score of Kilbeggan Shamrocks 3-8 Ballycomoyle 2-9. They have two further rounds of the league in quick succession on Saturday July 7th  against Milltown in Ballycomoyle and Tuesday July 10th away to Multyfarnham.  

Under 8 Boys Blitz.
A hardy bunch of our under 8 boys went to Multyfarnham on Friday evening last to take part in a blitz. They had a great evening of football and fun and managed a couple of wins for good measure.

Lotto.
The next draw will be held in Farrelly’s Bar, Castlepollard on Thursday July 5th for jackpots of €10,000 and €5,600.

Split the Pot.
The  Split the Pot was held in Bartley’s, Drumcree on Saturday June 30th.  The winner was Darren Murtagh and he got €235. Congratulations Darren. The next draw will be held on Sunday July 15th in The Seven Wonders Bar, Fore. 


Sunday June 24th 2018

Fixtures.
Monday June 25th.  Under 16 St. Michael’s vs St. Paul’s. Clonmellon 7pm.
Thursday June 28th. Under 14 St. Michael’s vs Rochfortbridge. Rochfortbridge  7pm.
Saturday June 30th. Men’s Team vs St. Josephs. All County League Rd. 3 (Game postponed from April 26th)
Tuesday July 3rd. Boy’s Under 10 League. Ballycomoyle 6.30pm.

Under 14 St. Michael’s.
The St. Michael’s Under 14s got off to a winning start in the Div 2 Championship on Thursday last in Ballycomoyle. The opposition was Killucan and our boys emerged victorious on a score of St. Michael’s 2-15 Killucan 0-7.

Under 12 Boys Play in Cusack Park.
Our under 12 boys got the opportunity to play in  teg Cusack park last Saturday. The event was a football blitz to round up the league fixtures for the year. Ballycomoyle played two half games against two different Caulry selections. The result couldn’t have been fairer in that we won one and lost one. All involved enjoyed the experience of playing in the county grounds.

Lotto.
The Lotto draw was held last week in The Lough Lene Inn, Collinstown. The numbers drawn for the jackpot of €10,000 were 11, 17, 25 and 26.  Numbers for the second jackpot of €5,500 were  2, 8, 15 and 27.  Neither was won and the following people won €30 each.  Emma Halpin, Paddy Ivory, Stephen Bohan, Joanne Kaupert and Kelly Coyle.  The next draw will be held in Farrelly’s Bar, Castlepollard on Thursday July 5th for jackpots of €10,000 and €5,600.

Split the Pot.
The most recent Split the Pot was held in Doyne’s, Glenidan on Sunday June 17th. The winner was Ellie McKenna and she got €409. Congratulations Ellie. The next draw will be held in Bartley’s, Drumcree on Sunday July 1st


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.