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Our Main Field has been reopened for games and academy. Please continue to train on training field.


Up to date fixture list are posted on social media on Monday mornings
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 6
Ballymacelligott: 3-15(24) Daingean Uí Chúis: 0-14(14)

Prior to the SFL Division Round 6 game played in Ballymacelligott a Minute’s silence was observed for Ellen Clifford nee O’Shea who hailed from Ballymacelligott. Ellen was a great Ballymac supporter and was always a loyal supporter of her home club.

She was a proud Mom bringing her sons and the Tom Markem Cup as well as Sam to her home club over the years.

In a message read out by Club PRO Joanne Long, on behalf of Dermot Clifford and his family, he thanked the Club for their support for Ellen during her illness and the support shown to her family by the club in the past week. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.

As the Dingle PRO says “It was a fine day for football” in Ballymacelligott today. Our pitch was in excellent condition. Seventeen minutes into the first half Ballymac scored two goals on the trot and our goalie saved a goal opportunity on the other end. These four minutes were critical as they gave Ballymac confidence and momentum.

Dingle opened the scoring with a point from a free from Thomas Sheehy. Two points from Josh O’Keefe and Niall Collins for Ballymac followed by two from Conor Geaney and Conor Flannery for the Westerners.

Dingle were moving well and had a shot at goal which was caught by Chrisy Leen in Ballymac’s goal and cleared very fast -Ballymac worked the ball well and Dara Keane scored a point. Two points from Conor Geaney and Thomas Sheehy and Dingle were in the lead by two points with 15 minutes on the clock.

Tadhg Brick, who had the game of his life for Ballymac, popped up and caught a ball in the half-forward line and after a great run rattled the net. Brian Lonergan for Ballymac caught the ensuing kick out, and moved the ball quickly to Donal Daly who scored a second goal for the home side.

Christy Leen in the Ballymac Goal made a vital save that kept Ballymac in the lead by four points with twelve minutes left in the half.

Dingle added to two points from Conor Geaney one from a free, to their tally before halftime. Ballymac saw another goal from Donal Daly and points from Aidan Breen, and Dara Keane (2) giving them a good lead at halftime.

Dingle turned over a lot of ball in the first half and failed to take advantage of their hard work. The game was closer than the scoreboard showed.

Half time score:  Ballymacelligott: 3-6(15) Daingean Uí Chúis: 0-7(7)

Niall Collins opened the second half with three points on the trot.  Conor Geaney added a point for Dingle and it was matched by Ballymac’s Diarmuid Galvin.  Dingle Goalie scored a fine point from a 45 before Ballymac captain Vinnie Horan scored a point from play. This left the score Ballymac 3-11 to Dingle 0-10 with fifteen minutes left on the clock.

The last fifteen minutes saw both teams as determined as ever.  Aidan Breen scored a point from a 45 for the home side, and Gavin Curran scored another for Dingle. Cathal Dunne and Donal Daly scored a point each for Ballymac with five minutes to go and it looked like game over.

Dingle were still determined to get something from the game. To the player’s great credit, they battled on and scored three points before Michael Herlihy for Ballymac scored the last point of the game from a free.

Ballymac were delighted to see Tadhg Brick and Brian Lonergan lining out with both having the energy and enthusiasm that complimented the team so well.   Niall Collins and Donal Daly were terrific in the forwards as were Dan Shea and Diarmuid Galvin in the backs.

It was heartening to see Dara Keane and Cian Counihan returning from injuries and making a fine contribution to this fine team effort.

Congratulations to Dan Shea and Anthony O’Leary who are two proud fathers of a new son each this week.

