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Pictured are some of the Ballymac GAA 26 coaches that completed the two-session foundation course in our training pitch on Monday night last. 

Also, a photo of The Ballymacelligott GAA Health & Wellbeing Group with Karen & Rose Flaherty when the Ballymac GAA Club launched a fundraiser for Rose on Sunday last.

Ballymacelligott GAA Club Notes 4th July 2021

Senior Team

Ballymac seniors travelled to Listry on Saturday July 3rd for round 3 of the County League. Having suffered a defeat to Dromid in round 2 Ballymac were anxious to get back to winning ways in this game.

Listry started the brighter and by the first water break the home side led on a score line of 1.3 to 0.4.   Both sides scored two more points each in the second quarter to leave the half time score at Listry 1.5 to Ballymac 0.6.

Two quick points By Ballymac early in the second half levelled matters. Listry were reduced to fourteen men five minutes into the second half and this helped Ballymac go two points ahead .

Listry got back on track when their black carded player returned to the action and with ten minutes to go the teams were level.  Ballymac stuck to their task and edged out as winners on a scoreline of Ballymac  0.14   Listry  1.9.

We are at home to Gneeveguilla in two weeks in the next Round of the County League.


Junior Team

Coiste Trá Lí Junior League : Ballymacelligott 5-12 to Ardfert 2-05 at Full Time.

Our Junior team were delighted to be on the field of play and showed their enthusiasm right throughout the game. Both Ardfert and Ballymac fielded two young sides and they entertained the supporters with some lovely football.

Our junior team played exceptionally well led by example by Captain Barry Lyons. Thanks to Lyreacrompane for use of pitch and Ardfert for a fine sporting game.

On Tuesday night next the 6th June our Junior team travel to Connolly Park to take on Austin Stacks C team at 7.30pm

Kerry Teams
Good Luck to Peter Keane & the Kerry team in Semple Stadium in Thurles on Saturday next when they play Tipperary in The Munster semi-final at 7pm.

Coaching Committee

GAA Foundation Coaching Course in-house.
Last Monday evening 26coaches completed the two-session foundation course in our training pitch. This was the on-field practical following the online session last Monday. A big thank you to everyone for taking part.

Míle Buíochas to our U11 team who helped with the drills. They really enjoyed the night!

Thanks to Thomas Ladden for facilitating the foundation course for Ballymac Gaa along with local GDA Tom Joy.

Great teamwork from everyone in Ballymac GAA Coaching and Coiste an nÓg!


Health & Wellbeing

Ballymac GAA Health and Wellbeing together with the wider community are organising a fundraising event for Rose O Flaherty on Sunday 11th July.

Rose from Ballymac is a vibrant 4 year old who suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA.) All proceeds will go towards her physiotherapy sessions.


On Sunday 11th July from 10.30am until 1pm at Ballymac GAA pitch we will have a

-BAKE SALE (€2, €5 and €10 boxes). If you would like to donate some baked goods you can drop to pitch from 8.30am on Sunday morning.

– RAFFLE (€2 a ticket, 3 for €5) and

– SPIN FOR ROSE! Spin for Rose involves keeping 2 bikes ‘spinning’ for 2 hours for Rose! This will be achieved through the efforts of our Senior Women’s Team, Senior Men, Coaches and Scór.

Come along and be part of this fun event!

#weareBallymac #communitynatters #strongertogether

If you cannot attend on the day please donate through


Coiste na nÓg

Congratulations to all our young players who did their first Holy Communions and Confirmation this past week. We hope you all enjoyed your special day,and that  it was full of joy and you all were surrounded by your loved ones.



Nineteen smiling faces joined us at our Sunday morning academy this week.

The rain didn’t put these eager young players off as they practiced their catching, solos and goals with their coaches.

It’s clear to see these players have been practicing their new skills so a big thank you to all their families who are helping our academy players at home during the week.

New players always welcome and we look forward to seeing everyone again next week.


U9 Boys
Our next Go game will be against Na Gaeil with time and date still to be confirmed.

