It has been a hectic two months for Ballinasloe GAA with all teams now back playing games, competitive for the U12 age group and upwards and Go Games for U11 and younger age groups.
Club players Odhrán Sheanon and Emma Mitchell, both of whom are playing U14 and Minor football respectively for Galway. Odhrán played with Galway North, and they beat Roscommon and Mayo selections with Odhrán contributing two goals and three points over the two games from his corner forward position.
Emma is a member of the Galway Minor Ladies panel and has had game time for their Connacht campaign against Roscommon and Sligo in half-back position, both games which Galway won. This is a great achievement for Emma as she is one of the younger members of the panel and will be eligible to play Minor football again next year.
PRO Kathryn Gibbons said: “This team will hopefully go on to play for a Connacht title later in the Summer. Ballinasloe GAA is very proud of the achievements of all its players on the pitch but to have these two young players represent their club at county level provides inspiration for their peers and proves that dedication and hard work pays off. These players represented their teams, their club and their families very well and have made all their connections very proud.”
Recently, over 120 children attended the Football and Hurling Cúl Camps. For four hours each day, the children honed up their football and hurling skills under the tutelage of coaches, all from the local area. At the end of each week, the older age groups played out a league tournament which brought great excitement for the last couple of days. It was fantastic to see so many young people playing and enjoying the GAA’s two main sports and so many volunteers giving of their time to make it happen.
Bingo continues online on Tuesday nights. The Bingo page on fbook has all the details, on how to buy books and how to log in. GAA Lotto is every Friday night and multiple draw tickets can be bought on the Ballinasloe GAA website. For more information get in contact at 087 9046140 or visit their website at http://ballinasloe.gaa.ie.
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