04/10/19 Senior Section Newsletter
October 06, 2019
Best of luck to everyone attending “Who wants to be a Thousandaire”, this Friday, hopefully we will see as many of ye as possible in the Oriel House Hotel for a great nights entertainment. Our U21 teams are both waiting for their championship fixtures which should be known in the next week or two. A few league fixtures remain for our Junior teams so please check any of our social media sites for updated fixtures. Our junior A footballers play Canovee on the 12th in Kilmurry in a fixture that will now double up as the 2018 Muskerry league final which wasn’t played last year, while our Junior C footballers will play Macroom in the championship next weekend and all support for both teams would be greatly appreciated. This Saturday afternoon Ballincollig GAA will host two Intermediate hurling championship matches, Ballinhassig against Na Piarsaigh in a relegation match followed by a Quarter Final between Eire Óg and Blackrock. Lastly, best wishes to Richie Barry who retired after many years as the Pavillion Bar manager, we wish him all the best and thank him for all his help dealing with the Senior Section over many years.
Junior C League
V Ballingeary, Saturday 5th at 4pm, away.
Junior C Championship
V Eire Óg, Sunday 13th at 12 noon in Ballinora.
Junior A football League
V Kilmurry, Monday 7th, 8pm at home
V Canovee, Saturday 12th, 4pm in Kilmurry (also 2018 League Final)
Junior B Hurling League
V Blarney, Wednesday 9th, 8pm at home.
As a dual club we are full of club players playing both codes at all different levels which is great credit to the youth development and underage structures over the many years. To maximise our position as a top club in Cork we would like to encourage all our players to play as many games as they are eligible to play, be it Senior, Intermediate or Junior A,B or C, we need all our players playing to keep Ballincollig at the top where we surely belong. We currently have four adult football teams and three adult hurling teams and that’s not including our U21’s, which is excellent compared to many other clubs, but to maintain that amount of teams and to make managers and selectors jobs easier we need all players available for selection for whatever team they are eligible to play for. On the playing fields, Liam Jennings, Colin Moore, Ciaran O Sullivan, JP Murphy, Robbie Bourke, Luke Fahy and Peter O’Neill are all great examples to our underage players having all played at the top level in both codes during this year’s championship. These lads played Senior football and Intermediate hurling but they are not the only players competing at both codes, there are so many more Ballincollig players playing both football and hurling at other levels and they are all excellent examples of the tremendous commitment given by our many club players in a typical GAA season. Ballincollig GAA is very proud of our winning tradition in both codes and we hope that in the coming years all our club players will continue to wear our jersey with pride as so many others before them have done. UpTheVillage
Church Gate Collection
Our annual church gate collection will take place next weekend on the Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th at both Ballincollig churches. Ballincollig GAA club is run totally by volunteers so any contribution will go towards the running of our club and would be gratefully accepted. Thanking You.
Well done to our club sponsor Quish’s SuperValu on their recent Q Mark award for excellence in food safety and hygiene for supermarkets! Congratulations to Kate O’ Driscoll food safety and hygiene manager, Eamonn Dunne store manager and all their team members in store who have worked so hard to deliver the exceptional standard that makes Quish’s SuperValu the cleanest supermarket in Ireland with the highest food safety standards ! Congratulations also to everyone involved with the local Tidy towns, it was great to see Ballincollig awarded yet another Gold Medal at the recent national Tidy Towns Awards, a much deserved award for the tireless work done throughout the year in Ballincollig.
1994 Intermediate Football Champions
This year marks the 25th anniversary of our great intermediate football championship win in 1994. To celebrate this event the entire panel plus the management team including their families and friends are invited to join us in our clubhouse next Friday night the 11th as we get together to remember a famous victory for Ballincollig GAA. The event is free to attend for all and there will be music on the night. Mark the date in your diaries everyone for what could be a great night out. If anyone has any pictures or match reports related to the 1994 victory campaign can they please contact our PRO (Jarlath McCarthy) who is looking for any memorabilia to share with others on the night.