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Gala Dinner - 10 March 2018

posted 17 Jan 2018, 15:17 by ballymacnab armagh


The Football and Camogie Club are hosting a Gala Dinner in the Hillgrove Hotel on Saturday 10 March 2018 to celebrate Gaelic Games and Culture in the area. Tickets are £75 and can be purchased from Nelius or Paula or onlinewww.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Ballymacnab/Events/Ballymacnab_Gala. *** Payment plan also available ***. Keep up to date via the Facebook Page ‘Ballymacnab Gala Event’. 

 

Launch night to be held in O’Tooles Bar on Friday 26 January @ 8pm. Light buffet served. At the launch tickets can be purchased. We are also requesting for any memorabilia that people may wished to be loaned to the Clubs and displayed on the Night of Gala. At the launch, we will also be asking people to be videoed telling their memories of playing and supporting the Clubs. It is hoped that all these short interviews will be put together in a DVD.


A Chara,

 

1967 and 1968 saw the reformation of the football and camogie clubs in Ballymacnab. There has always been a strong Gaelic Games and Irish Culture association in this area, stretching back to the 1900s. Thankfully this tradition has continued to this present day. Down through the years many Gaels, like you and your family, have played a significant role through the playing of our national games, coaching, administrating at committee level, supporting our teams and through generous financial contributions, have all help establish the Clubs and premises that we are proud to have inherited today.

 

To celebrate the role Gaelic Games and Irish Culture have had in the area, we are holding a Gala Ball in the Hillgrove Hotel, Monaghan on Saturday 10 March 2018. Tickets are £75 each and the event is a Black Tie affair. Tickets are available from Nelius Boyle (07732378823), Paula McGuigan (07776411319) or online www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Ballymacnab/Events/Ballymacnab_Gala. An Auction and spot prizes will be held on the night, including a prize of flights and accommodation for two to New York for one lucky attendee. The night promises to be a ‘night to remember’ and will help raise funds for the two Clubs. Whilst we encourage all to attend, Under 16s must be accompanied by their parent or guardian.

 

The event will be launched in O’Tooles Bar and Lounge on Friday 26 January 2018 @8pm and we cordially invite you and your family to this event. A light buffet will be served. At the launch tickets can be purchased. We are also requesting for any memorabilia that people may wished to be loaned to the Clubs and displayed on the Night of Gala. At the launch, we will also be asking people to be videoed telling their memories of playing and supporting the Clubs. It is hoped that all these short interviews will be put together in a DVD.

 

 

 

If you have and further queries, please don’t hesitate in contacting us.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

 

 

 

Mickey McGivern                                           Paula McGuigan

                Round Towers GFC (Chairperson)                 St.Brenda’s CC (Chairperson)

             07713086201                                                07776411319

Seamus McKenna - RIP

posted 22 Oct 2017, 14:46 by ballymacnab armagh


It was with sadness that all at the Club learnt of the death, on 8 October 2017, of our former player Seamus McKenna. Seamus played for the Club during the 1950s and 1960s. He was part of a ‘Golden Generation’ of Ballymacnab footballers who made their mark after the great 1946 side, which his brother Patrick was a member of. Seamus played at midfield for most of his playing days forming a formidable partnership at midfield with John Fegan (RIP). Occasionally Seamus also played on the half forward line. He was renowned for his great athleticism in an era when strength and stamina was a must. Seamus played in a number of Mid Division Championship and Trodden Cup Finals for the Club but with little success. As one of his former team mates remarked “We could always reach the final.” He did however have some success in that he was a member of a Ballymacnab side who won a Senior 7-a-side Tournament in Scotstown in 1955, a remarkable achievement in that the Club was only playing in Junior competitions at that time. Around 1962 the fortunes of the Round Towers dipped due to retirements and emigration so much so that there was no team for the next 5 years. On its reformation in 1967 the team pushed for promotions from Division IV and Seamus came out of retirement to help secure that promotion. After his playing days Seamus continued to support the Club and also was heavily involved with St.Brenda’s Camogie Club of which his 3 daughters were all prominent players. Three of his grandsons, Stephen and Simon King and Ethan McBirney are current players. Many of Seamus’ former team mates and the current and past committee members formed a ‘Guard of Honour’ at his funeral. During the offertory at his funeral Mass his grandson and current Senior player Stephen King carried the Ballymacnab No.8 jersey in Seamus’ memory. We offer our deepest sympathy to his wife Renee, son Harry, daughters Ann, Petrina and Roisin and entire family circle. Go raibh suaimhneas sioraí ar a anam dílis.


