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

Monday 26 June

11am Men’s Shed; 7pm Diabetes Aware workshop and a dietitian at Dunavil with advice for parents, players and coaches; 7pm Senior/Reserve Football.

Tuesday 27 June

6.30pm P1/P2 and P3/P4 Camogie practice; 7.30pm P5/P6 & U12 Camogie practice; U14 Camogie Kilclief v An Riocht, bus leaves Dunavil 6pm; 7.30pm U18 Camogie An Riocht v Bredagh; 7.30pm U18 Football An Riocht v Longstone

Wednesday 28th June

11am Men’s Shed; 6pm Ladies Circuits; 6.30pm U14 Football; 6.30pm to 9pm Summer Scheme Registration; 7.30pm Junior Camogie An Riocht v Atticall; 7.30pm Kingdom Walkers; 7.30pm Senior/Reserve Football; 7.30pm Senior Camogie

Thursday 29th June

10am Men’s Shed trip to Derry; 6.30pm P5/P6 Football; 6.45pm U12 Football; 6.45pm U14 Camogie; 7pm U12, P5/P6, P3/4 & P1/P2 Camogie with Ballyholland at Dunavil; P3/P4 Football v Longstone at the Valley Road pitch, cars leave Dunavil 7pm; 7.30pm U16 Camogie; 7.30pm U16 Football An Riocht v Warrenpoint; 8pm Camogie monthly meeting

Friday 30th June

11am Men’s Shed; 7.30pm Senior/Junior Camogie; 7.30pm Senior Football An Riocht v Longstone

Saturday 1st July

9am Shane O’Neills P5/P6 Football tournament; 11am P1/P2 Football; 12pm P3/P4 Football; 12pm U12 Camogie Ballycran v An Riocht

Sunday 2nd July

10.30am Breakfast; 2pm Premier Reserve Football Championship An Riocht v Clonduff; 8pm Bingo

Monday 3rd July

11am Men’s Shed; U16 Football; 7.30pm Senior Camogie Castlewellan v An Riocht; 8pm An Riocht Executive committee monthly meeting

Tuesday 4th July

7.30pm U18 Football Drumgath v An Riocht; 7.30pm U16 Camogie An Riocht v Dromara