Round 1 of The Junior County Championship
Ballymac V Skellig Rangers
Skellig Rangers 1-07
A lively game in Keel resulted in a well deserved win 1-16 to 1-07 for Ballymac over Skellig Rangers.
Opening placed balls from Skellig were answered immediately by Ballymac to leave the scores 2 points apiece. As the half wore on Ballymac took over and used all their possession to extend into a well deserved 0-10 to 0-3 at the break.
Skellig roared into the second half against the breeze and with a magnificent team goal cut the gap to three points. However this was as close as it would get, Ballymac responded with a point to steady themselves before a well worked team goal decided the contest. The game then petered out as Ballymac chipped over a few points to end the game with a well deserved 9 points win.
Minor Team News
A busy week ahead for our minors with two County League games to be
completed. On Tuesday evening 2nd April we are at home to Ballyduff @
6-45 while on Friday evening we play Kilgarvan/tousist in Kilgarvan @
6-45. As we have already 4 league points another win should see us
through to a semi final.
Best wishes to our under 16 team and management who begin their
Central Region campaign this week.
Coiste na nÓg News:
Our U16 team take part in Division 1 of t The Kelliher’s Toyota Tralee, sponsored U16 Central Regional League. The fixtures and teams in Division 1 are as i as follows:
We play our first game away V Laune Rangers on Monday 1st April at 6.30pm.
They play Castlegregory in Castlegregory at 7pm on Monday 8th April.
Our U14 Blue team play in Division 3 of The Lee Strand and the other teams in that Division are: Ardfert, Castlegregory, Beaufort, Firies & Legion. Our U14 Gold team play in Division 9 of The Lee Strand and the other teams in that Division are: Austin Stacks, Milltown/Castlemaine, Laune rangers, Killarney Legion, Keel/Listry, Firies & Dr Crokes.
We play our first game at home V Laune Rangers on Wednesday 3rd April at 7pm. We wish the team and management every success.
The much awaited Lee Strand County League Fixtures for our U12 are made and the competition will start on Sunday 7th April at 7pm.
Our Blue team play in Divion1A and the other teams in that Division are: Kenmare, Austin Stacks, Laune Rangers and Dr. Crokes. We play our first game at home V Laune Rangers.
Our Gold U12 team play in Division 1B and the teams in that Division are also:
Kenmare, Austin Stacks, Laune Rangers and Dr. Crokes. We play our first game at home V Laune Rangers.
School Liaison Officers:
Thank you to Ann Kenny, Michael Crossan and John Rice, our School Liaison Officers for the wonderful work done in promoting our club at all our local schools in the Parish over the past few weeks. We had a marvellous turn out at our first u6s on Sunday morning.
Ballymac U10 Boys had another big turn out on Sunday, They all played very well, those to impress were Jackson Brosnan ,Adrian O Connor, Liam O Rahilly, Ryan Burke and Harvey Leen and well done to the player of the week.
Another great day for Ballymac U8. Well done to all the boys who turned up on Mothering Sunday and gave their mammies a well deserved break. Player of the week goes to Blake Leen. Keep up all the good work boys!
Over thirty boys and girls started their football season on Sunday morning last at U6 in Ballymac! It was a wonderful morning weather wise and all the boys and girls turning up on time and with such enthusiasm made it more wonderful.
This year our Sunday Academy will run every Sunday morning without a break until October. We are looking forward to seeing all our future stars on Sunday next at 11.00am
Parking/Traffic Arrangements for Sunday Academy.
For Health & Safety reason on Sunday morning next we ask all parents dropping off children to the academy , to park outside the Main Gates and walk into the pitch with children. The Main gates will be closed as its too dangerous immediately after training to accommodate all the cars leaving etc. We thank you all in advance for your cooperation and understanding.
2019 COUNTY CLEAN UP: Green Bags available in The Half way Shop
The eighth annual County Clean Up will take place this year on Saturday, 13 April and a call has gone to individuals, clubs and communities across the county to take part and help make the county spick and span. The Half Way Shop have the green bags etc. in stock at the moment. Volunteers can pick up these at their convenience and collection points will be designated around the county to ensure that all litter gathered is disposed of.
Last year, some 5,500 volunteers were out and about on the day with the support of Kerry County Council and KWD Recycling as well as local organisations like Kerry GAA, Kerry IFA and Kerry ICMSA.
Colm ‘The Gooch’ Cooper will again be lending a hand this year and is helping to promote the initiative. The clean up day has grown in numbers year after year.
As a county we are very reliant on our reputation for a clean and litter-free environment and everyone has a role to play. A record 5,500 volunteers took part in the Kerry County Clean Up in April 2018 which saw 8,000 bags of litter collected, the highest ever tally.
Ballymac GAA Lotto Results from 25th March 2019
Venue -The Half Way Bar
Numbers Drawn 1,8,10 & 25 (No Winner)
Lucky Dip Winners
1. Mrs Buckley C/O Half Way Bar
2. Mick O’Connell, Castleisland.
3. Katie Leen, Chutehall.
4. John Sheehan, Kielduff C/O Paula Silles.
5. Jack Kelly C/O Pat McDonnell
Sellers Prize -The Half Way Bar
Next Weeks Jackpot €2200
Ballymac put together a team of U12s and U14s to play Killarney SPA in a Division 5, 9 a side non county player competition on Saturday evening.
By half time, the Ballymac girls were 3 points and conceded a breakaway goal just after half time against the run of play. Eventually Ballymac dominance started to tell on the scoreboard with 3 well taken goals all in the second half. Final score Ballymac 3-5 Killarney SPA 2-5.