Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

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The lotto was held in O Riadas Bar on 30th March 2015 for a jackpot of €5900.  The numbers drawn were 7,16,20,23.  There was no winner.

Lucky Dips

1. John Rice, Gortshanavalla

2. Blake Leen, Chuethall

3. Joe Leen, Chutehall

4. Joe Butler, Kielduff

5. Tony O Callaghan, Blennerville.

Sellers Prize : Jeff Riordan.  Jackpot now stands at €6000 and can be played at


Following their good win over St. Pats in Round 2 of the Co. League our Senior team travel to Beale on Saturday next 11th April in Round 3.  This game is due to throw in at 6.30pm.


On Saturday 2nd May 2015 Ballymac GAA Club in association with Lee Strand are hosting ‘Bwildered’, the John Lenihan Wilderness Challenge.  All monies raised from this event will go towards the continued development of the Clubs new playing pitch.  This event will see participants completing a course in Glenageenty which has been designed by former Hill Running World Champion John Lenihan and Joe O Connor of Irelands Fittest Family and Nissus Fitness.  Full details of registration and other information on this can be found on  and Facebook and we would appeal to as many people as possible to like and share this event with friends.

On the day of the run Ballymac GAA Clubs main function will be the stewarding of the event.  We would urge as many volunteers as possible to make themselves available on the day.  Please contact one of the following officers if you are in a position to help out.  Fionnan Fitzgerald 0879860441, Joanne Riordan 0876768634 and Gerard Collins on 0876430693.  All help would be greatly appreciated on the day.


We were away to Annascaul/Lispole in our second central region game last Monday evening. Despite the wind, rain and heavy underfoot conditions both teams played some good football. Both team pointed early with Josh scoring for us.

Keelan pointed for us after ten minutes and Dara Keane was at the end of a long free by Josh to find the net. Dara Keane added two more points, with Annascaul getting their second point. Just before half-time Keelan put Dara Chawke through to get our second goal. We into the break 2-4 to 0-2 ahead.

With the wind at their backs our opponents were a different team in the second half. Goals in the first, third, and the fourth minute put them a point ahead. Josh pointed for us and then scored a goal from the penalty spot. Liam o’ Malley pointed to put us 4 points up.

Tadhg Brick went full stretch to block a certain goal, but disaster struck again a minute later when an Annascaul forward drew on the ball about 20 yards out and it finished up in the corner of the Ballymac net.

They added 3 more points inside the next five minutes to go 2 points ahead. Dara Reagan kicked two frees to level matters but our opponents again pointed to finish narrow winners. It was very disappointing not to get something out of the game in which we had only 3 wides in total. Eddie Rodgers, Liam o’ Malley, Dara Keane and impressive sub Davy Rodgers tried hard for us. We are at home to Gaeltacht next Monday evening (6 April) at 6.45.


Our first competitive game of the year was played in ideal conditions at Ballymac. We were short six players through injury, illness and absence. The boys played very well in the first half and kept pace with Glenflesk up to half time.

Some nice interpassing play by the lads was capped by a poacher’s goal by Darragh Broderick when he took a quick free kick and spotting the keeper off his line chipped him and the ball nestled in the corner. A great boost for the boys.

Half time 2-3 to 1-7, a one point deficit to be made up by our lads. Unfortunately the loss of 6 of our regulars began to tell in the second half. Glenflesk began to dominate and out-muscled our younger and lighter lads in possession. Bryan Cassidy, David Rogers Johnny Lowe and Dara Leen worked tirelessly to stem the flow of the Glenflesk attack with little result.

A lot of lessons will be learnt by the lads in what was for many of them their first competitive game on the senior full sized pitch. Plenty to work on in training but we are very confident this group can and will improve with each passing week. It was great to have Eoin Culloty back from a long layoff and we wish Dylan, Kyle and Liam a speedy recovery from injury.

