County League, Fossa V Ballymac Result
Ballymac were out in round 2 of the County League which was away to Fossa on a beautiful sunny Spring day where conditions could not be any better in what is a prequil to the first round of the Junior Championship it was always going to be competitive game and this proved to be just that.
Ballymac started off very well and scored four points without reply until Fossa broke from the deep showing some fine football to end up on the edge where they found the back of the net.
It was score for score throughout the first half which saw Fossa go in at the break up 2 points.
The second half saw a similar game to the first half with each team fighting score for score in the battle but Ballymac showed their might and edged it out to win by 2 points.
Well done to all the players and management on today’s fine performance.
We look forward to our next day out for Ballymac which is against St. Senans in 2 weeks time.
Team – Padraig Laide, Liam Dunne, Connie Renolds, David Long, Mike Sweeney, Mike Reidy, Luke Sweeney, Daniel O’Shea, Cian Counihan, Paudie Mac ( Captain) , Aiden Breen, Gene Griffen, Eanna Reidy, Mike Herily, Vinny Horan.
BALLYMAC 4—10 BEAUFORT 0—11
Our third County League fixture was at home to Beaufort last Saturday evening. Played in brilliant spring sunshine we could have been further ahead at the break, but we pulled away in the second half to win easily. High-energy performances from Josh 0’ Keeffe and Tadhg Brick helped in no small way to secure two more league points.
ML. Hoare pointed early on for us and when Barry Lyons was fouled, Daire Reagan pointed from the free. Beaufort also added two points. ML. Hoare then won possession, passed to Daire Reagan who worked his way through for a well-taken goal. Cathal Dunne put Dylan Dunne through for a point with Beaufort also pointing.
The visitors added two more points before Tadhg passed to Cathal who in turn picked out Barry and as he made his way goalwards. Tadhg Brick was again on hand to finish to the net. The Half time score was Ballymac 2—04 Beaufort 0—06. The second half started well for us with Barry Lyons scoring a goal after good work by Cathal and James Mc’Donnell. However, Beaufort replied with three unanswered points.
ML. Hoare and Daire Reagan pointed from frees, followed by a point each from Daire Reagan and a fine point by Daire Broderick. Beaufort again pointed, while at the other end Josh intercepted a kick out and drove through for a fine goal. D. Reagan and ML. Hoare scored our final points with the visitors getting a late point. Eddie Rodgers, Keelan Brosnan, and Chris Lowe all played a vital part in this victory, which is a huge boost ahead of the visit of Fossa next Friday evening.
TEAM & SCORERS: B. Lonergan, T. Brick (1-0), E Rodgers, C. Lowe, C. Dunne, E. O’ Malley, D. Chawke, K. Brosnan, J. Mc’Donnell, D. Dunne Moriarty ( 0-1), D. Reagan (1—5), J. Carmody, B Lyons (1—0), M. Hoare (0—3), J. O’ Keeffe (1—0) SUBS: D. Broderick (0—1), L. O’ Brien, C. Godley, D. Lynch, A. O’ Brien.
Lotto Results 20/3/2017
Lotto Results 20/3/2017
Venue: Glenduff Manor
Numbers Drawn: 2, 8, 11, 20
Lucky Dip Winners €30 each
1. Colin Flahive, Ballymac
2. John Groves, Ballymac
3. Coleen Trant, c/o Tom Leen
4. Kieran Savage & Family, Tylough
5. Brian ui Riordain, Dromid
Sellers Prize: Mary Riordan
Next Weeks Jackpot: €7,200
Venue: Halfway Bar
Senior Ladies Div 4 County League
Fossa 5-7 Ballymac 3-7
Our 2nd Co League game was played in glorious sunshine Sunday morning , both sides missing players . Similar to last Sunday our first half performance was well below the required level & we were behind 5-4 to 1-3 , Nicola Horan getting 1-1 , Emma Sweeney & Una Kerins adding a point each . The 2nd half was a complete change with the Ballymac girls throwing off the shackles and they played some fantastic football . We added 2-4 to Fossa’s 0-3 and had we taken more chances we could have easily won the game . Rose Ann gave us solidity in goals , Grainne Kerins commanded at full back , Tara & Micheala Murphy hovered up lost of ball & cleared effectively . Claire Kenney who’d a fine game closed down the Fossa centre forward & in doing so cut off their go to ball for kick outs . Aine Rice and Una Kerins drove forward along with Veronica Heaslip and Heather at wing back . Nicola , Emma and Leah did the finishing up front assisted by Rachel and Veronica O Donnell . All in all a very encouraging performance by all involved
Team : Veronica O Donnell , Micheala Murphy , Grainne Kerins , Tara Murphy , Heather Jones , Claire Kenny , Veronica Heaslip , Aine Rice , Una Kerins (0-1) , Rachel Godley , Leah O Neill (0-1) , Rose Ann O Shea , Emma Sweeney (1-3) & Nicola Horan (2-2)
Ballymac U16 boys get their central region campaign underway this Monday the 27th of March at 6.30pm away to St. Pats. All support greatly appreciated.
