Ballymacelligott GAA News 30/6/2014

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Ballymac made the long trip down to Dromid on Saturday last for their county league fixture. Ballymac were travelling more in hope than in optimism as they were missing five of their regular starters.

The game was five minutes old when Ballymac registered their first score with a point from a free by Paudie McCarthy. Aiden Breen followed with another in the sixth minute with a point from play.

Dromid responded with a point from their midfielder Thomas Curran. In the 13th minute a long high ball into the goalmouth by Gene Griffin got a touch from Michael Herlihy and ended up in the Dromid net. Luke Sweeney added another point in the 17th minute from play. Denis Shine O Sullivan and Michael Herlihy exchanged points.

A great run by Aiden Breen from his own half back line ended up with him scoring Ballymac’s last point of the first half. D.J O Sullivan added another for the home side in the final minute of the first half to leave the half time score at Ballymac 1.5 to Dromid 0.4.

Dromid started the second half with a point in the first minute from play. Gene Griffin and Dylan O’Donoghue exchanged points within the next five minutes.

In the 8th minute Aiden Breen was fouled bearing down on the Dromid goal and scored the resulting penalty. This left the score at Ballymac 2.6 to Dromid 0.5.

Dromid scored two more points through Thomas Curran. The outstanding Aiden Breen responded with a point from play. Gene Griffin added another from play two minutes later. Three points from Dylan O’Donoghue, Chris Farley and Denis Shine O’Sullivan reduced Ballymac’s lead to four points.

Paudie McCarthy responded with a point from a free after Christopher Leen was fouled . In the 25th minute Aiden Breen settled things for Ballymac with a good goal.

Two minutes later Luke Sweeney tagged on another point. The never say die Dromid hit back with a goal through their best player on the night Thomas Curran.

The last score of the game came from Ballymac in the last minute with a point from Denis Leen. Final score Ballymac 3.11 to Dromid 1.11.

Ballymac: Padraig Laide, Denis Leen, T.J. Casey , Brendan O Donnell, Cian Counihan, Con Reynolds , Alan Bonn, Aiden Breen, Kevin O’Shea, Padraig McCarthy, Dermot Leen, Christopher Leen, Luke Sweeney , Gene Griffin, Michael Herlihy. Subs; Used Maurice Leen, Sean Brosnan.


The Ted O’Keeffe family fun day which was held on Sunday last in the Club grounds once again proved to be a resounding success.

Great credit is due to all involved in the organising of the event for the huge range of activities for young and old to participate in from tug of war for mums vs dads (congrats to mums on their victory), to U6’s egg and spoon race to mention just a few.

Massive thanks also to all who volunteered of their services on the day to help make it such a success. The organisers would like to thank all who attended on the day and hope all enjoyed the fun and games.

It was great to see Club President Jerome McEllistrim in attendance keeping a watchful eye over proceedings, Jerome was a life long friend of Ted O’Keeffe in whose memory the day is dedicated to.


FAOI 14: Ardfert 4 05 Ballymac 5 12
Ballymac picked up their second win in the Central Region Competition with a well earned win away to Ardfert. Played in a beautiful summer evening last Mon 23rd Ballymac did all the hard work in the first half of this match, dominating possession and scoring 4 08 to Ardferts 4 points which were all from frees has shown how this team is improving with every game. With goals from Daire Keane, Brian Lonergan and Joshua O Keeffe and the same players also chipping in with points along with points from Tadgh Brick and Cillian Gallagher Ballymac were in total control.
Second half started in similar circumstances with Eoghan Leahy kicking a point and Joshua O Keeffe gaoling but after this Ballymac seem to lose their scoring form and allowed Ardfert to score 2 goals. Ardfert were never going to give up but with some great work rate shown from David Rodgers, Liam O Brien and Joshua O Keeffe who was now playing midfield Ballymac rallied again kicking 3 further points from the boot of Daire Keane and Joshua O Keeffe but Ardfert were to have the last say in this half netting twice in the last 5 mins.
Team 1 Eoin Culloty, 2 Jack Sugrue, 3 Cathal Dunne, 4 Kevin Lenihan, 5 Liam O Brien, 6 Joshua O Keeffe(2 02), 7 Jamie Chawke, 8 Tadgh Brick(0 01), 9 Brian Lonergan(1 01), 10 James Carmody, 11 David Rodgers, 12 Cillian Gallagher( 0 01), 13 Diarmuid Lynch, 14 Daire Keane(2 06), 15 Eoghan Leahy(0 01), 17 Darragh Lynch, 18 Dylan Mc Hugh, 19 Cian Godley.

