Ballycomoyle GAA Club

Clg Baile Uí Chumaoil


LATEST NEWS

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Sunday 11th February 2024


Club Lotto draw Results.

We held our club Lotto draw on Thursday night last in the Lough Lene Inn, Collinstown.

For a jackpot of €3300.

Numbers drawn were as follows.

2, 14, 19, 24.

Unfortunately nobody matched 4 numbers so no jackpot winner.

The draw took place for the 5 lucky winners of €30 each.

They were as follows.

Liam Cheevers,

Ella Nea,

Valerie McDermott,

Ella Nea,

Stephen Leahy.

Congratulations to the five lucky winners and especially Ella Nea who came out twice.

Our next Draw will take place on Thursday night 22/2/24.

In Burke's Bar and Lounge Coole. For a Jackpot of €3400.

Your support towards our club Lotto is very much appreciated..


Club Lotto

Why not purchase our yearly Lotto ticket for €50.

You can contact Sean Dermody on 087-265-2215.

Or ye can message us through our social media page.

Your Continued support for our club Lotto in 2024 would be very much appreciated.


Dinner Dance on Saturday night next 17/2/24. In the Castle Vara Hotel Castlepollard.


Update

As we are approaching the countdown to our club Dinner Dance. We need numbers for the hotel and have set a date of Tuesday night 13/2/24. All reserved tickets must be paid for on or before that date. Also there is just a small amount of tickets remaining for sale.

Music on the night by the fabulous Switch.

For further information please contact the following


Shaunagh Maher 0879056195


Sinead Williams 0872955587


Aoife Gallagher 0862116735


Please note 


All Minors must be accompanied by a parent / or a legal guardian.


Mothers and others.

Training for 

Mothers and others continues

every Wednesday night from 8pm-9pm

Training takes place in Castlepollard GAA Grounds Astro pitch.

New member's always welcome.


Split the pot.

Our Split the pot draw will take place week ending Saturday/ Sunday night 17/18/2/24

To buy your tickets please see link below.


https://www.ballycomoyle.com/home/split-the-pot


They are also available in the following places,

Doynes, Bar and lounge. Glenidan.

The Lough lene Inn.

Collinstown.

The Chipper, Collinstown.

The Abbey House, Fore.

The Seven Wonder's, Fore.

Farrellys

McCormacks,

The Chinese, 

Town and country,

Comiskeys,

The Checkout shop,

All Castlepollard.

Burke's, Coole.

Your support for Split the pot. Is very much appreciated by our club.


Scór Sinsir.


Preparations for forthcoming Scór Sinsir competitions are up and running. Westmeath County Final has been fixed for Saturday March 23rd. Competitors should be over 17 on January 1st 2024. Anyone interested in participating please contact Catherine Daly. 087- 918-5962.


Our Sincere Sympathy.


We send our Sincere sympathy to the Fitzsimons family Tullystown,

Castlepollard, Co Westmeath.

On the very sad passing of Rose.

To her husband Peter. Son Martin, Daughter's Ann and Theresa. We send our Sincere Sympathy.

May Rose gentle soul Rest in peace. Amen.



The death has occurred of Rose (née Connell) FITZSIMONS (Tullystown, Castletown Finea, Westmeath): 

We send our Sincere sympathy to her Husband Peter.

Daughters Ann, Theresa and Son Martin. Grandchildren,

Ethan, Oran, Ryan, Jamie, Emma, Grace, and Amy.

May Rose gentle soul Rest in peace. Amen.

For further information please

go to RIP Westmeath.

Sunday 4th February 2024


Ballycomoyle Gaa.

Dinner Dance Tickets 


Tickets for this year's dinner dance are still available and are limited.

Please contact the following to purchase tickets.


Shaunagh Maher 0879056195

Sinead Williams 0872955587

Aoife Gallagher 0862116735


Please note 

All Minors must be accompanied by a parent / or a legal guardian.


Split the pot

We held our first split the pot of the year on Saturday night last 3/2/24 in the Maypole Bar and Lounge, Collinstown.

A huge Congratulations to Molly Keating on winning €395. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Our next Split the pot draw will take place week ending the 17/18th February 24.


St Michael's 

On Friday night last 2/2/24 in the Castle Varagh Hotel Castlepollard. The successful St Michael's u15 team were presented with their medals for winning the Div 3 league title against Inny Shamrocks on May 23rd 2023 winning on a score line of St Michaels 2-07 Inny Shamrock 0-7. Many thanks to Michael Joe Browne and Larry Masterson who presented the medals. Congratulations Lads on a fantastic win.

And to your fantastic management team well done lads, you had a fantastic season.


Congratulations to our Ballycomoyle players.


Well done to St Finians college Junior Hurlers who won the North Leinster title after a fantastic win on penalties following game which finished 2-11 each against a very strong Gallen side. Despite conceding goals late in normal time and extra time, the lads showed great character to win 2-1 on penalties. A huge congratulations to the three Ballycomoyle lad's that played on the team, Luke Ward, Killian Boyle, and team captain Cody Ward. Congratulations lads.


Congratulations.


A huge Congratulations to our own Conor Williams for an outstanding performance for CBS Mullingar in the 2nd year Leinster final against Knockbeg 

scoring two goals in the last ten minutes of extra-time earning him the well-deserved title of Man of the Match, well done Conor many congratulations.


Mothers and others.


Training for Mothers and others continues every Wednesday night from 8pm-9pm. Training will take place in Castlepollard GAA Grounds Astro pitch.

New members always welcome.


Scór Sinsir.


Preparations for forthcoming Scór Sinsir competitions are up and running. Westmeath County Final has been fixed for Saturday March 23rd. Competitors should be over 17 on January 1st 2024. Anyone interested in participating please contact Catherine Daly. 087- 918-5962.


Club Lotto

Our first club Lotto draw of the new year will take place on Thursday night next 

8/2/24 in the Lough Lene Inn, Collinstown for a Jackpot of €3300.

We look forward to your continued support in 2024.


Why not purchase our yearly Lotto ticket for €50.

You can contact Sean Dermody on 087-265-2215.

Or ye can message us through our social media page.

Your Continued support for our club Lotto in 2024 would be very much appreciated.


Our Sincere sympathy.


We would like to express our sincere sympathy to Paul Dolan. Sallymount, Castlepollard, Co Westmeath. On the very sad passing of his Dad

Val Dolan (Culleen, Knockcroghery, Roscommon / Roscommon Town, Roscommon).



Sunday 27th January 2024

Split the pot

Our Split the pot returns on Saturday night next 3/2/24.

You can purchase your tickets on line. See link below.


https://www.lottoraiser.ie/Ballycomoyle5050/


Your support for our split draw is very much appreciated.


Lotto.

Our first club Lotto draw will take place on Thursday night 

8/2/24 in the Lough Lene Inn Collinstown.

For a Jackpot €3300.

We look forward for your continued support in 2024.


Lotto

Why not purchase our yearly Lotto ticket for €50.

You can contact Sean Dermody on 087-265-2215.

Or ye can message us through our social media page.

Your Continued support for our club Lotto in 2024 would be very much appreciated.


Dinner Dance Tickets
Tickets for this year's dinner dance will be on sale this Wednesday 31st January at 8:30-9:30pm in Castle Varagh Hotel Castlepollard. Tickets are limited so if you're unable to buy on Wednesday please let one of the following know to reserve your tickets. 

Shaunagh Maher 0879056195

Sinead Williams 0872955587

Aoife Gallagher 0862116735

Come help us celebrate the success of last year with our 

Ladies Junior B Champions, Ladies Minor (Minors MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian) and our Scor county and Leinster champions.


Mother's and others

Mothers and others training will start back on Wednesday night next 31/1/24 from 8-9. And every  Wednesday night from 8-9. In the Castlepollard GAA Astro pitch.

New people always welcome.


Scór Sinsir

Preparations for forthcoming Scór Sinsir competitions are up and running. Westmeath County Final has been fixed for Saturday March 23rd. Competitors should be over 17 on January 1st 2024. Anyone interested in participating please contact Catherine Daly on 087-918 5962.


Feile girls Presentation night.

On Friday night last 26/1/24 in the Castle Varagh Hotel Castlepollard We held our presentation night for our Co Feile Champions. Our girls beat St Joseph's in Cusack Park in the Co Feile Final in 2023.

We want to Congratulate the girls and management team for a giving us a fantastic year football.

The club is very proud of ye all. We hope you all enjoyed your night.

We are all looking forward to another great year for our club.


Ladies Football 

As we come closer to a new season we are looking for any under 16, 18 and adult girls who are interested in joining our junior ladies team. If you are interested please contact Aidan Keogh on 087 2258482. There will be a team meeting in the coming weeks for all of our players. We look forward to seeing everyone.


Ladies Referees wanted.

Westmeath LGFA have organised a Referees Course for February 2024.


These volunteers, either male or female must be over 18 years of age and have not refereed for the LGFA previously.  


These referees will be trained to officiate at Underage Games from U12 to Minor level. 


For further details please contact our club secretary Shaunagh Maher 087 905 6195 or the county secretary 

Secretary.Westmeath@lgfa.ie.


Sympathy.

We send our Sincere sympathy to the family of the late Michael (Mick) Owens. Carpenterstown, Castlepollard, Co, Westmeath.

May Michael's gentle soul Rest in peace. Amen.


Sympathy

We send our Sincere sympathy to the family of the late Cyril Bardon.

Hanwell London, Cloughan, and Castlepollard. May Cyril's Gentle soul Rest in peace Amen.


Sunday 20th January 2024

Club Dinner Dance.


To Celebrate our success in our club over 2023. We are holding our Dinner Dance in the Castle Varagh Hotel Castlepollard on Saturday night the 17th February 2024. 

You can order your tickets by contacting our ladies Secretary Shaunagh Maher on 087 905-6195 or our club Secretary Sinead Williams on 087 295-5587. You can also click our link on our social media page. 

We look forward to a brilliant night.


Sponsor.


Ballycomoyle Gaa would like to thank most sincerely the

CJ SHEERAN GROUP who became our main sponsors in 2023. 

And we are absolutely delighted to announce they will remain our main sponsors for 2024.

They have Kindly purchased new ladies home Jerseys and away jerseys for the men.

On hand to present the jerseys recently was Ann Lynch, Production Manager at Loughlene Pallet Manufacturers Castlepollard - part of the CJS Group.


Mark of Respect .


Our club and Community was plunged into deep sadness on 30/8/23 on the very sad passing of our footballer and very dear friend Robbie Cooney. As a mark of respect the junior men's number 5 shirt that Robbie wore will be rested for the 2024 playing season.

Rest in peace Robbie.


New football Management team.


We would like to welcome 

our new junior football management team of

David Molloy,

Philip Rainey,

and Keith Weldon. 

We wish the three lads every success for 2024. 


Referees 


Westmeath LGFA have organised a Referees Course for February 2024.

These volunteers, either male or female must be over 18 years of age and have not refereed for the LGFA previously.  

These referees will be trained to officiate at Underage Games from U12 to Minor level. 


For further details please contact our ladies club secretary Shaunagh Maher 087- 905-6195  or the county secretary @

Secretary.Westmeath@lgfa.ie


Split the pot


Our next Split the pot draw takes place on Saturday night 3/2/24.

Your continued support in 2024 would be very much appreciated.


Club Lotto yearly tickets.


Why not purchase our yearly Lotto ticket for €50.

You can contact Sean Dermody on 087-265-2215.

Or ye can message us through our social media page.

Your Continued support for our club Lotto in 2024 would be very much appreciated.


Club Lotto 


Our first club Lotto draw will take place on Thursday night 

8/2/24 in the Lough Lene Inn Collinstown.

For a Jackpot €3300.

We look forward for your continued support in 2024.

   

Sunday 14th January 2024

Lotto.

Our first club Lotto draw will take place on Thursday night 

8/2/24 in the Lough Lene Inn Collinstown.

For a Jackpot €3300.

We look forward to your continued support in 2024.


Club Lotto

Why not purchase our yearly Lotto ticket for €50.

You can contact Sean Dermody on 087-265-2215.

We look forward to your continued support in 2024.


Split the pot.

Our next Split the pot draw takes place on Saturday night 3/2/24.

Your continued support in 2024 would be very much appreciated..


Referees wanted.

The LGFA are looking for Referee's at least one Referee per club ladies or gentlemen please we need your help on this serious matter.

The LGFA have organised a referee course for February.

If you are interested in becoming a ladies referee please contact Ballycomoyle LGFC ladies secretary Shaunagh Maher on the following number

087-905-61-95.

Your help would be very much appreciated.


Sunday 7th January 2024


Annual Mass.

On Saturday night next 13/1/24 the Vigil mass at 6pm in Fore Church will be offered up for all deceased members of the Ballycomoyle GAA club.


Lotto.

Our first club Lotto draw will take place on Thursday night 

8/2/24 in the Lough Lene Inn Collinstown.

For a Jackpot €3300.

We look forward for your continued support in 2024.


Split the pot.

Our next Split the pot draw takes place on Saturday night 3/2/24.

Your continued support for our Split the pot draw in 2024 would be very much appreciated.


Club Lotto 

Why not purchase our yearly Lotto ticket for €50.

You can contact Sean Dermody on 087-265-2215.

Or you can message on social media.

Your support for our Club Lotto is very much appreciated.


Sympathy

We send our Sincere sympathy to the Kelly family Bellewstown, Trim, Co, Meath on the very sad passing of Oliver (Ollie)

To his sons Michael, Eric, and Larry. And to his wide circle of friends especially those in the fishing community of the white lake, Fore, a place he loved so much. We send our Sincere sympathy.

May Ollie's gentle soul Rest in peace. Amen.


Sunday 31st December 2023

A Christmas and new year address from our 

Club Chairman.


I would like to take this opportunity to wish all Ballycomoyle members, players, supporters and sponsors a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.


I would like to reflect upon 2023 and extend the club’s heart felt sympathy to all those that have lost loved ones during the year in particular, to the Cooney, Fagan and Gallagher families.


Please know that you will be in all our thoughts over the Christmas.


I would like to thank all the club members who gave so willingly of their time in 2023 for the benefit of others. I would like to thank all those involved in team coaching for their great and selfless work in preparing teams for competition and for go-games throughout the year.


The philosophy of voluntary effort, synonymous with the GAA is certainly not lacking in our club. The huge effort put in to the walkathon fund raising events reflects positively on all sections of the club and on the club as a whole.


For those of you thinking about new years resolutions and if you are not already actively involved, please consider offering some help as a coach or trainer and becoming part of one of our coaching teams.


The Ballycomoyle ladies have had great success this year with wins in the Junior B final and the division 2 minor final as well as success in the Feile competition. We are truly blessed with talent and commitment among our ladies footballers.


Our junior men showed tremendous heart in the championship this year. only beaten in extra time in the semifinal by Kilbeggan who went on to win the competition. With a new management team in place for 2024. I know that our men will do us proud again in 2024.


Ballycomoyle also enjoyed great success in GAA Scor with our Ballad group reaching the all Ireland final in Killarney. Well done to all who took part in Scor this year.


Ballycomoyle is a great GAA community with strong community values at the core of everything that it does. Ballycomoyle club committee have worked hard over the years to build a strong club, with a commitment to the young people of the area and the 2024 committee are set to continue this work with the support of you, our members, all our volunteers and sponsors.


I hope that you all have a happy and peaceful Christmas and a very happy new year looking forward to seeing you all in 2024.


Kind regards

Your Club Chairman 

Sean Daly.


Club Lotto


For a fantastic new year gift for someone.

Why not purchase our yearly Lotto ticket for €50.

You can contact Sean Dermody on 087-265-2215.

Or you can message us through Ballycomoyle Gaa Social media 

Your support for our Club Lotto is very much appreciated.



Club Lotto Result and Christmas prize winners.


Our Christmas Lotto Draw took place on Thursday night last 21/12/23 for a jackpot of €3200.

Unfortunately, no one matched 4 numbers so no jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were as follows.

11- 16 - 18 - 19.

Our next club Lotto draw will take place on Thursday night 8/2/2024. For a new Jackpot of €3300.



The Lotto draw was followed by the Lotto Christmas draw there was great prizes on offer.

Here are the Results.


1st prize - Christmas Hamper.

Oliver Murtagh.


2nd Prize - Turkey and Ham voucher. 

Dylan and Ronan Reynolds.


3rd prize - Christmas Cake and pudding. 

Ted Fagan.


4th prize - Brandy and port

Maureen Fay.


5th prize - Baileys and chocolates.

Mary Burke.


6th prize - Hardware voucher

Caoimhe Dermody.


7th Prize - Bottle of whiskey .

Annette Duffy .


Happy new year to all our 

Supporters.


Split the pot.


We held our split the pot draw on Friday night last 22/12/23 in Farrellys Bar and lounge Castlepollard.

A huge congratulations to Zara Geraghty on winning €650. Our next Split pot draw will take place on Saturday night the 3/2/ 2024.


