First to go ? sent in by Joe Donoghue


This charming picture is of the first to participate in the Community Games from Ballon and Rathoe in the under 10s around the early eighties. They are:-

Karen Nolan – Rathoe. Mary Boylan – Rathoe. Sharon Kelly – Ballon. John Corrigan – Ballon



A great morning of Futsal in Ballon Community Centre with our under 13 boys getting to the final after a win over Askea…

Posted by Ballon/Rathoe Community Games and Athletic Club on Sunday, 9 February 2020


Ballon Rathoe AC and Community Games hosted an Operation Transformation Nationwide Walk on January 18th in Ballon GFC.

There was a great turnout and we had our very own Rachel Pilkington lead the walk.

This is the start of an 8 week fitness programme and starting Tuesday 21st there will be a Couch to 5K programme from 7-8pm every Tuesday and Friday in Ballon GFC.

Thanks to all the volunteers,Ballon GFC and Carlow Sports Partnership.

There’s much more to come and get details from the Facebook page.

Ballon/Rathoe Community Games and Athletic Club