Photo: The Ballymacelligott U15 team that secured the Kellihers Toyota Tralee U15 Central Region Div 3 Final last Wednesday night.
Ballymacelligott GAA club Notes 19th September 2021
Despite a trojan second half performance, our Seniors just fell short in the thrilling Round 2 Junior Club Championship V Gneeveguilla on Saturday night last. Our home pitch was alive with the sound of cheering supporters! There are better days ahead. Well done to Gneevguilla and we wish them well going forward . Bailemhic Abú!!
Our senior team are away to Finuge next weekend. This is the final game in the Club Championship and all support welcome especially away from home.
Thank you from Lotto Committee
We wish to thank all our supporters and also the Gneeveguilla supporters for their generous support of our lotto on Saturday night last. It is appreciated.
St Kieran’s Minors:
Well, done to our Minors who overcame Austin Stacks last Saturday afternoon in Connolly Park Tralee on a scoreline of St Kieran’s 5-15 Austin Stacks 0-5.
Well, done to the team and management.
Next up is West Kerry. Check dates and fixtures on web site and social media later in the week.
Ballymac are represented on the squad by Donal Daly, Diarmuid Galvin, Gary Lynch, Luke Horgan, Luke O’Connell, Sean Rice, Aidan Horgan, Andy Rogers, Maurice O’ Connell, Niall Collins, James Kenny, Skye Lynch & Eoin Creedon.
GAA Survey on future of Association: Have your say
The GAA is developing its next strategic plan. The Association is inviting all GAA members, supporters, and the public to identify the most important issues facing the Association.
Ballymacelligott GAA is asking its own members and general followers to help develop this plan by filling out the online form attached. It only takes a few days and will help direct The GAA into the future.
Just 10 minutes of your time now will make a big difference to our beloved Association going forward.
The link below is the link to the survey and can be accessed through our web site www.ballymacgaa.com and Social Media.
Health & Wellbeing Committee
Fun for All
Saturday 25th Sept, 11-12 for ‘FUN for ALL’ : a morning of fun activities for friends and family of our Little Stars (as part of #clannGAA and Inclusion week)…
Kerry Mental health and Wellbeing Week coming up shortly..
Have you booked your place at one of the fabulous 60 plus events on offer to you for FREE during Kerry Mental Health and Wellbeing Fest, 9th -16th October? To find out more about #KerryMHWFest and to book your place at one of the many super events simply click on https://volunteerkerry.ie/kerry-mental-health-and…/ #selfcare #yourworthit #mentalwellness #kerry #ExperienceKerry
Coiste na nÓg.
Our U6 Academy players were out in force last Sunday morning- 19/09/21 and all ready for action. The kids are nearly unrecognisable as they’ve developed both on and off the ball in the last 5 months.
Skills that they fumbled with in May are now “too easy” and they love being challenged with different fun games and our mini-football games.
They’re also becoming incredibly fast, as the coaches are learning during our much-demanded weekly Sharks and Fishes game.
Keep up the practicing everyone!
Our academy will finish on Sunday 17th October and we will return again in early March. We will have more information on our last day closer to the time.
U9 Boys Report
U9’s Ballymac welcomed John Mitchel’s to the Training pitch for two Go Games on Sunday 19th September. Thanks to the Mitchel’s boys for coming out to us.
The Ballymac boys showed much enthusiasm and skill on the field. Well done
Next Sunday the 26th September we have a Go Game against Austin Stacks in Connolly Park at 11am. See you all there!
Our Central Region campaign is almost over with our Blue team in the Div 3 final this coming Wednesday night against Na Gaeil and our Gold team just losing in their semi-final last Wednesday night against Anunascal/Lispole A team.
The year so far has been a huge success with both teams reaching their county league division finals although losing both, and our Gold team reaching the Central Region semi-final where they came up against 2 A teams and performed heroically just losing out by 5pts, and our Blue team reaching another final which hopefully they can get it over the line.
Well Done to Our U15 team !!
Under 15 Central Region Division 3 Final v Na Gaeil
Venue: St Pats, Blennerville.
Losing to Na Gaeil in the county league earlier in the year in a very high scoring game, and claiming victory over them in the group game in the central region, meant both teams were very evenly matched heading into this game. Winning is a habit, and not having lost in the group games gave our boys great confidence approaching this final.
A perfect evening for football and also the fact that referee Cathal Ó Dubhda arrived with a full complement of officials, made sure the game was handled properly from start to finish.
Opening the scoring for us was our very consistent free taker all year Micheal Savage followed by another from the boot of excellent Mairtin Mc Kivergan. Na Gaeils running game from their half back line was causing us some problems and with the outstanding Liam Cooper from Na Gaeil unerring from frees and from play he kept them ticking over right throughout the first half ending the half with all their scores, 0-9 points in total. At the other end Mairtin with two goals in the first half and two points from the boot of Micheal Savage had us ahead by one until Ciaran O Connell struck for our third goal in the first half to leave us 3-04 to 0-9 points ahead at halftime.
The second half was a tough thirty minutes football with both teams defending well. Our backs led by the excellent Tom Long at full back repelled attack after attack ably assisted by Cathal White and Steven Turner. At mid field Shane Gilroy gave his usual all action display from end to end defending and also chipping in with a very important point. Holding the Na Gaeil boys to five points in the second half was the winning of the game but also a huge contribution in the second half from the lively Ciaran O’Connell, scoring four excellent points after some great team work helped the boys land the spoils. A mention must also go to Jack Joy who played in defence for the start of the second half and when he returned to the forward division after the water break he landed a massive point from distance to the delight of all Ballymac patrons present. Cian Harris,Eoin Moriarty and Mark O’Connor when introduced did very well in the second half. The game finished on the scoreline of 3-10 to 0-15 points in our favour to the delight of all the players, management and supporters. The trophy was presented to joint captains Micheal Savage and Cathal White.
