Congrats to our Senior team who began the defence of the Moclair cup following a sometimes clinical display in blustery Clogher where the surprise introduction of Cillian O'Connor early in the second half was the main talking point in the 1-23 to 1-8 win over Ballinrobe on Sunday! Match Report to follow!!
Congrats to Damien McGing who starred in Mayo's Connacht Junior final success after a battling 1-12 to 0-13 win over Galway in Carrick-on-Shannon on Sunday!! Damien chipped in with 4 important scores during the hour to help his team-mates get over the line and secure the title!
Congrats to our Minor team who claimed the Division 3 League title for the first time ever on Friday evening after a deserved 1-14 to 1-7 over a battling Bonniconlon in Parke on Friday evening!!
Goals from the Plunkett brothers guided our Senior team back to winning ways in Division 1A on Sunday!! Check Match Reports for all the details!!
The opening round of the 2015 leagues brought good fortune for both our teams over the weekend. On Saturday evening in the tie of the round, our Senior team held their composure to overcome an indisciplined Breaffy side where Ruaidhri O'Connor got the games only goal before half-time despite having so many key players out injured. While our Junior teams opening game in Achill on Sunday was conceded by the hosts due to insurance issues.
Congrats to our Senior team who claimed their first ever County Cup after an impressive 2-19 to 1-8 win over Kiltane in Knockmore on Easter Monday!! Check Match Reports for all the details!!
Ballintubber G.A.A. Club have had a Lotto in operation since summer 1996 which has helped to finance the Club through the seasons. The facilities in the grounds of both Clogher and Ballintubber are testament to the tremendous support the Club has received both locally, nationally and the many supporters scattered throughout the world. While the excellent grounds in Ballintubber are of tremendous pride after an investment of over €1 million back in 2008 , Clogher grounds are next on the agenda for a facelift where revamped dressing rooms are in the pipeline after a recent planning application was submitted. While the success of our Senior team in recent times have advertised the Club globally, you the supporter can still be such a huge help by continuing to support the lotto with the Jackpot this Saturday night heading for €17,900 where the draw takes place in Tuffy's pub in Dunamoona. Tickets can be purchased locally at any of the shops and pubs at €2 a ticket or 3 tickets for €5 while an online ticket can be purchased through www.ballintubbergaa.com where a minimum purchase of €10 guarantees you 5 weeks entry including online results. Should you decide to purchase for more than 5 draws then you will be entitled to a number of free draws. With tickets being purchased in far away places such as Brisbane in Australia, Chicago in the United States and more closer to home London while a number of tickets were recently purchased in Scotland, with a number of tickets are also bought from different locations in Ireland, now is a great time to try out the online option. Remember if you're not in you can't win !!
Congrats to our Senior team who booked their place in the Quarter-Finals of the Michael Walsh League following a 2-10 to 0-12 win over Charlestown on Saturday morning in Clogher. Goals from David McHale and Michael Plunkett sealed the victory which sets them up for a Quarter-Final place next Sunday in Clogher when Aghamore make the trip for a 12noon start!!
Diarmuid O'Connor puts in a top class performance from midfield during Mayo Under 21's 4-7 to 0-8 win over a luckless Leitrim side in ideal conditions under lights in McHale Park on Wednesday evening! The Ballintubber ace even managed to get his name on the scoresheet when he finished a move he started to get the games second goal after the unfortunate Leitrim full-back was injured which resulted in a long delay before the medical team and ambulance arrived. A situation like this happened only a few months ago during our Under 21's Semi-Final defeat, surely players deserve better from the GAA? Back to the action where Michael Plunkett also was brought on in the win where Mayo have a lot of work on an evening where only 2-3 was scored from the attack. Next up is a clash against neighbours Galway on Saturday week with further details to be confirmed!!
Congrats to the Mayo team who had to withstand a late Derry surge before holding out for a 2-12 to 1-13 in Celtic Park to maintain their hold at the top of Division 1A! 4 scores from vice-captain Cillian O'Connor with 3 from frees helped in the vital win while Alan Dillon was introduced in the second half to good effect. Next Saturday evening sees the League holders Dublin visit McHale Park where a large crowd is expected for the 7pm throw-in!!
The O'Connor brothers started their first National Football League Division 1 game in Mayo's 3-15 to 0-11 win over 13 man Monaghan team in McHale Park on Sunday! Cillian was as reliable as ever on the frees while his younger brother Diarmuid covered every blade of grass during a typical energy sapping performance in this important win which put Mayo on top of the Division if only on scoring average. Next Sunday at 2.3o they make the long trip to Derry to take on the hosts in Celtic Park!!