Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

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Notice for spectators and supporters

Spectators should be aware that all the risks posed from Covid-19 cannot be eliminated, including attending GAA games but that essential control measures have been put in place to reduce risks for members.

• Spectators must not attend games if they display any symptoms of Covid-19 and instead should phone their GP and follow public health advice

• Individuals that are considered high risk or are in close contact with others who are considered high risk should not attend games (click here)

• Spectators must note that much of the responsibility for managing Covid-19 risk remains with  yourself  particularly in relation to social distancing, wearing of face coverings and sanitation

• We advise all spectators to bring  your own hand sanitiser

• The use of face coverings is strongly advised for all patrons over the age of 13

• Spectators must not enter the field of play at any time including pre-match, at half-time and other intervals and after the final whistle or at end-of-match presentations

• Spectators have to keep to keep their own record of contacts at a match for potential tracing purposes

• All spectators should be encouraged to download the HSE tracing app (click here)

Social Distancing

• The current public health guidance advises a social distance of 2m be maintained between people. Further government guidance may change and the GAA’s assessment method may change as a result.

• Where small groups of people are attending games, members of these should wherever possible be from the same household.

• Individuals and small groups should remain insofar as possible in the same area for the duration of the game, remain 2m apart and avoid intermingling with other individuals or groups

• We ask you all  to practice and maintain social distancing

• Before, between and after games it is essential that spectators do not congregate in groups in the vicinity of the grounds as social distancing and contact tracing measures will be compromised and the potential risk of transmission higher

Contact Tracing

• We ask all our spectators attending any of our games  to restrict contact with individuals and groups outside their own household once inside the ground.

Senior Team

Our Senior team take part in The Junior Premier Club Championship and have their first game V Churchill on Saturday 25th July at 7pm.

The game is played in Blennerville.

We wish the team and management every success. The attendance is limited at present and we will keep everyone updated via our web site and social media as the week progresses.

Minor Team News

Our Minor team start their campaign in the County League on Friday evening when they travelled  to Killorglin and they lost to a much stronger Killorglin team.  Their next game is on Saturday 15th August.

Round 2: Saturday 15th August at 4pm Ballymac V Firies

Round 3 Saturday 5th September at 4pm Keel/Listry V Ballymac

St Kieran’s Minors

St. Kieran’s Minors Team will take on St. Brendan’s in the First Rd of The Keane’s SuperValu Minor Football Championship. The Minor Football Championship which will be played at U17 this year. It is a straight knock out and 16 teams will compete in the competition.   The First Rd. is due to take place on Monday August 3rd with venue and times to be decided by The CCCC.

The draw was as follows:

Legion v Bye

Firies v Bye

St. Brendan’s v St. Kieran’s

Laune Rangers v Mid Kerry

Shannon Rangers v West Kerry

South Kerry v Austin Stacks

Feale Rangers v Dr. Crokes

East Kerry V Kenmare District

Junior Team

Our Junior team play in The County Junior League in August. Our team play in Group F with Listowel Emmett’s, Annascaul and Austin Stacks C. The first round is on Friday 14th August at 7pm when we travel to Connolly Park to play Stacks. The remaining games are as follows:

Friday 4th September Ballymac V Annascaul at 7pm

Friday 11th September Ballymac V Listowel Emmett’s at 6.30pm

Coiste na nÓg

This week sees our U12 boys and U16 boys play their first competitive football for some time. We thank all our volunteers and coaches who put so much time into ensuring our games and pitches were in order for our teams to return to our games. Please note it is the responsibility of all parents to ensure the children use the sanitizing stations provided at every training session and games before and after each session. Once every parent ensures their child/children use it then everyone will be safe.

U12 Boys

Our under 12 boys have been back in training for 3 weeks and putting in a massive effort under new coach Frank Donavan. Each training session has been fully attended by the boys who are really binding well and playing as a team.

We had our first taste of championship action at home on Sunday against a strong An  Ghaeltacht  squad.

Our blue team had a nervous start and went 4 points behind before Eoghan Joy opened our account. Slowly but steadily we got into the game with some great passing moves and scores from Michael Quirke and Padraig Reidy. Cian Gilroy was rock solid in the full back position. In the second half we pulled away and at the final whistle we took the victory  5-10 to 2-08.

Our gold team settled well into the game with Shane Cassidy putting in some fine saves. Our midfield pairing of Liam Rahilly and Jack Collins dominated the centre of the pitch with Graham West our top scorer. The boys came out on top at the final whistle with a score of 5-15 to 2-07.

Next Sunday  sees our two teams travel to Kileen to play Na Gaeil at 6pm. The following week they are away to Kerins O’Rahillys at 6pm

U14 Boys

Training continues this coming week for our U14 boys.

Boys U16

Ballymac U 16 s begin their county league campaign  on Monday night 20th of July with a home game against Ardfert at 7 O’ clock pm.

The lads have put in a great effort over the last two weeks in training.  With a panel of 21 players we  look forward  with great confidence to the county league with games against Ardfert, Austin Stacks & Kerins o Rahilly’s.

We wish the team & mentors Roland Rogers Martin Lowe Eddie O’Connell & John Rice the very best of luck .

The full list of games are as follows:

Group A

Round 1: Monday  20/7/20 at 7pm

Ballymac V Ardfert

Round 2: Monday  27/7/20 at 7pm

Austin Stacks V Ballymac

Round 3: Monday  3/8/20 at 7pm

Kerins O’Rahillys V Ballymac

Ladies Membership

Ladies membership is now due and needs to be paid as soon as possible. Please play via the clubforce app or via our web site where the link is displayed.

Play Ball Lotto

The Draw for Play Ball The Ballymac GAA (Interim Lotto )  took place on Tuesday 14th July.

The numbers drawn were: 30. 29, 5 and 24.

There was no winner of the Jackpot of €640.00

The lucky dip winner was Helen Leen.  Thanks Helen for your support.

This week Helen  gets 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.

Next weeks Jackpot is €660.00 and the draw is live on the web site on Monday 20th  July.

You can buy your ticket for next weeks draw by clicking on the link on web site.

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