CONGRATULATIONS to Joshua O Keeffe on making the U14 Kerry North Development Squad. Great to see another member of the O’Keeffe Family wearing the County colours. Well done and keep up the hard work.

Faoi 13: The Coiste Thrá Lí U-13 League commences this Thursday July 3rd with a home fixture against Na Gaeil. Throw-in time is scheduled for 7pm and all players on the panel are asked to be present at Ballymac pitch for no later than 6 30pm.

Rd 2 of the campaign will continue on Sunday July 13th with an away fixture against Kerins O Rahillys with start time in Strand Road at 6pm. The final series of games sees Ballymac host Austin Stacks on Sunday July 20th, again with a start time of 6pm.

The top two teams in Division 1 will contest the final on Sunday July 27th. It is a 13 aside game with goals positioned on the 13m line. Each half is of 25 mins duration. The very best of luck to the team!

BLITZ: The fourth night of Castleisland District U10 football blitz will take place on Friday night at 7pm in Scartaglin.

ACADEMY : There will be no Ballymac Academy this Sunday due to the Munster football final. It will return on Sunday July 13th at 11am.
U14 Girls Divison 4 Co. League Final
Laune Rangers B 5-7 Ballymac 4-6
The division 4 league final was played Sun evening last at Farranfore and it turned out to be a cracker of a game . The Ballymac girls started the game really well and we dominated possession for the first 20mins , however scores were hard to come by due to a combination of poor shooting and good defense from Laune Rangers scores were level at a point a piece . Laune Rangers came more into it then and they scored a good goal to lead , 2 points from Ashling O Connell pushed us back in front but a few minutes before the half time whistle we conceded 2 goals. Half time score 3-1 to 3 pts.

The second half saw Caoimhe Carroll and Cora Savage replace Eve Creedon and Lisa Curran and a few positional switches saw us again make a great start and a goal from Aine Rice and a point from Ashling ensured we were back in it.

We traded points and we brought the lead back to 3 points, Laune Rangers struck for another goal and tacked on a point for good measure saw them lead by 2 goals and a point with 12 mins left.

However the Ballymac girls showed great heart and determination to come back strongly , Cora Savage got a goal and Mary Healy got in for another great goal.

A goal for Laune Rangers rocked us again but we went back up the field from the kickout and Mary Healy struck again for goal no 4 for Ballymac , Another point for Ashling intersected 2 for Laune Rangers.

Ballymac had 2 goal chances again but failed to convert , final whistle blew as our girls attacked once more leaving us with a 4 pt defeat .

To say the girls were magnificent on the night wouldn’t do them justice. Considering Laune Rangers played 6 players who contested the Div 1 semi -final our girls went toe to toe with them and at times one would think that some of our players had played div 1 .
It was a privilege to see them show heart, determination and skill on the night and they all performed to the max of their ability . They did themselves , their parents and the Ballymac club proud on the night and right through the competition . Big thanks to all who supported the team on the night .

All played well on the night but special mention to Claire Kenny , Micheala and Tara Murphy , Niamh Rahilly , mid fielders Leah O Neill and Rose Ann O Shea , Aine Rice ,Ashling O Connell and 2nd half Mary Healy & Rachel Godley . Subs Caoimhe and Cora really made a big impact on the game too .

Team : Robin White , Eve Creedon , Claire Kenny , Micheala Murphy , Niamh Rahilly , Tara Murphy , Maeve O Sullivan , Leah O Neill , Rose Ann O Shea , Aine Rice , Rachel Godley , Ashling O Connell , Lisa Curran , Mary Healy , Therese Keane.
Subs : Caoimhe Carroll for Eve Creedon , Cora Savage for Lisa Curran , Lisa Curran for Maeve O Sullivan and Cait Rice.

The Club extends its deepest sympathy to the Brosnan Family the Spa and the Fitzgerald family, Rathanny on the recent death of Mrs Helen Brosnan, the Spa.

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