Coiste na nÓg
We are very grateful to four of our senior players who took some time out to share a skills video with all our young Coiste na nÓg players.
We hope this will get you all into practice before we get back on the playing fields in the next 3 weeks. We hope you enjoy the video and practice these skills as much as you can over the 3 weeks and aspire to train and play as our senior players do. Hopefully one day we will be asking you to do a video for the underage teams.
We are grateful to our four senior players Genie Griffin, Dan Shea, Vinny Horan and Cian Counihan for providing us with their time to do the video and to Aidan Savage for organising the whole thing. This superb video is available on our Facebook Page.
Combined Lotto Draw is €8,500.00 on Thursday 8th April 2021
On Monday 29th March 2021 we held our Main Lotto draw for the 15th March 2020. This draw was suspended due to Covid.
The Draw was made live on Ballymac GAA Facebook Page at The Half Way Shop. Present were Mike Sweeney Chairman who oversaw the draw. Fionnán Fitzgerald Runáí , Kevin Leen who drew the balls. Also present were Jer Lynch Chairman of Ballymacelligott GAA Lotto Committee, Pat McCarthy from Half Way shop and PRO Maureen O’Shea.
The numbers drawn were: 2, 7, 15 and 26. There was no winner of the Jackpot of €7,000.00.The lucky Dip winners were: Mary Landers C/O Tony Marshall, Nora O’Connell C/O Paula Siles, Joan Wharton Ballyseedy, Donal Rahilly (On-Line) and Des Martin Clashatlea. Sellers Prize: Tony Marshall.
Play Ball Lotto Draw
Also, ton Monday 29th the draw for the Play Ball Lotto took place at The Half Way shop and was also relayed live on Facebook. The numbers drawn were 3, 4, 5 and 10. There was no winner of the Jackpot of €1380.00 and the luck dip winner was: Laura O’Brien.Jackpot is €8500.00 next week’s Lotto
Both Jackpots are now Combined and the one lotto going forward will take place on Monday nights live on the Ballymacelligott GAA Facebook Page shortly after 6pm. However due to the work in uploading all our tickets that are pre-paid off line the first Draw will take place on Thursday 8th April.
Both Lotto’s are now combined and is completely on line. We have to do this due to the ongoing Covid restrictions.
We wish to thank everyone who has supported our Lotto, helped in any way over the years and we hope you continue to support us.
You can buy your ticket for the €8500 Jackpot by logging on to Ballymac GAA web site. Anyone with any difficulties in buying a ticket on line can contact Jer Lynch on (087) 2025402 or Maureen O’Shea on 087-9795220.
Health & Wellbeing
Virtual Life Skills Programme
Aware are now offering their Life Skills programme a virtual group setting, using Zoom. Based on the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), the Life Skills programme is designed to help people learn more about how we think and how this can influence our actions in helpful or unhelpful ways. The Life Skills Group Programme is delivered over the course of six weeks in 90 minute evening sessions. With the help of a series of easy-to-follow booklets and expert guidance from a trained facilitator at each session, you can learn how to better manage the stress of everyday life, recognise and manage unhelpful thoughts, learn new ways of thinking and ultimately begin the journey to a healthier and more confident life. For more information follow this link: https://www.aware.ie/education/life-skills-group-programme/?utm_source=Social
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
Mental Health Questionnaire
The GAA and its official mental health partner Samaritans are conducting a short questionnaire to gather some information on what mental health activities have been rolled out in Healthy Clubs and to see what other supports our Healthy Clubs would like in the area of mental health and emotional wellbeing. This will help us in future development endeavours: Mental Health Questionnaire (office.com)
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.
Hopefully we will soon be back on the pitch. In order to we be ready for 2021 season we need to have our Garda vetting up to date. All those vetted in 2016,2017 and 2018 now need to be re-vetted.
How do I get Garda vetted?
These are the steps
Go into wwww.kerrygaa.ie
Go to committees
Down to child welfare
Scroll down to Garda vetting in the gaa
How to be garda vetted and click no 1
If anyone has any difficulty our Children’s Officer Joanne Long is more than willing to help and you can contact Joanne on 0876744334
Ballymacelligott Ladies News
Lidl “Level the Playing Field”
In the last week we have moved from 16 stamp cards to a fantastic 34 stamp cards. This was a huge jump in a week and we are delighted to be well on our way towards achieving the 50 stamps to receive a set of jerseys for our club. With only a week remaining, we remind Lidl shoppers to submit their cards when they are full. We really appreciate your support and hopefully we can reach our target of 50 stamp cards by 11th April.
Last Man Standing
A loss from both Chelsea and Spurs on Saturday took 51 participants out of “Last Man Standing” and Man United’s win over Brighton on Sunday saved 10 participants in the last few minutes of the game. As of Sunday evening, there were 31 participants safely through to next week with an additional 5 awaiting results on Monday. The remaining participants are reminded to have their entries for next weekend in by 3pm on Friday 9th of April.
Skill of the week
This week the focus is on “The Punt Kick”. The Punt Kick is the most common foot passing techniques in transferring the ball in Ladies football. It may also be used to kick for a score when approaching the goal straight on. Check out this video from LGFA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhCo_NP8T_A which gives a step by step explanation. This video along with a fact card can be found on our Facebook page.
Show us your skills and send your videos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep an eye out on our social media pages.