Ballinagore club notes

January 14, 2019

Scór na nÓg

Congratulations to our question time team of Erin Heeney, Darragh Seery, Peter and Philip Reynolds to retained their county title on Friday evening last in Streamstown with a fine victory in a highly competitive table quiz. Our team lead from the start but it was close until the final two rounds where we managed to open up a five point gap between ourselves and Southern Gaels who finished second. The team will now represent the county in the All Ireland Final in Castlebar in February. A special word of thanks to Shane Heraty and Oliver Reynolds who put in trojan work with the team over the last few months. On Sunday, a large number of Ballinagore and Westmeath gaels made the long journey to the National Opera House in Wexford to support the Westmeath acts that had qualified for the Leinster Final. Westmeath had acts in all seven competitions on Sunday, including our own Jemma Seery in the solo-singing competition. Only one other county had similar representation and that was the host county Wexford, so it is a credit to all involved in Westmeath Scór to reach this stage of competition. On the day, all the Westmeath acts performed brilliantly, including Jemma who gave a beautiful rendition of The Banks of Kilrea. However when the results were announced we were not so lucky as the only provincial winner from Westmeath on the day was St. Joseph's in the Rince Seit. In fact there was a sense of deja vu in both the solo-singing and recitation competitions as both were won for the second year running by the same competitors with the same song/recitation. We send our congratulations to St. Joseph's on their fine win and we wish them and our own table quiz team the very best of luck in the All Ireland finals in February.

 

Club Lotto

Last weeks winning numbers were 4, 10, 18 and 21. We had two match three winners, Gerry Óg Claffey and Enda McCann. Well done to both. Next weeks jackpot stands at €11,300.

 

Lilliput Gaels AGM

Our juvenile club AGM will take place on Thursday night at 9pm in Castletown clubhouse. All parents of underage players are asked to attend.

 

Senior Scór Meeting

A meeting to organise senior Scór for 2019 will be held in the GAA pitch this Wednesday 16th January at 8pm. Anyone interested in taking part in this the 50th year of Scór should attend.

 

National Club Draw

It's that time of year again where the club takes part in the annual national club draw competition. This is a great initiative by the GAA at national level that enables clubs to raise funds right when they are required at the commencement of the season. All of our players and committee members currently have tickets for sale. There is a huge range of prizes on offer from a car, sports packages, holiday and retail vouchers etc. Tickets cost just €10 and all proceeds go to our club. We encourage everyone in the area to get involved and support so if you haven't already been asked then please enquire of any player or committee member.

 

Last Man Standing Competition

We are presently running a last man standing competition for the upcoming national football leagues. This is a very straight forward competition to enter where you just have to pick one team as a winner from each of the seven rounds. Costs just €10 to enter and entry forms are available from Mark King, Darren Rigney or you can print directly from our Facebook page.

 

Fitness Classes

Our regular fitness classes return for 2019 this week with the following schedule in place:

Monday - BodyTone at 7pm

Wednesday - Zumba at 7pm and Yogalates at 8pm

All newcomers are welcome to come along.

 

Walking Track

In conjunction with Operation Transformation, we are turning on our lights every Thursday night between now and the end of the programme towards the end of February. So now you can go for a walk or run on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 7pm and 9.30pm.

 

Gaeltacht Scholarships

Application forms are available for this years Gaeltacht scholarships. You can find forms for download from our Facebook page, the Westmeathgaa.ie website or contact our secretary Mark King. Forms should be completed, signed by Mark and returned to [email protected] by February 8th.

 

Ballinagore Macra Table Quiz

We will be holding our annual table quiz and personality competition interviews this Friday 18th January in The Bodhran, Ballinagore. This is always a fun and interesting event and we look forward to seeing all of our usual suspects together with some new ones on the night. Our table quiz begins at 9.30pm with the indefatigable Mick Heeney as Quizmaster and MC.



Most Read Stories