Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

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The lotto was held in Glenduff House on Monday, 8th June 2015 for a lotto jackpot of €6,900.  Numbers drawn were 2,9,12,21.  There was no winner.

Lucky Dips

1. Der & Mary Lynch, Kielduff

2. Pat McDonnell, Rathanny

3. Susan Arthurs, Kielduff

4. Tim Ryan, Rathmore

5. Michael Brosnan, Cragg West, Castleisland

Sellers Prize : Tom Leen.  The lotto now stands at €7,000 and can be played


Our Senior team played away to Annascaul on Saturday evening last.  The home side opened the scoring in the 4th minute.  They increased their lead to 2 points before Ballymac drew level with points from Aidan Breen and Cian Counihan.

Disaster struck for Ballymac in the second quarter with James Leen going off injured and Cian Counihan black carded.  A goal and 2 points by Annascaul put them in the driving seat but on the stroke of half time Padraig McCarthy kicked over a point for Ballymac leaving the half time score Annascaul 1 – 4  Ballymac 0 – 3.

Ballymac upped their performance in the second half and reduced the deficit to 2 points within 12 minutes.  Ballymac were a little unlucky with two shots for gaols coming off the cross bar.

Scores for Ballymac in the second half were Aidan Breen 0 – 2, Vincent Horan 0 – 2, 1 point a piece for Mossie Shanahan and Padraig McCarthy.  Annascaul added 4 points in this half to leave the final score Annascaul 1 – 8  Ballymac 0 – 9.

Ballymacs next game in this competition is on 27th June 2015 when we welcome Brosna to Ballymac.


Our Junior team went down to Clounmacon on a scoreline of 3 – 9 to 1 – 11 on Friday evening last in Ballymac.  Despite this loss we should still qualify for the semi finals of this competition which will be played in the coming weeks.


Our annual tournament took place on Saturday the 13th of June on a beautiful day for football.  Ballymac were joined by St Pats, Listowel Emmets, Kilcummin St. Senans and Castleisland Desmonds on the day.

Some great football was played on the day which is a tribute to all the participating clubs. Ballymac and St. Pats started the proceedings and after a close game Ballymac edged the contest to win by 0-9 to 0-6.

In the next match Desmond’s got the better of Senans and they also defeated Kilcummin to win out their group.

The loser of Ballymac v Listowel would decide who would play Desmond in the first semi-final, whilst the winner would  play Kilcummin in the other semi-final.  In the first semi-final between Ballymac and Listowel Emmets Ballymac got off to a quick start with three unanswered points.

With half-time approaching Listowel got a 45 which fell just short, but the resultant follow up got Listowel back into the game with a fortuitous goal.

The sides were level going into the 2nd half but Listowel got the decisive 2nd goal with 5 min to go. Ballymac didn’t give up and a shot by David Rogers came off the post with the alert Barry Lyons following up to score a goal which tied the game again.

However a great late point from distance by Listowel was to break the Ballymac hearts and give Listowel the win by the narrowest of margins. Not out of it yet our Semi- Final as against Castleisland Desmonds.

A tough game ensued and the strength of Desmonds team showed as they ran out winners 2-5 to 1-3. The final pairing was now in place with Desmonds taking on Listowel who had accounted for Kilcummin in the other semi-final. An excellent final ensued where neither side could be faulted for their endeavor.

There were some beautiful passages of play by both teams and at the final whistle the teams could not be separated.  Hence an extra 5 mins a side was palyed but again this could not separate the teams.

It was decided to play another 5 min a side saw the more physical Desmonds side get ahead with a well taken goal and they closed out the game to claim the cup. Presentations were made by Adrian and Anna Mason to the Castleisland Desmonds players, Listowel Emmets players, referees, and to the player of the tournament Sean Mc’Carthy from Listowel Emmets.

All in all this was a resoundingly successful tournament, and special thanks to all involved in making it so.


The annual Ted O’Keefe Family Fun Day will take place on Sunday the 21st of June between 14.00 and 17.00. Please see the Ballymac Facebook and Twitter pages for details of the programme for the day. There will be no academy on the morning of the 21st June.


Sunday June 14th is a proud day for Ballymac GAA Club with two of their younger stars donning the Green & Gold jersey on the Semple Stadium sod.

