Ballybay (@1.72) vs Clontibret (@2.37)
14-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Ballybay will win

Ballybay – Clontibret Match Prediction | 14-09-2019 09:30

Raffle on the night and refreshments served. Tullycorbett Community Centre will host a variety concert on Saturday 12th August with all proceeds being donated to the Ballybay Cancer Society. There will be no charge for the concert but donations can be left at the door on the way in. The show will open with the very popular Ciaran Rosney and will also feature Blackwater Cil Band, The Siansa Gael Linn Band, Novelty Acts, Local Artists, various Musical and Dance Groups and much much more. It promises to be a fantastic night's entertainment and all for a very worthy cause, you're not going to want to miss it! There will also be a music session in Liam Smyths, Ballybay afterwards.

This will start at 12-30pm and will be followed by a meal at 4pm in the Clogher Valley Golf Club. The rinks competition due to be played this Saturday has been postponed owing to the Monaghan game and will be played on Saturday 12th August starting at 10am. Once again you need to put your name on the Travel sheet.As the Ballybay Outdoor bowling club has qualified for the final of the Mc Gurk Shield its hoped to play the game v Dungannon on Tuesday 22nd August at a neutral venue which is the Omagh Bowling Green. This rinks qualifying competition will take place at the Ballybay Outdoor Club. Well done to Philly Gibson and Stephen Duffy who qualified on Saturday 22nd July for the final of the outdoor pairs. The final of this competition will be held on the 2nd September at the Omagh Bowling Club. Now is the time to get your name on the time sheet in the club pavilion as the draw will be made at 8pm on Friday evening (10th August).Another date for your diary is Saturday 19th August when we travel to Fivemiletown to play for the Vincent Cup.

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The Novena takes place each evening at 7-15pm and there will also be Holy Hour each morning from 11am until 12noon. The Novena runs until Tuesday next 16th August. Everyone welcome. The annual Novena at Cuan Mhuire, Ballybay started on Monday night last and has been attended by a large number all week. Our new local priest Stephen Duffy opened the Novena.

It is difficult to believe that another of Clontibrets easiest-ever victories in a County Final was in 1951 when they defeated the mighty Faughs convincingly by 5-7 to 0-3. In this championship campaign, the ONeills scored a total of 11 goals 29 points to the opposing teams total of 2 goals and 6 points. Clontibret was forced to field without their injured midfielder and captain, John Murray. In the earlier semi-final encounter against Castleblayney in Ballybay on one of the wettest Sundays in memory, Clontibret was awarded the game after a Blayney player refused to go to the line after an attack on Pat Clarke. The 1949 breakthrough by the ONeills must surely rate as their greatest ever triumph. It was almost impossible to score a goal due to the brilliance of Carrick goalkeeper, Walter Durkan. Highlights of the match were the solo runs of Hughie McKearney, the sturdiness of McNally and the accuracy from frees by Tony Prunty. John Rice who capped a great display by scoring a goal directly from a 50 dominated this final. One of Clontibrets easiest wins was in the 1950 final, when Killanny fell by 2-11 to 1-2. On a great all-round team, John Rice and Hugh McKearney stood out. It was won the hard way in an unusual pairing against Carrickmacross on a scoreline of 0-11 to 2-3 to become the first holders of The American Cup. Clontibret captain, John Murray, had to retire with a bad facial injury in the first half, but returned to the field in the second half. In the 1950 campaign, they beat Donaghmoyne and Inniskeen in a replay. Hughie McKearney was on the Ulster Railway Cup team that brought the honours to the province in 1950.

If there is 3 week gap to the final so be it, same with Ulster club. What's going on in blayney? Hardcore is dead right on this, games should have been started 2 weeks ago. And to be honest the current system isn't fit for purpose, you have 10 teams, 3 groups of 2, 1 group of 4; implement a system along those lines. Desperate year and thanks to clontibret being generous, theyd be in more trouble. Is Monaghan the only county to implement penalty shoot outs? It's a farce.

This is a great opportunity for Ballybay as a community to plan for the future, the idea of viewing it as part of a family day is a great idea so why not bring the kids, enjoy the event and make your views regarding the towns future heard. Speaking about the day and the consultation local man Rory Mc Atavie said, This promises to be a great day, rather than the normal public consultation the Council have decided to have a Family Fun day and also present the detailed and comprehensive plans which are at a draft stage regarding the future of our town. Remember, its our town and our future! The presentation of ideas is quite impressive and should act as template for the next 5 to 10 years but it is vital that all the Community views the proposals and make their voice heard. A Family Fun Day and Consultation on the Ballybay Public Realm and Economic Plan will be held at Ballybay Town Park on Saturday September 1st from 2-5 pm. Come and enjoy a great day out with friends and family and have your say on plans for the area.

On Monday next 7th August there will be an historical tour of fields and sites in Latton associated with the GAA. This promises to be a very interesting day so if youre interested be at the ORahilly Centre at 2pm. Starting at the Centre at 2pm sharp the tour will include Coyles Point and field, Connollys Field, Derrygooney (venue of Bawn Erin Hopes), Mc Geoughs Meadow, Rices Field and The old Bawn handball alley.

This came to fruition in 1945 due to the efforts of Eamon Smyth, Tommy Smyth, Packie Hughes, the McSkeane brothers Peter, Mickey and Tommy, Hughie McQuaid, John Mone, Pat McMahon and the chief organiser and club Secretary, Packie McCully. By the mid 1940s a new group of players was coming on stream and as it was evident that Tassons run was coming to a close, moves were made in 1944 to re-establish the Hugh ONeills club at Clontibret.

What we do know is that we will have home advantage. In the end Ballybay Whites had a comprehensive win over Clontibret however Latton just managed a one shot victory over Derryvalley.Saturday next 20th August will see the champion of champions rinks qualifier which starts at 11am and will be played to a finish.We hoped to have a date this week for the Gerald Mc Guirk memorial shield final against Omagh however this has yet to be decided. Some of the other clubs have to play their last games so we hope to have a final update next week.On Saturday 3rd September the champion of champions will take place on our green, so we need to get together soon to have it looking pristine for that big day when all 8 teams in the border counties will be present. It was a glorious evening to have these games and the spectators really enjoyed both matches. The local league reached the play off stage on Monday evening the 15th August when Ballybay Whites took on Clontibret Saffron and Latton played Derryvalley. In the meantime the Ballybay team should get in as much practice as possible. The last time we won the shield was in 2013 when we also won the league but there was no hope of repeating that feat this year as we have finished in second place behind Dungannon who got 89 points and we had 82. All games were very competitive and the result was in doubt until the last fewends.