We thank everyone who has paid their membership so far this year. The on-line facility to pay membership is on the club force app and the link is also on our web site. Everyone who returns to play, coach, mentor needs to have membership paid. This is vital so that everyone is covered to train and play going forward.
Coiste na nÓg
All children have to be members of the club and cannot train without membership paid prior to the 26th April.
Unfortunately, COVID 19 is still with us and as a result we need to implement all relevant regulations. To be fully compliant with these regulations we need more help from parents. We need parents to volunteer to help us around Covid at each training session and matches. No team can train or play without a Covid Officer. If you can help your child’s underage team, please contact Declan O’Connell on +353 (87) 096 4331, Fionnán Fitzgerald on (087) 986 0441 Stephen O’Brien on 086 8376432 or your child’s co-ordinator.
Academy Returns on May 9th.
Our eagerly awaited return for our Academy will be Sunday May 9th at 11am and all are welcome we will have all covid regulations in place and anybody who wants to help out please get in contact with us.
We move closer to training and being back in our pitches. Our initial training calendar is posted on our web site. A lot of hard work and compromise went in to this and we thank Fionnán Fitzgerald Runaí, Mike Sweeney, Chairman, Sean Hennessy Chairman of Ladies Club, Stephen O’Brien Coaching Officer and Declan O’Connell and Ger Collins from Coiste na nÓg for the hours they put in to ensure everything is well documented and the timetable is safe.
The wait is almost over!
We are looking forward to welcoming back our under age teams next week for non-contact training in pods of 15.
We hope they can enjoy a fantastic summer of football in a safe environment.
Coaches and mentors are reminded that safeguarding training must be undertaken ahead of the upcoming season. New coaches/potential coaches must undertake a temporary SG1 Course and existing coaches, who have already completed a SG1 course in the last 3-5 years, must undertake SG1 Refresher Course. Please contact our club secretary for further information.
Last man standing
Our “Last Man Standing” competition is still going strong. This week’s games are spread throughout the week. Going into this week’s games there are only 11 players left out of 125.
What will this week bring?!
Health & Wellbeing
Engaging Men Webinar Series: Why Men’s Health?
You are invited to the first in a series of webinars focused on Engaging Men. The Why Men’s Health? webinar takes place on the 29th April from 12.00 – 13.00 and registration is here. HSE Health and Wellbeing, together with the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland, the Men’s Development Network and the Men’s Health Research Centre in IT Carlow will host this series of webinars which will bring you expert insights about the work and learning from the delivery to date of the HSE National Men’s Health Action Plan ‘Healthy Ireland Men’.
Bowel Cancer Awareness
April is #bowelcancerawarenessmonth. You can reduce your risk of bowel cancer through the food we eat. Additionally taking part in BowelScreen, the National Bowel Screening Programme can reduce risk and detect signs of bowel cancer early. Register at;
Support for Grieving
The Irish Hospice Foundation have developed a free bereavement resource pack is for anyone grieving in these very difficult times. It includes advice on coping with grief, funerals in exceptional times and supporting children/young people. It can be downloaded here: https://hospicefoundation.ie/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Support-for-Grieving-in-Exceptional-Times.pdf
Last Monday, we were all saddened to hear of the passing of Roger O’Rahilly, Knockeen.
Our deepest sympathies to his wife Catherine and children, Kayrena, Oonagh, Sineád, Maura, DD, Ruairí, Frank, grandchildren & his extended family and friends.
Roger was a great supporter of Ballymac GAA. We will miss him, especially at our games.
His children keep his legacy alive in Ballymacelligott GAA with Oonagh our Health & Wellbeing Officer, Ruairí,our Senior Team Trainer and Frank a senior selector.
Leaba i measc na naomh go raibh aige.
Ballymacelligott GAA Play Ball Lotto
The Draw draw for the Ballymacelligott GAA Play Ball Lotto draw took place at The Club Grounds in Arrabella, at 6.15 pm on the 19th April.
Jer Lynch Chairman of Ballymacelligott GAA Club drew the numbers. Also in attendance was Maureen O’Shea from Ballymacelligott GAA Lotto Committee.
The Numbers drawn were: 15, 18, 20, and 22. . There was no winner of the Jackpot of €8700.00
The lucky dip winners were:
€30.00 Paula Collins
€20.00 Sinead Regan. The three lucky dip winners of Three Random Quick Picks for next week’s draw were: Jane Tobin, Margaret Laide, and John Daly.
Jackpot is €8800.00 next week’s Lotto
Next week’s draw will take place on Monday 26th April at our own pitch ground in Arrabella.
The draw will take place live on the Ballymacelligott GAA Facebook Page shortly after 6 pm.
You can buy your ticket for the €8800 Jackpot next Monday night by logging on to Ballymacgaa.comAnyone having difficulty buying tickets please contact your usual seller, Jer Lynch (087) 2025402 or Maureen O’Shea on 087-9795220.
We appreciate all the support we get from you all.