Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

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Senior Team

Our Senior team are continuing their training in preparation for Junior Premier Championship semi final

Ballymac Vs Listry

Sunday 6th November @ 2pm  Venue: Strand Road

Keep an eye on our social media pages for any changes

Mike Sweeney of Ballymacelligott GAA, Breda Dyland of Kerry Cancer Support Group and Kieran Savage of Ballymacelligott GAA launching the ‘Evening With Ronan O’Gara’ at Ballygarry Estate on November 6. Photo by Dermot Crean

An Evening with Ronan O’Gara

We have the privilege of hosting one of Ireland greatest rugby players and sports personalities, for a club fundraising event. This is on in Ballygarry Estate, Hotel and Spa on Sunday 6th November. We hope as many as possible can and will support the club. A raffle for some premium prizes will take place on the night. We will have live music pre and post the event. A percentage of the proceeds are also going to support the Kerry Cancer Support Group.  A link for tickets below.


Message from Coiste Na nÓg Chairman

Sunday morning saw the club academy come to a close for 2022. Blessed with a fine sunny morning, all our boys and girls enjoyed their Sunday morning coaching session with our club academy coaches.

A huge thank you to all our hard working and committed Sunday morning coaching crew. Especially to Stephen O Brien, Jeff Griffin and Joanne Long in the shop, for making sure everything is open and ready each morning.

We must not forget to thank the players of course who have attended Sunday mornings, and their parents for having them there on time, and kitted out in our club colours.

A special mention to the boys and girls graduating from the academy this year after five or six years honing their skills in the academy and wish them the best of luck when they progress to under 11 and 12 teams next year.

Thanks also to our very own Niall Collins for presenting the medals to all the boys and girls. It wasn’t that long ago when Niall was attending academy each Sunday morning, and this year had the honour of representing himself, his family and the club with the Kerry minors.

We hope to see everyone again in the Spring of 2023 and hope all boys and girls don’t forget to practice at home over the winter months.

Kieran Savage

Ballymac Gaa Coiste Na nÓg Chairman.

Ballymac Abú.

U 9 Boys

Our u 9 Boys had our final session of 2022 at the main pitch on Sunday morning. There was a great turnout as usual and the boys had a full game for the session. Their skill level has improved so much from the start of the year, great credit to all boys for their commitment and dedication throughout 2022.

Trophies were presented to all players who were graduating to u 11 s next year. Medals were presented to u the u 8 players. Thanks to Kerry minor and former Ballymac academy player Niall Collins for presenting both medals and plaques to all players. Thanks to all parents for your support throughout 2022. Thanks to Ballymac Coiste na Nog for all the support during the year Looking forward to seeing all the players back again in 2023.

U11 Boys

Yesterday evening saw our last training session for u11 boys. They worked hard all year and will end the season with a fun non-competitive blitz next Saturday 29th October in Ballyrickard, Tralee.

The coaches would like to thank the parents and boys for their continued commitment. See you all next year. Ballymac Abú!

Under 15 Boys

Ballymac v John Mitchels – Semi Final – Tralee/St Brendan’s Board District Championship

Our Under-15 team played in the semi-final of the Tralee/St Brendan’s Board District Championship versus John Mitchels, in Mitchels on Sunday morning.

The opening 10 minutes were competitive with both sides exchanging scores but as the half progressed, our boys got more into their grove on a nice autumn Sunday morning ideal for football with little breeze. The Half time score was 1.14 to 0-03 in favour of Ballymac. All of our six forwards scored in the half with 9 players in total getting on the scoresheet in the opening half.

In the second half, Ballymac continued to play some nice football with some great scores but notable mention for Cian Harris who pulled off a number of outstanding saves in goals. Final score in John Mitchels GAA, Ballymac 1-26 John Mitchels 0-6.

Ballymac now proceed to the final of the competition with date/time/venue tbc in the coming days.

Keep an eye on social media for updates.

Ladies Notes


Our Ladies AGM will be on Monday 28th November. Two positions have to be filled as Chairperson Seán Hennessy and Registrar Emma Sweeney’s 3-year term is up. Any motions for the AGM please send to Deirdre Millane, Secretary at . It would be great to have a large attendance as we build for the future.

Divisional County Championship U15’s

The St. Kieran’s U15 side was first into action on Saturday afternoon at 4.30pm in Cordal, where they faced the heavily fancied Tralee District. Our ladies put in a fantastic performance and emerged victorious on a score line of 5-4 to 1-9. Next up is a very strong Mid Kerry, in the Semi Final away.


A strong St. Kieran’s U17 side (with three Division 1 clubs) travelled all the way to Ballydavid/Gallarus to take on West Kerry. While it was even stevens for the first 10-15 minutes after that St. Kieran’s started to pull away with some excellent point taking and numerous goal chances, finishing 3-27 to 0-9 winners. Next up is North Kerry away in the Semi Final.


Last into action this weekend was the St. Kieran’s U13 Ladies who played one of the competition favourites in North Kerry at Knocknagoshel. A first half underperformance cost us and the huge second half was not enough for us to turn it around, resulting in a 4-12 to 1-11 loss. This leaves us at home in the Shield Semi Final v losers of South Kerry v East Kerry.

Ballymac GAA Health and Wellbeing 

Our Mothers and Others have enjoyed a fantastic first season! We played a Blitz in Mallow and one in Milltown-Castlemaine. We also played a game against Legion. This bunch of Ballymac women are now hanging up the football boots in place of dancing shoes for some Winter training! Zumba begins in O’Brennan school Hall on Tuesday at 8.15pm for 4 weeks. Places are full at the moment but text Oonagh 087-7532949 if you want to be added to group.

Our community walking track now has 3 benches in situ to enhance your walking experience. Thanks to Geoffrey Riordan and Family who sponsored 2 benches. Daly and Sons, Ballymac made the benches and also sponsored one. Ballymac Health and Wellbeing appreciate this local support in building a healthier community for all. #healthyclub #communitymatters


We send all our best wishes to Una Kerins who married Andrew Morrissey last weekend. Una has played football with our Club long before we set up a Ladies Club of our own. She is a leading light in our Ladies’ Senior Team and a Captain who is admired and loved by her teammates and everyone in the club. Andrew is well-known to us and has always supported all our club activities.
A great GAA man so they are a great match!

Paula Silles conducted this week’s Play Ball on Monday 17th October. She was joined by our lotto committee stalwart Aimee. Behind the scenes, Aimee helps us out in so many ways, especially with her IT skills. We are very grateful for her help.

The Lucky Lotto Numbers drawn tonight by Aimee were: 13, 30,11, and 5.
There was no winner of the Jackpot of €3900.00

Congratulations to the following Lucky Dip winners:
€30: Ann Marie Healy -On-Line purchase.
€20.00: Sandra Burke -On-Line Purchase.
€20.00: Catherine Murphy -Paula Silles
Thanks to everyone for your support.
Next week’s Jackpot is €4000.00 and the draw will take place on Facebook Live on
Monday, October 24th October.
Play Ball Lotto Ticket sales close at 6 pm sharp. Tickets can be purchased by clicking

or via our
sellers Paula Silles, Gene O’Keeffe, and The HalfWay Shop.
The closing time for entries from the shop will be 4 pm on Monday next to facilitate the
A special thanks to Paula, and Aimee or giving their time to our Play Ball Draw and for all that they do.

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