Ballycumber club notes

May 15, 2018

Feile Peile na nOg.

Ballycumber GAA Club are delighted to report that St. Manchan Gaels under 14 footballers have qualified for The John West Feile Peile na nOg, which will be held in Counties Louth, Meath and Down at the end of June.

An information event for parents, players and mentors will be held in Ballycumber GAA  Clubroom on Thursday 17th May at 8pm.

A fundraiser will be announced shortly and any support or sponsorship will be greatly appreciated.

Bord na Scoil.

Best of luck to Boher N.S.Boys football team who will play against Tubber N.S. in the County Final in O'Connor Park, Tullamore at 1pm on Thursday next 17th May.

Boher N.S. Girls football team will play against Pullough N.S. in their County Final at 2.30pm also on Thursday.

All support for the Girls and Boys would be very much appreciated.

Tullamore Court Hotel Offaly Junior B Football Championship.

Ballycumber 2-10  Shamrocks 2-9.

Ballycumber got their second victory of this year's championship with a hard won but deserved win in Rahan over a strong Shamrocks side on Friday evening. The home side got the first point of the game with a point from a free. Conrad Casey replied for the visitors. Peter Dunne and Conrad again added points before Kevin Kelly was in the right place to deflect the ball out the goalkeepers reach and into the net. Andrew Grennan scored a trade mark point to which Shamrocks with a point from a free left the half time score at 1-4 to 0-2.

Shamrocks quickly added a goal and a point after the resumption and the sides traded points, with Peter and Conrad getting points from frees. Shamrocks got a second goal to give them three point lead. Ballycumber were given a lifeline when Peter Dunne expertly converted a penalty to draw the sides level again. Conrad Casey scored three points and Peter Dunne added one more to two pointed frees and a point from play by Shamrocks to give Ballycumber the victory by the slenderest margin.

Ballycumber will now face Kinnitty in Ballycumber in Round 3 on Friday 25th May, followed by a trip to Ferbane on 23rd June in Round 4 and the final game in the group will be on 7thJuly when Rhode are visitors to Ballycumber.

Team. Peter Flynn, Paul Egan, Aaron Daly, Donal Lynam. Shaun Creevy, Michael Egan, David Ayres[Captain] Fergal Daly, Mel Guinan, Andrew Grennan, Peter Dunne, Conrad Casey, Kevin Kelly, Paul Kelly, Brian Halligan, Corey Tyrell, Conor Connelly.


Ballycumber GAA History Group is continuing to research the 81 men and women with connections to this area who fought in World War 1. The group are very thankful to all those who have made information available to them. There are still a number of soldiers that very little is known about. If anyone has any information, photos or literature please contact any of the group, Gerry Kelly, Eamonn Larkin, Connie Hanniffy, Tom Minnock, Sile Morgan, Paschal Sweeney, Angela Kelly, Sean Corcoran and Larry Fleming.

Dance Classes

Learn how to Waltz, Quickstep, Foxtrot and Line Dance. Classes held every Monday night in Ballycumber Community Centre. Beginners classes from 8pm to 9pm. Intermediates from 9pm to 10pm and dancing for all from 10pm to 11pm.

Save the Date,

Dinner Dance in Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore on Friday 19th October to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of winning the Offaly Senior Football Championship.

Weekly Lotto Draw.

The numbers drawn this week were 13,14,26,31. No jackpot winner, no match three winner. 150 euro added to jackpot. Next week's draw will be held in Stewarts on Monday night at 10 o'clock for a jackpot of 4350 euros.

Play lotto on line at until 8pm on Monday or buy tickets from local shops, pubs and from usual lotto sellers.


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