See attached below the Derry League and Championship plans for next 3 years.
Congratulations to Sean McIlvar who won the Eamon McIntyre Pool Competition in a marathon final against Gerard Faulkner. Very well done to both players. The junior competition was won by Cormac Canning
A big thank you to everyone who took part and supported. A special thank you to Ron McIntyre, Gerard Faulkner, Dermot McGilligan and everyone else involved in organising the event.
Club prize presentation for the 2017 season, held in the Bushtown Hotel on 20th Jan 2018. Guests of honour Derry Camogie Chair Dympna Dougan and Honorary Presidents Father Brendan Crowley. Photos here
At a well attended 74th Annual General Meeting in the club rooms on Friday (12th Jan 18) night all the main officers were returned but there are some new faces on some of the sub committees. Not a single person who was proposed for a position turned it down. Chairman Paddy Higgins described 2017 as a year of progress on all fronts but saddened by the untimely death of senior player Shaun Mullan. He thanked the many club volunteers for their commitment but said that there was still more work to do.
Those elected were Honorary Presidents Father Brendan Crowley, Cahir O’Connell, Bernie Mullan, Philip Mullan (Hill) and Barney O’Kane. Chairman Paddy Higgins, Vice Chairman John O’Connell, Secretary Karl McKillop for 19th successive year, Assistant Secretary Niall Mullan, Treasurer Don Robinson, Assistant treasurer Damian McNicholl, Development Officer Fergal Bradley, Membership Officers Niall Mullan, Paula Barry and Paul Robinson, Youth Officers Sean Cassidy (hurling) Melinda Robinson (camogie) Damian Doherty (football) Shauna Duffy (ladies football) Martina Bradley (Cultural), Gemma Brolly (Irish Language) Scor Officers Martina Wade and Aimee Doherty, Ticket Officers Sinead and Seamus Cassidy, Ladies Football Rep Shauna Duffy, Camogie Rep Melinda Robinson, Irish Language Gemma Brolly, Sinead Kearney and Aimee Doherty, Coaching Co-ordinator Ryan Deighan, Health and Wellbeing Dr. Sinead Faulkner, Insurance Officers John Canning and Bernie Mullan, Safeguarding Officer Melinda Robinson.
Underage Coaching (All Codes) – There will be a meeting on Tuesday (9th Jan) night at 8 o’clock in the club hall to select the managers for the underage team’s for 2018. Anyone interested in taking a team should try and attend. All parents that can help are encouraged to attend and new faces are very welcome.
Come along and get involved, it is great fun and very rewarding!
The Annual Bazaar will take place this Sunday 17th in the Errigal Hall at 8:30pm, bingo starts an hour earlier at 7-30pm.
Tickets are now available for the main draw 1st Prize 1,000 pound, 2nd Prize 300 Litres of Oil.
The members, players and committee of Ballerin GAC are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of our clubmate and present Senior player Shaun Mullan. Shaun was a very well loved member of our Senior team who enjoyed training and playing football with his friends and teammates. Shaun loved a tough physical battle during a game and this side of his personality shone through to the end as he tried his best to battle the injuries he suffered in the tragic accident on Thursday morning.
Our deepest sympathies and thoughts are with Shaun’s family and his wife Sinead. This will undoubtedly be a very difficult time for his family, friends and our wider Club family, we will now do our best as a Club and Community to help each other through this tragic, sorrowful time and keep the memory of Shaun strong in our hearts.
Due to the tragic accident this week involving our senior player Shaun Mullan, there will be no club events or participation until further notice. This includes Scor, Weekly Bingo and the Annual Club Presentation. Our thoughts and prayers are with all his family and friends. The Club mass tomorrow (Sunday 18th November) morning will go ahead at 10am.
A club mass will be held in St Mary’s Church this Sunday (19th November) at 10am for all deceased, past and present members.
A book of remembrance is available this week at the back of the chapel for anyone who wishes to record the name of a loved one. This will then be presented as part of the mass.
We invite everyone to wear their club colours.
We are holding a Coach Education session on Sat 11th Nov @11am for approx 2 hours. The session will be delivered by Richard Ferris and Chris Collins. All coaches and interested parents are invited to attend.
Our Annual Youth Presentation will take place on Saturday 2nd December
Our Annual Bazaar will take place on Sunday 17th December