Lotto Results 27/8/2018
Venue: Halfway Bar
Numbers Drawn: 4. 5. 12. 28
Lucky Dip winners ….
1. Andy McDonnell Boston
2. Teresa Lonergan c/o Tony Marshall
3. Johnny Leen Ballymac
4. Michael Dowd c/o D .Lynch
5. Margaret Laide c/o Maurice O Reilly
Seller: Kieran Savage
Next weeks jackpot :€6,300
Venue: O Riada’s Bar
Coiste Na N’Og
Austin Stacks U10 & U8 boys and girls visit us during academy next Sunday the 9th of September
Result from Division 2 of the central region last Monday. Keel 5-15 Ballymac Blue team 3-9. The blue team play Ardfert at home on monday night at 7pm. This is their last game in this year’s central region.
The gold team play Castlegregory again at home on Monday night. Both the blue and gold teams play side by side at 7pm
The U11 boys travelled to Firies last saturday to defend the Jerry Foley memorial tournament which we won last year. On a glorious day the boys played Milltown Castlemaine, Firies, Listry, Newmarket, Currow and Kerins O Rahillies in the group stages. They won all their group games ensuring they topped the group and booked a rematch against Currow in the final. In a close encounter Ballymac got the scores when they were needed and won out the game. The trophy was accepted by captain for the day Mairtin mc Kivergan. Well done Jack Joy on receiving the player of the tournament award. Special thanks to Firies GAA club and the Foley family on the warm welcome and as always a superbly ran tournament.
Eric Mason Memorial Blitz
This year’s U12 Eric Mason Memorial Tournament is on in Ballymac on Saturday the 15th of September. We are entering two ballymac teams this year. Other teams confirmed for the day are Ardfert, Churchill, Firies, Glanmire, Moyvane and Keel. There will be a meeting under the stand next Tuesday at 8.30pm. Anybody available to help out on the day welcome to attend. The more the merrier!!
Siobhan Cotter memorial Blitz
The annual Siobhan Cotter Underage Blitz is on in Churchill again this year. Its on at the Spa pitch on Sunday October 7th.
Age groups include u7s u8s u9s and u10s.
The Rose Hotel County League Division 2 Under 14 Girls Final, Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney.
Our under 16 ladies produced a magnificent performance in Fitzgerald Stadium on Thursday evening last to win be crowned Division 2 Champions for 2018 against a fancied Miltown/Listry team who had beaten them in the earlier rounds of the league. In what was a very competitive division from start to finish our girls showed their true worth when it got to the knock out stages of the competition. In both the semi final and final tough questions were asked of them at various stages and they responded everytime with great team work both in defence and in attack. Every player bought into the team ethic which in the end was the difference in the final .
Leading at half-time on a scoreline of 2-10 to 2-03 showed the excellent half of football played by both sides. While both teams had similar amounts of possession it was plain to see the pressure the Ballymac backs were applying on the opposition, each time they came within scoring distance. Covering for one another was the hallmark of their play throughout the game which in turn ended in Miltown kicking too many wides for their liking . With our goalie Ellie Sugrue assured in kickouts and making an important save in the first half after stepping in at late notice for Lorna Daly, who fell ill on the evening before the game , our backs of Sinead McKeown , Roisin Long ,Caoimhe Carroll,
Emily O Brien, Cait Rice and Aoife Galvin blotting out several direct runs down the centre by the Miltown girls, they gave the team the platform to take the game to the opposition at the other end.
Eve Creedon got our first goal after the ball was kicked into the heart of the Miltown defence but it was only half cleared and Eve got her boot to the ball on the ground to rattle the net. Cora Savage was getting on alot of ball from centre forward and followed Eves goal with an excellent point from play followed by two frees after Ellie Mac Elligott and Alyssa Leen were fouled. Ballymac were in control at this stage around centre field with Aisling O Connell and Eve dominating and combining with Cora who finished a great sweeping move with an excellent finish to rattle the Miltown net to put the score at 2-07 to 2-03 to our girls. Again Cora added two more points and one from Aisling after a great fetch by Kate O Connor to leave us ahead by seven at the interval.