Seniors into Semi Finals (16/09/17)

posted 22 Sep 2017, 05:26 by ballymacnab armagh   [ updated 29 Sep 2017, 04:40 ]

 
Our Seniors reached the Semi Final of the Championship for the 4th time in 7 years after a six goal thriller against Madden at the Athletic Grounds. FT: Ballymacnab 2-14 Madden 4-07. Match Report

Seniors ease pass Granemore in Championship (28/08/17)

posted 22 Sep 2017, 05:00 by ballymacnab armagh   [ updated 22 Sep 2017, 05:01 ]

 
Our Seniors have reached the Quarter Final stage of the Championship after a superior performance against neighbours Granemore at the Athletic Grounds on a scoreline 2-18 to 1-06. Match Report

Seniors march on to Round 2 (11/08/17)

posted 18 Aug 2017, 04:27 by ballymacnab armagh

 
The Senior Championship got under way on Friday 11 August when our lads had a 2-16 to 1-09 win over Cullaville. Match Report

Reserves win County Championship (02/08/17)

posted 16 Aug 2017, 05:46 by ballymacnab armagh

 
Our Reserves made it 3 Championship titles in 4 years when they defeated Madden 0-15 to 1-04 in the Final at the Athletic Grounds. Match Report

Club News Letter - 24 July 2017

posted 25 Jul 2017, 16:37 by ballymacnab armagh   [ updated 16 Aug 2017, 05:42 ]

BALLYMACNAB ROUND TOWERS GFC Newsletter – 24/07/17

SENIOR

Well done to the Seniors who secured promotion back to Division 1A after a 1-17 to 1-13 win over Annaghmore and a 2-18 to 4-12 draw with Dromintee. Their final league game is on Friday away to Wolfe Tones @730pm

RESERVES

No game last week. Preparation focused on the Championship Final v Madden on Wednesday 2 August

UNDER 18

The Minors concluded their league campaign last night with a 4-17 to 5-10 win over Ballyhegan. Next game will be in the Championship in August when they face the winners of O’Doirnin Blues/Madden

UNDER 16

The Under 16s have 2 games this week: Thursday away to Silverbridge in the League @ 730pm and then on Sunday they travel to Clan na Gael for a Quarter Final tie in the Championship @630pm

UNDER 14

The Under 14s had a good win tonight beating Ballyhegan 3-11 to 5-04. They have another league game on Friday at home to Maghery @730pm

UNDER 12.5

Training resumes on Sunday @ 10am

UNDER 6, 8 & 10

Training resumes on Sunday @ 10am

SUMMER CAMP

The Annual Summer Camp will be held on 21-23 August. The Camp is for boys and girls from P3 (September 17) to current Under 16 players. The cost of the camp is £20 per child, £15 2nd/3rd child etc up to a max of £50 per family. Registration forms available via the Website or Team Coaches. Please return forms to underage coaches, no later than 31 July. Forms can be downloaded via:www.ballymacnab.armagh.gaa.ie/home/downloads-and-videos

LUCKY NUMBERS

W/c 24/07/17 Lucky numbers were 19-23-26-29. No winner. 1 Match 3 numbers, winning £25: Kathleen HarveySellers to collect winnings from John McKee Sellers to collect winnings from John McKee. Next Draw –Monday 31/07/17, JACKPOT £7,400. (Rota KGribben & BMcKee). Tickets can be purchased online via www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Ballymacnab.

GOOD LUCK ARMAGH!

Good luck to Rory, Gavin and the Armagh team in Saturday’s qualifier

Members who have made a request for a ticket for this game can collect them at the Clubrooms on Thursday @8pm.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations the Club Register Seamus McArdle and his wife Michelle on the birth of their son Padraig last week.

 

ST.BRENDA’S CAMOGIE CLUB

 

Under 6 - NO training this week 

 

Under 8 - NO training this week 

 

Under 10 - NO training this week

 

Under 12 - NO training this week

 

Under 14 - League match v Derrynoose Tues eve 25th July 6.15pm in Derrynoose. Girls are top of league so hopefully will continue in their winning ways. Training Wednesday 7.30 -8.30 and Saturday 12.15 -1.30pm. (note: u14 match v Keady that had been rescheduled from 15th Aug to Thurs 27th July is to be changed, re-fixed date will be notified in due course)

 

Under 16 - Training continues on Wednesdays 7.30 -8.30pm and Saturday 12.15 - 1.30pm. Next match foru16s is Kilkeel 9-aside tournament on 20th Aug

 

Under 18 - Match v Tullysarren Fri 28th (home venue). Throw in time not yet known

 

Seniors - No game this week.

