Junior Premier Club Football Championship 2017 Round 1
Ballymac were host to Fossa in the first round of the Junior Championship in what was sure to be an exciting game , and the mass of supporters that attended were not be disappointed.
Fossa’s Paudie Clifford began the scoring with a point resulting from a free given by Referee Paul Hayes , but Ballmacs number 10 Paudi McCarthy returned the score with an excellent point to level the game in the opening minutes.
Moments later Ballymacs Aiden Breen delighted the supporters when he landed the ball in the ball in the back of the net to widen the score further .
Followed by yet another point from Gene Griffin , but Fossa were quick to react and with the expertise of David Clifford on their side who scored two goals and with 4 more points in the first half Fossa led the way to half time .
Half time score 1-06 to 2-08
The second half began with Ballymacs Aiden Breen opening the scoring with a great point and Gene Griffin followed by trying to narrow the score difference but it wasn’t to go his way and the ball landed wide .
Fossa’s David Clifford added to their own score with another 2 successive points, Ballymac fought hard to close the score board but a penalty awarded to Fossa in the closing stages of the game resulting in another goal taken by Paudi Clifford ended Ballmac’s dreams of victory.
Gene Griffin managed to get the ball past the Fossa defence in the dying seconds to score a point but time was not on Ballmacs side and it wasn’t enough to keep the win at home.
While it wasn’t to be Ballmac’s day they gave a great performance it what was bound to be a tough challenge following Ballymacs defeat of Fossa a few weeks ago in the County League.
NA GAEL 4—11 BALLYMAC 4—7
Na Gael were our opponents in Kileen in this Tralee Town League semi-final last Friday evening.We were unlucky not to get off to a great start.. a fine effort by Josh o Keefe came off the crossbar and rebounded to Eoin O Malley who pointed.
The home side got 1-2 before Liam O Brien put Daire Keane through for a goal followed by a Chris Lowe point.Na Gael then scored 1-4 before D Keane and D Reagan pointed for us.
Fine work by Josh led to a well taken Daire Reagan goal to leave the half time score 2-6 to 2-4 in favour of Na Gael. Our opponents increased the tempo after the break and were 2-10 to 2-6 ahead after 20 minutes D Keane and D Reagan pointing for us.
The final ten minutes saw a flurry of goals with each side scoring 2-1 including a piledriver from Keelan Brosnan and a close in flick from Daire Chawke.
Ballymac 4-7 St Pats 2-7
The ladies Senior team had their first game at home in Ballymac on Friday 14th April against St Pats. It was a wet day but it did not dampen the spirit of the Girls that had only one thing on their mind and that was a win at home.
There was good support from the side line for this historic event for Ballymac. Ballymac had a great start with Claire Kenny getting the first score on the board and eventually marked up two points.
We dominated the first half but St Pats had better luck with scores then we did and at half time the score was St Pats 2-7 and Ballymac 1-3.
The girls went out in the second half with the focus to win the game. We started out well with further scores from Emma Sweeney who clocked up 2-2 and Nicola Horan who scored 2-1, Rachel Godley who scored 1 point and Eve Creedon who had a considerable work rate with eventually added a score of 1 point.
With great defending from our backs Michelle Lynch, Michaela Murphy, Tara Murphy, Grainne Kerins, Una Kerins, Niamh Rahilly, Caomhe Carroll, Rose Anne O’Shea, Lisa Curran, Maeve O’Sullivan & Robyn White and the persistence of our forwards Veronica Heaslip, Mary Healy, Eve Creedon, Rachel Godley, Emma Sweeney, Nicola Horan and Niaomi O’Sullivan and centre field Ellie McElligott and Claire Kenny we held them scoreless in the second half.
At the final whistle the cheers could be heard from stand and from the field with a win and final score for Ballymac Senior Ladies 4-7 to St Pats 2-7. This Team who was captained by Una Kerins did this club proud today..
Coiste Na NOg
Ballymac U16s play Ardfert away on Monday the 17th of April at 7.00pm in the Central Region.
Ballymac played host to Castleisland Desmonds on Monday 10th of April in an U16 Central District game. The visitors started the game at a blistering pace, and had registered 2-03 before Ballymac got on the score sheet.
