Ballymacelligott Club News 11/08/14

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As the Co. League enters the home straight we welcome An Ghaeltacht to Ballymac on Sunday next, August 17th. Following victory in their last two outings, hopefully two more valuable Co. League points can be attained. Throw in time is 2.00pm. Supporters are advised to cheque Twitter, Facebook and Website for any changes to this fixture.

Ballymacelligott played host to Ballydonoghue in the preliminary round of the Barrett Cup on Friday last at 7pm. Ballymac opened the scoring with a point from Jonathan Keane. Ballydonoghue responded quickly with three points in the trot . Shane Dowling put Ballymac ahead when he goaled ten minutes into the first half. Ballydonoghue responded with two points from frees and one from play. Ballymac had three more points before half time, two from Christopher Leen and one more from Jonathan Keane. Ballydonoghue goaled on the stroke of half time to leave the score Ballymac 1.4 to Ballydonoghue 1.6

Ballydonoghue started the second half the brighter with Jack Foley scoring two points. Christopher Leen kept Ballymac in touch with two points from frees. Ballydonoghue tagged on three more points to let them 5 ahead with fifteen minutes to go. Ballymac dug deep and Ruairi Rahilly started a great comeback with a point from a free. Shane Dowling then goaled for the second time. The equalising score came from a free by Christopher Leen. Ballydonoghue went ahead with a point from a 45. Ruairi Rahilly cancelled out this with a point from play. With five minutes to go Ballydonoghue edged ahead again with a point from a free. Ballymac responded with a point from play by Maurice Leen. This was to be the last score of the game and the final score was Ballymacelligott 2.10 Ballydonoghue 1.13

BALLYMAC TEAM Padraig O Connor , Sean Brosnan, Johnny O Connor, Denis Leen , Brendan O Donnell , Sean Savage, Mike Broderick, Christopher Leen , Alan Bonn , Gerard Browne , Kevin Sweeney, Jonathan Keane , Shane Dowling, Maurice Leen. Subs: Jonathan Brick , Ruairi Rahilly, Micheal Madden , Kelvin Reidy , Tom Lyons

Best wishes to St. Kierans U21 Team who are due to play Kenmare District in Fitzgerald Stadium on this Wednesday, August 13th in the U21 Co. Championship Final.

On Sunday August 24th, Kerry play Mayo in the All Ireland Minor and Senior Semi Finals. Any Club member who requires tickets for this game is asked to contact Club Secretary Fionnan Fitzgerald, 087 9860411.


FAOI 16: Ballymac 2-08 Scart/Cordal 3-12
We played the semi final of U16 County League last Wednesday evening at home to Cordal/Scart, in wonderful conditions but after a titanic struggle we just came up short. Great credit must be given to the players on the night who put in a huge effort. We like to wish Cordal/Scart the best of luck in the final.

We won our first trophy of the season in the Central Region Division 3 final played at home on bank holiday Monday against Ardfert. A low scoring game, with our first points coming from Josh and Daire Keane. Brian Lonergan and Tadhg Brick were doing well at midfield, Tadhg passing to Josh who soloed through for a super goal. Further points were scored by Daire Keane(2) and Liam O’Brien while at the other end good defending and poor shooting kept Ardfert’s score down. A Daire Keane free was misjudged by the goalie and Dara Chawke was on hand to finish to the net. Dylan McHugh, Diarmuid Lynch and James Carmody all helped us to lead at half time 2-6 to 0-1 Daire Keane getting another point.

It was all Ardfert in the second half as they piled on the pressure. Tremendous defensive work was done by Barry Lyons , Josh and Dara Leen who were ably assisted by Cathal Dunne, Eoin Culloty, Liam O’Brien, Kevin Lenihan and Davy Rodgers who was on man marking duties. Ardfert came forward in droves yielding four points and luckily for us at least as many wides. Chances were scarce for us our only score a Daire Keane point mid way through the half. Ardfert got another point but could got not get the goal they needed and credit for this must go to our defensive set up.

