Ballymac GAA club Notes Sunday 6th September 2020
Kerry Petroleum Club Championships
Hard Luck to our senior squad and management who were narrowly beaten by Gneeveguilla on a score of Ballymacelligott 2-13 Gneeveguilla 2-15. We are extremely proud of a very united squad who have given their all over the summer. We are extremely proud of our senior team and the management team of Frank O’Rahilly, Tom Shea, Ruraí O’Rahilly, George Savage and Aidan Savage.
Our B team are in action at home on Friday night next at 6.30pm.
Friday 11th September at 6.30pm Ballymac V Listowel Emmetts. In accordance with the Covid 19 guidelines issued, the usual restrictions apply with no supporters at game.
Important Notice re Dogs on the Ballymac GAA pitches.
One again we remind patrons that dogs are not permitted on our GAA Pitches or in the green play area immediately inside our gates. Of late dogs have been in the pitches and this ruins our play area for all our children and for Health and Safety reasons it is not permitted. We please ask all patrons to be mindful of this and to heed signs on our grounds that ask that dogs not be brought on the Ballymac GAA grounds. We thank you all in advance for your cooperation.
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Covid 19 guidelines: restrictions will apply for games:
In accordance with the Covid 19 guidelines issued, the following restrictions will apply for games:
The following personnel are allowed on the field during each game:
2 mentors per team
Players from both teams including substitutes
Match officials (Referees, Linesmen, Umpires)
Each team must present the Referee with a team sheet outlining names of all players and mentors and to include contact numbers for both mentors.
Every venue must have a Covid Officer monitoring the entrance at all times.
It is vitally important to abide by the One Parent or Guardian only per child attendance rule (and that is if it is necessary from a welfare viewpoint) and parent/guardian are obliged to fill out health questionnaire form before attending matches .
All those permitted to enter the field must sanitise their hands at the gate.
All present must observe the two meters social distancing rule.
Our U12 boys were in action last Sunday evening away against Listowel Emmets.
The blue team started well matching Emmets point for point. A disastrous 10minute spell saw them fall 8pts behind at half time. Fair play to the boys they never gave up and came within 2 points of the home team with 5mins to go.Unfortunately Listowel finished the strongest and won out on a scoreline of 3-18 to 4-11. There were solid performances by Ryan Burke, Darragh McMahon and Conor McCarthy.
The gold team fought a very close battle all the way to the whistle missing out by 2points at the end. final Score 5-08 to 5-06. Great performances by Patrick Leen, Cathal Carr and Adrian o Connor.
The fixtures for phase 2 of the U14 County League are as follows:
Our U14 Boys play in Division 2B with the following teams: An Ghaeltacht, Moyvane and Scart/Cordal.
The Blue and Gold Team played this week with the following results.
Round 2: 26/08/20
Cordal/Scart 3-09 V Ballymac Blues 5-11
Round 3: 2/9/20
Ballymac 5-06 V Moyvane 4-10
Our U16 s entertained Legion in Ballymac in Round 2 of the County League Division 2b on Monday night.
Ballymac were first off the mark with a point from the boot of Maurice O’Connell.
Legion soon equalised , but Ballymac playing more direct football were getting the better of Legion on the scoreboard with further points from Gary Lynch, James Kenny,Donal Daly (4) to push Ballymac ahead at the first water break .
Legion however responded with a goal and 4 points to go 1 point ahead nearing the interval.
A superb run from Luke O’Connell from the full back line ended with a superb point -on the run to leave the teams level at the interval Ballymac 0 -09 Legion 1 -06 .
In the second half an early point from Maurice O’Connell was followed by a point from Andy Rogers to leave us two points to the good .
Sean Rice, James Kenny, Diarmaid Galvin, Luke O’Connell,Luke Horgan, Aidan Horgan, and Eoin Creedon worked tirelessly to keep the Legion boys at bay .Gary Lynch, Niall Collins ,Skye Lynch & Adam Wharton were excelling in their role up front .
In a golden spell for Ballymac, Maurice O’Connell hit 2 01 , Donal Daly 1 01 to put us in the driving seat with 10 mins left .
Niall Collins was unlucky with 2 goal bound shots , but our boys were creating the chances as the game wore on .
A consolation goal for Legion , a rebound from a terrific save from Kieran Slattery who had superbly pushed the ball onto the post put a respectable look on the scoreboard.
