Homepage

Welcome

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Welcome to Ballintubber GAA's official website.
Our aim is to give supporters and expatriots all round the world the latest news, results, fixtures of 
Ballintubber GAA (Co. Mayo), so you can keep in touch with all the happenings at the club.
Please get in touch if you would like to contribute some comments, articles, pictures by visiting the Contact Us page

 

 

FIXTURE LIST COMPLETED FOR 2018 

 

 Latest News 

 

 Baile an Tobair CLG - Important Information for Club Executive & Membership

Ballintubber GAA Club Annual General Meeting is on Sunday, January 27th, in Ballintubber Community Centre at 6pm. Documentation for the Nomination of Officer vacancies and Motions will be issued by the Club Secretary shortly

· The Annual GAA Club Dinner & Dance will be held in Breaffy House Hotel on Friday night, January 25th 2019. The date has been brought forward one day to facilitate people attending the Mayo V Roscommon National Football League game on the Saturday evening.

The Annual Christmas Club/ Croke Park Draw will be taking place again this year. All books of Tickets will be distributed to members before November 30th.

 

The Last Word!


Firstly we want to thank all who turned out last night for the “Big Match Banter Night” in Corley’s. Thanks to those who bought tickets and the remaining winners of the various draws on the night will be recompensed very shortly.
We want to express our Club’s gratitude to the following generous sponsors, Michael Corrigan, Costcutter Stores, J J Burkes, Car Sales, Ballinrobe, Martin Burke, County Dry Cleaners, Vaughan’s Shoes and McHale’s Engineering for recent substantial financial assistance to our Club. Without your support we would struggle to give the required necessary back-up to our senior team structure.
Our thoughts at this time are also with many club elders who played in the 1950s for Ballintubber Club. Thankfully many are still with us and will view the game on TG4. Also we know this game means an incredible amount to many emigrants from the Parish, scattered around the Globe. We know you will be cheering for us and that you are with us in spirit. 
Finally we want to express our very best wishes to our senior panel, and to Manager, Kevin Johnson, his selectors and backroom personnel for success tomorrow. Your hard work merits success. Terrific challenges have been surmounted this season to date – and we believe tomorrow’s test is surmountable for our Red & White heroes too. 
I am sure we do not have to ask you the good people of the Parish and beyond who support our Club to be in McHale Park tomorrow in vast numbers in order to give rousing support to the lads. “We are Ballintubber” 
Sean Hallinan – Cathaoirleach Baile an Tobair CLG.

Hear Ye…Hear Ye…

On the days leading up to big battles like the forthcoming one with Corofin on next Sunday my mind often drifts back a decade or more to a rousing motivational speech given by a highly esteemed club veteran- the irrepressibly gifted Liam O Toole - who thank God is still hale and hearty and who recently celebrated his 90th birthday. Liam’s ‘Tubber loyalty was unquestionable! He was the solitary civilian warrior from Ballintubber who had made a spectacular one man pitch invasion in McHale Park and felled Billy Fitzpatrick of Garrymore as he was about to score in the 1965 County Intermediate Final. On this occasion the year was 2008 and our Under 21 Panel who were enjoying great success at County U21 A level -were gathered in Corley’s Abbey Lodge. It was a squad occasion and as Liam approached - the boys gathered enthusiastically around …with his proud chest stuck out…his shoulders thrown back … in a loud passionate voice … Liam began to recite Brian Boru’s speech to his armies on the eve of the battle of Clontarf in 1014!…

“ Hear ye…Hear ye…On your valour rest the hopes of your country today; and what surer grounds can they rest upon?
Oppression now attempts to bend you down to servility; will you burst its chains and rise to the independence of Irish freemen?
Your cause is one approved by Heaven. You seek not the oppression of others; you fight for your country and sacred altars.
It is a cause that claims heavenly protection. In this day’s battle the interposition of that God who can give victory will be singly manifested in your favor.
Let every heart, then, be the throne of confidence and courage. You know that the Danes are strangers to religion and humanity; they are inflamed with the desire of violating the fairest daughters of this land of beauty, and enriching themselves with the spoils of sacrilege and plunder.
The barbarians have impiously fixed for their struggle, to enslave us, upon the very day on which the Redeemer of the world was crucified.
Victory they shall not have! From such brave soldiers as you they can never wrest it; for you fight in defense of honor, liberty and religion – in defense of the sacred temples of the true God, and of your sisters, wives and daughters.
Such a holy cause must be the cause of God, who will deliver your enemies this day into your hands.
Onward, then, for your country and your sacred altars!”
Many of Liam’s attentive young audience on that evening are still serving Ballintubber and have honoured the club shirt with valour on countless occasions since.
I’m not for a moment suggesting that Corofin are Barbarians and I’m sure they don’t have any designs on our daughters or indeed our sacred alters! But after two defeats by Corofin in the Connacht Club Championship (luckily in 2011 and deservedly in ’14) they can surely expect a really sturdy examination!
P.S – Liam – on Sunday you will have a side-line seat at the front! If things are tight with three minutes to go and you see Gary Sice careering up the field …you will know instinctively…

Sean Hallinan – Cathaoirleach Baile an Tobair CLG

 

 

Match Preview and Big Match Banter!

