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Senior Team Sponsors 2019-2021

posted 19 May 2019, 07:16 by ballymacnab armagh


Brendan Gribben of Gribben Motors and Tony Gribben Gribben of Gribben Ironworks presented a set of new Senior jerseys to Ballymacnab Round Towers GFC Club Chairperson Mickey McGivern and players Brendan Toner, Christopher Loughran and Ryan Kennedy. We are delighted that these two local businesses have generously agreed to sponsor the side for a 3 year period. Replica jerseys can be purchased at Armagh Sports & Trophies.

Reserves record win (10/04/19)

posted 12 Apr 2019, 05:08 by ballymacnab armagh


Ballymacnab 2-14 Madden 1-7

Our reserve side travelled the short distance to Madden on Wednesday evening for their 2nd game of the league campaign. The lads got off to a flying start with the first 5 points of the game coming from Ryan Watters (3), Rory Gray and Finnen Maguire. Madden raised a green flag with their next attack to put two points between the sides.

Ballymacnab continued to press forward and two Gareth Watters scores matched two more Madden points while Rory Gray also chipped in with his second minor of the half. This was the final score of the opening 30 minutes with the half time score 0-8 to 1-2, a lot still to play for in the second half.

A Benny Gribben point cancelled Madden’s opening score before Ballymacnab scored a three-pointer of their own, a tap in goal from close range by Joe Gribben after excellent work from Paddy Hughes. Gareth Watters again split the posts before Finnen Maguire burst through the Madden defence with a powerful run and blasted the ball into the back of the net, the score now 2-10 to 1-3.

Watters got another double, followed by two more Madden points, while Benny Gribben roamed forward for his second of the game. Madden got their final two points of the game while Finnen Maguire’s second point ended the game on a score line of 2-14 to 1-7. Star Man Gareth Watters ended the night with 0-5 while Joe Gribben and Rory Gray’s hard work ensured victory for the Round Towers.

Team: Shane McClelland, Barry Livingstone, Sean Lynch, Ryan Donnelly, Paddy Hughes, Cormac Gribben, Benny Gribben (0-2), Finnen Maguire (1-2), Tony McKee, Brian McClelland, Ryan Watters (0-3), Rory Gray (0-2), Stephen King, Gareth Watters (0-5), Joe Gribben (1-0).                                                                                                                                    
Subs: Caoimhin Rafferty for B. McClelland, Richy Gribben for S. King, Mickey O’Hare for S. McClelland, F. Connelly for R. Watters, Ryan Harvey for R. Gray, Oisin Fearon for C. Gribben

Minors defeated in first league encounter (08/04/19)

posted 12 Apr 2019, 05:05 by ballymacnab armagh

Brian Boru 0-12 Dromintee 1-10

Our minor side faced Dromintee on Monday evening to kick start the beginning of their 2019 league campaign. Their opponents, Dromintee, got off to a brighter start scoring two points in as many minutes. The home side replied through wing half back Shane O’Hanlon, who’s constant attacking flair caused Dromintee problems all night.

Dromintee got their 3rd while Sean Savage provided the assist for an Emmet O’Malley score. Two converted frees from the trusty boot of Pearse Woods tied the game before Woods then turned provider as he set up Aidan Daivdson who fired his side in front. Dromintee answered again with a point two minutes later.

Sean McVerry gave his side a two point advantage, with Shea O’Toole’s hard work a telling contribution to the score. Davidsons 2nd saw Brian Boru’s lead doubled before Dromintee narrowed the gap to 1. The travelling side had a chance to go ahead with the final kick of the half, a penalty, which was expertly saved by goalkeeper Cillian Fearon. This saw Brian Boru ahead at the interval by the minimum, 0-7 to 0-6.

Fearon’s heroics could not be depended upon again as Dromintee began the second period in blistering fashion, smashing the ball past the helpless net minder for the first score of the half. An Emmet O’Malley point split two more Dromintee scores as the goal was now the difference between the sides.

Brian Boru’s soon led with four quick fire points with the roaming Shane O’Hanlon, Woods, O’Malley and Simon King all hitting the target with just 4 minutes remaining. This wasn’t enough to claim the 2 points on offer however as Dromintee finished with 2 last minute scores to win the game 1-10 to 0-12.