Remaining Fixtures  for U9 Boys Go Games
Date TBC Na Gaeil V Ballymacelligott  in Kileen.
July 20th: John Mitchel’s V Ballymac in John Mitchel’s.
3rd August: Ballymacelligott V Currow in Ballymac
17th August: Ballymac V Listry in Ballymac

U11 Team

Blue Team : 4th Game Phase 1 County Football Go Games 1st July


The U11 blue team hosted Dr Crokes on a perfect night for football. We played 9 a side as and we were missing a few players due to Confirmation. Our boys started very strongly and there were some wonderful passages of play with great midfield play from Gearoid Joy and Daniel Moriarty who were getting some quick and accurate passes into our 3 man  forward line of Jamie Harrington, Ciarán Brosnan and Patrick Leen who would finish the game with 5 well taken goals.  Our first goal followed shortly with a pinpoint pass from Gearoid O Connor to Ciaran  who finished calmly to the net.


Ballymac were on top all over field with our defenders Adrian O’Connor, Harvey Leen and Gearoid O’Connor mopping up any ball that came their way and Jack Lynch was very solid again in goals. We restricted Crokes to a couple of points in the first half and we had racked up a big score on the other end.


They say no medals are handed out at halftime and in fairness to Crokes they came out fighting in the second half with the help of some new players. They dominated the second half and scored some fine goals to make it a much more competitive game. A valuable lesson for our boys that the half time score doesn’t matter. All in all a very impressive outing from our boys who notched up a huge score on the night with a good mix of scorers. Thanks to Maurice O’Connell for reffing on the night and we look forward to hosting Austin Stacks next Thursday.


U11 Teams

Match report Under11 Gold team Round 4 v Dr Crokes. July 1st 2021


On Thursday 1st July  we played Dr Crokes  in the fourth round of the county league at home in Ballymac. It was great to be back at home. The last couple of weeks we had games on the road away to Killorglin and Kilcummin so the lads were looking forward to a home game.


From the moment the ball was thrown in, we knew we were in for a hard match. The Crokes were very strong around the middle third and we were finding it hard to get our hands on the ball but after the first water break and a chat with the lads we settled down to the task in hand.


Our backs  started to get to grips with the Crokes forwards spoiling attack after attack with Rory, David, Blake and Keelan defending with everything they had and it started to pay off. Our forwards Darragh,Jack Stack, Dylan, Regan, Aidan and Jack Hobbert got to work and started to chip away at the Crokes defence and took their chances when they came.


In the second half  we settled a lot quicker  with Ballymac having the majority of the play with great work  in midfield from Flynn and Finn. In the last quarter we really started to move with some brilliant passages of play from our backs who fought like demons and helped on many occasions and with some brilliant goalkeeping by Darragh Leen, who in turn fed our forwards who finished with some great scores.


Again at the end of the game  we had some very tired lads as each of them had ran themselves to the ground and as coaches we are all so proud of our guys who when asked never gave up.


Thanks to ref on the night Mossie Brennan.  Massive thanks to our great support, it was much appreciated on the night by the both teams and coaches.Ballymac Abú!


U13 Teams

Both our u13 teams were in action on Sunday evening last.

Our Gold team travelled to Ballyrickard to play Kerins O Rahillys.

Our Boys controlled the game from start to finish to run out comprehensive winners.

They travel to Listowel to take on Emmets on Sunday evening next.


In Rathmore the Blue side had a ding dong battle where the home sides ability to score goals at vital times saw them run out winners on a 5-6 to 2-12 scoreline(Half time Ballymac 2-7 Rathmore 3-4).

Like the Gold side they also make the trip to Listowel Sunday next.

U15 Boys

U 15 Blue Team Match Report: Division 3A

We travelled the short distance to Na Gaeil on Wednesday last for round  4 of the county league. On a really glorious evening for football the hot conditions did not stop both teams from delivering an excellent game for those present.  While Na Gaeil emerged victorious by two points at the end on a scoreline of 3-21 to 5-13 they were made fight to the bitter end to claim the two points up for grabs.

Outstanding for us throughout the game was Tom Long in defense, Eoin Moriarty and Shane Gilroy in midfield with Mairtin McKivergan and Micheal Savage doing very well in the forward division. All to play for still in the division with a semi final spot up for grabs.

Team; Cian Harris, Tom Long, Thomas Leen, Cathal White, Conal Savage, Stephen Turner, Micheal O Connor, Shane Gilroy, Eoin Moriarty, Jack Joy, Conor Martin, Matthew Rodgers, Jamie Burke, Micheal Savage, Mairtin Mc Kivergan, Jack Slattery, Luke Silles, Gearoid Healy, William O Donoghue, Ciaran O Connell.

The boys next game is away to Firies on Wednesday evening.

Gold Team.

Kilcummin B 3-07

Ballymac Gold 3-07


We travelled away last Friday evening for our 3rd round game knowing at least a draw would secure us a semi-final place.

