Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

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Ballymac Senior Team: 

Our Senior team will play at home next Sunday, May 12th in Ballymac in The County Senior League. Our opposition is Dr. Crokes B and the game is fixed for 2pm.

We would really appreciate all your support for this game. Ballymc Abú

Ballymac Junior team

Ballymac GAAs Junior team will take part in the County Junior League and the competition commences on Friday 17th May. We play in Group 4 and other teams taking part are St Michael’s Foilmore, Cromane, Currow, Firies, and Listry.

Our first game is away to St Michael’s Foilmore on Friday 17th May at 7.30pm

Coiste na nÓg News:


Our U17s hope to take part U 17 9 a side Club Competition that The County Board will run in Mid to early June. The format will depend on the number of teams that are interested in taking part. If there are enough entries it is hoped to have a number of Divisions with the competition played over two or three nights. The possibility of clubs playing a number of games on a night and then qualifying for a finals night is been explored. This is a time of the year when U 17 players will not be involved with any other teams and this competition will provide games for these players. 9 a side football is fast, open and exciting and something different for the players. We look forward to taking part in the competition.

Under 16s: U16: Central Region Austin Stacks V Ballymac

Our u 16s entertained Austin Stacks at home in Round 5 of the central Region Division one on Monday night 29th April. Despite missing a few regulars , our lads matched the Stacks boys for the first 15 minutes , just trailing 0 03 Pts to 0 01 pt .

However a good move by the Stacks boys which lead to a goal proved a turning point in this Game as it seemed to spur on the Rockies . Our boys played some lovely football but were unlucky not to have some more scores on the board , but at the interval, Stacks were well in control.

There was no stopping the Rockies as they pushed on , and some of their scores were top class . Our boys tried to the end and never gave up . Final score: Austin Stacks: 7-15 to Ballymac 1-03. Ballymac can be proud of their performances in Division one (Central Region) winning 3 games out of 5 .

The team have made great progress since the start of the season, and are looking forward to an A final in the Castleisland District league next week . We play in the county league in early June and with a panel of 25 , we look forward with confidence to participating in this competition.

We thank all parents for their support & thanks to Stephen O’Brien, Liam Sweeney, Mike Broderick and Eddie O’ Connell for having the team in good shape throughout this Competition.

U16 Team just qualified for Central Region Final

Congratulations to our U16 team and mentors who have qualified for The Central Region U16 Division A final .

Last Monday 6th May Our u 16s hosted Na Gaeil in the semi final of the Division 1 (b) of the central Region. Ballymac got off to a great start and raced into a six point lead after 10 mins our goal coming from Adam Kelly . Na Gaeil responded well and scored three unanswered points to put 3 points between the sides . A Goal by James Kenny put us further ahead , our boys playing some nice attacking football. We lead at the interval by 3 06 to 1 03 , our 3 rd goal coming from Adam Joy . We continued to impress with some excellent point taking by Donal Daly and 10 mins into the second half we looked to be out of sight . Fair play to Na Gaeil they rallied and had the deficit reduced to 2 points with 15 mins left . But a great solo effort from Adam Joy to rattle the net , A goal and 2 points from Maurice O’Connell and a further goal from Sean Horan put us firmly in the Driving seat with 3 mins left. Our boys continued to play well and the game finished on a scoreline of Ballymac 7 10 Na Gaeil 4 08 . This was a great team effort , and we look forward to a Castleisland District A Final & a Central Region final in the next week .

On Thursday next the 9th May our U16 team play Currow in the deferred Castleisland District A Final. The game is at 7pm and takes place in Cordal.

All support very welcome.

U15 Boys: Our u 15s played in The Donal Walsh Tournament on Saturday 4 th of May in Healy park Ballyrickard . We were in a group which consisted of Na Gaeil Ardfert and Laune Rangers . After a Brief talk to parents Coaches & Players from Elma Walsh and Dr Susan Lawlor the games got underway. Our first game was against Na Gaeil , we were slow to settle and found ourselves down at the interval 3 03 to 1 01 .