Both Ballymac U14 teams start their county league campaigns with home fixtures against Dr. Crokes this week. The A team throw in at 6.30pm on Wednesday the 29th of March with the B team throwing in at 6.30pm on Thursday the 30th. All support appreciated.
Ballymac U12s start their county league campaign next Sunday the 2nd of April. The A & B team are away to Milltown / Castlemaine with the C team being away to Austin Stacks. All games throw in at 6pm on Sunday.
The academy took place last Sunday the 26th of March at the usual time of 11.00am on the main pitch. We had a good turnout on a lovely morning with the boys developing their skills. Amongst those who impressed on the morning were Jack Joy, Shane Crossan, Martin Mc’ Kivergan, Cian Harris, and Eoin Joy. Academy continues next Sunday at the usual time.
The academy took place last Sunday the 26th of March on a lovely morning for football. Amongst those who impressed on the morning were Cathal Carr, Fionn Enright, Patrick Leen, Kyran Boyle, and Adrian O’ Connor. Academy continues next Sunday at the usual time.
Our U6 boys continued their training last Sunday at 11.00am on the main pitch. They are having a lot of fun and are developing their skills. All players please remember to bring gum shields and water
U12 Girls North Kerry League Div 1
Abbeydorney 3-4 Ballymac 1-7
Saturday afternoon in Abbeydorney our U12’s kicked off their first game v Abbeydorney in the NK Ladies Div 1 league .
We started very well and had a lot of play but were finding it hard to get scores manly down to the strength of the Abbeydorney defence . The home side got the first score of the game after 10 mins a point we responded with an Ella Quirke goal but Abbeydorney tacked on 2-3 before half time to leave it 2-4 to a goal . The switching of Ciara Palmer & Geraldine Cassidy to midfield & Roisin Rahilly to Centre back and Alexia Weiss to full back gave us a lot more balance and go forward ball , the girls really put it in for the 2nd half and with 5 mins to go we had pulled the lead back to 2 points and were looking to go and win it , however a late Abbeydorney goal gave them the breathing space they needed we scored last point of the game to leave 3 points between us at the end. A great display against a physically stronger team and all girls played well on the night . Goalie & captain Kerry Hennesy was fantastic , Alexia , Roisin , Alice & Abbey did well in defence , Ciara and Geraldine at midfield and in the forwards Rachel Creedon , Kate Collins & Ella Quirke stood out . Rachel Griffen , Kate Feeney worked their socks off
Team : Kerry Hennesy , Kate Feeney , Geraldine Cassidy, Alice Brosnan , Abbey Leahy , Ciara Palmer (0-1) , Kate Collins (0-1) , Roisin Rahilly , Alexia Weiss, Rachel Griffen , Rachel Creedon (0-3) Niamh Lynch (0-1) , Allie Tarrant , Ella Quirke(1-1)
Ballymac Handball News
Congratulations to Daire Keane (above) on winning the 40×20 All Ireland U17 final last Sunday in Cavan winning by 21_8, 21_6. Great win Daire , you have done your club and county proud.
Juvenile Training continues Monday nights 7.30 until 8.30
Ballymac Gaa Club Membership Deadline Approaching
The registration deadline for this year is March 31st for all adults. To make life simpler we have created a link on the Ballymac GAA website , So just log on and be part of something special this GAA season. Membership fees are also available on the website. Any queries just contact us via our facebook page or call the PRO on 0871613069 and we will be happy to help.