Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

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Best wishes to The Kerry Senior Squad

Ballymac GAA sends all our best wishes to Peter Keane, his management team and The Kerry Senior Squad who take on the Dubs in The All Ireland Final on Sunday next. Its great to be once again in an All Ireland Final! Its the highlight of the GAA Calendar for everyone in Kerry and we just relish the build up and the warm welcome we give to Sam when he returns!!  We wish all our members and all supporters a safe journey to and from Croke Park. Ciarraí Abú!!

All Ireland Final Tickets.
The Club will get an allocation of tickets for The All Ireland Final. 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.
Senior Team
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.

B Team Final Match report
We did not have this report as we went to Press last week:
Ballymac 0-15 St. Michael’s Filemore 0-13
Ballymac won the County Junior League Group 4 final after edging out St Micheal’s Filemore in Killorglin on Friday evening last. Playing with the aid of a strong wind in the first half Ballymac led by 0-8 to 0-4 at half time. However Filemore fought back in the 2nd half, kicking some great scores and took the lead for the first time in the match with eight minutes to go. However Ballymac midfielder Michael Herlihy stepped up with two quick fire points before wing back Cathal Dunne sealed victory with a superb outside of the boot effort from a narrow angle to seal a narrow victory for Ballymac.Ballymac played with the wind in the opening period and kicked some outstanding points with Christy Leen scoring the pick of the bunch with a brilliant effort from near the sideline. Michael Hoare, Padraig McCarthy, Darragh Regan, Michael Herlihy and David Keane all landed further scores and Ballymac finished the half with a four point lead. Indeed it could have been more with Hoare and McCarthy both denied by fine saves from the Filemore keeper.
Tadgh Brick opened the scoring for Ballymac in the 2nd half with a fierce left footed effort that could so easily have been a goal. The rest of the half was a struggle however as Filemore upped the tempo with Ballymac hanging on for long periods. When Filemore took the lead late on it seemed we were in trouble but the boys dug deep to grind out an excellent victory.
Afterwards captain David Keane was presented with the trophy for the second year in a row.
Team: Alan Bonn, Barry Lyons, TJ Casey, Tadgh Brick (0-1), Cathal Dunne (0-1), Con Reynolds, Kevin Sweeney, Michael Herlihy (0-3), Darragh Regan (0-5), Christy Leen (0-1), Padraig McCarthy (0-2), Michael Hoare (0-1), David Keane (0-1), Padraig Laide, James Carmody. Subs: Tom Lyons, Kevin Leen, Keelan Brosnan
Ballymacelligott GAA is hosting Run Ballymac on Sunday 13th October.
This is an event which has something for everyone
1/2 marathon 10k 5k and family fun run for you the kids and nan, grandad
Registration to all races and the family fun run can be done online see below for details
The 1/2 marathon,10k and 5k are chipped timed
The 1/2 marathon and 10k include a Run Ballymac finishers t-shirt.
To guarantee t-shirt size register before September 10th
Medals for all finishers!
Trophy Prize
1st 2nd 3rd Home in both male and female category in all three races
Bib collection
Will take place at the Ballymacelligott Community Centre on Saturday evening 7-9 and on race day
Registration cutoff
Online registration will close on Friday 11th October at 9pm
Manual registration will be taken on Saturday 12th 7-9 at Ballymacelligott community centre and on the morning of the race
Manual registration will incur a €5 administration charge
Manual registration will close one hour before each race
Race times
1/2 marathon 9.00am. €35
10k. 10.00am €25
5k. 12.00pm.€12.50
3k fun run. 1.00pm €20 per family
All races will start and finish in the community centre area
No parking will be permitted in the vicinity of the community centre
Parking to the east of the half way bar stewards in place to guide
Parking to west of community centre after 10.30 stewards will guide
Please respect residents and stewards
Refreshments teas coffees and treats for all at the finish in the community centre
All routes will bring you through the beautiful parish of Ballymac
All races are on road and suitable to all walkers joggers and racers
Our 1/2 marathon will provide you with beautiful views over Tralee Bay ,Ballymacelligott and Carrantohill

Our 10k takes you through the quiet back roads of the parish where you will enjoy a lovely downhill finish to the community centre
The 5k route will take our runners up beyond St Brendan’s church before returning on the downhill a lovely route for all
Our family fun run will see our younger kids out on the road to Clogher school before returning to community centre for some well earned treats
We look forward to seeing you on the day !
Click on Ballymac GAA web site or Run Ballymac web page/Facebook page to register.

Important Notice re Dogs on pitch.

Please note that dogs are not permitted on our GAA Pitches or in the green play area immediately inside our gates. Of late dogs have been in the pitches and this ruins our play area for all our children and for Heath and safety reasons it is not permitted. We please ask all patrons to be mindful of this and to heed signs on our grounds that asks that dogs not be brought on the Ballymac GAA grounds. We thank you all in advance for your cooperation.

