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Round 2 of the Division 2 County League

Sunday March 25th at Ballymac GAA

Referee – John Dineen

This was always going to be game full of competition and stamina and it proved just that when from the first throw of the ball both teams worked hard to earn their points on the league table.

It was Milltown/Castlemaine’s no.11 Cathal Moriarty  who in only 50 seconds into the game took the host side by surprise when he ploughed through Ballymac to score the first goal of the game. This was followed quickly by a well taken free kick in the visitors favour and then another goal from Milltown/ Castlemaines Gavin Horan.

Ballymac were down 2-01 but showed no weakness  and were not daunted by the scoreboard when Aiden Breen scored 3 points in succession from frees given followed by another point well played  by Ballymacs Cathal Dunne.

Milltown/ Castlemaine responded with a further 2 points but it was Ballymacs Vinne Horans time to shine when he was given the opportunity to punch the ball taking the visitors keeper Cormac Leane by surprise and scored a much needed goal.

2 further points from Aidan Breen and Padraig McCarthy narrowed the gap significantly and Milltown/ Castlemaines responding 3 points brought the half time score to Ballymac 1-06 to Milltown/Castlemaines 2-06.

The second half began with obvious determination when Ballymac restarted with a renewed strength. Aidan Breen handed the home side 3 more outstanding points and a further point from Darragh Regan brought Ballymac to the lead for the first time in the game.

It was point for point as the battle wore on and Milltown /Castlemaine pushed hard to edge forward with well placed points and it was now a head to head game. Ballymac led their opponents by 3 points for a period of time but going into extra time the visitors fought hard to reel in the home side. Milltown/Castlemaine pushed onto kick 3 free in the final minutes.

There is no doubt both sides attacked with great skill to gain the winning points but as the referee blew the whistle for the final time it was all level  with a final score of Ballymac 1-16 , Milltown/Castlemaine 2-13.

Ballymac are happy to take the point on this occasion and we look forward to more magic from this ever improving side.

We would like to wish Milltown/Castlemaine the very best in their season ahead.

Minor County league


We travelled to Gneeveguilla last Monday evening for our second County League .game.On a dry but chilly evening the home side were the the better team for most of the game. That there was only a few points between the sides at the end was largely due to a string of fine saves by goalkeeper Eoghan Kenny, and strong performances by Dara Keane and Cathal Dunne..The home side settled quickly , finding the net early on before adding 3 points. As half time approached we had only 2 Dara Keane points on the board.Barry Lyons was fouled and Dara Keane goaled from the free to leave the half time score G/GUILLA 1-6 BALLYMAC 1-2

We came more into the game after the restart.Two Tadhg Brick points from free’s and one each from Jonathan Lowe and Dara Keane were matched by 4 G/Guilla points, 1-10 to 1-6 with 10 minutes remaining.Ballymac tried hard for another goal while our opponents notched up 3 more points. With only a few minutes left Dara Keane pointed and then Dylan Dunne weaved through for a goal but there was time for no more.

Lotto Results 19/03/2018

Venue: O Riadas Bar
Jackpot: €3,900
Numbers Drawn: 16, 21, 24, 28
Lucky dip winners …..
1. Jamie Landers c/o Tony Marshall
2. Eileen Conway Abbeydorney
3. Aidan Pollard c/o D Lynch
4. Peg Looney c/o Tony Marshall
5. Billy Pound Castleisland
Seller: Tony Marshall
Next weeks Jackpot: €4,000
Venue: Ballygarry Hotel
Date: 26/03/2018

Ballymac under 12 Ladies

Our u12 girls team began their defence of Division 1 of the North Kerry League  on Saturday evening last with a good victory over Abbeydorney.Ballymac went into an early lead and midway through the first half led on a 1-6 to 2-0 scoreline.We dominated the remainder of the half adding 1-2 to Abbeydorneys 0-1.In the second half it was our defence who excelled repelling all the opposition attacks with some textbook defending holding Abbeydorney scoreless in the half which saw us run out winners on a 2-13 to 2-1 scoreline.Our next game sees us welcome Desmonds to Ballymac for a Round 2 game.