We shot straight out of the blocks when our corner forward Ciarán O’ Connell fired in 2 well taken goals inside the first 10mins.

Kilcummin to their credit kept ticking their scoreboard over to stay in touch with us but our backs were keeping them at bay with Evan, Tom, Cian Gilroy, Eoin Joy, Padraig Reidy and Donnacha Enright playing well throughout the game, our keeper Luke was finding our players from his kickouts. Upfront Jamie Burke kicked 2 frees to put us 4pts up at the break.

Into the 2nd half and Gearoid Healy got a cracker of a goal and Michéal O’ Connor kicked a point from 35yards out to put us 6pts clear.

From here Kilcummin pushed hard and kept attacking and got within a point when Alex Riordan who was causing their fullback problems all night kicked a point followed by another point from Ciarán.

Kilcummin scored a goal in the dying minutes followed by a last minute free to draw level. All in all we can feel a small bit disappointed by letting them back into it but we have another game at home to Kenmare B Tuesday and a semi-final after.


U17 Boys

Match Report : The Kellihers Toyota sponsored Central Region League.
Division 2 : Round 1 V Dingle/Annascaul/Lispole

Our u 17 Team travelled to Lispole on Monday night to take on Dingle/Annascaul/Lispole in the first round of the Kellihers Toyota sponsored Central Region League.
Our boys playing with a slight breeze were quick off the mark with a goal and a point from Maurice O’Connell.
A further goal from Gary Lynch and a beautiful point off the left foot from 30 yards  had us 2 02 ahead after 7 mins . However the home team replied with 3 points of their own to leave 5 points between them at the 1 st water break .

On the resumption the lively Niall Collins had the ball in the net to push us further ahead . Raymond Lowe who was having a night to remember was unlucky with 2 goal bound chances.  Further points from Niall Collins ,Maurice O’Connell & a goal from Skye Lynch had us in the driving seat coming up to half – time. However the home side kicked some fine points and added a goal to leave the halftime score 4 04 – 1 06 , Ballymac leading by 7 points

On the resumption Ballymac took the game to the home side , playing against a slight breeze and added further points from Maurice O’Connell and Niall Collins (2) .
Our defense were heroic in the second half , Eoin Creedon was inspirational, Andy Rogers intercepting on several occasions.
Luke O’Connell was rock solid at centre back and was well supported by the Horgan twins Luke & Aidan .
The Home side kicked a further 5  points  to reduce the gap , but our boys were not going to give in .

Kieran Slattery, Mossie Brennan, Conor Martin,  Sam Mansfield & Shane Gilroy can be proud of their contributions, the ever reliable Sean Rice & Diarmuid Galvin worked tirelessly at midfield and put in a great performance.
Gary Lynch tormented the full back line time & time again and can be proud of his nights work . Raymond Lowe was unlucky in the second half when his shot rebounded off the cross bar , but he was getting himself in some great positions tormenting the home side regularly.
Our boys ran out winners on a scoreline of 4 10 to 1 11.
Thanks to Lispole/Annascaul/Dingle for a fine sporting game , and thanks to all parents & patrons who supported us on the night .
Thanks to Roland Rogers for refereeing the game at short notice as the appointed referee was unavailable .


5th July 21 @ 7pm
Ballymacelligott V Milltown/Castlemaine

12th July 21 @ 7pm
Ballymacelligott V Renard-St Mary’s

19th July


26th July 21 @ 7pm
Na Gaeil V Ballymacelligot
Ladies News:

Division 4 Donal Curtin Cup

Monday 28th June 2021

Ballymac 2:08 Firies 1:08


A fantastic win to start our County League campaign. The hard work the girls have been putting in on the training ground is really showed. The girls hit the ground running from throw in, with a point from Emma Sweeney to start.

The game was a ding dong battle from the get go. Credit to a well drilled Firies side for putting up their own scores and fast running game however they really earned ever score as our defense under the leadership of captain Una Kerins was rock solid.

Further points in the first half came from Cora Savage, Alyssa Leen and a goal from Emma Sweeney saw us go into half time 2 points up.

Even with the scores Firies got our wonderful keeper Robyn White was on point for every kick out.

Firies came out flying in the second half with a quick few scores and a few cheap wides from us made for a fierce excitement amongst players and supporters.

However, with players like Emily O’Brien and Ashling O’Connell in mid field plucking balls high out of the sky and gut busting runs the game was again in our control. The forwards were spoiled with great quality ball throughout as our defence were solid and pushing forward.

