Ballymacelligott GAA club notes Sunday 27th March 2022
by Joanne Long PRO
Ballymac Senior B team
Ballymac began their campaign in the Development League on Saturday evening 26th March against John Mitchel’s in Mitchel’s.
Ballymac started the game well – a pointed free from Adam Sheehy after Adam Joy won a kickout. This was replicated soon after as Joy won a kickout and Sheehy pointed from play. The next point came from Joy himself after Barry Lyons intercepted a clearance from the Mitchel’s keeper. After about 10 minutes Mitchel’s were denied a goal chance when Kieran Slattery made a great save. Ballymac were also denied a goal when the Mitchel’s keeper saved an effort from the penalty spot. Ballymac worked well and the midfield pairing of Broderick and Sheehy produced some great attacking opportunities. Conor Brick added 3 points to the tally, Barry Lyons a further pointed effort and Adam Joy found the back of the net to leave Ballymac ahead at halftime with a score line of 1-07 to 1-02.
The second half saw Ballymac reduced to 13 men, however thanks to great defensive work and tireless effort from the backs Ballymac managed to press on. Cathal Dunne was introduced and scored the first point of the second half for Ballymac and Brian Cassidy added another soon after. Mitchel’s scored a goal and a well worked effort was fisted over the bar by James Kenny to steady the ship. Gary Lynch worked hard from the midfield passing the ball through and hit a high one into the square where Brian Cassidy was on hand to palm the ball into the back of the net.
A great start for this Ballymac team with an away win ending in a score line of 2-10 to 2-06.
Kieran Slattery, Eoin Creedon, Cian Godley, Ciarán Brosnan, Bryan Godley, Dylan Dunne Moriarty, Robert Dowd, Adam Sheehy, Darragh Broderick, Adam Joy, Frank Rahilly, Conor Brick, Barry Lyons, Brian Cassidy and Thomas O’ Connor.
Subs: Adam Walker for Bryan Godley (Injury)
James Kenny for Robert Dowd (half-time)
Cathal Dunne for Frank Rahilly (half-time)
Gary Lynch for Thomas O’ Connor (16 mins 2nd half)
Stephen Bermingham for Barry Lyons (20 mins 2nd half
Ballymac Senior Team
Our Senior team played Austin Stacks in glorious sunshine Sunday morning in Connolly Park. This was a back game in the Tralee/St. Brendan’s League.
At half time Stacks led on a score line of Austin Stacks 2-4 Ballymac 1-4
In the second half Stacks widened the lead by scoring a few goals, but Ballymac kept going and the final score was Austin stacks 5-6 Ballymac 1-10
Well done to both teams
Membership for all players and coaches has to be paid by the 29th of March. Our insurance cover ends in March so it vital everyone pays up this week so that they can continue to play and coach.
All links for payment are on our web site
Coiste na nÓg
Our minor team faced a strong Rathmore side on a beautiful sunny day in Ballymac last Saturday. In the opening 1/4 we measured up well to the visitors but in the later stages of this half aided by a good breeze Rathmore went on a scoring spree.
Evan O Brien scored a well needed goal at the end of this half to take the bare look off the score board. We found our composure during the half time break and re-emerged a more determined side.
We battled well up to the final whistle to finish on a score of 5-18 Rathmore 2-8 to Ballymac.
Our under 15s start their county league on Wednesday evening at home playing against Firies at 7pm
We have two teams 1 in Division 1B and 1 in Division 9B.
It is Division 1B that are in action this Wednesday
Both of our U13 boys’ teams were in action this afternoon at home against Milltown/Castlemaine
First up were our gold team who put up a spirited performance against a strong side. The teams were level at halftime but the visitors had the better finishing touch and ran out Milltown/Castlemaine 2-12 to Ballymac 1-04
Our blue team was up next in what was a very competitive game with only 2 points in it at half time. Milltown/Castlemaine piled on the pressure in the second half. Both sides were evenly matched but the visitors finished the stronger and won on a score line of
Milltown/Castlemaine 4-07 to Ballymac 2-05.
