First round of the Div 2 County League
Referee – Brendan Griffin , Clonmacon
Ballymac 0- 12
Kenmare – 2-07
On Sunday 11th of March Ballymac were host to Kenmare in the First Round of the Division 2 County League. With a great attendance and warmer weather than recent weeks it was a please to have the opportunity to host our opening game.
This game started with an already determined Ballymac side whose defence denied the visitors from putting a mark on the score board for the first 6 minutes until Kenmares Ciaran O’Sullivan broke through to score the first point of the match. But Ballymacs own Aiden Breen responded within a minute to level the score keeping the visitors on their feet. Ballymac fought on but with a series of opportunities unfortunately resulting in four successive wides and 2 more points from Kenmares Paul O’Connor and James Duncan managing to get the ball past the Ballymac keeper resulting in the first goal of the game widening the game further . Ballymac did respond with 2 more points , one from Shane O’Reilly and a well placed free from Aiden Breen leaving the half time score at Ballymac 0-03 to Kenmares 1-04.
You would be forgiven for thinking that you were at a completely different game in the second half. Ballymacs Vinny Horan took every opportunity to bring his side back and by being in the right place at the right time and scored 3 outstanding points and with Aiden Breen showing that his experience was key when he also landed 3 more outstanding points leading his team forward. The gap was well narrowed but Kenmare fought well to maintain their lead with Paul O’Connor placing 1-01 to their favour and Kevin O’Sullivan handing their team 2 further points. The Ballymac side pushed forward and the hard work paid off when Shane O’Reilly, Michael Reidy and Mike Hoare each scored a point leaving just 1 point in the difference at the final minute. However referee Brendan Griffin gave 6 minutes injury time where both teams worked hard to leave as the point takers in this first round. In an outstanding battle to the final whistle it was Kenmare who took the points home on this occasion.
Ballymac brought an outstanding display to the field today and well done to team and management on this promising start to the season. Congratulations to Kenmare today on taking home your first points and we wish you the best in the season.
Lotto Results 05/03/2018
Venue: Glenduff Manor
Numbers Drawn: 5, 23, 25 ,28
Lucky Dip Winners ….
1. Margaret O Connell ballymac
2. Tom Lyons Chutehall
3. Patricia Hill c/o M Leen
4. Kellihers Garage rathass
5. Mike Mansfield Chutehall
Seller: Tom O Connell
Next Weeks Jackpot: €3,800
Venue: Halfway bar
Ballymac Girls under 14 fixtures
U14 Division 2
Ballymac v Corca Dhuibhne will take place at Ballymac on Sunday 25th March at 5pm at Ballymac. We welcome all support as our girls begin their 2018 season.
Under 14 boys
Our U14 Team travelled to Killeen to play the locals in Round 2 of the Tralee District League on Saturday. Playing with a stiff breeze and short two of our regular Team ,we were slow to get out of the blocks and were down 1 02 To 0 01pt after Ten mins . Our forwards were creating some good Scoring chances and with a little luck ,we could have been out of sight after 20 mins having missed a few scoring chances .Sean rice & Niall Collins were really Dominant in the half foward line . Luke o Connell & Donal Daly tried hard at midfield , Luke & Aidan Horgan Showed great determination in the back line as Did Diarmaid Galvin @ Eoin creedon in the full back line . However we found ourselves down 4 Pts at the interval . Against the wind in the second half we really tried hard , and some of our foward play was a joy to watch . The half was end to end stuff and when Donal Daly struck for goal with three minutes left , it left the minimum between the sides . However in the last play we were unlucky not to score , but great credit to the players for a massive effort . The final score was Ballymac 2 11 Na Gaeil 4 06 . Thanks to parents for supporting us on the Day
Under 10 boys
Our U10 boys had their first day of academy for 2018 on Sunday last.Amongst those who showed well were Sean Martin Eoghan Joy Liam O Rahilly Graham West and Shane Cassidy.Look forward to seeing all again next week.
Under 8 boys
Ballymac U8 Boys had a big turn out on their first day back. They had a good warm up and then moved on to skills and finished off with some games. Showing good skills on the morning were Darragh Lyons , Patrick Leen , Ciaran Brosnan , Jamie Harrington and Jack Lynch
All the Under 6s returned to training on Sunday last in St Brendan’s Hall at 11.00. It was an hour of fun learning and all the young boys and girls worked hard at their skills and made everyone proud of the big effort they put in.
Training continues next Sunday and all Under 6s welcome.
Ballymac Academy for the U8/10 boys and girls is on the main pitch next Sunday starting at 11.15am.
We will be taking part in the St.Patrick’s day parade in Tralee next Saturday. The details will be posted on our facebook page once confirmed.
Gaeltacht Scholarships 2018
Gaeltacht Scholarships are funded by GAA Coistí (Munster, Kerry & District Boards) to give some financial help to young students who wish to spend time in Corcha Dhuibhne,West Kerry over the summer months. If you wish your child to avail of the scoláireacht, apply immediately by texting your child’s name to Club Secretary at 087-9795220. All applicants have to be current members of Ballymac GAA club.Closing date for receipt of a[pplications has been extended to March 15th 2018. The scholarship is limited to one per club so a draw will take place in the club on the 15th March if we have more than one applications.
A Threshing Day was held at The Half Way Bar in Ballymacelligott recently and 1200 euro was raised 600 euro was presented to Kerry Hospice and 600 euro to Alzeimers Association many thanks to all who helped in any way.