Ballintubber G.A.A. Club would like to wish its supporters both near and far the very best of everything this holiday time!
Our Under 21 teams venture into the A Championship ended disappointingly when a sharp Aghamore side were full value for their win and book a final place against Claremorris ! Check Match Reports section for all the details!
A late push from our Minor team saw them claim the C Championship title in sunny Hollymount on Saturday when they edged out Ballaghaderreen 2-10 to 1-12! On Sunday however a subdued performance from our Senior team saw them fall well short against holders Castlebar Mitchels to exit the Championship while earlier in the day our Under 15 team suffered a 2-16 to 2-13 defeat to Charlestown Sarsfield! Check Match reports for further details!
4-4 from full-forward Cillian O'Connor helps guide the Abbeysiders into next Sunday's eagerly anticipated encounter County Semi-Final against County & Connacht Champions Castlebar Mitchels ! Check Match Reports section for all the details!
Congrats to our Senior team who made it to the Quarter-Final of the Mayo Senior Championship for a remarkable 9th season in a row following goals from the O'Connor brothers in the second half! Check Match Reports for all the details!
If ever a team can take hits and keep coming back it's the Mayo Senior team who again came so close to the top Gaelic football on Saturday evening. Despite having 2 players receiving black cards along with a number of injuries throughout the gripping All-Ireland final replay, this Mayo team wouldn't give in. In the end it was a number of critical substitutions that pushed Dublin over the line in the closing moments but in truth the honesty of the Mayo performance was hugely admirable. The huge Mayo support will only came out even stronger in 2017 to push this group over the line as there is no reason why Mayo cannot keep up the remarkable drive for Sam. Ballintubber G.A.A. Club are hugely proud of its involvement with captain Cillian O'Connor leading the way with 0-8 from frees where hopefully he can continue with our Senior team next Saturday evening in Aghamore. Same applies to Diarmuid who ran himself into the ground while his early point in the second half was one to remember. Alan Dillon possibly made his final performance in a Mayo shirt in the second half and as usual he was not found wanting following a remarkable career covering over 12 years on the Mayo senior panel. Again Alan will be a crucial part to the Ballintubber team who still are missing the influential Jason Gibbons who continues to recover from his shoulder injury. Thanks for the memories boys and please God 2017 will be the year - keep the faith!!
A goal deep in injury time saw County Champions Castlebarclaim the vital league points on offer on Saturday evening! Check Match Reports section for all the details!!
Congrats to main Club sponsor Michael Corrigan whose numbers came up at last Monday nights lotto draw when he scooped a jackpot of €6,200! Amazingly this is the 3rd jackpot win of 2016 and the fact that Michael is the main Club sponsor makes the win all the more worthy. Well done Michael and happy spending!!
All Ballintubber Club people, Executive and supporters are asked to please try and source All Ireland Final Tickets from any and all sources known to you across the Country in good time – from TODAY! Now is the opportune time to source outside tickets. The Club will take any extra you receive or can get in order to satisfy the needs of members and requests from within the Parish.
Under 14s win County Final
Our under 14 squad had a fantastic and well deserved victory in Championship 'C' final played in McHale Park on Thursday 18th. Naomh Padraig ( an amalgamation of Kilala, Lacken, Kilfian and Balycastle) provided the opposition. The final score was Ballintubber 7-10 to Naomh Padraig 3-14. Well done to the management team of MJ Ruddy, Declan Joyce, Frank Walsh, Kevin Shannon and Damien Flately and the panel Diarmuid Heneghan, Ciaran Heneghan, Magnus Malone (capt), Sean McEvilly, James King, Josh Mahon, Darragh Joyce, Caobhlin Flately, Cillian Joyce, Stephen Burke, Bobby Reilly, Colm Larkin, Matthew Coyne, Robbie Finnerty, Damien Jennengs, Luke Biggins, James Lally, Noah Corbett, Sean Duffy, Nathan Gibbons, Jack Clarke, Dean O'Malley.
Under 12 Divisional Skills Competition
Well done to our under 12 players involved in the county skills competition which took place in Ballinrobe on Friday 23rd. Ballintubber competed against Ballinrobe, Balla, Carras, Claremorris, Davitts, Hollymount/Carramore, Mayo Gaels, Shrule/Glencorrib, The Neale and Tourmakeady in the South Mayo section. The lads now go forward with three other Mayo teams to compete in the Connacht final in two weeks time - Friday the 7th of October in the Connacht COE. The players involved are Nathan Gibbons, Dean O'Malley, Martin Fox and Sean Duffy. Well done lads and all the best in Connacht.
Connacht Under 12 Skills Competition
Our under 12 players Nathan Gibbons, Sean Duffy, Dean O'Malley and Martin Fox put in a brilliant performance in the Connacht Skills competition held in COE, Bekan on Friday 7th October. The lads finished in a very impressive 2nd place. Twenty clubs in total took part from all over the province (four from each county) - great achievement lads and well done.
All-Ireland semi-final games can be difficult encounters and last Sunday Mayo eventually got over the line to book its place in the final for the first time since 2013. The surprise team of the 2016 championship Tipperary certainly are a team for the future where they never gave up as Mayo's bank of experience did enough to see them through. The O'Connor brothers Cillian & Diarmuid added 0-5 to the 2-13 score as both had to work hard with the massive experience of Alan Dillon proving crucial towards the closing moments. The performance will not be good enough to beat either Dublin or Kerry but one feels that this Mayo team have been just doing enough to get to the biggest day on the G.A.A. calendar September 18th. Well done boys !