A promising display for the minors in their first outing of the season, with Captain for the evening Paddy Hughes and Shane O’Hanlon the main performers in the defence while the midfield duo of Sean McVerry and Aidan Davidson shared 3 points between them. Pearse Woods’ accuracy from frees and Shea O’Toole’s off the ball work was key in the forward division.

Team: Cillian Fearon, Rory Foster, Ryan Donnelly, Nathan Vallely, Sean Savage, Paddy Hughes, Shane O’Hanlon (0-2), Sean McVerry (0-1), Aidan Davidson (0-2), Shea O’Toole, Pearse Woods (0-3), Rokas Gostautas, Simon King, Emmet O’Malley (0-2), Pearse Hughes.                                      
Subs: Ben Cunningham for N. Vallely

Seniors edge Silverbridge in tight affair (07/04/19)

posted 12 Apr 2019, 05:03 by ballymacnab armagh


Ballymacnab 3-16 Silverbridge 2-15

Matchball Sponsor - Brendan Maguire

Ballymacnab earned their first points of the 2019 League campaign, with an impressive 4 point win over newly promoted Silverbridge. The Nab had to dig deep on several occasions to gain the victory, as they trailed by 4 points just after half time, while being outscored by the visitors 2-5 to no score in the final 15 minutes of the opening half.

The Nab did control the early exchanges however with Rory Grugan opening the scoring after 4 minutes of play. Silverbridge’s first point split two Nab goals, one apiece for the Hughes brother Kieran and Pearse. Kieran was again on target a minute later while Rory Grugan swung over his second score, leaving his side 2-3 to 0-1 ahead.

Silverbridge got their second before Pearse Hughes split the posts from close range. This proved to be Ballymacnab’s last contribution of the half, with Silverbridge dictating the rest of the 2nd quarter, kicking 2-5 to lead at the half time whistle, with the score Ballymacnab 2-4 Silverbridge 2-7 with the game still up for grabs in the 2nd period of 30 minutes.

Ballymacnab rang the changes during the interval, with substitute Finnen Maguire reducing the deficit to 2 points with the first shot after the resume. Silverbridge doubled their lead with 2 points of their own while a fantastic Paul Meegan point (after his hard work had turned the ball over) brought his side back to within 3.

Rory Grugan (free), Gavin McParland and Brian McCone all chipped in to level the game, with a tense and nervous 20 minutes remaining. Silverbridge kept the scoreboard ticking over with 2 more points but another Grugan free followed by McParland’s second left the sides all square once again.

Ballymacnab came strong in the final 10 minutes, with Jack Grugan this time answering another Silverbridge score. A high, hopeful ball into the square by McParland caught the goalkeeper by surprise, lobbing over his head and nestling in the back of the net. Jack Grugan again cancelled out a Silverbridge point while McParland also swapped scores with the visitors.

Silverbridge reduced the margin to leave 2 points between the sides, before Ruairi Gribben burst forward to fist the ball between the posts with the game now in injury time. Another McCone effort sailed over the bar, while Silverbridge registered one final point to leave the score 3-16 to 2-15 in favour of the ‘Nab.

Ballymacnab’s quality forward line of Kieran Hughes, Gavin McParland, Brian McCone and Jack Grugan provided them with the platform to push on and win the game in the second half. They now face the challenge of a home tie against Crossmaglen on Friday evening at 8.15pm, in the 3rd round of the league campaign.

Team: Simon Hawkins, Colm McKee, Ruairi Gribben (0-1), Jemmy Gray, Michael Beagan, Niall McKee, Chris Loughran, Rory Grugan (0-4), Paul Meegan (0-1), Cormac McKee, Oisin McGivern, Damian McGeown, Kieran Hughes (1-1), Gavin McParland (1-3), Pearse Hughes (1-1).                                                                                                                                   Subs: Ryan Watters for Cormac McKee, Brian McCone (0-2) for D. McGeown, Finnen Maguire (0-1), for C. Loughran, Jack Grugan (0-2) for Oisin McGivern, Fearghal Nugent for P. Hughes.

