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Tralee Senior Town League Final

Ballymac v Austin Stacks

A spritely game in a cool Austin Stacks park resulted in a well deserved win 1-18 to 0-10 for Austin Stacks over Ballymac. An opening onslaught from the stacks men threatened to put Ballymac to the sword but wasted chances kept the teams close. 0-9 to 0-7 near the end of the half stacks finished the stronger to put 0-5 between the teams.

Ballymac started the second half quickly with two points but only scored one for the remainder of the game as Stacks pulled away, a late goal putting the icing on the cake for them in the last ten minutes.

Next up for our Senior team we play Glenflesk at home in Ballymac in the first round of the county League at 2pm.

Minor League


WE picked up our first County League points last Saturday evening at home against Listowel. A blustery wind blew across the pitch throughout, but this did not deter Ballymacs Donal Daly who finished with a fine tally of 3 goals.

Listowel missed some scoring chances early on, and also hit the goal frame, but once Ballymac got into their stride their was only one team in it.

Two points each from Dara Broderick and Dylan Dunne and one from Ciaran Coggins had us 5 points to one ahead after 25 minutes.

Then the game suddenly sprung to life as Listowel went upfield and goaled.Dara Broderick and Adam Kelly drove forward and Donal Daly was on hand to finish to the net.Moments later good approach work by Dara Broderick and Donal Daly resulted in the former finding the Listowel net to leave the half time score 2—5 to 1—1 in our favour.

Listowel pointed early in the second half and D Broderick got two for us. Adam Joy and Sean Horan worked very hard and put Donal Daly through for another goal.Listowel pointed once again but D Daly found the net from a tight angle.

The visitors got their second goal just after 20 minutes but straight away Jonathan Lowe replied with a goal for us.Ciaran Coggins, Dylan Dunne, and Dara Broderick got our final 3 points , Listowel getting one more.Its more County League next weekend as we are away to ST Pats.

TEAM AND SCORERS, E Kenny, C Brosnan, C Godley, L O Connell,D Sweeney, A Kelly. J Lowe (1-0) D Dunne Moriarty (0-3) B Cassidy, D Broderick (1-5) A Joy, D leen , S Horan, C Coggins (0-2) D Mchugh, SUBS D Daly (3-0) J Kenny, B Godley.

Lotto Results 25/2/2019

Venue – Halfway Bar
Jackpot €1700
Numbers Drawn 6, 9, 19, 28
No Winner

Lucky Dip Winners
1. Nancy Elder, c/o Una O’Riadas
2. Mossy Leen, Chutehall
3. Mary Mc Donnell, Ballyfinogue
4. William O Connell, Gortshanavalla
5. Denis Mc Carthy, c/o Tony Marshall
Sellers Prize – Una Kerins
Next Weeks Jackpot €1800
Venue – O’Riadas.

Membership 2019: 
Membership for Ballymacelligott GAA Club for 2019 is online only. All players, administrators and coaches/mentors have to pay membership. Membership can be paid via club web site:  The link is on the front page.

Membership can also be paid via the app Myclubfinances that is available from the app store. The online payment complies fully with data protection legislation.  It is mandatory that all coaches need to be Garda Vetted and need to be members of our club. The e_Vetting can be done online and the link is also on the front page of our web site.

Coiste na nÓg Notes:

Under 12 Gold Team

Gold Team 5-02   Ardfert 2-02

Our Gold Team travelled to Ardfert on Sunday morning. Great credit must go to these 13 boys who braved the elements and put in another impressive performance.

The boys didn’t let the weather affect them.They battled hard and showed great heart.3 goals in the first half from  Luke Griffin,Eoghan Joy and Gearoid Healy helped them on their way.

The rain poured down but these boys showed great character.Con Sheahan , Donncha Enright and Shane Brosnan were solid at the back.

Eoghan Joy and Micheal O Connor fought hard and showed great spirit.

A super bunch of boys.Well done and keep up that great work ethic and commitment

U14 Boys

Our U14 Boys play Churchill at home next Sunday at 11.00am

Coaching News:
Following the recommendation at the forum that we run more coaching courses for our coaches, the county board  will run a games based coaching workshop in the club rooms on Thursday the 7th of March this course is geared towards U10 to senior coaches but all our coaches are welcome to attend. As coaching officer I would hope all our coaches attend this workshop. Thanks

Could you please book the room for this course. Thanks

Upcoming  Coaching courses for Club Coaches:

On Monday 11th March a Workshop will take place for Coaches working with U 10 and U 12 Teams.  This session will take place in Tralee CBS Secondary School at 7.30pm.

