BALLINASLOE TOWN AFC CLUB NEWS 2019/2020
'HAPPY' MOTHERS DAY
Ballinasloe Town AFC would like to wish all of our Town Mammies a very 'Happy' Mothers
Day. As a club we understand that the situation is difficult for most but the best present
you can give your mum this Mothers Day is a very wide berth!!! Keep safe and healthy
in these testing times and we will see you all at the other end of this journey when we
all get back playing football.
HAPPY ST PATRICKS DAY
Ballinasloe Town Football Club would like to wish all of our players, members, sponsors,
supporters, parents & guardians a Happy St Patricks Day. We as a club know that in
these trying times that a sensible approach to this serious situation will be the best policy.
So to all keep safe, keep washing those hands, be sure to bin those tissues and
NO PANIC BUYING!!!
NEW 50/50 DRAW NOW ONLINE
Our new 50/50 weekly draw with a guaranteed winner every week is now available
to play online at the link below. Online sales for next weekend’s draw close at 8pm
13th March. Congrats to our 1st ever 50 fifty winner Patrick Murray KCI Garycastle
Business Park, who won €327.50 in last nights draw which has was held in our main
sponsors Joseph Kellys Joes Bar and broadcast live on Facebook. Thanks to everyone who supported this weekend’s draw and hopefully the pot will increase week on week. OUR 50/50 DRAW has been postponed temporarily.
SMART ADVICE FOR ALL
BTAFC COVID - 19 UPDATE : All Post / Pre match hand shakes are now suspended until further notice. Please bring your own reusable water bottle and don't share with anyone. The Club will not be providing water for players until further notice. Wash your hands as often as possible. The FAI are monitoring things very closely and will update accordingly.
SENIORS SHARE POINTS AT HOME
What a night that was! A game that suffered as a result from shocking weather conditions as it ended Ballinasloe Town 0 Moylough 0. This was deservedly honours even at The Curragh grounds as both sides saw chances at a premium as they battled against the wind and rain. It's a testament to the Ballinasloe ground staff that the game was able to be played and completed with all players safely coming through the match. Safe home to a Moylough side who are having a strong season back in the top division.
LOTTO JACKPOT - WE HAVE A WINNER
A massive congratulations to John Conway who won our Lotto Jackpot of €5900 in the last draw. The numbers drawn were 1, 2, 7 & 11. Our jackpot has now been won twice in recent months, so why not buy a tickets from one of our sellers or online to support our club and to also be in with a chance to win!!! Once again Congrats to John on the win from all at BTAFC.
WEATHER WARNINGS FOR ADSL MATCHES
Due to the weather warnings & in the interest of health & safety, the ADSL committee have decided to cancel all games that involve Ballinasloe Town & East Galway tomorrow. A decision will be taken in the morning as regards the remaining games fixed and a further decision will be made on Sunday’s fixtures in due course. Sorry to be doing this again but the safety of our players, coaches & officials is paramount. (ADSL PJ Allen)
HOME WIN EASES TOWN INTO NEXT ROUND
In a match which was reverted to and played at The Curragh Grounds in Ballinasloe it was a Callum McKelvey hat trick that proved the undoing of Ballyhaunis Town in the TP Brennan Connacht Junior Cup Rd 4. With Mike Lynch & John Conway weighing in with goals as well in a somewhat one sided performance it ended 5-0 to The Town.
SENIOR MATCH OFF TONIGHT
This evening’s match v Moylough was called off due to inclement weather and for the safety of everyone travelling to the game. Match will be rescheduled soon.
Results of the weekly lotto draw were Numbers drawn were 1, 12, 16, 26. No jackpot winner
Match 3 €125 Joan Walsh. Next weeks jackpot is €5800. Online entries accepted via the link below, thanks to everyone who supported the last draw. https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Ballinasloe_Town_AFC/lotto
Saturdays Connacht cup match v Ballyhaunis will now be rescheduled for Sunday 23rd February with a 2pm kick off.