The game ended with a 3 point win for Ballymac, but there was a cost we lost Cora Savage to injury in the first half and Sinead McKeown in the second half. We all wish them a speedy recovery.

Thanks to Sean Hennessey for having the pitch ready and to the senior committee for having the pitch in great condition.Minor Ladies

Round 1 Division 2 County League

Friday 2 July 2021

Ballymac 3-07 Na Gaeil 2-04

Ballymacelligott v Na Gaeil

Our minor ladies opened their campaign in the div2 Co League tonight in Ballymac.

We togged out 22 players while Na Gaeil only had 11 so game was played 11 aside. This resulted in a disjointed display as both sides struggled to adapt to the spaces available on the pitch. However, at half time we led 2-3 to 2-2 with Eimear Curran getting 1-2 , Alyssa Leen also goaled in this period & Kate O’Connor getting a point . Ella Quirke, Sinead Mc Kewon and Grainne Galvin defended stoutly and Emily O’Brien held sway at midfield

The 2nd half we brought on fresh legs and outscored our opponents by 1-4 to 0-2 to see us home.  Roisín Rahilly , Laura Sugrue , adding to Rachel Creedon’s 1-1 .

Missing tonight was Cora Savage whom we wish a speedy recovery from a recent injury.

U16 Girls

County League Division 1 Round 3

Tuesday 29nd June 2021

Ballymac 9-09             MKL Gaels 3-04


Ballymacelligott v MKL Gaels


This was a big night for our talented group of young ladies, as we needed to recover quickly from last week’s setback with Southern Gaels.  On the night we were missing three players Kerry Hennessy injured, Roisin Ragget and Aoife Sweeney unavailable, but otherwise we were at full strength, with 22 girls available, all who rotated on and off through the game.

The game didn’t start the way we wanted it to, as we conceded an early goal. But what a response we made as we went up the field to score an excellently worked goal from goalkeeper Aoibhinn Broderick all the way up to Rachel Creedon who hit the back of the net. Laura Sugrue put over a point from the resulting kick out. Our defence really upped the ante and only conceded one more point in the first quarter, while we put away a further 2-3, with goals from Roisin Rahilly and Rachel Creedon, points from Rachel Creedon with 2 and Orla O’Connor. Score at the 1st Half Water Break was 3-4 to 1-1.

Our previous 2 games had seen us put in a really poor performance in the second quarter, this time the ladies showed that they had learned from those previous two outings. Tonight we scored 3-1 and conceded nothing in the second quarter. This meant that the halftime was 6-5 to 1-1.

The second half followed with the same pattern as our girl’s maintained control, while rotating our squad. The final score was 9-9 to 3-4. Great praise is due to the ladies for the way that they moved the ball and the high work rate that they produced.

Squad on the night was Aoibhinn Broderick, Laura Kelly, Anna Collins, Alice Brosnan, Abby Leahy, Ciara Kerins, Kate Collins (1-2), Rachel Griffin, Maire Culloty, Keelin Enright, Roisin Rahilly (2-2), Rachel Creedon (4-2), Sarah Scanlon, Ella Quirke, Emma Daly, Niamh Lynch (1-0), Ciara Palmer (0-1), Laura Sugrue (0-1), Orla O’Connor (0-1), Alexa Weiss, Allie Tarrant, Jill Quirke.

Our next outing is away to Scartaglin next Tuesday 6th July at 7.30pm.

U14 girls

Sunday 27th June 2021

Na Gael 5 – 06       Ballymac 5 – 05

Ballymacelligott v Na Gaeil

We had a beautiful sunny day on Sunday for a game of football between Na Gael and Ballymac in Na Gael sports field, however there was a strong breeze blowing from the north east which made it difficult for both teams to go for points. Ballymac were having trouble this week in filling their team as some players were not able to attend the match and brought up 3 subs from U 12’s Emily Heffernan, Katie Turner and Grace Kelly so a special thanks to these three ladies.

In the first half Ballymac played against the wind and found it difficult to find the target.

Score at the first water break

Na Gael  2 – 4      Ballymac  no score


Half Time

Na Gael 3 – 4       Ballymac 1 – 2


2nd water break

Na Gael 3 – 4       Ballymac 2 – 3



Na Gael 5 – 6       Ballymac 5 – 5

This was a great game of football with a very exciting finish and you would feel that if Ballymac had a few more mins they could have come away with the win however fair play to Na Gael for holding out against a great finish from Ballymac .

