Thursday, May 6, 2010

Ballymore Ladies GFC

Ballymore Ladies “Last Man Standing”
Competition starts again on 20th Feb 2010
Pick a winning team each week from the Premiership League weekend games to avoid being knocked out of the competition
Register with a member of the Ladies team and the last person remaining in the competition wins 500 euro
Only 10 euro to enter

Deirdre & Sharon
Ballymore Ladies GFC PROs

Ballymore Eustace GAA Club
Senior GAA
An Báile Mór
The Ballymore Eustace A.G.M was held on Thursday the 10th of December at 7.30 p.m in the resource centre. This
year attracted the largest attendance seen for a good few years and the meeting generated quite a bit of lively
discussion especially in relation to the finances and the resignation of the 2009 chairman during the year.
It was recognised that outgoing Chairman Tim Gorman gave a massive contribution to Ballymore Eustace GAA over
many many years. It was a pity his resignation occurred the way it did. It was hoped that Tim one one day again get
involved with the Ballymore Club.
The group in attendance, it must be said, was up for change and in that regard there was significant change to the
committee during the elections. Johnny Murphy took over as Chariman and he later outlined his vision for the club,
not least increasing the club membership significantly and setting up a fundraising committee.
Chairman - Johnny Murphy
Vice Chairman - Tom O Rourke
Presidents - Jim Clarke & Eddie Hubbard
Vice Presidents - Mrs Daly, Eugene Gilroy, Tom Quinn & Nuala Hubbard
Secretary - Mark McCarville
Treasurer - Tim Duggan
PRO - Michelle Waters / Natasha Halpin Graham
County Board Delegates - Eoghan Barrett, Tom O Rourke & Mark McCarville
Delegates to Convention - Tom O Rourke, Tadhg Grace & Steve Deegan
Players Representative - Tadhg Grace.
Bag Packing
Well Done to all those who volunteered for Bag Packing duty in Dunnes Stores before Christmas 2009 - a fantastic
€3,000 was raised.
Golf Classic
A golf classic is planned for May. This event will be held in Tulfarris - details will follow.
Volunteers will be needed to do stewarding at Oxegen again this year. Oxegen 2010 will be held in early June s0 try
to keep this time free - more details to follow.
Membership for 2010 has been set at €30 for adults, €20 for students and OAPs and €80 for a family. A major
objective for 2010 is to increase the membership numbers significantly and a list of all members will be published
later in the year. Also people that use the facilities eg for walking and tennis, are encouraged to become members. By
increasing our membership and encouraging people to take pride in our facilities / club we can reinvest in the club at
all levels going forward.
Race Night
There will be a race night on the 6th of Feburary in the thatch pub Ballymore Eustace. The club will be selling horses
during the coming weeks and also there will be a tote on the night.
Coaching motto:Children first, Winning second
Ballymore Eustace GAA Club
Senior GAA
An Báile Mór
Vodafone support your club
The GAA have teamed up with Vodafone Ireland as an official "Give Back Partner". This alliance with Vodafone
Ireland provides Clubs with a terrific new opportunity to raise funds. With the Vodafone Support Your GAA Club
programme 5% of a Vodafone Ireland customer’s mobile phone Pay Monthly bill or Top Up will go to a customer’s
nominated GAA Club once a Club and customer has registered, without costing Vodafone Ireland customers a cent
extra. Funds can be used by Clubs for facility improvements, training gear, jerseys and expenses that assist in
improving the day to day running of the Club. Customers can nominate Ballymore Eustace GAA Club then Vodafone
Ireland will donate 5% of their Pay Monthly bill or Top Up to the customer’s chosen Club, whether the customer is a
club member or not. The more people that sign up, the more money Clubs receive. There will be additional incentives
for each Club whose members or supporters switch from their current network to Vodafone Ireland.
So how does it work?
Signing up couldn't be easier - simply visit Vodafone's dedicated Support Your GAA Club site and enter your details Once you've registered, we'll automatically donate 5% of your Pay
Monthly bill or Top Up to your Ballymore Eustace GAA club – without charging you a cent extra!
What's more, your club will automatically receive an additional once-off switching bonus every time a supporter
switches to Vodafone to sign up. To switch to Vodafone, simply choose a Prepay phone or Pay Monthly phone from
our Online Store.
The Club and committee members would like to wish all our players and supporters a happy and prosperous New
Year for 2010.
Coaching motto:Children first, Winning second

To Fly or Not To Fly….

Spain in December, 15-16 degrees by day, 12 degrees by night. Don and I walked in the sea daily, a picture of summer tourists in t-shirts and shorts. Unbelievably good weather whist the rest of ye froze at home, under a blanket of snow.
We were to return on Wednesday, 6th January, cleaned out the apartment and gave the contents of the fridge to a delighted neighbour. Off we went to the airport and a few hours later, Ryanair announced that all flights were cancelled and to re-book an alternative flight at their enquiries desk.
We were one of the first up to the desk and the earliest flights available were Saturday. Home we came to an empty fridge but delighted with the thought of three more sun-soaked days.
It rained all day Thursday and I mean, Irish rain. Friday, the temperatures dropped to 3 degrees and somehow, tiled floors and aesthetically white walls are not as cosy when you feel cold. Saturday, Ryanair’s website told us the flight was cancelled but we could make alternative arrangements online; failing that, their reception staff at the airport would accommodate us. The website would not allow re-booking of flights so we legged it out to the airport, to be told that the flight was running after all. Picture Rose and Don legging it back to the apartment, a quick pack and another speedy rush to airport to make boarding deadlines. And we did, only just! On return to Don’s house, a pipe had burst and you can imagine the scene.
So you see, Readers, God punished me for gloating about our summer weather to those of you who had received Bugle reminders via email from me. Yes, I had ten glorious days of sunshine but the extended time and the return home was chilly. So the last laugh was yours.


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