Ballymacelligott GAA News 9/06/2014

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The Lotto draw was held in the Half Way Bar on Monday 2nd June and the numbers drawn were 7,12,13,26. The jackpot of €12,300 was not won.
Lucky Dips
1. David Blennerhassett, Gleenageenty (annual)
2. Maurice Leen, Chutehall
3. Helen Leen, Chutehall
4. Fr. John Laide, Ballydwer
5. Jack Kelly, Ballyseedy
Sellers Prize : Mannix’s Post Office. Lotto now stands at €12,400 and can be played at

Our Senior team resume their Co. League campaign with an away game against Glenflesk on this Saturday evening at 7.30pm.

Our Junior team were defeated by Emmets in Listowel on Friday evening last. This competition is giving some of our younger players valuable experience.

St. Kieran’s interest in this years Co. Champtionship came to an end following their 0-17 to 2-13 defeat to Legion in the Round 2 game played in Castleisland on Saturday evening last. Matthew Galvin, Cian Counihan, Aidan Breen, Daniel O Shea and Genie Griffin from Ballymac played on the night.


The Club would like to take this opportunity to thank Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa for their recent sponsorhip of a set of jerseys for our U14 team. This continues a long association between the Club and the Hotel.


FAOI 14: CASTLEISLAND 2-14 MID KERRY 3-10. Castleisland District just edged out Mid Kerry in this thrilling county u 14 district final played in Fitzgerald Stadium last Wednesday evening. Making plenty of use of the long ball Castleisland were 7 points to no score ahead after ten minutes. Mid Kerry upped their game from then on and were only a point (0-10 to 1-6) behind at half time.

There was little between the sides in the second half, Mid Kerry pressing forward, the Castleisland defence, with Josh O’Keeffe in fine form, holding firm.

Ten minutes in there was still only a point in it 0-13 to 2-6. Daire Keane was then brought on and with his first touch sent in a high ball which deceived the goalie and finished up in the net.

Mid way through the half it was level again 2-10 to1-13. Even though Castleisland missed a few easy chances they did just enough to be a point up at the finish .Congratulations to all the Ballymac members of the Castleisland panel, Josh O’Keeffe, Brian Lonergan, Daire Keane, Tadhg Brick and Cillian Gallagher on a great victory.

Our central region games begin on 16 June and continue on Monday nights after that. Fixtures are as follows 16 June home to Castlegregory, 23 June away to Ardfert, 30 June home to Laune Rangers’ b.7 July away to St Pats, 14 July home to Austin Stacks b.

Co. League Division 3 Mitchels 2-8 Ballymac 5 – 16 . Mitchels 0-8 Ballymac 5 – 17. Played at Mitchels new field on a fine evening for football our hosts were no match for the Ballymac boys in both games. Despite missing numbers Mitchels tried hard however, our lads were dominant in every position and had the results of these games in no doubt by half time. We were in a position to rotate the players from their usual births and allowed them to test themselves. Bigger challenges await as the teams go in search of the Division 3 titles.

There was a fantastic effort made on Sunday morning by both the players and mentors. A big thank you once again to all the mentors, trainers and shop keepers for giving up their time every weekend.

It is much appreciated. The girls were out in force with Rachel Griffin, Ciara Sharpe, Laura Sugrue and Emma Leen showing some great technique. Their progress is clear for all to see every week. Our Under 8 girls excelled against Abbeydorney recently with Rachel Creedon, Sileoonagh Mansfield, Rose and Alice Brosnan and Maggie Scanlon impressing .

The U6 boys were also impressive this week in particular Daniel Moriarty, Fionn Enright, Brian Kelly, Liam Brennan, Jack Lynch and Ryan Burke. Lee Wharton, Cian Harris, Cathal White and Jack Joy were on top form for the U8 boys.

U10 boys: Our under 10 boys continue to improve with every session with Adam Wharton, Mossie Brennan, Jared O Brien, Sean Rice, Aidan Horgan and Niall Collins showing good skills.


The annual Eric Mason Blitz will take place on Saturday 14th at 10.30a.m. If previous years are to go by the blitz will have a great display of talent and skill on show throughout the day.

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