All Ballintubber GAA Club supporters are invited to Corley’s Abbey Lodge on next Friday night, November 23rd for a “Match Preview and Big Match Banter” night. The evening will commence with a screening of the Mayo County Final V Breaffy at 9.30pm courtesy of Mayo GAA TV. Afterwards there will be a raffle for tickets for the Connacht Club Final, the Ballintubber Club Dinner Dance on January 25th, the Club Stars Awards night on January 12th plus County Board Draw Tickets for the 2019 draws. Finger food and refreshments will also be served. Conor Duffy will supply the beat and local artists will be most welcome to perform. Please show your support - there will be just two sleeps remaining before the big battle! Hon the ‘Tubber!

 

The Battle for the Summit!!


Firstly we want to thank the masses of Ballintubber supporters that travelled to Carrick on Shannon on Sunday last. How heartening it was to witness that the Club enjoys such a large and enthusiastic support base. Without being accused of being condescending I would like to extend a word of compliment to Aughawillian GAA Club; “you can be very proud of your skilled football display and you honoured the code in exemplary fashion with no unsavoury play or targeting of players – you are real Sportsmen and we wish you well”.
Congrats to our Senior Club Manager, Kevin Johnson and his management & backroom team and the entire Ballintubber playing panel on a tricky quest successfully negotiated. The summit of Connacht Club football is now in sight. While we rejoice in our current standing I am confident we are fully focused and steely determined for the battle ahead on November 25th. What a better place could our club be - on the final day of the GAA calendar in 2018 - we meet the All Ireland Club Champions in the top county venue McHale Park (in recent years the scene of so many tremendous Ballintubber victories) in the Connacht Club Championship 2018 Final? 
We sincerely thank P J and Bernie Gibbons for a generous cash donation towards the Team & Management meal in the Bush Hotel, Carrick on Shannon on Sunday last.
We extend our best wishes for a speedy recovery to stalwart clubman- Martin Kelly who recently suffered an unfortunate mishap. Martin - we hope you are fully well on the road to recovery and mobile before Connacht Club Final day.
We extend the sympathies of the entire club membership to Mike Murphy and his family on the passing of Mike’s mother Rita – R.I.P - at the weekend. Our thoughts were very much with you all and young Brian on Sunday last – such service to the Club in very difficult personal circumstances is valiant and hugely commendable. 
Finally a word of thanks is extended to all you wonderful club people who run and support the weekly lotto. The Drum Inn is the venue on this Saturday night. 
“We are Ballintubber”
Sean Hallinan – Cathaoirleach Baile an Tobair CLG

 

 

AND WE HAVE 3 WINNERS 😃😃😃😃😃
What a weekend for the Plunkett family. Not only did Alan, Kelly and Michael scoop the club lotto but Alan and his wife Claire welcomed the youngest Ballintubber supporter into the world with the arrival of baby Beth Plunkett on Sunday morning, just in time for dad to head off to Inischrone to help the seniors reach the Connacht semi final. Congrats to u all from the Ballintubber GAA family on your new arrival and the lotto win.

Results from last Saturday nights lotto draw, next week's jackpot is €3,000. You can buy your tickets at the usual outlets or on line by clicking the link below http://bit.ly/BallintubberGAA

 

LOTTO WON AGAIN

 

 

· The Annual Christmas Club/ Croke Park Draw will be taking place again this year. All books of Tickets will be distributed to members before November 30th.

Baile an Tobair CLG - Important Information for Club Executive & Membership

Ballintubber GAA Club Annual General Meeting is on Sunday, December 2nd in Ballintubber Community Centre at 6pm. Documentation for the Nomination of Officer vacancies and Motions will be issued by the Club Secretary shortly

· The Annual Mass for deceased members will be celebrated in Ballintubber Resource Centre on Friday night, December 7th, 2018 at 8pm.

· Mayo GAA County Board AGM is on Sunday – December 9th 2018 – in the Park Hotel, Kiltimagh – Nominations & Motions to be sanctioned by the Club Executive should be with Club Secretary, M J Duffy before – November 6th.

· The Annual GAA Club Dinner & Dance will be held in Breaffy House Hotel on Friday night, January 25th 2019. The date has been brought forward one day to facilitate people attending the Mayo V Roscommon National Football League game on the Saturday evening.

· Congratulations are extended to the Cathaoirleach, Officer Board and membership of Bord na nÓg and all who assisted with the highly successful “Scare in the Woods” Halloween event in Moorehall. It is a wonderful thing to witness such a “Meitheall” approach being such a splendid success.

· Best wishes to the Ballintubber Senior team and Management for their Connacht Club Championship match with Tourlestrane to be played in Enniscrone on Sunday next at 2pm. Please support.

 

 

Best Regards – Sean Hallinan – Cathaoirleach Baile an Tobair CLG

 

SENIOR COUNTY CHAMPIONS 2018

MATCH REPORT AVAILABLE