We would like to take this opportunity to wish our Intermediate team the very best of luck and to let them know we are all behind them next weekend when they travel to Laois to take on Kilishen in the first round of Celebrity Bainisteoir on Saturday, September 3, at 2pm. We have every faith in the lads, especially after the great performance they put in, in Ballylooby against Moyle Rovers on Sunday last. They beat them by four points and this will have given the lads a great boost for the coming weekend. Great credit due to Manager Peter Macken for putting in a great deal of time and work in preparation for Saturday, along with his team of lad’s and selectors and trainers. We have no doubt but that the work is put in and the lads will do all they can to come out on top. Gillian Quinn is doing a fantastic job with the team and they have great respect for her and want to give it their all. We would hope that there will be good support on the day as this is a once in a lifetime for the lads and it will be a proud moment to see it all televised in the coming months. There is nothing left to say only to wish everyone involved in Celebrity Bainisteoir the very best of luck at the weekend.


A huge congratulations to our two young men who did us proud last weekend. Tiernan O’Brien and John Ryan, who took Roscommon in the 60/30 All Ireland Semi-final in Ballina on Saturday morning. The lads had a great game and we are very proud of them for winning this title. We would like to take this opportunity to wish the lads the very best in the final. Date and venue to be decided on. Well done lads.

Thanks to all who gave generously to our church gate collection last weekend and indeed to all who helped out on Saturday night and Sunday morning.


Congratulations to our Junior team who won their County Semi Final on Sunday evening last. The venue was Clonmel Og pitch and while they were blessed with good weather, it was a tough battle taking on Moyle Rovers. Bally was off to a good start with a goal and a point almost in the first ten minutes, however, Moyle Rovers dominated the scores for the next fifteen minutes or so, and we fell behind. At half time, we were down four points, but with a good pep talk from trainers Kevin and Pa, the girls fought back from the minute the whistle was blown. It was a hard battle as Moyle Rovers proved strong and were well prepared, but Bally were determined to get to the County Final and finished on a high. The final score: Ballyporeen 2-10 Moyle Rovers 3-5.

A great win and excitement to be heading for County Final. Date and venue to be decided. Well done to the ladies and it was great to see such great support on the sideline. Hope to have the same for the final. Best of luck girls.


Congratulations to all the Leaving Cert students who received their results last week. By all accounts, everyone did very well and we wish them the very best in whatever road they decide to take. All schools will have re-opened by now or by the end of the week, so we wish all our young people the very best for the coming year. Our weather wasn’t great for the summer so some were actually looking forward to going back to meet friends.


Congratulations and best wishes to Declan and Mag on the birth of their baby daughter Aoife, who was born last weekend, also to Padraig who now has a baby sister to keep him busy.