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BALLYMACNAB ROUND TOWERS GFC Newsletter – 17/09/2018



The Draw for the Quarter Finals of the Senior Championship was made yesterday and saw us paired with Kileavey. The game has been fixed for Friday in the Athletic Grounds @830pm. The last time the sides meet in the Championship was in 2010 when we recorded a 1-14 to 1-10 win, our first  victory in the Senior grade. We wish all the lads and management the best of good luck!!!


Congratulations to our Senior player and County Captain Rory Grugan on his All-Star Nomination last week. A wonderful achievement and recognition for his contribution this year.



The Under 12s played a game away to Naomh Eoin. A New Under 13 League is to commence in the next couple of weeks.



The Under 10s had a busy weekend once again when they took part in games in the Athletic Grounds against St.Patrick’s, Sarsfields and Dromintee on Saturday. Then on Sunday they were invited to Derynoose to take part in their Blitz and reached the Semi Final of the Shield after games against Keady, Madden, Derrynoose and Middletown. This weekend they are in Tullysaran to take part in their Blitz.



The Under 8s will be participating in the Daithi Gribben Memorial Blitz in Cullyhanna on Saturday.



The Under 6s had a game against Middletown on Sunday and travel to An Port Mor this Sunday to take part in a blitz.



W/c 17/09 Lucky numbers were 6-13-18-24. No winner. 8 Match 3 numbers winning £25 each: Shanna Leonard, Pauline Donaghy, Geraldine Moore, Finn Gribben, Seamus McGrath, Lorraine Lavery, Helen O’Reilly, Eoin Smyth. Next Draw – Monday 24/09/2018, JACKPOT £13,400!!! (Rota KGribben & BMcCone). Tickets can be purchased online via www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Ballymacnab.



Healthy Eating Talk in Ballymacnab Community Hall on Tuesday 18th September @ 7pm. Guest speaker is Elaine Devlin Investing for Health Officer Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council. Everyone is welcome.


Buggy Walk continues around the pitch every Wednesday @ 12.30pm


Pilates Classes - Monday  Beginners 6pm - 7pm, Non-Beginners/Intermediate 7.15pm - 8.15pm. Note back by popular demand Mens only class commencing Monday  1st October 2018 8.30pm - 9.30pm in Ballymacnab Community Hall  Contact Kevin 07730608700 Booking is essential.


GIMME 5 Programme  The aim of the programme is to raise awareness of the 5 ways to well being and how these support good mental health and well being for young people aged 14 - 18 years old.  Thee first session commences on Wednesday 19th September @ 6pm with an introduction to Pilates. 


Sunday morning walk/run Sunday morning walk/run around Seaghan Dam @ 10am meet in the Seagham Dam Car Park. 


Park Run every Saturday @ 9.30am in the Palace Demesne Public Park  Armagh. There are a number of our club members doing this park run so if your interested in going and would like to be part of a group contact the Healthy Club Officer 07709745526.


Dates for Dairy:  


Ceile dancing class commences in Ballymacnab Community Hall on Thursday 4th October @ 8.30pm. New members always welcome.


The Cull Chluana History Group are hosing a talk on the Partition and the GAA - The Early Years on Tuesday 9th October @ 8pm in Ballymacnab Community Hall. Guest Speaker is Dr Donal McAnallen



Under 6, 8 & 10: training this Saturday in Ballymacnab at 11am. New players very welcome. 


Under 12: congratulations to our under 12 team who won the Division One league on Saturdays past. 3 first half goals saw our girls going in at half time 4 points ahead of their opponents Derrynoose. Both sides pushed on for victory in the second half but it was the St Brenda's girls who after defending bravely managed to secure the 2 point victory. The whistle sounded much to the relief and delight of our large contingent of supporters. Joint captains Naoise Hughes and Erin Murphy received the shield from match referee Julie O'Nell on behalf of their team mates. Massive well done to this panel of girls who have worked extremly hard all year and have given 100%. Next up is the Peggy Harney tournament this Saturday 22nd September, meeting in Sherrys field at 9.30am.


Under 12/13s - Training continues on Tuesday 18th in Mullabrack 6- 7pm.


Under 16: championship final v st Brigids Friday eve (venue & time tbc) U16s training on Wednesday from 6-7. Congrats to our U16s players who were part on Mullaghbrack junior champions team Aine Rice, Ellen & Eabha Lennon & Emer Rafferty plus good luck as they face Dundrum this Sunday at 2pm in Dundrum in Ulster club junior Championship.