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Young referees from Ballymac GAA Club Kerry Hennessy, Diarmuid Galvin and Sarah O’Connor getting ready to referee the U11 Go Games last week in Ballymac GAA

Munster Final Tickets
Kerry will face Cork in the Munster final on Sunday next the 25th July in Killarney. Due to a reduced capacity in Fitzgerald Stadium, we expect to get a very limited number of tickets for this match.

Any members that wish to apply please contact club secretary Fionnán Fitzgerald before Wednesday 21st July @ 7pm.

Please note one membership entitles you to apply for one ticket only.

Regretfully we will not be able to supply non-members with tickets for this game.

Best wishes to the Kerry team.

Good Luck to Peter Keane, his management and the Kerry Senior team in the Munster Final that takes place on Sunday next the 25th July at 4pm in Fitzgerald Stadium. Ciarraí Abú!

Senior Team 
Unfortunately, our senior game was postponed last weekend to the disappointment of players and supporters. We do not know when it will be refixed. Our last game is away to Templenoe in a fortnight,

Junior Team

Well done to our junior team who are in the Tralee /St Brendan’s Junior League final V Churchill.  The final is fixed for Tuesday 20th July @ 7:30pm in Ballymac. Good luck to the team and management.

Coiste na nÓg   

U17 Team
Our u 17s played against St Mary’s / Renard on Monday night (12/7/21) in round 3 of the Central Region sponsored by Kelliher s Toytota Tralee .
The visitors played with the wind in the first half and took an early lead with some fine points from Ssome lovely passages of play .
Maurice O’Connell got our boys off the mark in the 4 th minute with a point  The visitors were on top at this stage and added further points to lead by 3 points at the 1 st water break .
Further points from Gary Lynch, Niall Collins and a superb solo effort from Luke O’Connell brought us level with 5 mins to half time .
A goal and a point to the visitors gave them a half time lead of 4 points , the score read 1 06 to 0 05 at the interval.

Our boys added 4 points on the trot to tie up the game 5 minutes into the second half , 2 from Niall Collins and 2 from Maurice O’Connell . But the visitors were dogged and added 2 more points to lead at the water break in the second half .

But in the final quarter our boys really turned on the style . Gary Lynch had the ball in the net after 2 minutes, Niall Collins with 3 further points and Maurice oO’Connell with 3  put  us in a great position with 5 minutes left . Sean Rice with a fine individual effort pointed from close range to widen the gap . St Mary’s / Renard had a goal of their own, but  a superb point following hard work from Skye Lynch caught the eye of the home support. Eoin Creedon fisted a fine effort over the bar but  the loudest cheer of the night was heard when Mossie Brennan had the ball in the net to leave us convincing winners on a scoreline of 2 19 to 2 09 .
Well done to all players for a massive effort in the last quarter and for digging out a result when it looked like the game would slip away from us  time and time again.

Thanks to St Mary’s / Renard for a fine sporting game , and thanks to everyone who supported us on the night .

The team are now into a semi final in the Central Region. We will update you once we get the fixture.

U15 Boys

Ballymac Gold 5-12

Milltown/Castlemaine 1-08

We travelled to Milltown for our eagerly awaited county semi-final Div 10 clash and our boys didn’t disappoint with a top notch performance from start to finish, the lads were getting their heads up and moving the ball into our dangerous forwards where both Jamie Burke and Mairtin McKivergen were in outstanding form notching up a total of 2-08 between them. Also contributing to the scores were Micheal O’Connor, Ciarán O’Connell and Maurice Harrington all with goals.

In defence we had a wall of players putting their bodies on the line to get to a final where Evan O’Brien, Sam Slattery, Tom Long, Donnacha Enright ,Thomas Leen and William o Donoghue were getting to the ball first and driving out to support our attack.

Luke Griffin was solid in goals and Alex Riordan in corner forward was causing his marker lots of trouble, all in all it was our best performance this year and we look forward to a county league final this coming week against a strong Keel/Listry team.

Thanks to Milltown/Castlemaine for a very sporting game and best if luck for the rest of the season.

U 15 County League Division 4 semi fina lBallymac Blue team v Glenflesk.

Our boys put on a great team performance last Wednesday evening to win a very tough sporting game against Glenflesk on a scoreline of 3-07 to 5-11. Leading by nine points at halftime with the aid of the breeze, we were made fight all the way in the second half to claim the victory. Overall our backs did very well to contain the Glenflesk forward threat. Our two mid fielders also put in great hours work and our forwards and subs contributed handsomely to the victory.

