Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

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Main Field 
Our Main Field has been reopened for games and academy. Many thanks to our field Committee for doing their best to get it back open, please continue to train on training field.

Please note that all fixtures can be changed so check our media outlets for notice of changes.

Senior Team 

The Credit Union SFL: Division 1 Round 5.

Dr Crokes: 0-14
Ballymacelligott 3-09

Seven minutes into the first half Ballymacelligott were leading by 1-1.  Crokes drew level ten minutes into the second half. The Ballymac lads did not falter. Dr. Crokes never took the lead.  Ballymac went on to win the game by four points despite the pressure from The Killarney side.

It was a fab day for football on Sunday afternoon in Lewis Road. The Pitch was perfect and there was a nice crowd despite the rally of the lakes and the resulting traffic jams.

Within seven minutes of the throw in Ballymac were in the lead by two points. Vinnie Horan got Ballymac’s second point, won the kick out, and played the ball to Donal Daly who found the back of the net.

Billy Courtney scored two points from frees for the home side. Three points followed from Ballymac.  One from play by Niall Collins. A free from Vinnie Horan following a foul on Adam Sheehy.

Dr. Crokes were heading for goal when Aidan Breen intercepted, passed the ball to Adam Sheehy who was again fouled and Aidan Breen made no mistake when he took the free and put the ball over the bar. With fifteen minutes gone, Ballymac were in the lead 1-05 to 0-2.

Two points from play from Brian Looney and Mikey Casey and a free taken by Billy Courtney reduced the visitors’ lead. In the twenty-fourth minute.

Things looked bleak for Ballymac when Dylan Dunne, who was having a superb game, was injured and had to be taken off.

A great turnover by Ballymac led to a point from Donal Daly, three more from Crokes followed. Aidan Breen scored a point from a free just before half-time. Half Time score: Dr. Crokes 0-8 Ballymac 1-07

A point each for both teams, followed by two points from play from Dr Crokes courtesy of Billy Courtney and Harry Potts brought the teams level going into the last quarter.

A great catch at centre field by Ballymac led to a great pass to Niall Collins from Vinnie Horan and Collins made no mistake and rattled the back of the net. Crokes were not perturbed and forged on up the field and a great save by Ballymac keeper Christy Leen stopped them from going into the lead.

Adam Sheehy had to go off injured and his replacement Adam Joy got a point with his first kick of the game from a ball from Eoin Creedon who had caught a ball intended for the opposition. A red card for Dr. Crokes meant they had 14 men for the last three minutes and five minutes of added time.

Crokes scored a point and the kick out was caught by Daire Keane who played a lovely ball to Vinnie Horan, who saw a clear path in front of him and scored a goal.

Another point from a free from Crokes just before the final whistle left the full-time score Dr Crokes 0-14 to Ballymacelligott 3-09.

This was a great team effort by the Ballymac lads with veterans Vinnie Horan, Aidan Breen, and Michéal Reidy leading the way with spirit and never say die attitude especially when it counted.

Brave and unselfish players like Adam Sheehy, Darragh Sweeney, Dan Shea, and Diarmuid Galvin, running off the ball and opening spaces for their teammates made a big difference to the overall team effort.

Well done to the team and management. Our deepest sympathies to our loyal physio Mark Thompson and his wife Aileen on the death of Aileen’s dad Maurice Roche. May he RIP.

We wish a speedy recovery to our players injured today: Dylan Dunne, Adam Sheehy, and Diarmuid Galvin.

Scorers: Niall Collins (1-1,) Vinnie Horan (1-4,) Aidan Breen (0-2) Donal Daly (1-1,) Adam Joy (0-1)

Development League Division 2

Our Development team are playing Spa B in round 3 of Development League on Saturday 6th May @ 7pm at home in Ballymac.

