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BALLYMACNAB ROUND TOWERS GFC Newsletter – 24/09/2018



Our seniors progressed to the Semi Final of the SFC after a 1-10 to 0-03 win over Killeavy at the Athletic Grounds on Friday evening. Rory Grugan converted penalty was the only goal of the game. The lads now meet Maghery in the Semi Final. This game has been fixed for the Athletic Grounds on Friday 5 October, throw in @830pm.



The Under 12s will be taking part in a Blitz on Saturday in Grange @10am



The Under 10s reached the Final of the Tullysaran Blitz on Saturday after games against Tullysaran, Grange, Aghaloo, Derrytresk, Naomh Eoin and Pearse Og. They lost narrowly to Grange in the Final but showed great progress throughout.


Game away to Clady on Wednesday @645pm. On Saturday we will host our own Bltiz to commence @10am.



The Under 8s participated in the Daithí Gribben Memorial Blitz in Cullyhanna on Saturday. Game away to Clady on Wednesday @645pm and on Saturday travel to Derrynoose for their annual Blitz



The Under 6s participated the An Port Mor Blitz on Sunday. Game away to Clady on Wednesday @645pm



W/c 24/09 Lucky numbers were 18-22-26-28 No winner. 2 Match 3 numbers winning £25 each: Maggie McCann, Christopher Doyle. Next Draw – Monday 01/10/2018, JACKPOT £13,500!!! (Rota KGribben & BMcCone). Tickets can be purchased online via www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Ballymacnab. Monthly Promoter Prize Winner (September) – O’Tooles Bar



The Next Monthly Draw will take place on Tuesday 2 October. All sellers are asked to make their returns by then. If you wish to join the draw please contact any committee member or join online: www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Ballymacnab/memberdonate £20 per month subscription.



Under 6, 8 & 10 - training this Saturday at 11am.


Under 12s - Our under 12s finished of the 2018 in great style last Saturday in Sherrys field by lifting all 3 pieces of silverware on offer. The girls won 4 of their 5 group games which earmed them a place in the final against Derrynoose. After a close 1st half the Nab girls lifted their game in the 2nd and won comfortably on a scoreline of 4:1 to 1:0. Joint captains Naoise Hughes and Erin Murphy received the Peggy Harney memorial cup on behalf of their team mates. The Nabs Aoife Gribben saw off the best efforts of the other 11 girls to win the Margaret Donnelly Poc Fada. To round off a perfect days camogie St Brenda's Erin Murphy was awarded player of the tournament.


Under 12s/14s - We are going to take a couple of weeks break before starting our winter programme in October. More details to follow.


U16s had hard luck when beaten by strong st Brigids team in cship final on Friday past. Having drawn level late in the game a questionable penalty gave st Brigids a 3pt league which they followed up with a point soon after. With no injury time being played the nab girls had no time to get back into the game but sportingly accepted that the better team overall on the night took the spoils


Under 16s have 3 league to play but with league closing Sunday 30th their league position is not clear at this stage.


Senior play Tullysaran in B championship wed 26th at 7.30 and then going to take a break for a couple of weeks before starting our winter training.


Upcoming events:

Shopping trip to Belfast on Saturday 16 November. Leaving O’Tooles bar at 8:30am and returning at 8:30pm by bus. Cost is £20 per person. Please contact Paula McGuigan to book.



Pilates Classes - Monday  Beginners 6pm - 7pm, Non-Beginners/Intermediate 7.15pm - 8.15pm. Note back by popular demand Mens only class commencing Monday  1st October 2018 8.30pm - 9.30pm in Ballymacnab Community Hall  Contact Kevin 07730608700 Booking is essential.


GIMME 5 Programme  The aim of the programme is to raise awareness of the 5 ways to well being and how these support good mental health and well being for young people aged 14 - 18 years old.  Thee first session commences on Wednesday 26th September @ 6.30pm with an introduction to Pilates. 


Sunday morning walk/run around Seaghan Dam @ 10am meet in the Seagham Dam Car Park. 


In conjunction with start a Heart Week Ballymacnab GFC are hosting a CPR and Choking Awareness Session in Ballymacnab Community Hall on Tuesday 16th October 2018 @ 8pm facilitated by Elaine Devlin Investing for Health Officer Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council. Numbers are limited to 10. Please contact Eileen to book a place 07709745526


Park Run every Saturday @ 9.30am in the Palace Demesne Public Park  Armagh. There are a number of our club members doing this park run so if you’re interested in going and would like to be part of a group contact the Healthy Club Officer 07709745526.


Dates for Dairy:  


Céilí dancing class commences in Ballymacnab Community Hall on Thursday 4th October @ 8.30pm. New members always welcome.


The Cill Chluana History Group are hosing a talk on the Partition and the GAA - The Early Years on Tuesday 9th October @ 8pm in Ballymacnab Community Hall. Guest Speaker is Dr Donal McAnallen