However we played much better in the second half and out scored Na Gaeil 2 01 to 1 02 in the second half, our goal coming from Donal Daly . Kieran Slattery was outstanding in this game , Maurice O’Connell & Luke O’Connell put in a huge effort . The final score was Na Gaeil 4 05 to Ballymac 3 02 . Our opponents for the second Game were Ardfert . Playing against the wind , we were under pressure for the first half , and the concession of two goals early on made it difficult for our boys.

At the interval we trailed by 7 points , 2 02 to 0 01 pt . However we played much better in the second half as Luke O’Connell , Luke & Aidan Horgan and Eoin Creedon showed great determination. Unfortunately we came up short at the final whistle on the final score line of Ardfert 2 05 to Ballymac 1 02 .

In our final game against Laune Rangers we really impressed and showed great determination and skill . We took the game to Laune Rangers and with Gary lynch playing a stormer at midfield, we lead the Rangers by 1 05 to 0 01 at the interval. In the second half against the wind , we continued to play well , Mossie Brennan Padraig Heffernan and Michael Culloty showed great skill and determination. Thanks to Kerins O’Rahilly’s for hosting us on the Day , and to all parents who

travelled and supported us . Congrats to Kerins O’Rahilly’s on winning the cup and Na Gaeil who won the shield . Well done .


Our u14 Boys travelled to Castlegregory on Wednesday last knowing a victory would ensure a home semi final.

Though playing against the wind in the first half we settled well and two early goals saw us go in at half time leading on a 2-6 to 0-6 scoreline. Special mention must be made of our defence in this half who performed heroically to ensure that lead.

We struck early in the second half for more goals to put the result beyond doubt with a final score of Ballymac 5-13 Castlegregory 1-10.

We now have a semi final game against Beaufort to look forward to.

Under 12

Both Ballymac Teams travelled to Connolly Park on Sunday last where both team put in two mighty performances in this last game of phase one of The u12 County Leagues Divisions 1A and 1B.

Ballymac U12 Blue Team:

The blue team travelled to Austin Stacks for a winner take all clash in the last game of phase 1 of Division 1A on Sunday 5th May. Stacks settled into the game faster being more clinical in their tackling and faster in their ball movement throughout the first half. This gave Stacks a commanding lead at half time. Credit goes to the whole team for upping their game in the second half but in the end their was only winner on the night. Last Sunday we lost as a team but one thing is sure we will come back stronger as a team in phase 2. Well done to all the team on a very strong phase 1. Roll on phase 2!!

Ballymac U12 Gold Team

Ballymac Gold Team 5-9 Austin Stacks 4-9

On Sunday evening May 5th our Gold Team travelled to Connolly Park to take on Austin Stacks. Our boys put in a great performance to win the game and have been crowned Division 1B champions!!!

Our boys started off well with great scores from Eoghan Joy ,Luke Griffin and the very impressive sharp shooting Michael Quirke. These boys were a joy to watch with great attacking football,super fielding and great passing .Our defence was solid

and the half time score saw us lead 3-7 to 1-5.

Stacks came out fighting in the second half but our boys stood firm and continued to work tirelessly, supporting each other and working well as a unit.

John Leen in goals was solid. Donncha Enright, Cian Gilroy, Shane Brosnan ,Con Sheahan ,Ray Horgan defended well. Eoghan Joy and Padraig Reidy controlled the game at midfield with some super fielding. Our forwards Sean Martin,Luke Griffin,Gearoid Healy ,Sam Boyle and Michael Quirke were superb and got some super scores.

These boys truly deserve to be Division 1B Champions.A super bunch of boys who always played with great heart and determination.

Great credit is due to all coaches for their hard work and dedication.

Thanks also to the wonderful supporters.

Under 10

Ballymac U10 Boys had a good turn out on Sunday morning those to impress were Ryan Burke,Liam Brennan, Bryan Kelly,Cathal Carr and Rian Lynch.

Under 8

Ballymac U8’s played some fine football this Sunday morning. We had a great turnout for this bank holiday weeked and Daithí O’Connor was our player of the week. Well done boys.

Under 6

On Sunday morning last we had 32 children having fun and learning new skills. At he end of the skill learning we had two games at the finish to put into practice what they learned . A great day’s fun was had by both players and mentors.

