History note from 2002 Mayo Intermediate Final programme

November 7, 2018

BALLINROBE GAA Club is regarded one of the most progressive GAA Clubs in the county. We have been honoured with the South Mayo GAA Club of the Year award in recent years.

The Club was founded in 1887, and it enjoys a long and noble tradition in the GAA. Some great players from the club have worn the Mayo jersey – Tommy O’Malley, Peter Ford, Seamus O’Malley, Fergal Costello, Michael and Ruairi Keane, and Sean Grimes.

Flanagan Park is the envy of GAA clubs all over Connacht. The surface is second-to-none and remains playable when other pitches have succumbed to flooding. The facilities – Peter Browne Stand, dressingrooms, and parking and viewing area – are all of the highest order. The pitch hosts a large number of prestigious games each year, thereby providing a boost to the local economy.

In the past 20 years, Ballinrobe won every Championship in Mayo in the A grade – with the notable exception of the Senior Championship. We have won the U12, U14, U16, Minor, U21, Junior and Intermediate Championships – the most recent being the U21 and Intermediate double in 2000, players from which teams form the backbone of our current Intermediate team.

Ballinrobe GAA Club provides a sporting outlet for up to 260 footballers in the following age-groups:

Ø       U12 Boys and Girls

Ø       U14 Boys and Girls

Ø       U16 Boys and Girls

Ø       Minor Boys

Ø       U21 Men

Ø       Junior Men

Ø       Intermediate Men

Ballinrobe GAA Club makes a very important contribution to community, sporting and social life in Ballinrobe. We offer a healthy lifestyle to people of all ages, and we take our role in the community very seriously. In recent years, we have produced three high-quality Publications:

Ø       A Century of Memories – 100 Years of Photographs of Ballinrobe

Ø       A Day in the Life – Millennium Eve and Millennium Day in Ballinrobe

Ø     The Year That Was – Celebrating Our Successes in 2000

The club’s main sponsors are Corrib Oil, who have stuck with Ballinrobe through thick and thin.

The club welcomes new members at all times – just contact any club official if you’d like to get involved as a player, backroom worker, or mentor.