Ballinacurra News

16 March, 2010

"AN RITH"- A CELEBRATION OF IRISH LANGUAGE & CULTURE

Last Saturday Scott Richards, Club Captain and Moll Hegarty, Ladies Club Captain represented the club and ran 3.5 miles from Loughaderra to St. Colmans Technical College in Midleton.

"An Rith" is a new national festival taking place as one of the main events of Seactain na Gaeilge (Irish Language Week). A special hand carved baton has been designed that will carry a hidden message throughout Rith 2010. At the end of the run, the message of support for the Irish language, written by Mary McAleese, the President of Ireland, will be read out as part of the St. Patrick's Day parade in Galway where the run will finish.

Scott & Mol had agreed to carry the baton and wore the Ballinacurra Club colours for the occasion. Well done to both Scott and Moll.

JUNIOR A FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

The Junior A Football Championship has been fixed for Killeagh on 28th March at 3.30pm. So dust down your flags and banners and bring them along to cheer on the lads.

JUVENILE COACHING

Juvenile Training and Coaching continues every Saturday from 9.30am and 11.30am at the GAA Grounds. Trained coaches will be on hand to deliver their expertise to all teams and mentors.

Our own Juveniles were out in force last weekend. Under the tutelage of Ritchie, Dave, Don, Eamon and Dougie great strides are being made and a marked improvement has been noted this year. All players were fantastic last weekend and they can be very proud of their performances.

Panel last weekend: Craig Condon, Evan Rowlands, Ellis Rollands, Patrick Kane, Seán Byrne, Finbarr O’Sullivan, Kyran Leahy, Kane Rowlands, Keith Strain, Kyran Condon, Ross Cahill, Nicky Leahy, Diarmuid Byrne, Ciarán Lyons, Cian Keohane, Ben Cummins