BALLINASLOE TOWN AFC CLUB NEWS 2019/2020
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.
RDFL Umbro Masters Cup semi final
Castlerea Celtic v Ballinasloe Town
CFA Summa Sports Champions Cup semi final
Ballina Town v Ballinasloe Town
Sunday 25th Aug kick off 2pm.
YOUTH REGISTRATION NEWS
With the new season fast approaching, our youth teams have started back or will be starting back in the next week or two. As always new players are very welcome to join from 5 yrs old and upwards. All players must be registered to train & play, please see upcoming registration dates below which will take place in our new clubhouse: Saturday 24th August 11am to 12pm, Tuesday 27th August 18:15 to 19:30, Saturday 31st August 11am to 12pm, Tuesday 3rd Sept 18:15 to 19:30.
Registration fees for 2019/20 season are as follows - U9’s and younger €35, U10’s and older €75 for the 1st child €40 for the 2nd child and 3 or more will be a family fee of €120. We look forward to seeing loads of old and new faces for the season ahead.
BALLINASLOE THROUGH TO SEMI FINAL
The CFA Summa Sports Connacht Champions Cup Quarter Final took place at the Curragh Grounds on Saturday evening and an excellent Ryan Burke double was enough to see 'The Town' through to the next round against St Peters in this elite team competition. Leading 1 nil at half time Ballinasloe added to their advantage in the second half with a team performance to be proud of.