See attached below the Derry League and Championship plans for next 3 years.
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
The Annual Club presentations took place in the GAA Hall on Saturday night with food supplied by The Vines. Club chairman Paddy Higgins thanked all who had made the previous season quite a good one.
The award winners were:
Club Person joint between John O’Connell and Niall Mullan
Barney McNicholl memorial Cup for best club team went to the under 14 footballers who won their section of the Feile and the league.
The Ballerin GAC Annual Bazaar will take place in the Errigal Hall on Sunday 18th December after the weekly bingo which will commence at the earlier time of 7:30pm. Lots and lots of exciting prizes to be won. Tickets are only £1 per round with five chances of winning per round. Last round is £2 a ticket with a star prize of £1,000. Hope to see you all there.
Our Youth Presentation will take place on Saturday 17th December in the Errigal Hall at 6:45PM. The kids are all working hard to entertain on the night with a great Dance Routine and Musical Recital line up. Our special guest will be Slaughtneill dual player Sean Cassidy
Admission by Donation all proceeds to the Eamon McIntyre Youth Fund
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The Clubs Ruby Ball gala will take place in The Tullyglass Hotel on Friday 18th November.
Members of the 1976 Ulster championship winning team and the 1957 championship team will be the special guests.
Tables can be booked by contacting Niall Mullan, Paddy Higgins, John O’Connell or Paul Robinson. Individuals can also book with the same people.
Our minors move up to 4th in the league with 2 games to play. Next match is at home to 5th place Banagher on August 8th.
Report to follow..
Good start to the season for our Minors, now through to play Steelstown at home in Round 2 of the Carlin Duffy Cup. Game currently scheduled for Sunday 13th March @2:00pm.
Samples will be available for fitting at the club rooms on Monday 28th September and Monday 5th October from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. In order to receive your gear in time for Christmas WE MUST have orders confirmed to O’Neills by Tuesday the 6th October. No Christmas orders can be accepted after this date.
There is a camogie top and a training top not on the flyer.
The minors have had a bust few weeks. They went under to Coleraine in a good game by 3-10 to 1-6. the scorers were Dylan Mullan 1-0, Ryan Deighan 0-2, Ben O’Kane, Bobby Mullan, Daniel Walton and Shane McIntyre 0-1 each.
Good away win at Ballinderry with Bobby Mullan the star player scoring 3-3. The other scorers were Killian Mullan 1-2, Conor McAleese 0-2, Oran Bradley and Shane McIntyre 0-1 each.
Report to follow..
Pictured are members of the victorious Ballerin Minor team which won the Derry Championship 50 years ago, at a reunion held in the Roe Park Hotel Limavady on Friday (5th June) evening. A great evening of reminiscing, memories of old and past friend took place.
Back row from left. Bernard McGahon, Malachy McAfee, Charlie O’Kane, Patsy McGahon, Sean McGahon, Cornie Mullan, Jim Mullan, Front from left Seamus Deighan, Kevin McGahon, Bernie Mullan, Gary Mullan
In recent years Ballerin and Lissan have had some great contests at under age level and it was the case again in an exciting minor league game won by Ballerin on a score of 2-10 to 2-6. At half time Ballerin with goals from Ben O’Kane and Ryan Deighan led by 2-7 to 1-6. In a low scoring second half Ballerin added three points and Lissan a goal.
The scorers were Ben O’Kane 1-2, Ryan Deighan 1-1, Shane McIntyre 0-4, Bobby Mullan 0-2 and Killian Mullan 0-1.
Our minors played Craigbane away last week in very difficult conditions and lost by 1-13 to 1-4. Ben O’Kane scored the goal and the points came from Shane McIntyre, Oran Bradley, Bobby Mullan and Daniel Connolly.
Our minors lost away to Glenullin by 1-12 to 1-5 in a good competitive game. Best wishes to Glenullin player Jack McIlvar who got a shoulder injury.
Round 1 of the League – Unlucky lads!
The minor footballers were in action on Sunday against Dungiven but it was the visitors ability to get goals that made the difference in this Carlin/Duffy Cup game. Despite a brave effort from the Ballerin lads Dungiven went on to win by 7-6 to 1-8.