Coiste na nÓg News:

U12 Blue & Gold team news

Ballymac Blue team played their first game in the Castleisland District away to Currow on Thursday evening. Played in perfect conditions Ballymac failed to capitalise on good early dominance to trail by the narrowest of margins 3-8 to 3-7 at half time. The ballymac goals coming from Luke Silles and Jack Joy (2). Currow started the second half as Ballymac had the first and quickly increased their advantage. Ballymac briefly took the lead when Mairtin McKivergan scored a goal with ten minutes to go but Currow finished the stronger to win the game by a single point on a scoreline of 4-17 to 4 – 16. As is typical in games this close the winning and losing came down to decision making during the game. On the night Currow’s overall decision making was just that little bit more clinical. Well done to both teams on a really entertaining game of football. Hopefully these teams will get to meet again during the competition.

Ballymac Gold Team 5-22 Currow B 0-5

Our U12 Gold Team travelled to Currow to play in the first round of the Castleisland District  League.As always our boys played some lovely football,with some great fielding and support play on display.Jamie Tarrant played his first game with us and is sure to be a great addition to our team.The boys were in super scoring form with scores coming from Gearoid Healy,Eoghan Joy,Jamie Tarrant,Sean Martin,Padraig Reidy,Cian Gilroy and the highly impressive Michael Quirke.Well done boys on another great win. Keep up the great team work.

Upcoming : Busy period for U12 boys !!

As we near towards the end of the season for U12s it is the start of an exciting 7 games and 2 blitzes we play in next 4 weeks with two competitions running simultaneously.

-Wed 28th home to Ghaeltacht

-Fri 30th away to Cordal

-Tue 3rd  away to Ghaeltacht, bus leaving 5.30pm from Earl.

-Fri 6th home to Mitchels

-Sat 7th Firies U11 Blitz (2008 born)

-Mon 9th away to Stacks

-Sat 14th Eric Mason U12 Blitz (2007 born)

– Castleisland District Final TBC.

Little or no training will be done over next 3 weeks. We wish the team and mentors every success and safe driving…
Ballymac Abú!!

U13 Boys

Our U13 Boys took part in the Rose Cup on Saturday in Na Gaeil pitch in Tralee.
The first game was a cracking f game  at the Rose Cup with end to end football throughout. Final score Ballymac 3 06 St Senans 3 04. Next up  for the boys was  Douglas Cork.

Battling Ballymac went down to a very clinical Douglas on a score line of 1 06 to 0 04. Then it was all to play for in our last game v Miltown/Castlemaine.

It was a fantastic display from Ballymac to beat Miltown/Castlemaine 1 08 1 05 to qualify for plate semi final v Laune Rangers.

Ballymac exited the Rose competition for 2019 aftert this game  having been defeated by  Laune Rangers in the plate semi final 3 07 to 0 05. An excellent days football played by Ballymac who gave it their all to a man. Well done all involved. Many Thanks’ to the parents and mentors who were with the lads all day. A big Thank you to the Tralee Board for a great day out. Well done to all.

Our u14 Boys began their Castleisland District League campaign with a home game against John Mitchels on Tuesday evening last.

The final score of 5-12 to 4-6 would give the impression of an easy victory for Ballymac however for the majority of the game there was very little between the sides and it wasn’t until the final ten minutes that we pulled away for the win.

We now play Currow in our final group game where victory would secure a place in the A Final.


U10 Boys
Ballymac U10 Boys had a good turn out on Sunday morning and all the Boys had a good work out doing plenty skills and finishing with a game. Wednesday evening the 28th  will be our last Wednesday evening training of this year. Also there will be No Academy next Sunday morning 1st of September due to All Ireland Final.  Academy will return on Sunday 8th September.

U8 Boys

Well done to all the boys at U8 training this morning. The boys had a great run around with a game to finish. Our star player this week is Rory O’Connor. We will not have academy next week as Kerry are playing in The All Ireland Final.

U6 Boys and Girls
Last Sunday morning all our Boys and girls had a great morning practicing skills and playing games.  Well done to Ciara Leen and Cian O’Connor our star players from last week . We wish to thank our special coach for the day- Lauren O’Donovan who was brilliant and a great hits with all the young boys and girls. We do not have academy next Sunday and training will continue as normal next Sunday 8th at 11.00 in our club grounds.

