Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

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Ballymac GAA faithful in the St Patrick’s Day parade. Photo by Dermot Crean

Div 2 Senior Football League Fixtures for this week

Sun 24 March @ 3pm

Glenbeigh/Glencar v Ballymacelligott

Membership 2019:
Membership for Ballymacelligott GAA Club for 2019 is online only and the closing date is looming.  We as a club  must register our players and Members for 2019 prior to 31st March 2019. This means membership has to be as soon as possible to have the necessary registration done prior to 31st March.

Only a Full Member who has paid their annual Club subscription by the due date set by the Executive Committee of the Club (which shall be prior to March 31st) shall be eligible to vote at, nominate for, or seek election to the Executive Committee at any following General Meeting of the Club in the membership year.

Only players who have paid membership can play for the club. All players, administrators and coaches/mentors have to pay membership. Membership can be paid via club web site:  The link is on the front page. Membership can also be paid via the app Myclubfinances that is available from the app store. The online payment complies fully with data protection legislation.

Coiste na nÓg News:

U6, U8 and U10

Our eagerly awaited academy will return on Sunday next for  Boys & Girls at U8s and U10s at 11am on our main pitch. We look forward to meeting you all again.

·         and Sunday 31st March for our U6 Boys and Girls: at 11.00am in our main pitch.
This year our Sunday Academy will run every Sunday morning without a break until October. We are looking forward to seeing all our future stars back with us in Ballymac GAA!!


Both games scheduled for last Saturday in Division 1 and 3  of The Tralee Board League were unable to be played due to poor weather conditions.

The much awaited Lee Strand County League Fixtures for our U12 are made and the competition will start on Sunday 7th April at 7pm.
Our Blue team play in Divion1A and the other teams in that Division are: Kenmare, Austin Stacks, Laune Rangers and Dr. Crokes. We play our first game at home V Laune Rangers.
Our Gold U12 team play in Division 1B and the teams in that Division are also:
Kenmare, Austin Stacks, Laune Rangers and Dr. Crokes. We play our first game at home V Laune Rangers.


Our U14 Blue team play in Division 3 of The Lee Strand  and the other teams in that Division are: Ardfert, Castlegregory, Beaufort, Firies & Legion. We play our first game at home V Beaufort on Wednesday 3rd April at 7pm.
Our U14 Gold  team play in Division 9 of The Lee Strand  and the other teams in that Division are: Austin Stacks, Milltown/Castlemaine, Laune rangers, Killarney Legion, Keel/Listry, Firies & Dr Crokes.
We play our first game at home V Laune Rangers  on Wednesday 3rd April at 7pm.


Our U16  team take part  in Division 1 of t The Kelliher’s Toyota Tralee sponsored  U16 Central  Regional League. The fixtures and teams in Division 1 have been updated since last week and the correct information is as follows:

The other teams in that Division are:  Ardfert. Austin Stacks, Castlegregory,  Laune Rangers & Na Gaeil.   We play our first game away  V Laune Rangers on Monday  1st  April at 6.30pm.

Coaching News:

Workshop for Football Coaches working with U 6 and U 8 Teams

On Monday 25th  March a Workshop will take place for Coaches working with U 6 and U 8 Teams.  This session will take place in Tralee CBS Secondary School at 7.30pm.  This session would also benefit coaches working with U 10 teams.

This is going to be a practical workshop and will focus on Games and Activities to help develop and improve all the skills for these age groups.

This is a good opportunity for Coaches to add to their existing knowledge and we would encourage clubs to attend.

The cost of the workshop is 5 euros per coach. The club will refund the cost to the coaches who attend.

St Patrick’s Day Parade 2019

Ballymac GAA have taken part in the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Tralee for many years. It has now become an Annual event for children, mentors and parents.
Last Sunday we had a good turnout for the Parade on a cold morning but a very dry morning.  The kids were having a blast singing from start to finish and getting the crowds approval with all the clapping. The interaction with the crowd and  the “well done’s” coming from the crowd meant a lot to the children.

Thanks to all the kids and parents who marched with Ballymac and showed  pride in our club and wearing our   club colours of Blue and Gold. Ballymac Abú!

Child Welfare and Protection Course

Our Club Children’s Officer Joanne Long has organised a second Child Welfare Course for those who have yet to complete this course. It will be held in our Club Rooms on Wednesday 3rd April at 7pm.  Its for all club coaches and administrators dealing with underage players and teams : Secretaries and  PROS etc This COURSE IS MANDATORY for everyone involved in coaching children. Anyone involved with children in our club  who has not already done this course over the past three years needs to attend.

Scór na bPáistí;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The County  semi finals of Scór na bPáistí for our Club take place on                                                                                                                                                              Saturday next the   23rd March  @ 4 pm   at St. John’s School Hall Castleisland.

We wish every success to the following who are representing our Club: We hope you have a great night and are all happy with your performance on the night.                                                                              Emma Ní Dhálaigh,  Ri-Ann Zhang, Maire Ní Chonchúir,Mairead Ní Scanláin ,Rachel Ní Ghealbháin, Cáit Tornóir,Conor McCarthy, Laura Ní Cheallaigh and Alicia O’Connell.