Miltown started the second half well with two quick points from one of their Kerry U 16 players Ella Teahan one being a penalty that sailed over the bar but at the other end we were awarded a penalty of our own after Roisin Rahilly was brought down and Cora finished it with conviction. Eve struck for another goal after great run to leave us 4-10 to 2-05 ahead. Clodagh Evans responded with two points but Cora and Eve cancelled these out again at the other end. Again Cora stepped up with two goals to put us out of sight, but to be fair to Miltown,they fought till the final whistle getting a goal of their own and two more points . Roisin Rahilly finished the scoring with a well deserved point to leave the girls ten points to the good at the final whistle.
Nora Fealy on behalf of the Kerry Ladies Board presented the trophy to captain Lisa Curran on behalf of the team.
This victory capped a memorable year in the short history of our ladies club at underage level, with all teams winning their respective county league divisions .
Well done to coaches Kieran Savage, Linda Gleeson and Derek O Brien for having the team in top form, and the parents and families of the girls for their support all through.
Team; Ellie Sugrue, Sinead McKeown, Roisin Long, Caoimhe Carroll, Cait Rice, Emily O Brien, Aoife Galvin, Aisling O Connell(0-1), Eve Creedon(2-02), Laura Dunne, Cora Savage(4-09,1-05f), Alyssa Leen, Kate O Connor, Ellie Mac Elligott, Lisa Curran(c)
Subs; Roisin Rahilly(0-01), Holly Geary, Millie Dunne, Jade Riordan, Mary Ann Fleming, Lorna Daly, Mar de Bargello.
Under 12 Girls
Our u12 girls team welcomed Desmonds to Ballymac on Saturday evening last for the North Kerry Division One Sheild Final.
We struck for an early goal when Labhaoise Mansfield was at the end of a passing movement to finish to the net.The Castleisland side had a goal of their own midway through the half but another Ballymac goal courtesy of Rachel Creedon on the stroke of half time left the score Ballymac 2-4 Desmonds 1-3.
The second half saw both sides give it their all and with both defences on top scores were hard to come by.A number of wides by the Ballymac forwards meant Desmonds were still in with a chance of victory however our backs performed heroically to ensure that the goal which would have brought Desmonds back into the game never came and at the final whistle it was the Ballymac Girls who were celebrating on a final score of Ballymac 2-5 Desmonds 1-4.
Joint Captains Alexa Weiss and Labhaoise Mansfield accepted the Shield on behalf of the team.
Great credit is due to both sides for serving up a very entertaining game which had both sets of supporters on their toes throughout.
Team:Aoibheann Broderick Alice Brosnan Alexa Weiss Maire Culloty Laura Kelly Anna Collins Sinead Cassidy Rachel Griffin Kate Collins Jill Quirke Rachel Creedon Laura Sugrue Labhaoise Mansfield Sarah West Laura West Rose Brosnan.
On Saturday next we host Clare Champions Doora Barefield at 12 noon.
Ballymac Bobcats Registration Evening
Bobcats Basketball Registration night is on Wed 5th Sept in Ballymac Hall, from 7-8.
Academy from senior infants – 10 yrs
Squads from 11 yrs up.
Contact Siobhán (086 2269245) for further details
New members welcome.
Kerry Minors Defeat Galway in The All Ireland Final
Congratulations to the Kerry Minor Team and especially Paul O’Shea who is the son our Ballymac Senior teams coach Tom O’Shea for winning the All Ireland Final for the 5th time in a row . This is a great achievement for this hard working team and we look forward to seeing more from these outstanding and dedicated players.
SAVE THE DATE
Ballymac GAA are delighted to announce that the Fourth Strictly Love Dancing event will take place at The Ballygarry Hotel Tralee on Saturday the 26th of January 2019. This night promises to be the best Strictly yet and we will keep you posted on all updates and ticket releases in the coming months via our website and facebook page.