Senior Camogie News

Club Presentation - 2017 Season

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

Accident - Shaun Mullan

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.

Mens Senior Team 2016

Club Mass

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.

Up coming Events

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 Presentation and Dinner – Saturday 25th November – Tickets are now available for our Annual Presentation Dinner Dance. Please contact Clare Mullan or Seamus Cassidy.
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Our Annual Youth Presentation will take place on Saturday 2nd December

Our Annual Bazaar will take place on Sunday 17th December

Ballerin 1-10 1-09 Glenullin

Congratulations to our senior camogie team who won their second county junior title in three years. They just edged out Glenullin by 1-10 to 1-9 at the Eoghan Rua grounds. Seniors Championship Win 2017

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…GAA Cul Camps 2017. You can also register online from the link Register for Cúl Camp.

U14 Feile skills winner

Congratulation to U14 Feile skills winner, TiarnaNiamh Mullen from Sarsfield Ballerin Camogie Club and will go on to represent Derry in the All Ireland Feile Skills Competition. TiarnaNiamh is presented with her trophy from Kathy Bradley (Derry Camogie Development Officer).
U14 Feile skills winner - Tiarna Niamh Mullen

Annual Club Presentation - 2016

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:

– Under 18 Player of the year Kayley O’ Connell
– Most Dedicated Player of the year joint between Nuala Mullan and Eimear Duffy
– Players Player of the year joint between Sinead Faulkner, Katrina O’Kane and Nuala Mullan
– Senior Player of the year Sinead Faulkner.
– Club person Melinda Robinson
– Special note of thanks to Joe Wade for his services to the Senior Camogie Team

Ladies Football
– Players Player of the year joint between Olivia Doherty and Adrienne Bradley
– Club Person of the year Claire Mullan,
– Managers Player of the year Frances Black
– Most Promising Player of the year Mikelle Mullan

– Player of the Year Gary Keane
– Reserve Player of the year John McGinley
Minor Player of the year Oran Bradley

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.

Annual Bazaar

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.

Ballerin GAC Annual Bazaar

Youth Presentation

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


U14 Football Derry Feile Final Winners 2016

U14 Football Derry Feile Final Winners 2016

Admission by Donation all proceeds to the Eamon McIntyre Youth Fund

Ballerin Gaels looking back ahead of the Ruby Ball

Derry Post coverage

Ruby Ball 2016 - 18th November

Sarsfields Ballerin G.A.C : Ruby Ball 2016 Damhsa Rúibín (18th November 2016)

Our Ruby Ball will take place on Friday 18th in the Tullyglass Hotel. Drinks reception at 6:30pm, Meal served at 7:30pm. The event is Black Tie and strictly for 16 and over. The night will be a celebration of the club’s successful teams of 1957 County Champions & 1976 / 1977 Derry & Ulster Club Champions & All Ireland Finalists. One of the Special Guests on the night will be Down Legend James McCartan.

1977 All Ireland Team
The Club are asking that all tables & individual seats be paid for by next weekend (12th/13th). Anyone wishing to pay or grab a last minute seat can do so this Monday (7th) or Tuesday (8th) Night in the Clubrooms from 7:00-7.20pm.

This weeks Derrypost catches up with some of these men.

Spooky Town Bash - Sat 29th

On Saturday night we hold our annual “Spooky Town Bash”

Music by Soggy Bottom Boys, Fancy Dress, Spot Prizes, Raffle with great prizes

Sat 29th Oct – Ballerin GAA Clubroom – 9PM – Late – Over 18s Only – Tickets £5

Clubs Ruby Ball

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.

Last Man Standing - Week 4

Last Man Standing Week 4 – We have 5 survivors from week 3’s 26. Fermanagh and Tyrone pulled through our last 5 while Galway and Laois took out the other 21.
Week4 Derry, Cavan and Tyrone are the teams the last 5 are banking on in week 5 (March 12th/13th), the best of luck!

Family Table Quiz

We are running a Family Table Quiz, with a St Patrick’s Day Theme. Wednesday 16th March @7.00pm in The Club Rooms.
St Patricks Table Quiz
Please support and spread the word!

Ruby Ball - Payment Plan

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

Youth Presentation 2015

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.

Annual Pool Competition

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!!

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Fund go towards The Eamon McIntyre Memorial summer camp for local kids.

Annual Presentation 2015

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

Spookytown Bash - Come along and celabrate!

Celebrate Halloween in style at the club on Saturday 31st Oct 9pm, Music from Chris Madden, Fancy Dress, Spot Prizes and lots for fun! All Welcome!!
Spookytown Bash
Tickets £5 available from Senior Football team, Camogie team and committee members.

Strictly over 16s…

Camogs bow out of Ulster Championship

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.

Camogs 2nd Ulster Championship Match - Sun 27th

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.
– Continue past The Elk to the roundabout – join dual carriageway.
– After 3/4 mile turn right off dual carriageway signposted for Toome.
– Go over the bridge – past Spar Shop on the left, take the next road on your right. It’s called the Shore road – pitch entrance will be 500 yards on the right.

Club Gear " New Range "

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.

Gear Sept 15
A minimum deposit of 10% is required when placing order and the final payment paid on collection. NO EXCEPTIONS

There is a camogie top and a training top not on the flyer.

Camogs win first ever Ulster match

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.
After the restart Port Mor found their feet and after two quick goals it seemed Ballerin were in deep trouble.
Pauline Robinson pointed from play and Danielle Ferris followed quickly with a long range ball that confused the keeper to the back of the net.

Port Mor tagged two more points from frees and the game was hanging in the balance.
Adrieene Bradley attacked from midway and was fouled. Ballerin then saw Katrina O’Kane rattle the net and Ballerin running out deserving winners by a five point margin to move on to the next round.

Well done to the team and management on an excellent victory.

Senior Camogs - Ulster Chamionship this Sunday

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.

Camogie County Champions!

We wonCongratulations to our Senior Camogie team on their Derry Junior Championship Final win this evening beating our neighbours Drumsurn by a point!

Excellent result girls!

Senior Camogie - Championship Final

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!

U14 Camog's reach county final

U14 Camogs 2015Hard 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.

U14 Camogie - Ballerin 12:04 0:00 Loup

Our U14 Camogs had a very strong win in their Championship Semi-Final, very well done girls.