Our Split the pot Committee would like to thank most sincerely all our supporters throughout 2023. Your support was very much appreciated and we look forward for all your kind support 2024.

Wishing everyone a very Happy and Peacefull new year..


🌟 The Bo-Jackson cup: A unique sporting tribute in memory of our dear friend Robbie Cooney 🌟

 

Ballycomoyle Gaa club and Mullingar Rugby club came together today to honour the memory our dear friend Robbie Cooney on Saturday last 30/12/23.

In what turned out to be a terrible morning with rain turned out to be a beautiful afternoon for the match. The Ballycomoyle team managed by a great Meath man Rory's stories.

The Mullingar Rugby + football team managed by the great Westmeath hero Alan Buddha Mangan.

The match was refereed by one of Ireland's great referees Barry Kelly.

The scene was set for the match to start with a Aussie rules Ball being used a mix of both codes.

What a fantastic first 20 minutes of Rugby+Gaelic football with the Ballycomoyle lads leading by a couple of points after the first half with Barry Kelly keeping the game flowing. At half time in the men's match it was the turn of the Mullingar ladies Rugby+football team and the Ballycomoyle ladies football team. What a fantastic match we were treated to. With the Ballycomoyle ladies winning their match with a Brilliant over with the last kick of the game. It was super exciting and an entertaining match to watch.

Both teams of ladies were Brilliant.

Back to the lads and away we went for the second half with again great skill. Buddha Mangan making a few moves that seem to be the making the difference. But Rory of Rory's stories had other ideas up his sleeve, as the Ballycomoyle team bench was emptied. However, Buddha's Mullingar Rugby + football team won out in the finish.

Both teams should be so proud of what you all did in memory of our dear friend Robbie.

To the supporters that came in their thousands from all over. A fantastic event and very well organised.

It was not just a game - it was our chance to honour Robbie's legacy and support mental health charities, including Pieta House. Your very kind donations will make a huge difference to these charities. 

A huge thanks to everyone. Your support was very much appreciated.


Mass:

Our Annual vigil mass for all the deceaced members of our club will take place on Saturday night 13/2/2024 in St Feichin's Church Fore.

We would love to see all Ballycomoyle people attending this mass.


We send our Sincere Sympathy to the Murtagh Family, Kilpatrick, Collinstown . On the very sad passing of William (Bill) Murtagh.

May Bill's gentle soul Rest in peace. Amen.


Sunday 17th December 2023

Ladies football.


Minor football championship division 2 final.

Our minor girls made the journey to Multyfarnham GAA grounds on Sunday last 17/12 23 to take on Rochfortbridge in the minor football Division 2 championship final.

With a huge crowd in attendence. It was time for Referee Enda Kenny to start the match. It was Ballycomoyle girls that won the throw in as the Ballycomoyle girls attacked but it unfortunately came to nothing. It was ten minutes when the first score of the match came, a well worked point by the Ballycomoyle girls and it was the Ballycomoyle girls that went on the attack again in the 14 minute, a brilliant move that finished up in the back of Rochfortbridge net. At this stage it was the Ballycomoyle girls that looked as they were getting on top with another fine point from play leaving the score Ballycomoyle 1-02

Rochfortbridge 0-00. 

But on 18 minutes it was the Rochfortbridge girls that put a great move together to shoot to the back of the Ballycomoyle net. But on 24 minute Referee Enda Kenny awarded a penalty to the Ballycomoyle girls in which it was dispatched to back of Rochfortbridge net, both teams were guilty of missed chances. As we were heading towards half time on 29 minutes a good point from the Bridge this turned out to be a purple patch for the bridge girls. On 31 minutes they attacked again and again well taken shot that finish up in the back of the Ballycomoyle net, but they weren't finished yet in side the same minute they got posession again this time shot over the bar for the equaliser. As referee Enda Kenny sounded the half time whistle. The Score line read Ballycomoyle 2-02. Rochfortbridge 2-02.

All Square.

During the half time break the rain arrived.

As the second half started it was the Rochfortbridge that shot over a great point to take the lead for the first time in the match but this was to prove Rochfortbridge last score of the game. It was the Ballycomoyle girls that really dominated the second half playing fantastic football without breaking down a very strong Rochfortbridge defence but the Ballycomoyle girls never gave up and on 42 minutes the Ballycomoyle girls got a point from play to level the game the Ballycomoyle girls were playing the better football and the break through came that the Ballycomoyle girls deserved on the 48 minute with a well worked move that was slotted into the back of the Rochfortbridge net. The Ballycomoyle girls really were on-top and on the 56 minute the Ballycomoyle girls were in goal mood with another fine goal and on the 60 minute a well taken point from a free was to be the last score of game. As the final whistle sounded the Ballycomoyle girls were County minor Division 2 champions.

Final score Ballycomoyle 4-04

Rochfortbridge 2-03

We would like to thank the Rochfortbridge girls for a fantastic game of football.

To Referee Enda Kenny and his umpires for a job well done.

To the Multyfarnham club for having their pitch in fantastic condition thank ye so much.

This was a fantastic game of championship football.

Congratulations Girls and your management team on a fantastic win.


Club Lotto.

Our next club lotto Draw will take place on Thursday night next 21/12/23.

In Halpins Bar and lounge, Fore.

For a Jackpot of €3200.

Your support for our club Lotto is very much appreciated.


Split the pot.

Our next Split the pot draw will take place on Friday night 22/12/23. We will have a guarantee €500 on offer. So get your tickets now.

You can also purchase your tickets on line.

See link below.


https://www.lottoraiser.ie/Ballycomoyle5050/


Your support towards our Split the pot draw is so much appreciated.


Fundraiser.

Robbies good Friend Stephen is doing a fundraiser with all money raised going to Pieta house and Westmeath first responders in the hope that the money raised will be able to help someone.


Any support would be greatly appreciated. Thank you everyone.


🎅🏼RAFFLE FOR ROBBIE☃️


Hi folks,


As youes may know,I lost a good friend of mine Robbie Cooney (Coondog) in August through suicide which came as a massive shock. I have decided to give a little back now in the lead up to the festive season, which can be difficult for so many. I am running a draw with all proceeds going to Pieta House and Westmeath First Responders. If it helps one person this Xmas, it will be worth it. A big thank you to all who have donated the great prizes and to Oisin Mc Laughlin for doing a great job putting the poster together. 


▶️ €10 entry into the Draw or any donation would be greatly appreciated and go a long way.

▶️ No set limit on raffle as the Draw will take place through number generator.

▶️Revolut https://revolut.me/stepheh2xg

▶️Draw will take place Friday 22nd.


The Bo-Jackson Cup: Honouring Robbie Cooney with a Unique Sporting Tribute


On the 30th of December, Mullingar Rugby Club will play host to a unique sporting event – The Bo-Jackson Cup. This special match, blending the elements of rugby and Gaelic football, is organised in memory of the late Robbie Cooney, a revered figure in both sports.


Robbie, a dedicated rugby player at Mullingar and a football enthusiast with Ballycomoyle, left a lasting legacy. In honour of his contributions and passion, his family, long-standing members of the rugby club, are instrumental in bringing this event to life. Managing the teams are Rory’s Stories for Ballycomoyle and Buddha Mangan for the Mullingar Rugby Football Club.


This event extends beyond the thrill of the game; it's a collective endeavour to support mental health charities, notably Pieta House, a cause close to Robbie's heart. His untimely passing in August has galvanised the community to raise awareness and funds for mental health initiatives.


This match is more than a competition; it's a heartfelt tribute to a beloved community member, a commitment to a vital cause, and a celebration of Robbie Cooney's enduring spirit through the sports he passionately embraced. We invite you to join us at the Mullingar Rugby Club for a day of sport, camaraderie, and remembrance.


Attendees will have the opportunity to contribute through a gate collection on the match day, with the proceeds supporting Pieta House and another charity yet to be determined. This initiative reflects the community's commitment to continuing Robbie's legacy in supporting mental health causes.


Adding to the event's prestige, the match will be officiated by the esteemed Barry Kelly, ensuring a spirited and fair competition. The day’s events will culminate in live music at the club, fostering a sense of unity and celebration in Robbie’s honour.


Finally.

Ballycomoyle GAA would like to wish all our patrons a very happy, safe and peaceful Christmas and 2024.


Sunday 10th December 2023


Ballycomoyle ladies GAA.


We welcomed GoldSmiths girls to Ballycomoyle GAA Grounds on Sunday last 10/12/23 in the semi final of the division 2 minor football championship.

Both teams were in great form coming into this Semi final especially Ballycomoyle girls.

And this was very evident from the start of this match.

The Ballycomoyle girls decided to play with the wind in the first half. And it didn't take the Ballycomoyle ladies too long to shoot over the first point after two minutes and from that to the half time whistle the Ballycomoyle girls took full control kicking fantastic scores both goals and points. As the Referee Ken Daly sounded the half time whistle.

The half time score read

Ballycomoyle 6-07

Goldsmiths girls. 0-01.

And into the second half we went. Goldsmith's went on the attack kicking over a nice point from play. But it was the Ballycomoyle girls who scored the next two scores, a goal and point to move further ahead. It was the GoldSmiths girls that went on the attack kicking over another nice point but this proved to be Goldsmith's last score of the match with the Ballycomoyle girls wrapping up the match with a further 1-1. Referee Ken Daly sounded the final whistle.

Final Score.

Ballycomoyle 8-09

GoldSmiths girls 0-03.


Congratulations to our Minor girls on reaching the Division 2 minor football championship final.And to the Ballycomoyle management team a huge congratulations a fantastic achievement. What a fantastic year for our ladies. Our junior ladies winning the junior B Football Championship and now our minor ladies reaching the Division 2 championship final.

They will go on now to meet Rochfortbridge in the final.

As we go to press we have no fixture for the Final.

Many thanks to the Goldsmith's girls for a very sporting match. I am quite sure ye will be back again next year.

To Referee Ken Daly and his four umpires thank ye so much on a job well done.

To our wonderful ladies for looking after the teas and Sean Fay thank you all so much. To the lads that got the pitch ready for Sundays match well done the pitch was in brilliant condition.


Santa 

On Sunday last 10/12 saw Santa Claus visit the Abbey house in Fore and what a fantastic day it was with 58 children getting to see the main man himself. Hot chocolate and treats were enjoyed by all the children while mulled wine and cider were offered to the adults. Thanks to all the parents who braved the bad weather and brought the children out and a huge thanks to Besie and Rosemary for organising such a special event for the club.


Split the pot.

Our next Split the pot draw will take place on Friday night 22/12/23. We will have a guarantee €500 on offer. So get your tickets now.

You can also purchase your tickets on line.

See link below.

https://www.lottoraiser.ie/Ballycomoyle5050/

Your support towards our Split the pot draw is so much appreciated.


Club Lotto 

Our next club lotto Draw will take place on Thursday night 21/12/23.

In Halpins Bar and lounge, Fore.

For a Jackpot of €3200.

Your support for our club Lotto is very much appreciated.


The Robbie Cooney Memorial Cup.

Mullingar Rugby club Presents Memorial Cup match in memory of the late Robbie Cooney. Ballycomoyle GAA club v Mullingar Rugby club Saturday 30th of December throw in at 2pm in Mullingar Rugby club. We are asking all Ballycomoyle supporters to come out and support .


Raffle.

The late Robbie Cooney good Friend Stephen is doing a fundraiser with all money raised going to Pieta house and Westmeath first responders in the hope that the money raised will be able to help someone.

Any support would be greatly appreciated. Thank you everyone.


🎅🏼RAFFLE FOR ROBBIE☃️


Hi folks,


As yous may know, I lost a good friend of mine Robbie Cooney (Coondog) in August through suicide which came as a massive shock. I have decided to give a little back now in the lead up to the festive season, which can be difficult for so many. I am running a draw with all proceeds going to Pieta House and Westmeath First Responders. If it helps one person this Xmas, it will be worth it. A big thank you to all who have donated the great prizes and to Oisin Mc Laughlin for doing a great job putting the poster together. 


▶️ €10 entry into the Draw or any donation would be greatly appreciated and go a long way.

▶️ No set limit on raffle as the Draw will take place through number generator.

▶️Revolut https://revolut.me/stepheh2xg

▶️Draw will take place Friday 22nd.



Sunday  3rd December 2023

Club Lotto results.


We held our club Lotto draw on Thursday night last 30/11/23 in Farrellys Bar and lounge Castlepollard for a jackpot of €3100.

The four numbers drawn were as follows

5---10---20---27.

Unfortunately, no-one matched the four numbers drawn. So no Jackpot winner.

The Draw was made for the 5 lucky winners of €30 each. The five lucky winners were as follows.

Ann Gallagher.

Laim Jackson.

Ella Nea.

Bridie Mulvey.

Ben O' Hanlon.

Congratulations to the five lucky winners.

Our next club lotto Draw will take place on Thursday night 21/12/23.

In Halpins Bar and lounge, Fore.

For a Jackpot of €3200.

Your support for our club Lotto is very much appreciated.


Santa 

Ho Ho Ho Santa is Coming to Fore on Sunday next 10th  December. Arriving at Abbey House Fore at 3pm. Admission €6.

Now Mammy's and Daddy's put the 10th of December into your Diary for a fantastic day out for all the children.


Ballycomoyle GAA AGM.

We held our AGM on Wednesday night last 29/11/23 with a large crowd in attendance. Our club Chairman Gerard Halpin opened the meeting by welcoming everyone to the meeting he said it was a very tough year for the club as he sympathised to the Cooney family on the very sad passing of Robbie and also to the Fagan and Gallagher Family on the very sad passing of Maggie, he also Sympathised with all members of the club who lost loved one's throughout the last year. There followed a minutes silence.

We moved on to our Secretary Sinead Williams who gave an excellent and detailed report. 

Follow on by reports from our Underage Chairman Vinnie Reynolds, Ladies Secretary Shaunagh Maher and our Scór Secretary Catherine Daly. The Reports were excellent and very detailed..

We had our final Report from our Treasurer Stephen Maxwell again another very well detailed report.

And Finally election of officers for 2024.

Chairperson-Sean Daly 

Vice chairperson-Sean Dermody

Secretary- Sinéad Williams.

Assistant secretary-Deidre Devine.

Treasurer-Sarita Nolan & Grace Tyrrell.

Registrar-Maria Higgins.

Assistant registrar-Louise Farrelly.

PRO-Gerry Farrelly.

Development officer-Seamus Farrelly. 

Coaching officer-Aidan Keogh.

Underage chairperson-Larry Masterson.

Underage secretary-Mike Ginnell.

Ladies Chairperson-Darren Tyrrell.

Ladies Secretary- Shaunagh Maher.

Co.Board Mens delegates-Gerry Farrelly & Aidan Keogh.

Ladies Co.board delegates- Shannon Farrelly & Adrian O Flatterty.

We would like to thank our club officers who stepped down from our executive. All your hard work throughout 2023 was so much appreciated.

We wish our new executive the very best for 2024.

Wishing everyone a very Happy and safe Christmas.


Castlepollard CC

Super win for our 1st and 2nd year boys football team today 23/11/23. They beat Clonaslee College from Laois. They now play Clara in the semi final of the North Leinster PP schools football. We want to congratulate the Ballycomoyle lads involved in the team well done lads. Super proud of ye.


Split the pot.

Our next Split the pot draw is our Christmas draw which takes place on Friday 22/12/23 with a guaranteed first prize of €500.

Your support would be very much appreciated.


Sunday 26th November 2023

Split the pot result. 

25/11/23.

Congratulations to Cathal Farrelly Oldcastle on winning our Split the pot draw on Saturday night last receiving €333.The winning ticket was sold in the Abbey House. Our Draw was held in the Abbey House, Bar and Lounge Fore..

Our next Split the pot Draw will take place on the weekend ending 9-10 /12/ 23.

Your support is greatly appreciated..


Our Club Lotto.


Our club Lotto draw takes place on Thursday night next 30/11/23.

In Farrellys Bar and lounge Castlepollard for a jackpot of €3100. So come on get your tickets today.

Tickets are for sale in the following.

Burke's Coole,

Comiskey's Castlepollard,

Town and country, Castlepollard,

Mc Cormacks, Castlepollard,

Farrellys Castlepollard,

Abbey House, Fore,

Ita Halpins. Fore,

Doynes. Glenidan,

Lough Lene Inn, Collinstown,

Or you can purchase your yearly tickets for €50. Which entitles you to be in all Lotto Draws for the year.

Or you can get your tickets from any Committee member.

Or you can contact us through this page we would be only happy to help ye out in purchasing your tickets for the club Lotto draw.

Your support for our club Lotto is very much appreciated.

Many thanks the Lotto Committee.


AGM

Date for your diary

Ballycomoyle GAA AGM. Will take place in the Castle Varagh hotel. On Wednesday night next 29/11/23 at 8pm..


Coaching.

Ballycomoyle would like to thank all coaches and volunteers for their work throughout 2023.


