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Armagh v Meath tickets

posted 22 Jul 2014 11:08 by Jarlath McCann

All requests for tickets for Armagh's round 4 All-Ireland qualifier against Meath on Sat 2nd August at 5pm AND for the Armagh Minor game against Mayo on Sunday 3rd August at 12pm must be with Tony Keegan (tonykeegan33@gmail.com 07730600615) by 11pm this Sunday 27th July. Please clearly state for which day you are requesting tickets. 

Once again all tickets ordered must be paid for even if not used unless you let Tony know you no longer need them before the deadline as tickets cant be brought back to the County Board after they have been ordered.

Ticket requests from fully paid up members only. If you would like to become a member please contact Club registrar Comghall Morgan (07808071167)

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Armagh Seniors - Saturday 2nd Aug  -  Double Header

Meath V Armagh @ 5pm     (Also Kildare v Monaghan @7pm)


Adult -     €25 / £20

Juv -         €5 / £5

Concessions (OAP/STU) -  Full price ticket must be purchased & €5 refundable on the day on producing valid ID

Concessions only available for the Cusack & Davin



Armagh Minors - Sunday 3rd Aug  -  Triple Header

Mayo v Armagh @ 12pm    (Also - Senior: Kerry V Round 4A Winner & Mayo 2pm V Round 4A Winner 4pm)


Adult -     €30 / £25

Juv -         €5 / £5


Concessions (OAP/STU)- Full price ticket must be purchased & €5 refundable on the day on producing valid ID

Concessions only available for the Cusack & Davin

Cow Clap Competition

posted 22 Jul 2014 10:55 by Jarlath McCann

We are hosting our first ever Cow Clap Competition on Saturday 30th August. The concept is simple. An electronically generated map of the pitch is marked out in a grid with each square numbered. People buy up numbers beforehand for £2 per square. On 30th August a cow is unleashed on the field to graze and do that other thing that comes naturally to cattle. Wherever the cow unloads is the winning number. The lucky winner takes home £2000 and the person who sells the winning ticket receives £500. If you would like to sell tickets and be in with a chance of winning both prizes (by buying a ticket off yourself) contact Gerard Morgan on 07554293933.

Big Breakfast

posted 22 Jul 2014 10:51 by Jarlath McCann

Ballyhegan will be hosting a Big Breakfast on the morning of Saturday 2nd August at the Clubhouse. Full cooked breakfast will be £5 (£3 for a child’s). Cereal and fresh fruit salad will also be available at a further £1 per portion. This is the first time we will have hosted such an event and we hope to see as many people as possible come out for a great feed and a morning’s craic to set you up for the day.

Park n Stride 2014

posted 6 Jul 2014 04:22 by Jarlath McCann   [ updated 6 Jul 2014 04:31 ]

Ballyhegan hosted the 3rd annual Park n Stride 10k run 5k walk/run on Friday 4th July. 144 competitors of all ages turned out from far and wide to take on the scenic route on what was a fine evening. Huge thanks to all those who took part, helped out on the night and who put in many hours behind the scenes in the weeks and months leading up to the event and in particular to Shane O'Hanlon and to The Famous Grouse for their kind and generius sponsorship.

See pictures below of the various winners and the prize giving (a £20 voucher from House of Sport, Lurgan) which took place afterwards in The Famous Grouse.

1st place male in the 10k David Hughes receives his prize from Club chairman Seamus McCann

1st placed female in the 10k Nuala Lemon receives her prize.

1st placed Club person in the 10k Owen McCaw receives his prize.

1st placed under16 in the 5k Scott McAuley receives his prize

Not pictured is Lee Maginnes who came in 1st overall in the 5k.

For full list of results go to the downloads section of the website and click 2014 Park n Stride results.

