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Ballymacelligott  U13 Boys surely created some sort of history this past weekend by winning two competitions in the space of three days! They are Castleisland District A Champions and The Central Region Division 2 Champions.

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Wearing our Club Gear shows your affection & Loyalty to Ballymac GAA!

It is the ideal Xmas present…for your loved ones at home and abroad.

St Kieran’s Minors:

St Kieran’s minors top their Group after 3 wins. The Final round of back games were on Sunday 10thOctober

St Kieran’s  are in a draw to see if they play  in semi-final or quarter final .

This Draw is Monday 11th October so next fixture will be known then.

Intermediate Club Relegation S/Finals is on in Ballymac on Saturday.

Ardfert v Laune Rangers on Sat 16th  October  @ 4pm – Extra Time – Result on the Day in Ballymac.

Kerry Mental health and Wellbeing Week

Ballymac Health and Wellbeing supports and promotes ‘Kerry Mental Health and Wellbeing Fest’ 9th-16th October. Over 60 free events for all ages and abilities. Have you booked your place at one of the fabulous 60 plus events on offer to you for FREE during Kerry Mental Health and Wellbeing Fest, 9th -16th October? To find out more about #KerryMHWFest and to book your place at one of the many super events simply click on link on our web site or

Coiste na nÓg.


On Sunday 10th October was a full on session and it was a great one. We just can’t believe it was the 2nd last session of the season.
The U5s showcased all the skills they’ve learned so far this season at our Sunday morning training session.

The sun was high and so were the kids spirits as they played two brilliant games where teamwork was the aim, and goals were a nice bonus. A big thank you to our older players this week who have been brilliant at helping teach our youngest players their skills and making sure they get time on the ball in our games.

Our academy will finish on Sunday 17th October and we will return again in early March.

Medal presentation and goodie bags will be presented by our ladies Captain Una Kerins and Men’s Captain Dan Shea on the day. The captains will go around to each group during the session. Looking forward to one great morning of fun, laughter and games.


Our u13 Boys surely created some sort of history the past weekend by winning two competitions in the space of three days!

First up was the Castleisland District League A Final against Scartaglin on Friday evening last which was played in Cordal where the pitch was in excellent condition despite the downpours of the previous days.

The first quarter was low scoring with Ballymac leading 0-2 to 0-1 at the first water break.

We came more into the game in the following quarter with Paddy Lucid and Ryan Burke winning good ball in the forward line which helped in the addition  of six points while our defence with Darragh Mc Mahon,Cian Gilroy and Tommy Walsh playing outstanding ensured we held a seven point advantage at half time.

Ballymac kept the pressure on in the third quarter and a great finish by Michael Quirke to the Scart net after a fantastic movement the length of the pitch saw us extend our lead.

Our midfield pairing of Eoghan Joy and Padraig Reidy dominated to ensure we led at the last water break on a 1-10 to 0-1 scoreline.

Scartaglin then played their best football of the game and a goal early in the quarter gave them the lift they needed.

They then added four points before the end of the game and but for some excellent defensive play which included a super save by John Leen and good work by Jackson Brosnan and Conor Lynch they could have gotten a few extra scores which could have made the end result a lot closer than how it finished.

Final score Ballymac 1-11 Scartaglin 1-5.

After the game Richard Cotter presented the trophy to winning captains Ray Horgan and Jamie Tarrant.

Well done to our players for the great performance they put in on the night and commiserations to Scartaglin who to their credit never gave up and contributed to what was a very good and sporting game of Football.

On Sunday evening we travelled to play Na Gaeil in Killeen in the final round of Division 2 of the Central Region.

Both sides had won all their games prior to this encounter so it was a game where the winners would top the table and be crowned champions at the end of the game.

The first quarter was evenly matched with the home side edging it at the first break 0-4 to 0-3,with Jack Collins and Liam Rahilly to the fore for Ballymac.

Na Gaeil had the better of the exchanges in the second quarter and extended their lead at half time on a 1-5 to 0-4 scoreline.

However two goals from Michael Quirke and Graham West saw us lead at the last water break by two points.

We kept the opposition scoreless in this quarter mainly due to some excellent defensive work by Fionn Enright and Conor Mc Carthy.

The final quarter was played in a welter of excitement as both sides gave it their all to get the scores to win the game.

A Na Gaeil goal midway through the quarter seemed to be score that would swing the tie in their favour,but our Lads showed great character to battle back and when Sean Martin applied a super finish to raise a green flag to put us up by a point it saw us run out winners on a 3- 6 to 2-8 final score.