In preparation for 2024 please advise club of your availability for coaching or other roles ASAP by messaging coaching officer Paddyhannan71@gmail.com 0876640923


Ballycomoyle encourages new volunteers and early notice of your availability to assist in club activities would be greatly appreciated in order that coaching courses/garda vetting/children first training can be completed prior to 2024 season 


Thanks again please encourage and support new volunteers.


 Season Tickets.

Westmeath GAA patrons can now purchase a 2024 season ticket for all club championship games.

Tickets are at a special pre-season price of €175 and are available by emailing adminstrator.westmeath@gaa.ie.

These would make an ideal Christmas present .



Junior men

Ballycomoyle GFC are seeking applications for the position of Junior mens football manager for 2024.

Please details Below.


If you are interested in the position please contact the Following 

Chairman 

Gerard Halpin O86-8563275. 

Secretary 

Sinead Williams 087-2955587

Email: Secretary.ballycomoyle.westmeath@gaa.ie 



Get well wishes 

We would like to wish a Speedy recovery to two great Ballycomoyle men. Donnie Ginnell and Seamus Mc Dermott who were hospitalized in recent weeks. We hope to see ye out and about and back to full health very soon.


Sympathy.

Ballycomoyle GAA Club offers its deepest sympathy to Ringtowns Padraic Kilcoyne and extended members of the Kilcoyne and O’Kane Families on the passing of Padraic’s Wife Denise. May her gentle soul rest in peace. Amen.


Ladies Football.

Our minor minor ladies have a home venue in the Division 2 minor football championship Semi final next weekend going to press. We are awaiting our opponents as there is a play off to decide who our ladies play in the Semi final next weekend. As soon as the fixture comes through it will be on all our social media networks.

                                                   

Sunday 19th November 2023

Club Lotto

We held our club Lotto draw on Thursday night last 16/11/23in the Town and Country Bar and lounge Castlepollard. For a jackpot of €3000

The 4 numbers drawn were as follows.

17, 18, 21, 24.

Unfortunately no one matched the 4 numbers drawn. 

The Draw took place for five Lucky winners of €30 each.

The five Lucky winners as follows.

Sean Dunne, 

Ben O' Hanlon,

Carola O'Brien,

James & Emma Andrew's,

Ella Nea,

Well done to the five Lucky winners each receiving €30 each.

Our next Draw will take place on Thursday night 30/11/23.

In Farrellys Bar and lounge Castlepollard.

For a jackpot of €3100.

Your support for our club Lotto is very much appreciated.


Split the pot.

Our next split draw will take place on weekend of 25/26 /11/23.All support is greatly appreciated.

You can purchase your tickets on

line. Please see link below.


https://www.lottoraiser.ie/Ballycomoyle5050/


Ballycomoyle Ladies.

Our minor ladies travelled to Milltown to take on the home side in the seventh round of this year's minor football championship Division 2.

The conditions weren't great but both teams got on with it to serve a great first half of football.

As the half time whistle sounded the score line read Ballycomoyle 2-07

Milltown 3-02 only 2pts seperating the two teams going into the second half. Half way into the second half Milltown look as they were getting on top but this Ballycomoyle minor team never gave up and were up by 3 going into final seconds of the match but it was Milltown that had the final say with a goal .

To leave the final score 

Ballycomoyle 3-12. 21pts

Milltown 6-03.  21pts

A Draw match.

This is good enough to put the Ballycomoyle minor ladies into a Division 2 Semi final.

Congratulations girls and management team ye truly deserve this Semi Final.

Going to Press. There is no word when the Semi final is fixed for.


Scór

All Ireland Final Saturday 18/11/23

Well done to our Ballad Group who produced an excellent performance in last Saturdays All-Ireland final. In what was a very tight competition the girls were unfortunate not to have claimed victory and had to give way to the group from Galway.

We are so proud of the girls to win the County title then to go on and win the Leinster title.

And on Saturday last 18/11/23 in the All Ireland Final what a fantastic performance Girls. There is definitely an All Ireland Senior title in ye please God next year.

To our Culture and Language officer Catherine Daly. Thank you so much for all your hard work through the year. Without you none of this would happen. 


Coaching 

Ballycomoyle would like to thank all coaches and volunteers for their work throughout 2023.


In preparation for 2024 please advise club of your availability for coaching or other roles ASAP by messaging coaching officer Paddyhannan71@gmail.com 0876640923


Ballycomoyle encourages new volunteers and early notice of your availability to assist in club activities would be greatly appreciated in order that coaching courses/garda vetting/children first training can be completed prior to 2024 season 


Thanks again please encourage and support new volunteers.


AGM

Date for your diary

Ballycomoyle GAA AGM. Will take place in the Castle Varagh hotel. On Wednesday 29/11/23 at 8pm.



Sunday 12th November 2023

Scór

All roads lead to the INEC in Killarney next Saturday, November 18th, where our Senior Scór Ballad Group of Zara Geraghty, Naomi Fitzpatrick, Aoibhínn Dolan, Clíodhna Daly and Bláthnaid Daly will represent Ballycomoyle, Westmeath and Leinster in the All Ireland Scór Finals.

The girls have worked very hard over recent weeks and months and are over the moon to have reached the National Finals for the first time in this competition. They follow on from our Set Dancers, who proudly represented club, county and province in the 2022 finals.  

We are delighted that a large number of family members and friends will be in Killarney to support the Ballad Group on the day. Everyone is very proud of what they have achieved. They will face opposition from Newport GAA Club, Tipperary, Abbeyknockmoy Hurling Club, Galway and Omagh St. Enda’s GAA, Tyrone.

On Saturday night last the Ballad Group organised a Table Quiz to help offset the cost of the weekend. The Quiz was held in the Abbey House in Fore and there was a huge attendance, with 19 Tables participating. The lounge was decorated with blue and white bunting and ‘Good Luck’ signs which certainly added to the evening. The group would like to express their gratitude to all who attended and supported the night and to Beatrice, Rosemary and Jo for looking after them so well. At halftime in the night’s proceedings the Ballad Group gave a performance of their two songs – Clay and Passage West. They got a great reception from those in attendance.  

We wish Zara, Naomi, Aoibhínn, Cliodhna and Blathnaid the very best of luck in Killarney next Saturday. Go n-éirí an t-ádh libh!


Ballycomoyle Ladies football.


Minor ladies football championship Division 2 Round 6.

Our minor ladies welcome Goldsmiths Girls to Ballycomoyle on Sunday last 12/11/23.

The Ballycomoyle girls got off to a brilliant start scoring 1-01 without reply. But it didn't  take long for Goldsmiths Girls to hit back with a goal of their own with both teams playing extremely well it was the Ballycomoyle girls that went at half time leading by 4 pts.

As the first half went the Ballycomoyle girls knew they were going to have a serious fight on their hands to win this match against Goldsmiths. And what a fantastic second half of ladies football we had both teams going all out for the win some of the scoring was just fantastic to see. As the referee blew for full time it was the Ballycomoyle girls that came out on top on a score line. Ballycomoyle 6-10

Goldsmiths Girls.6-08.


This was a fantastic game of championship football

from both teams.

This is a fantastic Ballycomoyle minor team. To their management team well done..

We would like to thank Goldsmiths Girls for a very sporting match.

And to thank the Referee Paul O Malley for a great job. Thanks Paul.

Our girls will be out again next weekend in Round 7 of the minor championship. As so as the fixture comes in we will have it up on Social media.


Coaching.

Ballycomoyle would like to thank all coaches and volunteers for their work throughout 2023.


In preparation for 2024 please advise club of your availability for coaching or other roles ASAP by messaging coaching officer Paddyhannan71@gmail.com 0876640923


Ballycomoyle encourages new volunteers and early notice of your availability to assist in club activities would be greatly appreciated in order that coaching courses/garda vetting/children first training can be completed prior to 2024 season 


Thanks again please encourage and support new volunteers.


AGM

Date for your diary

Ballycomoyle GAA AGM. Will take place in the Castle Varagh hotel. On Wednesday 29/11/23 at 8pm.


Split the pot.

Our split the pot draw was held in Comiskey's Bar and lounge Castlepollard on Sunday night 12/11/23. Congratulations to Sean Fitzsimmons Cresley on winning €248. The winning ticket was bought in Farrellys Bar and lounge Castlepollard.


Club shop.

https://bit.ly/47mIaxs

Hi all our club shop is now live with Bourke Sports the gear ranges from adults men and women & kids boys and girls orders placed would be here in time for Christmas.

Email as above.


Our Club Lotto.


Our club Lotto draw takes place on Thursday night next 16/11/23.

In the Town and Country Bar and lounge Castlepollard for a jackpot of €3000. So come on get your tickets today.

Tickets are for sale in the following.

Burke's Coole,

Comiskey's Castlepollard,

Town and country, Castlepollard,

Mc Cormacks, Castlepollard,

Farrellys Castlepollard,

Abbey House, Fore,

Ita Halpins. Fore,

Doynes. Glenidan,

Lough Lene Inn, Collinstown,

Or you can purchase your yearly tickets for €50. Which entitles you to be in all Lotto Draws for the year.

Or you can get your tickets from any 

Committee member.

Or ye can Contact us through this page we would be only too happy to help ye out in purchasing your tickets for the club Lotto draw.

Your support for our club Lotto is very much appreciated.

Many thanks the Lotto Committee.


Sunday 5th November 2023

Club Lotto results.

We held our club Lotto draw on Thursday night last 2/11/23 in the Abbey House Bar and lounge Fore. For a jackpot €2900.

The numbers drawn were as follows. 1, 18, 20, 26.

Unfortunately, we had no jackpot winner.

Nobody matched 4 numbers.

The Draw took place of 5 lucky winners.

The 5 lucky winners were as

Follows.

Nora Murtagh.

Ann Gallagher.

Alan Devine.

Mary Burke.

Mary Kenny.

Congratulations to the 5 Lucky winners each receiving €30 each. Our next club Lotto draw takes on Thursday 16/11/23 in the Town and Country , Bar and lounge Castlepollard for a Jackpot of €3000.

If you would like to buy a yearly ticket you can do so by contacting Sean Dermody on 087-265-2215.

Or you can buy your tickets in the following places.

Burke's Bar and lounge, Coole.

The Lough lene Inn. Bar and lounge Collinstown.

The Seven Wonder's Bar, and lounge, Fore.

The Abbey House, Bar, and lounge, Fore.

Doynes, Bar, and lounge, Glenidan Collinstown.

Comiskey's Bar, and lounge,

Castlepollard.

Town and Country, Bar, and lounge. Castlepollard. 

Farrellys Bar, and lounge, Castlepollard.

Many thanks for your very kind support towards our club Lotto.


Coaching.

Ballycomoyle would like to thank all coaches and volunteers for their work throughout 2023.


In preparation for 2024 please advise club of your availability for coaching or other roles ASAP by messaging coaching officer Paddyhannan71@gmail.com 0876640923


Ballycomoyle encourages new volunteers and early notice of your availability to assist in club activities would be greatly appreciated in order that coaching courses/garda vetting/children first training can be completed prior to 2024 season 


Thanks again please encourage and support new volunteers


AGM.

Date for your diary

Ballycomoyle GAA AGM. Will take place in the Castle Varagh hotel. On Wednesday 29/11/23 at 8pm.


Table Quiz.

Our Ballad group are holding a fundraising Table Quiz in the Abbey House in Fore on Saturday night next 11/11/23 at 9pm.

We will be gathering raffle prizes for the night so any donations appreciated. 

The girls will also perform on the night giving everyone a chance to hear them in advance of the All-Ireland.

All support appreciated - please spread the word!


Congratulations.


Congratulations Aoife and Michael.


Our club would like to Congratulate our very own Aoife Gallagher and Michael Murray on their engagement last weekend. We wish them every success in their future together.

You couldn't meet a nicer couple.


Ladies football.


Minor ladies division 2 football championship.

Round 5

Our minor ladies took on Moate all Whites at home in the 5th round of the Division 2 Championship on Sunday last 5/11/23

On a lovely morning for football. It was Moate that started the better in the first 5 minutes of the match shooting over a great point from play but it didn't too long before the Ballycomoyle ladies took a full grip on this match kicking over some fantastic scores. At half time the Score read Ballycomoyle 2-07

Moate all Whites 1-06

As the second half started this time it was the Ballycomoyle girls who started the better getting a brilliant goal from a fantastic move that started deep in their own half. In fairness the Moate girls never gave up in the second half but it was the Ballycomoyle ladies that came out on top at the final whistle.

 Final Score

Ballycomoyle.5-07

Moate all Whites 2-09.

We would like thank Moate all Whites for a very Sporting match.

And to Referee John Williams and his team of Official's for a job well done.

This is an excellent minor team. As a club we would love to see more supporters coming out to support the Girls. The Girls have 2 more games left in championship

Away to Milltown

Home to Goldsmith's 

Before the knockout of championship starts.

Keep up the great work girls ye are credit to our club.


Clan na nGael 

A huge congratulations to Clan na Gael under 13 team who won the Division 1 hurling championship on Saturday last 28/10/23 .

Fantastic achievement.

Congratulations Lads and management team.


Split the pot 

Ballycomoyle GAA Club

Play Online: http://www.ballycomoyle.com/home/split-the-pot

Split the Pot

Our next draw will take place on Saturday night next 11/11/23.


Scór Report


Leinster Scór Success for Ballycomoyle Ballad Group.

The Leinster Scór Sinsir final was held on Sunday afternoon last, October 22nd, in St. Brigid's Hall in Carnew, Co.Wicklow.

Westmeath was represented by the Ballycomoyle group in the Ballad Group competition. This group won the county title in The Downs on 8th October and then competed in the Leinster semi final in Allenwood, Co Kildare a week later, qualifying for the Leinster final, along with the group from Clann na Gael, Co Meath.

In addition to the Ballycomoyle group and the Meath representatives, the other groups in the final came from Killoe, Co Longford and Ballinamere, Co Offaly.

 The members of the Ballycomoyle group are Zara Geraghty, Naomi Fitzpatrick, Aoibhínn Dolan, Clíodhna Daly and Bláthnaid Daly.

The group now represent club, county and province in the All Ireland final, which will be held in the INEC on the afternoon of Saturday, November 18th. 

We wish them the very best of luck!



Sunday 29th October 2023

Split the pot.


We held our split the pot draw on Saturday night last 28/10/23. In Comiskey's Bar and lounge Castlepollard.

Congratulations to Seamus McDermott on winning €563.

The winning ticket was bought in the Seven Wonder's Bar and lounge Fore.

Our next Split the pot draw will take place on Saturday night 11/11/23.

Many thanks for your very kind support of our Split the pot draw it's very much appreciated.


Ladies Minor football championship.

Result

Killucan 6-9

Ballycomoyle 4-12.

3pt win for Killucan.

The Ballycomoyle girls played their hearts out.

Very unlucky not to get something from the match. Our management team were down 6 first team players .

I am still very impressed with this Ballycomoyle minor team. They have won 3 of their last 4 matches. So still very much in this minor championship.


Just a quick thank you.

From the Ballycomoyle PRO.

It's coming to the end of the 2023 season . I just want thank ye all so much. This was my first year doing the PRO job I hope I kept ye updated with some of what was going in our club this year on Social media and Local news papers .It was a great year for the club and a very very sad one too. To the people who are not on social media I hope I kept ye all updated in the news papers in which I will post this post in our club notes this week . Again many thanks to ye all for all your help throughout out the year.

Many thanks Gerry.


Clan na nGael 

A huge congratulations to Clan na Gael under 13 team who won the Division 1 hurling championship on Saturday last 28/10/23 .

Fantastic achievement.

Congratulations Lads and management team.


Scór Report.


Leinster Scór Success for Ballycomoyle Ballad Group.

The Leinster Scór Sinsir final was held on Sunday afternoon last, October 22nd, in St. Brigid's Hall in Carnew, Co.Wicklow.

Westmeath was represented by the Ballycomoyle group in the Ballad Group competition. This group won the county title in The Downs on 8th October and then competed in the Leinster semi final in Allenwood, Co Kildare a week later, qualifying for the Leinster final, along with the group from Clann na Gael, Co Meath.

In addition to the Ballycomoyle group and the Meath representatives, the other groups in the final came from Killoe, Co Longford and Ballinamere, Co Offaly.

The standard was exceptionally high from each of these groups.

The girls gave a beautiful performance of their two songs - Clay and Passage West - and when the results were announced they were crowned Leinster Ballad Group champions. The members of the Ballycomoyle group are Zara Geraghty, Naomi Fitzpatrick, Aoibhínn Dolan, Clíodhna Daly and Bláthnaid Daly.

The group now represent club, county and province in the All Ireland final, which will be held in the INEC on the afternoon of Saturday, November 18th. 

We wish them the very best of luck!


Sympathy 


We send our sincere sympathy to Alva McCabe ladies player on the very sad passing of her Granny. Gretta.🙏❤️❤️


The death has occured of Gretta (Margaret) (née Coogan) Mc Donnell (Cummerstown, Collinstown, Westmeath / Naas, Kildare / Knockananna, Wicklow.