Ballymacelligott: 3-15(24) Daingean Uí Chúis: 0-14(14)

Ballymacelligott: Christy Leen, Michael Sweeney, Dan O Shea, Diarmuid Galvin, (0-1) Josh O Keeffe, (0-1) Tadhg Brick, (1-0) Darragh Sweeney, Aidan Breen (0-1), Micheál Reidy, Niall Collins (0-4), Daire Keane (0-3), Adam Sheehy, Donal Daly (2-1), Vinny Horan (Captain) (0-1), Brian Lonergan

Substitutes used: Cathal Dunne (0-1), Cian Counihan, Michael Herlihy (0-1), Adam Joy, and Skye Lynch.

Players Injury Fund

Full details of Players Injury fund for 2023 are now on our web site at It is important that all players and parents be fully informed by reading this important document.

Senior Ladies 
Donal Curtin Cup
Our Senior Ladies are playing Desmonds today Monday 15th May at home in Ballymac at 7.30 pm. This is our Ladies first competitive game at home this season and all support would be greatly appreciated

Minor Boys 

Laune Rangers -v- Ballymacelligott GAA Minor Central Region – Third Round – Div 1B

Laune Rangers 3-13

Ballymacelligott GAA 1-5

Our Minor team played their third game in the GAA Minor Central Region against Laune Rangers on Wednesday Eve, May 10th.

In the first half, it was the hosts who took superiority on proceedings with a string of scores including two goals. Ballymac came back with some scores of our own but were behind at Half Time 3-5 to 0-3.

Despite an uphill struggle, our boys fought resolutely. A goal from the ever-resourceful Jack Joy brought some respectability to the scoreline but it was not to be for our lads on the night.

Jack Joy (1-00), Micheal Savage (0-02) Shane Gilroy (0-01), Mairtin McKivergan (0-01) Jamie Burke (0-01)

Minor Ladies

Minor Girls lost out to Cromane last evening, despite a very strong first half when playing against the strong wind only trailed by a point 1-7 to 2-3 with goals from Keelin Enright and Aoibhin Broderick. However, our 2nd half display was well below par, littered with mistakes and conceding 4 2nd half goals ensured Cromane came out well on top 5-12 to 2-5.

Next Fixture is on Thursday 18th v Scartaglin in Ballymac.

U16 Girls 

Next fixture: U16 Ladies Co League Division 4 Round 4

Ballymac v Kilcummin in Ballymac Wednesday May 17th at 7pm.

U15 Boys 

Ballymacelligott U15 team played the last game of the county league group section against Churchill U15

Ballymacelligott won 5, 10 to 3p

The game was played in beautiful sunshine at home in Ballymac we progress to the div 2 semi-final which will be played at home next Wednesday evening at 7pm

Tonight’s scorers were Jack Collins 1p Séadhna Ó’Brian 3p Graham West 1g 1p

Conor Lynch 1g 2p and Michael Quirke 3g 3p

The team lined out as follows

1.John Leen 2. Gearoid O’Connor 3. Jackson Brosnan 4. Jamie Tarrant 5. Kyran Boyle 6. Padraig Reidy 7. Daniel Moriarty 8. Jack Collins 9. Eoghan Joy 10. Ryan Burke 11. Michael Quirke 12 Graham West 13 Séadhna Ó’Brian 14 Conor Lynch 15 Sean Martin

Subs Shane Cassidy, Jack Lynch, Harvey Leen, Cathal Carr, Fionn Enright, Liam O’Rahilly

Our U15 blue team played Legion in the semi-final of division 2 County league and what a game it turned out to be we played with the wind in the first half And it was a hard fought tight 30 min of football and we ended the half on 4 points each with both back lines playing a blinder

The second half was much of the same nip and tuck football hard tackles great movement and super team play and we ended up 10 points to 1goal 7points

The game went to extra time and where both teams scored 3point each and ended up still level

Unfortunately, we needed penalties to separate the two teams and Ballymac came up short on this occasion

The management are so proud of the performance of all the players and look forward to the next competition

Scorers were Michael Quirke 6 points, Eoghan Joy 3 points, Jack Collins 3 points, Eric Quirke 1 point

The team lined out as follows, John Leen, Fionn Enright, Jackson Brosnan, Jamie Tarrant,