 

County u16s through to Ulster Final: Well done to Ballymacnab players Ellie Mckee and Cara Crilly who both played their part in Armagh's fabulous win over Down in Ulster semi-final on scoreline of 5-17 to 2-6. Well done also to senior player Ciara Hayes who is on the county u16 management team. Good luck in Ulster final girls.

 

Good luck to Mullabrack ladies u14s in their Championship match on Monday 24th against Carrickcruppin. 14 of the team are St Brenda's players.

 

Armagh football - Best of luck to Armagh and especially Ballymacnab's Rory Grugan and Gavin McParland as Armagh take on the Lilywhites on Saturday.

 

Recycling - Please use the recycling bin situated in the carpark at the pitch to recycle old school uniforms etc

 

Summer Camp - This years summer camp takes place 21st - 23rd August, for P3 (September 2017) to current under 16 players. Cost is £20 per child, £15 for 2nd/3rd child up to a maximum of £50 per family. Registration forms available at underage training. Please return completed forms by 31st July.

 

Save the Date - The football and camogie clubs are hosting a joint "Gala Night" in the Hillgrove Hotel on Saturday 10th March 2018 to celebrate Gaelic Games and Culture in Ballymacnab. More details to follow in the following weeks.

 

COMMUNITY

Crochet - Classes in Ballymacnab Hall every Wednesday 7.30pm – 9.30pm. New members welcome.

 

Céilí - dancing every Thursday in Ballymacnab Hall 8.30pm – 10pm. New beginners welcome.

 

GENERAL

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Reserves reach County Final (09/07/17)

posted 10 Jul 2017, 04:31 by ballymacnab armagh

 

Well done to the Reserve players and management who have qualified for the Championship Final after a 0-15 to 0-09 win over Harps in the Semi Final. They now meet Madden in the Final on Wednesday 2 August

Club News Letter - 3 July 2017

posted 4 Jul 2017, 05:52 by ballymacnab armagh

 

BALLYMACNAB ROUND TOWERS GFC Newsletter – 03/07/17

SENIOR

The Seniors had two great wins over the weekend. Firstly at Home on Friday with a 2-17 to 2-08 win over Whitecross. Brian McCone and Jack Grugan getting the 3 pointers and on Sunday they recorded a 2-15 to 2-08 win away to Culloville, Brian McCone getting both the goals. Next fixture is a crucial tie at Home to Madden @8pm on Thursday.

 

RESERVES

The Reserves lost their first league tie last week away to Dromintee, 2-10 to 0-15 but have already qualified for the knock out stages. Good luck in Sundays Championship Semi Final tie against Harps in Pearse Og Park @4pm

 

UNDER 18

Next game at Home to Madden on Monday 10th @730pm

 

UNDER 16

No game this week

 

UNDER 14

The Under 14s narrowly lost to Granemore 4-11 to 4-09 last week. They face Madden at Home on Tuesday @730pm

 

UNDER 12.5

Under 12s play An Port Mor on Thursday @7pm.Training Sunday @10am

 

UNDER 10

The Under 10s played Tullysaran last week with 13 players fielding in 2 games. Next game on Wednesday @ 7pm in Ballymacnab v Lisbrack. Training on Sunday @10am

 

UNDER 8

Next game on Wednesday @ 7pm in Ballymacnab v Lisbrack. Training on Sunday @10am

 

UNDER 6

Next game on Wednesday @ 7pm in Ballymacnab v Lisbrack. Training on Sunday @10am 

 

SUMMER CAMP

The Annual Summer Camp will be held on 21-23 August. The Camp is for boys and girls from P3 (September 17) to current Under 16 players. The cost of the camp is £20 per child, £15 2nd/3rd child etc up to a max of £50 per family. Registration forms available via the Website or Team Coaches. Please return forms to underage coaches, no later than 31 July. Forms can be downloaded via:www.ballymacnab.armagh.gaa.ie/home/downloads-and-videos

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FOOT/GOLF DAY

Thanks to all who took part and sponsored our Annual Underage Fundraiser on Saturday

 

LUCKY NUMBERS

W/c 03/07/17 Lucky numbers were 2-10-20-32. No winner. 2 Match 3 numbers, winning £25 each: D.Trainer, Marty KennedySellers to collect winnings from John McKee Sellers to collect winnings from John McKee. Next Draw –Monday 10/07/17, JACKPOT £7,100. (Rota BMaguire&TSmyth). Tickets can be purchased online via www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Ballymacnab.

