Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

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Club Senior Team

Our Ballymac Senior Men had their second game in the County League Division 1 against Gneeveguilla away in Gneeveguilla on Saturday, 4th of April.

It was a fresh, fine evening with an isolated shower.

Ballymac started the better side and got an early lead. Half-time score was Gneeveguilla 1-6 Ballymac 2-6.

Gneeveguilla struck early in the second half with a goal to level the contest.

It was an arm wrestle between both teams, both demonstrating great levels of tenacity & fitness levels.

Gneeveguilla were the eventual victors

Gneeveguilla 2-9 Ballymac 2-7

Up next for our Seniors is Kenmare at home in Ballymac next weekend. All support for the team and management welcomed.

Kerry Senior Team 

Well done to the Kerry Senior Football team on a very impressive win over Mayo today Sunday in Croke Park to claim the 2022 Allianz Football League Division 1 Title.

Final score Kerry 3-19    Mayo 0-13

Coiste na nÓg

Under 17s

Our under 17s are away to Spa Killarney tomorrow Monday 4th April at 7pm.

Best of luck to the boys and Mentors

Under 15s

U 15 County League Division 1B

On Wednesday night last, our under 15 boys commenced their county league competition at home to Firies. After preparing very well for the last seven weeks they hit the ground running up a score-line of 4-08 to 0-02 by halftime. Firies battled hard throughout the second half but our lads won out comfortably in the end. A great start to the league but no doubt stiffer tests lie ahead. Next game is away to Kenmare on Wednesday next.

Great to see Conal Savage back on the pitch for a brief appearance after his injury.

Team. Cian Harris, Cian Gilroy, Micheal O Connor, Matthew Rodgers, Eoghan Joy, Stephen Turner, Sam Slattery, Eoin Moriarty, Jack Joy(c), Ciaran O Connell, Luke Silles, Michael Quirke, Padraig Reidy, Gearoid Healy, Maurice Harrington.

Subs; Luke Griffin, Des Martin, Jamie Tarrant, Shane Brosnan, John Leen, Conal Savage.

Russell Cup Final

Well done to Ciaran O’Connell, Padraig Reidy and Gearoid Healy on helping St. Pats Castleisland win the Russell Cup for the first time since 1991,

It was a great achievement by our under 15 squad to have 9 players in the final representing The Green and St. Pats

Under 13s 

Our U13 boys travelled to Na Gael in a damp Tralee this evening for round 2 of the County League. Our gold boys were up first against a physically bigger na Gael side and they played their hearts out all the way to the final whistle. Na Gael were much too strong overall and won out on a score line of 3-17 to 3-00. All the boys put in a great effort and can hold their heads high after this performance.

Great performances by Geariod McElligott, Darragh Lyons and Tadhg o Connor.

Our blue team played their best football of the year so far tonight against a very strong Na Gael team. Some fantastic running football and great scores by Jack Collins and Adrian o Connor kept us within 2 pints of the hosts at half time. There were some terrific battles in the centre of the field with Daragh McMahon and Jackson Brosnan flat out trying to keep the Na Gael dangermen in check.

Jack Lynch in goals played a great game and despite a late goal by Conor McCarthy Na Gael ran out the winners 5-14 to 3-09.

Overall, the lads played very well as a team and can be proud of themselves.

Under 10s 


On Thursday last evening U10 boys played their second Go Game away to John Mitchel’s. It was a very competitive game and Mitchel’s played with the wind in the first half. Our backs were under pressure but held their own. Michael Scanlon and Jake Sugrue were outstanding at the back in the first half of the game. Daithí O’Connor, Dara Leen and Conor Mangan kept things ticking over on the scoreboard.

In the second half of the game, we kept the ball in Mitchel’s half and piled the pressure on them.  Dylan Scanlon and Jack Stack never gave up and have shown immense improvement. Thanks to Gearóid Jones (in goals), Mikey Brosnan who played both corner back and corner forward and Conor Mangan (wing forward) for coming up from U9 to help us out.

There was a great presence of teamwork on the night. Well done lads!

Thanks to the referees and John Mitchel’s coaches for a sporting game.


“Another beautiful Sunday morning well spent with our Academy kids. The field was alive with friends old and new learning and honing skills, on and off the ball. Among our new faces this week were recent arrivals to the area. We were delighted to welcome back some Ukrainian children who enjoyed a taster session with us two weeks ago. Ласкаво просимо до Ballymac.

Our U5 squad numbered 40 children this week, the largest number so far this season. Together we practiced passing and catching the ball, scoring goals and improving fundamental movement skills with an agility course and cone work. Looking forward to welcoming you all back next week.”


We have had lots of enquiries about jerseys/ shorts etc. All merchandise can be got through O’Neill’s on line.

The link can be found on our website or facebook page where is on the welcome page as a shop here button.

Club Shop

It is great to welcome everyone back on Sunday mornings and to see all the smiling faces.

All support to the club shop is very much appreciated as it goes back to support the running of our club.


Senior Ladies

Our Senior Ladies are due to play Listowel next weekend at home keep an eye on our social media for details

Under 16

On Thursday evening our under 16 ladies for 2022 had their first outing, away to Cromane. We were missing three players and with such a tight squad we were going to be under pressure. This was a 13v 13 game. The first half we could see the lack of match practise and the game was put out of our reach.

The second half though we started to get our combinations right and we were able to control the game. Cromane still ran out winners thanks to such a strong first half performance.

Ballymac squad on the night was, Aoibhinn Broderick, Deborah O’Connor, Rose Brosnan, Anna Collins, Emma Daly, Alice Brosnan, Laura Kelly, Jill Quirke, Sarah Scanlon, Katie Landers, Kate Collins, Niamh Rice, Orla O’Connor and Sarah O’Rourke. Thanks to the coaches Mike Broderick, Don Brosnan, Una Kerins, Anthony Griffin and Donal Rahilly for all the work put in so far this year.

Health and Wellbeing

Our Health and Wellbeing Committee have been very busy, we welcomed a number of our new Ukrainian friends to academy this morning. There were lots of smiling faces and we look forward to having them back next week.

On Tuesday night 5th April 2022 we are holding a talk “One Good Coach “in association with Jigsaw in the club room at 8pm sharp. All very welcome.


Play Ball Lotto Results Monday 28th March 2022
Last Monday night’s Play Ball Jackpot was conducted live on Facebook by Aidan Savage live from our pitch at U15 training. Maureen O’Shea was on camera.

The numbers drawn were 20.26.4 and 31.

There was no winner of the Jackpot of € 13,400.00

The three lucky dip winners were:

€30.00: Niamh Carroll

€20.00: Tina O’Connor

€20.00: David Burke

Next week’s Jackpot is €13,500.00 and the draw will take place on Facebook Live on Monday 4th April after 6pm

Ticket sales close at 6 pm sharp.

Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

or via our mobile app and our sellers are Paula Silles, Gene O’Keeffe, and The Half Way Shop. The closing time for entries from the shop will be 4 pm on Mondays to facilitate the draw.

We thank you all for your support.

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