Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

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Ballymac GAA lotto was held in the Halfway Bar on Monday 20th April 2015 for a jackpot of €6,200.  Numbers drawn were 8,9,21,28.  There was no winner.

Lucky Dips

1. John Manusell, Laurel Court

2. Joan Brennan, Gortbrack East

3. Mike Rahilly, Chutehall

4. Conor Murphy, Reamore

5. Jade Riordan, Barakilla

Sellers Prize : Tom Leen.  The lotto now stands at €6,300 and can be played at


The senior team travelled to Glenbeigh/Glencar on Sunday last ,in the quarter-final of the Junior Championship. After a good win against Ballyduff in the previous round expectations were cautiously optimistic against the division one outfit and one of the favourite teams to win the competition.

With the locals being able to call on the services of county senior stars Darran O Sullivan and Pa Kilkenny and a fringe panelist in Gavan O Grady, this experience was always going to count in the heat of the battle.

The locals got off to a tonic start with a goal in the first minute but Ballymac got off the mark with free after five minutes from Padraig Mc Carthy, followed by one from play from the same player.

Glenbeigh replied with a minor but Ballymac got the next three scores, the first coming from the young and excellent Vincent Horan, one each from play and a free from Aidan Breen after a foul on Vincent Horan. Glenbeigh playing against the breeze added two more points with Gavan O Grady starting to cause the Ballymac defence some problems.

Two more Aidan Breen frees following fouls on Vincent Horan left the scores level at halftime on a scoreline of 1-4 to  opts. The second half scoring was opened by Gavan O Grady after six minutes and he kept the scoreboard ticking over for the hosts ending the half with five points to his name from play and frees.

Darran O’Sullivan chipped in with a good score but all we could manage was one point in the secondhand from a free from the boot of Padraig McCarthy. We did have other chances but our shooting wasn’t clinical enough to put us in a position to win the game.

A goal from Kevin O Shea in injury left a goal between the teams but time ran out and Glenbeigh held on for the win to advance to the semi-final on a scoreline of 1-11 to 1-8.

Team; Padraig O Connor, Brendan O Donnell, Con Reynolds, Tj Casey, Matthew Galvin, Kevin O Shea, Niall O Shea, Mossie Shanahan, Aidan Breen,Luke Sweeney, Alan Bonn, Shane O Reilly, Padraig Mc Carthy, Daniel O Shea, Vincent Horan. Subs; Gerard Arthur’s for Alan Bonn, Eanna Reidy for Shane O Reilly.

Our attention now focuses on the Co. League with our next game a home fixture against Na Gaeil on the weekend of the 10th May 2015.


Next Saturday 2nd May at 11.00am Ballymac GAA Club with Lee Strand Protein Milk are hosting Bwildered the John Lenihan Wilderness Challenge in Gleenageenty.  This is one of the biggest events to take place in the Parish in a number of years.  Any person interested in a fitness challenge is invited to come along.  Full details are on

Entries will be taken on the day also on the day of the run.  All monies raised from this event will go towards the continued development of our new playing field.



We got our second win in this competition at home to Milltown/Castlemaine last Monday evening .This was a one sided game with Ballymac in control throughout the field.

Dara Reagan was the main man for us in the first half kicking 6 points in total (5 frees).  Both sides saw goal attempts hit the upright and just before the break James Mc’Donnell passed to Dara Keane who picked out an unmarked Brian Lonergan for our first goal. The half time score wasBallymac 1-6 Milltown/castlemaine0-2

On the restart Eoin O’Malley put Michael Hoare through for our second goal, and he added a point minutes later. Dara Reagan then pointed and followed this by soloing through from midfield to find the net.

Dara pointed again as did Josh and ML Hoare. The visitors added 3 points before Brian Lonergan and EoinoMalley put the game beyond doubt by both scoring goals.