Team: Eoin Culloty, Jack Sugrue, Bryan Cassidy, Eoghan Kenny, Ciaran Brosnan, Cian Godley, Jack Tobin, Darragh Broderick, David Rogers, Johnny Lowe, Dara Leen, Diarmuid Lynch, Darragh Lynch, Dylan Dunne Moriarty, Aidan O Brien, Cathal Culloty, Sean Polmann Daamen, Tim Polman Daamen

Best wishes to this team who participate in the Kerry Feile Peil Na Nog on Saturday 11th April 2015

FAOI 12 Boys

Our U12 boys begin their Co. League campaign on Sunday next April 12th at 6.00pm when the Blue and Gold teams host Ardfert.

FAOI 10 Boys

In what was a very worthwhile initiative by the Kerry County Board Coaching and Development Committee our U10 boys were invited to a Go Games Blitz held in Austin Stack Park on Thursday 2nd April 2015.  On the day we fielded 2 teams and both teams aquitted themselves very well.  It was a great thrill for the boys to play in one of the premier grounds in the County.

This team now travel to Keel on Sunday next for games against the local side.  All players to be in Keel by 10.45am.


Following the Easter break the Academy returns as normal for U8/U6 boys and girls at the pitch on Sunday next at 11.00am.


Thanks to all who contributed and assisted with the Church gate collection last weekend.  It was very successful in raising funds for the Coiste na Nog section of the Club.


The girls welcomed Beale/Ballyduff to Ballymac on Saturday afternoon to decide the outcome of the league, as a victory over the north Kerry girls, would leave us as champions of the division, even with a game in hand.

Putting out nearly our strongest team we showed our natural football ability throughout the field to comprehensively defeat our nearest rivals in the division.

With three goals in the first half from Catherina Sommers , Yvonne Hurley and a wonderful team goal which saw Kate O Connor,Catherina Sommers,Cora Savage combine to send Emily O Donoghue through to drive an unstoppable shot to the back of the net.Cora chipped in with two points in the first half along with one from Catherina.

The halftime score was 3-3 to 3pts. We started the secondhalf in the same fashion with all players working hard for one another, with Ciara Palmer excelling in the full back line, and our half back line of Aylssa Leen, the outstanding Sinead McKeown and Cathy Palmer repelling the visitors at every oppurtunity.

Four goals were added in the secondhalf from Cora, Catherina and two from Aoife Galvin.The score of the half was a point from the boot of our centre back Sinead after a great run forward. Points from Cora ,Emily and  Jade Riordan finished the scoring to leave the final score 7-9 to 0-9. Captain Cora Savage accepted the trophy on behalf of the team and to the delight of their coaches and families.

The team now switch their attention to the county league with great optimism. Team;Roisin Long,Ellie Linehan,Sophie O Donoghue,Ciara Palmer,Aylssa Leen,Sinead McKeown,Cathy Palmer,Emily O Donoghue,Kate O Connor,Cora Savage,Grainne Galvin,Aoife Galvin,Yvonne Hurley,Emer Curran.  Subs;Lorna Daly,Bridget Sheahan,Emma Leen, Jade Riordan,Geraldine Cassidy,Laura O Shea,Ciara Sharp.

FAOI 10 Girls

Following their successful challenge game against John Mitchels recently, our U10 girls travel to Keel on Sunday next.  All players to be in Keel by 10.45am.


Many thanks to all who participated in the fundraising walk for the Ladies Club.  On a beautiful Spring morning a big crowd participated.  Thanks to all who subscribed to this.


Ashley Prendeville and Maria Daly will take on Catriona Casey and Ashling O’Keefe of Ballydesmond, Cork in  the Ladies All-Ireland Senior 40×20 Doubles final on Saturday April 11th. This will be a repeat of last years final and were all hoping Ashley & Maria (3 times winners of this title) can reclaim there 2013 crown.

Daire Keane has qualified for the finals weekend of the Irish Nationals in the 15&under division with strong victories over Luke White (Tipp), winning 15-4, 15-2, and Eoin Brennan (Kilk) on a scoreline of 15-11, 15-13 on Saturday in Tulla.

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