Pop up and give the girls a good send off!
We wish our under 14 girls football team every success as they travel to County Meath for the All Ireland Fiele which runs from Friday to Sunday of this week. They will be guests of St. Mary’s Donore who are based about three mile South West of Drogheda. These committed young girls have done the club proud this season and they will be determined to make their mark in the Feile. Last Saturday a member of the team Eabha Mullan represented Derry in the Fiele skills competition at Croke Park. They are paired with St. Mary’s Donore and Hertfordsire a GAA Club formed in England in 1960.
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.
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!
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
We hosted a U10 Football Blitz today, a big thank you to the seven teams that supported the event, the day that it was. The teams taking part were Craigbane, Kilrea, Portglenone, St. Ergnats Moneyglass, Drum, Greenlough and Coleraine. Ballerin won the Cup Final against Craigbane and Kilrea won the Shield Final against Drumsurn. Many thanks to all the teams and everyone who supported, it was a great day of football! Very well done to our boys and girls on thier win!!
Well done to everyone who helped in what was a very successful Cul Camp which ran from Monday to Friday.
On Friday evening both football fields were a hive of activity as the club hosted visiting teams in the Go Games.
On (Tonight) Tuesday the under 14 footballers are at home to Claudy in the championship. On Sunday it is the final round of the league with home games against Faughanvale, Reserve 1pm Senior 2-30pm
Well done to the under 14 footballers who finished their league campaign with 3-10 to 1-3 away win against Doire Colmcille. They finished joint second just a point behind winners Foreglen and are now looking forward to the 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.
A very busy week coming up for all the football teams. Tuesday the under 14’s travel to Claudy, On Thursday the under 16’s are at home to Doire Colmcille. On Sunday at 11am the under 14’s are away to Ballymaguigan in the Feile. At 2-30 the seniors play Lissan and there will also be a reserve game with Lissan as well. On Monday the minors travel to St. Michael’s.
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
Our Eamon McIntyre week will be from Monday 15th August to Friday 19th August, 10AM to 2PM. This is a free week for all from 6 years to 14 years old. There will be coaches from Derry GAA taking the children learning them different drills and teaching then new skills. The children will need a packed lunch boots and suitable clothes depending on the weather.
We need volunteers to help out through the week to make it all happen. I am urging all parents past and present players to give us a bit of there time where possible. Who knows there’s maybe a Mickey Harte in some of you just don’t know it yet.
If you can help in anyway please get in contact with any of our coaches.
The under 14 team had two games in the Feile na nOg on Saturday morning. They were very unlucky to lose to Limavady in the first game by 5-2 to 2-9 but won the other easily against Doire Colmcille.
The first round of the league takes place on 10th April with a home game against Doire Trasna.
The under 12 mini league starts on Saturday 9th April with an away game against Lissan. The other teams in the 2B group are Ballymaguigan, Limavady, Drumsurn, Desertmartin and Greenlough.
If you where missed the recent club session, please see below other courses coming up that you can attend:
Craigbane – Child Protection and Foundation Football – 27th and 28th February
Castledawson – Child Protection Only – 4th March
Steelstown – Child Protection and Foundation Football – 11th and 12th March
If you would like to attend any of these courses please let Ashleen McCaul on email@example.com know or contact Melinda or Sean.
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.
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.
A big thanks to the coaches and everyone that supported the week long activities, thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended:-)
We are running Cul Camp this year from 13th July to 17th July.
The cost is around £35 1st child, £32 2nd and £30 3rd & 4th and so on and is for boys and girls – between the ages of 6 and 13.
The recommendation from Croke Park is to register online, the direct link to register for the Ballerin Camp is here.
Or copy and past between the quotes “https://secure.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/booking/online/?venue=34” into your web browser..
If you need help to register we hope to have a registration evening to show people how once we get word from owenbeg.
The under 14’s got their first win of the league with a 2-15 to 3-7 victory over Ardmore.
Well done lads!
Ballerin played a much improved second half holding Slaughtmanus to 2 points while closing the gap significantly, unfortunately the first half deficit was too much to pull back.
The under 14 team with many of them eligible next year lost heavily at home to Greenlough.
The under 14’s put up a brave performance against Feile champions Moneymore but lost by four points on the score of 3-9 to 3-5. The next game is on Tuesday at home to Greenlough.
The under 12 team travelled to Bellaghy on Saturday morning and in a good game lost by a point. This Saturday 10am it is home game with Ardmore