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The Credit Union SFL Div 1 Round 7
An Ghaeltacht 3-12 Ballymacelligott 3-10
Venue: Pairc Chaide Ghallarois    Date: 19th May 2024

An Ghaeltacht started at a fearless and furious pace on Saturday evening in Gallarois. They sustained this energy right throughout the game. It took Ballymac some time to get into the game. The second half was fascinating to watch with five goals scored and no let-up from either team until the final whistle blew.

An Ghaeltacht, made their intentions known within a minute, they breached the Ballymac back line and the ball hit the back of the net. Aidan Been scored a point for Ballymac and after six minutes Niall Collins had matched An Ghaeltacht earlier point.

For fifteen minutes, Ballymac could not add to this tally of 0-2 and An Ghaeltacht added three points before Michael Herlihy scored a much-needed point for Ballymac. An Ghaeltacht added another to bring their tally for their half to 1-06. Two points from Donal Daly and a free from Aidan Breen finished the scoring for the first half.

Half Time Score: An Ghaeltacht 1-06  Ballymacelligott 0-5

An Ghaeltacht last a player to a black card in the second minute of the second half. Ballymac’s Daire Keane worked hard and got the ball to Aidan Breen who scored a goal and he followed this up with a point.

The teams were now level with just five minutes gone. The West Kerry side added a point from Dara Ó Sé. A point from Ballymac Daire Keane had the teams level again.

An Ghaeltacht were back to 15 and for the next seven minutes saw them score three points and a goal. Ballymac scored the next three points from Darragh Broderick and two from Niall Collins. An Ghaeltacht scored a point and Vinnie Horan scored a goal. The score was 2-11 to 2-10 with five minutes left.

An Ghaeltacht scored a point and a goal and Ballymac once again hit the back of the net. The final whistle blew with an Ghaeltacht winning by two points.

Next week we welcome Glenflesk to Ballymacelligott for round 8 of The senior football league.

Full-Time Score:  An Ghaeltacht 3-12 Ballymacelligott 3-10

Team and Scorers:
Christy Leen, Cathal White, Daniel O’Shea, Darragh Sweeney, Adam Sheehy,  Eoin Creedon, Cian Counihan, Michéal Reidy, Aidan Breen (1-3), Niall Collins (0-3), Vinnie Horan (Capt) (1-0) Michael Herlihy (0-1),  Donal Daly(1-1), Brian Lonergan , Daire Keane (0-1)

Substitutes Used: Darragh Broderick(0-1) , Josh O’Keeffe, Brian Cassidy, Shane Gilroy,

We wish Tadhg Brick, Daragh Regan, Maurice O’Connell and Cathal Dunne speedy recoveries from their injuries.

Senior B Team with new Jerseys presented to them by Ian O’Sullivan of O’Sullivan Bathroom Renovations

The Credit Union SFL Div 6B  Round
Ballymacelligott Milltown/Castlemaine
Venue: Ballymacelligott  Date: 17th May 2024.

Top of the Divison 6B table Milltown, found the mid-table Ballymac side, thorny and hard to outdistance in this very competitive Senior County League game on Friday evening in Ballymacelligott.

Milltown/Castlemaine were thankful for a great start to the game and saw them have a good lead at halftime. However Ballymac slowly but surely hauled them back and the game ended in a draw.

By the time Ballymac scored their first point, from Conor Brick, in the tenth minute of the game Milltown had 1-01 on the scoreboard.

Shane McGillicuddy back from injury scored a goal for Ballymac but Milltown replied with a point and a goal within two minutes.

Conor Brick added another point for Ballymac Another two points from Milltown before the half-time whistle left the visitors comfortably in front at half time.
Half Time score: Ballymacelligott 1-02 Milltown/Castlemaine 2-04

It was uplifting to see Darragh Broderick, back from a long-term injury, come on as a substitute in the second half. A point from Broderick opened the scoring in the second half followed by two more from Brian Cassidy and Shane McGillicuddy.

There were two points between the teams. Riain Foley scored a point.  Then James Kenny stole a ball meant for a Milltown player and passed to Michael Herlihy who added another point for Ballymac.

Milltown added a point and the next score was a goal from Riain Foley for Milltown. It looked all over for the Ballymac side with a mountain to climb, six points between the teams, and fifteen minutes left.

However, from here until the end of the game the Ballymac side played with great heart and spirit and Mid Kerry side failed to score until the end. The Ballymac backs defended like lions and the forwards threw off the shackles and aimed and scored some lovely points.

In this final period, Ballymac scored six points. James Kenny with the first of the six, then four in a row (one from a free) from Darragh Broderick, and the game’s last score coming from Michael Herlihy.

This was a great team performance. Everyone played their part and the second-half performance showed great heart and communication between the players.

Full Time: Ballymacelligott 1-12 Milltown/Castlemaine 3-06

Thank You: We wish to thank The Ballymac and Milltown/Castlemaine supporters who contributed to our lotto on Friday evening. We value your support.

