Episode 44: Faces & Places – Ballinaglera GAA Summer Festival

This week we’re at Ballinaglera GAA Summer Festival finding out more about throwing the sheave, welly throwing, shearing sheep and honing our tractor and digger skills.

Sponsored by: Drumkeerin Family Community Festival

As well as guessing the weight of a lamb, rolling a round bale along a track and trying to drive a nail with the fewest swings of a hammer there were a few football matches, running races, sheep dog trials and plenty of food and drink going around as the children tired themselves out on the bouncing castles dotted around the festival site at Ballinaglera GAA Club.

I spoke to some of the event organisers Thomas Forde and Enda Gilrane as well as members of the community of all ages participating and attending the festival.

Leitrim star Ryan O’Rourke was the main attraction as the guest referee for the kids games through the afternoon, with former Cavan county player Ailish Cornyn coaching the local female hopes, we caught up with both of them after the games.

There was plenty to see and do and I’m sure the next half hour or so will give you a feel of the great community spirit that was very evident on Sunday afternoon.

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