F.A.I National Cup Rd 7. (Last 32).
Ballinasloe Town AFC (2) Vs Castlebar Celtic (0).
Mike Lynch & Alan Duffy.
Ballinasloe Town advanced to the Last 16 in Ireland when they beat Castlebar Celtic in the Curragh on Sunday by 2-0, Ballinasloe started the brighter and were rewarded when a well worked free kick lead to Lynch powering home a header in the 1st min, The Town Defense stood well and handled everything Celtic could throw at them to leave Ballinasloe 1 up at the Break. Ballinasloe started the 2nd half very well and after just a min played a Darragh Concannon free kick found Mike Lynch at the back post to pull it back to Alan Duffy to poke home leaving the home side 2 goals to the good, after that Castlebar pushed hard to get back into the game but the back 4 of Lynch, Gary Egan, David Cullen & Declan Duffy were superb and failing that Bubba Fallon was in super form between the Sticks making some great saves when he was called on, Mark Duffy & Alan Duffy both lead from the front today and made it very difficult for the visitors and the Excellent midfield of Darragh Concannon (Who was Unlucky from a Dead ball)Micheal Greaney, Aidan Dooney & Shane Treacy were excellent and worked extremely hard. A Hard fought game in Tough Conditions Well Done to All Involved. A Word of Mention for Pat Campbell and Brendan McNally who had their work cut out with Atrocious Weather the last few days but had the Pitch looking very well and more importantly playable..
*** LOTTO ***
The Lotto Numbers Drawn for Tues 22nd Jan Were –
7, 19, 23, 25.
There was No Jackpot Winner… Next Weeks Jackpot will Be €15,500.. Tickets can be purchased from any club member or official.
Thanking You All for Your Continued Support.
With the 2nd Squad not out this Weekend & the 1st Team receiving a Walkover from Sligo Side Achill Rovers in the Connaught Cup 3rd Round tie, There has been some preparations for Sundays (Last 32 in Ireland) F.A.I National Cup game Vs Castlebar Celtic in the Curragh. The Squad have been Training and preparing all week and Sundays game should be a real cracking cup tie. Kick Off in the Curragh will be at 2pm and All Support will be welcomed.
Only one Game survived the weather struck weekend where our U12 A Squad took on St Josephs in the Curragh Grounds on Saturday, Ballinasloe started the brighter of the two side creating chance after chance but Unfortunately it was the Away side who took the lead though a well taken free kick lead to a free header to put the Athlone side one up against the run of play, But Ballinasloe never gave up and still creating all the chances it looked as if it was going to be one of those days until Jordan Carr popped up with a Equalizer with 2 mins to go. A Great Battling effort from the U12 premier squad who should have sealed all 3 points from this game. All Good preparation fro there Feb 2nd Trip to Kerry to play Killarney Celtic in the Last 32 of the S.F.A.I U12 Danone National Cup.
*** LOTTO ***
Lotto Results for Tuesday 15th Jan were 10, 17, 23, 24. There was no Jackpot Winner with Naoise Doherty having the one Match 3 winning €125.
Next Weeks Jackpot will be a STAGGERING €15,500 & Tickets can be got from Any Committee Member, Any Senior Players or one of our Offical Lotto Box’s throughout the Town.
Hello! Hope 2013 is going smoothly for all.
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The Group which won the Roscommon Scór na Nóg and march on to the Connacht Finals
Back Row (L -R): Ronan Hanrahan,Luke Corbett,
Front Row (L-R): Cora Hanrahan,Maria Corcoran,Jane Corbett.
This is a picture of the Instrumental Music Group which won the Roscommon Scór na Nóg County Title in Athlone which was held on the 9th December in The Dean Crowe, Athlone. The group were representing the Padraig Pearses Club in Roscommon. They now go on to play in the Connacht Final which will be held in the TF Royal Theatre ,Castlebar on the 26th January. Padraig Pearses also had winners in Question Time, Novelty Act.