Ballymac GAA V Dromid Pearses Match Report Sunday 19/03/2017
First round of our return to Division 3 of the County League in a windswept Ballymac saw us come up against old South Kerry rivals Dromid Peares. Over the years has seen many battles with Dromid and today was no different.
In a game of 2 half’s, due to the weather conditions saw enthusiasm held back by resolve. Ballymac came out the more enthusiastic which saw them race into a 0-11 to 0-5 half time lead.
Some great work around the middle of the field by Dan O Shea and Cian Counihan partnered with some well taken points from the inform P McCarthy, V Horan & Eanna Reidy.
Dromid were marshalled well by a teak tough Ballymac defense who turned over ball after ball. Dromid kept in touch with some well taken frees which left Ballymac go in at the short whistle with a well deserved lead.
Ballymac started the second half with a well taken point from Tomas O Connor but Dromids resolve came to the fore with them dropping back limiting time and space for the Ballymac forwards.
The South Kerry team were able to convert some solid defending into attack quite quickly and saw them outscore Ballymac in the second half by 0-8 points to 0-2 and leaving the final score level at 0-13 apiece.
Ballymac may feel disappointed with giving up such a lead but we could easily have come away with nothing only for some great resolve in hanging on in a game which previously may have slipped away. Well done to all players and management in getting off to a positive start and gaining a point from a tough South Kerry outfit.
Next up for Ballymac in Round 2 is another tough game against Fossa next weekend Sun March 26th @ 2pm
Ballymac Launch New Sponsor
Our Senior team have launched their new jerseys this week which were presented to Ballymac by Brian Hurley on behalf of Glenduff Manor who are our new sponsors this year.
And I have to say they look great. Ballymac GAA would like to thank Glenduff Manor for their support and we look forward to a great relationship in the future.
We are due to have a midweek Town League game and are at home to Beaufort next Saturday evening in our third County League fixture.
Massive congratulations to Daire Keane on becoming All Ireland under 17-handball champion. A true competitor who gives his all in several sports. We are due to have a midweek Town League game and are at home to Beaufort next Saturday evening in our third County League
Ballymac Lotto draw Monday 13/03/2017
Lotto Results 13/03/2017
Venue: Ballygarry House Hotel
Numbers Drawn: 10, 11, 15, 17
Lucky Dip Winners €30 each
1. Michael Leen, Kilquane
2. Betty Keane, c/o Paula Silles
3. Patrick Reidy, c/o Geoff Riordan (annual)
4. Rita Prendiville, Ballydwyer
5. Micheal Culloty, c/o Tom Leen
Seller’s Prize, Tom Leen
Next Weeks Jackpot €7,100
Venue Glenduff Manor
ST PATRICKS DAY PARADE
Well done to all the Ballymac Coiste Na Nog and parents who braved the inclement weather to participate in the Parade in Tralee last Friday.
Congratulations to Daire Keane who has just brought All Ireland Honours to Ballymacelligott by becoming U-17 All Ireland Handball Champion beating Shane Keynes of Galway on a Score line of 21- 8, 21-6. Congratulations again Daire, All Ballymac are rightly proud of you!
Austin Stacks 5:15 Ballymac 5:10
On Wednesday evening the 15th of March Ballymac U14s had their first competitive outing v Austin Stacks at Connolly Park.
In truth, the score line flatters Ballymac somewhat as overall Stacks dominated this match and it was a valuable experience for our boys to the pace of Div 1 football, which starts on the 29th of March for U14s. We started well against Stacks, Adam Joy getting the first score of the match.
Stacks replied well and took control of the game in the first half. Denis Brosnan and James Bailey making some great tackles and runs in a defence under constant pressure.
When Ballymac did get possession of the ball we did cause Stacks some trouble with Adam Joy putting over three more points from frees. Stacks put a few more scores on the board and finished the half well on top.
The second half started the same way as the end of the first with Stacks in control. With both teams making changes Ballymac were to benefit most with where lads put together a good lot of passages of decent play and scored well.
Sean Horan got three goals. Donal Daly impressed on the wing getting a goal and a point. Adam Joy got four more points; also, Maurice O’ Connell got a goal. Ryan Mc Huge worked well along with Luke O’Connell and Andy Rogers who battled hard throughout. We closed the gap towards the end missed a few chances but came up short on the final whistle.
Kerins O’ Rahillys 2-09 Ballymac 1-11
Our U14s travelled to Ballyrickard to play Kerins O Rahillys on Sunday the 19th of March. Playing with the wind in the first half, Sean Horan got us off to a good start with an early point. Strand Road replied with 3 points, but Ballymac then hit one goal and six points to put us in a good position coming up to half time.
The goal coming from Liam O’ Connor, Two great points came from James Kenny and a super effort from Dylan Barry O Connell. Two more Strand Road points left Ballymac leading at half time on a scoreline of 1-06 to 0-05.
Forced to make some positional changes at half time, and playing against the wind, we conceded two goals and a point early in the second half. Two superb frees from Adam Joy closed the gap to the minimum.
Strand Road replied with three points to widen the gap once more, but another point from Bryan Godley, a super point from Mark o’ Connor and a well-taken point from Ryan Mc’ Hugh reduced the gap to the minimum once more.
Time ran out on our boys and the final score finished Ballymac 1-11 Strand Road 2-09. Well done to all players for a great effort. Special thanks to Gary Lynch for playing in goals in second half and Padraig Heffernan from the U12s for making himself available on the day when numbers were tight.
U14B Town League: Our boys play Kerins o’ Rahillies B this Tuesday the 21st @ 6pm in Ballyrickard. The U14 Training continues this Thursday the 23rd of March at 6.30pm on the Ballymac training pitch.
The academy took place last Sunday the 19th of March at the usual time of 11.00am on the main pitch. We had a good turnout on the morning with the boys developing their skills. Academy continues next Sunday at the usual time.
The academy took place last Sunday the 19th of March and amongst those who impressed were Gearoid O’Connor, Ryan Burke, Tadgh O’Connor, Oliver Mason and Harvey Leen. Academy continues next Sunday at the usual time.
Our U6 boys continued their training last Sunday at 11.00am in the Ballymac Hall. They are having a lot of fun and are developing their skills. All players please remember to bring gum shields and Water.
Ballymacelligott will hold their athletics qualifier round for community games in An riocht Monday April 3rd at 7pm
All competitors must be from Ballymac parish and must be under the age of competition by July 31st …
please bring 2 euro for all competitors. Toddler race also.