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Best of Luck To David Clifford & Kerry Team in 2020

Ballymac GAA are very proud of the announcement of David Clifford as the Captain of the Kerry Senior Team for 2020. This is a great privilege for David and for his family. David’s Mom, Ellen comes from Ballymac and his maternal family are seeped in football and have always been great and loyal  contributors to Ballymac GAA Club. We wish David and the senior Kerry team a very successful year.

Ballymac Senior Team

We wish our Senior Squad and management team every success in 2020. The squad started off their campaign on Sunday last in the first round of the Tralee board League.

Ballymac V John Mitchel’s Tralee Board SFL Round 1

Ballymac 0-08

John Mitchel’s 1-11

An open entertaining game of football in The Tralee Board Senior football League between Ballymac and John Mitchels’ in Ballymac kick started the 2020 football season today Sunday 26th January 2020.

Both teams exchanged early points before a long ball into the full forward line was well caught and finished to the net to put Mitchel’s three points ahead. Both teams traded scores back and forth until the half with Ballymac spurning numerous goal chances which would have left them in a comfortable position at the break. However, it finished 1-6 to 0-6 in favour of Mitchels at the break.

Typical of an early season game both teams noticeably tired in the second half, early points were again exchanged before Ballymac spurned another goal opportunity to level the game. This would be Ballymac’s last point of the half, the game petering out with Mitchel’s eventually triumphant on a scoreline of 1-11 to 0-8.

The remaining Tralee League fixtures are as follows:

Round 2

02-02-2020 -Austin Stacks V Ballymac in Connolly Park at 12.30pm

Round 3

09-02-2020-Na Gaeil V Ballymac in Kileen at 12.30pm

Round 4


Ballymac V Kerins O’Rahilly’s at 12.30pm in Ballymac

Round 5

23-02-2020-Ballymac a Bye

Foundation Level Coaching Course

Saturday February 15th 2020

St Michael’s College Listowel at 10am

This course is aimed at Coaches involved with teams from Under 6 to 12 and the content of the course will focus on the developing players at this age group.

This will be hugely beneficial for coaches involved with teams at these age groups.

The Foundation Award is the introductory award for coaches of Gaelic Games. The course is aimed at beginner coaches and will enable participants to assist a coach in the organisation of activities to develop football.

The course is 4-5 hours in duration and covers four key modules, as well as introductory and conclusion modules. These four modules are:

• Introduction to Games

• Skill Development

• Movement Skills

• Coaching Children, Youths and Adults

Coaching Competencies to be developed

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

• Assist a coach in organising a programme of games and skill development activities appropriate to each participant’s needs and abilities

• Identify the skills of football

• Assist a coach in organising progressive activities (drills and fun games) to develop key skills

• Assist a coach in organising progressive activities to develop movement skills appropriate to Gaelic Games

• Assist a coach in organising and managing players for an effective practice session

• Build Rapport, Observe, Analyse, Explain, Provide Demonstration and Provide Positive Feedback to Players

Course Philosophy

The GAA is committed to implementing an integrated Coach Education Programme with a view to maximising participation, optimising playing standards and ensuring that player’s needs are catered for in a balanced way.

The course is designed to promote the development of the How to Coach skills through modelling of best practice, as demonstrated by the tutor, experimential learning and through the guided reflection on previous experiences – as a coach, player, official or parent

Ballymac GAA Coiste na nÓg News

Coiste na nÓg AGM

At the recently held AGM of Ballymac Coiste na nÓg the Club celebrated their recent achievement of Club of the Year for 2019(jointly won with Ballyduff).

Gerard Collins in his Secretary’s Report gave a run down on the happenings within the Club during the Year.

In his address Chairman Declan O’Connell thanked everyone who helped in any way to make 2019 a very successful year for the Club and looked forward to 2020 being another successful Year.

He also paid tribute to all who helped in any way to progress the Club in the last twelve months.

Officers for 2020

Chairman Declan O Connell

Vice Chairman Kieran Savage

Secretary Gerard Collins

Assistant Secretary Barry Lyons

PRO Maureen O Shea

Coaching Officer Stephen O Brien

Childrens Officer Joanne Long

Ballymac GAA Lotto Results from Monday 20th January

The lotto draw for Monday 20th January  took place in O’Riadas

The Jackpot was €6,200.00. There was no winner.

The Numbers drawn were: 9,11,24, and 27.

Congratulations to the following Lucky Dip winners (€30 EACH)

1. Mike Somers  C/O Paudie McLoughlin

2. Owen Lyons  C/O Tom Leen

3. Paula Silles : Ballymac GAA

4. Denis Reidy : C/O O’Riadas

5. Michael Culloty C/O Tony

Sellers prize: Paudie McLoughlin

We thank all our lotto sellers and supporters. All your support is greatly appreciated.

Next Weeks Jackpot is €6,300.00 and the draw will take place in Ballygarry House Hotel  on Monday 27th January 2020.

Tickets can also be purchased on line by clicking here now and you could win the €6,300.00 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.

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