Deeply regretted by her daughter's Carol and Mary, brother Hugh, sisters Mary, Betty and Norrie.

Grandchildren. Alva, Sophie,

Ross, T.J, Keith, Laura, and Luke. Relative's and friends.


May Gretta Gentle soul Rest in peace. Amen.


AGM.

Date for your diary

Ballycomoyle GAA AGM. Will take place in the Castle Varagh hotel. On Wednesday 29/11/23 at 8pm.



Sunday 22 October 2023

Scór Sinsear.


Ballycomoyle's Ballad group are Leinster champions. And now are through to all Ireland final.

We are as a club are so proud of this group. 

Full report next week.


Ballycomoyle Ladies.


Junior football championship final.

Ballycomoyle Ladies made their way to Kinnegad on Saturday last 14/10/23.

To take on St Paul's/Delvin in the junior B football championship. On a cold and windy but a dry day. It was Ballycomoyle ladies who got of to the best start with a great point from play. By the 15th minute of the first half the match was all square St Paul's/Delvin 0-03 Ballycomoyle 0-03 . But it was the Ballycomoyle ladies who got the next 3pts coming up to half time Ballycomoyle Ladies were up by 3 but as the first half went into injury time it was St Paul's/Delvin who struck for the first goal of the game to level at 1-3 to 0-6 with the match still in injury time it was Ballycomoyle with a lovely passing movement which was finished to back of the St Paul's/ Delvin net to leave the half time score St Paul's/Delvin 1-03 Ballycomoyle 1-06.

As the second half started it was the Ballycomoyle ladies who were playing the better football as the Bal ladies launch another attack which seen the ball come of the cross bar but it was one of the Ballycomoyle ladies who were first to react to finished the ball to the back of the St Paul's/Delvin net. And at this stage Ballycomoyle ladies were on top as we headed into the final five minutes of the game it was St Paul's/Delvin who kicked over a lovely point which was to be their first and only score of the second half as the Ballycomoyle ladies added a further two points As the final whistle sounded it was the Ballycomoyle Ladies day.

Final Score Ballycomoyle 3-9. St Paul's 1-04.

Congratulations to the ladies management team on all there hard work over the past year.

We would like to thank St Paul's/Delvin for a fantastic game of game. And to Referee Ken Daly and his team of Official's for a job well done

Congratulations to the Ballycomoyle ladies team on been crowned junior B football champions . A truely great day for our ladies and supporters.


Lotto 



We held our club Lotto draw on the 19/10 in Halpins Bar and lounge Fore. For a jackpot of €2800.

The numbers drawn

1, 8, 9, 11. Unfortunately no one match 4 numbers

So no jackpot winner.

The draw took place for the 5 lucky winners of €30.

The five Lucky winners were.

Ricky Crone,

Pope Francis,

Teresa Nea,

Pat Keane,

Darren and Lucy Nea.

Congratulations to the 5 lucky winners each receiving €30.

Our next Lotto draw will take place on Thursday night 2/11/23 in the Abbey House Bar and lounge fore for a new Jackpot of €2900.. Your support for our Lotto is so much appreciated.


Our Split the pot draw will take on Saturday night next 28th.


County Quid games fundraiser .


Ballycomoyle is taking part in the Westmeath Gaa fundraiser called the Quid Games.

The fundraiser involves representatives from all clubs taking part in a battle of small challenges in order to win first prize but mainly raise money for Westmeath Gaa.


Ballycomoyle club is proud to announce that we will be represented on the night by our chairman Gerard Halpin.

The fundraiser will take place on Sunday the 29 October 2023 in the Park Hotel Mullingar. Tickets will be available soon for the fundraiser. 


Everyone can support Gerard by donating to his page on the link below:

Your support to Gerard would be very much appreciated.


https://www.clubspotevents.com/team-1/Gerard-Halpin.


Sympathy.


Our sincere Sympathy to the family of the late John Hardman.

May John gentle soul rest in peace. Amen.

 


St. Michael's football fixtures.


Under 19 Football championship 

Division 2 section B.


St Michaels v Cill Oige

Venue: Castletown Finea.

Date: Saturday 28/10/23.

Time: 4-00 pm

Referee: Derek Heffernan.

All your support for the Lads would be very much appreciated.




Sunday 15th October 2023

Ballycomoyle ladies.

Are County junior B football County Champions.

Ballycomoyle 3-09.

St Pauls/Delvin.1-04

Full Report next week.


Split the pot


We held our split the pot draw on Sunday night last.

A huge congratulations to Rachel Crone. Castlepollard. On winning €315. Congratulations Rachel.


St Michael's 


St Michaels v Shandonagh 


U13 div 2 shield semi final


St Michaels travelled to Shandonagh on stunday evening last 25/10/23 to contest the shield semi final.


A tight tough fair match not for the faint hearted. St Michaels players accounted for themselves brilliantly but ultimately came off second best. 


I would like to pay tribute to the players and parents who never lost faith during the season. This group will be together again next year at u14 and will have great days ahead in 2024.


StMicheals


St Michaels u19s travelled to play Garrycastle under lights away on Friday last evening at 8pm. Considering the journey and the fact that some lads had played games already Friday today and Thursday there was a great turn out. St Michaels started very strong, and were competitive throughout. However, the school-college games today and yesterday played their toll and lads tired. Delighted with everyone who travelled. We play Cill Oige next in our last group game TBC


Leinster scor.


Leinster scor  Semi Final .

The Leinster scór semi finals took place on Sunday evening last 15/10/23

A huge congratulations to our Ballet Group who have qualified for the leinster final. That final will take place next Sunday 22/10/23.

in Carnew Co Wicklow at 3pm.


Sunday 8th October 2023

St Michaels underage.


Under 15 Division 2 championship shield final.


St Michaels v St Lomans.


Unfortunately, it wasn't to be our day in the Sheild final play in front of a large crowd in Delvin on Saturday last 7/10/23. It was great game to watch and very good game of football going in at half time St Michaels were trailing St. Lomans. The St Michaels lads knew they were going to have up their game if they were going to win this game but unfortunately St Lomans held onto the lead that they built up during the game. The management team should be very proud of their team. The lads secured the division 3 title and getting to the division 2 championship Sheild final. Lads keep the head's up. This is only the start of your football careers.

To the Management team they must be thanked for a very long season. I usually don't mention name's but we have thank James McHugh, we understand you are taking a break from management James and we totally understand as you have put a huge amount into underage.


Just on a final note we want to congratulate St Lomans on their win on Saturday and to Referee Declan Leach.

And to our supporters we thank you so much for your support all year.


Club Lotto draw.


We held our club Lotto draw on Thursday night last 5/10/23.

In Comiskey's Bar and lounge Castlepollard for a jackpot of €2700.

The numbers drawn were as follow.

14, 19, 23, 25.

Unfortunatetly, nobody matched the 4 numbers.

The draw continued to pick 5 lucky winners of €30 each.

The five Lucky winners were as follows.

Carola O'Brien.

Teresa Nea.

Hughie Reynolds.

Mary Burke.

Enda Daly.

Congratulations to the five Lucky winners each receiving €30 each. Our next draw will take place on Thursday night 19/10/23 in Halpins Bar and lounge Fore .

For a new Jackpot of €2800.

Many thanks for your very kind support towards our Lotto draw.


Ladies Football.


Under 16 football championship Final.


Ballycomoyle v Athlone

Venue: Kinnegad.

Time: 8pm .

Date: Monday 9/10/23.

Referee: Paul O Malley


Our under 16 girls will travel to Kinnegad on Monday evening next 9/10/23 to take on Athlone in the under 16 county final. Our under 16 girls have been playing fantastic football all year and this team of girls deserves to be in this County final. On the way to this final the girls have defeated teams like Killbeggan Shamrock's, Delvin/ St Pauls, Shandonagh, 

We want to wish our girls and their Management team every success in the County final.

Bring back the cup to Bal.

We need to get behind the girls .

Your Support is very important to the girls. 

Full report next week.


Scor.

Just breaking Ballycomoyle have just won two senior County titles and club of the year.

Full report next week.


Westmeath fundraiser 


Ballycomoyle is taking part in the Westmeath Gaa fundraiser called the Quid Games.

The fundraiser involves representatives from all clubs taking part in a battle of small challenges in order to win first prize but mainly raise money for Westmeath Gaa.


Ballycomoyle club is proud to announce that we will be represented on the night by our chairman Gerard Halpin.

The fundraiser will take place on Sunday the 29 October 2023 in the Park Hotel Mullingar. Tickets will be available soon for the fundraiser. 


Everyone can support Gerard by donating to his page on the link below:


https://www.clubspotevents.com/team-1/Gerard-Halpin.


Please give our man your full support.

Sunday 1st October 2023

Ballycomoyle ladies.


Junior B football championship Semi final.

Ballycomoyle v Cill Oige.


Cill Oige ladies were the visitors to Ballycomoyle Gaa Grounds on Sunday last 1/10/23 to take on the home side Ballycomoyle in the junior B Football Championship Semi final. With a huge crowd in attendance they were served up with a fantastic game of championship football. Cill Óige got the first score of the game with both teams trading scores after that until the Ballycomoyle ladies struck for goal and it was that goal that was the difference at half time Ballycomoyle 1-04 Cill Oige 0-04. The Ballycomoyle girls knew if they could keep playing the football they played in the first half against a very strong wind they were in with a fantastic chance to win this game. As the second half started again, there was nothing between the teams. Cill Oige got themselves back into the game with a goal of their own but this fantastic Ballycomoyle team wasn't going to be denied as the girls pushed on in the final 10 minutes to win out on a scoreline of Ballycomoyle 1-10 Cill Oige 1-06. 

This is a fantastic achievement from our junior team to reach a County final.

This has been fantastic year so far from our junior ladies and management team. 

We are now looking forward to a County Final against St Paul's/Delvin. No fixture as of yet.

We would like to thank Cill Oige ladies for a great game of championship football .

And thanks to Referee Ken Gunning.

Many thanks to everyone who helped out in any way, your help was very much appreciated.


Ballycomoyle underage.


Ballycomoyle Underage training finish up on Saturday 30/9/23 instead of our usual Friday evening, with our last official get together in Ballycomoyle at 5-30pm A massive thanks to every child, their parents and guardians, for your attendance during the year. Thanks to all our coaches, mentors and helpers, for all their time, commitment, energy and effort throughout the year, for without you none of this would be possible. Last Saturday evening was a relaxed get-together followed by medal presentations and pizza. 


St.Michaels Underage.


St Michaels v St Paul's 


Div 2 quarter final u13.


St Michaels went out of the championship in Clonmellon on Friday evening last 29/9/23 .to St Paul's.


Some very strong displays throughout the game from the lads and great to see some players make their way into the starting team.


Team now await the draw for the shield semi final..


Sympathy.


We send our sincere sympathy to the Mc Cormack family Castlepollard. On the very sad passing of their lovely mum Mary.

May Mary's gentle soul Rest in peace. Amen.


Split the pot.


We held our split pot draw on Sunday night last 1/10/23 in the town and country Castlepollard.The winner was Sue Collins visiting from the UK.

Congratulations to Sue on winning €365. Many thanks for your support it's so much appreciated


Sunday 24th September 2023

Ballycomoyle Gaa fundraiser.


Ballycomoyle fundraising committee would like to thank all involved in supporting their big fundraising event which took place in May this year.  


The Walkathon which took place in Fore started at 5pm on Friday 26th May and finished at 6pm on Saturday 27th May with teams walking on a relay basis over the 24 hour period around the beautiful Nancy to Nelly route in Fore.  The event included a memorial hour from 10-11pm on Friday which was hugely supported as people came from far and wide to walk, reflect and remember their loved ones . A big thank you to Fr. Martin Carley who opened the memorial hour with a few words and prayers to set us on our way. The memorial hour was such a success that it has been agreed that this will become an annual event which will take place each year on the weekend of the blessing of the graves in Fore.  


Drum roll please... A phenomenal 45, 698 euro was raised over the whole event. The Ballycomoyle Committee would like to say a heartfelt thank you to all who fundraised, supported and helped in any way, big or small to make this event such a massive success.  Huge thanks to our Sponsors, Walkathon teams and leaders – a special mention to the late Robbie Cooney who along with Brendan Doyle and team mates headed the Pitch and Putt event on behalf of the men’s junior team which was one of the most successful fundraisers. A  testament to the passion and commitment he has shown to his club, which will never be forgotten.  Thanks also to the Seven wonders Bar and the Abbey House in Fore for their hospitality.


The funds raised will go towards the development of our club facilities which have already started off with the recently with a sanded pitch, new pitch mower and new flood lights which will be purchased over the coming weeks.  

Again thank you one and all. 




Club Lotto draw Result.


We held our club Lotto draw on Thursday night last 21/9/23. In Doynes Bar and lounge Glenidan for a Jackpot of €2600.The numbers drawn were as follows.

4, 7, 11, 26.

Unfortunately, there was no jackpot winner.

The draw for the five Lucky winners were as follows.

1) Seamus Coyle.

2) Croc.

3) Reynolds Family.

4) Sean Gallagher

5) Sean and Catherine Daly.

Congratulations to the five Lucky winners each receiving €30.

Our next Draw will take place on Thursday 5/10/23 in Comiskeys Bar and lounge Castlepollard for a Jackpot of €2700.

Many thanks for your kind support towards our club Lotto.


Split the pot


We held our split pot draw on Sunday night 

last 17/9/23.

Congratulations to 

Martin Kelly,

Who won €283.

Congratulations Martin.


St Michaels 


St Michaels U17s travelled to Milltown Monday evening last 18/9/23 to take on Milmore Gaels in the Div3 Championship Semi Final. St Michaels started the stronger and led 1.4 to no score. However, Millmore came back with nice individual play, and managed to net three times in short succession. St Michaels had plenty of goal chances too but try as we might, the gods didn't favour us, with the ball hitting the post a number of times during the game. In the end Millmore won 6.11 to 3.11. A brilliant display by St Michaels with a scoreline that would win many a game. This game wraps up St Michaels U17s for 2023 but we have to give huge credit to a fantastic panel of young men and their parents for everything they've done throughout the year to keep this team going. These players are a credit to their families and clubs. A massive thanks to the coaches and mentors throughout the year for their time and commitment with the team, Seamie, Cathal, Brian, Orla and Vinnie.

Looking forward to next season already.


St. Michael's under 15 


U15s travelled to Athlone to play a quarter final in difficult conditions on Wednesday evening last 20/9/23 .The lads put in a solid performance throughout but unfortunately came out the wrong side of a 2-11 to 1-6 result. The game was in the balance until the last 10 minutes with the scores 1-8 to 1-5 with our lads competing for every ball, the massive effort put in for the previous 50 minutes began to tell and a physically stronger Athlone team took over around midfield and pulled away outscoring our lads 1-3 to 1 point. The scoreline was harsh and didn't reflect the game but the lads left a wet, windy and cold Athlone with their heads held high. All is not gone for this group of lads with a shield final v Inny Shamrocks to look forward to. No date for this yet.


St. Michaels Under 13


St Michaels v Shandonagh u13 div 2.


Our league part of the championship came to an end this evening with a fantastic display of football against a Shandonagh side who had to dig deep to get a win in a cracking game in Ballycomoyle this evening. 


This side has shown steady development and improvement all through the campaign and have some great days ahead.


Up next is a quarter final T.B.C.


Ladies football.


Under 16 football Championship semi Saturday 23/9/23.


Ballycomoyle v  Shandonagh.

As I said during the week, this was going to be the match of the weekend and that's the way it turned out.

What a fantastic game of championship football from both sides. From the throw in, it was end to end football with the Ballycomoyle girls playing a fantastic brand of football and kicking fantastic scores. As the referee brought the first half to a end, It was the Ballycomoyle girls that lead by 5 pts.

But the Ballycomoyle girls knew they had to put in huge effort in the second half to hold off a very good Shandonagh side.

As the second half started, it was Shandonagh that started the better, but this Ballycomoyle team never gave up as the referee brought the match to a finish it was the Bal girls who were on the way to a County final winning on a final scoreline of Ballycomoyle 4-11(23pts) Shandonagh 5-07 (22pts). This was a fantastic game of football, all credit to both teams. 

A huge congratulations to the girls on fantastic win, also to their management team.

We would like to thank Shandonagh on a fantastic game of football.

Many thanks to our supporters and referee Ken Daly.


Ladies football.

Under 10 Blitz.


Our under 10 girls travel to Clonmellon on Saturday morning last 23/9/23 for a Blitz. Hosted by Delvin St Paul's. The Ballycomoyle girls played 3 matches

and won all 3.

C.F.C.W, Killucan, Delvin/St Paul's.

Many thanks to Delvin/St Paul's for a very well organised Blitz.



