another successful visit by the Premier League Academy   22/07/2016

As the dust settles on another successful visit by the Premier League Academy, Crystal Palace, we'd like to take the opportunity to thank Sheenagh Honan (co-ordinator), Brendan Kenny and Mark Duffy for all their help in making this visit from Palace a reality.

Gary Stannett of Active Community Networks for introducing us to and helping us maintain this very important link with a Premiership Club.
Colm Hendry, David Hackett, Aidan Reape and all the Committee for their support and hard work during this project.
To Ger Birrane & her son Fergal for their valuable input and hard work during the visit. Thanks to Leonard, Mark & John for all their help in clubhouse.

Francie Gorman for maintaining and providing us once again with high standard of pitches. Mick Duffy for the featured article on the visit in last Mondays Western People.
To Noelie Gorman for arranging the team mascots on both match nights. Our U-8 & U-10 Coaches for having all their players at the community session on Wednesday. To all the Und 8s and 10's that came along both match nights and on the community day.
Brian Kenny for the live updates on both match nights.
To Siobhan Mitchell for running the club shop, Ray Forde for being the PA at the 2 matches, Leonard McDonnell and Sean Doherty of the Order of Malta.
Thanks again to Sligo Rovers U-19s for travelling especially Mark Birrane (former BTFC player) who captained Sligo Rovers U-19's on the night.
The Mayo League and Mayo Schoolboys for accommodating our fixtures for this week. To our Senior team Coaches and squad well done to you all in game last night.

To the local businesses that supported us including Bar Square, in particular Michael, John, Rachel & staff, little Patrick and also the chefs there who worked late to cater for the teams after the games, O'Hehirs Bakery in particular Dympna & Mary, Chris and the deli staff in Caseys Centra, to the staff in Tesco, Michael in Falcon Fruits, Tommy Cooke in Supervalu & Natalie, Denise & staff in The Great National Hotel, Treacy's Buses and Noel Moran Buses thank you all for your support.

All these businesses helped to make this visit a success and we'd urge our club members to reciprocate the generosity.

Finally to our coaches and the local community of Ballina and to everyone who visited the club over the last few days, we hope you enjoyed the fine football display on show and fingers crossed we can do it all again next year!


Mick Duffy



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