Ballyhegan v Pearse Ogs IIs

posted 23 Jun 2014 07:13 by Jarlath McCann

Ballyhegan Davitts v Pearse Ogs IIs
 
Friday 20th June 2014
 
Ballyhegan played host to Pearse Ogs IIs on Friday night looking to atone for a defeat at their hands on the opening day of the season in Armagh back in April.
It was the visitors however who got off to the better start notching the first 2 points of the game - the first from a mistake in the Davitt's defence and the second a great effort from 40 yards assisted over by the upright - letting the hosts know that any league points gained would have to be hard earned.
After a couple of wides and some sloppy play Ballyhegan eventually found their feet and got off the mark with a point fom the left boot of player-manager Plunkett McCormack. This was then followed up with a goal for the hosts, centre half forward Conor Loughran finding the net in his first outing in the number 11 shirt this year. The 2 teams then traded points from frees, the Ogs first then James McKeever replied for the Davitts. Plunkett McCormack then doubled his tally with a point from the right hand side to put 3 between the sides and give the hosts a bit more confidence as they embarked on period of dominance  and hit the next 4 points without reply, Paddy Marley opening his account for the day with 2 impressive scores from play and a trademark deadball and Conor Loughran splitting the posts from the right hand side.
The visitors hit back with a pointed free before the impressive James McKeever replied with his second point of the game. The Ogs then came back into the game registering the last 3 points of the half.
 
Half time: Ballyhegan 1-08 Pearse Ogs IIs 0-07
 
Ballyhegan would have felt they could have been leading by more going into the break but they failed to convert their dominance in the first half so the challenge for the second half was to try to maintain the dominance and reflect it on the socreboard.
They got off to a good start with James McKeever adding to his tally with a further 2 points from play, the first swung over from the right and the second a great finish following a succession of jinks and turns. Plunkett McCormack then added his third score of the night following good support play from Jarlath McCann. The Davitts added to this positive start to the half by finding the net again, this time wing forward Gerard Morgan side stepped his man to find the top corner of the goal following good work from Paul Nixon. The hosts were rallying now and midfielder Mark Hughes fired over point soon after to give the home team an 11-point lead.
Paddy Marley stepped up to kick his first score of the second half, converting a free following a foul on Gerard Morgan. Marley was now causing the Ogs full back line serious problems and was on the receiving end of a high tackle which lead to a second booking for his marker and a red card. Paddy got up and converted the free and added another one soon after. Mark Hughes then burst forward from midfield and found the net as the Davitts notched their third goal of the night opening up a 17-point lead on the night. Ballyhegan had now hit 2-07 without reply from the start of the second half but the Ogs kept going, breaking forward and pointing from 30 yards. Paddy Marley then hit back for the hosts with his fifth free of the night to which the visitors replied with another point from play before midfielder Conor Williamson pointed with what would prove to be the final score of the game. 
 
Full time: Ballyhegan Davitts 3-17 Pearse Ogs IIs 0-09
 
This was a very positive display from Ballyhegan, particularly in the second half where they made their dominace reflect on the scoreboard. A great team effort resulted in recording the biggest victory of the year so far with good performances throughout the team and in particular from Joey Murphy, Jarlath McCann, Mark Hughes, James McKeever and Plunkett McCormack. Pady Marley was again clinical with the dead ball.
Next up for he Davitts is a tough trip away to Keady on Friday 27th June.
 
Ballyhegan team lined out as follows: Jonny McKeever (James 'Bart' McKeever 55), Tony Keegan, Roger McCormick, Jarlath McCann (Ronan Tiffney 55), Joey Murphy (C), Conor Morgan, Rory McKeever, Mark Hughes 1-01, Conor Williamson 0-01, Gerard Mogan 1-00, Conor Loughran 1-01, James McKeever 0-04 (1f), Paddy Marley 0-07 (5f), Plunket McCormack 0-03 (Michael Hamill 50), Shane McCormack (Paul Nixon). Sub not used: Daniel McNeill 
 

Thank you to the Famous Grouse

posted 21 Jun 2014 11:23 by Jarlath McCann

We would like to offer huge thanks and gratitude to our friends at The Famous Grouse who have once again very generously agreed to sponsor our Park n Stride event this year.


