Ballinagore club notes

November 04, 2019

Garrycastle Jim McHugh Memorial U12 Tournament Plate Final

Lilliput Gaels 6-08  Maryland/Tang 2-06

Lilliput Gaels put in a massive performance in the plate final of the Garrycastle tournament played under lights in AIT Athlone on Friday 25th October. The pitch was looking super even after all the rain that had fallen all day. Our young boys were very focused for this game and even when we were rocked by an early goal and a point, we bounced back with five unanswered points of our own. We then hit a purple patch midway through the first half with three brilliant worked goals one after another. This gave us an eight point advantage at the break. We needed to stay focused in the second half to keep the goals out and keep the scoreboard ticking over. That we did and despite our opponents grabbing a goal we clocked up three more brilliant goals and a few points to runout deserving winners. Well done to the management team and the boys whoy have worked very hard at their game all year and have improved with every match. Team: Dylan Birch, Conor Maloney, Aaron Jackson, Shane Maloney, Sean Bolger, Fionn McKinley, Dara Mulligan, Dylan Corrigan, Cian Corcoran, Luke Robinson, Patrick Maloney, Eoin Carey, Eoin Bolger, Rory Quinn, David O’Malley. Subs: Gavin Ennis, Ciaran Doran, Fionn Jackson, Oisin McCabe, Dara Fagan, Frazier Young.


U12 Football League

Lilliput Gaels 4-12  St Mary’s, Rochfortbridge 3-09

We played our final league game of the year in Rochfortbrige on Sunday 27th October in what was a very competitive and sporting game. We were unbeaten in our league division but the opposition made us work right until the final whistle for this one with two late goals getting us over the line. Right from the throw in this was close and despite St Mary’s rocking us with two goals midway through the first half we responded with 1-03 to leave it level at the break. The second half ebbed and flowed with the game level heading into the last five minutes when we struck for two late goals to sneak a win. Our thanks to St Mary’s for a very sporting game and for the refreshments after. This wraps up our season, finishing on a high with two great wins in as many days. Our thanks to all the boys on their work ethic and committment throughout the year. Team. Dylan Birch, Fionn Jackson, Aaron Jackson, Shane Maloney, Conor Maloney, Fionn McKinley, Dara Mulligan, Cian Corcoran, Dylan Corrigan, Luke Robinson, Patrick Maloney, Gavin Ennis, Oisin McCabe, Rory Quinn, Dara Fagan. Subs: Conor Robinson, Frazier Young, Lennon Swan.


Annual General Meeting

Our AGM takes place in our clubhouse on Sunday 8th December at 8pm. All members are asked to come along to our clubs most important meeting of the year.


Club Lotto

Last weeks winning numbers were 4, 20, 26 and 29. Noreen Deegan was a match three winner. The previous weeks numbers were 3, 10, 14 and 22. Conor McCann and Teresa Durkan were match three winners. Well done to all. The jackpot now stands at €4900. Please contact Sean Delaney or Martin McCann who can set you up for weekly entry to our club lotto.


Fundraising Campaign

Our fundraising for our pitch development is progressing at pace and we already have a number of investors signed up. If you want to be part of this development and help out our club, you can contact Mark on 086 8093180 or Paul on 086 8318124.

New Manager

We are currently searching for a new junior team manager for the 2020 season. If you are interested in applying for this role, or you know of somebody who is, then please email the club at [email protected] If proposing somebody, please confirm with them beforehand.


County Finals

We've recently hosted three county finals in Páirc an Bhodhráin, two minor and one U16. It has to be said that despite the inclement weather, the pitch looked great and stood up very well for each final. Our thanks to everyone who helped out when hosting these games which were all well attended.


New Arrival

Congratulations to Áine and Joe Casey on the birth of they baby daughter, Roisín.


Happy Birthday

We send birthday wishes to Gerry Claffey who celebrated a milestone birthday last week and to Ian Seery who celebrates his own milestone birthday this week.

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