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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Monday 22 May

11am Men’s Shed; 2pm Coaching at Gaelscoil na mBeann; 7.30pm Senior Camogie An Riocht v Longstone; 9pm Lotto

Tuesday 23 May

6pm Irish Dancing; P5/P6 Football in Longstone, cars leave Dunavil 6.15pm; 6.30pm P1/P2 and P3/P4 Camogie practice; 7.15pm Boot Camp; 7.30pm P5/P6 and U12 Camogie practice; 7.30pm U16 Camogie Shamrocks v An Riocht; Spanish Lessons.

Wednesday 24 May

11am Men’s Shed; 2.45pm Coaching at Grange PS; 6pm Ladies Circuits; 6.30pm U14 Football practice; 7.30pm Junior Camogie An Riocht v Aghaderg; 7.30pm Senior/Minor Camogie practice; 7.30pm Senior/Reserve football; 8.30pm short meeting to progress the ‘Walking Club’ immediately after the Junior Camogie match, anyone interested should attend; 8.30pm KYC summer programme - May to September -  meeting.

Thursday 25 May

6.30pm P5/P6 Football practice; 6.45pm U12 Football practice; 7.30pm P3/P4 Football v Longstone at Dunavil; 6.30pm Kids Activities for aged 4 to 7 with Jennifer; 7pm Girls Activities aged 8 to 11 with Aedin; 7pm Boot Camp; 6.45pm U14 Camogie practice; 7.30pm U16 Camogie practice;8pm Camogie monthly meeting; 8pm Basketball

Friday 26 May

11am Men’s Shed; 7pm Kids Cinema; 7.30pm Senior Football Castlewellan v An Riocht; 7.30pm Senior/Junior Camogie practice.

Saturday 27 May

10am P5/P6 Football Blitz; 11am P1/P2 Football; 12pm P3/P4 Football; 12pm U12 Camogie Aghaderg v An Riocht; P1/P2, P3/P4 & P5/P6 Camogie Blitzes in Darragh Cross

Sunday 28 May

10.30am Breakfast @ Dunavil; 11am U12 Football An Riocht v Warrenpoint; 2pm Reserve Football Burren v An Riocht; 8pm Bingo

Monday 29 May

11am Men’s Shed; 7.30pm Senior Camogie An Riocht v Ballyholland; 9pm Lotto

Tuesday 30 May

 

6pm Irish Dancing; 6.30pm P1/P2 and P3/P4 Camogie practice; Spanish Lessons; 7.15pm Boot Camp; 7.30pm P5/P6 and U12 Camogie practice; 7.30pm U18 Camogie An Riocht v Ballyholland; U14 Camogie Longstone v An Riocht.