Armagh v Monaghan Tickets

posted 18 Jun 2014 03:06 by Jarlath McCann   [ updated 18 Jun 2014 03:12 ]

Any member who would like tickets for the Ulster Championship semi-final between Armagh and Monaghan on Saturday 28th June at Clones please contact Tony Keegan (email: tonykeegan33@gmail.com phone/text: 07730600615) with your order ASAP.
 
All tickets ordered MUST be paid for even if not used. Please be sure to let Tony know in advance if you no longer need the tickets otherwise you will be charged for them.
 
Tickets will be required for entry to the ground for all patrons except for U16's (although they will need a ticket for the Gerry Arthurs Stand)
Gerry Arthurs - Reserved Seating
Adult €25/£20
Senior Citizen €15/£13
Juvenile: €5/£5

Pat McGrane - Open Seating Unreserved
Adult: €25/£20
Senior Citizen: €15/£13
Juveniles - Free

Eastern Stand - Open Seating Unreserved
Adult: €25/£20

Senior Citizen: €15/£13
Juveniles - Free

Terrace
Adult: €15/£13
Student & Senior Citizen: €10/£9
Juveniles - Free

Davitts Cross at stalemate

posted 16 Jun 2014 03:28 by Jarlath McCann

Ballyhegan Davitts V Crossmaglen Rangers II
 

Ballyhegan Park 15th June 2014.

 

A hot sunny day brought out a good crowd for the visit of Crossmaglen IIs. The improving Davitts team took to the field with an expectation of victory against a Crossmaglen side which has shown fluctuating results through the season.

 

The Home side started brightly, Conor Williamson secured possession from the throw-in and Mark Hughes played a ball to Paddy Marley who was immediately hauled down, the full forward converted the free himself. Tony Keegan snuffed out the first Cross attack and fed Conor Morgan, he beat his man and played a great diagonal ball to Marley, the full forward spun his marker and slotted over a neat score. The home side were dominating possession albeit with only 5 minutes gone but a break out from the visitors caused confusion in the Davitts defence and the right corner forward from Cross found himself through on goal, he finished to the net well to register their first score and give them a one point lead. From a 60 yard kick out by Jonny McKeever, Mark Hughes knocked it down to John Guy and the centre forward sent a great ball through to the ever willing Marley who again showed his class with a well taken score. With 10 minutes gone the midfield duo of Mark Hughes and Conor Williamson were dominating all the aerial battles and setting up Davitts attacks, but the Crossmaglen side are adept at swift counter attacks and scored two unanswered points to lead by two. Rory McKeever who was having a solid game at half back sent a great diagonal ball to Paddy Marley, who was again fouled and scored the resultant free kick. The busy full forward then broke down a 45 to player coach Plunkett McCormack; he fed his brother Shane who slotted the point. Plunkett was fouled on the next Davitts possession and James McKeever pointed the free for the next score to give the Davitts the lead once again. It was one way traffic at this stage, John Guy was denied a long range point by the crossbar, the impressive Mark Hughes supplied Marley who turned and scored again. A Crossmaglen break out resulted in a wide 45, the resultant kick out was misdirected and the visitors pounced to slot another point. Davitts wasted no time in returning to the Cross goal mouth Shane McCormack had a goal chance which was kicked behind by the keeper for a 45, the Davitts keeper came up to convert the dead ball with 20 minutes gone. The visitors came up the field and great defending by Tony Keegan was unfairly punished with a free which was converted. The lively corner forward for the south Armagh outfit was having a great game on limited possession and he slotted a great point with his left from the right corner to keep the visitors in touch. A goal chance was created by the Davitts, Mark Hughes thunderous effort was kicked away by the keeper, James McKeever gathered the loose ball fed Plunkett McCormack who shot straight at the Cross keeper with the goal at his mercy. Davitts, playing all the football, still trailed by a point with the half coming to a close, a great fetch in midfield by Conor Williamson was followed by a terrific through ball to Shane McCormack Shane rounded the Cross keeper but was hauled down before he could find the net. The visitor’s net minder somehow avoided sanction from the ref, nevertheless Mark Hughes stepped up to drive an unstoppable penalty to the corner of the net, leaving the scores 1-9 to 1-6 in favour of the home side at half time.
 
