Ballycumber club notes

September 14, 2021

Ballycumber GAA Club.

Croke Park to Ballycumber.

The walk/run from Croke Park to Ballycumber fundraiser on Saturday was a wonderful success. The event  was organised to raise funds for the construction of a 48m by 18 m indoor training and games centre with an Astro Turf floor in Ballycumber GAA Clubs ground. More than 140 participants walked/ ran 5km stages from Croke Park to the Grand Canal and followed the Grand Canal Greenway all the way to Pollagh and on the road through Dernagun and Boher to Ballycumber Community Centre.

This was a perfect example of a community coming together with a common goal. All the participants arranged their own transport to and from their starting and finishing points. They sent photographs of themselves at various points on their journey to the WhatsApp page. There were no incidents of any kind and nobody fell in the canal. The journey was complete in record time with the first walkers leaving outside Croke Park at 7.45am and at 2pm most of the walkers were outside Ballycumber Community Centre where light refreshments were available. The cakes, buns, sausage rolls, fruit and water were donated by members of the local community.

There were many highlights on the day, but the arrival from Athgarvan and Dublin, of the family of the late Joe Flynn, Grogan, in Rahan to walk to Pollagh Bridge stood out on a fantastic day for our community.

To date more than 88,000 euros have been raised on and as there is more funding pending, the funding platform will remain open for donations.

The funds raised will help with the cost of construction of a 48 m by 18 m indoor training and games centre with Astro Turf floor which will be a massive asset. Ballycumber Activity Centre will facilitate indoor training and many indoor games. It will be mostly used during bad weather and during winter months. The centre will also be available for large gatherings, exhibitions and demonstrations of products.

The organising committee wish to thank everyone who took part on Saturday and a special word of thanks to all the very generous sponsors whose generosity has far exceeded the targets set at the start. The response to this fundraiser has been phenomenal. Thank you.

Games this week.

Ballycumber will face Ferbane in Bord na Mona O’Connor Park on Sunday at 1.30 in round 3 of the Tullamore Court Hotel senior B football Championship. The junior B team will travel to Killeigh at 5 pm to play against Clodiagh Gaels in the junior B championship. Best wishes to both teams.


The numbers drawn were 1,11,19,23. One jackpot winner, Gabriel Creagh, Clara, 8 match 3 winners.                                     

Next week’s draw will be held in Gussies on Monday evening for a jackpot of 2,000euros.

Tickets on sale in Gussies and Flynn’s and from usual lotto sellers and online at

52 week ticket for 90 euros to never miss a draw. Buy online or from lotto sellers.

Congratulations to Gabriel Creagh, Clara who won the 15,600 euros jackpot.

All Ireland Final.

The was great excitement in the Leonard Clan in Bellair, Mountbolas and Kilbeggan as their nephew, cousin and grandson Padraigh Hampsey walked up the steps of the Hogan Stand on Saturday to accept the Sam Maguire Cup on behalf of the victorious Tyrone team.


Thank you to Gillivan Butchers Moate for their generous donation towards the cost of construction of Ballycumber Activity Centre. Gillivans are long established suppliers of quality meats in their shop in Moate and also in Gussies, Ballycumber.                                                                                                                        We wish to thank Rohan Transport who supplied a bus to bring walkers from Ballycumber to Pollagh on Saturday for their stages of the Croke Park to Ballycumber fundraising walk.

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