Elphin GAA CLUB NOTES 25th Sept 2017

November 8, 2018

Elphin Ballinameen U10s

Elphin GAA Update September 25th

Adult Football League Division 1: Elphin 2-12 Kilmore 1-7:


The Seniors maintained their AFL Division 1 status for next year thanks to an eight point win over Kilmore in the Orchard on Sunday. It what was a tight game it was the visitors who made the better start; Dara Feeley scoring a goal after eight minutes. We responded with a pointed free from Fintan Cregg and a goal from Gerry Cregg. The defensive nature of the game was evident on the scoreboard – the sides were 1-1 apiece after 20 minutes. Points from Martin McCaffrey and Damien Cregg and a goal from Frankie Cregg in the space of five minutes put us in a commanding position. Kilmore added two late points to leave it Elphin 2-3 Kilmore 1-3 at the interval.

We began the second half well; Gerry Cregg scoring three points without reply. Two Kilmore points reduced our lead to four; 2-6 to 1-5. Gerry Cregg, Joseph Beirne and two points from Frankie Cregg gave us a double score lead. The Kilmore was not helped by the dismissal of Mark Connellan. Fintan Cregg, Derek Connellan and Paul Garvey all pointed late in the game to leave it Elphin 2-12 Kilmore 1-7.


The Senior Management would like to thank the players for all the effort they put in during the season and also Seamus and Una Killoran, Martin Beirne and Seán Lenehan for their help and support throughout the year.

Best of luck to the Juniors against Clann na nGael in their AFL Division 3 Relegation Play-off on Saturday at 7:30pm in Johnstown.


The Club extends sympathy to the Killoran family on the passing of Una’s father Willie Casserly, Hillstreet. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Elphin-Ballinameen Underage Round-up:

Best of luck to the Minors who are away to Padraig Pearses in the Championship on Sunday at 12pm.

Commiserations to both U-14 Teams on their defeats in the Shield Finals to St Brigids and Clann na nGael respectivley. It was great to have two teams competing at this age group all year. Thank you to all who provided refreshments for the teams after the Finals.

Hard luck to the U12 Team who narrowly missed out on a place in the Connacht Skills Competition Final.

Well done to the U10s on their great performances in the Annual Shane Kelly Blitz on Saturday. Thank you to Strokestown and the Kelly family for the invitation.

The U8s and U10s have Blitzes in the Orchard on Wednesday at 7pm, all players are asked to be there for 6:45pm. U8 and U10 Coaching continues on Saturday at 10am.

#GAAyouth Forum

Applications are invited from players aged between 12 and 21 to participate in the GAAyouth Forum in Croke Park on October 28th. One of the aims of the event is to assist players wishing to improve their performance. A number of well known inter-county players will speak on the day and full details available at

Elphin GAA Lotto:

There was no winner of Saturday’s Club Lotto Jackpot, the numbers drawn were 10, 16, 17 and 30. The Lucky Dip winners of €25 were Kathleen Neary, Oliver Beirne, Alan Beirne and Louise Vaughan, Ballyshannon. The Jackpot now stands at €3,100. Entry is just €2 and Envelopes are available in local shops or you can play now here.

Third Level Bursary Scheme


Third Level Students who are active participants in their Higher Education club are encouraged to apply for the GAA National Student Bursary scheme. Each Bursary is worth €750 and the closing date for applications is October 6th, 2017. Full details are available on