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The draw for the quarter finals of the Mayo GAA Senior and Intermediate football championships were made on Sunday at half time in the junior final between Louisburgh and Balla in MacHale Park. The draws for the semi-finals in each competition also took place.
This new publication, which is a study of Ballintubber families based on the 1911 census, has been two years in the making. A huge volume of research and ‘digging’ was involved. The committee started by interviewing six of the oldest members of the parish, who are specially acknowledged in the book in portrait form. From this starting point it was possible to piece families together from the publicly available records of births, deaths and marriages, and from the census of 1901 and 1911.
Historical talk by Ann Chambers at Ballintubber Abbey
The Ballintubber juggernaut roles on into the semi-finals of the Mayo Senior Football Championship after the defending champions had nine points to spare over Ballina Stephenites at the end of an intriguing encounter in MacHale Park on Sunday afternoon.
The contenders and pretenders have been sorted out in both the Mayo senior and intermediate championship after last weekend's third round of action in the group stages of both competition.
Ballintubber opened up their account in the Breaffy House Senior Football League with a nine point win over Breaffy in a West Mayo derby on Saturday evening. The senior county champions were short a number of their key men going into the game with Cillian O’Connor, Alan Dillon and Jason Gibbons all ruled out of the match due to injury. The hosts had a strong side out for this league opener but with 12 minutes gone on the clock, Breaffy had been reduced to 13 player after both Seamus and Aidan O’Shea were both shown straight red cards by referee Kevin Connelly who was left no choice in the matter by either player.
Easter weekend has again been designated Ireland's second National Pilgrim Paths event with a nationwide series of walks planned along all of the country's major medieval penitential walkways. To coincide with this event part of Tóchar Phádraig - the ancient Pilgrim Path between Ballintubber and Croagh Patrick - will be walked on Easter Monday April 6 from Aughagower to Ballintubber Abbey. Further details from (094) 9030934 or www.pilgrimpath.ie.
Ancient Ballintubber Abbey is getting ready to mark its 800th anniversary in 2016.
RTE Pundit and organ donor campaigner Joe Brolly will be in Mayo on St Valentine’s Day, February 14, to join Mayo Roscommon Hospice and the Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail committee to launch their three-day walking festival.
I can only imagine that Ballintubber are devastated and disillusioned and as the week wears on the pain becomes more bearable. Ballintubber’s season has so many similarities to Charlestown’s year in ‘09. We went unbeaten in senior football that year in every competition and won the four available trophies within Mayo, similar to what Ballintubber achieved this year.