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

Tuesday 8th August

10.30am Summer Scheme Free Breakfast Club in partnership with St. Vincent de Paul St Colmans Conference Kilkeel; 11am Summer Scheme Healthy Cooking; 6.30pm P1/P2 & P3/P4 Camogie; 7.30pm P5/P6 & U12 Camogie; 7pm Cow Pat meeting, please return cards for tonight; 7.30pm U14 Camogie An Riocht v Castlewellan; 7.30pm U18 Football Clann Na Banna v An Riocht.

Wednesday 9th August

10.30am Summer Scheme Free Breakfast Club in partnership with St. Vincent de Paul St Colmans Conference Kilkeel; 11am to 1pm Summer Scheme Ice Cream Cinema; 11am Men’s Shed; 6pm Ladies Circuits; 6.30pm U14 Football; 7.30pm Senior Camogie An Riocht v Ballymacnab; 7.30pm Kingdom Walkers; 7.30pm Football Committee meeting.

Thursday 10th August

9am Car Boot Sale; 10.30am Summer Scheme Free Breakfast Club in partnership with St. Vincent de Paul St Colmans Conference Kilkeel; 11am to 1pm Summer Scheme @ Cranfield Beach; 6.30pm P5/P6 Football; 6.45pm U12 Football; 6.45pm U14 Camogie; 7.30pm U16 Camogie;

Friday 11th August

9am Summer Scheme @ Dublin Zoo; 11am Men’s Shed ferry to Cooley Men’s Shed; 7.30pm IFC Atticall v Bosco at Dunavil.

Saturday 12th August

9am Kingdom Walkers; 9am P3/P4 Football Blitz in Tullylish; 11am P1/P2 Football; 12pm U12 Camogie Aghaderg v An Riocht; 3.45pm in Castlewellan SFC An Riocht v Downpatrick

Sunday 13th August

10.30am Breakfast at Dunavil; 11am U12 Football Bosco v An Riocht; 2pm Reserve Football Longstone v An Riocht; 8pm Bingo

Monday 14th August

11am Men’s Shed; 7.30pm IFC Glasdrumman v Drumgath at Dunavil; 9pm Lotto.

Tuesday 15th August

10.30am Summer Scheme Free Breakfast Club in partnership with St. Vincent de Paul St Colmans Conference Kilkeel; 11am to 1pm Summer Scheme Watersports @ Dunavil; 6.30pm P1/P2 & P3/P4 Camogie; 7.30pm P5/P6 & U12 Camogie; 7pm Cow Pat meeting; 7.15pm U14 Football Shamrocks v An Riocht; 7.30pm U16 Camogie Atticall v An Riocht.