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MONTHLY DRAW

Monthly Draw winners:

 

£500: Aidan McParland

 

4x£100: Eamon McArdle, Rosie Smyth, Mark Keegan, Brendan Trainer

 

ST.BRENDA’S CAMOGIE CLUB

 

Under 6 - Training Saturday 11am - 12pm.

Under 8 and 10 - Matches v St Brigids and Eglish on Tuesday 04th July, meeting in Sherrys field at 5.45pm. NO training on Thursday. Training continues on Saturday 11.00 -12.00.

Under 12 -Girls lost out by a goal in their 2nd league outing on Saturday past to Crossmaglen. Next league fixture is Thursday at 6.15 against Derrynoose at home - meeting at 5.45pm.Training this week is Wednesday at 7.30 -8.30pm and Saturday morning 11 -12pm.

Under 14 - Home league fixture on Tuesday v Granemore meeting at 5.15pm. Training Wednesday 7.30 -8.30 and Saturday 12.30 -1.30pm.

Under 16 - St Brenda's notched up another 2 league points againt Tullysaran last week. Next league game on Thursday 06th July v Granemore, a home tie at 5 O'Clock. Training continues on Wednesdays 7.30 -8.30pm and Saturday 12.30 - 1.30pm.

Seniors - St Brenda's finished their league campaign last week and find themselves mid way in the Premier division. Focus now turns to the championship in 7 weeks against neighbours Granemore.

Recycling - Please use the recycling bin situated in the carpark at the pitch to recycle old school uniforms etc proceeds go towards up keep of the changing rooms.

Summer Camp - This years summer camp takes place 21st - 23rd August, for P3 (September 2017) to current under 16 players. Cost is £20 per child, £15 for 2nd/3rd child up to a maximum of £50 per family. Registration forms available at underage training. Please return completed forms by 31st July.

Save the Date - The football and camogie clubs are hosting a joint "Gala Night" in the Hillgrove Hotel on Saturday 10th March 2018 to celebrate Gaelic Games and Culture in Ballymacnab. More details to follow in the following weeks.

 

COMMUNITY

Crochet - Classes in Ballymacnab Hall every Wednesday 7.30pm – 9.30pm. New members welcome.

 

Céilí - dancing every Thursday in Ballymacnab Hall 8.30pm – 10pm. New beginners welcome.

 

GENERAL

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Club News Letter - 26 June 2017

posted 27 Jun 2017, 07:35 by ballymacnab armagh

 

BALLYMACNAB ROUND TOWERS GFC Newsletter – 26/06/17

 

SENIOR

The Seniors suffered a Home defeat to Tír na nÓg last week. Lets hope they can get back to winning ways this weekend with 2 Fixtures: Home to Whitecross @8pm (Friday) and Away to Culloville @2pm (Sunday). The Annaghmore game has been refixed for Sunday 9 July

 

RESERVES

Well done to the Reserves who progressed to the Semi Final of the Championship last Wednesday with a 1-13 to 0-5 win over Pearse Og, Brian McClelland getting the goal. The draw for the Semi Final has been made and we shall face the winners of Clan na Gael/Harps replay on 5 July. The Reserves are back in League action away to Dromintee @8pm

 

UNDER 18

The Under 18s had no game tonight

 

UNDER 16

The Under 16s lost 3-18 to 1-08 against Carrickcruppen last week in the league. The lads are in Championship action on Thursday @715pm away to Clan na Gael. All support appreciated!

 

UNDER 14

The Under 14s travel to Granemore for an Away tie in the league tomorrow @730pm.

