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Senior Team

Match Report.

On Saturday night our senior men welcomed St. Senan’s for the quarter final of the Junior Premier Championship.

Regardless of the result this was to be the final home championship game of the year for Ballymac and a large crown turned. The sunny evening and hopeful expectations had all in attendance in eager anticipation for the game.

St. Senan’s started the game with a number of prolonged periods of possession but without making a serious impact on the scoreboard. Ballymac opened up a 4-point lead with a goal mid-way through the first half leaving the half time score at Ballymac 1:06 St. Senan’s 0:03.

The second half saw Ballymac start where they left off and by the 40 minute had scored 2 additional goals. With some of the intensity gone from the game both teams continued to play entertaining football. The game finished on a score of Ballymac 6:10 / St. Senan’s 0:10.

Ballymac progress to the semi-final versus Listry.

Ladies News 

Senior Ladies

Randle Bros County Championship Junior B Round1

Ballymacelligott v John Mitchels

On what was a lovely night for football, a depleted and very young Ballymac side faced off against near neighbours John Mitchels. The opening exchanges were very tight on the scoreboard, though Ballymac were controlling possession, but were guilty of missing a number of outstanding goal chances. Indeed, it was a brave Mitchels side who opened the scoring from a free, which was answered by a splendid point from play by Kate Collins.

Then after missing two glorious chances of goals, Mitchels struck with a goal from a short Ballymac kick out that went wrong…This seem to have awoken the Ballymac ladies as they hit the Mitchels with 1-4 without reply in the next six minutes (the goal finishing off a great movement involving 8 Ballymac players and was finished to the net by Ella Quirke) Both sides swapped points, with Eve Creedon shooting some classy points, until Ballymac and Kate Collins made the decisive break with another goal just 3 minutes out from halftime, leaving Ballymac ahead by 6 points at the short break 2-7 to 1-4.

The second half began just as the first half had ended, with another goal from Kate Collins. The 5 minutes before half time and after saw Ballymac score 2-2 to Mitchels 1-1, as they built up a sizeable cushion.

Mitchels did finally break down an outstanding Ballymac defence with a well taken goal, but any chance of a resurgence was coldly put aside, Ballymac striking for 3 goals in 6 minutes to put the tie beyond doubt. The scorers were Ella Quirke, Rachel Creedon and Roisin Rahilly. With 10mins left the score stood at 6-8 to 2-5.

The Ballymac midfield of Aishling O’Connell and Keelin Enright were completely dominating and Grainne Galvin leading the defence from Full Back. The brave Mitchels did score another goal from a penalty with time almost up, leaving a final score of 6-10 to 3-7.

Ballymacelligott squad was as follows, Robyn White, Shonagh Griffin, Grainne Galvin, Caoimhe Carroll, Ciara Kerins, Una Kerins, Rachel Griffin, Aishling O’Connell, Keelin Enright, Rachel Creedon, Roisin Rahilly, Kate Collins, Ella Quirke, Eve Creedon, Kate O’Connor, Sarah Scanlon, Kerry Hennessy Naomi O’Sullivan, Deborah O’Connor and Ellie McElliogott.

We now move onto Round 2, next Monday Evening 29th August at 7pm. In Ballymacelligott. This will be a huge challenge v the side that beat us in the Junior C County Final in 2020. All support is Welcome.

U15 County Championship Semi Final

Division C

Unfortunately, we came out on the wrong side of an enthralling game of football last Tuesday night. Unusually a score of 7-15 was not enough to win the game.

Squad was as follows Deborah O’Connor, Sorcha Healy, Laura West, Rose Brosnan, Katie Turner, Maire Culloty, Abigail Geary, Jamie Lee O’Connor, Anna Collins, Sarah O’Rourke, Michelle O’Connor, Emily Heffernan, Emma Daly, Jill Quirke, Fiona McCarthy, Katie Landers, Kate O’Neill, Sinead Scanlon and Molly O’Connor.