WELL DONE TO OWEN
Popular An Post employee Owen Buckley was our winner of the Ballinasloe Town AFC last person standing competition with him receiving his cheque for €500 from club chair person Joby Kelly. Congratulations to Owen, an ardent Evertonian for his sins and a BIG thank you to everyone who supported this important fundraiser.
UNDERAGE TEAMS FINELY POISED IN TABLES
With the aptly named Ballinasloe Town Flyers leading the U14/15 ADSL by 5 points this weekend Ballinasloe sides in the Athlone District Schoolboys/girls league are having a good season as Ballinasloe Town Blues sit second and Ballinasloe Town Reds a respective third in their U12/13 league. With Ballinasloe Town U12's sitting fourth on 9 points it all adds up to a great learning experience for these teams.
EXCELLENT WIN OVER GALWAY SIDE
Ballinasloe Town go through to the third round of the Connacht Cup after they were victorious against Division One Galway League side Merlin Woods/Medtronic FC at the weekend. A typically battling home performance that saw Ballinasloe needing to be patient to make the break through and this they did in the latter stages of the game with Ryan Burke and Jordan Carr scoring. A good run out for this team and especially its younger members of the side who showed great maturity to go marching into the 3rd round of this competition.
LATEST LOTTO RESULTS
Our Jackpot is currently at a BIG €5300 with No jackpot winner last week we had two match 3 winners who were Pádraig Ryan & Jane McHugh whom both receive a share of €125. The numbers drawn were 7, 15, 18, 29. Thank you to everyone who supported this weeks draw.
A disappointing start to the resumption of the league as it ended Moylough '79 FC 2-1 Ballinasloe Town. On a somewhat heavy pitch Ballinasloe began well and went a goal up after 10 minutes but the home side drew level just before the half hour and indeed went 2-1 up as Town couldn't clear from a free kick. It could have gotten worse but for a fine penalty save from Padraigh Maloney before the break as Moylough started to exert more pressure as the half came to an end. In the second half Ballinasloe tried to get back into the game but it wasn't to be and could have been much worse if it wasn't for another excellent save from Maloney as he pushed another shot over the bar. In Reserves news it ended in a 2 all draw against Skyvalley Rovers (B) away from home.
U12's GO THROUGH COMFORTABLY
It was a fantastic day for U12's as they eventually ran out deserved winners against a plucky Kilshanvey Utd whose goalkeeper was magnificent in the first half. With a slender 1 nil lead at the break given to them by Cian a much improved Town came out all guns blazing to remove any doubt from the watching crowd about who was going to win today with goals from Tanvir, Ryan, Dylan, Jack and Shea. They kept it tight at the back as Darragh marshaled his defence magnificently during the latter part of the match. Well Done keep it going as they go into the last eight.
NEW YEAR HOPES & WISHES
Ballinasloe Town would like to thank all of our supporters, players, their families, our sponsors, parents/guardians, coaches & all of our brilliant volunteers who do fantastic unsung work at the club. Please keep safe and enjoy the New Year celebrations as we look forward to the resumption of the exciting 2019/2020 season ahead. Without YOU we could not keep going. THANK YOU.
LOTTO HITS €5000 JACKPOT
The Ballinasloe weekly lotto draw was held in Gullanes hotel. The Numbers drawn were 03, 06, 12 & 28. There was no jackpot or match 3 winner. There was a €60 lucky dip winner, well done to Zara Cusack. The draw for next week will be €5000 and hopefully this could be a nice early Christmas gift for someone. Online entries accepted at the link below where we now have 3 lines for €5 option available. Thanks to everyone who has supported the lotto.
CHILDRENS CHRISTMAS PARTY IS A GO!
There will be an Open Kids Xmas party hosted by BTAFC in the Shearwater Hotel at 4pm Monday 23rd December. On the night there will be a Kids Disco, Kids Meal (Chips, Nuggets, Sausages & Soft Drink) and a Gift From Santa. Tickets are €10 and it is open to all members of the public Girls and Boys. A great evening’s entertainment is Guaranteed. Please contact any committee member for tickets or call to club sponsor Joes Bar, Society Street, Ballinalsoe.