Parking/Traffic Arrangements for Sunday Academy.

For Health & Safety reason on every Sunday morning we ask all parents dropping off children to the academy , to park outside the Main Gates and walk into the pitch with children. The Main gates will be closed as its too dangerous immediately after training to accommodate all the cars leaving etc. We thank you all in advance for your cooperation and understanding.

Development squads-

Currently we have 4 players involved with the u15s & u16s County Development Squads: Donal Daly & Luke O’Connell with the u15s who lined out for Kerry last Saturday against Cork and just narrowly lost by 2pts, we wish the lads the best of luck for the year ahead.

Adam Joy & Adam Kelly are in the County Development Squads in the u16s and they play Mayo this Saturday, we also wish these lads the best of luck Saturday and for the year ahead.

The u14s Development squad are holding their trials at the moment and we have 2 players looking to make the squad Sean Rice & Niall Collins here is hoping the lads go on to make the panel best of luck to both.

County players

The club was represented at County level this weekend with Cora Savage wearing No 13 in the U16 Munster Final against Cork in Saturday 4th of May and Robyn White wearing No 1 on Sunday 5th of May against Waterford.

Well done to both ladies and their team mates. It’s great to have the club represented.

Senior Ladies 

Senior ladies.

Ballymac 02-13 Rathmore B 01-02

The senior ladies welcomed Rathmore B to Ballymac on Thursday 2nd May. This was thier 3rd fixture in the Mary Jo Curran Competition.

U14 Girls

Austin Stacks 5-5 Ballymac 2-17

We made the short trip to Connelly Park Wednesday evening (1 May) for a back game that was orignally a rd 1 fixture.
This was a good game of football again with very little between the sides . Our ability to kick points proved pivotal .  Having led 2-9 to 3-3 at half time with goals from Laura Sugrue and Jill Quirke we pushed on in the 2nd half to finish 3 up at the final whistle .
The girls gave a great team performance ,  Goalie Kerry Hennesy ,  Ciara Palmer , Sarah Mason, Ella Quirke, Alice Brosnan , & Ciara Kerins were prominent with Roisin Rahilly and  Kate Collins  making a good contributions aswell

Team : Kerry Hennessy, Anna Collins , Sarah Mason ,Alexia Weiss , Alice Brosnan , Roisin Rahilly (0-3) Ciara Kerins , Rachel Griffen ,Ella Quirke (0-2) Rachel Creedon , Kate Collins (0-2) Charlotte Geary (0-2) Laura Sugrue (1-0) Ciara Palmer (0-8) Kate Feeney . Subs Jill Quirke (1-0), Cristena Essnait , Geraldyn Cassidy ,Laura Kelly , Aoibhin Broderick , Sarah West & Lauren O Connor

Congratulations to the Ballymac U14 Girls Football team who won Gold Medals at the Community Games Finals today in Fossa on monday 6th May! Well done to all and good luck in Mosney!!

Ballymac GAA Lotto Results from Monday 29th April

The Lotto draw this week took place in Ó Riadas Bar. The numbers drawn were: 14, 17, 25 and 28. There was no winner of the Jackpot of €2,600.00 Congratulations to the following Lucky Dip (€30.00) winners: 1. Jack Flahive C/O Mary Riordan 2. Lisa Brosnan C/O Paula 3. Gary O’Sullivan Beaufort. 4. Noel Leen, Kilquane. 5. Joan Brennan C/O Paula. Sellers Prize: Mary Riordan.

We are very grateful to our Lotto Sellers and All Our Lotto supporters. Next Weeks Draw takes place in Ballygarry House Hotel on Monday 6th June when the Jackpot is €2,700.00


We extend our deepest sympathies’ to: To Brendan O’Connor and family Ballydwyer on the death of his wife Catherine,

To Pat and Betty Keane and family on the death of Pat’s brother Billy

To: The Godley Family, Ballybeg, on the death of their father and grandfather Jack Godley.

To Tom Shea our senior selector on the death of his uncle.

To Delia Daly and Donal Daly on the death of Delia’s father and Donal’s grandfather

Thomas Quinlan Lixnaw.

May They rest in Peace .

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