Up next for the boys is Na Gaeil away next Sunday
Lots of smiling faces at academy this morning as all the boys and girls enjoyed practicing their skills under beautiful sunshine. Lots of new friends were made and the coaches are delighted to see new and old faces coming through the gates.
Our u 9 Boys continued Training in Glorious sunshine on Sunday Morning between 11-12 at the main pitch.
With a panel of 25 players, it was encouraging to see such a big turnout.
Players to impress on Sunday were Ross Sugrue, Daniel Maher, Dara Fealy, Rian o Connor & Sean Ireland.
We wish Coaches Jerry Sugrue Donal Rahilly, Brian Curran and Eddie o Connell the very Best for the year ahead in 2022.
Our U11 Ballymac boys had their first Go Game of the season against Na Gaeil last Thursday evening in Ballymac. Both teams were in fine form and the boys displayed some fantastic football skills.
They were 11 a-side games and the teams were split by age. We played 25 minutes in each half.
The lads played well and the coaches were delighted with their performance. Thanks to Maurice O’Connell and Kieran Slattery for refereeing the games and thanks to Na Gaeil for a sporting game.
Lots of enquiries this morning about jerseys/ shorts etc. All merchandise can be got through O’Neill’s on line.
The link can be found on our website or facebook page where is on the welcome page as a shop here button.
It was great to welcome everyone back on Sunday morning and to see all the smiling faces.
All support to the club shop is very much appreciated as it goes back to support the running of our club.
Big Weekend for Roisin Rahilly (Joint Captain), Anna and Kate Collins who won the Lidl All Ireland Post Primary School Junior C Championship Final with Mounthawk against Maynooth Education Campus Kildare on Saturday in Ballinasloe. Well done to the team and management.
Tough Luck to the Kerry Ladies and our own Roisin Rahilly and Keelin Enright. Munster Minor Championship R1 Munster LGFA Tipperary Ladies Football
Congratulations to Jamie Lee O Connor who was captain for Kerry U14 Ladies this weekend. Disappointing result, but better days to come. Well done.
Message from Children’s Officer
We held a Safeguarding 1 Workshop for Ballymacelligott GAA Club on
Saturday 26th March 2022 many thanks to the coaches that took the time to attend.
It looks like another one will take place
It is mandatory that all our coaches attend this as it has to be renewed every 3 years
Please contact Joanne 0876744334 ASAP to book your place
Health and Wellbeing
On Wednesday evening last we had an evening of Friendship, fun, sport and support when two communities came together in Ballymac GAA Grounds. It was a pleasure to welcome our Ukrainian neighbours, the sound of children playing and adults chatting was a tonic for everyone involved.
Thanks to our wonderful Health and Wellbeing committee for organising, our new Ukrainian neighbours for visiting and a special word of thanks to John OShea Busses for providing the transport.
Play Ball Lotto Draw results for Monday 21st March
Monday nights Play Ball Jackpot was conducted live on Facebook by Padraig Laide & Dave Slattery and Paula Silles was on camera.
The numbers drawn were 3, 20,19 and 15.
There was no winner of the Jackpot of € 13,300.00
The three lucky dip winners were:
€30.00: Sara Reidy
€20.00: Mary Ellen Dineen
€20.00: Kevin Leen
Next week’s Jackpot is €13,400.00 and the draw will take place on Facebook Live on Monday 28th March after 6pm
Ticket sales close at 6 pm sharp.
Tickets can be purchased by clicking here. https://play.clubforce.com/play_newa.asp?ll_id=2258&PC=0&RP=#Anchor
or via our mobile app and our sellers are Paula Silles, Gene O’Keeffe, and The Half Way Shop. The closing time for entries from the shop will be 4 pm on Mondays to facilitate the draw.
Many thank for supporting our weekly Lotto