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The Lotto was held in the Halfway Bar on Monday 25th August 2014. Numbers drawn were 7,20,23,28. There was no winner.

Lucky Dips
1. Joe Galvin, Ballydwyer (annual)
2. Kathleen Riordan, Ballymac
3. Ciara Healy, c/o Paula Silles
4. Bridget Leen, Kilquane
5. Rita Prenderville, Ballydwyer
Sellers Prize : Tom Herlihy. The jackpot is now worth €3,100 and can be played on line at

Our Junior Team bowed out of the Tralee District League following a defeat to Austin Stacks at the semi-final stage. This was the final competition of the year for our Junior team. Thanks to the players and the management team of Bridget Leen, Aidan Breen and Cian Counihan for their time and commitment.

Following Kerry’s magnificent win over Mayo last weekend the clamour for tickets for the All Ireland Final has already started. Only fully paid up members of the Club are entitled to apply for tickets. Members who require tickets must contact the Club Secretary Fionnan Fitzgerald at 087 9860441.

Pride of place this week goes to our U12 girls team following their victory over Desmonds in Castleisland on Sunday last in Division 3 of the Co. League. The home side struck early with a point but Ballymac took the lead when a 45 was deflected to her own net by a Desmonds girl in the 5th minute.

Desmonds were making the most of their chances and by the 20th minute led on a score line of 1-6 to 1-1 however Ballymac fought back bravely and by half time had reduced the deficit to 2 points. Half time score Desmonds 1 – 7 Ballymac 1 – 5. Ballymac scorers in this half were Caroline Hurley (0 – 3) and Cora Savage (0 – 2) .

Our girls got a tonic start to a second half when Emily O Donoghue struck for a goal and another point by Cora Savage saw the sides level mid way through the second half. A Catriona Somers goal with 10 minutes remaining gave Ballymac a lead they never relinquished and a point by inspirational captain Aisling O Connell saw us run out winners on a score of 3 – 7 to 1 – 11. Desmonds were disappointed with their defeat but they can be proud of the performance on the day.

Great credit is due to the management team of Kieran Savage, Anthony Curran and Mary Slattery for the great work they have put in with this panel of players. Thanks also to Lee Strand for their sponsorship of a set of jerseys for the girls.

Team : E. Sugrue, C. Rice, C. Caroll, S. McKeown, L. Curran, R. Long, E. Creedon, A.O Connell, C. Hurley, E. O Donoghue, C. Savage, C. Somers, L. Dunne, E. McElligott, Y. Hurley. Subs: C. Palmer, S O Donoghue, H. Geary, A. Galvin, J. Riordan, L. Daly, M. Dunne, K O Connor.

Our U8 girls travelled to Listowel on Saturday last to take part in a very well run blitz. The girls played 3 games and their skill level was very high and well done to coaches to Don Brosnan, Terence O Connor and John Scanlon for their work with this group.

The panel comprised of Alice Brosnan, Aoibhinn Broderick, Maggie Scanlon, Laura Kelly, Rachel Creedon, Kate Collins, Anna Collins, Labhaoise Mansfield, Niamh Rice, Aishlin Bailey, Debra O Connor, Rose Brosnan and Sileonagh Mansfield. Thanks to the Emmets Club for their hospitality on the day.

Coiste na nOg


We played our first game in the Coiste Tra-li league away to stacks last Wednesday evening. Fielding a much changed team we went four points behind early on, some of our chances dropping short due to playing into a strong wind.

A well worked move involving Cian Godley. Josh, Barry Lyons and James Carmody was finished to the net by Josh O’Keeffe. Stacks then got a goal and Barry Lyons replied for us with a goal from a free.

Stacks added another point and might have got more only for good defending by Cathal Dunne in goals, Dylan Dunne, and Liam O’Brien. Half time score Stacks 1-5 Ballymac 2-0
Points from Dara Keane, Barry and two from Dara Broderick, including a well taken free, had us 2-4 to 1-6 ahead midway through the half.

Two more Dara Keane points and one from Josh saw us move further ahead only for stacks to score 1-1 and tie the game. A very dubious free awarded to Stacks helped them set up the final goal which won the game for them. We are due to play Kerins O’Rahillys at home this Wednesday evening.

All members of the under 14 panel are glad to hear that our excellent corner back Eoin Culloty is making steady progress and we hope his recovery continues well.
Team: C Dunne, D Dunne, T Brick, C Godley, J Sugrue, D Rodgers, LO’Brien, J O’Keeffe,J Mc Donnell, J Carmody,D Chawke,D Lynch,D McHugh, B Lyons,D Lynch, subs D Keane, D Broderick, E Leahy, D Leen.

FAOI 12 : Ballymac 3 – 4 Na Gaeil 4 – 9
Despite the final score line this game was a lot closer affair than the result suggests. Our boys started well and played some good football in the opening half, Aidan O Brien working tirelessly making some great runs for half back and was rewarded with a well taken goal.

Half time saw us lead 2 – 3 to 1 – 5. Na Gaeil began to dominate the second half and our lads found it difficult to make any breakthrough. We trailed by 4 points with a few minutes to go but luck and energy ran out on us and Na Gaeil scored 2 late goals with a strong finish. The boys can hold their heads high to be competing with these Division 1 teams and some improvements will see them challenging for honours at this level.

FAOI 12 : Dingle 1 – 4 Ballymac 5 – 13
We got back to winning ways with a win against the boys from West Kerry. Indeed we were on top of our opponents on all areas of the field and the result was never in doubt. Some nice link up played by the lads saw some well taken scores.

FAOI 11: We play Laune Rangers next Monday night at 7pm in the final round of Div 1 of Central Region and with a win at home we will see our Gold team crowned champions as they are currently unbeaten. Best of Luck to all involved

ACADEMY: Academy will return as usual on Sunday morning at 11am.

MÍLE BUIOCHAS: Sincere Thanks to all coaches who travelled to Limerick with the children on the bus to the semi-final. A brilliant day was had by all.

A Tralee Parnells exhibition evening will take place on Friday September 5th 2014 from 7pm. Families with an interest in hurling are invited to come along to watch the young Parnells showcasing their skills. There will be an exhibition game between the U8 /10 Girls vs. U-8/10 Boys along with other activites
All welcome to attend.

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