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Club News Letter - 19 June 2017

posted 20 Jun 2017, 14:34 by ballymacnab armagh



Next game – Friday 23 June, Tir na nÓg (Home), throw in @8pm



The Reserves maintained their unbeaten run with a 1-09 to 0-10 league win at home against Granemore last Wednesday. Gary McKee got the first half goal. Attention turns to the Championship this week with a Quarter Final tie away to Pearse Og on Wednesday @ 745pm. All support appreciated.



The Under 18s continued their recent good form with a win over O'Doirnin Blues, 2-17 to 4-06



The Under 16s lost 6-14 to 1-09 against Kileavy last week in the league. They travel to Carrickcruppen on Thursday 24 for a league tie @715pm



The Under 14s had a 6-08 to 2-06 win against Loughgilly Gaels last week in the league.


UNDER 12.5

The Under 12.5s squad had two games last week, losing to Granemore but defeated Naomh Eoin. Training on Wednesday @630pm and Sunday @10am,.



The Under 10s played O’Hanlons on last Wednesday in a thrilling encounter. Training on Wednesday @630pm and Sunday @10am,.



Training on Sunday @10am



Training on Sunday @10am



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



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



Good luck to Rory & Gavin in Sundays Qualifier with Armagh


This is an unreserved fixture where tickets can be bought on the day at the grounds or in advance from or in the local stores, (Centra Keady, Centra Crossmaglen, O’Kanes Armagh, O’Neills Newry, and Supervalu Newry). CLUBS HAVE NO ACCESS TO TICKETS. Seating is just on a first come first served basis


Anyone with a season ticket will be email directly from


Ticket Information

Adult €15.00/£13.00

Juvenile €5.00/£5.00

Student/Senior Citizens tickets available on match-day only. €10.00/£9.00



W/c 19/06/17 Lucky numbers were 1-5-7-27. No winner. 2 Match 3 numbers, winning £25Conor Kennedy, Pauline Murdoch. Sellers to collect winnings from John McKee Sellers to collect winnings from John McKee. Next Draw –Monday 26/06/17, JACKPOT £6,900. (Rota KGribben & BMcKee) Tickets can be purchased online


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




The 5k Run/Walk will take place around the Club Grounds and surrounding area on Saturday 24 June @11am. Participation entry is £10. Registration and warm up from 930am.

You can register online or on the morning of the event from 930am. There is an alternative route for anyone who wishes to take a pram or buggy. CAR PARKING available within the Club Grounds and Church Grounds.

There shall be trial 5k walkthrough of the course on Thursday @630pm. This event is open to all abilities and will see the completion of our 9 week 'Couch 2 5k' programme which has be a huge success and a popular fundraiser.


All those who take part in the Run/Walk on Saturday will receive a complimentary ticket to our Barn Dance and BBQ in the Community Hall on the same day (Saturday 24th!) where music will be provided by Limelite. All for £10 Donation, what better way to support the Club!!!

So spread the word and get involved!



The Club are running a Barn Dance and BBQ in the Hall on Saturday 24 June. Admission £10 at the door, Music by ‘Limelite’. Tickets available from Committee Members or payment at the door.



All at the Club were saddened to learn of the passing of Kathleen Kennedy. Kathleen made a great contribution to the Club as one of our Lotto Promoters and a keen supporter down through the years. We offer our deepest sympathy to her husband Joe, sons Shane, Paul and Ryan, her brother Sean, parents and entire family circle.



Ballymacnab Round Towers GFC and St Brenda's Camogie Club are hosting a joint ‘Gala Night’ in the Hillgrove Hotel on: Saturday 10 March 2018 to Celebrate 'Gaelic Games and Culture in the Ballymacnab area'. More details to follow in the coming weeks, watch this space......



Each club has been requested to send at least two volunteers, male or female, over the age of 18 to the Athletic grounds to help steward at this weekend’s games.  With over 20,000 people expected in the grounds on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June this would be a great help. Anyone who has not stewarded before will not be left on their own. Anyone interested, please forward name to Nelius Boyle


The Health and Well-Being Committee of Armagh GAA have organised a trip to Croke Park on Thursday 29th June.  This event is particularly geared towards senior citizens and we would encourage all clubs to support this event.



Bus Departure Times

Davitt Park - 9.00am

Athletic Grounds - 9.40am

Carrickdale Hotel - 10.30am


Croke Park Museum/Tour - 12 noon - 1.45pm

Lunch - 1.45pm

Depart Croke Park for Return Journey - 3.00pm


The cost of this trip is £14 or €16.50.


Names must be forwarded to by Tuesday 27th June at 12noon.





Under 6 - Training Saturday 12.30 -1.30pm.


Under 8 and 10 - Training continues on Thursday at 6.30 - 7.45pm at the pitch. Training on Saturday 12.30 - 1.30pm. please note the change in time.


Under 12 - The under 12's won their 2nd league game of the year against Keady tonight (Monday) on a scoreline of 1:1 to 0:0.Next training session is Saturday at 12.30 - 1.30pm.


Under 14 - St Brenda's under 14s headed off to Trim on Saturday past to take part in the Regional feile. This is a competition run by Croke Park for those teams beaten in their county feile final. St Brenda's were in a group with Slaughneil (Derry), Celbridge (Kildare), Castletown Geoghagan (Westmeath) and The Harps (Laois). The girls won all 4 of their group games in very closely contested games and were up against Birr (Offaly) in the semi-final. The girls overcome their opponents with 4 points to spare. Ballycastle (Antrim) who also won all their games in their group were the opposition in the final. Unfortunately after playing for over 2 and half hours in the sweltering heat, and despite throwing everything at their opponents Ballycasltle ran out worthy winners. The girls played fatastic against very tough opposition and St Brenda's are very proud of each and everyone one of you.


Under 16 - League game v Granemore was postponed. 


Seniors - St Brenda's lost out to Madden on Wednesday past in the return league fixture on a scoreline of 2:15 to 1:12. Next league fixture on Wednesday 21st June away to Aghagallon at 7.00pm.


Well Done - To Ellie McKee who came second in the Ulster Poc Fada on Wednesday evening past in the under 16 category.


Good luck - to captain Emer Rafferty and the St Brenda's girls who are members of the Mullabrack girls under 14 feile team who head off this weekend to Cavan to take part in the National Feile.


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.



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.



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