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Clare play Mayo in official floodlight opening

November 7, 2018

PAIDI O’SÉ brings the Clare senior football team to Mayo on Saturday evening for a challenge game at Flanagan Park, Ballinrobe to mark the official launch of the South Mayo club’s new floodlights.
The game throws-on at 6.30pm and the winners will be presented with the inaugural Tim Kelly Engineering Floodlit Cup that has been sponsored by the local company that carried out the installation of the floodlight system.
Ballinrobe is now only the second GAA club in Mayo to have match-standard lighting (along with Aghamore) and hosted the FBD League meeting of Mayo and NUI, Galway last month.
“We’re really looking forward to Saturday,” said Ballinrobe GAA Chairman, Peter Walkin.
“A lot of people within our club have worked really hard to make these fantastic floodlights a reality and this official opening will showcase the fruits of their labour. We’re delighted that Mayo and Clare have agreed to play a challenge match to mark the occasion and we’re looking forward to the novelty that night-time football brings.”
The floodlights will be officially launched at 6pm by Fianna Fail TD John Carty with the match throwing-in at 6.30pm.
A souvenir programme is being produced for the occasion and the national anthem will be sung by Sean Costello. 
Entry for adults to the game is €10 with juveniles, students and OAPS costing €5. All children aged twelve and under will be admitted free of charge.
Parking restrictions will be in operation on the approach to Flanagan Park and the public are asked to please co-operate with the Gardai and stewards.
 
Our picture shows (l to r): Tim Kelly (sponsor, whose company also erected the lights), Elaine O'Malley, Mayo players David Heaney and Peadar Gardiner, and Ballinrobe GAA Club chairman Peter Walkin.

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