Ballymac GAA Club Notes Sunday 10/02/19
St Brendans League
Ballymac V John Mitchells
On a cold wet windy Sunday Ballymac and John Mitchells served up an enthralling contest that while hampered by a strong breeze still produced some exhilerating football. After early points settled both teams Ballymac started to gain a grip on proceedings when Luke Sweeney finished a shot to the net to send the men in blue into a four point advantage. Surging runs by Cian Counihan and Dara Keane allied to magnificent defensive displays by Barry Lyons and Micheal Reidy gave the Ballymac men a solid platform. Dominant from the opposition kickout it seemed only a matter of time before Ballymac would break down the Mitchells defense but incredibly Ballymac spurned no less than five goal scoring opportunities, a statistic that would later come back to haunt them.
With a 1-6 to 0-3 lead at the half and facing into a strong wind in the second half, everything was still to play for. Mitchells tagged on 5 of the first 6 scores of the first half and when a goal left it 1-8 to 1-7 it seemed that the game would quickly peter out. But these Ballymac men are nothing if not resilient, Great support play from Michael Herlihy, Adian Breen and Cian Counihan resulted in a scramble in the Mitchells square ending up as a goal, suddenly Ballymac were in the lead by two. Now it was all to play for in the last ten minutes but a wonder goal by Alan O Donoghue for the visitors would ultimately seal the win, a shot into the top corner of the net giving Alan Bonn no chance. The final score 2-10 to 2-07.
Result of The Tralee Minor League 10/02/2019
Na Gaeil – 04-12
Ballymac Minors Commence Minor County League
Ballymac Minor Team play in Division 5 of The Keane’s Killorgin Minor Football League for 2019. The boys start their campaign away to Finuge at 3pm next Saturday 16th February: We wish the team and Management every success.
The Games are fixed as follows and as always we ask supporters to check here on web site or our Facebook page for updates closer to the dates:
Round 2: Saturday 2nd March
Ballymac are at home to Listowel Emmetts at 4pm
Round 3: Saturday 9th March
Ballymac are away to St Pat’s Blennerville at 4pm
Round 4: Saturday16th March
Ballymac are at home to Ballyduff at 3pm
Round 5: Saturday 30th March
Ballymac are away to Kilgarvan/Tuosist at 4pm
County Minor Football League 2019: Rules & Regulations:
Re: Div 3(A), 3(B), 4, & 5 only – Where both teams have at least 15 players on the night – 15 a-side game must be played. Where one team have only 13 or 14 players the opposition must play 13 a-side on the night. 13 a-side is the minimum requirement. Players going off injured or being sent off has no implication for the numbers playing with the opposition.
Subject to exceptional circumstances, players on the county minor panel will be free to play with their clubs in the league. This policy only applies where games are played on date confirmed on Fixtures Calendar.
Where long distances are involved CCC have the right to fix game at a neutral venue – CCC to decide which games.
For games being played at 11/side. Teams should narrow pitch by 10 metres on both sides to 70 metres approx.
Any Group with six teams = 2 S/Finals while any Group with 5 teams = 1 S/Final.
For Div 1, 2, 3A ,3B, 4 & 5 – semi-finals: 1 v 4 and 2 v 3, with 1 and 2 having home advantage. However where CCC determines that travel involved is excessive – CCC will fix game for neutral venue.
If there is a tie, the result of the league game will determine placing.
If a play-off is necessary, CCC to decide venue.
Extra time will be played in semi-finals and finals.
Ballymac GAA Lotto Results 4th February 2019.
This weeks Lotto Jackpot was €8,300.00
The draw took place in O’Riadas.
The numbers drawn were: 2, 16, 18 & 22.
There was no winner of the Jackpot.
Congratulations to the Lucky Dip winners of €30.00 each:
1. Murrough O’Brien, Castleisland.
2. Ann Savage, Tylough.
3. Aisling & Mike Keane , Lyreacrompane.
4. Ann Lynch C/O Diarmuid Lynch
5. Sheila Griffin, Gortatlea.
Sellers prize: Una Kerins (€30)
The next lotto draw will take place on the 11th February 2019 in Ballygarry House Hotel when the Jackpot will be €8400.00.
We are very grateful to all our lotto sellers and supporters.
Ballymac GAA OPEN Club Forum
Ballymac GAA Executive is very grateful to everyone in the club and Parish that turned up to the Open Club Forum last Friday night in Ballygarry House Hotel. We wish to Thank the members of Kerry County Committee: Eamon O’Sullivan, Terence Houlihan and Donal Daly who facilitated the open discussion on the night. The guest speaker was TJ Ryan from Limerick who is an inspirational coach and speaker. He gave our club much food for thought. We sincerely thank him for being so generous with his time and sharing all of his hard earned knowledge of coaching and organisation with us on the night.
St Kieran’s AGM
The St Kieran’s AGM took place last Wednesday night. The Senior team trainer for 2019 was announced as Jimmy Keane from Brosna. We wish Jimmy every success in his new position. With his long standing track record of winning All Ireland titles with Brosna and The Kerry Junior Team, he will leave no stone unturned to bring success to St Kieran’s. We look forward to the year ahead.
Congratulations to Kilcummin & Beaufort
Heartiest Congratulations to both Kilcummin and Beufort on bringing two All Ireland Club titles to the County last Saturday. It is a great achievement for everyone involved in both clubs.
Well done to Peter Keane and the Kerry senior team on a great result in Tralee last Saturday night. Beating the Dubs is special especially under lights in Tralee. Well done to everyone involved for all the unseen organisation that went in to organising this event in Austin Stack Park.
Coiste na nÓg Notes
Club Membership 2019
Club Membership for 2019 is now open. The membership for 2019 is electronic only and can be paid by using the link on www.ballymacgaa.com
Members data is fully secure using this link. You can register securely online at a time that suits you and keep a centralised record of your membership status .
Our membership is linked to the code of behaviour that has been launched by the GAA nationally for all involved in underage. The full code of behaviour is on the front page of our web site.
Dave Slattery and Maureen O’Shea will take bookings for the Training pitch and Main pitch for the current season. Booking is by text only and the text needs to go to both booking coordinators for speed of booking. For planning purposes all training sessions need to be pre booked. Please check the web site for Bookings PRIOR to booking the pitch to avoid unnecessary phone calls etc. Please be mindful that there may be more than two sets of teams training on the training pitch on any one night.
If a training or main pitch has a game or training sessions called off please text both booking coordinators’ so that the time slot can be open to another team to book.
If main pitch has two home games for various age, this needs to be managed by both sets of Managers. Coiste na nÓg. We sincerely thank you all for your cooperation.
We extend our sincere sympathy to our Senior Selector Tom O’Shea and all the O’Shea family on the death of Tom’s Uncle Con in England recently. May He rest in peace.