Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

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Pictured are Sean Rice and  Niall Collins from Ballymac GAA Club  who were part of the North Kerry u14 Development Squad who travelled to play Galway on Saturday last.




Best wishes to The Kerry Senior Squad
What an All Ireland we had two weeks ago and here we are once again going to Dublin and Croke Park for the replay!

Its a great place to be in An All Ireland Final and Ballymac GAA sends all our best wishes to Peter Keane, his management team and The Kerry Senior Squad who take on the Dubs on Saturday next. Its great to be once again in an All Ireland Final!

We wish all our members and all supporters a safe journey to and from Croke Park. Ciarraí Abú!!

Senior Team
Due to the replay of the All Ireland Final our Senior Football League Game V Piarsaigh na Dromada has been postponed indefinitely. We will keep you all posted in this very important game for our club.

Erection of New Nets in Main Pitch
For Health & Safety Reasons Ballymac GAA Club has to erect nets behind our Goals. This necessitates the trees, that are behind the goals, being trimmed first and then the erection of the nets. All the preparatory work and cost estimates have taken place. This work is necessary and will be done over the next few weeks. The estimate cost is in excess of €9,500.00. This is a big added expense for our club that we have to budget and fundraise for. Any contribution to the club from anyone would be really appreciated. Every contribution makes a difference. Many Thanks.

Ballymacelligott GAA is hosting Run Ballymac on Sunday 13th October.
Please tell everyone about “Run Ballymac” which has something for everyone..please share and retweet on your social media accounts so that as many people as possible know about this.
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.

One again we remind patrons 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.

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U12 Blue & Gold team news

Both our U12 teams travelled to Gallarus to play An Ghaeltacht on Tuesday night last. The match reports from both games are as follows:

Blue Team

Ballymac Blue 4 09

An Ghaeltacht 1 08

Our Blue team travelled to Gallarus on Tuesday evening  for our Div 1 Central Region Game.
This match was truly about a team performance.
On our previous visit in late June the hosts hit us for 4 23 playing excellent football on the night but it was Ballymac boys this time who showed a greater resolve and team spirit defending admirably and excellent attack play on a difficult night weather wise for football.
The years experience playing in Div 1 told throughout this game as boys showed excellent composure and work rate any time An Ghaeltacht had possession, our defending was a carbon copy of what was displayed by the Green and Gold in Croke Park from forwards to goalkeeper everyone worked as a unit continually turning over Ghaeltacht and denying them of scores. Credit to all 14 players involved for an excellent performance in the blue of Ballymac.

Gold Team

Ballymac Gold 4-08

An Ghaeltacht B 1-03

On Tuesday evening we travelled to the hallowed pitch at Gallarus via bus to play An Ghaeltacht B team. We had played this opposition twice previously and had two facile victories.
On a wet and windy night both teams fielded 15 players on a tight pitch which combined with the wet conditions led to lots of handling errors by both sides and scores proved hard to come by for both teams. There was little to separate the teams at half time.
Our boys put in a much improved performance in the second half with some nice passing and support play combined with strong tackling from all our defenders to help us dominate the second half. We had strong performances from Eoghan Joy and Padraig Reidy in midfield while Luke Griffin and Jamie Tarrant got early goals to give us a lead. Our newest recruit Jorge Garcia from Madrid played very well in his first ever game of Gaelic football. Well done to the boys on a hard earned victory over a much improved An Ghaeltacht side.

Eric Mason Tournament-Change of Date
The Eric Mason tournament was fixed for the 14th September and had to be changed to Saturday 28th September due to clash with the All Ireland Replay.

This is the 8th Annual Eric Mason Tournament that is organised and run  in memory of Eric who was a keen footballer and passed to his eternal reward in 2011 at the age of 15 years. This year the tournament is for U12s.So mark your calendar for a great days entertainment…

Our U14 boys take part in the  Castleisland District League A Final Ballymac v Desmonds this week. As we go to print we do not have a fixed date or venue. Please check our web site and Social media for more information as week progresses.


U10 Boys
There will not be Academy for U10 Boys next week due to the All Ireland Final Replay.

U8 Boys
U8 boys had a great Sunday morning training this week. There was a good turnout and the boys had lots of fun. Our star player this week was Tom O’Neill. There will be no U8 training next Sunday due to the big game up in Croker. Ciarraí Abú!

U6 Boys and Girls
Last Sunday morning all our Boys and girls had a great morning practicing skills and playing games. Well done to our Players of the week Same Leen & Leah Murphy.  At the end of the session on Sunday the U6 Boys and girls gave the loudest roar of  “Up Kerry” that was ever heard in the pitch!! Well done to everyone! We do not have academy next Sunday and training will continue as normal on  Sunday 22nd September 2019 at 11.00 in our club grounds.

Ballymac GAA Lotto results from 25th August & 5th September
The Jackpot for the lotto draw that took place in Ballygarry House Hotel on the 26/8/19 was €4,300.00
The  Numbers Drawn were: 1,18 , 19 & 25.
There was no Winner of the Jackpot.
Lucky Dip Winners were:
1. Theresa Lonergan C/O Tony Marshall.
2. Ian O’Connor Gortatlea
3. Michelle Dunne Maglass (Annual)
4. Margaret Laide Maglass (Annual)
5. Joe O’Callaghan. KIlcummin
Sellers Prize –Tony Marshall

The lotto draw for 2nd September took place in Kielduff Community Centre.
The Jackpot was €4,400.00
The  Numbers Drawn were: 4,10 , 15 & 24.
There was no Winner of the Jackpot.
Lucky Dip Winners were:
1. Martin McGivergan C/O Paula Silles
2. Owen Lyons C/O Willie
3. Tony Eger C/O Tony Marshall.
4.Johnny Leen Ballymac
5. Caiden Moriarty C/O Paula Silles
Sellers Prize -Paula Silles
We thank all our lotto sellers and supporters. All your support is greatly appreciated.
Next Weeks Jackpot is €4500.00 and the draw will take place in The Half Way Bar , on Monday 9th September 2019.
Tickets can also be purchased on line at Ballymac GAA web site and you could win the €4,5 00.00 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.

U12 Girls

On Tuesday (2nd September) Ballymac U12 girls played Abbeydorney in the North Kerry Shield Final in Abbeydorney.

We had a terrible start conceeding 3 early goals but gradually settled and the game was fairly even from that point on.However, despite goals  from Gill and Anna and some great saves from Sarah in goals we were always behind and Abbeydorney well deserved their win.

We are hoping for a better result and overall team  performance in the plate Final on Wednesday (11 September) away to Na Gael.

U14 Girls

Another success for the girls as they defeated Kerins O’Rahillys North Kerry League, division 1 on 6th September.

Their next game is a home fixture against Abbeydorney at 7pm on Tuesday 10th September

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