This is going to be a practical workshop and will focus on Games and Activities to help develop and improve all the skills for these age groups.

This is a good opportunity for Coaches to add to their existing knowledge and we would encourage clubs to attend.

The cost of the workshop is 5 euros per coach.

The club will reimburse the 5€ cost.

March 25th (U 6/8 Coaches)        TBC

Child Welfare and Protection Course

A Child Welfare and Protection Course will be  held in our club rooms
Wednesday 6th March @ 7pm sharp
This COURSE IS MANDATORY for everyone involved in coaching children. Anyone involved with children in our club  who has not already done this course over the past three years needs to attend.
Please text Ballymac GAA  Child Welfare Officer at  0876744334 to secure your place.

Scór Updates:

Tráth na gCeist / Quiz

The County Tráth na gCeist / Quiz  scheduled for Friday 8th March  with first questions at 7.00 pm at Centre for Excellence Currans.  Best wishes to those four members representing Ballymac GAA Club: Tom Herlihy, Kathleen Griffin, Pádraig O’Brien and Pádraig Enright. We sincerely thank them for representing the club and for all the time and effort in preparing for this event.

The  winning club qualifying for All Ireland finals scheduled for Saturday 13th April in Royal Theatre, Castlebar Co. Mayo.

Scór na bPaistí;

District Board finals are being scheduled for early March.

County semi finals;

(i) “North”    on   Saturday  23rd March  @ 4 pm   at St. John’s school Hall Castleisland,
(ii) “South”   on   Sunday   24th March    @ 2 pm   at Foilmore Community Centre.

County Finals are scheduled for Saturday 6th April at  Glenbeigh Community Centre commencing with Tráth na gCeist at 2 pm and main competitions at 4 pm.


club members are encouraged to continue speaking the cúpla focal at meetings (Cruiniú) at social and sporting occasions for 2019.  Use Gaeilge on your Club note paper, Signs, Posters and website etc. let’s proudly use the “cúpla focail”.

Note; Seachtain na Gaeilge  1st  to 17th Márta  – Labhair agus Usáid cupla focal !!!

Fondúireacht Seosaimh mhic Donnacha  – Awards are available for Clubs who wish to conduct their activities / business through Gaeilge – Eolas ar fáil ó Glór na Gael 046-9430974

Scoláireachtaí Gaelthacht;

Forms available from Runaí of Club  – closing date  11th April. Full information will be circulated on Club Web site this week.   Scholarships are only awarded to youth club members aged 12 to 17 years and in Post Primary education.

Pauline Presented with winnings from Ballymac Lotto

March is a lucky month for Pauline Mallaby who recently picked the winning numbers for  Ballymac GAA club’s online lotto by clicking into and scooped €8,300. She was presented with her cheque at Ballygarry House Hotel last Friday night by Ballymac GAA Club Chairman Jer Lynch.

Pauline, who is also celebrating  her birthday on Monday, intends to spend her winnings by bringing her husband Richard to The Singapore Grand Prix.

Pauline and Husband Richard hail from  Leeds and have lived in Ballymacelligott Parish for the past twenty years.
As well as other family and friends, Richards parents,  Gordon & Sheila Mallaby,  travelled from Fermangh to help celebrate the win and they are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on March 21st!

So the celebration was a treble one at Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa  last night and it was a good night for Pauline and Richard.
All at Ballymac GAA wish them well

Dan Brosnanhan presented with winnings from Senior Team Draw

The Senior Team Fundraiser Draw was held in the Halfway Bar on Saturday 23rd of February. A huge effort was put in by members of the Club Senior Panel to fundraise this year.
A big thank you to all of the players who sold tickets and to everyone who supported the raffle by generously buying tickets.
A special thank you to two players, Dan O’ Shea and Luke Sweeney who organised the whole event.

Also thank you to the Halfway Bar who hosted the two events on Saturday and to Oonagh for making sure everything ran smoothly on the night. The following are the winners of the draw:

1st Prize of €500 won by Dan Brosnahan c/o Kostal, Abbeyfeale.

3 Prizes of €100 won by: Batt O’ Callaghan, Kilcummin.
David Blennerhassett, Glenageenty.
Mike Sweeney, Ballymac

4 Prizes of €50 won by: David Conroy, c/o William Casey
Niall Gilroy, Ballymacpierse.
Mike Sweeney, Ballymac.
Grace McElligott, Dromtacker.

Congratulations to you all and thanks again to everyone who supported the venture.

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