Robert COONEY 

Castlepollard, Westmeath

The Cooney family and Robert’s partner Alison, want to express our deepest gratitude for the unwavering support and kindness, that our families, neighbours, friends and the people of the numerous communities and sporting organizations, and so many others that have extended to us during the profoundly challenging time of our son's passing.


 


Losing our beloved son Robert has been an unimaginable tragedy, and it has been the support of individuals and sporting organizations, that has helped us navigate the darkest days of our lives. Your empathy, generosity and acts of kindness have provided us with solace, strength, and a glimmer of hope during this period of profound grief. You picked us up and wrapped us, in your arms, showing untold amounts of comfort and care, this is something that will remain and comfort us for ever more. 


 


We would especially like to mention the following:


1. To our neighbours, family, friends and individuals who called in during the week, your comforting words, presence, was greatly appreciated. Your empathy has eased the burden of our grief.


2. We are deeply grateful for the support provided by Robert’s team mates and sporting clubs and the generous help from individuals, we would like to single out Robert’s close friends that prepared the grave for Robert’s final resting. 


3. To the friends and neighbours that gave so generously with the numerous home-cooked meals and food deliveries. These acts of kindness eased the stress and allowed us to focus on healing as a family. To the staff at Castle Varagh for hosting us and Robert’s friends, thank you for your professionalism and efforts.


4. The tributes and cards that we received and the stories told and retold, all in our son's memory, have not only honoured his life but have also given us comfort and a sense of purpose. We would like to especially thank those people, young and old that lined the road on Robert’s return home.


5. The assistance of our friends and neighbours in organizing, erecting the tents, and marshalling the traffic and car park for the removal and the funeral, it was a tremendous relief to us when we were overwhelmed with sorrow.


6. Finally, to the First responders and Cassidy Undertakers for their attention to detail, we are grateful for the care and professionalism that you showed to Robert and our family. To Fr Carley, the Mass readers and singers, no words can convey our thanks and gratitude for the fitting tribute to Robert’s life that you all expressed at the funeral Mass. 


 


We want to emphasize that your support has not only provided us with care and love but has also reminds us that we are not alone in our grief. The outpouring of love and assistance from our community and beyond has touched our hearts in profound ways.


 


While our pain remains, your kindness has lit our path forward. Once again, thank you for standing with us during this incredibly difficult time. Your compassion has made a world of difference. We look forward to the day when we can express our gratitude in person and continue to remember our son with love and fond memories.


 


The Month's Mind Mass for Robert will take place in St Feichin's Church, Fore, on the 7th October at 6pm. All Welcome.


 


Memories are a gift to treasure


Ours of you will last forever


Sunday 17th September 2023

Junior 1 football championship.


It's on a sad note I write this report as our junior men bowed out of the junior 1 football championship on Sunday last 17/9/23 at the semi-final stage.

What a fantastic year the lads have given us we gained promotion in the league. And of course the championship we started round one on 23/6/ 23 of the championship with a game against St.Joseph's played in Ballynacargy Gaa grounds. The Bal lad's coming out on top with a great win against a very strong St Joe's team. 

Ballycomoyle 4-08.

St. Joseph's.0-13

Next up was round two against another very strong Kilbeggan team played in the Downs and yet again another huge performance to earn a draw.

Ballycomoyle 2-11

Kilbeggan 2-11.

Next up was St Paul's in Round three of the championship played in Ballynacargy this wasn't one of our best games played in terrible conditions as we lost out to St. Paul's on score line.

Ballycomoyle 0-07.

St. Paul's. 106. 

In Round four our opponents were Moate all Whites played out in Shandonagh it was a late late goal from Moate to get a share of spoils.

Ballycomoyle 2-07

Moate all Whites 2-07

In Round five it was Bunbrosna a game we had to win played in Cusack Park in a great game of football it was the Bal lad's who booked themselves into the quarter final place.

Ballycomoyle 1-09

Bunbrosna. 0-11

We moved on to the quarter final on a Monday night.

What proved to be a very sad week for our club on the very sad passing of our number 5.

Robbie Cooney.Rip..

Played out in the Down's against a another very strong team Mullingar shamrocks.

What a fantastic game of championship football after 60 minutes it was level.

And onto extra time another brilliant 20 minutes of football

in the end it was Ballycomoyle who came out on top on a very emotional evening for our club.

After extra time.

Ballycomoyle 1-15

Mullingar shamrocks 1-13.

And on today.

Junior 1 football championship Semi final.

Ballycomoyle v Kilbeggan.

In Rochfortbridge.

Our lads put in fantastic game championship football on Sunday last against the favourites for the junior championship Kilbeggan .

Just before the throw there was a minute silence for the late Maggie Fagan. RIP. 

As the match started it was the Ballycomoyle lads who started the best and after 15 minutes the Bal lad's were up by 4. As the halftime whistle went the score line read Ballycomoyle 0-5.

Kilbeggan 0-4.

As the second half got under way there was still nothing between the teams with both teams giving everything to reach a junior football final as Barry Kelly blew the whistle for full time. The score line read Ballycomoyle 1-10

Kilbeggan 0-13.

 A draw match and into extra time for a second time this year- 10 minutes a half. This was a huge battle over the next 20 minutes of extra time but unfortunately it wasn't to be our day..

Final result

 Ballycomoyle 2-12

 Kilbeggan 1-17. 

We would like to wish Kilbeggan the very best of luck in the junior football championship final.

Just on a final note we would like to thank our supporters what fantastic people you are, the way you all applauded the team during and after the match. The lads were so thankful for your support all year. To our management thank you so much for your fantastic effort all year..


St Michaels.


St Michaels U13s travelled to Killucan on Friday evening last 8/9/23. Amid torrential thunder showers the lads began the contest and scored the first point of the game. St Michaels had every bit as much possession as Killucan but Killucan managed to score more goals which was the deciding factor in this game. A very positive display with every player showing well and getting some excellent scores. We go again Monday with a game away to Rochfortbridge 


See details of Rochfortbridge

Below.


St Michaels.


St Mary's Rochfortbridge v St Michaels u13 div 2.


St Michaels contested this thrilling encounter in poor conditions in Rochfortbridge on Monday evening last 11/9/23

18 players togged out and all played a valuable part but ultimately came off 2nd best.

We cannot heap enough praise on this group of players who have never showed any signs of wavering against stronger opponents throughout this campaign. They are a credit to their parents and their clubs.

Next up is St Paul's in Castletown on Wednesday evening at 6.45pm.


St.Micheals


St Michaels v St Paul's u13 div 2 championship. 


St Michaels played out a pulsating encounter against the undefeated St Paul's in Castletown on Wed evening last 13/9/23.


Having lead for most of the game St Paul's pulled away in the final quarter to snatch the victory.


St Michaels played their best football of the year and could be hitting form at the right time.

Congratulations lads on a fantastic game of football.


Next up is Shandonagh on Wednesday evening 20/9/23 in Ballycomoyle at 6.30 pm..


Ladies football.

Underage.


Under 14 girls Division 1 football championship


Ballycomoyle v Athlone.

Unfortunately our under 14 girls championship run came to a end on Sunday evening last 10/9/23 at the Quarter final stage On a very warm evening for football. Athlone got of to the better start but the Ballycomoyle girls did not take to long to get back into the game are were only 2 pts down at half time. Unfortunately our girls were unable to bridge the gap in the second half and it's Athlone that move on to play Garrycastle in the Semi final of the division 1 of the championship.

But let's go back to the Ballycomoyle girls what a fantastic season they had giving so much joy to the their management team their parents, and especially their supporters.Our club would like to thank all the girls parents for bringing the girls to training and matches to the girls management team congratulations for putting in huge effort with the team..

Thanks to Referee John Williams who referee the match.


The results of Split the pot and our club Lotto draw. 

Will be in next week's notes.


Sunday 10th September 2023

Our club was plunge into sadness and grief over the last week and half gone by with the passing of two of our club members.


Robbie Cooney. RIP.


Our club sends it deepest sympathy to the Cooney family on the very sad passing of Robbie. Robbie passed away on Wednesday 30/8/23. 

Robbie played his football with the Ballycomoyle junior team, training the under 15 St Michaels team, and also sat on the Ballycomoyle executive as Safety Officer of the club. Robbie was the life and soul of our club.

We are missing you so much Robbie. To your loving Dad and mum Patrick and Catherine, Brother, Patrick, Sister Jenny and girlfriend Alison.

We extend our deepest condolences.


Margaret (Maggie) Fagan. RIP


Our club sends it deepest sympathy to the Fagan and Gallagher family's on the very sad passing of Margaret ( Maggie) on Thursday last 7/9/23. She loved her Sport and Ballycomoyle Gaa Club where her son Ciaran plays his football. Maggie was such a kind and loving person. We are going to miss you so much Maggie. To Maggie's loving husband Eugene, son Ciaran, Brother's Eugene, and Darragh, Sisters Jess, Sinead, and Louise.

We send our deepest condolences.

You are now with your son Owen that passed away 9 years ago.

Rest in peace Maggie.


St Michaels under 17 team recorded an impressive win on Monday evening 4/9/23 v Inny Shamrocks in Ballycomoyle. They progress now to the Div 4 Championship semi-final, date and time to be confirmed. Huge thanks to parents and players who responded upon short notice. After a difficult season so far with injuries, this win was very welcome.

Congratulations Lads on a fantastic win.

And to the management team

Brilliant.


Junior men.

Junior 1 football championship quarter final.


Ballycomoyle junior men travelled to the Downs this evening to take on Mullingar shamrocks in the junior 1 football championship quarter final.

For the Ballycomoyle lads coming into this match the lads had lost their best friend their number 5 Robbie Cooney Rip.

That panel of players made a promise to Robbie that they were going to give everything on that pitch for him.

As Robbie's number 5 jersey hung high up on dressing room wall and as the lads left the dressing all you could hear was this is for you Robbie..

Before the match started there was a minute silence for our best friend Robbie.

As the match started there was very little between the teams. After the first 15 minutes- Ballycomoyle 0-02

Shamrocks 0-02 .

In the second 15 minutes of the first half the game bust into life with Bal going into the lead a point up. Shamrocks were dealt a blow with a straight red card in the 21st minute of the first half it was Bal that pointed to go 2 pts up as we were coming to the 30th minute. Mullingar were dealt another blow when they lost their 2nd man with a second yellow and shamrocks were down to 13 but that didn't stop Mullingar shamrocks as they kicked over the final 2pts of the first half to leave the match all square at half time.

As the second half started the Ballycomoyle lads still knew they were in a match as Mullingar Shamrocks to their credit with being down to 13 players still put it right up to the Bal lads and through the whole of the second half there was nothing between the teams as the whistle went for full time.

Both teams could not be separated.

Ballycomoyle 0-11

Mullingar shamrocks 0-11.

We headed for extra time of two 10 minutes halves.

Now shamrocks were back to their 15 players as it was a new game. As you often heard it said you are better of playing 15 against 15 and that was the case for the Bal lads going in at half time in the first half of extra time- Ballycomoyle 0-14

Mullingar shamrocks 0-12.

Into the second half of extra Mullingar shamrocks went on a dangerous attack but this time the ball ended up in the back of the Ballycomoyle net to put Shamrocks up by a point. Now the Bal lads had to go for it and that they did Bal kicked over a Brilliant point to level the game. Going into the the last few minutes of the match it was the Ballycomoyle lads that went on a fantastic attack and what a roar from the crowd as the ball hit the back of the Mullingar shamrocks net. But if wasn't over yet as shamrocks came on the attack again kicking the ball over the to leave only 2 pts between the teams again. But it was the referee that had the final say calling for the ball to signal the game was all over.

Final score.

Ballycomoyle 1-15

Mullingar shamrocks 1-13.

In the mist of the celebrations there was only one name on all the lads minds. We all know that Robbie was there in spirit with the lads right through the match.

To our number 5 player and our Best Friend this is for you Robbie.

This was one great game of championship football.

When the news broke about the sad passing of Robbie it was unbelievable the way the Ballycomoyle member's, supporters, came together for Robbie. And the club would like to thank our fantastic supporters who turned up in hundreds to support the lads to victory..

We would like to thank the Mullingar shamrocks team for a fantastic game of football.

And to referee Ken Gunning on a job well done. 

We now play Kilbeggan in the junior 1 Semi-final on Sunday next 17/9/23.


Ladies football.

Ballycomoyle Minor ladies.


Garrycastle were the visitors to Ballycomoyle on Tuesday evening 29/8/23 to take on the home side in the third round of the minor football championship. In the first half of this match there wasn't a lot between both sides but it was the Ballycomoyle ladies that found it easier to get the scores and that had them leading at half time.

In the second half Garrycastle came more into game but this Ballycomoyle minor team are a super football team and it was our ladies that came out on top in another great football championship match.

This is another great win for the minor ladies.

Playing out of Division 2 championship. The minor ladies have now three wins of three.

With wins over

Garrycastle, 

St.Marys Rochfortbridge, and Shandonagh.

Many thanks to Garrycastle for a great game of football.

Also a huge thanks to Referee Barry Nea..


Junior Ladies Football.


Goldsmith's girls v Ballycomoyle.


Our junior ladies travelled to Tubberclair on Tuesday evening last 5/9/23 to take on the home side Goldsmith's girls. Just before the throw in there was a minute silence for our club man special and dear friend Robbie Cooney. RIP.

As the game started it was Goldsmith's Girls that started very well but as the first half went on the Bal girls started to come more into the game and finish the first half very well. As going into this game Goldsmith's girls were unbeaten. Unfortunately, the Bal girls were down a lot of players. As the second half started the Ballycomoyle girls really put in a fantastic effort in the second half with great team work and really putting it up to the Goldsmith's girls scoring some fantastic scores. 

Unfortunately, the final score line does not do the Bal girls justice.

They gave everything they had out on the pitch in a very warm evening for football.

The management team must have been very proud of their team and the way they played..

Best of luck to the Goldsmith's girls in the rest of the championship.


Our Split the pot draw returns on Saturday night next 16th September and our Lotto draw takes place in Doynes on Thursday 21st September.



Sunday 27th August 2023

Ladies football.


Congratulations to our under 16 ladies team who have reached the semi final of there championship.


Full report below.


Our U16 ladies played away to Delvin St Paul's on Tuesday evening last 22/8/23 in there final championship group game of this campaign. Ballycomoyle were dominant for the entire 60 mins, Some brilliant fielding from our ladies early in first half led to a halftime lead.

Into 2nd half and the same effort and determination from our girls was evident, Some super points from all over the pitch and more goals came, All 19 girls played there part in what was a good victory. Onto the semis we go as we await our opponents

Thanks to all parents and supporters as usual.


Fantastic result girls under 16 football Championship semi final. Also congratulations to our management team.


Junior ladies.

Our junior ladies were due to travel to Tang on evening Friday last 25/8/23 to take on Goldsmith Girls in Round 6 of the the junior ladies football Championship .

As goldsmiths girls could not field.

The refixed match will now take place on Friday evening 1/9/23 in Tang Gaa ground. Going to press

Time and Referee Tbc.

We are sorry for inconvenience caused. Ballycomoyle junior ladies.


Club Lotto.


We held our club Lotto on Thursday night last 24/8/23 in Connie's Bar and lounge Castlepollard for Jackpot €2500. The numbers drawn were as follows.

15, 18, 24, 26.

 Unfortunately there was no jackpot winner.

The five €30 winners were as follows.

Louise Farrelly,

Brian Gavigan,

Pat Keane,

Emma Curran,

Kayla & Freya O'Brien.

Congratulations to the lucky 5 winners. Each receiving €30.

Our next Lotto draw will take place on Thursday night 7/9/23 in Doynes Bar and lounge for a new Jackpot of €2600

Many thanks for all your support for our club Lotto draw You can get your Lotto tickets or yearly tickets from any Committee member.


Our Split the pot draw takes place on Saturday night next 2/8/23. You can purchase your your tickets online . 

Please see link below.


http//www.ballycomoyle.com/home/split- the- pot .

Your support is so much appreciated.


Mens Junior 1 football championship.


Our junior men travel to Cusack Park, Mullingar today Sunday 27/8/23 take on Bunbrosna in the 5th and final round of the junior 1 football championship as going into this game it was a game we had to win to advance into the Quarter finals. This championship was so tight going into this final round only 2 points separate five teams.

Into the start of this game it was Bunbrosna who started the better getting the first 3pts of the game as our lads settled into the game we were right back into this game and after the first 15 minutes it was all square.Ballycomoyle 0-04.

Bunbrosna 0-04. The Bal lads then got the next score to go into the lead for the first time in the match but it was the Bunbrosna lads that lead as the half time whistle went. Ballycomoyle 0-05.

Bunbrosna 0-08. As the second half started it was the Ballycomoyle lads that struck first with a fantastic goal and the Ballycomoyle lads were right back into the match giving everything they had. And it was point for point going into the last 5 minutes but it was the Ballycomoyle lads that shot over to be the winning point two minutes from the end. To win out on score line of Ballycomoyle 1-09 Bunbrosna 0-11 To advance through to the quarter finals.This was a fantastic game of championship football both teams giving there all. We will now play Mullingar shamrocks in the junior quarter final on Saturday next 2/9/23 in Killucan at 5-30pm. Referee Ken Gunning.

