Updates



National Feile 2015

Ballycran GAC now look forward to National Feile on 19-21st June
when we will be hosting a team from Ruan County Clare- though the Camogie girls still are awaiting news of their host team from Ulster Council.
 
Keep an eye on the Ballycran facebook page for more detailed
arrangements


Irish Classes

Don't forget the Irish Class on Friday evening at 7pm - photos above. 
St. Mary's Primary School, all welcome for the remaining 4 weeks. 




New Jerseys Sponsors
Many thanks to our sponsors Bluebuild Developments Limited who recently
presented a set of new jerseys to our Under 10's


Thanks as well to our sponsors at Northland Developments who sponsored
a set of jerseys. and to all sponsors of the club.


If any team mentors from any teams in the club want to get some match reports onto the website, please email them in so that  they can be put up.  Ten minutes effort will be enough to provide a short report and an opportunity to give some of the younger members a mention for their efforts.

The Youth Committee are  organising a quiz in Saltwater Brig on Friday 15th May to help fund the National Feile.  Further details on facebook page

Well done to all the boys and girls who took part in the Down Feile in Portaferry GAC and represented the club with distinction. The boys lost out to the eventual winners of the competition in the Hurling Cup but gave a really good account of themselves. It was good to see Stuart Martin in particular making his comeback after being sidelined through a bad injury
The girls played superbly to get to the Camogie Shield final where they lost narrowly to a very strong An Riocht team.  The big crowd that came out to see the girls on home soil certainly got value for money so well done girls.  
Big thanks go to all the supporters for both teams and anyone who helped with teas and catering etc.   

Feile 2015

Down Feile this weekend (24th-25th April 2015).  All Club members, please make a big effort to come out and support the boys and girls who have been preparing for this weekend since the winter months.  

Main points of interest for the weekend:

Friday
  • Cumman na Bunscol Camogie Final Portaferry 16:30pm - St Mary's Kircubbin participating in the Shield Final
  • Primary School Skills 17.30pm
  • Skillstar hurling and Camogie Skills 18.00pm
Saturday
  • Parade from Portaferry Aquarium to St Patricks Park Portaferry
  • Division 1 Hurling competition at St Patrick's Park Portaferry
    • 12:50 pm Ballycran v Carryduff
    • 13:40 pm Ballycran v Ballygalget
    • 14:30 pm Ballycran v Portaferry
    • 15:20 pm Ballycran v Carryduff
    • 17:15 pm Division 1 Hurling Final
  • Division 2 Camogie competition at McKenna Park Ballycran
    • 13:20 pm Ballycran v Clonduff
    • 14:00 pm Ballycran v Bredagh
    • 14:40 pm Ballycran v Newry
    • 15:40 pm Ballycran v Ben Dearg
    • 16:30 pm Division 2 Camogie Final

 
Irish Language Beginners Course

An Irish Language Beginners Course will run for 8 weeks in St Mary's Primary School Kircubbin beginning on Friday 24th April from 7pm - 8pm.  Absolutely everyone is welcome and the course will be free.Come out and learn "cupla focal" and support this new club initative delivered by Irish Language experts in the club willing to give up their time and effort for everyone's benefit


Camogie Ulster Feile in Swatragh

The standard and strength of the opposition at the Ulster Feile in Swatragh on Sunday 19th April proved too big an obstacle for our under 14 girls today but they really gave a great account of themselves.  This competition will stand the girls in good stead for the Down Feile on 26th April and the experience of competing against the girls of Ballinascreen, Ballinderry, Keady and Portglenone will bring benefit when both Ballycran and St Mary's Primary School take the field next weekend.  Today we had seven P7's competing against girls much older and bigger and from the efforts they made the future looks bright for the camogs.



u-12 Camogie Blitz Ballycran 18th April

A busy weekend for the Under 12's who participated in the all-County Blitz in Ballycran. On a great day's entertainment they only lost one of their games narrowly to Portaferry. Well done to all the girls and to those who help organise a very successful day.  Special mention for Niamh Braniff who proved herself a great asset to the team hitting a few vital scores along the way.


2015 Antrim League

Good start to the league campaign so far with a home victory over Dunloy and a hard fought draw with Cushendall.  Next game at McKenna Park on Wednesday 23rd April v St Galls.  
 


Eddie Irvine Indoor Hurling League

Great start to the Indoor Hurling League at the Eddie Irvine Sports Centre for Year 8 Ballycran boys - 5 wins and 1 draw. Well done lads. 
The Primary 7 team will start their indoor league campaign in the same venue on Sunday 11th January, details to follow - make sure to pass around the word. 
The Primary 6 team will have their first outing in the league on Sunday 25th January at the Eddie Irvine Sports Centre. 

A note will be passed to classes in the two primary schools to confirm arrangements.


The Annual General Meeting of Ballycran Camogie Club will be held on Sunday 18th January 2015 in McKenna Hall, commencing at 2pm. Nomination papers can be accessed by clicking this link  - All nominations papers to be returned by Sunday January 4th                                                                                                                                       

​Voting slips for Club Person 2014 available from club secretary. Voting closes at 4pm on Friday 28 November.



GAA CHILD PROTECTION  session will be held in

Ballykinlar on 17 November 2014 (7-10pm)

An Riocht on  21 November 2014 (7-10pm)

(required for any coaching course etc)



GAA LEVEL 1 ADULT COACHING

Part 1 on  5 December 2014 (7-10pm)  ​

Part 2 on  6 December 2014 (9.30am-4.00 pm)

Part 3 on  7 December 2014 (10am-3pm)

VENUE  Carryduff



FOUNDATION HURLING AWARD 

on 7 February 2015 (9.30am- 4pm) VENUE - Portaferry


GAA LEVEL 1 CHILD COACHING   

Part 1 on 6 March 2015 (7-10pm)

 Part 2 on 7 March 2015  (9.30am - 4.00pm)

Part 3 on 8 March 2015  (10am-3pm)


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND/OR REGISTRATION  contact M O'Flynn




AWARD  TWO  HURLING YOUTH & ADULT COACHING COURSE

VENUE    Tir na nOG GAC,


DATES    12th, 14th, 19th, 21st, 26th November (6.30 - 10pm)​

                                                     6th December (9.30  -  4pm)


Coaches must have completed Award One Youth & Adult Course

For more details please contact club secretary



THANK YOU


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Ferguson & Co Solicitors
 
Portaferry Credit Union
 
P J Hughes Plumbing
 
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Ulster Bank Ltd
 
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O'Prey Developments

FB Motors

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