FAI CLUB OF THE YEAR AWARD NOMINEE 2018
BALLINASLOE TOWN AFC CLUB NEWS - 2018/2019 SEASON
HAPPY ST PATRICKS DAY
Ballinasloe Town AFC would like to wish all of our Players, Managers, Members and Supporters a Happy and Safe St Patricks Day from all at the club and Ballinasloe Town AFC dot com.
LOTTO JACKPOT WON
Congratulations to our €16,000 Jackpot winner who was confirmed as Martin 'Marto' Creaven who won the Ballinasloe Town AFC club lotto this week. Ballinasloe Town would like to send our best wishes to him and will be in touch about presenting the cheque.
UNDERAGE FIXTURES ONLINE (REVISED FIXTURES)
Draw for the U12 Premier Cup will see Temple Villa vs East Galway,
AC Celtic vs Ballinahown FC, Hodson Bay Celtic v St. Josephs and
St. Francis v Ballinasloe Town. The semi finals will see the following
format - Semi-Finals – 1 vs 2 & 3 vs 4.
It has also been decided to run the U13/14 Combi Shield on a
knockout basis, the draw for this will be made during the next week.
Underage fixtures are now available here --------------------->
To all our club committee members. Results of our club lotto draw held tonight in Joe's bar were as follows. Numbers drawn 10, 11, 13 and 23. No jackpot or match 3 winners. 3 lucky dips drawn for 20 euros each were Daryll Harris, Brian Croffey, Gearóid Geraghty. Well done to James Kinsella and Pádraig Ryan who did last Saturdays pub lotto run. Mac, Ellen and myself supervised the holding of tonight's draw on behalf of our club committee. Thanks folks, Johnny. (Walsh)
FAI COACHING COURSE
The FAI and Roscommon County Council are delivering an FAI PDP 1 Coaching Course (1st Coaching Badge) for coaches and parents in Ballaghaderreen FC Clubhouse on Saturday 18th May 2019. The course will run from 9.30am until 5.30pm. The cost to take part is €45 and you must pre-book your place by registering on the link provided below. The course is a mixture of theory and pitch based sessions so please have suitable outdoor clothing (tracksuit, runners, football boots, hat and rain jacket) and a packed lunch. The closing date for entries is Thursday 15th May. For all queries please contact Adrian Carberry phone: 086 0455 957 or email@example.com. Booking Link: PDP 1 Ballaghaderreen
In addition the latest FAI Rulebook for 2019 has now been published - it can be viewed by clicking here FAI NEW RULES
SENIOR 'A' REMAINING FIXTURES
Ballinasloe Town Senior 'A' have 3 remaining fixtures in their Group A Premier Division left to play and they will aim to win them all to make it an exciting end of season finale. The remaining league games include home to Kilkerrin United at The Curragh and two away games Ballymoe v Ballinasloe Town at Ballymoe Sportsfield and Castlerea Celtic v Ballinasloe Town at The Demesne Castlerea. Kick off dates and times to be posted soon.
BALLINASLOE RESERVES FIXTURE
In the NORIO'S TAKEAWAY RDFL DIVISION ONE it's a scheduled 19:45 pm kick off at home for Ballinasloe Town 'B' versus
CP Ajax this coming Saturday 23rd February.
UNDERAGE FIXTURES ONLINE
Our clubs underage fixtures are now available online to view them please click the link here
CLUB LOTTERY NEWS
To all our club committee members. Results of our club lotto draw held last night in the cellar bar were as follows. Numbers drawn were 2, 8,12 and 16. No jackpot winner. 3 match 3 winners as follows, Michael Burns c/ó Moore United, Niall Cunningham, and Tom Grenham, c/ó athlone taxis. They get €42 euros each. Well done to Halewood group who did last Saturdays pub lotto run.
IT'S TIGHT AT THE TOP FOR THE FAB FOUR
With Ballinasloe drawing against Castlerea Celtic at the weekend it promises to be a photo finish ending to the RDFL Premier Division for this season. After last weeks 2-1 win against a very game Kilkerrin United the top game in the Raftery’s Oakland Hotel Premier Division this weekend was the meeting of Ballinasloe Town and Castlerea Celtic at The Curragh Grounds. Ballinasloe Town were the better side in the first half but it was a more even affair after the break with Joe Hunt and Liam Lynch coming nearest to scoring for the Town. With the Premier Division still up for grabs only a single point separates the top four of Boyle Celtic, Ballinasloe Town, St. Peter’s FC and Castlerea Celtic. It promises to be an excellent end of season for some and heart break for others. Match Reports Now Online.
LATEST SENIORS MATCH REPORT
A local derby as Skyvalley Rovers provided last weeks opposition to Ballinasloe Towns bid for the RDFL title. Full match report now available in our Match reports Section.
Notice to all club committee members. The results of our club lotto draw which was held in Joe's Bar were as follows. Numbers drawn were 5, 12, 13 and 18. There was No jackpot nor match 3 winners. So 3 lucky dips were drawn for 20 euros each and they were Anna Soden, Macdara Burke and John Harney. Thanks to the Halewood group who did the pub lotto run last Saturday night. Skinner, Ellen, Mac and Johnny supervised our lotto draw on behalf of our club committee. Look out for our Senior Players on the pub lotto run and why not buy a ticket or two this weekend!!! Many thanks for your continued support.