Ryan Burke, Padraig Reidy, Ray Horgan, Eoghan Joy, Michael Quirke, Cian Gilroy, Jack Collins, Daniel Moriarty, Sean Martin, Graham West, Conor Lynch

Subs: Conor McCarthy for Graham West, Shane Cassidy, Séadhna O’Brien for Sean Martin

Eric Quirke for Conor Lynch, Gearoid Joy, Gearoid O’Connor, Harvey Leen, Darragh McMahon

Liam O’Rahilly

Jack Lynch

Kyran Boyle

Cahal Carr

Our next game is the final gold team game in div 9B against Dr Crokes away on Friday evening next at 6pm

U14 Girls: 

Next fixture for U14 girls will play at home to Na Gaeil on Sunday 21st at 4pm in Ballymac

U13 Boys  

Ballymac u13 Blue Team, kicked of Phase 2 of Co League this evening at home to Glenflesk. We started well playing into the wind and an early goal from Harvey gave the team momentum in the first half. Glenflesk were kept to very few chances thanks to great work rate by everyone when we didn’t have the ball.

They got a deflected goal from a 45 to keep them in the game.  It was great to see Adrian back from injury and he chipped in with a well taken goal and a few points to ensure with got to half time ahead on the scoreboard.

Our defence were tested throughout the second half as Glenflesk pushed for a goal but some excellent defending from our midfielders Harvey and Eric as well as both Gearoids, Finn and Ciaran kept them at bay.

When Tadhg O’Connor rattled the net, we increased our lead and held on to win 3-10 to 2-9. Great displays all round. We play Beaufort at home next Sunday at 6pm. Scorers on the night: Darragh Lyons 1pt, Patrick Leen 1pt, Harvey Leen 1 goal, Tadhg O’Connor 1-1, Adrian O’Connor 1-7.

Fixture this week: Gold team play Milltown Castlemaine Tuesday 16th at home at 6.20 pm in County League phase 2

U12 Girls 

U12 ladies Div3 North Kerry Final

Ballymac v Knock/Brosna Thursday May 18th in Brosna @7pm

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

Coiste na nÓg

U11 Boys

We have a break in games now for 1 more week but will continue with training on a Sunday morning at 11 am.

U9 Boys 
U9 boys travelled to Cordal on Friday evening. After a very enjoyable school blitz in the morning the boys didn’t show any sign of tiredness playing 3 very competitive games. 16 boys lined out for Ballymac. All the boys are improving week on week. Thanks again to all the parents for driving.

This Sunday we had a great turnout at Academy in our main pitch, we hope that all the boys and girls that made their communion had a lovely day with their families.

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

The club really appreciates it.

Health & Wellbeing 

Ballymac Mothers and Others have changed their training time to 7pm on Tuesdays at the training pitch. All new members are welcome to come along and give it a go!


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 8th May, Oonagh O Rahilly and Angela Lenihan conducted the lotto draw. The Numbers drawn were: 5,7,13,20

There was no winner of this week’s Jackpot of 2,600

Congratulations to the lucky dip winners this week:

€30.00 – Maria O’Brien c/o Ted McCarthy

€20.00 – Brian Savage, Ballymac

€20.00 – Denis Harris c/o Paula Silles.

Next week’s Jackpot is 2,700 and the draw will take place on Monday 15th May. 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, and Maureen O Shea.

Quick Pick Envelopes are available at The Half Way Shop, O Riada’s Bar, C.A. Galvin Ltd and Clifford Tractor Parts. Simply pop 5euro into the envelope with your name and contact details. We’ll generate a quick pick of 3 lines for you! You will be automatically entered into the draw. It couldn’t be easier! The closing time for entries will be 4 pm on Mondays to facilitate the draw.

THANKS to C.A Galvin Ltd and Clifford Tractor Parts for coming onboard and facilitating the sale of our Quick Pick Envelopes. #supportingclub#supportingcommunity.

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