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
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
It was Ballerin’s greater ability to take their chances that won the game. They led by 0-7 to 0-3 at half time which was a slender enough lead in the after playing with the stiff breeze. Just as it looked like Glenullin might take over Seonaidh Mullan grabbed the all important goal. The defence played brilliantly in the face of strong second half pressure. They enjoyed a reception in the club rooms after the game and will now get geared up for the Ulster championship.
This years Cúl Camp runs from July 17th to 21st, we will host a couple of registration opportunities over the coming weeks. A registration form can be printed from the link Print registration form…. You can also register online from the link Register for Cúl Camp.
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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On Saturday night we hold our annual “Spooky Town Bash”
Music by Soggy Bottom Boys, Fancy Dress, Spot Prizes, Raffle with great prizes
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.
DONT MISS OUT on the biggest club event of the decade! Our Ruby Ball takes place on Friday 18th November in the Tullyglass House Hotel. A table of 10 costs £800, or individual tickets £80.
Club committee members will be at the GAA Hall this Saturday 5th March from 7pm – 7.30pm for anyone who wishes to pay off their table or individual ticket in instalments. We plan to continue this on the 1st Saturday of each month until November
The annual youth presentations took place in Errigal Hall on Saturday with Slaughtneil and Derry player Chrissy McKaigue the guest speaker. He charted his own career to the young audience pointing out the disappointments he suffered in losing under age finals. He urged the young players of Ballerin to stick at it and the rewards would come at a higher level.
Joe Wade spoke of the newly formed under age hurling teams. The Tipperary native now firmly rooted in Ballerin admired how these young players had attained a good skill level already. The fledgling hurlers were presented with medals to mark the start of their careers and were given a specially designed Christmas card. The newly formed Irish Language Class and the Music Class performance admirably given the short time that they have been in existence.
Melinda Robinson outlined the hard work that had gone into the local camogie club who had fielded teams at all age groups with a fair measure of success. Players from the club had won Ulster medals at school and county level. Among those who received trophies were Orla Mullan, oral Lafferty, Niamh O’Connell and Kirsty McGill. Melinda pointed out that the club had taken part in blitz tournaments at under 6, 8, 10 and 12 level.
Costas Papachristopolos manager of the under 16 team that had won the C championship and finished second in the league paid tribute to the dedication of the players.
Claire Mullan spoke on behalf of the Ladies football and they to had fielded at several levels. She appealed for more players to come forward and people to manage and coach the teams. The under age winners here were Una Clarke and Christine Mullan.
Shane McIntyre captain of the under 16 team won the award for top youth player in the club. The other football award winners were Under 10 Sean Faulkner and Orla Mullan. Under 12 Ronan McCormick and Clodagh Moore, Primary School John Faulkner Memorial Trophy Ryan Doherty. Most improved under 12 Peter Mullan. Joint players of the year Matthew Brown and Oran Walton. Under 14 winners Cairan Reid, Oran Canning and Oisin Doherty.
Santa was a very popular visitor and all children received a Christmas gift from the club. Former player John Eddie really looked the part. There was a great turn out of family support at the event.
The Annual Pool Competition in aid of the The Eamon McIntyre Memorial Fund will take place this Saturday (12th) and Sunday (13th) The Pot Bar.
Registration on Sat 12th 12noon – 1:30pm, please support and spread the word!!
Fund go towards The Eamon McIntyre Memorial summer camp for local kids.
The club held their annual presentation dinner and dance in The Bushtown Hotel Coleraine on Saturday night before a good attendance. Guest star on the night for the camogie club was Eilis ni Caiside the Slaughtneil camogie and Derry star player.
The winners were Football. Club person of the year Paddy Higgins, Senior player Pascal McKay, Reserve player Stephen Bradley, Minor player joint between Shea Doherty and Bobby Mullan.
The Camogie winners were Under 18 Player joint between Kayley O’Connell and Sarah Black, Players Player joint between Katrina O’Kane and Danielle Ferris, Most Dedicated player Emma Archibald, Senior Player Katrina O’Kane, Club Person Melinda Robinson.
Ladies Football awards Playesr Player Tiegan Mullan, Player of the Year Seonidh Mullan, Club Person Seoniadh Mullan and Most promising Una Clarke.
The winners of the Club Ballerin draw were Barney & Katrina O’Kane £150, Robert McIntyre £50 and Anthony & Teresa Mullan £50. The club’s annual general meeting will be held in the club rooms on Sunday next at 2-30pm. The Barney McNicholl memorial cup for the best overall team in the club during the year went to the senior camogie team which won the Derry junior championship and reached the Ulster semi final.
The Annual bazaar will be held in Errigal Hall immediately after Bingo on 20th December which starts an hour earlier than usual. The Club’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday in the club rooms at 2-30pm
Our senior camogie team put up a sterling display away to Antrim champions Cargin in the Ulster junior semi final on Sunday. It was the second successive away game for the our girls. Winning the Derry title and reaching the Ulster semi final is a credit to the team and management, well done girls! Also a big thank you for the strong traveling support.
Best of luck to our Senior Camogs in their 2nd Ulster Champiomship match – Cargin v Ballerin Sunday 27th Sept. 3pm in Cargin.
Lets let out and support the girls!!
Directions to Cargin pitch :
– Ballerin to The Elk.
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.
Our Senior Camogs recorded their first ever win in the Ulster Championship on Sunday when they came away with a 3-5 to 2-3 win against Port Mor of Armagh at Blackwatertown and there was lots of water!!
Heavy rain made playing conditiond difficult but Ballerin battled hard and went in at the break three points up.
Port Mor tagged two more points from frees and the game was hanging in the balance.
Well done to the team and management on an excellent victory.
The very best of luck to our Senior Camogs who represent Derry this Sunday (20th Sept.) when they take on the Armagh Champions An Port Mor in the first round of the Ulster Junior Club Championship. Match is this Sunday @1pm in An Port Mor – Blackwatertown, Co Armagh. Lets get out and support!!
This will be a first for the Camogie Club who have a wealth of experienced players on board. Frances Black has been in consistent form between the posts and will be depending on Katrina O ‘ Kane, Janet Mc Nicholl and Emma Archibald to hold strong in defence, while Danielle Ferris, Shannon Quinn and Seonaidh Mullan will be expected to lead the attack. Pauline Robinson who has been excellent in the forward line this season will be hoping to raise the green flag which she did twice against Drumsurn in the County Final.
The management team of Melinda Robinson and Tipperary native Joe Wade have put in tremendous work this season and between them should have enough experience to get Ballerin over the line.
Excellent result girls!
Senior Camogie – Limavady conceded the game last night. This means we are straight into the Championship Final. It will be played in SWATRAGH on Saturday 22nd August at 4.30 pm.
Another big day out for the club!
Hard luck to the under 14 camogs who battled bravely against Division One team Ballinascreen in the under 14 “B” final. They never gave up against a very good Ballinascreen team and deserve credit for reaching the final.
Our U14 Camogs had a very strong win in their Championship Semi-Final, very well done girls.