NO POST CHRISTMAS CHEER FOR DYSART
Ballinasloe Town Senior 'A' made it a good thumping start to the new year as they hit Dysart for 7 (seven) away goals at the weekend. In a game where The Town where mostly in the ascendancy it was a pleasing start to 2019 for players and supporters alike. Full Match Report now online in Reports section.
In the U14 Connacht Cup Ballinasloe Town play away to Ballyheane FC with a kick off at 2pm on Saturday 5th January 2019 and our U12's take on Temple Villa at the Curragh on Sunday 6th January 2019 with an 11am kick off.
BREAKING NEWS- U12 Stacey Cup Futsal Fixtures Now Online check out here http://www.ballinasloetownafc.com/underage-fixtures.html
To all our club committee members. Results of our club draw held in Downeys bar were as follows. Numbers drawn were 10, 16, 17 and 27. No jackpot or match 3 winners. 3 lucky dips drawn were Cillian McPhilips, Mags Murphy and Gerry O'Neill. They get 20 euros each. Well done to Mickey Burke and Font who had great sales last saturday night. Ellen, Skinner, Mac and Johnny Walsh supervised the draw on behalf of our committee.
U9/10 FUTSAL ANYONE???
The ADSL FUTSAL ALL NEW UNDER - 9/10 TOURNAMENT begins on Wednesday 2nd Jan with a 2pm sharp Kick Off. The competition runs from Wednesday 2nd Jan 2019 til Friday 4th Jan 2019. With 26 teams involved you can imagine the amount of organising it takes to run such a competition that's why we ask that all coaches need to be prepared, be early, and take care of their players even when not playing so as not to impact other games. This is the ADSL's 12th Annual Futsal tournament with the benefit of an additional separate tournament for the U9/U10S as well as the U11/12 tournament (fixtures to follow). As in previous years, the games take place in the Count John McCormack gymnasium in Athlone Institute of Technology with the Under 9/10 FINALS NIGHT scheduled for 11th January 2019.
SEASONS GREETINGS TO ALL
Ballinasloe Town Association Football Club would like to wish all of our club's players, management, supporters and volunteers a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous and succesful New Year. We would also like to say keep safe and come back refreshed for January. All the best from www.BallinasloeTownAFC.com
HONOURS EVEN AS BALLINASLOE 'B' DRAW
Due to extremely poor weather conditions at the weekend all games in the Roscommon and District League were postponed on Saturday and on Sunday only two games went ahead. In the Norio's Takeaway Division One Ballinasloe Town drew 2 – 2 with Ballaghaderreen FC at home at the Curragh. With it 0-0 at half time it was David McDonnell who scored early in the second half to force a result and Mahmoud Guimaa added another to give The Town a two nil lead. It was two late goals that provided Ballinasloes undoing and the visitors with a share of the spoils as they added a penalty in injury time to equalise and go home the happier on the day.
REVISED UNDERAGE FIXTURES NOW SET
Please view our latest Underage Fixtures list here to see any changes that may have been made to weekend games. http://www.ballinasloetownafc.com/underage-fixtures.html
CONNACHT SHIELD HOLDERS NEXT UP FOR TOWN SENIORS
Ballinasloe Town Seniors will now turn their attention to next Saturday after a somewhat disappointing week which saw them exit the FAI Junior Cup and lose in the league to the odd goal in both very tight games to Westport Utd & Ballymoe respectively (match reports now online). They face Connacht Shield and newly promoted Kilkerrin United with a scheduled kick off at 7.45pm away from home. (15th Dec) All travelling support welcomed.
UNDERAGE BREAK FOR CHRISTMAS
The proposed Christmas break will be as follows - Last fixtures will be played on 15th/16th of December and teams returning on the 12th/13th of January although U12/U14 Connaught Cup/Shield is fixed for the 5th/6th January for those still involved.
THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY OF FOOTBALL
A couple of weeks that saw a jubilant Ballinasloe maintain their challenge for the RDFL League title with an ice cool Liam Lynch 93rd minute penalty taking the points away from Boyle last week and a tough 3-1 exit to Ballyglass in the Connacht Cup at the weekend. Both match reports now online to view. we are grateful to all of our contributors to the website and to Mark Duffy for his
excellent match reports. In further news we are pleased to announce the introduction of our all new online club shop. To order in time for Christmas please see our Brian McCormack Intersports (BMC Sports) link on our welcome page.
CLUB LOTTO RESULTS
To all our club committee members. Results of our club lotto draw held tonight at our clubhouse after our committee meeting are as follows. Numbers drawn were 3, 22, 25 and 28. No jackpot winner. One match 3 winner joe berrigan, who gets 125 euros. Thanks to Mike Riddell and Seamus McCarthy who did the committee lotto run last sat night and to Skinner, Ellen, Brendan Mac & Pat Campbell who supervised our draw on behalf of our club committee. Thanks folks. A full and complete list of winners can be found on our club lotto page each week.
