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Ballymac Junior win Cahill Cup Shield Final Replay

Cahill Cup Shield Final Replay

Ballymacelligott 2-12

St Michaels Foilmore 2-10

Replays rarely entertain as much as the original fixture. However last Saturday night in Glenbeigh was a rare exception.

Ballymacelligott and St Michael’s Foilmore met once again in the Cahill Cup Shield Final and it was a nail-biting clash requiring extra time to separate the teams.

At half time the score was 1-07 to 02 in favour of Ballymac. The difference in this half was Ballymac took their scores and Ballyfoilmore were not as lucky in front of the goalposts.

It looked like an uphill climb for the South Kerry team at the start of the second half. They stook to their guns and scored point after point with a gaol and three points in the last seven minutes.  Ballymac scored two points in this half which left both teams level requiring extra time.

In extra time it was as exciting as it gets with a second goal from Daragh Regan and Ballyfoilmore scoring at the other end.

Both sets of players were tiring now.  Ballymac showed great resilience when it was 2-10 apiece and scored two vital points close to the end from Captain Barry Lyons and Ballymac’s great servant Frank O’Rahilly.

Christy Kileen from Coiste Chontae Chairrai presented the winning Shield to Captain Barry Lyons. He praised both teams for an exciting game and thanked Glenbeigh for the pitch and Referee Frank Twiss.

Barry Lyons thanked all the mentors and players from Ballymac for their commitment all year.

The Junior games proved to be great competitions for our club- blending the experienced with the inexperienced.

One could see the improvement in all the players as the year progressed proving that competitive game practice is vital for all players. Many Thanks to the management team of Tom Shea, Mike Sweeney, Sean Brosnan, Tony Silles and Ruairi O’Rahilly.

Ballymac Abú

Our next game is in the Tralee/St Brendan’s Junior League Group A Final

Ballymac B vs John Mitchels B

Saturday October 1st @ 5pm in Na Gaeil

U5 Academy report:

This week’s U5 academy session was all about fun and games. We used obstacle courses and slaloms of cones to work on their fundamental movements and included the much loved “beat the coach” penalty shootout to practice kicking and accuracy.

The greatest smiles, as always, came from our whole group games of Rollerball, stuck in the Mud, Sharks and Fishes and What Time is it Coach Cat. All the coaches are looking forward to another fun filled session next week

Under 10s

U8 & U10’s

We welcomed Na Gaeil to Ballymac on Sunday morning. Our U10’s split into 2 teams to play   A series of 9 a side games.  Our girls battled hard against a strong Na Gaeil side but continue to improve every game.

Our U8’s again showed that they face any team with confidence.
More friends were made again this morning as we are sure all these players will face each other many more times in the years to come.
Thanks to all involved from parents, players and Na Gaeil for a great morning.

Under 8s.

Our 9 s

We travelled to John Mitchell’s to play the locals on Sunday morning.

We had 3 Teams of 6 and all the boys really enjoyed themselves.

Great progress has been made over the last couple of months and again we advise all players to keep practicing their skills at home in their spare time.

We travel to Fitzgerald Stadium next week to play in the Dr Crokes Blitz and in 3 weeks’ time we play in the Munster GAA Blitz in Mallow.

U11 boys

Ballymac U11 boys played Scartaglen in the final of Castleisland District over in Castleisland on Sunday morning. While it didn’t go their way, the boys played their hearts out. They were definitely up against a tough side.

Congrats to Scartaglen. It was great to see our whole team come together whether it was to play or support. The parents turned out to support us also. Thanks so much to them.

We’ll see you all at training tomorrow evening 6.30-7.30 @ training field.

Under 13

Under 13 boys

Our U13 boys had a busy week with both teams facing Na Gaeil in Tralee. Our blue team were out on Tuesday night and despite a great first half performance the town side proved the stronger and ran out winners 3-11 to 3-05.

Our blue team faced an in form ‘A’ side fresh from beating the County champions the week before. The first half was a very tight affair with only 2 points between the teams at half time. Na Gaeil rattled us with a quick goal and 3 points but our lads battled back to within 6 points before the whistle went.

