Monday, March 17, 2008

Ballymore Ladies GAA
Oh my god we’re back again!! Welcome to a new year of Ballymore Ladies football. After a great season in 2007, the ladies are preparing to return to a gruelling training regime (Eek!!)
Our 4th AGM was held on 19th January and the committee for 2008 was formed. Some new changes included the posts of Secretary and PRO. The Chairperson, Vice-Chair and Children’s Officer have decided to stay on for another year. We are also delighted to announce newly appointed manager Simon Murphy.
The committee is as follows:
Chairperson - Jacinta O' Rourke
Vice-Chairperson - Aisling Rigney
Treasurer - Bid Meade
Secretary - Caroline Deegan
Children's Officer - Sinead Gorman
PRO - Jackie Smith & Louise Tutty
After narrowly missing out on league promotion following a nail biting final last year, Ballymore Ladies will be competing again this season in division 4 of the Kildare junior league against Moorefield, Round Towers, Milltown, Rheban, Nurney & Kildangan and Ballina (2). Our first game of the league is on 23rd March this year. Simon has also arranged a couple of challenge matches to prepare us for battle! There will be a friendly against St. Lawrence’s in the first week in March away. The date has yet to be confirmed.
A big thank you:
On behalf of all the ladies we would like to say a huge thank you to William Clarke, John Hubbard and Paul Fagan for the huge amount of work and support they have given the girls over the past year. Newly appointed manager Simon Murphy has a lot to live up to! Hopefully we can persuade William to stick around for a while and show him the ropes before he jets off in May.

Upcoming Events:
Supper Dance: Saturday 1st March. Continuing on from the success of last year, Ballymore Ladies GFC in conjunction with the men are hosting their third annual supper dance in Poulaphouca House. A great night is promised with entertainment from Epic from 8 till late. Awards will be presented on the night. So get on your dancing shoes!! Tickets available from Mace and all players on the ladies team at the very reasonable price of €35. Dress to impress.
Preview for Cheltenham Night: Monday 3rd March. Fancy yourself as a bit of a gambler? Ballymore Ladies GFC in conjunction with Paddy Murphy are bringing you the second Preview for Cheltenham night. Get tips from “At the Races” pundit Matt Chapman, local sports correspondent Robert Catterson and of course our own Fr. Sean “The Racing Priest” Breen. The pundits will go through a day-by-day race analysis giving tips and betting advice. Have your pens and paper at the ready.
New Players: Training resumes on Monday 18th February from 7:30pm up in the pitch and we would be delighted to see some new faces togging out. Speaking of new faces, a big welcome to Lesley Tutty and Ashling Hubbard whose transfers from Valleymount have just been approved. We look forward to having you both as part of the team.
Don’t forget you can check out all of our antics online at:
Until next month… Jackie & Louise, joint club PROs

Ballymore Eustace GAA Supporters Club
The club fields Juvenile teams from U-8 to U-16 and Adult teams at Minor, U-21, Junior and Intermediate
The club also provides the following facilities:
• Floodlit walking track
• Tennis Court
• Basketballs Courts
In order to run the club and maintain the facilities we need to raise €45,000 per annum.
To assist in reaching this goal we are setting up a supporters club.
The membership fee of €100 per person will give you
• Club Membership with voting rights at the AGM
• Free Entry to all Home League Games
• Reduced Juvenile membership for children of the member (€10 for 1 Child, €20 for more
than 1 child)
• Free entry into members draw:
31-Mar - €500
30-Apr - €500
31-May - €500
To join please contact any committee member. Club representatives will also be calling to houses in the
locality over the next few weeks

Ballymore Eustace GAA Club
Juvenile Football & Hurling
The News :
The U12 girls team is currently training every Fri.
evening 5:30 to 6:30 in Kilcullen Community Center
followed by the hurlers up to 9 year old 6:30 to 7:30
and 9 to 12 year old from 7:30 to 8:30. These indoor
sessions are very well supported and all taken part
are really having fun.
The U12 hurlers have just completed a session of
blitz's held in Athy on the all-weather pitchs.
Hurling blitz's for the U10's will commence on the
Sun. 24th Feb., 2nd & 9th of March. All sessions are
from 10:00 to 12:00 am.
Other fixture dates currently available are :
U-11 League will start on Thursday 3rd April
U-9 Matches will commence on Sunday 6th April
U-12 Girls will start on 5th April
U12 Girls Division 3B
Date Home Away
05/04/2008 Ellistown v Castledermot
Carbury v Suncroft
Milltown v Ballymore
12/04/2008 Ballymore v Ellistown
Castledermot v Carbury
Suncroft v Milltown
19/04/2008 Carbury v Ballymore
Ellistown v Milltown
Castledermot v Suncroft
26/04/2008 Milltown v Carbury
Suncroft v Ellistown
Ballymore v Castledermot
02/05/2008 Suncroft v Ballymore
Milltown v Castledermot
Ellistown v Carbury
St Oliver Plunketts:
The minor team played their first league match on
Sun. 10th Feb. v Round Towers With Plunketts
finding themselves in the Division 1 this year they
rose to the challenge and put in a fine performance
scoring 2-8 to Round Towers 1-15.
BME players are Glen Brown, Oisin Daly, Keith
Fennel, Brian Murphy, Mark Murphy, Michael
Tutty, Garrett Clarke and James Brown.
The U-16 team will have their first league match
on Sat. 1st March
The U14 squad have started back training and their
first game will be on the 2nd March in the Feile.
We would like to thank the Ballymore Bugle for
the very enjoyable evening for the people of
the year awards. We would like to congratulate
the very deserving winners and the other
nominees. We now know where to go to get the
pitch cut and the money raised! We would also
like to thank those that nominated us.
Hurlers in Kilcullen
Back Row: Sean Murphy, Heather Sammon,
Rebecca Dooley, Amy Horan, Tom Carter, Cian
Duggan, Aaron Deegan.
Front Row: Malachy Sammon, Simon murphy,
Darragh Gilroy, Jack Murphy, Conor Gilroy.
Condolences: We would like to offer our
condolences to-
Steve Carter and family on the recent death of his
Mary Mescall and family on the recent death of her
The Juvenile football & Hurling annual
general meeting will take place on Tue.
the 26th Feb. in the Resource Center
starting at 9:00pm.
Coaching motto: Children first, winning second

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