Team and Scorers: Padráig Laide Ciarán Brosnan, Josh O’Keeffe, Sean Rice Jamie Burke, Brian Cassidy, Andy Rogers Skye Lynch, Shane Gilroy, Conor Brick (0-2)  Shane McGillicuddy (1-) Barry Lyons, James Kenny, Jack Tobin, Eoin Culloty

Subs used: Darragh Broderick, Cathal White, and Michael Herlihy.

Senior Ladies 

Ballymac vs Abbeydorney Ladies Report:

The first score of the game was landed by Abbeydorney besides Ballymac’s positive start. Our first point came from a blistering attack from Ballymac and it was nicely slotted by our number 10 Jamie Lee O’Connor.

Both teams traded 2 point each as it was 3 points a piece at the start of the first half. Abbeydorney caught the ball from a long ball in which ended up in the back of the net. Kerri Hennessy made a brilliant penalty save but the second ball was turned into the back of the net.

A positive response saw Ballymac register another point. A free kick won by Emma Daly was nicely taken by Úna Kerins. The halftime score was 2-7 to 0-06

The first point of the second half came from a right footed shot from Kate Collins with yet another positive purple patch for Ballymac. Two more point were added by Ballymac to lessen the score but it was quickly responded with by a goal for Abbeydorney.

Eve Creedon made an excellent run and slotted it into the bottom left hand corner to bring Ballymac right back into the game. Abbeydorney scored a goal which was cancelled out by a thunderbolt of a goal by Sarah Scanlon shortly after. After a couple of attacks the game finished with the score line of 7-13 to 2-9.

Minor Boys

Division 2 Semi final Central Region U17 Competition

Ballymacelligott v John Mitchel’ home in Ballymac on last Tuesday at 7.30pm

Well done to our minor team on a comprehensive victory this evening in Ballymac against John Mitchels to qualify for the Division 2 Central Region Final. A special well done to our under 15 boys who played this evening and to Gearoid Coughlan on making his debut for the club.

Division 2 Final Central Region U17 Competition

Our Minor Boys will play Na Fianna tomorrow night at 7pm, game will be played in Cromane GAA Field

Under 15 boys

U15 D10 semifinal AET

Dr Crokes 9-10(37)

Ballymac 7-14(35)

A fantastic game of football by both teams, end to end stuff.

A last minute goal earned the home team the win.

Outstanding Ballymac, we will be back!

Best of luck to Crokes in the final.

Under 13 Boys

On Monday 14th May u13 Blue played Moyvane B at home. Before the game started, there was a minute’s silence for Eileen Sugrue of Kielduff (u13 player Jake Sugrue’s grandmother). Eileen was a great supporter of Ballymac GAA down through the years and will be sadly missed.

Our game finished with a win for Ballymac (2-8 to 1-7).

Ballymac u13 boys div 5 played Finuge away today Sunday . It wasn’t a good day. Finuge won 1-12 to Ballymac 1-2.

We play Kenmare at home next Sunday at 6.30.


This week our U7’s travelled to Brosna for their first Go Games of the year. Great fun was had by all. A huge thanks goes to Brosna for hosting us, our coaches for organising such a large group so expertly and to our players who represented our Club so brilliantly.

Healthy Club 

A morning of sunshine, scones and fruit after Academy, Sun 19th May. €450 was raised for Childline Charity. Comhgairdeachas to all involved. #healthyclub

Mothers and Others

Mothers and Others continues every Tuesday at 7pm at our Training Pitch. New faces always welcome! Give it a go if you’re over 25 and interested in getting fit in a fun environment!

Contact Oonagh 087-7532949 or Liz 087-9981834.


On Monday 13th May, the Lotto draw took place live from the clubrooms with Cat McGuillicuddy, Tina Donnelly O’Connor and helpers. Sean Hennessy was on camera. The Healthy Club committee is holding a Childline Breakfast at 12noon next Sunday 19th May (after Academy). All donations to this worthy cause on the day.

The Numbers drawn were : 7,11,18,21

There was no winner of this week’s Jackpot of €7700. Congratulations to the lucky dip winners this week:

€30.00 – Pat McCarthy, Caherciveen (Q.P)

€20.00 – Anna Marie Griffin, (Q.P)

€20.00 – John Moriarty, Knockavinane, c/o Gene O’Keeffe.

Next Jackpot is €7,800 and the draw will take place on Monday 20th May 2024. Play Ball Lotto Ticket sales close at 6 pm sharp online.

Tickets can be purchased by clicking here

or from our regular sellers Paula Silles and Maureen O Shea . Quick Pick Envelopes are available at The Half Way Shop and O Riadas Bar and Restaurant. The closing time for Quick Pick (paper) entries will be 4 pm on Mondays to facilitate the draw. Your continued support is very much appreciated for the day to day running costs of our club.

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