There was an outstanding performance from Jill Quirke who scored 5 goals and 3 points for Ballymac, also Anna Collins made some great runs from defence into attacking positions, fantastic work rate here. Overall this Ballymac team continues to improve and we look forward to our next outing when we play MKL Gaels.


U12 Girls

Round 3 North Kerry League

Monday 28th June 2021

Ballyduff 5-10 Ballymac 4-04

The Girls from Ballymac ended their unbeaten run to a hungrier and physically bigger Ballyduff team on Monday evening.

A sunshine filled evening in Ballyduff saw Ballymac come up short at the final whistle.

The gamed started competitively with a wind assisted Ballyduff going in for some early scores and could have been further ahead at the water break but for some finishing errors.

Ballymac rallied in the remainder of the half, but the pressure imposed on the forwards thwarted numerous attacking moves.

Ballymac finally got off the mark at the end of the first half with a goal from Michelle O’Connor leaving the score at half time 4-03 to 1-00

A welcome break at half time saw Abigail Geary put the ball in the back of the Ballyduff net only for it to be overruled for a free in for a foul in the lead up play.

Michelle O’Connor duly obliged kicking over the free and quickly followed this with two further goals and a point from play.

Abigail Geary who has a striker instinct again rattled the Ballyduff net for a second time but like previously it was overruled and a free in was awarded which was again converted by Michelle O’Connor.

Molly O’Connor battled hard throughout and was a real thorn in the side of the Ballyduff midfield linking up with her forwards time and time again & kicking a wonderful long-range point of her own.

In defence for Ballymac Emily Heffernan, Alice Savage and Sorcha Healy played their hearts out and were ably assisted by Fiona McCarthy Olivia Sweeney and Aibhe Jones clearing a lot of ball against a tide of Ballyduff attacks.

In goals Aoibheann Sheehan had a mammoth task but stopped a lot of shots and her kickouts were strong finding her teammates time and time again.

Aideen Healy at Half forward was lively throughout the game showing great speed and courage for a nine-year-old. Katie Turner went in for a well deserve goal in the second half rounding three Ballyduff defenders to finish to the back of the net. Kate O’Neill, Tara Slattery, Abagail Geary, Grace Kelly, Cait Griffin and Caitlyn Scanlon looked lively up front too and would have converted more but the Ballyduff Defence was well drilled and did not give them much to play with.

On top at the second water break Ballymac still trailed Ballyduff & it was Ballyduff who finished out the half strongest kicking some great scores to seal their win.

Final Score Ballyduff 5:10 Ballymac 4-04

Scorers Ballymac: Michelle O’Connor 3-03 (2f), Katie Turner 1-00, Molly O’Connor 0-01

Joint Captains for the game:  Abigail Geary & Sorcha Healy.

Congratulations to Ballyduff with an unbeaten run in this competition winning the Division 4 title.

U9 Girls

This week we were training on Sunday during the academy despite the wet weather in preparation for a challenge match away to Scartaglen on Friday the 9th at 18:30.

Next week’s Play Ball Jackpot is €9800.00

This week’s Play Ball Draw for a Jackpot of €9700.00 was Live on Facebook on Monday  28th June  The numbers drawn by Fionnán Fitzgerald (Club Runaí) and Jer Lynch (Lotto Committee Chairman were 6. 15, 19 and 27.
There was no winner of the Jackpot.
The lucky dip winners were:
€30.00-Owen Lyons
€20.00-Aoife Costello
and the winners of the three random quick picks for next week’s draw were: Shane Leen, The Fleming Family & Laura O’Brien.
Thank you to everyone who supported our Play Ball Lotto this week. We really appreciate all your support.
We wish all our teams the very best for the next week ahead. It’s a busy club from the Academy to our Senior Ladies and Senior Men! Your support supports our teams and we are very grateful.

Wishing you all the very best of luck in next week’s draw when our Jackpot is €9800.00!

You can buy your ticket for the €9700.00 Jackpot next Monday night by logging in to our web site:

from any of our sellers who are now selling from the clubforce mobile phone app.
Our nominated seller this week is Jer Lynch and if you wish to contact Jer, he will be delighted to assist you.

No Touch Lotto Sales
Ballymac GAA is now selling our lotto tickets Via Mobile. All you need to do is give us your numbers, mobile number, and payment. We enter in via mobile phone and you get a receipt to your mobile. It’s totally transparent and accountable. Once again we thank you sincerely for your continued support.

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