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

Our Prediction:

Ballybay will win

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

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.

Hackett Cup. In 1962 and 1963 Clontibret won the Fr. In 1971, ONeills again met Castleblayney in the Senior Championship Final but again Blayney took the honours. Trailing by four points from the fifth minute of the first half, a brilliant goal by Sean Woods, who had been given a perfect pass by Joe Smyth early in the second half transformed the game. A great second half recovery by Clontibret redeemed the game but it never lived up to the 1967 standards. Clontibret had to wait ten years before the Championship returned to its old familiar surroundings for the eighth occasion. During the sixties, Scotstown won both the 1960 and 1961 Championships and Ballybay won in 1962. In the meantime, Ballybay defeated them in a replay in 1959. Clontibret again reached the final with Blayney in 1970, Blayney winning by 1-10 to 0-9. In 1965 Castleblayney beat Clontibret by 1-5 to 0-3. Clontibret were again to the fore in 1968 and showed great promise when their Junior team defeated hot favourites Inniskeen to win the Brennan Cup for the first time. Also in 1968, the Senior Championship title returned to Clontibret although it looked as if it would be Scotstowns title but poor finishing was their ultimate downfall. Monaghan Harps surprisingly eliminated Clontibret in the first round of the 1969 Championship. A feature of this game was the winning of a Monaghan S.F.C. medal by the Offaly All-Ireland star, Kieran Claffey. Nearly every Ulster Railway Cup team for the twenty year period from the late forties to the late sixties included a Clontibret player:- John Rice, Hughie McKearney, Francie McQuaid, Benny Mone and Sean Woods an almost unique contribution from any club, surely! At half-time Blayney led by 1-6 to 0-3. In 1967 came one of the greatest County Finals ever played, Castleblayney again defeating Clontibret by 2-9 to 1-10.

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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Monaghan boss Malachy O Rourke has developed an excellent team in the past three seasons and havent been on the wrong end of hammerings that often only last year to Dublin at the quarter final stage (2-22 to 0-11) and last weekends defeat (1-22 to 1-11) again to the same opposition. The bookmakers seem to think so making Dublin 1/7 favourites. So is the writing on the ball for the Farney men on Sunday?

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.

Doors open at 9pm. Centre on Friday 4th August. Centre to kick off the August Bank Holiday Weekend. A great night is guaranteed as one of Ireland top performers comes to Latton. Everyone is welcome to the O'Rahilly G.A.A. Local man and Voice of Ireland Winner 2014 Brendan Mc Cahey will be performing in Latton O'Rahilly G.A.A.

Well done also to Abbie Hughes and Eoin Sheridan who did us proud in their races where they both qualified in their heats to the semi- finals where they gave an exceptional display of their ability. Niall who was also competing at the All Ireland Fleadh in Ennis, Co Clare had to travel to Athlone for the competition and back to Ennis again. Well done to you. Niall Grogan captivated the judges and audience with his excellent recitation and secured third place winning a Bronze Medal at the National Community Games Finals representing County Monaghan. He is a very busy man. Congratulations to our local children who travelled to Athlone last weekend and who each performed very well in their individual activity. We are very proud of you all. A massive well done to Niall Tullycorbett Community Games are very proud of you.

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He is running a Green Gym programme every Thursday morning for the month of August on the new exercise gym equipment recently installed in Ballybay Town Park. This exercise programme is for people over 16 years old and starts each morning at 11am. Paul Gallier, Community Sports Development Officer would like to bring more activities to Ballybay. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For further information or to reserve a place contact Paul at 042 9755126 or This email address is being protected from spambots.