Legion tried hard in the last 5 mins but further points from James Kenny & Luke O’Connell left the full time scoreline at 3 14 to 3 09 to Ballymac.
This was a spirited performance from our boys and a great start to Division 2 b .
Great credit to Ballymac for a wonderful display .
Subs used were : Raymond Lowe ,Tommy Palmer, Mossie Brennan, Michael Prendergast & Sam Mansfield.
Next Monday we are away to Moyvane: Monday 7th September at 6.30pm Moyvane V Ballymacelligott
Remaining fixtures are as follows:
Monday 7th September at 6.30pm Moyvane V Ballymacelligott
Saturday September 12th at 4pm Kilcummin V Ballymacelligott
We would ask all players coaches and parents to obey public health guidelines and obey social Distancing at all times .
Remember it is vital to RECONFIRM your child’s health status before commencement of Training/ Game .
Only one parent/ Guardian is allowed attend under age games and parent/guardian are obliged to fill out health questionnaire form before attending matches .
Thanks again to everyone for your support and co-operation.
Important Notice re Academy
All Covid-19 protocols are strictly adhered to and the kids train in pods of 15.
Only 1 parent can attend and no siblings can attend the session.
All parents please adhere to social distancing while in and around the club grounds.
Please remember to fill in the health questionnaire on line.
Ballymac U6s and u8s boys and girls are on the main field and u10s boys and girls are on the training field.
Ballymac U8 boys were in Connolly Park, Tralee today for a blitz with Austin Stacks. We had 2 teams and the boys got 3 twenty-minute games each.
The boys really enjoyed their matches and played great football. Well done to Micheal Scanlon and Mikey Brosnan who are our players of the week.
See you all next week. Ballymac Abú.
U10 & U8 Go Games Blitzes
Our U10 & U8 Boys are taking part in the County Go Game Blitzes again this year. Because of the Health updaters there are some changes to the usual format.
The games will begin over the weekend of September 13th and at the moment the plan is to fix games for three weekends (September 13th, 20th and 27th)
– The fixtures for the first weekend are outlined on the attached sheet
– Clubs are twined together and Ballymac is twinned with Kilcummin with one club hosting an U 8 Blitz and the other club hosting the U 10 blitz on the same day. The reason we are asking each club to host an age group is due to the restriction on numbers
We have to ensure all blitzes are oganised within GAA and Public Health Safety guidelines so parents and supporters are restricted to one parent. All the relevant Health Questionnaire have to be completed for all children and parent/guardian that attends. Games are max 7 a side (Maximum 15 players on a pitch)
Division 1 Vincent Murphy
Ballymacelligott 3:06 v Castleisland Desmonds 5:08
In what was a disappointing finish to our first season in Division 1, it was great to see a squad of 21 turn out for Ballymacelligott Ladies. However this did have an effect on our performance, as Castleisland Desmonds could only field 11, this meant that we would have to field two entirely different teams each quarter. We led by an Eve Creedon point to no score at the first water break and managed to score three more points in the second quarter from Holly Geary and two from Mary Ann Fleming. However Desmond’s scored two goals, to lead 0-4 to 2-0 at halftime, though it could have been more except for a few good saves from Kerry Hennessy in goal.
The second half started well with a very well taken goal by Roisin Rahilly, as bamboozled the Desmond’s defense and Eve Creedon followed up with a quick point. Then disaster happened as Castleisland hit us with two quick goals and a point. Then we just collapsed and conceded 1-3 up to the second half water break.
The final quarter saw us fire back with 2-1, with goals Lisa Curran and a second from Roisin Rahilly, with a point from Ella Quirke. But Castleisland were still able to score a further 1-4. This left the final score as 5-8 to 3-6 in favour of Castleisland Desmond’s and the end of a tough first season for our minor ladies in Division 1.
Squad was Kerry Hennessy, Lorna Daly, Roisin Long, Grainne Galvin, Caoimhe Carroll, Sinead McKeown, Shonagh Griffin, Cait Rice, Emma Leen, Aisling O’Connell, Ellie McElligott, Eve Creedon, Ella Quirke, Keelin Enright, Roisin Rahilly, Lisa Curran, Emer Curran, Holly Geary, Kate O’Connor, Maryanne Fleming and Alyssa Leen O’Shea.