U14 County League Division 4 Semi Final

Heartbreak again on Thursday night for the majority of the U15 side as we lost out again narrowly to our neighbours Firies by a score of 3-4 to 5-5. These Ladies now move onto their North Kerry League.

U17 Ladies County Championship Division A Semi Final

On Thursday Evening we are away to Cromane at 7pm. This will be a very tough encounter for our Ladies, many of whom will play on Monday night for our Senior Ladies Team. We could do with as much support as possible.

U13 Ladies County Championship

Division D Final

Linda Daly will be bringing her young charges to play MKL Gaels in their Final on Sunday September 4th. Venue and time yet to be decided. It would be great again to have as much support as possible there to give encouragement to these brave young ladies.


U5 Academy notes:

A big treat for our U5’s this week when our older players got a chance to play a match integrated with the U7’s during training as we begin their preparation for moving up teams’ next season. The rest of our squad had a great time playing roller ball, beat the coach and sprinting around our obstacle course. Best of luck to all our players starting or returning to school and preschool tomorrow and we’ll see you next week for more fun and games.

Under 9s

Our u 9s travelled to Churchill on Friday evening to play in the Go Games Blitz organised by the locals.

We were thrilled to have two teams competing, 11 a side and games were 15 minutes long.

Both teams played 3 games against Churchill A Castleisland and Churchill B.

There were some outstanding performances and it was wonderful to see all the players having fun while participating in the Games.

Special thanks must go to Maeve o Connell, Ruby & Jake Sugrue for helping out on Friday evening.

Thanks to all parents who travelled to Churchill to support Both teams, it was much appreciated.

Thanks to Churchill for the invitation and for having the Blitz so well organised.

We continued training on Sunday morning at the main pitch between 11-12.

Great credit is due to all players for progressing so well over the summer months, the hard work is paying off.

Looking forward to playing more games over the next couple of weeks and again we encourage all players to practice at home.

Under 15s

Castleisland District U 15s qualified for the County Final on Wednesday evening last in Cordal on a score line of 3-15 to 2-10. Dominant   throughout the game they ran out convincing winners to face Tralee District in the Final in Austin Stacks Park on Wednesday evening next at 8pm. Starting on the team we have Cian Harris in goals and Eoin Moriarty(vice-captain) and Eoghan Joy in the backs. In the forwards we have Mairtin Mc Kivergan and Jack Joy. Ciaran O Connell, Micheal O Connor, Conal Savage, Gearoid Healy, Padraig Reidy, Micheal Quirke and Luke Silles are on the subs bench.

Best of luck to all on Wednesday evening, including Tony Silles and Kieran Savage on the management team.

It would be great to see the club support the boys in large numbers for this big occasion for the boys.


Many Thanks for your loyal support of Club lotto at home games

This week we wish to thank all the supporters who supported our lotto at our Senior Men’s home games. You were there from the first round of the County League until last Saturday night. We thank you all for your support at every game and also for supporting our Senior Team by purchasing a lotto entry. All the proceeds from the lotto go back to the teams and help us pay for essential bills like physio and equipment. Our Senior Team appreciates your generous support at home games all year. Ballymac Abú!

This week’s Lucky Lotto Numbers were drawn by Oonagh O’Rahilly and Angela Lenihan from our Health & Well-being Committee.

The numbers drawn were: 5,20,21, and 31

There was no winner of the Jackpot of €3100.00

Congratulations to the following Lucky Dip winners:

€30: Kathleen Shanahan -On-Line

€20.00: Peter Nammock- On-Line

€20.00: Julie Fealy -Bridget Leen

Thanks to everyone for your support.

A special thanks to Oonagh and Angela for giving their time tonight to do the draw.

Next week’s Jackpot is €3,200. 00.00 and the draw will take place on Facebook Live on Monday, August 29th.

Play Ball Lotto Ticket sales close at 6 pm sharp. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

or via our sellers Paula Silles, Gene O’Keeffe, and The Half Way Shop.

The closing time for entries from the shop will be 4 pm on Monday next to facilitate the draw.

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