 

UNDER 12.5

Training on Wednesday @630pm and Sunday @10am

 

UNDER 10

The Under 10s will be taking part in a Blitz in Shane O’Neills on Saturday, first game @ 10:15am. Training on Wednesday @630pm, NO Training on Sunday

 

UNDER 8

Training on Sunday @10am

 

UNDER 6

Training on Sunday @10am

 

SUMMER CAMP

The Annual Summer Camp will be held on 21-23 August. The Camp is for boys and girls from P3 (September 17) to current Under 16 players. The cost of the camp is £20 per child, £15 2nd/3rd child etc up to a max of £50 per family. Registration forms available via the Website or Team Coaches. Please return forms to underage coaches, no later than 31 July. Forms can be downloaded via:www.ballymacnab.armagh.gaa.ie/home/downloads-and-videos

 

FOOT/GOLF DAY

After the success of last year’s underage fundraiser, our Youth Officer Michael Beagan has once again organised a 'Golf Football 4 Ball Tournament' in Newry Golf Course on Saturday 1 July. The rules are the same as normal 4 ball golf only kicking a football over the 18 holes! Anyone wishing to take part please contact Michael on 07749541288. If you have not got a group of 3 others to play with, you will be put into a group of 4. All Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult. We hope to have a big turnout and encourage all parents to take part. It’s also a great opportunity for former greats to get ‘the boots’ back on and strut their stuff alongside current senior and underage players. Michael will also give you your kick off time. A great days craic lies in store and all for only £10 per player. There will be prizes for adult partners with the best score as well as the best adult & child partners. Last years winner was Neil Gribben

 

LUCKY NUMBERS

W/c 26/06/17 Lucky numbers were 6-13-14-16. No winner. 3 Match 3 numbers, winning £25 each: Orla Trainor, Marie McManus, Peter Cumiskey. Sellers to collect winnings from John McKee Sellers to collect winnings from John McKee. Next Draw –Monday 03/07/17, JACKPOT £7,000. Tickets can be purchased online viawww.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Ballymacnab.

Due to O'Tooles Bar now closed, the Lotto Draw shall be made in the Clubrooms, on Mondays. Sellers are asked to please make your returns by 9pm and assist in th echecking of tickets.

 

MONTHLY DRAW

The Next Monthly Draw will take place on Monday 3 July. Promoters are asked to make their returns by then.

 

5k RUN/BARN DANCE

Thanks to all who attended and contributed the our fundraisers last weekend

 

ST.BRENDA’S CAMOGIE CLUB

 

Under 6 - Training Saturday 12.30 -1.30pm.

 

Under 8 and 10 - Training continues on Thursday at 6.30 - 7.45pm and Saturday 11.00 -12.00.

 

Under 12 - Next training session is Thursday at 6.30 -7.45pm. Away game v Crossmaglen on Saturday 01st July time TBC.

 

Under 14 - Training Wednesday 7.30 -8.30 and Saturday 12.30 -1.30pm.

 

Under 16 - Next league game v Tullysaran, an away tie in Tullysaran at 7.30pm. 

 

Seniors - St Brenda's shared the points with Aghagallon on Wednesday past in the return league fixture on a scoreline of 2:11 to 1:14. Next league fixture on Wednesday 28th June at home to Keady at 7.00pm.

 

Well done - to captain Emer Rafferty and the St Brenda's girls who are members of the Mullabrack girls under 14 feile team who took part last weekend in the National Feile and got through to the semi final where they were beaten by a goal. They did themselves and their families proud.

 

Disco - End of school year disco this Friday 30th June 7.00 -8.30pm, age 4 -10 years, £3.00 entry - family discounts, tuck shop and spot prizes.

Good luck - to St Brenda's under 14 camogs Aine Rice and Kate Crilly who are playing for Armagh in the All-Ireland under 14 final against Leitrim in Drumalane, Co. Cavan on Saturday 01st July at 2pm.

 

Summer Camp - This years summer camp takes place 21st - 23rd August, for P3 (September 2017) to current under 16 players. Cost is £20 per child, £15 for 2nd/3rd child up to a maximum of £50 per family. Registration forms available at underage training. Please return completed forms by 31st July.

 

Save the Date - The football and camogie clubs are hosting a joint "Gala Night" in the Hillgrove Hotel on Saturday 10th March 2018 to celebrate Gaelic Games and Culture in Ballymacnab. More details to follow in the following weeks.

 

COMMUNITY

Crochet - Classes in Ballymacnab Hall every Wednesday 7.30pm – 9.30pm. New members welcome.

 

Céilí - dancing every Thursday in Ballymacnab Hall 8.30pm – 10pm. New beginners welcome.

 

GENERAL

If you wish to contribute in sharing information please and to receive our weekly Newsletter and Club Text message, forward your details by emailsecretary.ballymacnabroundtowers.armagh@gaa.ie.

 

Keep uptodate on all the latest Club events on Facebook ‘Ballymacnab Round Towers GAA and Twitter ‘@Ballymacnab_GAA

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