We now play Tarbert in the final next Wednesday

Team; Cian Harris, Conor Martin, Eoin Moriarty, Thomas Leen, Tom Long, Conal Savage, Cathal White, Shane Gilroy, Jack Joy, Micheal O Connor, Jack Slattery, Jamie Burke, Luke Silles, Micheal Savage, Mairtin Mc Kivergan, Stephen Turner, Matthew Rodgers,  Mark O Connor, Ciaran O Connell, William O Donoghue, Sam Slattery.

U13 Boys

Our Gold team made a winning start to Phase 2 of the Co League with a good victory over Na Gaeil on Sunday last.

Having lost by a point to the same opposition in the first Phase our Lads were determined to make amends and right from the start gave it everything to secure the win.

Throughout the game they played excellently and ran out deserving winners on a 4-14 to 2-10 scoreline.

The Blue team began their Phase 2 Division 3 campaign with a trip to Glenflesk on Sunday evening last.

We were quick out of the blocks and had established a 0-6 to 0-0 lead in the first 5 minutes playing some excellent football,however the home side battled back to lead at half time(2-5 0-8)

By the end of the third quarter they led by four points which meant we would have to up our performance to try and salvage the game,unfortunately it was Glenflesk who finished the stronger to run out  winners 4-11 to 1-10.

A disappointing evening for the Boys who after a great start never played to their potential for the remainder of the game.

No games next weekend due to the Munster Final.

Phase 2 of U11 Go Games

It was originally planned to have Phase 2 of U11 football commence on the 15th July (last Thursday) however it has been decided to give players and coaches a well-earned break and Phase 2 will now commence on Thursday 22nd July.

U 7 Go Games Football Blitzes.

The U 7 Go Games Blitzes for 2021 which will take place over the coming weeks.

The Games are planned to start on the week beginning July 26th (Day and time to be arranged between the 2 clubs) .  First named team has home venue .  Home club to contact The main focus for this age group is for the games to be enjoyable and everyone gets to play.  Games are 5 side Best of luck over the coming weeks.  We hope all the players enjoy the games.

Ladies News:   

Donal Curtain Cup Div 4 vs Glenflesk Senior Ladies.

Another outstanding win for this committed bunch of ladies. A complete team performance from every single player present.

Glenflesk really put it up to us in the first 15 minutes. With our ladies usually slow to take off we weren’t too worried but the score was level going into the water break. But with Lisa Curran in outstanding form from the start backed up by a strong mid field duo of Eve Creedon and Ashling O Connell we didn’t panic and after the water break we really came into our own from 1 to 15 and the back up of an exceptional strong bench. We played with a fast paced attacking style of play which led the girls to be dominating at half time after putting on an excabition on hand passing and link play. We led at half time 2:11 to 0:4. We had Kerry Hennessy in goals who is the u-16 keeper on the night and she didn’t put a foot wrong and we thank her for helping robyn out while she was unable to play. In the first half we had the likes of Deirdre Millane and Grainne Glavin in the back line in complete control of all treats.

With been ahead at the half we used our strong bench to great affect with Ellie Mac Niamh R Rachel G Chleo G and Veronica Healsip all coming on and making massive impacts as the girls they replaced all running themselves out.

In the second half we put another 2:6 on the board these scores coming from the amazing Alyssa Leen and Emma Sweeney among others. Even doh we were well in control we kept the standards very high with all girls pushing for starting places their were no mistakes.

We finished the game strongly with all girls getting loads of game time and nobody picking up and knocks it was really a fantastic evening for the girls and to our loyal supporters we thank them too.

Next up for our Ladies Senior is in the Donal Curtin Cup V Rathmore B 7.30pm Monday 19thJuly.

Minor Ladies

Minor Ladies County League Division 2 R4 v Austin Stacks Friday night 7.30pm

U16 Ladies

Cromane V Ballymac in Cromane

Our final Round Robin league game and a big challenge was expected from Cromane. However our ladies burst out of the blocks and were 1-4 to no score up after 6 minutes, 2 points from Laura Sugrue, 1 point each from Roisin Rahilly and Sarah Scanlon, with the goal arriving from the boot of Keelin Enright, after good work from Orla O’Connor. The first half water break score saw our ladies ahead by 1-6 to 1-1, with a point each from Jill Quirke and Rachel Creedon.  The second quarter though saw us fall asleep and making some poor decisions which allowed Cromane back into the game, seeing us just 3 points up at half time 2-7 to 3-1. Jill Quirke scored the 1-1 for us in that quarter, but our defence really came to the fore in his quarter with the Collins sisters Anna and Kate outstanding in the centre positions, Kerry Hennessy made a couple of good saves, including one from a quick free kick, that stopped a couple of goals, Alice Brosnan and Laura Kelly covered well across the full back line, with wing backs Ciara Kerins and Rachel Griffin closing down the wing forwards.

