Ballybay (@1.72) vs Clontibret (@2.37)

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Ballybay will win

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

Monaghan's club fixtures are generally run ok, still lots of improvement but we are still miles better off than other counties. One thing i think should happen is, the league should be over before the championship starts.One idea would be, The weekend before the All-Ireland final is league final weekend!The three finals be played over the friday and saturday, say the junior on the friday night and the inter/senior on the saturday and not just played on some random dates in november when the ground is heavy and nobody really bothered with them.Players then to have All-Ireland weekend off and then championship starts the weekend after.Seeing as there are no replays now you could finish off with all champ finals the same weekend by the start of October and create a great buzz around the games and make a festival of football which young and old could enjoy.

Its a credit to the committee to see progress being made. Before handing over to Billy Flynn the Chairman added, Its important to get complete buy in from the community who in turn will have a pride in their place.Clones native Billy Flynn had been commissioned to carry out the plan and he produced a fairly detailed piece of work. I am also delighted that Monaghan County Council commissioned Billy Flynn to formulate a 3 year plan and I hope that all present will focus on the actions contained within, said Councilor Coyle. The venue for the launch was the old Day Care Centre at the rear of the Municipal Council Offices/Library.Seamus Coyle, Chairman of the Clones Ballybay Municipal District welcomed everyone and immediately praised the work of the Tidy Towns committee. He has a wealth of experience in producing action plans and has been a Tidy Towns judge for 10years. I have seen people out doing great work. The newly formed Ballybay Tidy Towns Committee launched their 2017-2020 three year Plan on Monday evening last.

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Micahels and Latton v Shercock.Owing to the Monaghan v Dublin game our rinks qualifying games was put off until this Saturday 12th August so there is still time to get your name on the list in the club pavilion. With two games left in the Border Counties league we are in third place with a game in hand on Enniskillen who are in the lead at this time. The Ballybay Outdoor club has already won this trophy on two occasions in our time competing in the Border Countys league. Corcaghan v BVallybay White, Derryvalley v Ballybay maroon, Clontribet v St. Draws will take place at 9pm on Friday and all games will start at 11am sharp on Saturday. The final of the Mc Gurk Shield will take place at Omagh Outdoor Bowling Green on Tuesday 22nd August between Ballybay and Dungannon. The games in the Outdoor cup are progressing well now with the following games to be played next week. The Town Tournament is down to the semi final stage, with Murnanes already in the final and awaiting the outcome of the game between Paul Carraghers and Patricia Mc Cabes better known as Soda barrel that game will be played tomorrow evening 11th August.

These children proudly represented Co Monaghan. They were: Group Music Under 12 - Laura Mc Mahon, Rachael Brennan, Connor Curran, anna Curran and Jonathon Lavelle. Under 13 Swimming Squad - Ruadhan Curran, Connor Curran,Tom Doherty, Caolan Reilly and Tiarnan Reilly.Under 10 Backstroke - Eanna Curran and Under12 Freestyle - Conor Curran. The Music Group where managed by Francis Mc Mahon. Well done to the Under 12 Music Group, the Under 13 Swimming Squad and the individual swimmers who gave excellent performances in Athlone at the weekend at the National Community Games Finals.

It is hoped that the final of the Jackie Rutledge Cup will take place on Monday next.The games in the outdoor cup is making progress but was we are waiting on Latton and Ardaghey to get off the mark and hopefully they will play this week as will Muckno and Shercock.The Town Tournament is making steady progress with Darren Smyths Newsagents having a comprehensive win over kevin Quinns Hardware store selection to reach the final. They will now play the winner of the postmen and the Soda Barrell.The Border Counties team is still in top spot after last weeks games but the margin is getting small as there is only 3 points between Ballybay and Omagh whom we play this week away on Omaghs grass green. On Monday evening the local league semi finals were played at the outdoor pavilion. Clontibret will now play Cootehill in the final (date will be announced shortly). After a fantastic evening bowling Clontibret beat Ballybay Whites by just one shot and in the other semi Cootehill got the better of Ballybay Green.

The plan from here on is to make the night an annual occasion the weekend of Blessing of the Graves. Fair play to Joe Sullivan who organized a 60s night in the Ballybay Inn last Saturday in aid of the Ballybay Cancer Society. A donation bucket was placed at the door and over 500 was raised. Speaking to the Ballybay news Joe said, We had a great night and a good dancing crowd and in turn raised a few euros for an excellent cause. Joe would also like to thank Pat O Brien for the use of his premises, John Rutledge for taking photographs which are currently doing the rounds on facebook and everyone who turned up to support the evening.

Centre is the place to be on Saturday 9th September as Monaghan I.F.A. There will also be numerous special guests from the G.A.A./I.F.A./Broadcasting & Media and entertainment world making appearances. Tickets available from I.F.A. There will also be a Pig on the Split, Draws with fabulous prizes and lots more. Frank's multitude of friends from the farming and agricultural sectors, his football and hurling GAA worldwide friends, neighbours and family will gather to celebrate this great milestone for Frank and to raise funds for SOSAD,ALZHEIMERS & DOWN SYDROME. members and local outlets-so Latton's the place to be on Saturday 9th September from 7.30pm for Frank's Charity Party. M.C. host Frank's Charity Party, on the occasion of the illustrious Frank Brady's 60th Birthday. on the night is Sean McCaffrey, with a draw for all attending on the night for All-Ireland Football Final Tickets from Monaghan GAA. Latton O'Rahilly G.A.A. Doors open from 7.30pm.

Before the first game the sun came out and a very pleasant evenings bowling took place. After eleven ends of bowls Seamus and his team were the winners by a slim margin. Our sponsor of prizes for this competition was Gabriel Traynor of Traynor Trophies to whom we are most thankful. The last two teams were Paudge Cassidys team who met Seamus Smyths side in the final. Paudges losing side were JJ Duffy, Cora Smyth and Brendan Traynor. Despite inclement weather on last Saturday morning play went ahead on the outdoor bowling green where the rinks competition were to be held. On Seamus team were Seamus Lennon, George Berry and Dorothy Berry. There were eight teams in the draw which meant all games were filled from the start. Gabriel was on hand to make the presentation at the conclusion.


Niall is in the U16 recitation, Abbey is in the U8 60m and Eoin is in the U10 200m.Niall is also competing in the Fleadh in Ennis at the weekend, so he is a very busy man with an excellent recitation if you get a chance to hear him. Good luck is wished to Niall Grogan, Abbey Hughes and Eoin Sheridan who are representing County Monaghan at the National Community Games Finals in Athlone this weekend. We wish him and all the other local families travelling to the fleadh good luck also.

Last year the league final was on November 18th which is nuts. As they say in the States - go figure. The league is a means to an end for most teams. The thing I don't get is why the league goes on for so long. Also there should most certainly be no league matches after the championship finals. I see Derry got their league wrapped up there last week and they have 12 teams per division whereas we have 10. Starts in March and typically finishes in November which is crazy. The Championship final is the showpiece game of the year and the team who wins their respective championship should be able to prepare for a tilt at Ulster Club after c'ship. League should be finished before the Championship starts or certainly after the first few rounds. I didn't even know who won the league last year only that another poster mentioned it.

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.