Well done to the Boys on a fantastic weekend of football,they have a chance of more silverware as they still have a Tralee/St Brendan’s League Final to play.

Our Gold team travelled to play Ardfert in their final game of the season,although against a physically stronger side they put up a great performance losing on a 3-8 to 3-10 scoreline.

Many thanks to the u11 Boys who have played with our Gold team during the Year.

Ladies News

Senior Ladies

County League Round 3

Sunday 3 October 2021

Ballymac 1:12 Rathmore B 1:07
Thankfully, the game was played on a great Rathmore pitch under very difficult and changeable weather conditions. This game was a great up and down battle played at a high tempo from start to finish. We are delighted we put some fabulous scores on the board from all angles with special mention to Lisa Curran with 1:6. Our back line really stood to the challenge again this week with Niamh Rahilly and Sinead McKeown really leading the challenge forward.

This group of girls really has a great flow to them. It’s brilliant to see our u16 players right the way through to college and working girls. They really make it easy to be involved with constant dedication. This hard game played will really stand to these girls with only a few games left in championship and us leading the charge. The excitement to see how these girls finish this competition is building. Once again, it’s wonderful for the girls to play in front of a great travelling support in tough conditions.


U14 Girls

North Kerry League Shield Final

Saturday 02 October 2021

Listowel 3 -04  Ballymac  6 – 21

On Saturday 02/10/2021 The North Kerry League Shield Final for the ladies football under 14’s was held. Ballymac played Listowel Emmets in Listowel.

The referee was Tadgh Murphy from Lyreacrompane.

Ballymac started this game with great intent and within minutes scored their first point. The score at the first water break was Listowel no score and Ballymac 1- 04

Ballymac kept up the pressure spreading the ball through both sides of the field while on the attack. Listowel were working very hard in defence however Ballymac did not let up.

Score at half time: Listowel 1 – 0     Ballymac   3 – 10

Listowel came back at Ballymac after half time and scored 2 great goals, Ballymac replied with more scores.

Score at full time: Listowel  3 -04  Ballymac  6 – 21

This was a great performance by Ballymac who were really up for the game. What I really liked about this Ballymac performance was that there were 8 different scores in the Ballymac team in this match, that is team work at its best.

Well done to all.

Play Ball: Lotto Results from Monday 4th October 2021

Last Monday nights draw was held at 6.25 pm at the Club Main Pitch. The draw was videoed live but not on FACEBOOK live as the network was down.
Due to internet problems, we were unable to post the video to Facebook but it is on our website and Twitter page.
The draw was made by Michael Brosnan our Club Treasurer and Maureen O’Shea Club PRO. The numbers drawn were 1, 12, 23, and 27. There was no winner of the Jackpot of €11,100.00
The Lucky Dip winners were:

1. Anne Kenny wins a ticket worth €100.00 for the Kerry GAA House Raffle.

2. Eddie O’Connell wins €20.00

3 and the following win a Random Quick Pick worth €5.00 for next weeks Jackpot of €11, 200.00
Eoghan Nelligan, Lillian Mansfield and Niamh Burke.
Congratulations to you all and a sincere Thank You to everyone for your support of our Lotto. We really appreciate it.

We sincerely thank you for your support of our lotto every week. Your support is most appreciated.

Next week’s Jackpot is €11,2 00.00

Thi sis the last week of the  the first Lucky Dip prize in our Play Ball Lotto is a ticket for the Kerry GAA House Draw raffle worth €100.00. The first lucky dip winner wins a ticket for the Kerry GAA House raffle and could win a House in Killarney! See this link for full details of the House raffle


from any of our sellers who are now selling from the clubforce mobile phone app.

Our nominated seller this week is Paula Silles and if you wish to contact Paula Silles, she will be delighted to assist you.

No Touch Lotto Sale

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.


We extend our deepest sympathies to Sean, Paul and Nora Lambe on the death of their father John Lambe, Rathanny, Tralee. We also extend our sympathies to the wider Lambe family.Sean is a former player and current coach with our club. John’s beloved granddaughter Clodagh is a member of our Academy.
May John RIP

We extend our sympathies to Jimmy and Johnny Breen and Bernadette Regan and all the extended Breen and O’Sullivan family on the death of Mary O’Sullivan (nee Breen) of Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire and formerly of Caher, Kielduff, Tralee, Co. Kerry. May She RIP.

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