Just a Thought

Just A Thought

Every inter-county star’s sporting journey begins with the club, rooted with their family, community and friends.

For the Mayo quartet of Alan Dillon, Cillian O’Connor, Diarmuid O’Connor and Jason Gibbons, Ballintubber is their place. 

Having managed all four at various stages of their football careers, Ballintubber Coaching Officer Tony Duffy knows them better than most.

“It’s nice to think that the club has played some part in their development. It was football, football, football all the way with each of them when they were growing up. I’m not surprised to see them now playing at the highest level. They’re really, really good clubmen who I’d fully expect to get involved with coaching our underage teams when they finish with Mayo. If there isn’t county training at the same time, they’re down in the pitch supporting their club-mates. They’re role models for the youngsters in the club.”

Tony sees his role as Ballintubber coaching officer as “trying to maximise the young talent that’s available and keeping the production line going”.

We’ve won three senior championships in the last six years and would obviously like to win a few more. We have a five-year plan in place at underage level which we hope will lead to further success and as many players as possible continuing their playing careers into adulthood. While we compete mostly in the ‘B’ and ‘C’ underage grades, it hasn’t been a barrier to us succeeding at senior level.”

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Upcoming Activities

Wednesday 18th

11am Men’s Shed; 6pm Ladies Circuits; 7pm P1 to U12 Camogie Presentation Night; 7pm Kingdom Walkers from the Leisure Centre; 7pm All Together Now Disability Inclusion programme for aged 12+

Thursday 19th

6pm Irish Dancing; 6.30pm to 8.30pm Activities for aged 4 to 8 boys and girls; 7pm to 9pm Girls Club for aged 8 to 12 years; 7pm to 9pm Bridging the Divide Inclusion programme; 7.15pm visit from Mourne Youth Forum LOHAH group; 7.30pm U13 Football An Riocht v Clonduff; 7.30pm Senior Football Kilcoo v An Riocht 7.40pm Basketball Andersonstown Tigers v Knights at La Salle.

Friday 20th

11am Men’s Shed; 7pm Kids Movie Night; 7pm to 9pm Boys Club for aged 9 to 12 years; 6.30pm P6 Football; 7.30pm P7 Football

Saturday 21st 

7.30am Kingdom Walkers at Mourne Park; 11am P1/P2 Football; 12pm P3/P4 football; 3pm Birthday Party

Sunday 22nd

10.30am Breakfast at Dunavil; 11am U11 Football An Riocht Gaels v Ballyholland ‘A’ and An Riocht Ogs v Mayobridge ‘B’; 2.30pm Birthday Party; 8pm Bingo

Monday 23rd  

11am Men’s Shed trip to Tayto Tandragee; 6.30pm Secondary School aged Drop-in; 7pm Girls Club for First Year+; 7pm Dunaman Community meeting; 7pm P6 Football in the hall; 7.30pm Irish Language Beginners Class; 9pm Lotto

Tuesday 24th  


6pm Irish Dancing; 6.30pm to 7.30pm, Kilkeel Library presents Irish sources of local place-names by Gordon McCoy Irish Language Education Officer East Belfast Mission, everyone welcome (booking essential); 7pm Primary School aged Drop-in; 7.15pm Bootcamp.