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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Our under 16 boys won the Under 16C Football Championship tonight (Thurs 29 Oct) against Callann Gaels, winning by 3-9 to 3-4.
Very well done lads only the second underage football team in the clubs history to win a county title UTS!
A big thanks to U16 coaches Costas Papachristopoulos and Anthony Mullan for their work over the year, great job keeping the team focused and fresh over the past weeks while we waited for the final, well worth the wait in the end!
Friday (16th Oct) nights final has been postponed again, following a county board decision. We will update you when we have more information.
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.
Well done to the under 16 footballers who have qualified for the county C final. They scored a merited 5-10 to 2-12 win over Foreglen at Craigbane. They will meet Callan Gaels in the final after the Moneymore/Desertmartin combination scored a surprise 4-13 to 4-7 victory over previously unbeaten Ballymaguigan.
The final takes place on Thurs 10th @Owenbeg 7:00PM (Ballerin v Callann Gaels) – Lets get out and support!!
Our under 16 footballers play Foreglen away on Thursday (27th) in the semi-final of the under 16 C championship at 7:00pm. All support welcome.
Report to follow..
The under 16 team made a good comeback to complete the league double over Ballinderry. Three quick goals in the first half put Ballinderry 3-3 to 0-3 in the lead. A superb goal from Jordan Hyndman cut the gap at half time to five points. With Killian and Dylan Mullan playing strongly at midfield Ballerin were on top in the second half and goals from the outstanding Ciaran Mullan, Joseph McGinley and Killian Mullan sealed a 4-7 to 3-4 victory for a sixth win in eight league games. The scorers were Ciaran Mullan 1-2, Joseph McGinley and Killian Mullan 1-1 each, Jordan Hyndman 1-0 and Shane McIntyre 0-3.
The under 16’s also had a win over Limavady in a friendly game. The teams were level 0-5 each at half time but second half goals from Joseph McGinley and Jordan Hyndman paved the way for a 2-8 to 1-9 victory. The scorers were Jordan Hyndman 1-3, Joseph McGinley 1-0, Killian Mullan and Shane McIntyre 0-2 each and Cairan Mullan 0-1.
The under 16 team had a good victory over Callan Gaels in the league winning by 4-11 to 2-5. They led by 2-5 to 1-1 at half time and stay in second place behind Ballymaguigan. The scorers were Daniel Walton 2-5, Joseph McGinley 2-0, Shane McIntyre 1-2, Killian Mullan 0-3 and Matthew Connolly 0-1.
The under 16 team scored their fourth win in five league games with a 4-10 to 1-11 away win at Foreglen. They led by double scores at half time on a score of 3-3 to 0-6 with two of the goals coming from Shane McIntyre and the other from Jordan Hyndman. Shane added another in the second half. The scorers were Shane McIntyre 3-1, Jordan Hyndman 1-1, Killian Mullan 0-3, Daire Mullan and Daniel Walton 0-2 each and Matthew Connolly 0-1.
The minors without three key players who were exam tied lost away to The Loup. The under 16’s next game is at home to Callan Gaels this Thursday.
The under 16’s held on to score a 4-12 to 6-4 away win at Ballinderry. They hit three quick goals before Ballinderry got on the scoreboard. The concession of goals has been a problem but it was s till a great result. The early goals from Dylan Mullan, Daniel Walton and Joseph McGinley proved to be the foundation or victory.
The scorers were Joseph McGinley 1-2, Daniel Walton 1-1, Dylan Mullan and Killian Mullan 1-0 each, Shane McIntyre 0-4 and Joseph McIntyre 0-1.
The under 16 team scored a comfortable 2-14 to 2-2 home win over Foreglen in the league. This was their second win in three games On Thursday they travel to play Callan Gaels a combination of Desertmartin and Moneymore.
The under 16’s lost at home to Ballymaguigan in a highly entertaining and free scoring game. The final score was Ballerin 3-10 Ballymaguigan 7-8. Some poor defending let Ballymaguigan in for easy scores. The winners who had an excellent keeper, midfield and forward line led by six points at half time. Daire Mullan got the first two goals and impressive sub Joseph McGinley. Shane McIntyre was very good on the frees while Killian Mullan, Dylan Mullan and Brendan Harkin all did well. The next game is on Thursday at home to Foreglen with a 7pm start.
The under 16 team got off to a good start in the league with a 6-14 to 1-02 away win over St. Michael’s at Magilligan. This Thursday it is a home game against Ballymaguigan.
Meeting Monday night @ 8pm in clubrooms for all present underage coaches.
We also would welcome new coaches and mentors willing to help in any way with the youth teams for the upcoming season ahead.