Minor Non-Exam League Update


Duarigle Gaels 4-08

Ballinora 0-18

A great performance which didn’t result in a win for the lads , very unlucky but will learn from this.


Cloughduv 1-16

Ballinora 2-9

A much depleted side were unlucky to loose out to a late surge from Cloughduv and a very lucky goal from the visitors stopped Ballinoras momentum and push for a winner.


Upcoming Fixtures

Minor football challenge away to Carrigaline on Sunday the 15th at 7pm

Junior ‘A’ hurling county league against St.Catherines in Ballynoe at 8pm on Monday.

Please support the teams where possible. !!

Minor Football Result

In the first game of the year for our minor footballers they were beaten 2-5 to 2-3 in horrible conditions against Eire Og last Saturday the 7th of March. With a man advantage for the majority of the second half the lads were unlucky to concede a late deflected goal to hand victory to the home side.

Ballinora Team : 1. Cathal McCarhty 2. Tim Forde 3. Brian Rigney 4. James Walsh 5. Conor Larkin { replaced by Ben Murphy} 6. Dylan Dineen 7. David Fitton 8. Jack Blake 9. Padraig Dineen 10. Sean Philpott 11. Ben O’Connor 12 Aaron O’Driscoll 13. Gary Lenihan 14. Darragh Holmes 15. Conor McGrath



Junior Hurling Result

Ballinora 3-9

Blarney 2-11

On Sunday last our Junior ‘A’ Hurlers had a great home win against Blarney . A strong second half performance from a very young Ballinora side saw us get off to a great start on the Hurling field this year.


U14 Football Result

Ballygarvan 5-11

Ballinora 5-7

This was a high scoring game with Ballygarvan getting off to a good start playing with the wind scoring 2-3 without reply. Ballinora got back in the game with two Paul Montgomery goals aswell as two points from Conor Morey. Ballygarvan always had the edge as they were very strong around the middle with Ballinora doing well to keep the score to within four points. Ballinora showed great fighting spirit in the second half with goals from James Keohane and Conor Quirke.

Ballinora panel: Joe Conway James Noonan James Keohane Luke O’Donovan Daniel O’Donoghue Fergal Poland David Harris Oisin Nagle David O’Halloran Tommy Burns Jack Twohig Paul Montgomery Conor Morey Neil Lordan Olan Barrett Dj Duffy Jack O’Sullivan Liam Ormond Fintan Sheehan Michael Montgomery Joe Delaney

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U14 Football League

Ballinora 6-7

Ballinhassig 0-2

Ballinora played their first football league game away to Ballinhassig on Saturday February the 28th. The conditions were wet and windy. Ballinora playing against the wind in the first half and they managed to score four great goals. This was an overall good team performance with some great defending from Daniel O’Donoghue and Fergal Poland and also great forward play from Neil Lordan and Rory O’Broin . The next game is away to Ballygarvan.

Ballinora team ; Joe Conway James Noonan James Keohane Dj Duffy Daniel O’Donoghue Fergal Poland David Harris Oisin Nagle David O’Halloran Joe Delaney Jack Twohig Luke O’Donovan Neil Lordan Conor Quirke Rory O’Broin  Subs : Tommy burns Olan Barrett Liam Ormond Jack O’Sullivan Fintan Sheehan

Intermediate Football

We play our first division 3 football game away to St.Nicks on Sunday at 2pm Best of luck to all involved

U21 Championship

After a great 3-3 to 0-7 win in the last round against Blarney last Sunday our U21 footballers play the quarter final of the championship against aghabollogue on Saturday the 21st of February in Ovens at 3:00

Best of luck to all involved and please make every effort to support the lads as always

U21 Championship

Fixture between Ballinora and Blarney is fixed for Ovens at 11.30 am on this Sunday the 15th of February .. Best of luck to all involved and please make a special effort to support the lads

U21 Result


Eire Og 3-09

Ballinora 0-06

On Saturday last , Ballinora were beaten by Eire Og in the first round of U21 Championship. Playing with a team including 11 minors and missing up to 7 regulars the lads lead by 0-5 to 0-4 at half time but early second half goals from Eire Og effectively killed off the game. The lads will now play in the ”back door” system against Blarney next Saturday in Ballincollig at 3. { Subject to change}.

Ballinora Team 1. Jack Farrell 2. Neil Walsh 3. Patrick Cronin 4. Ken Greally 5. David Fitton 6. Brian Rigney 7. Conor McGrath 8. Darragh Holmes 9. Darragh Corkery 10. Ben O’Connor 11.Brian Murphy 12. Colin McCarthy 13.Jack Blake 14. Denis Buckley 15. Dylan Dineen Subs ; James Walsh , Cathal Murphy , Tom Healy , Conor Larkin , James Hogan

Challenge Games

On Sunday the 8th of February our U13 and Minor footballers are both playing friendlies away to Dripsey at 3.30PM

As usual all are encouraged to support the teams

Under 21 Championship

Our championship season gets underway on this Saturday the 7th of February as the Under 21 Footballers play against Eire Og in Ballincollig at 2pm.

