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Mitchels were our opponents in the Central Region semi-final in Ballymac last Monday evening.We were forced to line out without 5 of our regular team due to injuries and this had a big influence on the outcome.

Mitchels got off to a great start and we were 8 points down midway through the half. As Ballymac came more into the game this was reduced to 3 points at half time ,eventually drawing level in the second half before the visitors pulled away in the final 10 minutes.

Dara Reagan got our first three points ,one a fine effort from near the sideline, meanwhile Mitchels replied with 2 points. Two goals inside 2 minutes was the beginning of a purple patch for our opponents who followed on with four points.

In the meantime Dylan Dunne had pointed for us,before Dara Keane kicked three points to bring us more into the game.The visitors again pointed before Barry Lyons was brought down in the square, with D Reagan converting the penalty.

Mitchels again pointed and D Keane pointed for us leaving the score at half time 2—8 to 1—8 in Mitchels favour.

Both sides kicked 3 points early in the second half ours coming from D Reagan (2) and D Keane. Dara Keane intercepted a quick kick out ,raced through and goaled levelling the game.Our opponents responded with 3 more points while Tadhg Brick pointed for us.

Mitchels kicked another 3 points before the finishing comfortable winners..Cathal Dunne, David Rodgers, and Dylan Dunne Moriarty worked hard on a disappointing end to the season for our minors.

TEAM & SCORERS, C Godley, T Brick (0-1) E Rodgers, L O Brien, C Dunne, E O Malley, D Chawke, J MCDonnell , D Reagan (1-5) Capt, D Dunne Moriarty,(0-1) B Lyons, J Carmody, C Lowe, D Keane (1-5)

Last Monday night our Minor team finished their season for 2017. We wish to thank every one of our minor panel, Manager Mike Sweeney, Selectors: Denis Regan, Willie Costello  and Aidan O’Connor for their commitment all year.

All have given a massive amount of  time to training and games on behalf of the club all year. It has been a great year following the team and there have been some great games . We thank each and every one of you and wish all of those joining the senior ranks every success in the future.

Lotto Results 04/09/2017
Venue: Glenduff Manor
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Numbers drawn : 5 , 14 , 16, 20
No Winner !
Lucky Dip Winners….
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3. Flor O Connor Castleisland
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Seller: Diarmuid Lynch
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Venue: Halfway Bar
Date: 11/09/2017


Having Defeated St Pats and Kerins O Rahilly’s in our earlier Games, our U 14 B Team played against a fancied Austin Stacks team in the Town League Final.

Both Teams started quite well, but after ten minutes of the first half we began to Dominate possession around the middle of the field with Andy Rogers and Donal Daly in particular playing superbly.

From this period of dominance, we went from being level at 2 Points apiece to go into a commanding 6-point lead. Maurice o’ Connell, Niall Collins, and Sean Rice were linking well up front, and were ably assisted by Gary Lynch at full Forward. However, against the run of play Stacks struck for two goals and one point to go in at half time leading by three points.

Our boys returned for the second half inspired with Mark o’ Connor having switched to midfield being a revelation as he curtailed the danger man for Austin Stacks who didn’t score in the second half.

James Kenny was unerring from free kicks with Luke o’ Connell, Eoin Creedon and Diarmaid Galvin shutting up shop on the half back line.

We outscored Stacks 2- 08 to 1-00 in the second half with the final score being Ballymac 2-18 to Austin Stacks 4-05.

Jamie Sugrue has to get a special mention for a job well done at full back. Captain Liam o’ Connor accepted the Town League Trophy on behalf of the Team. Thanks to all parents and supporters who travelled on the night. Thanks to Dave Slattery, John Rice, and Eddie O Connell on a job well done.

The Ballymac Under 14B team.


Our U13 panel travelled to Ardfert last Sunday evening for a game in the Town League. On a difficult evening for football Ardfert were victorious on the evening on a score line of Ardfert 4-07 to Ballymac’s 1-06. The next game is against Kerins o’ Rahillies in ballymac on Wednesday evening the 13th of September.


Our U10 panel travelled to Killorglan last Sunday morning for challenge games with Laune Rangers. We had enjoyable games on the morning and many thanks to Laune Rangers for hosting us. The John Mitchel’s Blitz takes place on Saturday the 23rd of September. Details of the event will be sent on by the co-ordinator. The next academy will take place next Sunday the 17th of September.


Our U8 panel travelled to Killorglan last Sunday morning for challenge games with Laune Rangers and we performed excellently. We had enjoyable games on the morning and many thanks to Laune Rangers for hosting us. Adrian O’Connor, Dara Mc’ Mahon, Harvey Leen, Ryan Burke, and Jackson Brosnan were amongst those who showed well for Ballymac on the day. The next academy will take place next Sunday the 17th of September. We will be competing in the John Mitchel’s Blitz takes place on Saturday the 23rd of September. Details of the event will be sent on by the co-ordinator.


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 17th of September on the main pitch so come along and bring your water and gum shield.

Open Club Meeting

An Open club meeting took place last Wednesday night at the Ballymac Club grounds. There was a very good attendance. The Club officers present brought the attendance up to date on all the club teams and their progress during the year.
The meeting wished club player Brian Lonergan and the Kerry Minor Team every success in The Minor All Ireland on the 17th September.

Dates for your Diary:

Our Senior team have two important games coming up:

Saturday 16th September at 5.30pm Ballymac V John Mitchel’s in The Tralee Board Championship semi final . This game is at home and on Sunday 24th September we host Na Gaeil in the final game in Division 3 of The County League.

This is effectively the game that will see the winner go up to Division 2 as champions. All support for our senior team on both days is very much appreciated.

Best Wishes

Ballymac GAA wishes  Brian Lonergan our Kerry Minor Panelist every success in the All Ireland Final. Best wishes were all sent to David Clifford the Captain of The Kerry minor team, all the players and Management.

David’s Mother Ellen comes from Ballymac and its a great honor for her and her family to have David Captain The Kerry Minor Team. All his uncles, past players of our club -including Tom our senior selector,  will be very proud on Sunday when David leads out the Kerry team on All Ireland day in Croke Park.

Congratulations to our own Thomas O’Connor who with the Kerry u21 B Hurling Team defeated Wicklow in the U 21 All Ireland on Saturday in Semple Stadium. Thomas has always shown great talent on the pitch and we at Ballymac would like to wish him the very best in what is sure to be a successful career in GAA.

Ballymac GAA Golf Classic

Ballymac will host the 2017 Golf Classic in Beaufort Golf Club on Saturday 7th of October , the cost of entry Euro 160 per team. Prize giving in the Blasket Bar on the night at 9pm. To enter a team please contact Padraig McCarthy on 0870701687 ,  Bernard Cassidy on 0877973818, also Dave Slattery on 0872201042 and Padraig Laide on 086 0441927


Ballymacelligott GAA extend its deepest sympathy to  Mary & Andrew Scanlon and family on the death of Mary’s Brother recently. We also extend our sympathies  to Neilus O’Connor and family  on the death of his Uncle.

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