Please come out and support the team and management

Senior Ladies
Donal Curtin Cup
Our Senior Ladies are due to play Desmonds next Monday at home in Ballymac at 7pm

Minor Boys
Gold Team

Ballymacelligott v Dromid Pearses– Minor Central Region Div 5

Ballymacelligott 4-11

Dromid Pearses 2-07

Our Minor Gold team played their first game in the Central Region Division 5 away to Dromid Pearses on Monday 24th April.

The first half of this game was an even affair with noting really between the teams and when the first half was played out the scores were tied at 1-04 a piece at the short whistle. The Ballymac goal coming in the 25th minute by Luke Griffin.

Ballymac really kicked into to gear after the break and put in a great team performance to score 3-07 in the second half.

The killer burst coming in a three-minute period between 48th and 51st minute with a goal from Ciarán O’Connell and a further two goals coming from Luke Griffin to complete his hat-trick.

From here Ballymac closed out the game in comfortable fashion to win by 10 points. In what was great scoring, it must be noted that Ballymac scored 4-10 from play out of the 4-11 scored in total.

Great credit must go to the lads who put the disappointment of the county league final defeat behind them from the previous week and got back to winning ways with an outstanding second half showing. The Gold team now have weeks break as they have a bye week.

Scores on the night,

Luke Griffin (3-00) Ciaran O’Connell (1-01)

Máirtín Mc Kivergan (0-04), Jack Joy (0-02) Michael Savage (0-01) Michael Quirke (0-01)

Jamie Burke (0-01)

Minor Boys

Blue Team

The boys are travelling down to An Gaeltacht on Bank Holiday Monday

They will play Glenbeigh at home on Friday evening at 6.30 pm

Minor Ladies

Our Minor ladies are playing Dr Crokes on Monday 1st May at 7.30pm at home in Ballymac in Division 1 of the County League

County Ladies

Congratulations to our County Ladies who had a win over Waterford on Sunday

U16 Girls
Our next game sees us welcome Laune Rangers on Wednesday evening in County League

U15 Boys

On Friday last our u15 blue team played Firies at home in Ballymac in our third game in the county league div 1b . It was a strong performance in the first half with all our boys combining well together Ballymac were leading at halftime. The second half of the game seemed to sway Firies way getting some great scores bring them back into the game. Firies scored two goals in the second half which was the deciding factor of the game. Final score 1-9 to 3-9 in favour of Firies

Upcoming fixtures

Monday 1st May – U15 Gold team vs Na Gaeil at home in Ballymac at 6pm

U14 Girls:

Our under 14 girls will play Beaufort on Thursday at 7.45pm away, best of luck to team and management

U13 Boys

Our boys are continuing their training for the next competition

U12 Girls
Our u12 ladies played their 2nd game of the North Kerry League on Monday evening last in glorious sunshine in glorious Ballymac! Playing with the wind, our forwards moved well and kicked some good points. Our midfield were doing very well as were our backs and goalie.

Half time score was Ballymac 1-6 KOR 1-4

2nd half

Playing against the wind was going to be a real test of character, fitness and ability. And we passed all 3 tests with flying colours. Each and every player contributed to a fantastic team performance, and can feel proud of their contribution.

Captains for the night were Holly ONeill and Hannah O’Rahilly. Credit to the girls on our team who had played a soccer blitz earlier in the day, and still managed to play the game after. 1 of these players even managed to squeeze in a music lesson before the game too!!

A talented and committed bunch! Final result: Ballymac by 3 points!!

Next up is away to Knock/Brosna next Tues night.

Team 1. Emma Lynch 2. Rachel Kelliher 3. Michaela Murphy 4. Aisling Okeeffe 5. Hannah O’Rahilly 6. Eva Burke 7. Holly ONeill 8. Maeve Oconnell 9. Aedin Healy 10. Amy Roche 11. Katie Lenihan 12. Natalie Turner 13. Rachel Prendergast 14. Aisling McMahon 15. Saoirse Brosnan 16. Aobha Bolger 17. Doireann Broderick 18. Leah Murphy 19. Amy Silles 20. Una Casey

Fixtures for this week are as follows:

Monday 24th April – Ballymac vs Kerins O’Rahillys at home in Ballymac at 6pm


Coiste na nÓg

U11 Boys

Many thanks to Arthur Fitzgerald who took U11 boys through a Kerry training session this morning at training. Both players and coaches got so much from it. Kerry football is in safe hands! Ballymac Abú!

