Ballymac GAA Club Notes 29th September 2019
Ballymacelligott GAA is hosting Run Ballymac on Sunday 13th October.
Please tell everyone about “Run Ballymac” which has something for everyone..please share and retweet on your social media accounts so that as many people as possible know about this. 1/2 marathon 10k 5k and family fun run for you the kids and nan, grandad Registration to all races and the family fun run can be done online see below for details The 1/2 marathon,10k and 5k are chipped timed The 1/2 marathon and 10k include a Run Ballymac finishers t-shirt. To guarantee t-shirt size register before September 10th Medals for all finishers! Prizes Trophy Prize 1st 2nd 3rd Home in both male and female category in all three races Bib collection Will take place at the Ballymacelligott Community Centre on Saturday evening 7-9 and on race day Registration cutoff Online registration will close on Friday 11th October at 9pm Manual registration will be taken on Saturday 12th 7-9 at Ballymacelligott community centre and on the morning of the race Manual registration will incur a €5 administration charge Manual registration will close one hour before each race Race times 1/2 marathon 9.00am. €35 10k. 10.00am €25 5k. 12.00pm.€12.50 3k fun run. 1.00pm €20 per family All races will start and finish in the community centre area Parking No parking will be permitted in the vicinity of the community centre Parking to the east of the half way bar stewards in place to guide Parking to west of community centre after 10.30 stewards will guide Please respect residents and stewards Refreshments teas coffees and treats for all at the finish in the community centre Routes All routes will bring you through the beautiful parish of Ballymac All races are on road and suitable to all walkers joggers and racers Our 1/2 marathon will provide you with beautiful views over Tralee Bay ,Ballymacelligott and Carrantohill Our 10k takes you through the quiet back roads of the parish where you will enjoy a lovely downhill finish to the community centre The 5k route will take our runners up beyond St Brendan’s church before returning on the downhill a lovely route for all
Our family fun run will see our younger kids out on the road to Clogher school before returning to community centre for some well earned treats We look forward to seeing you on the day ! Click on Ballymac GAA web site or Run Ballymac web page/Facebook page to register.
Ballymac GAA Golf Classic 2019
Ballymac GAA is once again hosting its Annual Golf Classic. The proceeds from the Golf Classic go to help our boys and girls thrive in well maintained, safe and developed pitches. This year Castleisland Golf Course is the host and its going ahead on the 19th October 2019. The Rules Two to score at each hole All four on 18th Entry Fee: €200.00 per team Prizes: 1st Prize : 4 Ball at Old Head of Kinsale (Sponsored by The Blasket Bar) 2nd Prize: 4 Ball at Tralee Golf Course 3rd Prize : 2 Nights accommodation and 1 round of Golf at Waterford Castle. 4th Prize: 4 Ball at Carton House Golf Classic PRIZE GIVING AT BLASKET INN (MAIN SPONSOR) ON THE NIGHT AT 9 PM Please contact the following if you wish to enter a team: Stephen O’Brien (086) 8376432 . Bernard Cassidy (087) 7973818 Pádraig Laide (086) 0441927 and Pádraig McCarthy (087) 9701687
Ballymac Community Walking Group Each Sunday morning at 11.15am a Community Walk will take place starting at St Brendan’s Community Centre. This walk is for all ages and fitness levels. This is a great way to get to know new people in our Community and the walk is lead by a Community walking leader. So join us each Sunday morning at 11.15am in St Brendan’s Community Centre.
Coiste na nÓg News:
The Eric Mason Tournament
Ballymac GAA Club hosted the Annual Eric Mason Blitz on Saturday last in their Club grounds.
With u12 teams from Kerry,Cork,Galway and Dublin participating,spectators were treated to a feast of Football.
In Group A Ballymac topped the group winning all their games over Firies,Glanmire and Moyvane.
Moyvane also progressed to the Cup semi-final.
Claregalway were the dominant side in Group B and qualified for the Cup semi-final alongside Austin Stacks with St Oliver Plunketts and Churchill playing for the Shield
Ballymac and Austin Stacks played a cracking encounter in the Cup semi-final with the host team just edging it by two points. Claregalway proved too strong for Moyvane in the other semi-final.
In the Shield semi-finals victories for Churchill(over Firies) and St Oliver Plunketts(over Glanmire)saw them progress to the decider.
The Shield Final proved to be a tight affair going to extra time before Dublin side St Oliver Plunketts prevailed on a 1-8 to 1-5 scoreline to take the Eric Mason Shield home to the Navan Road.
In the Cup Final Ballymac started the better and were fully deserving of their 1-3 to 0-2 half time advantage.
The Galway boys began the second half in determined fashion and early points brought them back into the game,full credit to the Ballymac lads who kept battling and fought back with points of their own but when the final whistle went it was Claregalway who were celebrating with a 0-10 to 1-5 victory.
Anna and Adrian Mason presented the Cup commerating their son Eric to the Claregalway captains.
Ballymac GAA Club would like to thank all who helped in any way to make the Eric Mason Blitz 2019 a success with all teams who attended this year already looking forward to 2020.
