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Our Senior team lost to  John Mitchel’s on Saturday night last  in The Tralee Board Championship Semi Final. The game was played in The John Mitchel’s ground in  Ballyseedy
The final score was: 2-15 to 2-13.
We wish John Mitchel’s every success in the final.

Our Senior teams next outing is the last round of the County Senior League when they play Piarsaigh na Dromada in Dromid. This game will take place on Sunday 8th September at 2pm in Dromid.

Ballymac B team on Saturday


Congratulations and Credit to our Junior team and management on winning The County Junior League title for a second year. They travelled to Killorglin to play St Michael’s Foilmore in a close game. The halt time score was Ballymac 0-8 to St Michael’s Foilmore 0-4. Credit due to the players as Ballymac were two points down in the second half and came back to win. The final score was: Ballymac 0-15 to St Michaels Foilmore 0-13.

County Board Officer Christy Kileen presented the winning shield to Ballymac Captain David Keane.
Unfortunately this is the last game for our B players. We do not have enough players mid week to play Tralee League and the Junior Cup criteria rule out a lot of players.
We wish to thank all our Junior players for their commitment to training all year. This is a very good bunch of lads who are enthusiastic about their football. Playing B games keeps them together as a unit and they are a valuable contribution to our Senior Squad.
We look forward to next year when we will have at least 8-9 minors who will be eligible to play with our Juniors. The B team helps to develop our young player. Sincere thanks to David Keane who played his captains part all year in ensuring the lads were at training and at games. Thanks to our Management team of Mike Sweeney, Tom Shea, Tony Silles and Sean Brosnan. Ballymac Abú!

All Ireland Final Tickets.
The Club will get an allocation of tickets for The All Ireland Final.The allocation will not be known until late next week. Depending on the demand there may be a second allocation early the following week.

The draw for the tickets will take place on Thursday 29th August in the Club Rooms.
Any member who has paid full membership by the official closing date is eligible for the draw. All tickets have to be paid for on the night. All full members of the Club interested in being in the draw is asked to text the club secretary on 087-9795220 asking to be in the draw. Please ensure your text is acknowledged. Closing date for entries is Monday 26th August.

Coiste na nÓg News:

U12 Boys:

Ballymac U12s along with some additional players needed to make up a 29 man match day panel travelled by bus to Douglas Cork on Saturday 17th to play a football tournament involving  Ballymac, Clontarf and host’s Douglas. All clubs fielded A & B teams on the day.

Our A team went undefeated through the day and came away as Cup Winners overpowering Douglas A and Clontarf A with some excellent football and fantastic teamwork. Captain Jack Joy accepted the Cup on behalf of his team and in his speech thanked both opposition teams, Douglas for the invitation, Referees on the day and most importantly the wonderful hospitality and catering provided by Douglas.

Our B team had a much tougher journey to reach the Plate Final playing 3 consecutive games, whilst fresh during first two games v Douglas B and Clontarf B these boys put in two scintillating performance against more physical opposition and to be fair left everything on the field to reach the Plate Final. With a quick turnaround to play their final, fatigue was always going to set in at some stage, Douglas had that bit extra freshness a went on to win the Plate Final.

Another fantastic day out for our U12s, huge gratitude to the travelling mentors for giving up their day, Mossy Brosnan, Rob Harris, Roland Rogers and Tony Silles.

To the parents who travelled up, always wonderful to see support on the sidelines and to Douglas GAA for the invitation and their very welcoming hospitality and 5 star catering towards all travelling players, mentors and parents. Fantastic day out with memories made for a lifetime.

U13 Boys

Once again our U13 Boys will take part in the Rose of Tralee Blitz which will take place on Saturday 24th August 2019.
The Ballymac U13 team play in Group D and this group consists of four teams:  Ballymac, St Senans, Miltown/Castlemaine and  Douglas.
All of these games will take place in Na Gaeil pitch in Kileen.
The competition starts at 10.30 in both venues. Registration is at 10.00am Sharp.
Teams must register at venue of their group games.
ALL games will be 10 minutes per half.
This is a 13 a-side competition.
Cup and Shield Finals to be played in Healy Park at 2:45.
Team to be a Max of 23 players.
All players and mentors should bring a packed lunch, drinking water, and
appropriate rain gear etc,
Our u14 Boys will begin their Castleisland District League campaign on Monday August 19th.They are in a group with John Mitchels and Currow.