We would also like to thank St Pats for having the pitch in excellent condition for the game.
Panel: Cian Harris,Conor Martin, Tom Long,Thomas Leen, Conal Savage, Stephen Turner, Cathal White, Shane Gilroy, Luke Silles, Eoin Moriarty, Jack Joy, Jamie Burke, Micheal Savage, Mairtin Mc Kivergan, Ciaran O Connell, Micheal O Connor, Jack Slattery, Mark O Connor, William O Donoghue, Gearoid Healy, Luke Griffin, Maurice Harrington, Sam Slattery.
A great week for the under 15 panel while they also learned that the Gold team were awarded the Division 9 County League title following a review by The Kerry Coiste na nÓg. Captain Jamie Burke and the team will be presented with the trophy at training on Monday evening next.
Senior Ladies: Kerins O’Rahilly v Ballymacelligott
Our ladies first outing since the heart-breaking one point reversal in the County Final, saw us travel to Ballyrickard to take on Kerins O’Rahilly on Monday evening last. The game was a good run out for the ladies with victory assured by the first water break and a Final Score of 6-15 to 3-4. Squad was as follows, Aoibhinn Broderick (0-1), Alice Brosnan, Anna Collins, Laura Kelly, Ciara Kerins, Roisin Rahilly (2-0), Rachel Griffin, Keelin Enright (0-1), Kate Collins (0-2), Rachel Creedon (1-2), Sarah Scanlon (0-4), Ciara Palmer (0-1), Alexa Weiss (0-1), Laura Sugrue (1-1), Kerry Hennessy, Jill Quirke (2-3), Emma Daly, Orla O’Connor, Ella Quirke.
Austin Stacks v Ballymacelligott
Connolly Park 15/09/21
We travelled to Connolly Park more in hope that expectation to play a big Austin Stacks team who had won U18 County League Final last week. What we really needed was a good start…and that is what we got as we jumped into a 1-3 to 0 lead. The goal coming from Rachel Creedon, two points from Roisin Rahilly and a point from Sarah Scanlon. By the first half water break it was 2-3 to 0-3, with Alyssa Leen O’Shea scoring the second goal. By half time we had added three more points, with two from Alexa Weiss and one from Ciara Palmer. The score at half time was 2-6 to 0-6. We were holding our lead and were playing the better football.
In the third quarter our girls were starting to feel the pressure of three games in a week, we added three more points from Roisin, Alyssa and Sarah, with Stacks replying with two. But our girls were struggling….
The fourth quarter started with a goal and a point for Stacks, leaving just three points in the difference…the pressure was on…Then Roisin Rahilly broke through after a great run to score our third goal and this was quickly followed by a point by Alyssa Leen O Shea to restore our seven point advantage. Both sides traded points in the dying minutes, ours coming from Kate Collins. Final Score was 3-11 to 1-10 and a great victory for our Magnificent ladies.
Squad was Kerry Hennessy, Lorna Daly, Kate Collins, Ciara Kerins, Alice Brosnan, Grainne Galvin, Shonagh Griffin, Keelin Enright, Roisin Rahilly, Rachel Creedon, Sarah Scanlon, Ciara Palmer, Emer Curran, Alyssa Leen O’Shea, Alexa Weiss, Rachel Griffin, Emma Daly, Laura Kelly, Laura Sugrue, Ella Quirke, Aoibhinn Broderick.
Last Man Standing:
Serious knockout this weekend…including the winner last time!! Just 13 remain for the next round…who will be The Last Man or Woman Standing!!!
Play Ball First Luck Dip Winner will win a Ticket for The Kerry GAA House in Killarney Draw.
The Play Ball lotto draw for Monday 13th September was relayed lived on Facebook . The Jackpot was €10,800 and the draw was made by Jer Lynch and Kevin Leen. The numbers drawn were 20,12,18 and 11.
There was no winner of the jackpot.
Congratulations to the following lucky dip winners: €30.00 Des Martin , €20.00, Dan Mahony and the three winners of 3 for a €5 quick pick for next week’s draw were: Michael Herlihy, The Fleming Family and Sinead Joy
We thank you all for your support and we really appreciate your continued support week in week out. Next week’s Jackpot is €10,900.00.
For four weeks commencing on Monday night next – 20th September the first Lucky Dip prize in our Play Ball Lotto is a ticket for the Kerry GAA House Draw raffle worth €100.00. The first lucky dip winner for those four weeks wins a ticket for the Kerry GAA House raffle and could win a House in Killarney! See this link for full details of the House raffle
For four weeks commencing on the 20th September the first Lucky Dip prize in our Play Ball Lotto is a ticket for the Kerry GAA House Draw raffle worth €100.00. The first lucky dip winner for those four weeks wins a ticket for the Kerry GAA House raffle and could win a House in Killarney! See this link for full details of the House raffle
Tickets for the Ballymac GAA lotto can be purchased by logging on to our web site:
from any of our sellers who are now selling from the clubforce mobile phone app.
Our nominated seller this week is Paula Silles and if you wish to contact Paula Silles, she will be delighted to assist you.
No Touch Lotto Sale
Ballymac GAA is now selling our lotto tickets Via Mobile. All you need to do is give us your numbers, mobile number, and payment. We enter in via mobile phone and you get a receipt to your mobile. It’s totally transparent and accountable. Once again, we thank you sincerely for your continued support.