GAA at the Carlton Shearwater - By Guest Blogger Barry Kilroy

2013-03-08 12:00:00

It has been a memorable few weeks here in Ballinasloe at the Carlton Shearwater Hotel with a historic win for the All-Ireland Ballinasloe Junior B team in Croke Park on Sunday the 24th of February. The Carlton Shearwater Hotel are the proud sponsors of the team and we even have a few of the team members working here at the hotel! The final will be remembered in years to come and I’m sure the question “which club played in Croke Park and forgot their jerseys” will be asked in many a local table quiz! The boys did themselves, the town and the county very proud in a convincing win over a strongly fancied Kenmare team.

We are also glad to say we hosted UCC for the second time in a week on their voyage in retaining the Fitzgibbon cup that was won in Pearce stadium on Saturday 23rd of February. I would like to think the quality of service and food as well as the comfort and care that they received here had a large part to play on their performance but I can’t be sure! Either way they played exceptionally well and eventually won a very one sided final against Mary I of Limerick.

This week it’s all about Irish Dancing at the Carlton Shearwater Hotel with the Connacht Championship being held here for a second year. We are looking forward to seeing the new Michael Flatley or Jean Butler in the making over the next few days! Don’t forget to treat your Mum this Sunday and if you haven’t already made plans then why not come up and join us for the festivities of live music, a free glass of bubbly and a small gift from us for all the special mothers.

Hope you all have a great weekend and on behalf of the team here in the Carlton Shearwater we would like to wish all mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day!

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