Ballymacelligott GAA News 05/05/2014

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Numbers drawn 5,6.,9,18 No winner, lucky dips as follows,
1 Kathleen O Connor, Scart
2 Joanne Riordan, Ballymac
3 Patsy Flahive, Kielduff
4 Deirdre O Keeffe, Ballymac
5 Margaret o Connor, Ashill
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Ballymac 3 – 9 Lispole 3 – 12
Our senior team suffered a very disappointing defeat on Sunday last as Lispole emerged victorious by 3 points in this Co. League game played in Ballymac.
Playing with a stiff breeze the home side got off to a dream start with a Luke Sweeney goal inside the first minute. Midway through the half Ballymac led on a score 3 – 3 to 1 – 1 with Padraig McCarthy and Gene Griffin goaling for Ballymac.

We continued to dominate the half and lead at halftime by 9 points on a score line of Ballymac 3 – 8 Lispole 2 – 2. Lispole came out for the second half with all guns blazing and made full use of the wind advantage. Some early points and a goal on the 40ith minute saw them narrow the gap to four points and from here until the final whistle the West Kerry side dominated proceedings. A Daniel O Shea point being Ballymac’s only score in the second half.

Team: P Laide, B O Donnell, TJ Casey, Denis Leen, C Counihan, C Reynolds, Mikey Leen, D O Shea, A Breen, E Reidy, G Griffin, L Sweeney, C Leen, P McCarthy, C McSwiney
Subs: A Bonn, M Herlihy, Mossie Leen
Ballymac hosts St. Mary’s on Saturday night next in a Co. League back game. This game is due to throw in at 7.00pm.


Division 2 Tralee District Diviion 2 Shield Final
Ballymacelligott v Na Gaeil

Both team registered two scores each in the first five minutes of this game, Na Gaeil scoring two points and Ballymac a goal and a point through Vincent Horan. Na Gaeil scored two more points before half time and Ballymac added a point from a free by Christy Leen . The half time score was Ballymac 1.2 to Na Gaeil 0.4

Ballymac started the stronger in the second half and registered a goal and five points before Na Gaeil got a score in the 17th minute. Ballymac scores came from Gerard Browne, Cillian Brosnan, Christy Leen and Vincent Horan. The goal came from Graham Breen. Na Gaeil tagged on four more points to leave their final tally at 9 point. Two more point from Sean Doyle and Robert Dowd left the final score at Ballymac 2.9 Na Gaeil 0.9.

Team: Padraig O Connor. Micheal Madden, Aaron Dunne, Eoin Lyons , Sean Savage, Sean Doyle , Morgan Quirke , Christy Leen , Gerard Browne, Graham Breen , Steven Bermingham, Vincent Horan , Cillian Brosnan , Tomas O Connor, Neil Sullivan. Subs: Micheal Reidy, Robert Dowd , David Long.

This was a well deserved trophy for this side as they have put in great dedication since the start of the year. Great credit is due to the panel and mentors Padraig Laide, Mossie Shanahan and Sean Hennessy. We would also like to take this opportunity to wish all members of this panel every success in their forthcoming examinations and thank them for their dedication to the Club in this important time of their life.


The Co. Junior Football Leagues are due to start on Friday 16th May 2014. Further details of who we are playing in next weeks notes.


Cailini Faoi 14: Ballymac 4-6 Spa 4-2

We came out the right side of a very competitive game on Saturday evening in Spa . Having got off to a bright start in the first half scoring 1-2 in first 10 minutes we failed to build on it , Spa came back with 2 goals of their own . Rose Ann O Shea grabbed our 2nd goal of first half . Half time score 2-3 to 2-2.

The 2nd half was a real ding dong affair with both teams having periods of dominance , with 4 minutess left Spa scored a goal to level the game but our girls showed great character in launching an attack straight from the kick out , Cora Savage pointed following a great move .

From the resultant kick out Rachel Godley fed Mary Healy who goaled to seal a 4 point win for us. Robin White, Micheala Murphy, Claire Kenny, Eve Creedon & Niamh Rahilly played well in defence, Leah and Rose Anne had a great battle midfield with their Spa counterparts and Mary Healy , Rachel Godley , Aine Rice and Cora Savage lead the way up front.

Scores : Aine Rice 2-2 , Rose Anne O Shea 1-0 , Mary Healy 1-1 , Cora Savage 0-1 , Leah ONeill 0-1, Ellie Mc Elligott 0-1
Team : Robin White , Niamh Rahilly , Claire Kenny , Micheala Murphy , Eve Creedon , Tara Murphy , Maeve O Sullivan, Leah O Neill, Rose Anne O Shea, Aine Rice, Rachel Godley, Mary Healy , Cora Savage , Ellie McElligott , Cait Rice

Buachailli Faoi 14: BALLYMAC 3-10 KENMARE 4-9

Our final County League game was at home to Kenmare last Wednesday evening. Both teams were on the scoreboard early on, Cillian pointing for us and a goal by Josh after being put through by Daire Keane. Kenmare were busy too scoring 1-3 , all scores inside the first ten minutes. The visitors got another 1-3 before the break, Davy Rodgers pointing for us to leave us 2-6 to1-2 behind at the break. While we missed a few chances we were rather fortunate not to be further behind.

We were treated to a exciting game in the second half. Substitutes Liam O’Brien and Darragh Broderick were making their presence felt and Daire Keane got two points. The visitors goalkeeper made two fine saves to deny James Carmody and Daire Keane. With Dara Leen and Cathal on top in defence Ballymac pressed forward with success. The goal we wanted coming from a piledriver from

Cillian Gallagher, who was having a superb game. Daire Keane adding two more points to leave the scores tied at 2-6 each at the midway point. The frantic scoring continued Kenmare adding 1-3, points for Ballymac coming from Josh, C Nolan, Cillian and D Rodgers. With only a few minutes left Daire Keane weaved through and found the net to put us a point ahead. Unfortunately there was still time for Kenmare to race up field and get another goal and give them a two point winning margin. This was by far our best thirty minutes of football this season and hopefully there is more of the same to come.

A blustery morning greeted all players and mentors early on Sunday morning. The under ten girls led the pack by giving an outstanding performance in training, Alyssa Leen, Eimear Curran and Roisin Rahilly in particular were on top form. Not to be outdone the U6 boys were also training hard, well done to Matthew O’Connor, Micheal Quirke, Eoghan Joy, Ray Horgan, John O’Shea and Aaron Crean. Under 8: Conor Daly, Ben Sharp, Conal Savage, Gearoid Healy and Michael O’Connor were outstanding on the day.

U 10 Boys: Andy Rogers, Jamie Sugrue, Oisin Shanahan, Michael Culloty, Javkaloav Orgonbagor and Evan Boyle continued to improve with every session.
Well done and many thanks to all mentors and trainers for making the academy a success each Sunday morning. Many thanks also to the fantastic shopkeeper.

Best wishes to the boys and girls of O Brennan and Flemby who will receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion this Saturday in Ballymacelligott Church.

Many thanks to all who contributed to the first day of clothes recycling on Sunday last. We continue our recycling drive this weekend with two days on Saturday evening from 7.00pm to 8.30pm and on Sunday morning from 11.00am – 1.00pm. Please contribute as all funds raised will go towards the continued development of underage football in the Parish.

All involved in the organising of the Bingo night for Clogher National School would like to take this opportunity to thank all who attended to make this night such a success.

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