Ballymac GAA Lotto results from 18th August 2019
This weeks lotto draw took place in O’Riadas
The Jackpot was €4,200.00
The  Numbers Drawn were: 5,9 , 22 & 25.
There was no Winner of the Jackpot.
Lucky Dip Winners were:
1. Denise Lynch C/O Paula. .
2. Brian Mulvihill C/O Horans Fruit & Veg
3. Mary B O’Sullivan C/O Tony Marshall.
4. Ita O’Brien,  Rathanny.
5.Pat McDonnell, Rathanny
Sellers Prize –Paula Silles.
We thank all our lotto sellers and supporters. All your support is greatly appreciated.
Next Weeks Jackpot is €4300.00 and the draw will take place in Ballygarry House Hotel,on Monday 26th August 2019.
Tickets can also be purchased on line by clicking on to our web site  and you could win the €4,300.00 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.
We extend our sincere sympathies to our U12 player Máirtín McKivergan and all the McKivergan family on the death of Jack McKivergan, Monalee, Tralee  who is Máirtín grandfather.
We also extend our sympathies to Paul and all the Sugrue Family family on the death of Con Sugrue, Abbeyfeale and formerly of Tylough. May They Rest in Peace.

County League Junior C Final


Ballymac Senior Ladies 02-08

Cromane 04-13

The game was held in Laune Rangers Pitch. This was a wet day for a game with conditions bad. The girls were up for the challenge against a strong side from Cromane.

Ballymac had a great turn out on the night with a team of 22 strong players. The girls started strong against Cromane, fighting for every score and kept them to a two point lead at half time. Half time score of 1 goal 5 points to Cromane 3 goals and 3 points.

The team worked hard with great runs up and down the field from Ellie McElligott, Eve Creedon and Aisling O’Connell who worked hard throughout the game from catching kick outs to passing off the ball to the forwards to create scoring chances.

Ballymac’s back line stood their ground with great defending by Una Kerins, Caoimhe Carroll, Niamh Rahilly, Naomi O’Sullivan and in the second half from Claire Kenny and Emily O’Brien which stopped Cromane in their tracks throughout the game.

Unfortunately the second half did not go well for us with the impressive scores from the Cromane side from 30/40 yards out and the final score was Cromane 4 goals 13 points to Ballymac 2 goal and 8 points. The score does not reflect the effort that went in and the missed scoring opportunities that happened throughout the game.

The girls did fantastic on the day against a team that is a division above Ballymac. It was great that the Cromane trainers after the game told our disheartened Team that when Cromane started the game they thought they would have an easy win but at half time they new they had a battle on their hands. We had great scores from Eve Creedon, Lisa Curran and Cora Savage.

Our team was Robyn White in Goals, Naomi O’Sullivan and Niamh Rahilly, Caoimhe Carroll on the full back line, Millie Luck, Una Kerins, Eve Creedon Half Back line, Aisling O’Connell and Ellie McElligott Centre Field, Cora Savage, Lisa Curran. Alysa Leen Half Forward and Emma Sweeney, Rachel Godley and Mary Sugrue Full forward Line. Sinead Mangan, Veronica O’Donnell, Aine Rice, Cait Rice, Emily O’Brien, Claire Kenny, Shauna Griffin sub. The subs gave a great uplift to the team when they went on throughout the game.

U14 Girls Community Games

A huge well done to our U14 girls football team who reached the final of the Community Games on Sunday  18th August. A win against Knockroghery of Roscommon saw the girls into the final to play Kinegad of Westmeath. There was heartache on the final whistle for the Ballymac girls, as only 1 point separated the teams. The girls played their hearts out and no doubt left everything on the pitch. Well done to the girls and their mentors on such a successful Community Games campaign.

U14 Girls North Kerry League

Division 1

Ballymacelligott 4-9 Austin Stacks 0-5

We got back on the pitch Friday evening following our community games adventure  and thankfully the girls put the disappointment of last Sunday to one side to get the better of Austin Stacks in the NK

Div 1 League

Our fitness was a telling factor on the night as we ran out easier than expected winners

We’d like to thank Stacks for their good wishes and support during the community games adventure

Scorers Ella Quirke 1-2 , Kate Collins 2-1 , Rachel Creedon 1-1

Rachel Griffen 0-1

Roisin Rahilly 0-1

Ciara Palmer 0-3 (frees )

U14 Girls North Kerry League

Division 5

On Wednesday evening Ballymac U14 Gold Team welcomed a Listowel second team to Ballymac. A few early goals settled the home side and we went in at half time 3 goals in front . The second half Listowel played with a strong wind and managed to get 4 points but they needed goals to back into the game . Instead it was Ballymac who scored 3 more goals  to win comfortably in the end. Our next div 5 game is at home to Abbeydorney on Monday at 7pm

U10 Girls Blitz

The U10 Girls travelled to Duagh and played Moyvane,Rockchapel,and Duagh in the well run Three Counties Blitz. The Ballymac Girls competed well and each team were of similar ability. Thanks to Liz for organising the tournament and all involved in the organising for their professionalism and hospitality on the day.

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