A comfortable winning margin though it might have been closer had Ardfert not had so many wides. Damien McCarthy secretary of the central region thanked sponsors Kellihers garage and also Jer Lynch and Ballymac club for use of the pitch. He then presented the man of the match award to a deserving Josh O’Keeffe. A delighted captain Daire Keane accepted the winning trophy and thanked mentors Tony, Gene, Willie, Martin and Mike. Thanks to Paula, Deirdre, Siobhan, and Trish who provided refreshments afterwards and also to Orla Keane who sang the national anthem. TEAM B Lyons, K Lenihan, C Dunne,E Culloty,L O’Brien, J O’Keeffe, D Leen, T Brick, B Lonergan, D McHugh, D Rodgers, J Carmody, D Chawke, D Keane (capt) D Lynch..Subs D Broderick, J Mc Donnell, D Dunne, E Leahy, C Nolan, D Nolan, J Sugrue, D Lenihan, J Lowe D Lynch, A Jah.

Ballymac U14 team with the Central Region Div 3 Trophy which they won after defeating Ardfert last Monday 4th Aug in the final played at Ballymac Pitch on a scorline of 2 07 to 0 06. Ballymac's Josh O Keeffe also picked up the Man of the Match award.

Ballymac U14 team with the Central Region Div 3 Trophy which they won after defeating Ardfert last Monday 4th Aug in the final played at Ballymac Pitch on a scorline of 2 07 to 0 06. Ballymac’s Josh O Keeffe also picked up the Man of the Match award.

FAOI 11: On Saturday our under elevens travelled to Firies to play in the local blitz. We played three games against Fr Caseys ,Dr Crokes and Glenflesk. We were unlucky in the first game against a big physical Fr Caseys team, going under by a couple of points in the end. Our team gave it their all and players to impress in this game were Cathal Culloty, Gary Lynch, Mark O’ Connor and Darragh Sweeney. Against Dr Crokes we played very well in the first half and led by 2 points at half time having conceded a late goal before the break. Our lads continued to play brilliantly in the second half and looked to have the game won only for Crokes to snatch a goal on the stroke of full time to win by the narrowest of margins. Players to impress in this game were Ryan Mc Hugh, Thomas O’Connor, James Kenny, Adam Kelly and Padraig O’Sullivan.

In our third game against Glenflesk ,we again displayed some great skill. Two superb goals from Denis Brosnan and Donal Daly had us in a great position, but Glenflesk hit us on the break with two goals in two minutes, to win by two points in a cracking game of football. Players to impress in this game were James Bailey, Adam O’Keeffe and Maurice O Connell. Well done to everyone involved , many thanks to Firies GAA for making it a wonderful day and to all the parents who travelled to Firies bringing with them wonderful support for the boys.

Last Tuesday evening we welcomed St. Pats to Ballymac in Round 5 of Coiste Trá Lí league. In sunny conditions the crowd were treated to a wonderful game of football & great credit must be given to both sets of players on the evening. We have Austin Stacks left to play in this competition, which has been put back to a later date.


ACADEMY: Many Thanks to Na Gaeil for inviting our U8’s & U6’s in to Tralee on Sunday morning for a mini blitz. The U6 boys fully participated for the duration of Blitz and in particular Cian Gilroy, Micheal Quirke, John Leen, Eoghan Joy, Aaron Crean and Ryan Burke were very impressive on the day. Mile Buiochas also to St. Pats for inviting in U10 boys. Those who impressed on the day were Diarmuid Galvin, Eoin Creedon, Niall Collins, Sean Rice and Aidan Horgan. Well Done to all age groups that attended Academy on Sunday morning despite the wet conditions. A great effort was also put in by the U10 girls. Keep up the great work.

The Club wishes to offer its sympathy to the family of Sean Geaney, Reamore who died recently. Also condolonces to the Cooper family Killarney on the death of Mrs Maureen Cooper. Her son Colm was to attend the Opel Sponsored U10 Blitz due to be played in Castleisland last Saturday. As a mark of respect this was cancelled and it is hoped this will be played at a future date.

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