Padraig Pearses, Naomh Padraig,

Covering local sports news in Ballinasloe and the surrounding areas including Kilconnell, Ballygar, Ballymacward, Caltra, Ahascragh, Fohenagh, Mountbellew, Cappataggle and Kiltormer.



Last weekend Pearses hosted Patrick Sarsfields GAA Club from Belfast for National Féile na nGael. There were three games played on Friday evening, with Pearses and Na Fianna (Laois) qualifying for the Cup quarter-finals. Sarsfields entered the Shield Competition.

All three teams won their quarter-finals on Saturday afternoon, Pearses defeated Naomh Moninne (Louth) in the Connacht GAA Centre, Bekan. On to the semi-finals then on Sunday afternoon where Pearses were defeated 1-10 to 1-5 by Roscommon Gaels. Sarsfields and Na Fianna also exited at the semi-final stages.

The club would like to thank all who helped in making Féile weekend so enjoyable and especially to our sponsors: Bobby Hynes & Sons Agri; James Clancy Plastering and Martina Donnellan.

Pearses Junior footballers recorded a fourth league win from five games when they defeated Menlough on a scoreline of 2-9 to 2-7 in Ballymacward. The Junior hurlers lost out to a last minute goal against Portumna in Championship Round 2, also at home. They have one win from the two games played.

Well done to Conor Walsh who hurled for the Galway Cumann na mBunscol team at half-time of the Galway v Dublin Leinster SHC match in Pearse Stadium. Jack Barrett and Cathal Kitt were part of the Galway McDonagh team who lost out narrowly to North Tipperary in the Celtic Challenge earlier in the week.

The current Club Lotto Jackpot is currently €13,300. This week’s draw ws held in Broderick’s Kilconnell.

Below is just one of the wonderful pictures from the matches played in Ballymacward on Friday and Saturday.  Thanks to David Cunniffe for sending them and click on the below link for more shots from a memorable weekend.

There are more of David’s pictures available HERE.



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