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Ballymac Senior Fixtures

Ballymac will take on Ardfert on Friday the 13th of July at 7.30pm in Ballymac in Round 9 of The County League.

Make sure and come along in what is will be a great game.

Lotto Results 2/7/2018

Jackpot €5,400

Venue – Halfway Bar

Numbers Drawn 3, 17, 21, 28
No winner
Lucky Dip Winners:
1. Maireàd Reidy, kielduff,
2. Caroline o Connell, c/o Paula Silles
3. Conor Murphy, c/o Paula Silles
4. Martin Collins, c/o Tom Leen
5. Eileen McLoughlin, Ballymac
Sellers Prize: Diarmuid Lynch
Next weeks Jackpot €5,500
Venue: O’Riadas Bar

Coiste Na N’Og

Our u10 boys had a good work out at academy on Sunday morning last.The most encouraging aspect of this group of players is their improvement from week to week.Amongst those to impress included Eoghan Joy Padraig Reidy Kyron Boyle Liam O Rahilly and Fionn Enright.

Jack Rahilly Memorial Blitz

U12 mixed team for the Jack Rahilly Memorial Blitz

Scartaglin GAA Club hosted the second running of the Jack Rahilly Memorial Blitz on Saturday last.

The Blitz was a mixed one with u12 boys and girls playing together.

Ballymac were placed in a group with Scartaglin and Cordal.Our first game against the hosts proved to be a tight affair with very little between the sides throughout with Ballymac  just ahead at the end on a 2-7 to 2-5 scoreline.

Our next game saw us take on Cordal where we got off to a good start with a couple of goals, we kept up our good form for the rest of the game which saw us run out winners to qualify for a semi final game against Gneeveguilla.In the first half exchanges were close however in the second half an improvement in our play qualified us for a final with Desmonds.

The Castleisland side had the better of the early exchanges and led at half time on a 3-1 to 2-0 scoreline.Ballymac then began to hit form and had reduced the deficite to a single point with 5 minutes remaining however the rub of the green necessary to level the game did not come our way and two further Desmonds points saw them take home the Jack Rahilly Cup for 2018.

While our girls and boys were disappointed at the final whistle all can be proud of the effort they put in on the day.

Panel: Alexa Weiss Alice Brosnan Anna Collins Jill Quirke Kate Collins Laura Kelly Orla O Connor Rachel Creedon Sinead Cassidy Alex Riordan Cathal White  Jack Slattery Jamie Burke Jamie Lynch Micheal Savage Shane Gilroy Thomas Leen Tom Long William O Donoghue.

Many thanks to the Rahilly family and the Scartaglin Club for the invitation and the hospitality provided on the day.

Underage Kerry Development Squads

Well done to Luke O’Connell and Donal Daly who were part of the Kerry Development squad that took part in The Inter County Competitions . Ballymac were proud to be represented by the boys with the North Kerry Squads.

Also Adam Joy took part in the Under 15 Development Team , Adams team made it to the final after beating Waterford and East Cork. They were beaten by West Cork in the final but we are proud of the achievement for getting that far.

Ballymac U14 Girls Div 2 Co League Winners!!!

Ballymac 3-9 Beal Ballyduff 2-7

Ballymac U14 girls followed up the U12 div 1 success earlier in the week with the div 2 Co League title .

Played in Ballyrickard in bright and breezy conditions , Ballymac elected to play with the wind in the first half but it was Beal Ballyduff who kicked the first score , it was nip & tuck for the first 1/4 with Ballymac leading by 0-3 to 0-2 . As the half wore on Ballymac got more on top & created 4 good goal opportunities with the Beal Ballyduff goalie making a good save & a missed penalty resulting in all chances going a begging .

Beal Ballyduff goaled in the 22nd minute following a fine run from their midfielder but Ballymac responded by kicking the next 4 points 2 a piece from Yvonne Hurley & Roisin Rahilly . Another point from a free from Beal Ballyduff & a Ballymac point from Ella Quirke left the half time score 0-8 to 1-3 in Ballymac’s favour .

Ballymac made a blistering start to the 2nd half with goals from Kate Feeney & Roisin Rahilly , however aided by the breeze Beal Ballyduff became more dominant & kicked the next 3 points with county U14 player  Katie Dunworth very prominent . Great defending from Ballymac’s Alyssa Leen at centre back & full back Grainne Galvin kept the scores at a premium for Beal Ballyduff . A great save by goalie Lorna Daly from Beal Ballduff’s corner forward was important as Ballymac worked the ball forward through Ciara Palmer & Roisin Rahilly for Yvonne Hurley to kick her 4th point of the night .  Following on from another turnover by Alyssa Leen , Ella Quirke found herself in a goalscoring position & she made no mistake . Beal Ballyduff kept coming and the final 4 minutes saw them own the ball scoring 1-1 but not enough to change the outcome . Frank Mc Loughlins ( who did a fine job) final whistle signalled celebrations by the girls in blue .

A great team performance by Ballymac led by the outstanding Roisin Rahilly (1-2)  & Alyssa Leen who played themselves to a standstill , Ciara Palmers clever link play & Yvonne Hurley’s return of 0-4 were very important & Kate Feeney caught the eye with 1-1 as did Ella Quirke 1-2  . Goalie Lorna Daly make a couple of great saves & her handling & kick outs were flawless .

Beal Ballyduff lost nothing in defeat with K Dunworth , E O Donaghue & A Riley   prominent.

Fixtures Secretary Selina Looney presented the sheild afterwards to Ballymac’s captain Alyssa Leen

Ballymac Team : Lorna Daly , Sarah Mason , Grainne Galvin , Geraldyn Cassidy , Nicole Walker , Roisin Rahilly (1-2), Shonagh Griffin , Alyssa Leen , Ella Quirke (1-2) , Alexia Weiss , Yvonne Hurley (0-4), Ciara Palmer , Kate Feeney (1-1) , Eimer Curran , Cathy Palmer .

Subs : Rachel Griffin , Kate Collins & Niamh Lynch played . Emma Leen , Charlotte Geary , Allie Tarrant , Roisin Raggett , Orla O Connor , Lauren O Connor , Shona O Connor , Abby Leahy & Kerry Hennesy (inj)

Community Games

On Saturday June 30th  in St Brendans Community Centre Ballymac Community Games recognised  a very successful 2018 with a celebration of the achievements of the participants during the year.

Our u16 Boys Basketball team who were crowned National Community Games Champions were introduced onto the stage by their coach Jack Culloty who gave a run down of how the coveted title was won.

Fidelma Landers described how our u12 Group Singers won a County Title and how well they did in coming 4th in the National Finals.She also paid tribute to Teresa Murphy for the work she put in with this group.

The Group then gave a wonderful rendition of their song which went down very well on the night.

Our u13 Gymnastics County Gold medalist Rachel Creedon was also introduced,she also performed exceptonally well at National level coming a very creditable 5th place.

All other medal winners at County level were congratulated on their achievements.

Gratitude was also expressed to all who supported financially through sponsorship and private donations.

Many thanks to all who helped in any way to contribute to the succesful running of Community Games in the Parish.

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