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Rampant 'Nab see off Whitecross challenge (31/08/18)

posted 7 Sep 2018, 05:19 by ballymacnab armagh   [ updated 7 Sep 2018, 05:22 ]

Our Seniors put in a whirlwind performance to record a 5-17 to 0-02 win over Whitecross in Round 2 of the SFC Group stage. (Match Report)

Seniors get off to winning start in Championship (25/08/18)

posted 26 Aug 2018, 08:24 by ballymacnab armagh   [ updated 28 Aug 2018, 14:40 ]

The New look Championship got underway for Ballymacnab on Saturday evening when they recorded a 3-14 to 1-11 win away to Sarsfields. (Match Report)

Seniors get off to a good start (08/04/18)

posted 16 Apr 2018, 17:11 by ballymacnab armagh

The 2018 senior football league began on Sunday, with Ballymacnab hosting St Patrick’s Cullyhanna to kick off their return to Division 1A following promotion last season. The home side edged what proved to be a fiercely competitive and intriguing game played in perfect conditions on the score line of Ballymacnab 4-11 Cullyhanna’s 3-13. MATCH REPORT

Gala Dinner - 10 March 2018

posted 17 Jan 2018, 15:17 by ballymacnab armagh   [ updated 4 Feb 2018, 16:22 ]

The Football and Camogie Club are hosting a Gala Dinner in the Hillgrove Hotel on Saturday 10 March 2018 to celebrate Gaelic Games and Culture in the area. Tickets are £75 and can be purchased from Nelius or Paula or *** Payment plan also available ***. Keep up to date via the Facebook Page ‘Ballymacnab Gala Event’. 


Tickets will be on sale in the Clubrooms on Friday 23 February 730-9pm

A Chara,


1967 and 1968 saw the reformation of the football and camogie clubs in Ballymacnab. There has always been a strong Gaelic Games and Irish Culture association in this area, stretching back to the 1900s. Thankfully this tradition has continued to this present day. Down through the years many Gaels, like you and your family, have played a significant role through the playing of our national games, coaching, administrating at committee level, supporting our teams and through generous financial contributions, have all help establish the Clubs and premises that we are proud to have inherited today.


To celebrate the role Gaelic Games and Irish Culture have had in the area, we are holding a Gala Ball in the Hillgrove Hotel, Monaghan on Saturday 10 March 2018. Tickets are £75 each and the event is a Black Tie affair. Tickets are available from Nelius Boyle (07732378823), Paula McGuigan (07776411319) or online An Auction and spot prizes will be held on the night, including a prize of flights and accommodation for two to New York for one lucky attendee. The night promises to be a ‘night to remember’ and will help raise funds for the two Clubs. Whilst we encourage all to attend, Under 16s must be accompanied by their parent or guardian.

If you have and further queries, please don’t hesitate in contacting us.


Yours faithfully,






Mickey McGivern                                           Paula McGuigan

                Round Towers GFC (Chairperson)                 St.Brenda’s CC (Chairperson)

             07713086201                                                07776411319

Seamus McKenna - RIP

posted 22 Oct 2017, 14:46 by ballymacnab armagh

It was with sadness that all at the Club learnt of the death, on 8 October 2017, of our former player Seamus McKenna. Seamus played for the Club during the 1950s and 1960s. He was part of a ‘Golden Generation’ of Ballymacnab footballers who made their mark after the great 1946 side, which his brother Patrick was a member of. Seamus played at midfield for most of his playing days forming a formidable partnership at midfield with John Fegan (RIP). Occasionally Seamus also played on the half forward line. He was renowned for his great athleticism in an era when strength and stamina was a must. Seamus played in a number of Mid Division Championship and Trodden Cup Finals for the Club but with little success. As one of his former team mates remarked “We could always reach the final.” He did however have some success in that he was a member of a Ballymacnab side who won a Senior 7-a-side Tournament in Scotstown in 1955, a remarkable achievement in that the Club was only playing in Junior competitions at that time. Around 1962 the fortunes of the Round Towers dipped due to retirements and emigration so much so that there was no team for the next 5 years. On its reformation in 1967 the team pushed for promotions from Division IV and Seamus came out of retirement to help secure that promotion. After his playing days Seamus continued to support the Club and also was heavily involved with St.Brenda’s Camogie Club of which his 3 daughters were all prominent players. Three of his grandsons, Stephen and Simon King and Ethan McBirney are current players. Many of Seamus’ former team mates and the current and past committee members formed a ‘Guard of Honour’ at his funeral. During the offertory at his funeral Mass his grandson and current Senior player Stephen King carried the Ballymacnab No.8 jersey in Seamus’ memory. We offer our deepest sympathy to his wife Renee, son Harry, daughters Ann, Petrina and Roisin and entire family circle. Go raibh suaimhneas sioraí ar a anam dílis.