Ballycomoyle Gaa would like to thank Bunbrosna for a find game of football.

And to Michael Gordon the referee for a find game. Thanks Michael.


 St Michaels.

Underage fixtures.

Under 15 Division 2 championship.


Tubberclair v St Michaels.

Time: 7pm

Date:30/8/23.

Venue: Tubberclair.

Referee: Cathal Boland .


St Michaels.

Under 13 Division 2 phase 2.

Round 5.

St. Michaels v Shandonagh.

Time. 7pm.

Venue: Ballycomoyle 

Date: Friday 1/9/23.

Referee: Ken Daly.


Ladies fixtures.


Tuesday 29-08-23. 

Minor LGFA Championship Div 2 Rd 3.

Ballycomoyle vs Garrycastle.

Ref : Barry Nea

Venue: Ballycomoyle 

Time : 7pm.


Friday 1st September 

Junior championship 

Ballycomoyle vs Goldsmiths 

In Tang @ 6:45pm 

Ref tbc.


Junior men.

Junior 1 football championship.

Quarter final.

Ballycomoyle v Mullingar shamrocks.

Venue: Killucan.

Date: 2/9/23

Time 5 30pm.

Referee: Ken Gunning


Sunday 20th August 2023

Split the pot.

We held our split the pot draw in the Town and Country on Saturday night last 19/8/23.

Congratulations to Tom Lynch. Castlepollard on winning €424. 

Congratulations Tom.

Our next split the draw will take place on Saturday night 2/9/23.

Many thanks for your very kind support .


Club Lotto.

Our club Lotto will take place on Thursday night next 24/8/23.

In Connie's Bar and lounge, Castlepollard.

For a Jackpot of €2500.

Please contact any Committee member to buy your tickets or yearly tickets. Remember if you're not in you can't win.

Many thanks to everyone for there continued support for our club Lotto it's very much appreciated.


St Michaels Under 17.


St Michaels U17s travelled to hosts Tang GAA to play Esker Gaels in their last group Div 3 championship game. St Michaels lost the toss and played against the breeze in the first half, and went in at half time behind 1.8 to 1.3. The second half was all Esker Gaels and they ran out to be deserving winners. Plenty of positives with lads working hard throughout. We await other results to determine entry to the shield.


Ladies football.

Minor football championship.


Our minor girls travelled to Shandonagh this evening to take on the home side in the second round of the minor ladies football Championship. 

In the first half of this match the Bal girls played lovely football and they went in at half time leading by 4 pts.

Ballycomoyle 3-05

Shandonagh. 1-07


From the throw in of the second half the Ballycomoyle girls took full control of this match. The scoring power of the Ballycomoyle girls was fantastic to see. The Shandonagh backs had no answer to them while the Shandonagh forwards got very hard to get any scores off the Ballycomoyle backs. This was a fantastic team performance from 1 to 15. Congratulations girls.


Final score.

Ballycomoyle 8-12. (36pts)

Shandonagh 3-10. (19pts)


Keep up the good work ye are doing girls. Any team that beats ye they will earn it.

Congratulations to your management team on a job well done.

We like to thank the Shandonagh team for a very sporting game many thanks' girls and best of luck to you in the rest of the minor Championship. 

Many thanks to the Referee Ken Daly for a job well done.


St Michaels.

Under 15 championship.


St Michaels Under 15s played 

at home to Inny Shamrocks on Wednesday evening last 16/8/23. Unfortunately it wasn't to be our evening. Although the lads fought hard all the way through and couldn't be faulted for effort Inny Shamrocks got a run on them early on in the game and our lads were chasing the match for the remainder of the hour. A game that we will be anxious to park and forget about, the lads will regroup and move on from it safe in the knowledge that there are better days ahead for these lads before the championship is out.


Ladies football.

Junior football championship.

Ballycomoyle v St Paul's/Delvin.

Ballycomoyle ladies played St Paul's/Delvin in Round 5 of the junior football championship at home in Ballycomoyle. This was our ladies fourth match in the championship. As both teams took to the pitch for the warm up the heavy rain started to fall and this was to be the case for the rest of the evening. As the match started St Paul's/Delvin went on the attack getting off to great start with a goal. With Ballycomoyle ladies going on their first attack with a brilliant move up the pitch the ball was finished to the back of the St Paul's/Delvin net. And this was to be the case for most of the first half with both teams cancelling each others scores out but it was the Ballycomoyle ladies that finished the half the better team with another well worked goal. As the first half came to end it was the Ballycomoyle girls who went on top

HT score.

Ballycomoyle 3-03.

St . Paul's/ Delvin. 2-04.


As the second half started it was St.Pauls/Delvin who tagged on the first two points of the second half to level the match again. With the weather going down hill rapidly it was brilliant to see both teams giving everything to win the match. Going into the final minutes it was St Paul's/ Delvin who got the last score of the game to snatch a draw from this match. The Ballycomoyle girls played great football, playing in the middle of storm Betty.

Congratulations to the Ballycomoyle girls and their Management team.

Ye are a super team and as I said before ye will have a big say this year's junior championship 

Final score.

Ballycomoyle 6-04.(22pts)

St Paul's/ Delvin. 5-07. (22pts)

A draw match.


Petal cafe. 

Castlepollard.


A huge thanks to the Petal Cafe for their support of Split the Pot over the years. Wishing all the staff the very best going forward.


Ladies football.

Under 14 Division 1 football championship.

Our under 14 girls travelled to St Lomans on Thursday evening last 17/8/23. And what a fantastic game of football with early goals putting Lomans into a strong lead but this Ballycomoyle team never gives up and it wasn't long until the Ballycomoyle girls had pulled back the score to 3pts.

Half time Score.

St Lomans 3-05

Ballycomoyle 3-02.

In the second half of the match it started as it finished in the first half both teams matching each other score for score .

It was St Lomans unfortunately that had a point to spare at the final whistle.

But if the Ballycomoyle girls had won this match it would have been no shock.

The Ballycomoyle under 14 girls are a credit to them selves and credit to their management team.

Final score

Ballycomoyle 4-06.(18pts)

St Lomans 3-10 (19pts)


Fixtures this week 

Tuesday 22/08/23

U16 LGFA Championship Rd 4.

Delvin /St Paul's vs. Ballycomoyle.

Venue : Clonmellon 

Time : 6.30pm

Referee : Paul O Malley.


Friday junior ladies Vs goldsmiths @6:30 venue and ref tbc.

Any Updates will be on Social media.


Men's junior 1 football championship.

Ballycomoyle v Bunbrosna

Date: Sunday 27/8/23.

Venue: Cusack Park, Mullingar.

Time: 1-45 pm.

Referee: Michael Gordon.


Condolences.


The death has occured of Rita (née Gilmurray) CORRIGAN (Knockadoon, Castlepollard, Westmeath)

Our sincere sympathy to her husband Donal, her Son's, daughters, grandchildren, Brother's, Sister's, relatives and friends.

May Rita's gentle soul Rest in Peace. Amen.


We offer our sincere sympathy to the Masterson family Ballymanus, Castlepollard 

On the very sad passing of Mary Purvis nee Masterson. On Friday 11/8/23 ,Seattle, USA.

To her husband Jack, Brother's Joe, Larry, Mark, and Christopher.

Sisters, Kathleen, Roisín, and Anna. We send our sincere sympathy. May Mary's gentle soul Rest in Peace. Amen


Sunday 13th August 2023


Club Lotto.


We held our club Lotto draw in Burke's Bar and lounge Coole on Thursday night last 10/8/23 for a Jackpot of €2400. The numbers drawn were 1, 8 ,12, 18.

Unfortunately, there was no jackpot winner.

The 5 winners of €30 were as follows.

1) Grace Carter.

2) Sonya Gaffney.

3) David Brazil.

4) Helen Coyle.

5) Carolann Newman.

Congratulations to the five Lucky winners.

Our next Lotto draw takes place on Thursday night 24/8/23. In Connie's Bar and lounge Castlepollard. For a Jackpot of €2500.

Many thanks for your great support it's very much appreciated.

You can get your tickets or your yearly tickets from any Committee members.


Split the pot.


Our split draw takes on Saturday night next 19/8/23 To buy your tickets see the link below. If you are not in you can win. Many thanks for your very kind support it's very much appreciated.


http://www.ballycomoyle.com/home/split-the-pot


Ballycomoyle Ladies.

Junior football championship.


The Ballycomoyle junior ladies travel to Shandonagh to take on the home side in both teams third game in the championship with both teams winning one and losing one. Just before the start of the match there was a minute silence for a member of the Shandonagh club. This was a great effort form our Bal ladies as they were up against a very strong and more seasoned team in the Shandonagh ladies. Our ladies are on the young side but with more games under their belts this Ballycomoyle team will be a force in ladies Football in Westmeath.

Final Score.

Shandonagh 2-08

Ballycomoyle 0-04.

There is still a long way to go in this year's championship and we would have no doubt they will have a big say in this year's championship.

Well done to the Bal ladies and their management team.

We would like to thank Shandonagh for a very sporting game.

And thanks to Referee Garry Hurley.


Junior men.

Football championship.


Junior 1 football championship.

Our junior 1 team travelled to Shandonagh on Sunday last 6/8/23 to take on Moate in the fourth round of the Junior 1 football championship. 

This group is very competitive and our game on Sunday last was no different. From the throw in the Ballycomoyle lads were playing the better football and with 15 min gone in first half Ballycomoyle 0-03 Moate all Whites 0-01 but unfortunately that was our last score in the first half with Moate going in at half time leading on a score line of .

Ballycomoyle 0-03 Moate all Whites 1-06..

The Ballycomoyle lads knew they had to up their game if they were going to get anything from this match and that they did. From the throw in of the second half the lads got right back into game and by the first 15 minutes of the second half the Ballycomoyle lads were on level terms. Moate got their first point in the second half to go a point up but the Bal lads came back getting the next two scores a goal and a point going into the last minute of injury time the Bal lads were up by 3pts. Moate threw everyone up for one last attack unfortunately for the Bal lads it finished up in the back of the net for Moate to snatch a draw.

Final score.

Ballycomoyle 2-07

Moate all whites 2-07.

We play Bunbrosna in our final game of the group in two weeks' time.

Congratulations lads and management team on a great result.


Ladies football.

Underage.

Under 14 championship.

Result: 


Ballycomoyle played their second round of the under 14 championship against Goldsmith's girls on Thursday evening last 3/8/23.

The Ballycomoyle girls came up against one of the favourites to win the under 14 championship and what a fantastic game of football this match turned out to be. Ballycomoyle girls and Goldsmith's girls went all out to win this match. The Goldsmith's were very strong in the middle of field in the first half and went in half time leading in this match. As the second half started the Ballycomoyle girls new they had to up their game if they were going to get anything out of this game and what a fantastic second half of football, both teams were giving everything but it was this fantastic Ballycomoyle under 14 girls team push on in the final minutes to win a fantastic game of football .

All credit has to go to both teams for a fantastic game of football.

Final score Ballycomoyle 6-03 21pts Goldsmith's girls 2-12 18pts 

Congratulations girls and management team.


Minor Championship Div 2 

RD1

Result.

Ballycomoyle 7-11 V St Mary’s Rochfortbridge 0-3


Our girls faced on paper a very tough assignment on Tuesday evening last 8/8/23 against a good St Mary’s Rochfortbridge outfit however from the throw in we were excellent all over the pitch. Our captain Alva mc Cabe gave an exhibition of football throughout goals by Emma Gilchrist and Caoimhe Ginnel along with a long-range goal from Reanna Kennedy put us well ahead at the break and despite losing the very influential Sophia mac Lochlain to the Fleadh gig rig in Mullingar at half time we kept our shape and resolve to run out comfortable winners at full time . 

Ava Murphy stepped into the breach to do goals at the last minute and pulled off a super save late on in the game high at the top corner of the net .

This was a brilliant team performance next up Tuesday 15/8 is an away trip to Shandonagh.

Big thank you 1-16 you were all incredible Ballycomoyle abu..

Congratulations girls on a fantastic win from everyone from Ballycomoyle Gaa.


St Michaels Underage. 


Congratulations to two of our under 15 players.

Cailim Byrne Ballycomoyle and Dylan Gaffney CFCW.

Who represented St Michaels on Saturday last 12/8/23 when they played for the Westmeath under 14 team down in Bekan, Co Mayo.

A massive congratulations lads.

Both clubs are very proud of the two of ye, a great honour to represent your County.


St Michaels.

Fixtures for the coming week.


St Michaels.

Under 17 Div 3A

Esker Gaels v St Michaels.

Date: Monday 14/8/23

Venue: Tang.

Time: 7pm

Referee: Eoin Jordan 


Under 15 Division 2.

St. Michaels v Inny Shamrocks.Date: Wednesday 16/8/23.

Venue: Ballycomoyle.

Time: 7pm

Referee: James Allard.


Under 13 Division 2 phase 2 Round 4.


St.Marys Rochfortbridge v Ballycomoyle.

Date: Friday 18/8/23

Venue: Rochfortbridge.

Time: 7pm.

Referee: Declan Leech.


Ladies fixtures for this week


Minor LGFA

Championship Div 2 Rd 2. Tuesday 15th August.

Shandonagh vs. Ballycomoyle.

Time: 6.30pm

Referee : Ken Daly.

Venue: Shandonagh


U14

Thursday 17th August

St lomans Vs Ballycomoyle

Time: 6.30pm

Venue: St. lomans

Referee: tbc


Junior championship

Friday 18th August

Ballycomoyle Vs Delvin St. Paul’s

Time: 7pm

Venue: Ballycomoyle

Referee: tbc

Sunday 6th August 2023

Mens Junior 1 football championship.

Result . Moate all Whites 2-07 

Ballycomoyle 2-07

Full report on match in next week's notes.


Split the pot. 

We held our split the pot draw in Comiskeys Bar and lounge on Saturday night last 5/8/23.

Congratulations to Paddy Tierney Castlepollard on winning €334.

Congratulations Paddy.

Many thanks everyone for your fantastic support.

It's very much appreciated.


Lotto.

Our club Lotto draw takes place on Thursday night 10/8/23.The draw will take place in Burke's Bar and lounge, Coole for a Jackpot of €2400.

You can purchase your tickets or yearly tickets from any Committee member.

Your support is very much appreciated.


St. Michaels Under 17

St Michaels Under 17 played Esker Gaels on Monday evening last 31/7/23 in CFCW. Due to injuries and holidays St Michael's just had the 15 players but the whole team put in a serious effort throughout the game. With some fantastic passages of play by St Michael's, the lack of fresh legs available to come in eventually caught up with the lads. A very strong display which the score didn't do justice. Congrats to Esker Gael's for a very sporting match.



St Michaels Under 15.

St Michaels Under 15 team travelled to Athlone to take on a strong Athlone team that would have fancied their chances of collecting the 2 points at home, but a very spirited performance from our lads made sure they came away with a well-deserved point with the game finishing at 2-09 a piece. This was a cagey enough game with both teams feeling like they left the 2 points behind them. St Michael's led 1-3 to 3 points after 25 minutes but 2 sucker punches just before half time left us going in at the break trailing by 2 points. Athlone led for majority of the 2nd half but a brilliant 4th quarter from our lads saw them go a point up 2-09 to 2-08 with 5 minutes to go and were unfortunate not to hang on. On balance a draw was a fair result as both sets of players deserve great credit for what was an entertaining Match that neither set of players were willing to lose.


We would like to wish a speedy recovery to Luke Brady who picked up a bad injury to his hand during the match. We hope to see you back on the playing fields very soon Luke.


U13 div 2 league phase 2 

St Michaels v Moate 

St Michaels went down to a very strong Moate team in Castletown on Friday evening last 4/8/23.

Some very good performances throughout the field kept the game interesting until the 4th quarter. 

Next up away to St Mary's in 2 weeks time.


U16 LGFA Championship Rd3

Ballycomoyle 8-18

Shandonagh 6-03.

We played our 3rd game of the u16 Championship on Tuesday night last 1/8/23 night against a very strong, determined Shandonagh. From the first whistle, our girls went at it hard, playing some lovely fast paced pressing football. Midfield was commanding contesting all Shandonagh kickouts. Our forward line were quick and some very smart thinking led to a halftime score 5-11 / 1-02.

Onto the 2nd half Shandonagh had thought they mastered our approach but quick goals had the lead increase, points from all across the forward line increased our lead, although a comeback from Shandonagh was unlikely they did fire in 3 quick goals, 1 being a penalty, to make the scoreline more presentable. This result puts us firmly in the semi final positions. With fantastic scores from all over pitch left a final score.8-18 / 6-'03. Next up Delvin St Paul's..

