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
Coiste Trá Lí Senior League Sunday 23rd February.
Ballymac v Kerins O Rahillys @ 11.00am  ( due to Kerry Game on at 1pm)
Check Club web site and Social Media outlets for venue closer to the date.
Junior Premier Club Championship
The draw for the junior Club Championship 2020 takes place on Monday 17th February. The draw will be updated and can be accessed on our web site.

Annual Fixture calendar 2020
The County Committee ratified the County Fixture Calendar last Monday night and the fixtures for the next 11 months can be seen and planned for. The full calendar for the year and this includes intercounty and club games can be downloaded now from our web site. This means players and supporters can plan their diaries for the year!

Minor Team
County Minor League
Due to the weather warning in place for yesterday, Saturday all minor county league games were postponed.
All 1st round games will be played on Saturday the 22nd of February except for clubs who have players involved in schools matches on that date. Please check our web site and Social Media outlets for updates as the week progresses.

Scór News
The first round of Scór Sinsear  (Tralee/St Brendan’s Board District) will be held in Na Gaeil Club on Friday the 6th March at 8.30pm.
At the moment Ballymac have  a rince, solo singer & question time team in the pipeline and are still looking for participants. If you are living in the towns land of Ballymacelligott and are between 5 and 95 years of age we are looking for YOU !
For more details, log on to the national GAA website or give me a call ~ Josephine 086 160 7355.

St Kieran’s AGM
The  rescheduled the date for the St Kierans AGM is now Wednesday the 19th of Feb and the meeting will take place in the River Island Hotel at 8pm.

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
Child Protection Course takes place this Thursday 20th Feb at the Clubrooms under the stand. The course starts at 7pm. All interested in going should contact Joanne Long at 0876744334
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

Coiste na nÓg Notes:

Church Gate Collection:
Ballymac GAA Coiste na nÓg  will hold a Church Gate Collection next  weekend of February 22nd/23rd after all masses. We thank everyone in advance for their continued support.

12 Boys Team

U12 Division 3
This year our U12 Gold team will play in Division 3 of the Timberland Kitchens sponsored Coiste Trá Lí League.
Their first game is at 4pm on Saturday next the 29th February when they tplay Na Gaeil at home. Theyhave a Bye in the first round.
The remainder of the fixtures are s follows:
29th February @ 4pm Ballymac Gold V Na Gaeil
March 7th @4pm John Mitchel’s  V Ballymac Gold
March 14th @4pm Ballymac Gold V Austin Stacks Amber
March 21st @4pm Ballymac Gold V Churchill
We wish the team and mentors every success!
U14 Boys Team
Our U14 Team travel to Ardfert on Sunday for their first game of the 2020 season. This is the first round game in the Suits Select Tralee sponsored Coiste Trá Lí U14 Division 1 League.
The fixtures for this competition are as follows:
23/2/2020 @11.00am Ardfert V Ballymac
1/03/2020 @11.00am Ballymac V Austin Stacks
8/03/2020@11.00am Ballymac V Churchill
We wish the team and mentors every success for this competition.
Please  Note  Zero Tolerence Policy
Coiste Trá Lí committee has this year decided to introduce a new zero tolerance policy in regards to the abuse and the use of foul and abusive language towards match officials. It will not be tolerated under any circumstances.
This is being done so as to encourage younger people to take up refereeing. Referees are being instructed by the board to report any form of abuse or foul language they receive either during or after a game.
Any reports of same will be dealt with by the CCCC. This policy has the full backing of the Board and the club delegates.
Please inform mentors of this policy. It is the responsibility of the clubs to inform their mentors of this as ignorance will not be accepted as a defense.

U8 Boys
Our U8 boys academy got off to a great start today in the Kerry Sports Academy. A warm welcome to our new U8 boys who showed off the skills that were drilled into them last year.
Welcome back  the boys who are in their second year at U8.
Thanks to our new (and old) coaches. We look forward to coaching the boys for this new season and hope they get much enjoyment out of it. Ballymac Abú.
U10 Boys
Ballymac U10 Boys are back Training on Sundays from  1pm to 2pm at the All weather pitch IT Tralee (north campus) for the next 4 weeks finishing Sunday 8th March.

Ballymac GAA Lotto Results from 10:02:20
The lotto draw for the 10th February took place in The Half Way Bar.
The Numbers drawn were: 4, 6, 13, 22
The Jackpot was €6,500.00.
There was no winner.
Congratulations to the following Lucky Dip winners (€30 EACH)
1. James Howard, c/o Dave Allman
2. Martin Collins, c/o Tom Leen
3. Breda o Leary, c/o Katie Leen
4. Johnny Leen, c/o Christy Leen
5. Padraig Enright, c/o Paula Silles
Sellers Prize – Dave Allman
We thank all our lotto sellers and supporters. All your support is greatly appreciated.
Next Weeks Jackpot is €6,600.00 and the draw will take place in O’Riadas  on Monday 17th  February  2020.
Tickets can also be purchased on our web site and you could win the €6,600.00 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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