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Round 9 of The Senior League

Ballymac v Gneeveguilla

From the off Ballymac were determined to reign over the visitors and they proved their strength when within the first minute of the game Thomas O’Connor came face to face with the Gneeveguilla keeper Patrick Riordan and fisted the ball over the keepers shoulder landed it in the net.

Determination and team work took over the Ballymac side with the early confidence boost and before only 3 minutes had passed in the game Eanna Reidy and Micheal Reidy followed Thomas’s example and scored a goal each leaving the visitors trail behind by 3 goals  .

With this strong start Ballymac would not show a weakness scoring another point skillfully put over the bar by Aiden Breen.

It was 7 minutes before the much needed response came from the visitors when Gneeveguillas DJ O’Connor  put a point on the scoreboard.

As the break drew closer  Ballymac put on an outstanding hard working display resulting in Thomas O’Connor scoring his second goal of the game.

Gneeveguilla never lost spirit and just before the half time whistle their number 12 scored a much needed goal. The half time score was left at Ballymac 4-04 Gneeveguilla 1-05.

In the second half Ballymac knew they needed to maintain their lead and the visitors knew they had to play a catch up game which they tried so hard to fulfill.

Gneeveguilla scored 4 successive points without reply from the home team in the first 5 minutes of the second half but Ballymac responded when Vinnie Horan scored Ballymac’s 5th goal of the game leaving the visitors to trail behind further once again.

19 minutes had gone and Ballymac were awarded another point when Aiden Breen again put the ball over the cross bar when he was awarded a free kick.

Gneeveguilla were awarded a free minutes later to see them score another point. It was the visitors to return the punishment when their ever strong number 13 John Sheehan scored their second goal bringing the score to Ballymac 5-06 to Gneeveguillas 2-11.

Aiden Breen on the home side responded in seconds with another point to secure his teams chances of running to finish with victory capped by another point from Paudi McCarthy.

Gneeveguilla tried hard to close down their opponents but Ballymac proved to be too strong and once again came out on top in what was an exciting and competitive game. A match of great skill with some fine displays from both sides.

Final score  Ballymac 5-09 Gneeveguilla 2-11


P.Laide , Liam Dunne, Kevin O’Shea, David Long, Luke Sweeney, Con Renolds, Michael Reidy ( 1-00), Cian Counihan , Eanne Reidy ( 1-00) , Paudi McCarthy ( 0-01), Aiden Breen ( 0-05), Sean Savage, Gene Griffin, Thomas O’Connor ( 2-01), Vinnie Horan ( 1-05), Michael Herlihy,       William Casey, Brendan O’Donnell, Mike Sweeney, Daragh O’Reagan, Eoin O’Malley, Thomas Lyons, Davide Keane, Chris Lowe, Mike Hoare, Liam O’Malley.

Lotto Results 17/7/2017
Venue: Halfway Bar
Jackpot: €2,000
Numbers Drawn: 14,16,17,25
No Winner
Lucky Dip Winners :
1. L . Everleigh Chutehall
2. Alice Reidy Raemore
3. Eamon Moriarty Ballydwyer
4. mgt Leen Ballincollig
5. Mike Lawlor (online)
Seller: Katie & Helen Leen
Next Weeks Jackpot : €2,100
Venue: O ‘Riadas bar
Date: 24/7/2017


The Summer Cul Camp in Ballymacelligott will take place from Monday the 31st of July to Friday the 04th of August from 10.00am – 2.30pm daily on the main pitch. Bookings can be made at the following URL: The cost is €60.00 for the first child. All participants will receive a FREE JERSEY, TRAINING TOP & BACK PACK!


Ballymac 3-06 Austin Stacks 2-16

Austin Stacks were the visitors last Monday evening in the final round of Division 1 Central Region.

The winning of this game by Stacks was due to their superior ability of kicking points, especially from distance. However, Ballymac can be quietly satisfied with parts of their performance, as Stacks by no means dominated the match.

Ballymac created enough chances in this game to be closer than the 7-point winning margin, but our inability to kick scores cost us a few valuable points, which we needed to get parity with Stacks.

Our second half performance was much better where with a few positional changes and better reading of the game saw us cutting out the supply to a clinical Stacks forward line.

All round games are now completed and Ballymac find themselves as with our County League campaign finishing in 3rd place with only Stacks and Laune Rangers ahead of us in both Leagues. This is a fantastic achievement and we can now look forward to a semifinal game on Monday the 31st of July away to Laune Rangers.


Last Saturday the 22nd of July we were due to compete in the John Mitchels Annual Tournament. This was cancelled due to the weather and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Last Sunday the 23rd of July our under 9 &10 boys played challenge games against Austin Stacks. Many thanks to Stacks for hosting these games. Academy will not take place next Sunday due to the Kerry game and will continue as usual on Sunday the 06th of August.


Last Sunday the 23rd of July our under 8 boys played challenge games against Austin Stacks. We had 22 players on the day and we had three games in total. Many thanks to Austin Stacks for hosting these games. Eoin Silles, Jimmy Healy, Daniel Moriarty and Jack Collins played well on the day.

Academy will not take place next Sunday due to the Kerry game and will continue as usual on Sunday the 06th of August.


The U6 Academy Boys & Girls had a good outing last Sunday and everyone had lots of fun learning their skills.

Handball news

Congratulations to Daire Keane on beating Mickey Maher (Tipperary) on monday evening 10th july in Ballymac by 17.21  21.12  21.4 in the 1st round of Munster Novice Championship.

Also on beating Richard Duggan ( limerick) in Broadford on thursday evening 13th to reach the junior B simi final on monday evening 17th July.

Glanagneety Hillwalk 

The  first Glanagneety Hillwalk organised by friends of Palliative Care a  which is in aid of Kerry Hospice/Palliative Care. Place Glanagneety Wood, near O’Riada’s,  Registeration at 10am, Donations on the day.

Come along and enjoy a great walk and support a great cause. Further information from Simon Moynihan 085 1021093. The Walk will take place on Sunday July 30th.

Just to inform Clubs that Aileen Foley who has been a member of the staff  here in the Kerry  Co Board office for the last seven years will be leaving us today to take up another job opportunity.

Aileen has made a huge contribution to the Office since coming on board and all involved in Kerry GAA will I’m sure like to join me in thanking Aileen and wishing her the very best in her future career.

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