There was no match this weekend but Ballymac will play St Senans on Saturday the 8th of April at 6pm at Ballymac.
First Championship game v Fossa is fixed for Sunday 15th April at 2.30pm at home.
BALLYMAC 1—10 FOSSA 0—9 Friday 31st of April
Following our midweek victory over Mitchels ,we were in a confident frame of mind for this County League fixture at home to Fossa.Full credit must go to all our players who endured some very robust challenges throughout this game.
Kerry minor captain David Clifford was well marshalled by Eoin o Malley and Eddie Rodgers in turn, and its testament to our hard working defence that our opponents were kept scoreless for most of the second half and had hardly any goal chance in the entire game.
Straight from the off Keelan Brosnan put Daire Reagan through for a point.ML Hoare was fouled and D Reagan pointed from the free. Fossa pointed from a free and Josh o Keeffe pointed for us with help from Barry Lyons.
Twice in succession ML Hoare was fouled with D Reagan converting the frees. Fossa added four more points to lead at half time by 0-6 to 0-5.Our opponents started the second half in more determined mood kicking 3 points early on but this was the end of their scoring.
Daire Broderick pointed after collecting an Eoin o Malley pass. Ten minutes passed without either side scoring before Daire Keane marked his introduction with a point . ML Hoare pointed from a free after being fouled and a low shot from Josh was barely wide.
D Reagan pointed from a free after Cathal Dunne was fouled and four minutes into injury time ML Hoare pointed from a free to give us a slender lead .
A minute later Daire Keane was on hand to sidefoot the ball to the net after good work by Eoin O Malley. We now have 6 league points as Gaeltacht provide the opposition next Tuesday evening 4th at 6-30 in Ballymac.
TEAM & SCORERS, B Lonergan, T Brick, E Rodgers, C Lowe, C Dunne, E O Malley, D Chawke, K Brosnan, J Mcdonnell, J Carmody, D Reagan (0-5) L O Brien, B Lyons, ML Hoare (0-2) J O Keeffe (0-1) SUBS D Broderick (0-1) D Keane (1-1) C Godley, D Lynch, A Jah
Ballymac Lott Results
Lotto Results 27/3/2017
Venue: Halfway Bar
Numbers Drawn: 2, 4, 6, 18
Lucky Dip Winners €30 each
1. Jim Foley, Chutehall
2. James Sugrue, c/o Paula Silles
3. Murrough O’Brien, Castleisland
4. Padraig O’Connor, c/o Paula Silles
5. Brendan O’Sullivan, Knocknagoshel
Sellers Prize: Tom Leen
Next Week’s Jackpot €7,300
Venue: O’Riadas Bar
Well done to everyone and don’t forget you can always get a weekly, monthly or annual ticket via the Ballymac Website .
Under 12 girls
Ballymac 1-8 Austin Stacks 0-7
Blue team played Austin Stacks in NK League Div 1 on Sat 1st April & enjoyed a fine victory . Stacks playing with the strong breeze led at half time 0-6 to 1-1 . Ella Quirke getting our goal & Rachel Griffen our point scorer.
We dominated the 2nd half regards the possesion as Ciara Palmer and Geraldine Cassidy commanded midfield and Roisin Rahilly was immense at centre back . Points from Rachel Creedon frees , Ciara and Roisin saw us pull clear.
Great display by all the girls , Alexia Weiss at full back showed up well as did Kate Feeney Orla O Connor and Charlotte Geary in defense . In attack the Quirke sisters Ella and Jill played well .
Team … Kerry Hennesy, Kate Feeney, Alexia Weiss, Orla O Connor. Abbey Leahy ,Roisin Rahilly(0-1)Charlotte Geary, Geraldine Cassidy , Ciara Palmer (0-1), Jill Quirke ,Rachel Creedon (0-5) Rachel Griffen (0-1) Alli Tarrant, Ella Quirke (1-0) Aoibhin Broderick
U12 Girls gold team Div 3 NK league first game! Away win at Duagh,
Wednesday 30th March
15 players turned up on the night. Captained by Laura Kelly in goals. Team on the night was Laura Kelly, Alice & Rose Brosnan, Orla o Connor, Maggie Scanlon , Labhaoise & Shilona? Mansfield, Aoife Sweeney, Sinead Cassidy, Rachel Griffin, Kate & Anna Collins, Rachel Creedon, Jill Quirke & Sarah West.
Ballymac’s U16 team were away to St Pat’s on Monday 27th of March in the Central District competition. This was definitely a ‘ game of two halves’ with the home side in control in the first and Ballymac dominating the second.
There was the minimum of margins at the final whistle with Ballymac losing out by a point on a score line of 3-11 to 3-10. St. Pat’s started the game at a great pace and scored a goal in the first few minutes.
They kept it up for the first half and had Ballymac on the back foot for the whole half. The score at half time was St Pat’s 2-07 to Ballymac 0-03. Ballymac scores came from Dara Broderick, Dylan Dunne Moriarty and Jonathan Lowe.
The half time talk by Ballymac’s management team certainly paid dividends in the second half. They came out firing on all cylinders and carried the game to the home side. Ballymac scored 1.04 without reply from the home side.
These scores came from Brian Cassidy, Jack Tobin, Adam Joy and Sean Horan. St Pat’s responded with two more points, but Ballymac’s’ never say die ‘ attitude kept them in the game right up to the final whistle.