The secondhalf started the same as the first, Keelin and Roisin took hold of midfield and our ladies notched up 2-2 without reply, Rachel Creedon and Ciara Palmer with 2 goals and Roisin with our only free plus another point from Laura Sugrue. We put over another 3 points before the water break from Ciara Palmet, Roisin and Rachel Griffin leaving the score at 4-12 to 4-2.

The final quarter and our defence was under pressure again but Abby Leahy now in the defence stood firm and Ella Quirke worked really hard linking defence to forwards. Emma Daly, Alexa Weiss, Niamh Lynch and Allie Tarrant all made impressions as our replacements came in to help out our tiring team. We scored another 1-2 in the last quarter to sow up the game 5-15 to 4-3.

Next up is a huge step up against a vastly improving Fossa team at home in the County Semi Final on Tuesday August 10th.

U12 Girls

Our U12’s have a  Challenge v Castleisland 6pm Monday.

Health & Wellbeing  

Ballymac GAA Health and Wellbeing and the Ballymac community raised €4093 in under 3 hours for Rose O’Flaherty. Massive thanks to all who donated, sponsored and contributed to this fantastic achievement.

Why Girls Quit Sport1 

Anna Geary: Why Girls Quit Sport was on last Tuesday night and again on  Tuesday 2nd , RTE Two, on RTE 2 @9.30pm- Covers mental health, fitness, building confidence, health habits etc. The first program was excellent and Tuesday nights follow up should be as good.

“Being the best and doing your best are two different things when you’re a young person, it’s about encouraging them to do their best. It was a mindset shift for me as well.”

“I think it’s often the environment that’s created that is the problem,” she continued.

“Am I creating an environment for them to feel safe, feel like they can have fun, feel included, feel that they won’t be judged? I found when that environment was created, the girls grew, they really thrived.” Anna Geary

Next week’s Play Ball Jackpot is €10,000.00

This week’s Play Ball Draw for a Jackpot of €9900.00 was Live on Facebook last Monday night.  ago. The numbers drawn by Dave Slattery and Tony Silles were 27, 29, 24 and 19.

There was no winner of the Jackpot.

The lucky dip winners were:

€30.00-Paula Collins

€20.00-Diarmuid Casey (playing Play Ball Lotto from Australia)
The winners of the three random quick picks for next week’s draw were: Joshua O’Keeffe, Kim Casey, and Larry Kelly. Thank you all for your continued support.

Thank you to everyone who supported our Play Ball Lotto this week. We really appreciate all your support.

We wish all our teams the very best for the next week ahead. Our senior team is at home to Gneveguilla on Saturday night at 7.30pm in the second last game of the County League. We wish them every success.

Wishing you all the very best of luck in next week’s draw when our Jackpot is €10,000.00

You can buy your ticket for the €10,000.00 Jackpot next Monday night by logging in to our web site:

from any of our sellers who are now selling from the clubforce mobile phone app.
Our nominated seller this week is Jer Lynch and if you wish to contact Paula Silles, she will be delighted to assist you.
No Touch Lotto Sales
Ballymac GAA is now selling our lotto tickets Via Mobile. All you need to do is give us your numbers, mobile number, and payment. We enter in via mobile phone and you get a receipt to your mobile. It’s totally transparent and accountable. Once again, we thank you sincerely for your continued support.


Ballymacelligott GAA Club wishes to extend Sincerest Condolences to the Griffin family Brehig, Cordal, on the passing of Mike Griffin.

Mike is the father of Imelda & Catherine O’Connor and Dennis Griffin. We extend our deepest sympathies to Dennis and Kathleen Griffin, Imelda & Kieran O’Connor, Catherine & Florrie O’Connor, and all his grandchildren who play with our various teams.

We also send our  deepest sympathies to Timmy, Sam, Ellen, Kitty, and Liz and to all the extended Culloty family Arrabella, on the passing of Betty Culloty.

Betty is mother, grandmother, and great grandmother to many of our current and past players including Molly, Tadhg & Lucy O’Connor, and Kate & Rose O’Flaherty.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.

Leaba imeasc na naomh go raibh acu.

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