WE HAVE GONE MOBILE FRIENDLY
We are pleased to announce that Ballinasloe Town dot com has now gone mobile friendly and both desktop and mobile versions can be chosen when viewing on your mobile devices. This will hopefully make your site experience more enjoyable and with some 1000+ views already in December it promises to be an exciting time for all involved in the club as more exciting games are fast approaching. Most recently our Seniors have progressed into the last 32 of the FAI Junior Cup with an enthralling 3-2 win over Villa FC and our U13's this season are playing in the Galway FA's Division 2 this season.
WEEKEND SOCCER WRAP UP
A second half rally saw Ballinasloe Senior A almost snatch all three points away to Ballymoe as it ended in a draw in the RDFL Premier Division. Ballymoe 3 Ballinasloe Town 3 with the goalscorers being Gary Egan (pen), Mark Duffy and Ryan Burke. This was a test for the Town who dug deep to claw their way back into the game. Next up is the small matter of the FAI Junior Cup 5th round tie next weekend v Villa FC away in Waterford. Good Luck to all travelling. Ballinasloe B won in the RDFL Division 2 which ended Ballaghdereen 2 BTAFC 3 with Stephen Cregg, Paul Hickey and Joseph Rattigan on the mark for Town. In Underage soccer it finished with Ballinasloe scoring six as the u12's progressed to the last 16 of the Connaught Shield with an away win to Mostrim United, the lads were in control of the game from start to finish and fully deserved the victory with goals from Cillian, Tanvir, Shay, Kyle, Dylan, and Daragh.
SENIORS ROUND UP
At the Curragh it ended Ballinasloe Town AFC 2-0 Moore United with Aidan Dooney & Lucas scoring the all important goals to keep The Town in touch with the summit of the Premier Division. In Divsion 2 it ended Cloonfad 2-1 Ballinasloe Town 1 with Paul Hickey scoring for the visitors Ballinasloe.
WEEKEND SOCCER WRAP UP
In Sligo it ended MCR FC 0 BTAFC 1 with Aidan Dooney scoring the all important goal to send Ballinasloe Senior A into the last 64 of the FAI Junior Cup, one important note from this match was that 16 year old Tommy Lee Burke made his full senior debut and didn't look out of place. Well Done Tommy. On Friday in the Second Division it ended Ballinasloe Town (B) 3-1 Moore (B) with Paul Hickey, Warren Coyne (pen) and David McDonnell all scoring at the Curragh Grounds. And in other news it was Ballinasloe Town's u13's who played their inaugural Galway League game in the Curragh against Renmore. They started well and raced into a 4 nil lead at half time with 1st half goals coming from Odhran Sheanon, Charlie Killeen x 2 and Daragh Braithwaite. The 2nd half saw no let up as Joshua Lloyd, Ryan Dowd, Josh Bradley, Ryan Howard and Oisin Fallon earning a 9-0 win.
LATEST SENIOR FIXTURES
Friday night will see a Roscommon and District Football League Second Division clash at The Curragh featuring Ballinasloe Town (B) v Moore Utd (B). Kick off is on Friday 8th November @ 20:15pm. Then we have a 4th Round FAI Junior Cup game that will see Ballinasloe Town away to Sligo side MCR FC on Sunday 10th November with a scheduled kick off @2pm.. All support welcome for both games.
This weeks lotto draw took place in our main club sponsors Joe's Bar, Ballinasloe. Numbers drawn 12, 15, 17, 21. There was no jackpot winner or match 3. There was one €60 lucky dip winner who was Andrew Mannion. Next week's jackpot is a not too shabby €4300. Thanks to all who supported this weeks draw.
LATEST CLUB NEWS
In club news it ended Ballinasloe Town 2 St Johns Athletic 0 in the RDFL Premier Division with Conor Kenny and Ryan Burke doing the damage to St Johns. The game offered the chance to give two home Senior debuts to U18 players Cameron O'Leary and Tommy Lee Burke with Cameron almost scoring on his debut. In underage news it was our U13’s who progressed to the next round of the SFAI cup after having a super 2-1 away win against Bearna Na Forbacha. Charlie Killeen scored a brace in what was an accomplished performance from the youngster and his team mates as they looked assured in winning the game.