Donal & Kerry County U15 team win All Ireland Title.
Well done to our U15 player, Donal Daly and Kieran Savage (coach) who along with the Kerry North development squad won the Adam Mangan Bowl All-Ireland final today beating Kildare 3-09 to 3-08 . Donal scored 1-01. Well done Donal. Ciarraí Abú

U16 Boys
The Under 16 county District Football Championship begins on Wednesday 21 st of August.  Ballymac will be represented by up to ten players on the panel and our own Stephen O’Brien is part of the Management Team . We would like to wish all the players & Stephen the best of luck in the competition. This team duly took the honours two years ago in the same competition .
Fixtures for the competition are as follows:
Wednesday 21st August Castleisland District v Mid Kerry ( 6. 45pm in  Castleisland)
Sunday 25August Castleisland District v Tralee District ( 12 noon in Connolly park )
Wednesday 28th August Castleisland District v Eoghan Rua ( 6.30pm in Castleisland)
Wednesday 4th September Castleisland District v St Brendan’s( in Castleisland at 6.15pm

Sunday 8th September Castleisland District v East Kerry ( in Farranfore at 12 noon )
Semi finals fixed for Wednesday 11th of September. 1 v 4 and 2 v 3


Ballymac U10 Boys Make Front Page!
Two of our Club U10 boys made the front page of The Irish Independent on Monday last.
Both boys were in Croke Park to see Kerry qualify for the All Ireland Final and were dancing with glee when they were snapped!!
What a day to make the front page!!
Well done Conor & and Jackson! The photo can be seen on our web site.

Ballymac U10 Boys had a busy week, on Friday evening they had 2 teams and  played StSenans in 2 challenge Games and they did very well in both games  On Sunday morning the had Academy as normal where they practised their skills and finished off with a match Well done to Conor McCarthy and Jackson Brosnan  and Cathal Carr who were all looking very well in the papers at the semi finals. Also Best of Luck to Adrian O Connor who will be singing the Rose of Tralee song at the official opening ceremony of the Rose of Tralee festival in the square on Friday at 12pm. Ballymac abu.
U8 and U10 Girls.
ur U8 and U10 girls had a very busy week playing games. Last Monday evening 12th August our u8 & U10 Girls traveled to Castleisland Desmonds for challenge games.
Then on Saturday the Ballymac Girls U8 and U10 teams played in The Munster Blitz
The games were played in The Kerins O’Rahillys pitch at Ballyrickard.
Both teams played games against U8 and U10 teams from Laune Rangers, Na Gaeil, The Old Mill & Castleisland Desmond’s.
All the girls played brilliantly. Both sets of players had a great time and really enjoyed the variety of games this week.
All photos can be seen on our web site.
Thanks to all the parents and mentors who traveled with the girls on Monday and Saturday. Ballymac Abú!!

U8 Boys

Well done to the U8 boys who turned up this morning at training. We were lucky to have Luke Sweeney giving the boys a bit of advice and encouraging them along. Conor Browne was our well deserved star player this week.

U6 Boys and Girls

U6 Boys and Girls

Training will continue as normal next Sunday at 11.00 in Club Rooms. Please remember to wear mouthguards…

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.

Cul Camps 2019
Our two Kerry GAA Cul camps have ended and both were a great success. We hope all the children enjoyed the Camps and we wish to thank all our Club members who voluntarily gave up time to open and close the pitch and dressing rooms each day for the duration of the camps. A big thank you to Joanne and Paula who ran the shop, kept the pitch and rooms spick and span and took photos. Its this community spirit that makes us the successful club we are. Míle Buíochas.


Photos from Club Activities are posted on our web site each week. So click on the web site and read the news and see all our photos.

Community Games
The best wishes of the Parish go to our u14 Girls Gaelic Football team and Jack Collins(Tonreigh) in u10 100m who are taking part in the National Community Games on next weekend in UL.

They will be hoping to emulate the achievement of Ciara Murphy who brought Gold to Ballymac earlier this year in the Solo Singing Competition.