Half time: Ballhegan 1-09 Crossmaglen 1-06

 

Ballyhegan needed to make a solid start to the second half to drive home their advantage, but the throw-in was lost and the visitors took advantage to score the first point of the second half. This was cancelled out by a well taken point from Conor Williamson from 45 yards out. The teams then exchanged pointed frees before a penalty was awarded to the visitors for a foul on their full forward, he got up to convert the spot kick himself. On their next possession Crossmaglen again made a quick break and some fine forward play resulted in another goal for the visitors leaving the score 3-09 to 1-11. There was no sense of panic from the Davitts as they upped their game again. Paul Nixon came on for Gerard Morgan and was immediately fouled, Marley converted. The South Armagh outfit were now in protection mode and flooded their defence. However the Davitts were patient in their attacks and James McKeever scored a fine point. The third unanswered point was the best of the match, John Guy fed Conor Morgan and the marauding centre back drove past the Cross half back line to score a superb point from distance. Momentum was with the Davitts now and Cross were living on the odd counter attack, however a couple of wides from the home side increased the tension for the crowd as there was still two points between the sides. The Hughes, Williamson partnership in midfield was totally dominant now but a lengthy delay for injury to Mark Hughes was the cause of some concern. Thankfully he was able to continue, and assist in setting up the next opportunity to reduce the defect to the minimum; Plunkett McCormack was clean through on goal but was high tackled as he went for goal, the result was a point and again no punishment for the offending Crossmaglen keeper. The home side were throwing everything at the Cross defence now, Good work from Rory McKeever and James McKeever put Plunkett in on goal unfortunately his fisted effort was wide. The Crossmaglen bench were imploring the referee to blow the whistle as they hung on to the slimmest of leads, Davitts were confident there was time on the clock to make the scores, James McKeever burst through the defence and was cynically hauled down, a black card and a free resulted. Marley converted to level the scores again. The visitors were under severe pressure now and a fine run from substitute Paul Nixon should have brought a free but the referee failed to make the call, Crossmaglen cleared the danger and the final whistle blew.
 
Final score Ballyhegan 1-16 Crossmaglen Rangers IIs 3-10

 

There is no doubting Crossmaglen have some quality players and off course that never say die attitude, however the Davitts will be bitterly disappointed not to have taken a win from this highly entertaining fixture. They were clearly the better side and only the clock prevented them from registering a deserved win.

 

Starting Team:

Jonny McKeever 0-01(45), Tony Keegan, Roger McCormick, Jarlath McCann (Michael Hamil 53), Joey Murphy, Conor Morgan 0-01, Rory McKeever, Mark Hughes 1-00(pen), Conor Williamson 0-01, Gerard Morgan (Paul Nixon 47), John Guy, Shane McCormack 0-01, James McKeever 0-02 (1f), Paddy Marley 0-09 (5f), Plunkett McCormack 0-01 (Eoin Reynolds 55).

Subs not used: James McKeever, Jarlath Paterson, Daniel McNeill.

Park N Stride 2014

posted 13 Jun 2014 10:23 by Jarlath McCann

Ballyhegan's 3rd annual Park N Stride 5k walk / 10k run takes place on Friday 4th July at 7.30pm.
 
Register online at www.athleticsni.org (from Monday 16th June), by post (download entry form from the 'downloads' section on this website) or on the day (between 6pm and 7pm) .
 
Price - 10k run £10, 5k walk / run £5

 
 

Summer Scheme 2014

posted 4 Jun 2014 06:43 by Jarlath McCann

BALLYHEGAN SUMMER SCHEME

 

Ballyhegan annual summer scheme will take place in Ballyhegan Park from Tuesday 1st until Friday 4th of July.

 

It will run everyday from 9am until 3pm.

Price is £20 per child and £35 per family.

 

Registration night will be in Ballyhegan clubrooms on Wednesday 25th June at 8pm.

 

ALL WELCOME

 

 

*Any person interested in volunteering contact Cristy ASAP on 07513870229

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