Weekly lotto draw numbers drawn were 03, 08, 10, 20. There was No jackpot winner but One match 3 winner from an online entry who receives €125 -Well Done Bartosz! Next weeks jackpot is €4200, link for online entries below which also has a quick pick option. Thanks to everyone who supported this weeks draw. Don't forget to see our online lotto page to enter.
BIG SCALP FOR SENIORS IN FAI CUP
Ballinasloe Town go sailing into the 4th round of the FAI Junior Cup with a fantastic penalty shoot out victory over Carbury FC of the Sligo/Leitrim league. With Joe Woods scoring the winning penalty and a Padraig Moloney penalty save it was happy days at the Curragh as a jubilant crowd watched an intriguing match unfold against the Summa Connacht Champions. After ending in a 0-0 stalemate after extra time a 4-1 penalty shoot out win claimed the day for the home side. Ballinasloe Town would like to express thank you to all for their support on the day.
Ballinasloe Town (B) beat St. Cuans 4-1 with Evan Dowd wrapping things up just on 70 minutes, John Conway scored a brace and Paul Hickey grabbed the first. In the Premier Division it ended Kilkerrin 0 Ballinasloe Town 1with Lucas Matheus getting the all important single goal.
U13'S POWER INTO NEXT ROUND
In the SFAI 2nd round it ended with Ballinasloe winning on penalties with Oisin Fallon being the hero of the day with some fantastic saves in the shootout. Match report now available in our Match reports section.
GREAT SCORING FORM CONTINUES WHEN NEEDED MOST
Well what can we say a somewhat frustrating game that saw a narrow but vital win for visitors Ballinasloe Town Seniors over Skyvalley Rovers in Taughmaconnell on friday night. With another goal from man of the moment Guilherme Araujo whose exciting form continues this win see's Town move up the table in the RDFL Premier league.
CLUB SOCCER NEWS
Great win for Seniors in the FAI Junior Cup second round as they beat St Peters 2-0 away in Athlone's Lisseywoolen stadium with goals from Guilherme Araujo who carried on from his recent good form and Aidan Dooney. Under 16's were beaten in their first division cup final in Lecarrow.
BIG FIXTURES COMING UP FOR THE TOWN
On Thursday 26th September we have the U16 First Division Cup Final in Lecarrow which see's The Town take on St Johns with a 6.30pm kick off. There will be extra time and penalties if needed. Then we will have the mouth watering FAI Cup tie which will feature Ballinasloe Senior A take on rivals St Peters on Sunday 29th September at Athlone Town's Lissywoolen stadium at 2.30pm kick off.
ACADEMY IN FULL FLOW TONIGHT
Wednesday 25th September see's our Academy continue with the following schedules for our age groups
Academy 5, 6 & 7 years Girls & Boys 5-30pm - 6-30pm
U9's Girls & Boys 8 years 6-30pm - 7-30pm
Please dress appropriately taking weather conditions into consideration. Bring your own water bottle and dont forget to bring €1
Wayne Braithwaite will be doing Registration around 6pm in the New clubhouse. Anyone who thinks they may be able to help out with any of the age groups please contact Joby Kelly by private message on our club facebook page.
TOWN RESERVES HAVE SIX APPEAL
A fantastic thumping 6-1 win for The Town Reserves as they comprehensively beat Roscommon Utd Reserves away. Leading 3 nil after 30 minutes the result was never really in doubt as some excellent individual performances made this a day to remember for the team. With Petrut Girmalau helping himself to a hat trick (x3) and Lucas Matheus (x2) and Guilherme Araujo (x1) both chipping in, it was a result to savour and keeps up their recent good away form.
