Ballymacelligott Club News 08/09/14

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BallymacThe Lotto draw was held in O Riadas Bar on Monday, 1st September 2014 and the numbers drawn were 7,12,13,15. There was no winner.
Lucky Dips

1. Tom McMahon, Listowel
2. Ann McDonell, Rathanny
3. Lorraine O Connor, Mweenalaa
4. Michael Leen, Kilquane
5. Katie Leen, Kilquane
Sellers Prize : Willie Costelloe. The Lotto now stands at €3,200 and can be played

Any Club member who wishes to order All Ireland Football tickets must contact Club Secretary Fionnan Fitzgerald at 087 9860441. Tickets will be distributed in the Club rooms on Thursday 18th September 2014 at 8.30pm. The Club are also running a draw for 2 All Ireland Final Stand tickets and a book of tickets cost €10. Please support this draw as funds raised go to the continued development of the Club.


Ballymac Coiste Na nOg organised a bus to the Kerry Team Open Day which took place in Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday last. Also many parents of the Parish brought their kids to see their heroes. Many thanks to Jeremiah Lynch and Mike Brosnan for organising the bus. All children who attended had a fabulous and eventful day.


FAOI 16: Ballymac 3-18 Austin Stacks 1-08

Our U16’s got their Coiste Trá Lí campaign off to a great start last Monday week when they took on Austin Stacks at home. We played John Mitchels away last Monday night and report will be in next weeks notes.

FAOI 14: Ballymac 6 – 13 Kerins O Rahillys 3- 08

After our disappointment in 1st round match v Stacks, Ballymac returned to winning ways with a determined and spirited performance to over come Rahillys. It was Rahillys who got off to a perfect start scoring 1 01 inside the opening 3 mins, with Ballymac making a few early positional switches we began to start winning clean possession and getting decent ball into our full forward line, with the three Daire’s [Keane, Chawke & Broderick] dominating their men.

This resulted in Daire Keane hitting 1 04 within 15 minutes to put Ballymac ahead, further points from Josh O Keeffe, Darragh Broderick, Cillian Gallagher and 2 more from Daire Keane put Ballymac in firm control at the short whistle leading 1 10 to Rahillys 1 03. With an almost a full complement of players available on the night Ballymac did what they struggled to do most of the year and starting the second half in whirlwind fashion hitting 5 early goals to put the game out of reach for Rahillys. The goals coming from Josh O Keeffe [3], James Mc Donnell [1] and Daire Keane[1].

This gave Ballymac a chance to empty the bench and reposition some players which allowed Rahillys some chances and they finished the rest of the half strongest scoring 2 05 with Ballymac adding 3 points to leave the final score Ballymac 6 13 Rahillys 3 08. Ballymac would like to wish a speedy recovery to Rahillys midfielder Ben Foley who suffered severe concussion and ended up having to leave the field by Ambulance which is a sight no sports person likes to see. Hopefully Ben will be back on the playing field very soon.

Foireann; 1 Brian Lonergan, 2 David Nolan, 3 Cathal Dunne, 4 Kevin Lenihan, 5 Liam O Brien, 6 Josh O Keeffe[3 01], 7 Darragh Leen, 8 Tadgh Brick[0 01], 9 David Rodgers[0 01], 10 Cillian Gallagher[0 02], 11 James Mc Donnell[1 00], 12 Ciaran Nolan, 13 Daire Chawke, 14 Daire Keane[2 07], 15 Darragh Broderick[0 01] Subs; James Carmody, Barry Lyons, Kieran Coggins, Diarmuid Lynch, Jack Sugrue, Eoghan Leahy, Dylan Mc Hugh, Cian Godley.

FAOI 12:

Our Gold Team played their final round of Division 1 of Central Region last Monday night at home to Laune Rangers and a win here will see our boys crowned Division 1 winners. Report from this game will be in next week notes.


Fossa hosted our U10, U8 and U6 on Sunday last. Our U10 had a good workout and following a close first half ran out winners following an excellent 2nd half performance. Those who impressed were Any Rogers, Adam Wharton, Jared O Brien and James Kenny. Our U9’s played their best football of the year in their win over Fossa most impressive were Michael Culloty, Jack O Connor, Padraic Heffernan and Michael Prendergast.

Best wishes to this team as they take part in the Opel Blitz on Saturday next at 10.00am in Castleisland.Our U8 boys were in action in Fossa also and well done to Cathal White, Conal Savage, Jamie Burke, Cian Harris, Micheal O’Connell and Eoin Moriarty for their brilliant display of skill on the pitch. Well done to U6 boys Cian Gilroy, Matthew O’Connor, Sam Boyle, Jack Collins, Seadhna O’Briain and Daniel Creagh who caught the eye of their mentors for their efforts on the pitch. Many thanks to Fossa for hosting us and providing refreshments to all our players after their exerctions.

The U10 girls also had a great training session on a very sunny morning in Ballymac, Alexa Weiss, Aideen Lynch, Alyssa Leen and Ella Quirke put in a fantastic effort and are improving their skills every week. Academy continues next week as usual. Our U8 girls travelled to Castleisland to take on the Desmonds and came away with a very good win. Well done to Jill Quirke, Aoife Sweeney, Katie Landers and Iseult Ni Briain who impressed on the day.


Ballymac Ladies are holding a fundraising flag day in Manor West shopping centre on Saturday 14th from 10 am – 5pm. Any volunteers will be welcomed to help and all support for the girls will be greatly appreciated.

The Club extends its deepest sympathy to the Daly Family, Rathanny on the recent death of Noreen Nugent (nee Daly) and to the O Donoghue family Blennerville on the death of Tony O Donoghue.

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