The Parade will assemble at the Fairgreen car park, at 1.00p.m on Saturday 17th March and will begin at 1.30p.m. sharp. The Parade will travel down Society Street, Main street, Slí na Habhainn, Dunlo Street and finishing in St. Michaels Square.
There will be lots of on street entertainment for spectators to enjoy on the day, including performances from local musicians and dancers, and a welcome return of the Ballinasloe Town Band.
Participants may choose from five categories including education,culture, sporting, voluntary and commercial. There will be valuable cash prizes to be won in each category with an overall award of the Tony Colohan Perpetual Commemoration Trophy.
The organisers are appealing to the local business community to assist with sponsoring the cost of the parade.
The Parade Team are encouraging the local schools, sports clubs voluntary organisations and businesses to take part in the parade.
P.R.O Carmel Greally stated "This year's Parade gives us all the opportunity to showcase all of the positive aspects that our town and surrounding areas have to offer. So come along to the Ballinasloe Parade and help to make it a special day of celebration and a fun day for all of the family." For inquiries please contact: Carmel: 087 620 7477
WINNER: Lawrencetown Community Development-Heritage & Tidy Towns Focus Group
Mary O' Connell
2. Sports and Recreation Volunteer Award
Frankie Flynn (GAA)
WINNER: John Donnelly (Cycling)
John Mc Kenna (Chess)
Marion Ruane (Fit Towns)
Noel Dillon (GAA)
Stephen Roche (Cycling)
3. Sports and Recreation Team Award
Ballinasloe GAA U 13 Boys Hurling
Ballinasloe GAA U 14 Boys Football
Ballinasloe GAA U 14 Girls Football
WINNER: Ballinasloe Itosu-Kai Karatedo Ireland
Ballinasloe Town A.F.C. Senior Team
Creagh National School Gaelic Games
Creagh National School Spike Ball Team
Gaelic For Mothers and Others
Padraig Pearses Senior Hurling Team
U 18 & U 17's Connaught Rugby Representatives
4. Sports and Recreation Individual Award
Aoibheann Reilly & Meabh Deely (Rugby)
David Murray (GAA)
WINNER: Heather Payne (Soccer)
Jordan Carr (Soccer)
Shane Jennings (GAA &Rugby)
5. Young Person’s Award
WINNER: Julianna Green & Laura Frehill
6. Social, Community & Civic Special Recognition Award
Ballinasloe Fit Town
WINNER: Ballinasloe Social Services
East Galway & Midlands Cancer Support
Eileen & Seamus Finneran
Facilitators of Climb Programme
Fatima Ali Bakoush
Lawrencetown Community Development Group
Mary Whelehan, Nora Flaherty & Ann Donoghue Hillcrest Residents Association
Micheál Kelly Civil Defence
Teresa Kelly Ballinasloe Eagles
7. Business Community Spirit Award
Downey’s Bar & Restaurant
WINNER: Gullane’s Hotel & Conference Centre
8. Hall of Fame Award (Lifetime Achievement Accolade)
WINNER: Liam Kelly
Ballinasloe Town Team is managed by Ballinasloe Area Development Company Ltd and comprises of representatives from local Retailers, Vintners, Tidy Towns, Schools, Community Groups, Sports Organisations and Local Councillor.
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