Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

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As of 28th January  The Club  Field Committee has closed the pitch until further notice.

This decision was taken to preserve the pitch playing surface due to the inclement weather.

Hopefully it will not be for long and we will inform you all immediately when it is reopened.

Senior Team

Our Senior Game V Na Gaeil in The Coiste Trá Lí League is not now going ahead. We await further fixtures in this competition.

On Friday night the senior team played St Pats in the St Brendan’s Board League 2020.

Ballymac 1-13

St Pats 1-07

A game of two halves was the order of the day as Ballymac triumphed over St Pats on a night where conditions made it difficult for both teams. Despite this there were some magnificent scores and good play on both sides.

Both sides split the first four points between them before St Pats took over in all areas, winning kickouts,turnovers and dominating the play. They eked two points clear before a well worked goal followed by two quick points gave them a comfortable cushion. However, in a critical 5 minute spell before the half ended Ballymac scored the last 2 points to leave the score at a 1-6 to 0-4 deficit.

Upon resumption of the second half the men in blue and gold were transformed in all areas, most notably their support running and point scoring.

Ballymac scored an amazing 1-9 without reply, hemming the the opposition into their own half and dominating all aspects of play.

Such was their dominance, St Pats only mustered one late free to leave the score 1-13 to 1-7 in favour of the Ballymac men.

 Minor Team

Ballymac minors played Na Gaeil in the Tralee Town Board league on a wet and windy John Mitchels venue on Saturday last.

The terrible weather conditions made flowing football difficult.

Ballymac started with the aid of a strong wind and had the better of the earlier exchanges to lead by four points.

However their opponents finished the first half with two quick goals to  leave the half time score Na Gaeil 2-2 Ballymac 0-6.

Na Gaeil dominated the second half with the aid of the wind and ran out winners on the scoreline

Na Gaeil 3-11 to Ballymac 0-6

County Minor League

Our Minors will play in Division 3A of The County League this year. The competition will commence on Saturday next the 15th February and

the team travel to Fossa for the opening round at 3.30pm.

The remainder of the fixtures are as follows:

Round 2: 29th February

Ballymacelligott V Kilcummin

Round 3: 7th March

Ballymacelligott V Kerins O’Rahillys


Round 4:  14th March

Glenbeigh/Glencar/Cromane  V Ballymacelligott

Round 5:  15th February

Currow V Ballymacelligott


If you are living in the townsland of Ballymacelligott and are between 5 and 95 years of age we are looking for YOU !

Ballymacelligott GAA are preparing entries for Scór na bPaistí and Scór Sinsír The eight categories in both the above competitions have something for everyone.  Why not get together with your friends, neighbours and colleagues and give it a go this year.  For more details, log on to the national GAA website or give me a call ~ Josephine 086 160 7355.

Club membership is now open for 2020.

As in 2019 all membership is on line and the link is listed is on our web site.

The  membership cost of Ballymac GAA Club, as agreed at our AGM in December, is  as follows for the 2020 season.

(1) €75.00 per adult member.

(2) €50.00 per juvenile with the exception of girls over 12.

(3)€25.00 Plus LGFA Levy for all girls and ladies who play LF over 12 years of age

(4) €50.00 for OAP and students.

(5) €10.00 per  Adult  for Adult  Scór participants

(6) €5.00 per juvenile for Juvenile Scór participants

Child Protection Course on 20th February

Any coach/team liaison officer or anyone working with the children in our Club needs to have The Child Protection Course run by the GAA completed. This is mandatory.

Any coach who does not  have the Child Protection Course done or who hasn’t done it in the last 4 years please keep the evening of the 20th of February free.

In accordance with the law and Association policy, any volunteer in the GAA intending to work with children, must have completed the following:

1. Garda vetting

2. GAA Child Safeguarding 1

3. The GAA foundation award at minimum

Safeguarding Training

Safeguarding 1 – Child Protection in Sport Awareness Workshops relevant to coaches and others who work in a regulated role with children in the Association Please see Safeguarding Tutors for a list of tutors in your County who deliver this workshop.

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. This course is mandatory for anyone coaching a team in our club. The content of the course will focus on the developing players at this age group.

Club Officer Training

On the 12th February Kerry County Committee is running training for relevant  club officers.

It will be held at the following venue :

Venue:    IT Tralee Room T107 Main Building

Time:      7.15pm Sharp

The following Officers are requested to attend;





As in previous years we are encouraging Coiste na nÓg Officers to attend also.

Coiste na nÓg Notes:

All our boys from U12 to U16 are back training. Due to the weather some of our training had to be cancelled last week.

Our U12s and U16s are in the Castleisland Astro pitch on Friday from 6 to 7 pm . Our U14s are in IT on Tuesdays 6.45pm to 8pm.

Once again thanks to all our Coaches and mentors for all the time and dedication given to our boys.


U10 Boys

Ballymac U10 Boys are back Training Sunday 9th February from  1pm to 2pm at the All weather pitch IT Tralee (north campus) for the next 5 weeks finishing Sunday 8th March. Can all Boys wear Gum Shields,  club gear and bring bottle of water. Also can all Boys bring €2 for pitch .

Ballymac GAA Lotto results from Monday 3rd February 2020

This weeks lotto draw took place in Kielduff Community Centre

The Numbers drawn were: 1,12, 14 and 18.

The Jackpot was €6,400.00. There was no winner.

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

1. Katie & Blake Leen,

2. Therese Williams C/O Paula

3. Margaret Fitzgerald C/O Horans Fruit & Veg.

4. Murrough O’Brien C/O Half Way

5. ON LINE WINNER> Mags Downey Clogher.

Sellers prize: Katie Leen

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

Next Weeks Jackpot is €6,500.00 and the draw will take place in The Half Way Bar  on Monday 10th  February  2020.

Tickets can also be purchased on line by clicking on our web site and you could win the €6,500.00 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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