Na Gaeils superior numbers and their ability to rest key players was a major factor in their win.

Our older boys travelled to Newmarket for the Diarmuid o Brien Blitz on Saturday. In our first game we beat St Peter’s well by 3-08 to 1-03. We had a bye in the second round and comprehensively beat BK Plunket’s 4-12 to 0-03. Topping out group and qualifying for the final against a strong Firies who had narrowly lost the Div 2 final this year.

We got off to a great start with 2 great goals from Graham West and points from Jack Collins and Adrian o Conor. Firies had to dig deep and found their running game and came back to level the scores at half time.

Firies proved to be the fitter side and pressed on in the second half and despite some gallant play by All our lads won out by 2-12 to 2-07. The lads played very well and showed great character in defeat and duly accepted their runners up medals graciously from joint captains Shane Cassidy and Liam Rahilly.

senior Ladies

Ladies Senior Team

Ballymacelligott 2-8

John Mitchell’s 2-7

Both teams served up a very entertaining game in Ballymac, with the away team throwing the form book out the window. Ballymac were faster out of the blocks and led by 3pts to no score with scores from Keelin Enright (2) and Aisling o Connell (1) before 2 frees from Rachel Kilgallon bring John Mitchels into it. Indeed, Rachel and Eva O Connell Buckley were very prominent for John Mitchell’s and their strong ball carrying was causing problems for the Ballymac defence.

An Eve Creedon point for Ballymac was followed by 2 from Rachel Kilgallen, 1 free and 1 from play, leaving the teams level coming up to the short whistle. A Ballymac attack yielded a good score from Ella Quirke. Aisling O Connell and Eva O Connell Buckley traded scores. Halftime Ballymac 6pts to Mitchels 5pts

2nd half Ballymac worked a score from Róisín Rahilly but that was followed by a John Mitchell’s goal on the 15th min of 2nd half by Eva O Connell Buckley following a strong run. 2-point game now.

Ballymacelligott were winning plenty of ball but a combination of poor passing and good defensive play by John Mitchell’s prevented scores & turn overs were a regular occurrence.

However, a Sarah Scanlon goal for Ballymac looked like would be enough to see the home side prevail.  20mins in to 2nd half, Mitchell’s were awarded a penalty which Eva O Connell Buckley converted to give Mitchels a 1 pt. lead with 10mins left 2-5 to 1-7.

Ballymac girls responded brilliantly and a well worked team move saw Kate Collins crash the ball to the net to give Ballymac the lead again 2-7 to 2-5. From the kick out Ballymac pressure led to Keelin Enright kick her 3rd point of the game to give a 3 pt lead for home side with 2 minutes plus injury to play.

Mitchells tried their best and Eva and Rachel were leading the final attacks. 2 pointed frees from Rachel left a point in it before time ran out for the team in green and gold.

A good competitive semi-final which both teams contributed hugely to, well done to both sets of girls.

Ballymacelligott through to Junior B final following their success last season at Junior C.

lotto draw with sam

Lotto Results Monday 19th September 2022

Paula Silles conducted this week’s Lotto draw. She was joined by Tony Riordan, Vice President of our Club and one of our great lotto ticket sellers for many years. Tony is a legend in our club for many years and has trained and coached a lot of our current mentors and coaches. Aimee one of our young lady footballers and a weekly lotto helper was also present.

The Lucky Lotto Numbers drawn by Tony were 7, 29, 6, and 31.

There was no winner of the Jackpot of €3500.00

Congratulations to the following Lucky Dip winners:

€30:   Niamh Burke -Paula Silles

€20.00: Patrick White -On-Line

€20.00: Catherine Barry-On-Line

Thanks to everyone for your support.

A special thanks to Paula, Tony and Aimee for giving their time tonight to do the draw.

Next week’s Jackpot is €3,600. 00.00 and the draw will take place on Facebook Live on Monday 26th September 19th.

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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