Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

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The lotto was held in Ballygarry House on 19th October 2015 for a jackpot of €8,800.  Numbers drawn were 9,13,15,26 .  There was no winner.

Lucky Dips

1. Ballymac GAA

2. Thomas McQuinn, Fiddane

3. Ballymac GAA

4. Denis Lyons, Kielduff

5. Marian Galvin, Balloonagh, Tralee

Sellers Prize : Ballymac GAA.  The lotto now stands at €8,900 and can be played at


Our final Co. League game against Ardfert is now fixed for Sunday, 22nd November 2015 in Ballymac.


On Bank Holiday Monday last, Ballygarry House was a hive of activity as the Annual Ballymac GAA Coiste Na nOg awards evening took place.  Many thanks to Kerry players Barry John Keane and Ballymac’s own Co. Players Maria Quirke and Micheal Reidy who were on hand to present medals and trophies to the boys and girls from U6 to U16.

2015 was a most successful year for the Club with numerous trophies being won by the various teams.  Many thanks to players, mentors and parents for their contribution to a most successful year.

A special mention must go to Chairman and Secretary of both boys and girls sections, John Rice, Dave Slattery, Donal Rahilly and Anthony Curran.  Roll on 2016!


On Sunday last our U10 teams were invited to the inaugural John Lynch Memorial Tournament hosted by Austin Stacks.  Churchill and Kilmacud Crokes completed the line up.

We entered three teams on the day and the standard was extremely high.  Our lads acquitted themselves very well, however it was the Dublin boys who took the honours on the day.  Many thanks to the Lynch family and the Austin Stacks Club for their invitation and their hospitality on the day.


Following the begining of academy in March we had a list of 23 players in this age group which was a fantastic number of players to start with . We played a number of blitz’s and had some very good games against other teams .

We played John Mitchel’s in our first day out and even with conditions not great for football on the day our girls played very well on the day . As the game progressed we proved the better of the two teams . The older U10s on the day played quite well and the younger ones showed some potential in particular Kate Collins , Alice Brosnan, Aoife Sweeney and Rachel Creedon .

Back to academy on Sunday mornings for a while we could see good progression in the skill levels . Our next game was v Keel who were fielding an U10 girls team for the first time , again Roisin & Ciara played very well but Orla O Connor gave a big display in defence on the day , Niamh Lynch in the forwards showed well also .

We then hosted Leigon girls and this proved to be a great game against 2 very evenly matched teams . Abby Leahy , Ella Quirke ,Rachel Griffen and Aleia Weiss did very well in this game as did Roisin Raggett who got 3 points on the day . Rachel Creedon bagged 2-2 and Kerry Hennesy played well at mid field.

On June 14th we entered a team in the North Kerry Ladies U10 Blitz in Abbeydorney we played John Mitchels , Abbeydorney and Corcha Duibhne . On each game the girls showed great teamwork and no little skill to prevail on each occasion. Roisin Rahilly , Ciara Palmer provided the leadership and drive and others followed . Aoibhinn Broderick,Sarah West, Labhoise Mansfield , Laura Kelly and Isuelt O Brien made good contributions on the day.

We hosted Austin Stacks a week later and again the Ballymac girls prevailed over the town team .  Orla O Connor was great in the full back position, Kerry Hennesy showed well in goals and in defense. Midfield players of Ciara Palmer, Kate Collins and Geraldine Cassidy were outstanding and getting a few scores as well. Laura Sugrue got a goal and 3 points, Rachel Creedon bagged a goal and a point. Abbey Leahy, Roisin Raggett, Ella Quirke, Aoibhinn Broderick and Rachel Griffen had good moments in both attack and defense. Niamh Lynch had a great last 15mins playing midfield and the younger girls Alice Brosnan, Maggie Scanlon, Labhaoise Mansfield & Sara West tried hard.  Laura Kelly who gave a very assured and improved performance on the morning.

We played Firies then but proved far too strong for them on the day , a few weeks later in August we’d a busy weekend taking part in the Duagh North Kerry Blitz on Sat and on Sunday traveled to Miltown on Sunday to play their girls in a challenge game. They put in great performances on Sat in Duagh playing 5 games against Duagh , Abbeydorney 1 , Abbeydorney 2 , Listowel & Desmonds. The improvement and skill level shown by this group of players was fantastic . Geraldine Cassidy was very impressive during this blitz as was Laura Sugrue.

On the  Sunday they played Miltown despite they having played Saturday also they did very well again and had tough competitive game there.

We finished off the year hosting Miltown and travelling into Austin Stacks , ( where Aoife Sweeney returned with aplomb) and again performed very well in both games . It was great to see the improvement in all the girls as the year progressed .

The improvement in these girls throughout the year was mainly due to the mentors Donal Rahilly, Mike Quirke, Senan Ragget, John Creedon and Roy Geary who hours of dedication to this group is reaping rich dividends.

U10 panel …. Abbey Leahy ,Alexia Weiss , Aoibhinn Brodrick, Aoife Sweeney , Ciara Palmer ,Charlotte Geary, Rose Brosnan , Geraldine Cassidy ,Iseult O Brien , Kate Collins , Kerry Hennesy , Labhaoise Mansfield , Laura Sugrue ,Laura Kelly ,Maggie Scanlon , Ella Quirke , Rachel Griffen , Rachel O Shea , Sara West ,Roisin Rahilly , Roisin Raggett , Rachel Creedon ,Niamh Lynch

Ballymacelligott Community Games held their annual general meeting on 19th Oct last .

The following is the Executive for 2016 is Sheila Rahilly , Brendan Mannix, Annette Scanlon , Dave Slattery, Teddy Murphy and Terence O Connor

Lots of events are planned for 2016 .  More info available on Ballymacelligott Community Games facebook page.  Fixture lists will be available on this page  in Jan 2016.


Ballymac GAA Club extends its deepest sympathy to Julie Quirke of Scart, Gortatlea on the death of her father Denis Leen in Ardfert.  Denis’s grandchildren Ella, Jill, Michael and Eric are all involved in the Sunday morning academy.

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