Chairman – Dick Fitzgerald

Bingo is every Saturday night starting at 8.30pm. pre Covid

27/8/21

ONLINE BINGO ANNOUNCEMENT

We are delighted to announce we will be re commencing our online bingo on next SUNDAY 29th August!

This is a new 10 PAGE BINGO! 

Single Book €10 and Double Book €15 

(this includes our Jackpot page)

Buy your books using this link:

https://member.clubforce.com/memberships_cart_m.asp?LL_ID=2851&intMF_ID=8990#topp

Total Prize Money of €4800 

Plus a Jackpot which stands at €1800! 

We will have a base prize money standard below – if our attendance increases, prize money will increase! 

*we will have bingo on Sundays for the next few weeks while our drive in is still running *

Tell your friends!

17/7/21

Presentation to Jackpot winner Mrs O’Toole by John Donohoe

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Ballon Community Bingo are delighted to present Catherine Brennan O’ Toole her winnings of our Jackpot, which accumulated to €3000 – which hasn’t been won since before the pandemic.

While there is so much uncertainty regarding returning to our ‘Hall Bingo’, we are thrilled to be able to provide a ‘Drive In Bingo’ in association with Burrin Celtic. Our ‘Online Bingo’ will return later in the year also, catering for all our patrons who prefer to play in the comfort of their own home.

Drive In Bingo is held every Saturday at 6pm in Burrin Celtic Soccer Grounds with plenty of parking, COVID compliant, shop, extra toilet facilities and superb sound system so you can hear from our PA system and also through your car radio frequency (108FM).

A special word of thanks has to go to all our volunteers and committee who work tirelessly to make the drive in bingo such a successful event.

Bingo Prices:

Double book €15 | Single Book €10

Double Sheets €5 (each) | Single Sheets €3 (each)

Prize Money (Total €3720 + our Weekly Jackpot currently €850 – 31st July 2021):

Books Games: Single Line €50 | Double Line €70 | Full House €100

Sheets Games: Single Line €50 | Double Line €100 | Full House €500**

**If the Full House is won within 47 numbers on our Blue Game – the winner will win our Jackpot, which increases weekly.

 

17/3/20

Ballon Community Bingo has usually been held in the Ballon Community and Sports Centre until COVID had hit. In more recent times we have held our successful Drive In Bingo event when restrictions allowed in conjunction with Burrin Celtic Soccer Club. Now, with lockdown and travel restrictions still in place, the bingo is now going online! Our bingo is ran in aid of our local community, the parish of Ballon/Rathoe. The bingo has given support to many projects including the Ballon Community and Sports Centre, the Development of the Burrin Celtic Club Grounds -the new AstroTurf pitch and lighting, Rathoe Carpark and renovations and window instillations in local churches to name a few. We hope to create a sense of hope for other bingo halls that there are ways to adapt around these restrictions and also providing an outlet for players on a Saturday night for an hour or so. The bingo will take place Saturday Night at 8pm via Zoom. Books can be purchased on the ClubForce website/App -search for ‘Ballon Community Bingo’ and books are available under the ‘membership’ option. Alternatively you can find the link on the Ballon Community Bingo Facebook page. Books are on sale up until Saturday midday. Books will be emailed to our players on Friday and Saturday before the bingo to give people the opportunity to print their books, alternatively the book can be played on a second device! Players will also receive a zoom link to watch the bingo along with their books. Prize Money €3200. Books cost €8 for a single book and €12 for a double book. All support is greatly appreciated! If anyone has any queries, please contact us at balloncommunitybingo@gmail.com, our Facebook page or contact 085-1332415

22/7/20

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Ballon Community Bingo proudly presents DRIVE IN BINGO

Every Saturday in the Burrin Celtic F.C. Soccer Grounds (Eircode: R93 HY90) at 6 pm sharp!

Approx. €3400 in Prize Money

Single Book €10 | Double Book €15 – Single Line €40 | Double Line €50 | Full House €100

Single Sheet €3 | Double Line €5 –  Single Line €50 | Double Line €100 | Full House €500

Jackpot This Week €2250!

Beep your horn to win! 

Sanitation points and extra toilet facilities on site – Cars parked in a distant and safe manner – All volunteers wearing masks/face shields when in contact with attendees and sanitise their hand after every transaction of books and money.

*Unfortunately due to the added costs of running this outdoor event we have had to increase the prices of our books and sheets – this is not a decision we take lightly and we will continue to review this matter on a weekly basis*

It’s not a Saturday without a bit of Bingo in Ballon! Join us for a few laughs and maybe a few €€€ – Follow us on Facebook for more info: Ballon Community Bingo 

 

1/3/20

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Mrs Betty Farrell, latest Jackpot winner. Presented by Lucy Nolan.