Best of luck to all involved and support is needed so please make an effort to cheer on the lads !!!!

U21 Football Result

The Ballinora U21 footballers came up short in the first game of the season against Aghada on Saturday

Aghada 5-11

Ballinora 1-4

Playing with a vastly inexperienced and young team which included 10 minors and with up to ten regular faces absent it was always going to be a tough battle for us.

The lads gave their all until the very end in far from ideal conditions, and with so many to come back in , the year is looking positive for the team yet.

Ballinora team . 1.Cathal McCarthy 2.Ken Greally 3.Neil Walsh 4.David Murphy 5. Dylan Dineen 6.Brian Rigney 7.Conor McGrath {replaced by 23.Conor Larkin} 8.Mike Lordan 9.Padraig Dineen 10.Denis Buckley 11.James Forde 12.Ben O’Connor 13.Jack Blake 14.Brian Murphy 15.Darragh Holmes

U21 Football Game

Our under 21 footballers get the year up and running very early as they play in the Glenville tournament on this Saturday the 3rd of January against Aghada at 2:15pm.

Meeting in Aghada at 1:45

Please make an effort to come out and support the lads in the first game of the year

Minor Training

Minor training will commence on Tuesday the 6th of January, and will continue on Tuesday and Thursday nights for the next 6 weeks

Tuesday nights will consist of circuit training the hall from 8pm to 9:15pm

Thursday nights will consist of a run on the track in Ballinora starting at 7pm

Although this is training for all ages from minor up , each age will be monitored by its respective coaches

Donie Healy Memorial Tournament

Ballinora G.A.A recently hosted the inaugural Donie Healy Memorial U12 Hurling Tournament .

Four teams took part in the hugely successful day and we were blessed with magnificent weather for the occasion. The four very competitive games kept all hugely entertained on a very important day in our clubs year.

Our winners on the day were Ballinhassig who beat a valiant Ballinora team in a classic final which will live long in the memory of all those lucky enough to witness it.

Nemo Rangers and Courcey Rovers were the other two teams involved and even though they both lost their semi- finals they managed to put on a display in the third/fourth place play-off match in Ballinora which Courceys ended up winning.

Tony O’Mahony said a few words during the presentation of the trophies about Donie Healy and the impact he had on Ballinora as we know it today. The trophies were then presented by family members of Donie to the four captains involed.

A great day was had by all and Ballinora G.A.A would like to thank everyone who helped to make the day a huge success . Special thanks to the parents of the players and O’Crualaoi delicatessen who provided refreshments on the day.

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Under 16 Players.

Ballinora G.A.A gives a huge congratulations to Tim Forde and Sean Philpott who have been selected for the Rebel Og Western Division {Muskerry} U16 Hurling team for a match against Imokilly on January 18th . Congratulations lads from all involved in Ballinora G.A.A.

Bazaar 2014

The annual Christmas bazaar took place recently in the ”hálla” and as usual big numbers attended. The club would like to express its thanks and gratitude to everyone who gave so generously again this year and helped to make this annual community occasion the success that it is.

We as a club are very fortunate to have so many people willing to give of their time and energy each year for this important fundraiser. The club are very thankful to all concerned and wish everyone all the very best for 2015.

Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise Daoibh Go Léir.


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Ballinora minor football v Carrigtwohill

Ballinora U 8 in Brinny .

Wolly hats @ u8 training

Wolly hats @ u8 training

Wooly hats @ U 8 training

Wooly hats @ U 8 training

Stephen O' Keeffe of O' Keeffe's Bread, the official sponsor of the BAllinora GAA golf Classic with committe members Finbarr Crowley, Pat Lane, Pat Lane, Mick O' Regan and Francis Twohig.

Stephen O’ Keeffe of O’ Keeffe’s Bread, the official sponsor of the BAllinora GAA golf Classic with committe members Finbarr Crowley, Pat Lane, Pat Lane, Mick O’ Regan and Francis Twohig.







Welcome to Ballinora GAA

The GAA is a volunteer led, community based organisation that promotes Gaelic games such as Hurling, Football, Handball and Rounders and works with sister organisations to promote Ladies Football and Camogie.  It is part of the Irish consciousness and plays an influential role in Irish society that extends far beyond the basic aim of promoting Gaelic games.


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Ballinora GAA Club, in 2012

  • Has Over 300 Playing Members
  • Very Successful Summer Cul Camp
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