Further scores from Darragh Leen, Dylan Dunne Moriarty, Adam Joy And Dara Lynch left the final score at St.Pats 3-11 Ballymac 3-10.
BALLYMACELLIGOTT TEAM: Eoin Kenny, Ciaran Brosnan, Cian Godley, Diarmuid Lynch, Jonathan Lowe, Liam O Brien, Aiden O Brien, Brian Cassidy, Dylan Dunne Moriarty, Jack Tobin, Dara Broderick, Darragh Leen, Dylan McHugh, Dara Lynch, Adam Joy, Sean Horan, Ryan McHugh
This week was a busy week for both our U14 teams. The B team played their second game in the Tralee Town league against St. Pats Blennerville on Monday night gone. A great performance on the night led to them winning the game 3-08 to 1-05.
They played their first round of the county league on Wednesday evening in Ballymac against Dr. Crokes. The players deserve massive credit for overturning a deficit of 10 points at half time to draw the game 3-15 to 5-9 in what turned out to be a massively competitive match. In the end, neither team deserved to lose.
This week also saw our u 14A team kicking off their Division one campaign with a good result over Dr. Crokes on Wednesday Night. We raced into a 1-03 lead before Dr. Crokes registered their first Score.
Our goal coming from Sean Horan. However, Credit goes to the Crokes for getting back into the game, and they lead after Twenty minutes of the first half on a score line of 1-04 to 1-03.
With Donal Daly on fire at full forward and with great effort put in by Adam Joy, Sean Horan & Adam Kelly we scored 1-05 without reply to lead 2-08 to 1-04 at half time.The second goal coming from Adam Sheehy.
We continued to push forward with some lovely passages of play in the second half, our defenders Luke O’ Connell, James Bailey & Andy Rogers were dominating in defense. We outscored Crokes 3-04 to 2-04 in the second period, two goals coming from Denis Brosnan who can be proud of his performance.
Others to impress were Ryan McHugh, Darragh Sweeney, Dylan Barry O’ Connell, & Byran Godley. Great credit to the players for the effort put into training in the last couple of weeks and the result was proof of that on the night.
Thanks to all the parents for their support and thanks to Dr. Crokes for being a wonderful Sporting Team. Best of luck to them in the Rest of the campaign. Next week sees our A team play a home fixture Vs Kilcummin on Wednesday the 5th of April, throw in 7pm. Our B team play an away fixture to Kerins O Rahillies in Ballyrickard on the same night.
All three U12 teams were in action last Sunday evening in round 1 of the County League. The Blue & Gold teams travelled to Milltown/Castlemaine with the C team playing Austin Stacks in Connolly Park. The Blue & Gold teams are playing in Division 3 with the C team playing in Division 9 of the County League.
FAOI 12 – Blue Team
On a lovely evening for football our U12 Blue team played a very entertaining game against Milltown/Castlemaine. Unfortunately, we were beaten on the evening by three points on a score line of 4-13 to 3-13. However a lot of good football was played by our lads and they just came up short against a good Milltown/Castlemaine team.
FAOI 12 – Gold Team
Milltown/Castlemaine 0-02 Ballymac Gold 5-24 What a lovely evening to begin the boy’s first outing in competitive football in the County U12 Division 3B away to Miltown, Straight from the throw in our lads were well up for this and after 30 secs scored our first of 5 goals through Shane Gilroy.
This was followed by points from William o’ Donoghue, Jack Slattery, and Michèal Savage, At this point our backs were closing out everything that was thrown at them. Cathal White, Evan o’ Brien, Jamie Burke and Thomas Leen were solid while Conor Martin in goals played well.
Up front Shane Gilroy, Alex Riordan and David Lucid were kicking some fine points, Not forgetting our engine room in midfield Jack Slattery and Tom Long were linking up the play with some fine fielding and passing and also chipping in with a few points and goals.
All in all this was a fine performance from our boys and all the hard work in training will stand to them. Keep up the hard work and see you at training on Tuesday.
FAOI 12 – C Team
The C team played Austin Stacks last Sunday evening the 2nd of April in Division 9 of the county league. They produced an outstanding performance and were victorious on the evening on a score line of Austin Stacks 3-03 Ballymac 3-09. Well done to the team and the mentors.
The academy for our U10 panel was cancelled last Sunday morning due to the Kerry V Tyrone fixture in Killarney. The academy continues next Sunday the 09th of April at the usual time.
The academy for our U8 panel was cancelled last Sunday morning due to the Kerry V Tyrone fixture in Killarney. The academy continues next Sunday the 09th of April at the usual time.
U6 Academy Boys & Girls had another big turn out on Sunday and everyone had lots of fun learning their skills. Academy continues next Sunday the 9th of April in the main pitch so come along and bring your water and gum shield.
Scór na bPÁISTÍ Final
FOILMORE GAA CENTRE, hosted the finals of Scór na bPaistí on 26th March to a full attendance who enjoyed the cream of talent from all over Kerry. With only one adjudicator for each of the nine categories, many decisions were difficult to make. The standard was very high throughout.
Everyone that reached the final was a winner. Ballymacelligott can be very proud of an outstanding performance from the following girls in the Rince Foirne category : Alice Brosnan, Emma Daly, Laura Kelly, Abby Leahy, Ella Quirke, Ella & Maggie Scanlon & Ri-Ann Zhang. Well done to all.