Fantastic result girls and management team.


All-Ireland Ladies Finals

We have a voucher for the All Ireland Ladies football finals which take place on the 13th of August. 

To hold a draw for these tickets we would appreciate letting us know if you would be interested in adult or U18 tickets.

You can WhatsApp Shaunagh on 0879056195 with your preference of ticket and name to enter the draw.

Thank you.


Hello everyone.

If there is any paid up Adult members that are not on the WhatsApp members group.

Would ye mind contacting.

Shaunna Briody 085-818-7152. or

Maria Higgins 087-9161391

And the ladies will join ye to the WhatsApp members group

Many thanks Ballycomoyle gaa.


Fléadh

As we all know the All-Ireland Fléadh is returning to Mullingar this year, commencing on Sunday August 6th.

Scór na hIarmhí have a slot on the Gig Rig on Tuesday August 8th at 9pm. A group of over 100 singers, musicians and dancers from a number of our Westmeath GAA clubs will entertain the crowd. Ballycomoyle will be represented by singers and musicians and by three of our Set Dancing teams. 

We wish the best of luck to the performers on the Gig Rig on Tuesday and we also wish the very best to the two Set Dancing teams, representing Clann Lir CCÉ in the competitions at the end of the week. Go n-éirí an t-ádh libh!.


Ladies fixtures.

Tuesday 8th august 

Minor LGFA championship Rd1.

Ballycomoyle vs St Mary's Rochfortbridge 

Time 7pm

Ref John Williams 

Venue Ballycomoyle


Thursday 10th 

Junior championship Round 3. 

Shandonagh Vs Ballycomoyle in Shandonagh @7pm ref Garry Hurley.


Condolences.

We send our sincere sympathy to the Gorman family killucan and late of Coole on the very sad passing of Mark.

And to the O'Growney family Moylough, Dromone, Oldcastle. On the very sad passing of Rory.

And to the Mahon family. Loughcrew, Dromone, Oldcastle.

On the very sad passing of Gerry.

May Mark, Rory, and Gerry gentle souls rest in peace. Amen.


Sunday 30th July 2023

Split the pot.


We held our split the pot Draw in Bartleys of Drumcree on Sunday night last.23/7/23.

Congratulations to Noel Morgan. Castlepollard on winning €220.

Well done Noel.

Our next Split pot draw takes place on week ending the 5 /6/8/23. Many thanks for your support it's very much appreciated by our club.


Club Lotto results.


We held our club lotto draw on Thursday night last 27/7/23 in Farrellys Bar and lounge Castlepollard for a Jackpot of €2300. The numbers drawn were as follows. 

5; 15; 19; 26.

Unfortunately, there was jackpot winner.

The Five lucky winners of €30 each were as follows.

Ella Nea.

Corolla O'Brien.

Paddy Ivory.

Laura Owens.

Jenny and James.

Congratulations to the 5 lucky winners each receiving €30 each.

Our next Draw will take place on Thursday night 10/8/23 in Burke's Bar and lounge Coole. For a Jackpot of €2400.

Many thanks for your kind support it's very much appreciated.


Junior ladies Football.


Our junior ladies took on Athlone in the third round of the junior ladies football Championship on Friday evening last 28/7/23.This was Ballycomoyle ladies only 2nd Round in the championship as they had a bye in the first round. After having a fantastic result over Cill Oige a week ago our ladies knew they were going to have a tough time with one of the favourites to win the junior championship.

And this is the way it turned out to be but Athlone had to fight for every score they got. Going in at half time the Bal ladies would have a been disappointed not to be level at half time but it was Athlone that went in at half time leading by 4pts. In the second half the Ballycomoyle ladies gave everything making Athlone fight for every score and the Ballycomoyle ladies getting great scores themselves. Athlone left Ballycomoyle with the 2pts.

Ballycomoyle ladies will have a big say in who wins the junior championship this year.

To the Ballycomoyle ladies team and management team well done keep up the good work.

Many thanks to Athlone for a very sporting game. Also, a big thanks to referee Ken Daly.

And to the the Ballycomoyle ladies for all the lovely refreshments at half time in the match.


St Michaels.


St Michaels u15s played away to St Lomans in the second round of the championship on Monday, July 24th. The teams were evenly matched with the lead changing hands on a number of occasions with Lomans ending the first half leading by 2 points. St Michaels started strongly in the second half with a couple of early goals giving them the lead which they would hold to the final whistle. There were steady and assured performances by St Michaels from defence through to the forwards. Final score St Lomans 4-8 St Michaels 5-8.


Congratulations lads and management team on a fantastic win.


Collinstown/Fore Community Games.


Hard luck to our two fantastic teams who lost in their semi-finals against two very strong Kilkenny sides!! There was only a margin of 4 points between both teams and their opposition when the final whistle was blown!! Their performances were outstanding and they gave it their all!! We would like to congratulate both teams on their incredible achievements with the camogie and hurling and also thank them for bringing us all on this amazing journey with them!! We have cherished every second of watching you play and cheering you on!! We're all sad that it has come to an end but the memories will last a lifetime!! Massive well done again to our camogie and hurling team and their wonderful management for all their dedication and hard work.


Congratulations,

Louise.


A massive congratulations to our very own Louise Farrelly on winning the 2 all Ireland football tickets in the Ringtown draw. Many Congratulations Louise.

Hope you had a fantastic day.


Congratulations Maria.


All club members were included in the draw for the all Ireland football tickets. The lucky winner was Maria Higgins. Congratulations Maria hope you had a fantastic day.


Congratulations.


Congratulations to Ally Murphy and Kevin McCabe who got Married on Friday last 28 /7/23 in St Feichins church Fore. 

Congratulations Mr and Mrs McCabe.


St. Michaels Fixtures .


Division 3 A. Round 3.

St Michaels v New Forest

Under 17.

Date: Monday 31/7/23.

Venue: C.F.C.W.

Time: 7pm.

Referee: Michael Gordon.


Division 2 Round 3.

Athlone v St Michaels.

Un15 .

Date.Wednesday 2/8/23.

Venue: Pairc Ciarain.

Time: 7pm.

Referee: Enda Kelly.


Division 2 phase 2.

St Michaels v Moate 

Under 13.

Date: Friday 4/8/23.

Venue: C.F.C.W.

Time: 7pm.

Referee: Eoin Cawley.


Division 2.Section B Round 3.

St.Micheals v Mullingar Shamrock's.

Under 19.

Date: Thursday 3/8/23.

Venue.C.F.C.W.

Time.7-30.

Referee: Derek Heffernan.


Ladies Underage Fixtures.


Under 16 football championship 

Ballycomoyle v Shandonagh.

Time:6-30.

Venue: Ballycomoyle

Date: Tuesday 1/8/23.

Referee: John Williams.


Under 14 championship.

Ballycomoyle v Goldsmiths.

Time:7pm.

Date Thursday 3/8/23

Venue: Ballycomoyle.

Referee: TBC.


Junior men football championship.


Ballycomoyle v Moate.

Venue: Shandonagh.

Time: 3-30pm

Date: Sunday: 6/8/23.

Referee: Ken Gunning.

Note. All ticket.


Sunday 23rd July 2023

 Club Lotto


Our club Lotto Draw takes place on Thursday night 27 /7 /23 in Farrellys, Bar and lounge Castlepollard for a Jackpot of €2300. You can purchase tickets or yearly tickets from any Committee member.

Remember if you're not in the draw you can't win. So, get your tickets today. Best of luck everyone.


Junior Ladies.


Our junior ladies travelled the long journey to Castledaly on Friday evening last to take on Cill Oige. It was the ladies first match in this year's junior championship. And what a start it was for the Bal ladies.

Going in at half time Cill Oige were in front leading on a score of Cill Oige 1- 05 Ballycomoyle ladies 1-02. In fairness the way the first half went the Bal ladies would have been disappointed not to be at least level playing some great football in that first half.

In the second half the Bal ladies continued playing great football and really took control of the half. The Cill Oige side had no answer to the Bal ladies with great scores taken with the Bal ladies out scoring Cill Oige 4-05 to 1-02 in the second half.

Final Score.

Cill Oige 2-07

Ballycomoyle 5-07.

Congratulations ladies and management team on a fantastic result.

We would like to thank Cill Oige for a great match. Also to the referee for a job well done.

Our ladies move on to their next match this weekend.


Junior men.


Junior 1 football championship .

Ballycomoyle junior men travelled to Ballynacargy on Saturday last to take on St Paul's in round 3 of the junior football championship. As I said in the preview to this match there's no easy match in this junior championship and so it proved on Saturday. 

From the throw in this match was always going to be a tight affair and that's how it worked out, weather conditions made it very hard to control the ball but it was St Paul's who went in at half time leading on score of St. Pauls 1- 05 Ballycomoyle 0-03.With the rain getting heavier during half time break under foot conditions were getting worse. It was going to be hard to get the scores we needed to get back into and so it played out. Ballycomoyle outscored St. Pauls in the second half 4pts to 1 but unfortunately it wasn't enough.

Final score St.Pauls 1-06 Ballycomoyle 0-07..


All Ireland hurling tickets.


We carried out the draw for the hurling final tickets and the lucky winner is Michael Lynch of Ballycomoyle, well done Michael and enjoy the day. 


Collinstown/Fore Community

Games.


Saturday 15/7/2023.

What a game of hurling against a very strong Offaly team!! Such an incredible group of talented young hurlers we have. They left absolutely nothing on the pitch!! Well done today to our boys and their coaches "Gary Nolan, Brian Conaty and Deirdre Devine" on your fantastic win in the Leinster quarter finals. We are all bursting with pride and wish you all the best in your Leinster semi-final! Also, a big thank you to Carmel from Day Break in Collinstown for sponsoring the half time drinks for our boys today! Very kind of you Carmel and greatly appreciated by all.



Collinstown/Fore.

Community Games


What an amazing performance put in by our Under 14 camogie team on Sunday evening last 16/7/23 against a tough Offaly side!! Despite the wind and rain, nothing could deter these incredible group of girls. We cannot put into words how proud we all are of you!! Massive well done to our girls and their coaches "Kara Kavanagh, Christopher Murtagh, Orla Gallagher and Aoife Higgins". Best of luck to our camogie team and management in the Leinster semi-finals!! 


Ladies football.


Our under 16 girls played there first round of the championship at home to Killbeggan Shamrock's on Tuesday last .18/7/23 .

What a fantastic start to the championship for the girls. As our girls were completely on top from start to finish..

With the Ballycomoyle girls running out easy winners.

Congratulations girl's and management team.


Next game

U16 Tuesday round 2 championship 

Athlone Vs Ballycomoyle 

In Athlone @6:30pm 


U12 ladies


Best of luck to our U12 girls who are taking part in gogames vs Shandonagh this Tuesday 25th in Shandonagh Gaa pitch. 


St.Michaels.

Under 15 match between St Micheals v St Lomans will take place.

Monday evening 24/7/23.

Time. 6-15.

Venue: St. Lomans

 Gaa ground s.Report in next weeks notes.



Gaelic for Mother's and Others.


Training every Wednesday evening from 8-9 in Castlepollard Community College Pitch. All new members are very welcome.


Sympathy.


The Death has occurred of Tomas (Tommy) Doran. Kinturk, Castlepollard, Co, Westmeath. Peacefully at his home. Surrounded by his loving family.

For further details.

Go to Rip/ Westmeath for funeral arrangements.

May Tommy soul rest in peace. Amen.


The death has occured of Elizabeth (Betty) (née Williams) McGrath (Fennor, Collinstown, Westmeath)

Ballycomoyle Gaa.

Our sincere Sympathy to Son's James, Tommy, Sean, Willie, Michael, Hughie, Gerard.

Daughters, Ann, and Mary.

On the very sad passing of their lovely mother Betty.

May Betty's gentle soul Rest in Peace.

Amen..


Sunday 16th July 2023

Our club lotto.


We held our club lotto draw last night 13/7/23 in the Lough Lene Inn Collinstown for a Jackpot of €2200.

The numbers drawn were.

 5, 8, 21, 22,.

Unfortunately, there was no jackpot winner.

5 prizes of €30 were as follows.

1) Pat Burke.

2) Pat Keane .

3) Sean Fitzsimons.

4) Michael McCormack .

5). Josh McLoughlin.

Congratulations to the five lucky winners each receiving €30 each

Our next Draw will take place on Thursday night 27/7/23 in Farrellys Bar and lounge Castlepollard. For a Jackpot of €2300. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Remember.Lotto tickets are €2 each or you can purchase your yearly ticket for €50. Contact any Committee member.


Split the pot.

Our Split draw takes place on Saturday night next 22/7/23.

Play on line.

http://www.ballycomoyle.com/home/-the-pot.

Mens Junior football championship.



Junior football championship

Junior B football championship. Round 4.


Killbeggan v Ballycomoyle.

Date: Tuesday 18/7/2023.

Venue: Killbeggan.

Time: 7-30pm

Referee: Michael Moran.

Junior 1 football championship. Round 3.



Ballycomoyle v St Paul's.

Date: Saturday 22/7/2023.

Time: 5-15pm.

Venue: Ballynacargy.

Referee: Michael Gordon.



Ladies Fixtures for the coming week.

U16 Tuesday 18th first round championship home game @6:30 

Ballycomoyle vs Kilbeggan shamrocks. 

Referee: John Williams.


Junior ladies challenge 

Tuesday 18th @8pm vs Ballymachugh.

Venue: Ballycomoyle.


Thursday 20th first round division 1 championship 

U14 vs Garrycastle in Garrycastle 


Friday 21st 

First round championship Junior ladies vs Cill Óige 

Venue TBC.

Best of luck to all ladies' teams in their respective championship matches.



St.Micheals. Fixtures for the coming week.

Under 17 football championship. Division 3 A.

Round 2.

Delvin/St Paul's v St Michael's.

Time.7pm

Date: Monday 17/7/2023

Venue: Clonmellon.

Referee: James Allard.


Under 15 football championship division 2.

Round 2.

St Lomans B V St Michaels.

Time: 7pm.

Venue: Lakepoint.

Date: Wednesday:19/7/2023.

Referee: Barry Kelly.


Under 13 football championship.

Coralstown/Kinnegad v St Michaels.

Time: 7pm.

Date: Friday 21/7/2023

Venue: Kinnegad.

Referee: Derek Heffernan.


Please note any changes in fixtures will be updated on our social media platform.


Gaelic for Mother's and Others.

Training every Wednesday evening from 8-9 in Castlepollard Community College Pitch. All new members are very welcome.


St. Micheals N.S Fundraising.


A huge crowd gather in Castletown-Finea Gaa pitch on Thursday evening last 13/7/2023 For the long-awaited clash between Ballycomoyle Gaelic for

Mother's and Others V Ballycomoyle junior ladies .

And this match did not disappoint as it was Mother's and Others that was the better team in the first half so much so that the mother's and outhers team had to give half their team to the junior ladies to even the sides for the second half. The referee could have used his yellow and red cards a bit more. We would like to congratulate both teams for a fantastic evening of entertainment. We would like to thank everyone for their very kind donations towards St Michaels N/S Fundraiser. Your support was very much appreciated.


Sunday 9th July 2023

Split the pot.


Our Split the pot draw took place on Saturday night last the 8/7/2023.

The winner was John Montgomrey c/o Burkes Bar Coole.

John received €320.

Congratulations John.


Club Lotto.


We hold our next lotto draw on Thursday night next 13/7/2023 in the Lough Lene Inn 

Collinstown for a Jackpot of €2200.

You can purchase your lotto tickets or yearly tickets from any Committee member.

We appreciate your support for our club lotto draw .


Junior 1 Football .

Ballycomoyle v Killbeggan.

As we thought this was to be the game of the weekend and so it worked out.On a fantastic day for football our junior men's team made their way to the Downs on Saturday last 8/7/2023 üto take on Killbeggan in the second round of the Junior 1 Football championship.With both teams coming into this game on full points from the first game. This Killbeggan team was relegated from intermediate last year so we knew Killbeggan would be a good side.As the referee Michael Gordon got the match under way. Ballycomoyle were the first team to register a score with a point and by the first 15 minutes were over Ballycomoyle were playing great football and leading by 1-02 to Killbeggan 0-01 and by the end of the last 15 minutes this first half Killbeggan had got the upper hand going in at half time. Ballycomoyle 1-02 Killbeggan 2-06. As the second half started the Ballycomoyle lads started the second half as they did in in the first 15 minutes getting the first score of the the second half and playing lovely football and by the end of the third quarter Ballycomoyle were right back in this match Ballycomoyle 1-05 Killbeggan 2-09 you could see the Ballycomoyle lads were playing great football and the lads put in fantastic last 15     

Minutes leaving Killbeggan holding on for dear life for a draw.

Final score here in the Downs 

Ballycomoyle 2-11 Killbeggan 2-11

This was a fine game of football played in great spirit of the game. A huge thanks to the The Downs club for having their pitch in perfect condition for the match and to Referee Micheal Gordon and all his match officials for a job well done.