Seniors into Semi Finals (16/09/17)

posted 22 Sep 2017, 05:26 by ballymacnab armagh   [ updated 29 Sep 2017, 04:40 ]

Our Seniors reached the Semi Final of the Championship for the 4th time in 7 years after a six goal thriller against Madden at the Athletic Grounds. FT: Ballymacnab 2-14 Madden 4-07. Match Report

Seniors ease pass Granemore in Championship (28/08/17)

posted 22 Sep 2017, 05:00 by ballymacnab armagh   [ updated 22 Sep 2017, 05:01 ]

Our Seniors have reached the Quarter Final stage of the Championship after a superior performance against neighbours Granemore at the Athletic Grounds on a scoreline 2-18 to 1-06. Match Report

Seniors march on to Round 2 (11/08/17)

posted 18 Aug 2017, 04:27 by ballymacnab armagh

The Senior Championship got under way on Friday 11 August when our lads had a 2-16 to 1-09 win over Cullaville. Match Report

Reserves win County Championship (02/08/17)

posted 16 Aug 2017, 05:46 by ballymacnab armagh

Our Reserves made it 3 Championship titles in 4 years when they defeated Madden 0-15 to 1-04 in the Final at the Athletic Grounds. Match Report

Club News Letter - 24 July 2017

posted 25 Jul 2017, 16:37 by ballymacnab armagh   [ updated 16 Aug 2017, 05:42 ]



Well done to the Seniors who secured promotion back to Division 1A after a 1-17 to 1-13 win over Annaghmore and a 2-18 to 4-12 draw with Dromintee. Their final league game is on Friday away to Wolfe Tones @730pm


No game last week. Preparation focused on the Championship Final v Madden on Wednesday 2 August


The Minors concluded their league campaign last night with a 4-17 to 5-10 win over Ballyhegan. Next game will be in the Championship in August when they face the winners of O’Doirnin Blues/Madden


The Under 16s have 2 games this week: Thursday away to Silverbridge in the League @ 730pm and then on Sunday they travel to Clan na Gael for a Quarter Final tie in the Championship @630pm


The Under 14s had a good win tonight beating Ballyhegan 3-11 to 5-04. They have another league game on Friday at home to Maghery @730pm

UNDER 12.5

Training resumes on Sunday @ 10am

UNDER 6, 8 & 10

Training resumes on Sunday @ 10am


The Annual Summer Camp will be held on 21-23 August. The Camp is for boys and girls from P3 (September 17) to current Under 16 players. The cost of the camp is £20 per child, £15 2nd/3rd child etc up to a max of £50 per family. Registration forms available via the Website or Team Coaches. Please return forms to underage coaches, no later than 31 July. Forms can be downloaded


W/c 24/07/17 Lucky numbers were 19-23-26-29. No winner. 1 Match 3 numbers, winning £25: Kathleen HarveySellers to collect winnings from John McKee Sellers to collect winnings from John McKee. Next Draw –Monday 31/07/17, JACKPOT £7,400. (Rota KGribben & BMcKee). Tickets can be purchased online via


Good luck to Rory, Gavin and the Armagh team in Saturday’s qualifier

Members who have made a request for a ticket for this game can collect them at the Clubrooms on Thursday @8pm.


Congratulations the Club Register Seamus McArdle and his wife Michelle on the birth of their son Padraig last week.




Under 6 - NO training this week 


Under 8 - NO training this week 


Under 10 - NO training this week


Under 12 - NO training this week


Under 14 - League match v Derrynoose Tues eve 25th July 6.15pm in Derrynoose. Girls are top of league so hopefully will continue in their winning ways. Training Wednesday 7.30 -8.30 and Saturday 12.15 -1.30pm. (note: u14 match v Keady that had been rescheduled from 15th Aug to Thurs 27th July is to be changed, re-fixed date will be notified in due course)


Under 16 - Training continues on Wednesdays 7.30 -8.30pm and Saturday 12.15 - 1.30pm. Next match foru16s is Kilkeel 9-aside tournament on 20th Aug


Under 18 - Match v Tullysarren Fri 28th (home venue). Throw in time not yet known


Seniors - No game this week.


County u16s through to Ulster Final: Well done to Ballymacnab players Ellie Mckee and Cara Crilly who both played their part in Armagh's fabulous win over Down in Ulster semi-final on scoreline of 5-17 to 2-6. Well done also to senior player Ciara Hayes who is on the county u16 management team. Good luck in Ulster final girls.


Good luck to Mullabrack ladies u14s in their Championship match on Monday 24th against Carrickcruppin. 14 of the team are St Brenda's players.


Armagh football - Best of luck to Armagh and especially Ballymacnab's Rory Grugan and Gavin McParland as Armagh take on the Lilywhites on Saturday.


Recycling - Please use the recycling bin situated in the carpark at the pitch to recycle old school uniforms etc


Summer Camp - This years summer camp takes place 21st - 23rd August, for P3 (September 2017) to current under 16 players. Cost is £20 per child, £15 for 2nd/3rd child up to a maximum of £50 per family. Registration forms available at underage training. Please return completed forms by 31st July.


Save the Date - The football and camogie clubs are hosting a joint "Gala Night" in the Hillgrove Hotel on Saturday 10th March 2018 to celebrate Gaelic Games and Culture in Ballymacnab. More details to follow in the following weeks.



Crochet - Classes in Ballymacnab Hall every Wednesday 7.30pm – 9.30pm. New members welcome.


Céilí - dancing every Thursday in Ballymacnab Hall 8.30pm – 10pm. New beginners welcome.



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