Ballinamore GAA Club Notes 6th January 2016

22 February 2016

Béal an Átha Móir Seán Ó hEislin 6th January 2016

Annual New Year’s Draw

Everyone at Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s would like to thank all of you who supported this years’ annual New Year’s draw which took place on Sunday 3rd January in Priors. Special thanks to Gay Prior and staff for hosting a great night and also to Gay on his generous sponsoring of our 2nd prize of €1,000. Gay has been a wonderful supporter for the team over the years and his continued support is greatly appreciated. Thanks also to our wonderful ticket sellers, they are an excellent group of individuals who give up a great deal of time travelling the length and breadth of the County in all weather and without their tremendous effort the draw would not have been a success. We must off course also thank each and every one of you that purchased a ticket, your support ensures that the club will be in a healthy position for the coming year. Special thanks also to Tommy Moran our excellent as ever compare and Brid Sullivan and Ann Shanley for helping to organize the draw on the night.

Winner – Jackpot €3500 won by  Vinny Mulvey, Aughnasheelin, Sold by Adrian Wrynne
€1000 Sponsored by Gay Prior Won by Trevor Knott Sold by PJ McLoughlin & John Mcweeny
€100 won by Michael McGirl sold by Philip McHugh
€100 won by John Kelly, Arklow
Sold by Michael Fanning
€100 won by James and Amy, Keepers Arms sold by Michael Quinn
€100 won by Pe Sweeney, Ardmeenan
Sold by Alan Banks
€100 won by Frankie McKiernan, Aughawillian sold by Michael Quinn & Sean Reynolds
€100 won by Ronan and Roisin Kennedy, Mohill Sold byPhilip McHugh & John McWeeney
€100 won by McKeon Family, Drumlee Sold by Sean O'Suilleabhain


Folks, membership of Ballinamore Seán Ó hEislin’s is now open for 2016. The prices are; family members €80; adult single €35; under 18 €20. Please contact Walter Sharpley on 0861236207 or Ronan O’Rourke on 0877754332 to make payment.


Congratulations to Mark Dolan & Elaine O’Connor who celebrated their wedding day last week. We wish them good luck for their future together.

Annual Culchies Versus Townies match

The 5th Culchies Vs Townies Charity football match in aid of El Salvador, organised by Ronan Sharpley, was played under lights in a rain soaked Pairc Sean Ui Heslins on the 27th  of December. In an entertaining fixture, the hot favourite Culchie team led from the start but were pipped at the end by a dogged Townie team with a few key scores from the on fire Luke Murphy.

It was great to get such a great turnout and especially to have Thomas McLoughlin back playing for the first time since 2007. It was also great to Brian Cafferty back from warmer climes and many other players from the ‘07 team. There could be headaches yet for Paul and the management team with competition for places in the coming year. Hopefully this will be the start of a very successful one for the club and we will back here this time next year as county champions.

Thanks again for everyone who played and helped out on the day and of course a big thank you to everyone who donated money. Ronan will be sending out the money at the end of this month to the projects being supported and will also be visiting them during the summer. Mile Buiochas.


Everyone involved with Ballinamore SOH would like to pass on our sympathies to the family and friends of the late Sean Flynn who passed away before Christmas. Sean was a great supporter of our Lotto and the club, and will be missed by us all.

Sympathy is also extended to Carol Wrynn, Nuala, Orla, Daire, Liam and family on the passing of Carol's dad the late Willie Russell who passed away. Willie was a longtime visitor to Ballinamore who will be missed by both family and friends alike. Go ndéana Dia trócaire air.

Club Lotto

Folks don’t forget you can play online, make sure you do not miss out!!! Visit to play- If you’re not in you cannot win!

Our weekly Lotto will recommence on Monday the 11th of January with a jackpot of €11,800, and takes place in the Commercial Hotel.


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