Both Cora Savage and Brian Cassiday acquitted themselves extremely well in the Primary Schools Games which took place at half time in the Kerry Vs Tipperary Munster Senior Championship Game.  We hopefully will have many more players to emulate Cora and Brian in the coming years.  Well done to them both.

Ballymac GAA Club took two bus loads of underage children to Thurles for Sundays game.  Many thanks to Jeremiah Lynch for his organisation of this great day out which all children (and adults) thoroughly enjoyed.


Our U16 team begin their Co. League campaign when they travel to take on Kilgarvan/Tousist on Wednesday next June 17th at 7.30pm.


Our U12 teams travel to Killorglin to take on Laune Rangers on Sunday evening next at 6.00pm.

Ballymac girls

The Ballymac under 10 girls team.


Our U10’s played some superb football on Wednesday last in Currow as part of the U10 Go Games.  We fielded two teams on the night with games against Castleisland Desmonds, Cordal, Scartaglen.  Amongst those to impress on the night were Michael Prendergast, Conor Martin, Niall Collins, David Lucid and Cathal White.  U10 training continues this Friday evening at 7.00pm in the main field.


The U8’s are participating in Go Games in Cordal on Wednesday the 17th of June commencing at 19.00. The academy will return on Sunday the 28th of June.


Our U10 Girls took part in the Annual Abbeydorney  blitz this Sunday morning . The girls were placed in Group 1 including Abbeydorney , Corcha Duibhne and John Mitchels . They played fantastically well showing all the skills learned at academy on Sunday mornings , great teamwork , determination and ability to get some good scores . They came out on top in each of the 3 games in what is always a very well organized blitz . Well done girls , ye did us all proud

Panel for the day : Roisin Rahilly , Ciara Palmer , Kerry Hennesy ,Ella Quirke, Rachel Griffen , Kate Collins , Orla O Connor ,Laobhaise Mansfield , Rachel Creedon ,Roisin Raggett ,Iseult O Brien , Alexia Weiss, Aoibheann Brodrick and Sara West .

It seems that our back game v Currow will be played this Thursday in Currow . This will be confirmed during the week . Moyvane come to Ballymac on Monday 22nd at 7pm and semi final to be played weekend of 20th & 21st . Busy couple of weeks !

We welcomed neighbours Scartaglen to Ballymac on Thursday last in round four of the county league.

A great start by the girls in the first fifteen minutes saw them lead by 0-4 to 0-1, three points from Cora Savage and one from Emily O Donoghue. Scartaglen kept trying hard and ended the half trailing by one point, after getting through for a goal from their powerful midfielder Grainne Walsh.

Cora and Emily chipped in with another point each to leave us ahead by one at halftime 0-6 to 1-2 . The secondhalf was a tight affair with Scartaglen dominating possession but failing to take their points,  instead getting two goals to put them ahead.

Our girls responded great with a goal from Catriona Sommers and a point each from Cora, Emily and Catriona to leave us victorious by the minimum at the final whistle. They showed great spirit when things seemed to be going against them.

This leaves the girls second in the table and qualified for the quarter finals of the competition which will be played on Tuesday 23rd June. Team; Grainne Galvin , Ellie Linehan, Roisin Long, Sophie O Donoghue, Ciara Palmer, Cathy Palmer, Laura Dunne, Sinead Mc Keown, Emily O Donoghue , Aoife Galvin, Catriona Sommers, Roisin Rahilly, Emer Curran, Cora Savage, Aylssa Leen. Subs ; Jade Riordan, Geraldine Cassidy, Bridget Sheehan, Lorna Daly, Laura O Shea, Millie Dunne, Emma Leen


The high esteem in which John Lenihan is held in was reflected on Friday evening last in Gallys Bar in Tralee when a huge crowd attended the launch of his autobiography ‘Tough as Leather’ .

Written by Con Dennehy it is a fantastic account of the life and times of one of the countries greatest athletes and if Friday nights gathering is anything to go by it is on its way to become a best seller.  Continued success to john and Con with their promotion of the book.

Congratulations to Team Kerry Basketball who won an international basketball tournament held in Biarritz in France last weekend.  A special congratulations to local girls Eve Creedon, Lisa Curran, Ellie McElligott and Aishling O Connell and coach Billy McGaley.

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