Reserves draw in league opener (04/04/19)

posted 4 Apr 2019, 04:10 by ballymacnab armagh   [ updated 8 Apr 2019, 04:41 ]

 

 Ballymacnab 0-11 Granemore 1-8

Our reserve side began their league campaign on Wednesday evening with a home tie against neighbours Granemore. The difficult weather conditions denied any opportunity for attractive football, causing several unforced errors for both teams. Granemore’s early opener was matched by a superb Benny Gribben effort while points from Pearse Hughes and Ryan Watters (free) made the score 0-3 to 0-1. Granemore levelled with 2 points in quick succession before Watters was again on target, splitting the posts with two more pointed frees. Granemore responded with a point of their own to narrow the gap but it was Ballymacnab who ended the half in brighter fashion with Hughes chipping over his second point of the evening after good defensive play by Barry Livingstone. This score sent the hosts 0-6 to 0-4 up at half time with the game still in the melting pot heading into the final 30 minutes of action.

Watters struck his 4th free at the beginning of the second period before the experienced heads of Joe Gribben and Brian McCone combined for Gribben to slot over his first score of the game, leaving the Nab in a commanding 4 point lead. Granemore replied with a score of their own while McCone got his name on the score sheet with a converted free. The visitors hit a period of dominance, scoring 1-3 without reply to go in front for the first time in the game with the score now 1-8 to 0-9. Once again Gribben and McCone stepped up to the mark with a point each to draw the game and earn their team a share of the spoils with the game ending Ballymacnab 0-11 Granemore 1-8.

A hard fought game for both sides with the end result perhaps a fair one. Ballymacnab’s defence held out well during the 60 minutes of the game, with Colm McKee and Caoimhin Rafferty the main men in the defensive third of the field. Joe Gribben was excellent throughout while Brian McCone and Tony McKee made telling contributions.

Team: Shane McClelland, Ryan Donnelly, Colm McKee, Barry Livingstone, Caoimhin Rafferty, Cormac Gribben, Benny Gribben (0-1), Pauric Gribben, Tony McKee, Ryan Watters (0-4), Niall McKee, Rory Gray, Stephen King, Pearse Hughes (0-2), Joe Gribben (0-2). Subs: Brian McCone (0-2) for C. Gribben, Paddy Hughes for P. Gribben, Fintan Connelly for R. Gray, Gareth Watters for S. King.

Senior League Resumes

posted 1 Apr 2019, 05:19 by ballymacnab armagh   [ updated 1 Apr 2019, 05:20 ]

 

Sunday saw the beginning of the new playing Season with our Seniors travelling to Cullyhanna. In an exciting contest the home side edged out the victory on a 1-14 to 2-12 score line. Match Report

Armagh County Club Draw 2019

posted 17 Dec 2018, 16:15 by ballymacnab armagh


If you’re stuck for a Christmas present for that loved one, here might be the answer:

 

Armagh Club/County Draw tickets are now on sale with over £90,000 in prizes. Tickets are priced £100 and can also be paid by monthly installments with £80 of all ticket sales going towards the Club. Tickets available from any committee member or online: www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Ballymacnab/Events/Armagh_Club_and_County_Draw_2019

 

4 Draws will take place between March & June 2019 with a Renault Clio Car to be won plus cash prizes every month!

 

First draw to take place in March 2019.

Rampant 'Nab see off Whitecross challenge (31/08/18)

posted 7 Sep 2018, 05:19 by ballymacnab armagh   [ updated 7 Sep 2018, 05:22 ]


Our Seniors put in a whirlwind performance to record a 5-17 to 0-02 win over Whitecross in Round 2 of the SFC Group stage. (Match Report)

Seniors get off to winning start in Championship (25/08/18)

posted 26 Aug 2018, 08:24 by ballymacnab armagh   [ updated 28 Aug 2018, 14:40 ]


The New look Championship got underway for Ballymacnab on Saturday evening when they recorded a 3-14 to 1-11 win away to Sarsfields. (Match Report)

Seniors get off to a good start (08/04/18)

posted 16 Apr 2018, 17:11 by ballymacnab armagh


The 2018 senior football league began on Sunday, with Ballymacnab hosting St Patrick’s Cullyhanna to kick off their return to Division 1A following promotion last season. The home side edged what proved to be a fiercely competitive and intriguing game played in perfect conditions on the score line of Ballymacnab 4-11 Cullyhanna’s 3-13. MATCH REPORT

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