CLUB CLUB LOTTO NOW LIVE
Ballinasloe Town is pleased to announce that you can now purchase the Club Lotto online. Results of weekly lotto draw held in Brewery lane this evening was as follows- Numbers drawn were 11, 22, 24, 29. There was no jackpot winner or match 3. €60 Lucky dip winner is Kathleen Gavin. Thanks to everyone who supported the lotto, next week's jackpot is €3800. Online entries now accepted at the link here. BUY CLUB LOTTO HERE
BALLINASLOE HOME DRAW TO SHIVEN
A Gary Egan equaliser earned Ballinasloe Town a 1-1 draw with 12 minutes left in what was an end to end game where both sides could have claimed the full points. Trailing to a first minute goal the home side battled back into the game but for all their domination of the half couldn't score the all important goal to gain parity. The second half saw a good few chances but Ballinasloe had to settle for a share of the spoils. Good to see Gary Egan on the scoresheet after a major injury set back last year, hopefully more to come from him as the season progresses.
ACADEMY IS BACK
The Academy is back this Wednesday evening 18th September for Boys and Girls aged 5, 6 & 7 at 5:30pm for 1 hour at the Curragh Grounds, Ballinasloe. Please bring suitable Astro or Moulded Boots. (Velcro is best for this age group) and don't forget a drink. Parents are asked to stay throughout the course of all training sessions and Blitz’s. Registration is €35 for the new season 2019/20 through to April which includes insurance and it will be €1 per session. All monies gathered will be spent on the kids.
U9's is on @ 6:30pm Wednesday 18th September for 1 hour and Breda Cleary will be looking after this with Davey Mcdonnell, Gary Egan and Paul Riddell. We are also looking for more parents to come on board and help out , she will set up an independent u9 What’sapp group as soon as she gets the list from club register and add everyone to it. If you haven’t registered you can do so at the first few sessions. Thank You.
SENIORS PEGGED BACK AT HOME
Ballinasloe Senior A lost out to a comeback from current RDFL Champs St Peters of Athlone. Despite taking a two goal lead through Canavan & Mahmoud it was St Peters who struck to win the match. Next up is a game this Saturday 21st September in the RDFL Premier where Ballinasloe Town will be at home to Newbridges Shiven Rovers. All support welcome.
SENIOR UPCOMING FIXTURE
After an excellent start to the league campaign another important and if past encounters are anything to go by a tough encounter will see the Roscommon & District Football League Premier Division tie with St. Peter's FC v Ballinasloe Town AFC taking place on Sunday 15th September with Kick Off at 2pm in McCarthy Park. All travelling support welcome on the day.
RESULTS RESULTS RESULTS
Roscommon & District Football League Weekend Results
Premier Division Ballinasloe Town AFC (3) v Boyle Celtic FC (1) Scorers - Mahmoud, Aiden Dooney, Cian Naughton
Second Division Ballinasloe Town B (1) v Boyle Celtic FC B (2) Scorer - David McDonnell
UNDERAGE FIXTURES BEGIN
Sunday 8th Sept - U14 SFAI Cup - 1st Rd Ballinasloe Town AFC v Galway Hibernians k.o 12.00pm @Curragh Grounds
FOOTBALL AT THE CURRAGH TONIGHT
Roscommon & District Football League Second Division fixture will see Ballinasloe Town B v Boyle Celtic B tonight Friday 30th August at the Curragh Grounds with a scheduled Kick Off at 8pm. All support very welcome. Bring the brolly!!!
RESERVES WIN PRE SEASON CURTAIN RAISER
Well done to our senior reserve team who won the Rdfl League charity shield yesterday beating St Cuans 4-3 in Lecarrow. Goals from Lee Johnston, Pedro, Warren Coyne x2 . We’ll done lads good start to the season ahead.
SENIORS LEAGUE SEASON STARTS SUNDAY
After exiting the Connacht Champions Cup at the semi final stage to Ballina (4-1) Seniors will turn their attention to the pursuit of the Roscommon & District Football League title as they take on Boyle Celtic on Sunday 1st September at 2pm at the Curragh Grounds. Come along and support the team on the day.