County Finals are scheduled for Saturday 6th April at  Glenbeigh Community Centre commencing with Tráth na gCeist at 2 pm and main competitions at 4 pm.

The Ballymac GAA club wishes to express our appreciation to Josephine Fearns our Scór Officer for the fantastic work she does for Scór in the Club. Under her stewardship Scór has grown from strength to strength in the club.

Lotto Results from March 11th 2019

Lotto Results 11th March 2019
Venue –Ballygarry House Hotel
Jackpot €1900
Numbers Drawn 9,18,19 & 26  (No Winner)
Lucky Dip Winners
1. Mary B. O’Sullivan C/O Tony Marshall
2. Chris Leen, Kilquane
3. B. Mulvihill C/O Horan’s Fruit & Veg
4. Eileen Baily.Ballymac Web site  ON LINE PLAYER
5. Chloe Foran , Ballymac
Sellers Prize – Tony Marshall
Next Weeks Jackpot €2000
Venue -Kielduff Community Centre

We are very grateful to all our Lotto supporters & Sellers.

2019 COUNTY CLEAN UP: Green Bags available in The Half way Shop
The eighth annual County Clean Up will take place this year on Saturday, 13 April and a call has gone to individuals, clubs and communities across the county to take part and help make the county spick and span. The Half Way Shophave the green bags etc. in stock at the moment. Volunteers can pick up these at their convenience and collection points will be designated around the county to ensure that all litter gathered is disposed of.

Last year, some 5,500 volunteers were out and about on the day with the support of Kerry County Council and KWD Recycling as well as local organisations like Kerry GAA, Kerry IFA and Kerry ICMSA.

Colm ‘The Gooch’ Cooper will again be lending a hand this year and is helping to promote the initiative. The clean up day has grown in numbers year after year.

As a county we are very reliant on our reputation for a clean and litter-free environment and everyone has a role to play.  A record 5,500 volunteers took part in the Kerry County Clean Up in April 2018 which saw 8,000 bags of litter collected, the highest ever tally.

Senior Ladies V John Mitchels Div 4 County League

Ballymac 5-5, John Mitchels 4-12

The Senior Ladies played John Mitchels in the opening round of the County League on Monday 18th of March in John Mitchels GAA Complex. It was a high scoring and fast paced game. At half time the teams were level, but John Mitchels pulled ahead to secure their first win of the season.

The team was as follows: Robyn White, Naomi O’Sullivan, Niamh Rahilly, Veronica O’Donnell, Caoimhe Carroll, Una Kerins (captain), Claire Godley, Ellie McElligott, Aisling O’Connell, Eve Creedon, Lisa Curran, Grainne Kerins, Emma Sweeney, Mary Sugrue, Ellie Sugrue, Áine Rice, and Rachel Godley.

Next game V’s Currow is on Sunday 24th of March  in the Mary Jo Curran Competition.

U18 Girls V Scartaglin Div 3 County League

The U18’s were due to play Scartaglin on Saturday 16th March in the first round of the County League; however the game was postponed due to pitch closure.

Next game V’s Finuge/St. Senans on Friday 22nd of March @ 6pm in Ballymac.

U14 Girls V’s Scartaglin Div 1 County League

Ballymac     2-4,  Scartaglin    4-8

Ballymac U14s girls kicked off their U14 Div 1 Co league campaign today in John Mitchels GAA complex due to Ballymac pitch being closed.

The first 15mins of the game saw both defences on top and the score 1pt a piece. Ciara Palmer from a free and Shauna Tagney from play for Scart. Muireann Walsh & Muireann Rahilly were becoming influential for Scart and 2 goals for Scart saw them lead. However, Ballymac rallied and with Roisin Rahilly coming forward from centre back we created quite a few chances. Despite Niamh Lynch doing her part in taking 2 good goals we left quite a few opportunities behind us , lacking conviction when shooting. Scart added a goal and 3 pts before half time to lead at the short whistle by 3-4 to 2-1.

A good start to the 2nd half saw Ella Quirke set up Ciara Palmer for a good score from play. Couple of more goal chances came our way but again weren’t taken. Scart were defending well and attacked with purpose putting passes together well and were taking their opportunities. Despite the best efforts of Kerry Hennessey, Charlotte Geary, Anna Collins , Roisin Rahilly, Ciara Palmer and new addition Ciara Kerins Scartaglin ran out fully deserving winners on the day.

TEAM : Kerry Hennesey, Alexia Weiss, Sarah Mason, Abbey Leahy, Nicole Walker, Roisin Rahilly, Charlotte Geary, Ciara Palmer( 0-4) Ella Quirke, Anna Collins, Ciara Kerins, Kate Feeney, Laura Sugrue, Niamh Lynch (2-0) Cristina  Ensenyat.
Subs : Alice Brosnan, Lauren O Connor, Roisin Raggett, Jill Quirke, Alli Tarrant.

Next game v Cromane in Ballymac next Sunday24th March @ 4pm

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