We now move on to our third match in the championship in two weeks time.



Junior B Football Championship.


Old rivals Ballycomoyle and CFCW face outher in Tuesday evening's junior B Football Championship. In the first half Ballycomoyle kick over the first 5pts with CFCW kicking over the next 3. Ballycomoyle went on the attack again with the ball finishing up in the back of the CFCW net. CFCW kick over the next point. But Ballycomoyle finished the strongest scoring a further 3pts. Half time score.

Ballycomoyle 1-08

CFCW 0-04

In the second half CFCW started the better scoring 1-03

Mid way through the second half the score line was Ballycomoyle 1-08 CFCW 1-07

Ballycomoyle kick over the next point to go 2pts up but it was CFCW who got the next 2pts to level the match both teams trade the remaining scorers in final 10 mins To leave the final score Ballycomoyle 1-12

CFCW 1-12 .


St Michaels.

St Michaels under 15s having recently won the Division 3 league title played Lilliput Gaels in the first round of the u15 Division 2 championship in Castletown last Wednesday, July 5th. After an even first quarter a strong Lilliput team finished the first half well to lead by 7 points at half time. St Michaels started strongly in the 2nd half to reduce that lead to 4 points. Howevet despite strong performances all over the field by St Michaels, Lilliput who played in Division 1 of the league were on top for the last 20 minutes to win on a scoreline of St Michaels 1-8 Lilliput Gaels 4-13.


St. Michael's 


U13 div 2 round 1 league phase 2.


St Michaels v Milmore Gaels.


St Michaels u13s hosted Milmore Gales in Ballycomoyle on Friday evening 7th July.


Near perfect conditions for football seen Millmore proved too strong for the home side in a match played in good spirits with excellent skills displayed from both sides. St Michaels worked tirelessly for the entire contest and never gave up despite being on the back foot for most of the game.. quick a 


Fixture 


U16 LGFA

Challenge match Tuesday 11th July.

Oldcastle u16s vs Ballycomoyle U16s

Ref Orla Tuite

Venue Millbrook.

Time 7pm


Gaelic for Mother's and Others.


Gaelic for Mother's and Others 

 training every Wednesday evening from 8-9pm in the Castlepollard community college pitch. New members are always very welcome.


Congratulations èe


 Congratulations to 

Caoimhe Ginnell who Celebrated her 14th Birthday reasonly Happy Birthday Caoimhe hope you had a fantastic day.


We at Ballycomoyle Gaa 

would like congratulate the Lough Lene Gaels set Dancers 

on there fantastic achievement  Congratulations girl's and mentors.


Lough Lene Gaels set Dancers.

Huge Congratulations to all our Set Dancers. You did us and yourselves proud today. We have our U12A🥇ladies set and O18 🥇set through to the All Ireland Fleadh. Congratulations to our U12B 🥉and 12 -15🥉 group who came third. To our fantastic mixed set who danced in their first ever Leinster Fleadh you were amazing well done. ALL IRELAND Fleadh here we come...#hup.


Fixture.


U16 LGFA

Challenge match Tuesday 11th July.

Oldcastle u16s vs Ballycomoyle U16s

Ref Orla Tuite

Venue Millbrook.

Time 7pm5.


Sunday 2nd July 2023

Fixtures.

For the coming week.


J.B.F.C.

Ballycomoyle v C.F.C.W.

Venue: Ballycomoyle.

Time 7:30 pm

Date Tuesday 4/ 7/23

Referee: Derek Heffernan.


Junior 1 F.C.

Ballycomoyle v Killbeggan.

Venue: The Downs.

Time: 5-15 pm

Date: Saturday: 8/7/23.

Referee. Michael Gordon.


Ladies Fixtures.

Minor.Football.Championship

Division 2.

Ballycomoyle v St.Marys R/bridge.

Venue: Ballycomoyle.

Time: 6-30.

Date: Tuesday 4/7/23.

Referee: TBD.


Under 14 Championship.

Division 1.

Ballycomoyle v Athlone.

Venue: Ballycomoyle.

Time: 7 pm

Date: Thursday 6/7/23.

Referee. TBD.


St Micheals. Fixtures.


Under 17. Football Championship.

Division 3.

St. Michaels v Multyfarnham.

Venue. Ballycomoyle.

Time: 7pm.

Date: Monday 3/7/23.

Referee. Michael Gordon.


Under 15 Football Championship.

St. Micheals v Lilliput Gaels.

Venue: C.F.C.W.

Time: 7pm.

Date: Wednesday 5/7/23.

Referee: Declan Leech.


Under 13.Phase 2.

Division 2.

St. Michaels v Millmore Gaels.

Venue: Ballycomoyle.

Time.7pm.

Date: Friday 7/7/23.

Referee.Eoin Cawley.


Club Lotto.


We held our club lotto draw on Thursday night last 29/6 2023 in the Town and Country Bar and lounge Castlepollard for a Jackpot of €2100.

The numbers were.

4, 14, 20, 28.

No Jackpot winner.

The 5 lucky winners of €30 were as follows.

David Nolan,

Iarla Thompson,

Pat Keane, 

Eric Fitzpatrick,

Feichin Hannon,

Congratulations to the 5 lucky winners.Our next club lotto draw takes place on Thursday night 13/7/23 in the Lough Lene Inn Collinstown for a Jackpot of €2200. You can get your tickets or yearly tickets from any Committee member.


Split pot.

Our Split draw takes on Saturday night next 8/7/23.


Féile 2023.


Unfortunately our fantastic run in Féile 23 came to a end on Saturday last 1/7/23.

What a fantastic year for the Féile girls. To get to the Semi final of the Cup in Regional Féile was just a fantastic performance. Look girls as a football club we are very proud of ye on what ye have achieved over the past number of Months .To the management team who put so much time with the girls many congratulations on a brilliant Féile. And most of all the Parents who was always there bring the girls to training, matches, and supporting the girls at all their games.We as club thank ye all so much. 

Ballycomoyle ABU.


Ladies football.


Congratulations 


A Huge Congratulations to one our under 14 girls.

Hannah Burke who won gold recently in the long puck at the Westmeath Community Games finals 🥇 representing Coole/ Whitehall .

Fantastic achievement Hannah. We as a club are very proud of you. 

Congratulations also to your very proud parents. Hannah.


St Michaels under 13


Our under 13 St Michael's team travelled to St Mary's of Granard on Sunday evening last for a under 13 Challenge.

St Micheals would like to thank the St Mary's club for a great match and there very kind Hospitality towards them.

We would like to wish St Mary's of Granard and our own under 13 St Michaels team .

The very best of luck in there own respective Championships in the coming weeks.


Sunday 25th June 2023

Junior football championship.

Date: Friday 23/6/23


Ballycomoyle made the trip to Ballynacargy on friday evening last to take on a very strong St Joseph's team that have been playing very good football all season winning the Division 4 final only few weeks ago.

The Ballycomoyle lads new they were going have to be at there very best to get anything from this match. From the throw in  both teams were up for it with St Joseph's kicking over the first point of the match. But Ballycomoyle answer back with a goal to put Ballycomoyle into the lead.

The Ballycomoyle lads pushed on playing Brilliant football to lead at half time on a score line.

Ballycomoyle 4-02 St Joseph's 0-06.  Into the second half St Joseph's kick over the first 3pts to reduce the margin to 5pts but Ballycomoyle answer back with 2pts of there own. There were some fine scores taken by both sides in the remaining 15 minutes of this game . But it was the Ballycomoyle lads that deservedly went home with the 2pts in bag. On a final score line .

Ballycomoyle: 4-08.

St. Joseph's:    0-13

We would like to thank St Joseph's for a very sporting game of football. No doubt ye will be there in the knock out stages of the championship .

A huge congratulations to the Ballycomoyle lads ye played outstanding football right through the match well done to ye all.

To Management team. Congratulations lads well done.

Also to the team of officials for a job well done.

Also to Ballynacargy gaa well done ye had your pitch in perfect condition.

We now look forward to our next championship match in two weeks time against Kilbeggan. 


Split the pot.


Unfortunately there was no Split the pot last weekend. We will return with our draw on Saturday night 8/7/23. We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused.


Lotto.


Our club lotto draw takes place on Thursday night next 29th in the Town and Country Bar and lounge, Castlepollard for a Jackpot of €2100.

You can purchase your tickets or yearly tickets from anyone of our committee members .

Remember if your not in you can't win. Your support is greatly appreciated.


Brian and Elaine.


Congratulations to one of junior men's team Brian Caffery who got married over last weekend to Elaine Plunket.

We wish Brian and Elaine every Happiness in there married life together.


Congratulations to Pat and Susan Coyle who completed the JFK 50 Mile Challenge. Fantastic achievement.

Again Congratulations Pat and Susan.


Congratulations to Lough lane gaels Camoige Féile team on winning the Division 2 Final on Saturday last. Congratulations to everyone involved.


Sunday June 18th 2023


Club Lotto.

We held our club lotto draw on Thursday night last 15/6/23 in the Abbey House Fore, for a

 jackpot of €2000 .

The 4 numbers drawn were as follows, 16, 18, 23, 27.

Unfortunately, there was no jackpot winner.

The 5 Lucky winners of €30 were as follows 

Martin Fagan,

Evan, Clodagh, and Sean Gallagher,

Ita Halpin,

Stuart O'Connell,

Evan, Clodagh, and Sean Gallagher.

Congratulations to the 5 lucky

winners each receiving €30.

Our next Lotto Draw will take place on Thursday night 29/6/2023 in the Town and Country, Castlepollard, for a Jackpot of €2100.

Please don't forget you can purchase your tickets or your yearly tickets from any Committee member.

If you're not in you can't win. Your support is greatly appreciated.


Split the pot.

Our Split draw takes on a Saturday night next 24/6/2023

Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Junior men. 

A Busy week ahead for our junior men..

JBFC.

Milltown v Ballycomoyle.

Date: Tuesday 20/6/2023

Venue : Milltown.

Time: 7-30pm

Referee: Michael Gordon.

 

Junior one Football Championship.


Ballycomoyle v St Joseph's

Venue: Ballyncargy.

Time: 7-30pm

Date: Friday 23/6/2023.

Referee: Ken Gunning.


Ladies

Underage.

We held a under under 8 and 10 girls Blitz on Saturday morning last 18/6/2023. This was a very well organised event.The Cheif organisers of event has to be complimented on all their hard work. We would like to thank the following clubs for making the day such a fantastic success. Mullingar Shamrock's, The Downs, St. Pauls/Delvin, Multyfarnham, CFCW, Bunbrosna and of course Ballycomoyle.

To everybody who helped out in any way we thank you.


Congratulations to Castlepollard on winning the ACHL Division 1 Final.

Well done lads.

Congratulations.


We would like thank all our Stewards who worked so hard all day on Saturday last 

10/6/23 to keep people safe on the JFK 50 Mile Challenge

your help was so much appreciated.


Junior B football championship Result.

Ballycomoyle 2-13.

Ballynacargy 3-15.

Congratulations to both teams

on a fine game of football.


Ballycomoyle Mum and Daughter complete Moylough JFK 50 Mile Challenge.

A special Congratulations to our own Ann Dermody and her daughter Aisling on completing the JFK 50 Mile Challenge yesterday .

What fantastic people who do the walk whether it be 1 or 50 Mile to raise much needed funds for Cancer Facilities.

Again, Congratulations Ann and Aisling. Fantastic achievement 

Sunday June 11th 2023


Junior Men Results.


ACFL Division 7

Ballycomoyle 3-11.

Ballymore 2-16.


ACFL Division 6. Final.

Ballycomoyle 2-05

Mullingar shamrocks. 2-11.


Ladies

Underage

Under 14

Result: Moate 3- 08

Ballycomoyle 5-13

Venue: Hogan Park, Moate.


Our under 14 girls made the long journey to Moate this evening Thursday 8/6/2023 to take on the home side.

On a lovely evening for football the girls took on a very strong Moate team. In an excellent first half of football both sides traded fantastic scores. Going in at half time the Ballycomoyle girls held a slender lead. Moate 3-03 Ballycomoyle 3-07.

In the second half the Bal girls still playing fantastic football started to move that little further ahead a lead that the girls were never going to lose 

to the final whistle winning out on score line of Moate 3-08 Ballycomoyle 5- 13.

This is a fantastic under 14 girls' team. And they are a credit to their management team

As the season progresses this team is getting better.

We would like to thank the Moate team for a great match.

And to the Referee Cathal Boland many thanks.



Split the pot.

We held our Split pot draw on Saturday night last 10/6/2023.

Congratulations to Amanda Forde on winning €402. 

Our next draw will take place on Saturday night 24/6/2023.

Your support is greatly appreciated.


Lotto.

Our club lotto draw will take place on Thursday night next 15/6/ 2023 in the Abbey House Fore for a jackpot of €2000.

You can get your tickets or yearly tickets now from any committee member.

Your support is greatly appreciated.


Birthday Celebration


Congratulations to Johnny Farrelly who celebrated a big Birthday recently.


Ballycomoyle. Mum and Daughter complete

Moylough JFK 50 Mile Challenge.

A special Congratulations to our own Ann Dermody and her daughter Aisling on completing the JFK 50 Mile Challenge on Saturday last 10/6/2023

What fantastic people who do the walk whether it be 1 or 50 Mile to raise much needed funds for Cancer Facilities.

Again, Congratulations Ann and Aisling. Fantastic achievement .


Sunday June 4th 2023


Our Club Lotto.

We held our club lotto draw on Thursday night last 1/6/2023 in Halpins Bar and lounge Fore.

For a Jackpot of €1900

The 4 numbers drawn were 4- 8- 26- 27.

There was no jackpot winner.

The five Lucky winners of €30

were as follows

Melissa Fivey.

Hughie Reynolds.

Billy Gilligan.

Sean Gallagher.

James & Emma Andrews.

Congratulations to the five

lucky winners on receiving €30 each.

Our next draw will take place on Thursday 15/6/2023 in the Abbey House Fore for a jackpot of €2000.

Your support for our lotto is very much appreciated.

You can get your tickets or yearly tickets from any Committee member .


Split the pot.

Our next Split the pot takes place on Saturday night next 10/6/2023.

Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Junior men.

ACFL.Div. 7

Ballycomoyle v Ballymore 

Date: Tuesday 6/6/2023.

Venue: Ballycomoyle.

Time: 7-30 pm.

Referee: James McGrath.


ACFL. Division 6. Final.

Ballycomoyle v Mullingar Shamrock's.

Date: Friday 9/6/2023 

Venue: Cusack park.

Time: 7-30.

Referee: Ken Gunning .

Stand By Referee: Paul McCaughey.

Linesman: James Allard.


Note: Ballycomoyle are now promoted to ACFL Division 5.

For 2024.


Junior B Football Championship.

Ballycomoyle v Ballyncargy.

Date: Monday 12/6/2023

Venue: Ballycomoyle.

Time: 7pm.

Referee: Michael Gordon..


Please note.

Our Junior Division 6 team takes on Mullingar shamrocks .

In the ACFL Division 6 Final.

On Friday evening next the 9/6/2023 in Cusack Park.

Your support for the lads would be greatly appreciated.


Ladies.

Under 14 girls.

Ballycomoyle under 14 girls keep their 100% record intact.


Athlone were the visitors when they took on the home side Ballycomoyle. On a very warm evening for football this game proved to be Ballycomoyle girls toughest test yet in the league . Athlone going in at half time leading by 3 points.

In the second half the Ballycomoyle girls started to get their game going with fine football throughout the pitch and shooting fine scores it was a testing match for the girls. With the Ballycomoyle girls coming out on top at the end on a score line of Ballycomoyle 7-10

Athlone 6-03.

Congratulations girls on great win and also to their management team.


We like to thank Athlone for the match.

And to the Referee John Williams.


Our next match up for the under 14 girls is away match v Moate on Thursday evening next 8/6/2023. Keep an eye out for further information on social media.


Walkathon fundraiser.

Full Report to follow next week.


Help Needed

The JFK 50 Mile Walk takes place next Saturday 10/6 /2023. Seamus Maxwell was talking to me today from the JFK committee to see if we can help steward the walk.

From Ballycomoyle to Fore anywhere there would be junction. This is truly amazing event. We have always steward this event from the first year started. So, if you can help in any way. It would be very much appreciated. You can message us through Facebook.

Many thanks for Reading..

Sunday May 28th 2023


Ballycomoyle Walkathon Fundraiser..

Full Report to follow next week.


Lotto.

We hold our club lotto draw on Thursday night next 1/6/2023.

In Halpins Bar and lounge, Fore.

For a jackpot of €1900.You can purchase tickets from any committee member or you can purchase our yearly tickets from any committee member at a cost of €50 for the year.

Your support is greatly appreciated .


Split the pot.

Our Split the pot draw will resume on Saturday night the 10/6/2025.

We are very sorry for any inconveniences caused.


Junior Men.


Junior Men.