Ballymac GAA Lotto results from 12th August 2019
This weeks lotto draw took place in The Half Way Bar .
The Jackpot was €4,100.00
The  Numbers Drawn were: 1, 13, 23 & 24.
There was no Winner of the Jackpot.
Lucky Dip Winners were:
1.Anne Devane, Kielduff.
2. Paula Silles.
3. Sim Clifford C/O Katie leen.
4. Patsy Dooley C/O Chris Leen
5.ON LINE WINNER: Linda Butler, Rathanny.
Sellers Prize –Tom Leen.
We thank all our lotto sellers and supporters. All your support is greatly appreciated.
Next Weeks Jackpot is €4200.00 and the draw will take place in O Riadas on Monday 19th August 2019.
Tickets can also be purchased on line by clicking on to our web site  and you could win the €4,200.00 jackpot!
Tickets for our Lotto are also for sale at The Half Way Shop & Bar, O’Riadas Bar, Boyles Hardware Clash and Horan’s Fruit and Veg, The Horan Centre Tralee.
We thank all our lotto sellers and supporters. All your support is greatly appreciated.

Senior Ladies

Junior C Championship

Annascaul Castlegregory 2-5

Ballymac 1-10

Ballymac Senior Ladies got their first win in the championship on Wednesday (14th August) on a wet and breezy night in Annascaul . A great team performance , will to win and no little skill was displayed by the girls . After a strong first half performance which we dominated we led 0-6 to 0-2 & in truth it should have been more , some missed opportunities , good defending by the home side both contributed to keep the score down . Eve Creedon 0-2 , Elle Mc Elligott, Lisa Curran , Aisling O Connell & Mary Sugrue 0-1 each were the 1st half scorers . We defended very well in this half aswell with Una Kerins ,  Mille Luck , Emily O Brien & Naomi O Sullivan outstanding . Caoimhe & Niamh also playing their parts .

The 2nd half we playing against the breeze , Annascaul opened the scoring with a point from the throw in , we responded through a Grainne Kerins point . Emma Sweeney was in the right place to cleverly palm the ball to the net later to push our lead out more . However from the kick out Castle/Annascaul scored a goal of their own when a long ball in found their forward in front of the goals & she made no mistake . Grainne Kerins & Cora Savage got 2 great points , before Annascaul scored another point & followed with a  goal to leave 2 between us  with the long whistle looming . The Ballymac girls showed great composure to gain & keep possession to engineer an insurance point from a Cora free . Final whistle saw us home by 3 points . This victory had been coming with a while , its was great to see the mix of young and experienced players working so well on the night and that was evident in the way the girls played for each other and the tremendous effort made by all to gain a first win over the home team .

A final now to look forward to against Cromane who will be favourites to win but so were Annascaul/Castlegregory ! Some hard training to look forward to now but it’s a fantastic to have a county final ahead of us

Team & Scorers : Robyn White , Naomi O Sullivan , Niamh Rahilly , Millie Luck , Caoimhe O Carroll , Una Kerins , Emily o Brien , Aisling O Connell (0-1) , Elle Mc Elligott (0-1) , Eve Creedon (0-2) Cora Savage (0-2) Mary Sugrue (0-1) Emma Sweeney (1-0) Grainne Kerins (0-2) Lisa Curran (0-1) , Subs : Veronica O Donnell , Sinead Mangan , Aine Rice , Cait Rice , Roisin Long , Rachel Godley , Claire Kenny

U12 Girls

Div 5 North Kerry league

Ballymac Gold  9 10 – St Pats 2 4 .

More than half the Ballymac team were U12 but despite giving away a bit in stature we moved the ball quickly and all girls played with great energy. Most of the scores came in the first half when we took full advantage of a strong wind to rack up 8 6 before the break. Our defence stood up to a sustained spell of pressure from St Pats when they c.f. scored 1-02 but Ballymac kept the scoreboard ticking over and won comfortably in the end

U10 girls

Munster Blitz

The U10 girls travelled to Ballyrickard on Saturday for the Munster blitz with a very strong side. The blitz was a huge success and many thanks to Shirley and fellow Kerins O’Rahillys personnel for organising and running it so smoothly.

The girls played Southern Gales, Listowel and Ballyduff.

All games were keenly contested and some great football was played.  We are back on the road again next Saturday 24th to take part in a blitz in Duagh.

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