This came from the boot of Brian Cassidy. Desmonds replied with a point from a free. Ballymac settled and got back into the game by scoring 1-03. The goal came from David Rogers and the three points from Dylan Dunne Moriarty.
Both sides scored a point each before the end of the first half to leave the score at half time Ballymac 1-05 to Desmonds 2-05. Ballymac started the second half the stronger and two goals from Jack Tobin and Jonathan Lowe put the home side ahead.
Desmonds then piled on the pressure on us but some great defensive work by Cian Godley, Ciaran Brosnan, Liam and Aiden O’ Brien kept Ballymac in the game right up to the finish. Goalkeeper Eoin Kenny also made some great saves.
The visitors finished the stronger and two late goals by their two midfielders left the final score at Ballymacelligott 3-05 to Castleisland Desmonds 4-10.
BALLYMAC : Eoin Kenny, Diarmuid Lynch, Cian Godley, Ciaran Brosnan, Jonathan Lowe, Liam O’ Brien, Aiden O’ Brien, Brian Cassidy, Dylan Dunne Moriarty, Dara Lynch , Dara Broderick, Daragh Leen, Dylan Mc’Hugh, Jack Tobin, David Rogers, Adam Joy, Sean Horan, Dean Lenihan, Ross Mc’Hugh, Brian Godley
Ballymac U14’s play their Feile qualifier on Wednesday the 19th of April in Killorglin at 7.00pm. They are in a group with Laune Rangers and Austin Stacks.
Our U 14 A Team travelled to Glenflesk to take on the locals in round three of the Division one County League. On a misty evening, Glenflesk got off to a perfect start with a goal after five minutes.
However, our Boys responded well and scored 1-06 without reply, our goal a fine individual effort from Dylan Barry O’ Connell. Glenflesk scored the last two points of the half, but Ballymac lead 1-08 to 1-06 at the interval. We started well in the second half, Maurice O Connell with a massive point and Sean Horan having switched to full forward netted two goals.\
Darragh Sweeney was impressive in the halfback line, but Adam Joy put in a massive performance, contributing 5 points from midfield. We were well on top in the second half, and with minutes remaining, Glenflesk scored two consolation goals to put a respectable look on the scoreboard.
The final score was Ballymac 3 12 Glenflesk 3 03. Team: Adam o’ Keefe, Adam Walker, James Bailey, Andy Rogers, Darragh Sweeney, Denis Brosnan, Ryan Mc’ Hugh, Adam Kelly, Adam Joy, Dylan Barry O’ Connell, Adam Sheehy, Sean Horan, Byran Godley, Donal Daly, Gary Lynch. Subs: James Kenny, Maurice O Connell, Eoin Creedon, Luke O’ Connell, Mark O’ Connor and Mossie Brennan.
Ballymac U12 A and B teams will play Ballyduff in Ballymac next Sunday the 23rd of April at 6.00pm. Ballymac C team are due to play Laune Rangers at home on the same day with the time TBC.
The academy took place last Thursday evening the 13th of April on the main pitch. We had a good turnout on the morning with the boys developing their skills. We are entering the U 10 Go Games Easter Blitz, which takes place on Wednesday the 19th of April in John Mitchel’s G.A.A Grounds Tralee commencing at 17.00pm. The academy continues on Sunday the 23rd of April at the usual time.
The academy took place last Thursday evening the 13th of April on the main pitch. Bryan Kelly, Graham West, Jamie Harrington, Gearoid Joy, Jack Lynch were amongst those who impressed for the u8 boys at academy on the evening. We are entering the U 10 Go Games Easter Blitz, which takes place on Thursday the 20th April in John Mitchel’s G.A.A Grounds Tralee commencing at 14.00pm.
Our U6 boys continued their training last Thursday evening on the main pitch. They are having a lot of fun and are developing their skills. All players please remember to bring gum shields
Ballymac Lotto Results 10/04/2017
Venue: Ballygarry House Hotel
Lucky Dip Winners:
1.Colin Flahive ballymac
2.Anne Horgan c/o Paula Silles
3.John Rahilly c/o Tom Leen
4.Mary b O ‘ Sullivan c/o Tony Marshall
5.Margaret Hogan online
Sellers Prize:Mary Riordan
Next Weeks Jackpot:€7,500
Venue: Glenduff Manor