And well done to the management team of Anthony Curran, Donal Rahilly, Siobhan Leen, Sean Hennessy, Una Kerins and Emma Sweeney for all the effort put in over the year.
Rose Hotel Division 1 Round 5
Ballymacelligott 2:05 v Austin Stacks 4:06
Second week in a row at home in Ballymacelligott, but not a great night for football, with consistent mist making underfoot conditions difficult. Up against our local rivals Austin Stacks, who handed out a right beating to us two years ago the pressure was on our girls to measure up. Stacks jumped into a strong early lead with 1-3 on board before we got our first point from a Ciara Palmer free, by the water break it was 1-4 to 0-1. Alyssa Leen O’Shea added a further point but another 1-2 was scored by Stacks, however our girls had put in a far more improved performance and were very unlucky with a few goal and point chances. Our defence was outstanding over the whole game with Abby Leahy outstanding in the left corner back spot and Cathy Palmer very effective outside her. Lorna Daly was getting the better of two or three different players that were tried on her. Grainne Galvin and Alyssa Leen O’Shea were dominating the centre spots and Kate Collins working very hard on the right flank, making defense splitting runs forward. Where we got caught was in turning over the ball too easily in the opponent’s side of the field, with 2-4 conceded from turnovers in the first half.
The second half was all Ballymac, with the girls putting in a massive performance. Two quick points from Rachel Creedon was followed by a breakaway goal by Stacks. But what a response from our girls with two goals, one each from Emer Curran and Niamh Lynch, who were causing all sorts of problems to the Stacks defense. Stacks did reply with a breakaway goal. Kerry Hennessy made a couple of great saves in the dying minutes, ably assisted by Emma Leen and the hard working Roisin Rahilly. Our scores were finished off by a Grainne Galvin point from a free, won by herself after a great passing move up the field by our girls. Shonagh Griffin worked really hard in midfield alongside Roisin Rahilly, with our half forward line of Ciara Palmer, Keelin Enright, Ella Quirke, Rachel Griffin and Charlotte Geary got on a lot of ball linking between backs and forwards. The inside line of Jill Quirke, Anna Collins, Emma Leen (Joint Captain), Roisin Raggett, Rachel Creedon, Niamh Lynch and Emer Curran (Joint Captain) converted our chances and were really unlucky with a number of chances.
On next to our County Division 1 semi-final, which is most likely away to Southern Gaels.
Sunday evening 6th September the ball was thrown in @5 in Dingle for the eagerly awaited Shield final against Ballymac&Dingle.
What a contrast game to the same teams who met each other last Sunday in Dingle. Ballymac was dominant from the first whistle with Jamie Lee opening the scoreboard with a lovely point from play in the first 5 minutes.
The girls excelled as the clock ticked on … dominating with possession and showing lovely ball skill… even though Dingle were always ready to pounce given a opportunity so the girls never let their pace slacken or took the foot off the pedal and become complacent.
Molly O Connor stepped up in midfield tonight and proved her strength and skills. Jamie Lee O Connor had a stormer of a game with endless energy, strong tackles and excellent ball skill working very nicely alongside Hazel Geary who was solid and confident tonight.
As always Laura West was a rock in defence in partnership with Fallyn Boyle… what a defence combination!
Sinead Scanlon showed great confidence and determination tonight which can’t go unmentioned. Michelle O Connor was a pleasure to watch as always as she popped over lovely 4 points from play even though getting some heavy knocks from a physical strong Dingle team.
Lovely goals saw the back of the net courtesy of Hazel Geary, Molly O Connor, Aibhe O Connor, Jamie Lee, Sarah O Rourke
With great pride the Ballymac u12 team lifted the Shield trophy with a final whistle score 5 8 to 2 2 and smiles all round on the long drive home.
This team is only finding their stride.. and their future is bright and exciting in the Ballymac colours. A utter pleasure to mentor, support and encourage.
Ballymac GAA (Interim Lotto ) draw for 31st August 2020
The numbers drawn in this weeks 31st August play Ball lotto were: 14,15,28 and 7.
There was no winner of the Jackpot of €780.00
The lucky dip winner is Katie Leen.
Thanks Katie for your support.
We thank everyone who supported Ballymac GAA Play Ball Lotto this week .
All the money raised goes towards the club upkeep.
Next weeks Jackpot is €800.00 and the draw will take place on Monday 7th September after 9pm
We thank everyone for their support of this interim lotto.