NEXT ROUND OF FAI 5TH ROUND OPEN DRAW ANNOUNCED
After a tense and exciting FAI Junior Cup fourth round win over Castlerea Celtic, attention now focus's on the 5th round Open Draw and what a draw it is. Ballinasloe will face Westport Utd at home in the Curragh grounds with ties to be played by 2nd December 2018. Full Draw https://www.fai.ie/domestic/news/fai-new-balance-junior-cup-fifth-round-draw
Match Report v Castlerea now online also.
SENIORS KEEP UP PRESSURE AT TOP
It is going to be a very close season as always in the 2018/19 RDFL Premier League as Ballinasloe Town beat Shiven Rovers 4-0 in extremely inclement weather away from home. With Ballinasloe missing a few key players it was left to manager Petie Keighery to shuffle his squad pack to get the result. To see a full match report please see our Match Reports section in our club NEWS menu above.
ACORN LIFE U9'S CUP & SHIELD
Ballinasloe Town U9's travelled to Salthill Devon at the weekend with two large team contingents accompanied by parents, coaches and supporters joining 15 other teams from around the area and beyond. To see how they got on why not have a look at our Match Reports section under Club NEWS section. An excellent day was had by all for hosts and visitors alike as Ballinasloe Town brought home the Red Cup and gave some performances that had the crowds cheering. The Acron Life Cup attracted teams such as hosts Salthill Devon, Mervue United, Ballinasloe Town, Aisling Annacotty, St Bernard’s and Bearna Na Forbacha Aontaithe.
SENIORS INTO FAI JUNIOR CUP LAST 64
New Balance FAI Junior Cup Result - Ballinalsoe 2-1 Castlerea. Scorers were Darrel Finn and Liam Lynch. This was a big win for the Town as it puts Ballinasloe's name in the hat for the open national draw and into the last 64. Well done to Management & Players. Bring on the Draw!!!
Ballinasloe Town Reserves played Rahara last Friday night under the lights in the Curragh. The Town opened the scoring early on in the game with a goal from James Kinsella. Both teams saw out the half with a couple of more half chances. Second half started much the same until Rahara broke down the left hand side, cut in and slotted home to equalise. Not to long later Rahara went ahead with a pretty similar goal. Henry Loughnane then equalised for the town and from there on it looked like Town would go on to get a winner but unfortunately it wasn't to be and a few minutes from time against the run of play Rahara broke through and finished to make it 2-3. Results are just not falling at the moment for The Town despite dominating games. They will be hoping their luck will change in the league on Saturday week evening (17th Nov 2018) at the Curragh as they take on Ballaghdereen at 7.45pm.
CLUB LOTTO RESULTS
To all club committee members. The results of our club lotto draw held in brewery lane bar tonight were as follows. Numbers drawn 6, 15, 18 and 19. No jackpot or match 3 winners. 3 lucky dips drawn for 20 euros each were diana carrig walsh, sean riddell and geraldine burke. Thanks to Font who did the saturday night pub lotto run and to brendan mac, skinner & ellen
who supervised the draw on behalf of our club committee.
UNDERAGE FIXTURES COMING SOON
It's Connacht Cup day for some of our youth sides and in the 2nd Round of the Connacht Cup one of these games will take place on 3rd/4th November 2018 as its U12 Ballinasloe versus Bearna Na Furbeach (Barna/Furbo) and as there only a couple of preliminary games scheduled in the Connacht FA U-14 Cup Ballinasloe Town have received a Bye into the next round.
SENIOR REPORTS NOW ONLINE
Two good wins in two different competitions was the order of the last 2 weeks as Senior A beat newly promoted Cloonfad United in the RDFL and Ballaghdereen in the FAI Junior Cup. Read how they got on in our Match Reports Section under News in our Club Menu above.
NEW REVISED UNDERAGE FIXTURES
Please view our Underage fixtures in our club drop down menu under news to see any revisions for your team for this week.
CLUB LOTTO RESULTS
Numbers drawn in Joes Bar over weekend were 02, 07, 11 and 19. No jackpot winner. There were 3 match 3 winners who were Niall Kelly Charlie Killeen and David Naughton. They each win €42 each.
Best wishes to both Des Hope club captain and Joe woods who will represent Connacht this weekend in Letterkenny In the prestigious interprovincial Ward Cup. For sure these two players are two of the best Junior Footballers currently in the country.
Enjoy your weekend guys and best wishes to the Connacht FA and all players and other provinces competing over the weekend.
To all club committee members. Results of our club lotto draw held in Downeys bar tonight were as follows-
Numbers Drawn were 11, 12, 19, 29. There was No jackpot winner. The 3 match 3's were Sinead O'Sullivan, Kevin Broderick and Brendan Fahy. They get €42 each.Thanks to Andrew Meehan and Mark Forde who did our pub lotto run and to Brendan Mac, Ellen , Skinner and Johnny Walsh who supervised our draw on behalf of our club committee.