Both sides got two more points each, D Reagan got one and Eddie Rodgers joined the attack to get the final point.  Liam o’Malley gave a very energetic display, with David Rodgers, Josh o’ Keeffe and Dara Keane in fine form.  We now take on Gaeltacht in a playoff on Monday the 27th of April at 19.00 in Annascaul  to decide who goes through to the semi finals to play against Annascaul.


U 14 County League Senans 2-3  Ballymac 5-9
The boys got back to winning ways last Wednesday evening.

Playing away from home is never easy but the boys worked hard for this victory. Brian Cassidy was immense at full back and did a man marking job on his man to repel any threat Senan’s had.

Our midfielders David and Cian were on top also and provided great ball to our forwards.  Darragh lynch benefitted from the good service from midfield most and goaled twice for us.

All the lads won their individual battles. Our defence was very solid with Ciaran, Tim, Sean, Adam, Liam, Brian, and Aidan out in front of their opponents all the time. This laid the platform andSenan’s could not unlock us.

This was a workmanlike performance and one that will stand to the boys. They are beginning to adapt to the full size pitch and we hope to build on this for our last league game against Firies.



Ballymac Blue Team 5 – 18 Castleisland Desmonds 2 – 07

Played last Sunday evening the 26th of April in Ballymac once again in brilliant sunshine the Ballymac lads put in another excellent performance and came out deserved winners on the night.

The lads were a joy to watch with their fast open attacking football, staunch defending and superb point kicking. Next Sunday evening we travel to Fossa to take on the locals in the last round of County League.

A win here will see them crowned County League winners. If you are free next Sunday evening please come along and support the boys which would be very much appreciated.


The academy took place on Sunday morning on a beautiful sunny morning.

There was a good turnout in all the age groups.  Our U10 boys showed continued improvement with Tommy Palmer, Evan O Brien, Niall Collins, Jamie Lynch and William O Donoghue impressing.  Next weekend our lads have a busy schedule travelling to Castleisland on Friday night for the first round of Go Games for the Castleisland area and playing Austin Stacks on Sunday in Caherslee at 11.00am.  Best on the day for the U8’s were Eoin Joy, Luke Silles, and Stephen Turner.


Eventhough the girls had already captured the North Kerry league trophy we had one game to play against Na Gaeil in Tralee on Sunday morning.   A much improved Na Gaeil team compared to the team which we beat comprehensively in the earlier rounds took the spoils on a scoreline of 2-8 to 6pts.

The girls travelled to Scartaglen on Tuesday evening last and lost on a scoreline of 4-13 to 4-6 to the home team in the third round of the county league preliminary fixtures.

On the night Scart were physically stronger and took their chances despite the best efforts of Emily O Donoghue and Sinead McKeown who took the fight to the hosts all the way.

This was their first loss of the season so far, and with Cora Savage having to retire early in the game, Roisin Long injured and Catriona Sommers unavailable the younger girls did really well.

Grainne Galvin brought off a couple of great saves in goal, Aylssa Leen ended the game with two goals to her name both coming in the secondhalf,and the Palmer sisters really playing their part in defence. Jade Riordan,Millie Dunne and Bridget Sheehan did well when introduced.


We had a great turnout last Sunday, everyone put in great effort on Sunday practicing their skills especially Jill Quirke, Katie Turner and Fallyn Boyle.  See everyone next Sunday.


Congratulations to Churchill Quiz Team amd Glenflesk Figure dancers who were crowned All Ireland Scor winners in Dublin last weekend.


Congratulations to all children in the Parish who made their Communion on Saturday last.


An Evening of Entertainment in aid of Tralee Palliative Care will take place at Kielduff Community Center, on Friday, 1st May and Saturday, 2nd May 2015.

An Evening of Comedy with Maurice O’Connell and Tom O’Sullivan along with music, song, dance and stories by some of the finest talent in the parish of Ballymacelligott.

Great spot prizes on offer and refreshments will be served on the night.  Admission is 10 euros and the show starts at 7.30pm sharp.  Tickets must be pre booked by contacting Nora Curran at 086 8973855.   Come along for a great night out and support a great cause.

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