News – Local student David Freeman wins Lotto Jackpot!
Congratulations to local student David Freeman who recently took home the Camogie lotto jackpot of €9,250. Not bad for a €2 lotto ticket bought on a Saturday night – well done David!
In Camogie News, the Ballinasloe Camogie Club is up and running again and recently hosted a Child Protection Course for trainers and committee members for the Camogie and GAA club in the girls school hall which was facilitated by Marie O’ Brien and Pat Monaghan.
According to club representative Aisling Brannelly, ‘It was a great night and we hope to hold another course in the not too distant future.’
The club is currently holding a ‘Hurl with Me’ programme where a county representative comes out to the club and trains the parents/ guardians of players aged 7-10 the skills of camogie. This way parents are confident to practice the skills at home with their daughters and help them develop as players on the pitch.
Fundraising is always a must in the club and this year thry have tried to include all age groups. They held a table quiz for students of National School age in Gullanes Hotel. Supermacs generously provided money off vouchers for every student that attended on the night and Kingfisher club sponsored prizes for the winning team.
On the pitch, the Ballinasloe Camogie Club are back on track with some new managers and trainers and some old faces involved with teams.
U8’s train every Wednesday in the girls’ school.
The U10 and U12 matches are underway and the U10’s secured their first victory on Tuesday 5th of May in Mountbellew and are now gearing towards a very successful season.
The U12’s represented the club at half time in the National League Final in Thurles where Galway beat Cork.
The U14 girls reached the shield semi – final in the championship and were unlucky to lose out to Kinvara on the day. They are still contesting the league and the North Board League and are set to do well.
The U16’s are fielding this year after a disappointing year last year but with new trainer and manager involved this group of girls are full of drive and a will to do well. They are at the start of their competition and are showing great promise. Best of luck to those on the team who will be sitting their Junior Cert shortly.
The club would like to say well done to Saoirse Ní Thuairisg on being part of the Galway U14 squad that won the U14A inter county blitz in Ennis. They came out tops against Tipp by 2 points in the final.
The junior team recently got new jerseys sponsored by Joe Murray Agricultural Supplies and Downeys Bar. The Club would like to wish the 11 girls involved with the team the best of luck in their upcoming Leaving Cert exams.
The club would like to sympathise with Dermot Connolly and his family on the recent loss of Madeline Connolly.
Ar Dheas Dia go raibh a Anam.
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