Our u12 girls Gold team travelled to Churchill on Sunday where despite their best efforts they came up short on the day with the most important thing being plenty of football afforded to all our young girls over the weekend.

Under 14 Ladies

Ballymac 7-6 Corcha Duibhne 1-6

Round 1 of 2018 U14 Co League Div 2 played on a beautiful Sunday spring evening in Balllymac . The Ballymac girls got into this game straight away with Yvonne Hurley at centre forward leading by example , she got us off the mark with a fine point from our first attack . She fielded the ensuing kick out and set up Ciara Palmer for our first goal .

Roisin Rahilly made a strong run forward and her shot for goal hit the post but Ciara followed up to put the ball in the net for goal no 2 after 6 mins . Corcha Duibhne settled more into the game and scored 1-1 . Eimer Curran kicked a free for us , before good work from Grainne Galvin & Roisin Rahilly at midfield resulted in 1-2 from Ciara .

Just before half time Shona Griffen set up Sarah Mason for another 3 pointer just before half time . Our defence were really good in this half as well with Alyssa Leen , Ella Quirke and Kerry Hennsey doing well as did our goalie Lorna Daly whose kick outs were finding blue jerseys every time .

We made numerous changes at half time with Charlotte Geary , Nicole Walker , Orla O Connor , Alexia Weiss , Rachel Griffen , Roisin Raggett & Lauren O Connor coming on . Ciara added1-1 , Eimer , Grainne and Yvonne got points and we finished the scoring with Roisin Raggett getting a goal .

Great team performance by all but sterner tests lay ahead . Away to Beaufort next up  8th April .

Team : Lorna Daly , Abby Leahy , Alyssa Leen (capt) , Ger Cassidy , Niamh Lynch , Ella Quirke , Kerry Hennesy , Grainne Galvin 0-1 , Roisin Rahilly , Shona Griffen , Yvonne Hurley 0-3 , Alli Tarrant , Eimer Curran1-1 , Ciara Palmer 4-3 , Sarah Mason 1-0

Subs : Charlotte Geary , Nicole Walker ,Orla O Connor , Alexia Weiss , Roisin Raggett, 1-0 , Lauren O Connor, Rachel Griffen

Special mention to Aisling O Connell who played midfield for Kerry ladies U16 team in their recent victory over Tipperary & to Elle McElligott who is also part of the panel .

And well done to Ella Quirke , Roisin Rahilly , Ciara Palmer and Kerry Hennesy who played with the Kerry ladies U13 development squads this weekend v Limerick .

Coiste Na N’Og

Just a reminder that for All Boys challenge games and U10/8/6 girls challenge games the county board need to be notified in advance for insurance purposes. Any coach wishing to organise a game can you let the Coiste na nOg secretary Trish Horan know 0879835373 and she will email the county board. Notification must be given for home and away games.

Ballymac  U8  Boys  had a big turn out on Sunday morning, we did a  lot of skills on the morning and those that impressed were   Adrian O Connor,  Jack  Hobbert ,  Oran Silles ,  Eric Quirke  and  Rory O Connor .

A fine morning saw a big turn out for u10 academy on Sunday morning last.Boys showing improvement with every passing week include Ray Horgan  Bryan Kelly Jack Collins Seadhna O Brien and Conor Lynch.

RESULT: Boys U14B town league. Ballymac 5-5 Kerins O Rahillies 3-7. They will contest the Division 3 final on Sunday.

Under 14 B

The U14B team progressed to the Division 3 Town League Final by defeating Kerins O Rahillies early in week. Played on a lovely evening the lads came up against a very strong Austin Stacks team in the final. Despite being beaten they gave everything they had in the tank and did themselves and the club proud. Congratulations to Austin Stacks on winning the Cup

The U14B team play their first match in the county league on Wednesday the 4th of April.

The U14A team play their first match in the county league this Wednesday at home to Legion at 6.30pm in Ballymac.

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