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Storm Jorge did not deter the Bingo Players

18/2/18

Ballon Bingo Jackpot Winner

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Dick Fitzgerald, Claire Kelly, Angela Harman (winner) Fr Jim, Nellie Doyle, Mairead Donohoe, Gerry Maherat Saturday’s
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Angela Harman won the Jackpot of €1,050 and was presented with his cheque by the committee present on 18/2/18.
Ballon/Rathoe Bingo is the mainstream fundraiser for the Hall’s debts and deserves support. Support it already gets from the 200 plus players arriving by coach, cars and Shanks’ pony from Carlow, Bunclody and Ferns in addition to local support.
The hall is a magnificent venue being bright, cheerful with plenty of space, wheelchair friendly and with a shop for snacks, drinks and the ubiquitous marker pens. Then there is the hatch which sells tea and coffee.
The jackpot stops at €3000 and its ticket is called about half time. If not won, then a second jackpot is started so there is always a lot to play for. Books are sold in a multiple of options being suitable for all ages and the last sheet of the evening has a prize of €250

7/1/18

Ballon Bingo Jackpot Winner

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Patrick Fortune won the Grand Prize in Ballon Bingo’s Special Event, seen here with committee members:

Joe Smithers, Dick Fitzgerald, Nellie Doyle, Mairead Donohoe, Clare Kelly, Lucy O’Neill

Patrick Fortune won the Jackpot of €3000 and was presented with his cheque by the committee present on 6/1/18.
Ballon/Rathoe Bingo is the mainstream fundraiser for the Hall’s debts and deserves support. Support it already gets from the 200 plus players arriving by coach, cars and Shanks’ pony from Carlow, Bunclody and Ferns in addition to local support.
The hall is a magnificent venue being bright, cheerful with plenty of space, wheelchair friendly and with a shop for snacks, drinks and the ubiquitous marker pens. Then there is the hatch which sells tea and coffee.
The jackpot stops at €3000 and its ticket is called about half time. If not won, then a second jackpot is started so there is always a lot to play for. Books are sold in a multiple of options being suitable for all ages and the last sheet of the evening has a prize of €250

 

14/8/16

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Helen O’Neill receives her cheque.

Lucy O’Neill, Joe Smithers, Claire Kelly, Mairead Donohoe, Helen O’Neill, Dick Fitzgerald, Breda McDonald, Nellie Doyle, John Donohoe

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Helen O’Neill, an avid player, won the Jackpot of €3000 and was presented with her cheque by the committee present on 13/8/16.
Ballon/Rathoe Bingo is the mainstream fundraiser for the Hall’s debts and deserves support. Support it already gets from the 200 plus players arriving by coach, cars and Shanks’ pony from Carlow, Bunclody and Ferns in addition to local support.
The hall is a magnificent venue being bright, cheerful with plenty of space, wheelchair friendly and with a shop for snacks, drinks and the ubiquitous marker pens. Then there is the hatch which sells tea and coffee.
The jackpot stops at €3000 and its ticket is called about half time. If not won, then a second jackpot is started so there is always a lot to play for. Books are sold in a multiple of options being suitable for all ages and the last sheet of the evening has a prize of €250.
The ‘calling’ starts at 8.30 pm when a strange silence descends on the hall listening to the polished tones of Breda McDonald calling the numbers which are simultaneously electronically displayed.
The committee is at hand during the session ensuring a smooth running performance.
So why not join up with a few friends and take your chances in a very friendly atmosphere for a fun evening.

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29/3/15

Last night the Jackpot Prize was awarded to Ann Donohoe

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Ann with some family members and Chairman Dick Fitzgerald and Mairead Donohoe

and again a Full House

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9/2/15

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Ballon/Rathoe Bingo Committee 8/2/2015

Joe Smithers, John Blanche, John Donohoe, Eddie Kearney, Lucy O’Neill, Gerry Maher

Breeda McDonald. Claire Kelly, Dick Fitzgerald, Fr. Howard, Nellie Doyle, Mairead Donohoe

 21/12/13

Last night, 21/12/13 was the first time it was held in the new Community Centre and there were special prizes attracting a record number as the pictures show.

This is an important fund raising activity for the parish and a real community service attracting players from ‘far and wide’

Breeda McDonald was the caller ably supported by a team of 10 volunteers.

 

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