On Sunday last Our U16 s travelled to Connolly Park to take on the locals in the first round of the Town League. Despite heavy underfoot conditions, Austin Stacks started the brighter and lead 3 points to 1 pt after ten minutes . Our defence were outstanding in the first half making it very difficult for the Rockies to get scores . Kieran Slattery’s kick outs were pin point accurate thus giving us a great platform to launch our attacks . Adam Kelly, Ryan McHugh, Daragh Sweeney ,Adam Walker and Denis Brosnan were outstanding in the first half and worked tirelessly to keep the Rockies at bay. Cathal Culloty and Captain for the day Adam Sheehy leading by example and can be very proud of their performance. Points from Maurice O’ Connell, Conor Brick & Adam Joy kept us in the game at half time . On the resumption Austin Stacks, County Division one champions took a strong hold of the game and made it difficult for our boys . Gary Lynch added a sweet a point early in the second half , but when Adam Sheehy had hard luck with a goal shortly after , following a great save from the stacks keeper and thereafter luck seemed to desert us on the day. Luke O’Connell, Donal Daly & James Kenny pushed hard in the second half. Mossie Brennan and Mark Brick impressed after coming on as substitutes early in the second half . Overall a great performance from the boys and now we look forward to playing Na Gaeil next weekend at home in round two of the Tralee District League.
Next game is on Sunday next at home at 11.00am V Na Gaeil.
Ballymac U10 Boys
Ballymac U10 Boys took part in Castleisland District U10 Blitz in Currow on Saturday, we had 2 teams on the day Ballymac A and Ballymac B , Ballymac A reached the Group C final and lost by one point. Ballymac B reached the Group B final and won the Shield , all the Boys played very well. showing the skills they have worked on at training during the year. .Thanks to Currow for hosting the blitz. Ballymac Abú!.
Ballymac U8 Boys
U8 boys are keeping up a great interest as we come close to the end of the season. They are looking forward to The Sioban Cotter Blitz in Churchill next week. It should be a great day out. Well done to Regan who is our player of the week.
U6 Boys and Girls Despite the rain on Saturday we had a great turn out on Sunday morning for training. Under Head Coach Frank all the players honed the skills practiced all year and all were given homework. Congratulations to Jack O’Conell & Ashley Greer who were the players of the week!
On Sunday next the 6th October : We will be visiting the Kerry GAA Centre of Excellence in Currans from 10.30am to 11.30am to play some games with other clubs. All the teams are 5 a side so its very important that all our players turn up on the day to ensure we give all our players a game. Looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday where we will all see and play where our heroes the Senior Kerry team all train for their games.
Sunday 13th October: We will not have an academy as we hope you will join us at 1pm in St Brendan’s Community Hall for The Ballymac GAA Family fun walk. This walk is organised to help fundraise for our club and families can register on https://www.njuko.net/run-ballymac-2019/register/43344 or www.ballymacgaa.com has full details All participants will receive a medal and a little bag of treats. Sunday 20th October: Our Academy ends for the year with a normal training session plus medal presentation by a very special guest!! We hope you can all join us until the 20th October. Ballymac Abú!!
Well done to our Minor team who defeated Glenflesk on Sunday 29th in the County Minor League final. A fantastic display of ladies football which ended extra time. Well done to all players and management.
Full Time score:
Ballymac 4-20 Glenflesk 8-05
U 16 girls
North Kerry League Division 1.
Austin Stacks 3-09
Played in Connolly Park on Thursday evening last the girls put on a great performance to win a very entertaining game to kick start the North Kerry League competition. From Lorna Daly in goals who brought off some great saves to Cora Savage and Yvonne Hurley in the full forward line, every player played their part. Roisin Long and Emma Leen in the full back line made some great blocks and interventions throughoutg, ably helped by Grainne Galvin and Shonagh Griffin in the half back line. Emily O Brien and Alyssa Leen dictated proceedings in mid field and our under fourteen girls Roisin Rahilly, Ella Quirke and Rachel Griffin made up the half forward line causing huge problems for the Stacks defence. Cora Savage ended up top scorer in the game , finishing numerous scoring chances with aplomb, probably the main difference between the two sides. Austin Stacks, even though trying to bridge a big lead on us , played out the game in a determined fashion to the final whistle . Well done to our girls and mentors.
The U10 Girls had the Annual Carmel O’ Connor Garda blitz on Saturday 21st September in Na Gaeil. 9 girls showed up and Ballymac gave a great performance winning all three of their games. Medals were presented for all participants at the end and donations on the day were greatly recieved by the Irish Red Cross.
Well done to all involved.
Ballymac GAA Lotto Results from Monday 23rd September
This weeks lotto draw took place in Ballygarry House Hotel. The Jackpot was €4,700.00. There was no winner. The Numbers drawn were: 5,8,11, & 22. Congratulations to the following Lucky Dip winners (€30 EACH) 1. Ava & Anna Leen C/O Maurice Leen 2. Mike Kelly C/O Paula Silles 3. Betty Keane C/O Paula Silles 4. Diarmuid Lynch, Kielduff. 5. Tom Reidy, Kielduff. Sellers prize: Maurice Leen (€30) We thank all our lotto sellers and supporters. All your support is greatly appreciated. Next Weeks Jackpot is €4800.00 and the draw will take place in Kielduff Community Centre , on Monday 30th September 2019. Tickets can also be purchased on line at www.ballymacgaa.com and you could win the €4,8 00.00 jackpot! Tickets for our Lotto are also for sale at The Half Way Shop & Bar, O’Riadas Bar,
Boyles Hardware Clash and Horan’s Fruit and Veg, The Horan Centre Tralee. We thank all our lotto sellers and supporters.
Ballymac GAA wishes to extend its sympathy to Tony Silles and all the Silles family on the death of Tony’s dad Silvie during the week.
We also extend our sympathy to John Lenihan and all the Lenihan family on the death of John’s father William last week. May They RIP.