U11 boys play Gneeveguilla this coming Thursday 4th May in Ballymac main pitch throw in @ 6.30 pm

U9 Boys
U9 boys played Na Gaeil in their 2nd round of Go Games. 17 boys in total lined out, all getting equal playing time. Great displays of passing and tackling shown by all. Thanks to Na Gaeil for a great evening.


This Sunday we had a great turnout at Academy in our main pitch

Huge thanks to all the coaches for their time and commitment each Sunday morning.

The club really appreciates it.

Our under 7 girls’ group are seeking some female volunteers to help out head coach Tj Casey with the girls. Two would be ideal in rotation. Please let TJ know on Sunday if you can help out.

Scor na bPaisti 

Scor na bPaisti within the county came to a conclusion in Glenbeigh Glencar GAA sports complex on Saturday afternoon. Nine district boards were involved. Ballymacelligott Gaa competitors held their own in both the Rince and Solo Instrumental categories. These very young, talented participants were delighted to receive medals when the results were given. Many thanks to all the parents for supporting the training over the Winter months.

Thanks, must also go to members of our club who responded too all our queries with such efficiency, Maureen, Joanne and Aishlinn. To all the local outlets who advertised the cultural/heritage side of the Gaa for us, including the four schools in our parish, O’Riadas Bar and the halfway Shop, thank you.

Thanks also has to be given to Josephine Fearns herself, the energy and life she brings to Scor is amazing and we are very lucky to have her as our Scor Officer

Health & Wellbeing announcement 

Good luck to all participating families in the clean-up Ballymacelligott effort. Gentle reminder that bags and pickers are to be returned no later than Monday 1st May evening at 6pm. A box labelled pickers will be inside the wall as directed in collection. Bags to be dropped at bin beside new gym. Please ensure to take pictures and share on social media and tag Ballymacelligott GAA and healthy clubs. Thanks to all.

Gentle reminder for final registration this week for Darkness into Light walk hosted locally in Castleisland on Saturday 6th May 2023. Check out the Darkness into Light website for further info.

Mothers and Others will commence on TUESDAY 2ND MAY at 6.15pm -7.30pm at our training pitch. New faces always welcome! Come along and try out some basic football skills. No experience necessary. Over 25’s


Ballymac Gaa would like to offer our deepest sympathy to our club physio Mark Thompson and his wife Aileen and family on the death of Aileen’s father Maurice Roche. May he RIP.


The Lotto is our main source of funding in the club. We appreciate all who support us weekly as we endeavour to cover costs such as insurance, affiliations, equipment and so forth. Our annual lotto ticket is now available to purchase online via Clubforce at a cost of €100.

Thanks to all for your support, it is appreciated.

On Monday 24th of April, Oonagh O’Rahilly and Angela Lenihan conducted the lotto draw online.

The Numbers drawn were: 10, 11, 12, 22

There was no winner of this week’s Jackpot of €2,400

Congratulations to the lucky dip winners this week:

€30.00- Maurice O’Connell (Quick Pick)

€20.00 – Des Martin, (Annual Ticket)

€20.00- Patricia O’Donnell (Annual Ticket)

Next week’s Jackpot is €2,500 and the draw will take place on Bank Holiday Monday 1st May at The Halfway Bar.

Play Ball Lotto Ticket sales close at 6 pm sharp.

Tickets can be purchased by clicking here

or from our regular sellers Paula Silles, Gene O’Keeffe, Maureen O’Shea. Quick Pick envelopes are available from O’Riadas Bar and The Half Way Shop.

The closing time for entries will be 4 pm on Mondays to facilitate the draw.

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