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Men’s seniors

Ballymac Senior B team

Ballymac Senior B team played their last game of the season on Saturday 1st Oct where they competed in the Tralee/St Brendan’s Group A Junior League Final.

Ballymac B 2 08 John Mitchels B 0 04

The first half proved to be that seen in most finals where scores were hard to come by with both defensives on top but it was Ballymac playing against the breeze who converted the better percentages of their limited chances going in at half time ahead by a low scoring margin of 1 02 to 0 01, Barry Lyons scored our goal with Frank O Rahilly and Michael Herlihy chipping in with a point each.

On the resumption and now with the breeze in our favour Ballymac began to move the ball more effectively and with greater purpose. The introduction of Donal Daly had an immediate impact converting a mark and a forty-five and this followed by our second goal from club stalwart Frank O Rahilly set the wheels in motion for another memorable victory for this great bunch of players. With the game opening up Donal Daly scored two more points and Darragh Broderick getting our last two scores of the game ensured Ballymac would capture their third trophy of the year.

Trophies are a fantastic bonus to this group but the biggest success has to be providing games and valuable playing time to all these players from March to October. Huge credit to the 37 players who were used throughout the year over 3 competitions, many thanks to the management team and to all the travelling supporters for a very successful Senior B campaign.=

Ladies seniors

Senior Ladies B Football Championship Final

Ballymac 2-7  Fossa 1-7

What a performance by our Senior Ladies team on Sunday, in a very competitive game against Fossa. Played in perfect conditions in Castleisland Desmonds Pitch.

After a slow start, at 23 mins we got our first score, first half sore line was1-1 to 0-4.

We came out stronger in the second half and our ladies played with their hearts on their sleeves and never gave up.

Many thanks to the huge support that travelled on Sunday morning to cheer on this great bunch of girls.

Final score Ballymac 2-7 to Fossa 1-7

We are Junior B Champions


We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate our two main sponsors,

Ballygarry Estate, Hotel and Spa and Sean Og’s Traditional Irish Bar and Bed and Breakfast on winning their categories Best Hotel and Spa and Best Bar at the Best of Kerry awards over the weekend.

We are delighted for you both and we appreciate your continued support of our senior teams.

Under 12 girls

Well done to our under 12 girls who played a challenge game against Fossa under 12s at half time of the Junior B Football,

I have no doubt it won’t be long and we will be cheering ye on as part of the senior team. Keep up the hard training


Under 9s

Under 9 Boys

Our u 9 Boys travelled to Fitzgerald stadium to take on the locals Dr Crokes in a Go Game Blitz on Saturday morning.

Thankfully the weather remained dry as our boys were really excited about playing in one of Kerry’s Top venues.

We played two games and both Teams were 8 a side.

There was great skill to be seen by all players, from High fielding Block downs and point scoring.

Players played in different positions to enjoy the experience of playing in such a wonderful venue.

Each player can be proud of their performances today, and we hope this day will live long in their memory.

Thanks to all parents for transporting the kids and for giving their support on the day.

Thanks to Maeve o Connell for standing in Goals for us, and to James Ireland for helping to organise the Blitz.

Thanks to DR Crokes for the invitation to play in Fitzgerald Stadium, much appreciated.

We look forward to travelling to mallow in 2 weeks to play in the Munster GAA u 9 Blitz.


Under 8s

Under 8 and under 10 girls

Our U10 & U8 girls travelled to Fitzgerald’s stadium along with boys from the academy for a Go Games blitz versus Dr. Crokes on Saturday morning.
The morning provided the girls with a great opportunity to play in Kerry’s famous stadium and they all rose to the occasion.
With all the girls displaying the full range of skills that they learned throughout the year they all can be proud of their individual and team performances.
A special thanks to James Ireland for helping to organise the blitz, to Dr. Crokes for inviting us and especially to the parents.

Under 15 Boys

Our 15 squad have qualified for the final of the Castleisland District League against Currow on Sunday next in Cordal after victories over Knock/Brosna and Scartaglen in the group stages. Time tbc.

Best of luck to all involved.

Also, we wish best of luck to all our squad players who are part of their school teams for the upcoming season.

Clothes Recycling

We are holding a clothes recycling on next Sunday

At the training pitch 10am to 10.45 am. Your support would be very much appreciated. Please spread the word


This week’s Draw Results:

Paula Silles conducted this week’s Lotto draw. She was joined by Barry Lyons, Captain of our winning Junior Team Captain.

The Lucky Lotto Numbers drawn tonight by Barry were: 28, 16, 25 and 3,

There was no winner of the Jackpot of €3600.00

Congratulations to the following Lucky Dip winners:

€30:   Brendan O’Keeffe-Gene O’Keeffe

€20.00: Bernard Cassidy -Paula Silles

€20.00: Brendan Martin -On-Line

Thanks to everyone for your support.

A special thanks to Paula, and Barry for giving their time tonight to do the draw.

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