Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

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Minor Team News
Our Minor team will play in Group C of The County Minor League starting in a few weeks. The games are planned  as follows:​
Round 1 : Friday 17th July at 7pm Laune Rangers V Ballymac​
Round 2: Saturday 15th August at 4pm  Ballymac V Firies ​
Round 3 Saturday 5th September at 4pm Keel/Listry V Ballymac ​

Ballymacelligott GAA Health and Wellbeing​
Our Club has a Health & Wellbeing Committee. This Community Based Committee and its aim is to improve the holistic wellbeing of the community at large​
Ballymacelligott Health and Wellbeing committee aims to reach out to the wider community and promote a positive sense of physical and mental health. We want to include all members of our community from toddlers to pensioners! As a healthy club we work in partnership to build a stronger, more connected community which aims to recognise health and wellbeing as a core principle. We are a newly-formed committee and are always open to new voices and volunteers coming on board.​
We have run a number of initiatives to date such as ​
• Yoga : Beginners and Intermediate​
• Youth Mental Health workshop for parents (Jigsaw)​
• Hall to 5km : social walking group​
• Irish Life Walking Challenge​

Community Walking Track​
We are presently fundraising and about to begin the construction of a Community Walking track at the training pitch in Arabella. We believe that our community needs a facility that is accessible to all and which will promote a sense of belonging and wellbeing .  It will encourage people to take a ‘social stroll’ thus forging relationships and helping to tackle rural isolation. We hope that it will encourage all age-groups to partake in a healthy, non-threatening activity that is free of charge. It will be a safe space off the main road and is conducive for buggies or wheelchair accessibility. We will be fundraising in the Autumn for lighting for the track. Anyone with ideas or input are encouraged to contact Oonagh O’Rahilly (087-7532949)  or Joanne Long (087-6744334)                 or any club member​
‘Ni neart go chur le cheile’​

Coiste na nÓg ​
Ballymac Gaa Coiste Na nÓg started back training this week where we had u12s,u14s and u16s returning to full training. All the boys adhered to the Gaa and HSE health guidelines and everyone enjoyed been back on the field. We look forward to competitive games in two weeks’ time. Thanks to all coaches and club officers who helped out with the restart of club training. ​

Ballymac Gaa Academy. ​
Well what can we say but it was great to see over 80 kids enjoy their first Sunday back on the main field where they all followed the health guidelines and enjoyed meeting all their friends and there was some lovely football been played. Well done to all players, coaches and parents for following all the guidelines.​

Our academy returns again Sunday next the 12th July  @11am in the main field for all boys/girls u6s,u8s and u10s. If you have a child, relative or neighbour who would like to come down and enjoy a fun filled atmosphere with BALLYMAC GAA please let them know about Sunday from 11am-12pm.​

Please register your child on the clubforce app,the link can be found on our website,also fill out the health questionnaire the link can also be found on our website.​

Ballymac U10 BOYS​
Ballymac U10 BOYS ARE BACK, we had a great turn out on last Thursday evening and again on Sunday morning, All the Boys enjoyed doing their skills and you could see they were practicing them while they were off.  Everyone of them impressed on both training sessions.  Ballymac Abú. ​

In the current Covid 19 it is important we all take responsibility for the way we treat this epidemic.​
We as a club have to ensure the safety of our coaches, players and therefore the wider community, to do this everyone must comply to with the following.​
1. All parents/guardians of children have to have the e-learning module done and a screenshot taken of the cert.​
2. The health questionnaire has to be filled in for the 1st session back online and reconfirmed for every other session and game, if this is not done your child can’t train or play.​
3. Membership has to be paid before returning to train so as to be insured.​
4. Parents have to stay until the coach is happy that the health questionnaire is up to date.​
5. No one other than coaches/players/club officials are allowed inside the grounds in the main field during training or on the grass areas down in the training field.​
IF YOU DON’T comply with the above recommendations your child will NOT BE ALLOWED TO TRAIN WITH BALLYMACELLIGOTT GAA CLUB….​

Results of Play Ball The Ballymac GAA (Interim Lotto ) Draw for 29th June 2020T​
The Draw for Play Ball The Ballymac GAA (Interim Lotto ) was completed live on Facebook on the morning of 30th June  by Club PRO Maureen O’Shea. We apologise for not been in a position to do the draw live on Monday night. We had some problems with internet and or going live on Monday night. So it was drawn on Tuesday morning with borrowed equipment.​
The numbers drawn were: 16,23, 1 and 20.​
There was no winner of the Jackpot of €600.00​
The lucky dip winner was Bryan O’Connor Ashill one of of former players. Thanks Bryan for your support.​
This week Bryan will get a Gift Voucher to the value of €20.00  for the Half Way Shop. We thank Pat McCarthy & The Half Way shop for supporting Ballymac Play Ball Lotto.​
We thank everyone who supported Ballymac GAA Play Ball Lotto this week .​
All the money raised goes towards the club upkeep and preparing all our facilities for a safe return to Football at the end of the month.​
Next weeks Jackpot is €620.00 and the draw is live (fingers crossed!) on the web site around 9.05 pm on Monday 6th July.​
You can buy your ticket for next weeks draw by logging on to our web site or from the clubforce app. ​
Thanks for your support.​

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