Photo Caption: Ballymac U14 girls team on Sunday 13th June just before the throw in in the County League V Kilcummin.
Ballymacelligott GAA Club Notes 13th June 2021
This week from Monday to Sunday our teams were out in all their glory. Smiles and laughter abounded all week. Players, mentors, parents and supporters were grateful and delighted to have our footballers of all ages back in competitive games. We had a wonderful week and we thank everyone for their cooperation and adherence to Covid guidelines.
The Senior Football League Division 2B
Ballymacelligott 2-17 Annascaul 2-10.
On Saturday 12th of June Ballymac played host to Annascaul in the first game of the Division 2B county league. Everyone was delighted to be back even if numbers were restricted.
Annascaul got off to a lightning start and goaled in the second minute of the match. Ballymac responded with two points from play and two from frees. Annascaul went on to score three more points before the first water break. Ballymac added 1.2 leaving the score at the first water break at Ballymac 1.6 to Annascaul 1.3. Ballymac were first to score after the water break and they added on 2 points before Annascaul responded. It continued to be a close affair up to half time with Ballymac extending their lead to four points at the short whistle. Half time score: Ballymac 1.10 Annascaul 1.6
The second half was only 10 minutes old when the visitors were reduced to 14 men. This had a big influence on the game and helped the home side to drive ahead. The score at the water break was 2.15 to 1.6. Annascaul never gave up and pulled back 1.3 in the final 15 minutes. The game ended on a scoreline of Ballymac 2.17 – Annascaul 2.10.
Well done to our players and Management. It was a special night for two of our young players Adam Sheehy and Darragh Sweeney who made their senior debut for our senior team on the night.
Next up for Ballymac is an away game to Dromid. At the moment the game is fixed for Saturday night in Dromid. At the moment the away supporters to games are limited to 25. Anyone wishing to go to the game is asked to contact Club Secretary Fionnán Fitzgerald by text or WhatsApp at 087-9860441.
Minors: U17 Boys.
Our u 17 Team played Beale / Finuge in Ballymac on Monday 7 th of June in round 1 of the Division 2 A county league .
A light drizzle before the game made conditions sloppy on the pitch .
The visitors were first off the mark with a fisted effort from Robert Stack , but Ballymac soon responded with a point from Niall Collins .
A great battle took place around the middle of the field , with 3 Kerry minor panelist’s on view .
Our own Donal Daly was winning some great Ball , and Niall Collins was having a dream start having clocked up 4 points after 20 mins.
Ballymac edged in front in the second quarter when Donal Daly had the ball in the net from a penalty. The visitors replied with some points of their own from their talisman Kelton Molloy .
A fisted point from James Kenny & a goal by Gary Lynch give us a six point cushion at the interval, Ballymac leading by 2 08 to 08 points .
Ballymac got the dream start in the second half when Niall Collins pointed to bring his tally to 6 points .
Soon after Maurice O’Connell had the ball in the visitors net and a further point off the left peg gave us a comfortable cushion as we headed for the last ten minutes.
Kieran Slattery was outstanding in goals keeping a clean sheet. His kick outs were sublime . Our backs were outstanding right throughout the game , repelling the visitors forwards time & time again . Skye Lynch reignited our midfield section and his point from 30 yards was sublime.
Our forwards created some wonderful scores and can be proud of their performance.
They were unlucky with some of their chances but the link up play was sublime.
Over all a great start to the County league , thanks to Finuge / Beale for a fine sporting game and thanks to all parents for supporting us on the night .
They play Moyvane in Moyvane the next Monday evening 14th of June. We wish them every success.
Well done to Peter Keane and our senior Kerry Team on a comprehensive win over Tyrone in the Allianz League on Sunday. We all look forward to the Championship commencing in two weeks.
Coiste na nÓg
U15 Blue Team : Lee Strand County League Division 3A First Round
We travelled to Dr Crokes on Wednesday night last for our opening game of the year.
On a beautiful evening for football our boys dominated the first half everywhere except on the scoreboard. Great endeavour was shown all over the pitch only for the Crokes goalkeeper making three or four fine saves to leave the score at halftime 0-4 to 0-5 to ourselves.
The second half began with a goal a piece from each side , Jack Joy providing the goal for us.
We went on to add seven more points to Dr Crokes goal and two points which left us four points to the good at the final whistle. It was an excellent team performance from Cian in goals, Cathal, Conal, Stephen and Micheal in the backs. Shane and Eoin worked tirelessly in mid field with Jack Joy, Mairtin, Luke and Jamie doing well.
Next round is at home to Kenmare on Wednesday next.
Team; Cian Harris, Cathal White, Conor Martin, Tom Long, Conal Savage, Stephen Turner, Micheal O Connor, Shane Gilroy, Eoin Moriarty, Jack Joy, Jack Slattery, Mairtin Mc Kivergan, Micheal Savage, Luke Silles, Ciaran O Connell. Subs used; Mark O Connor, Jamie Burke, Gearoid Healy, Matthew Rodgers, Thomas Leen, William O Donoghue.
U15 Gold team
Our U 15 Gold team beat St Pats on Sunday in a challenge game on a scoreline of 3-11 to 4-04.
It was a very very entertaining game with some lovely football played by the winners.
Fixtures for next week:
Both U 15 Teams play this Wednesday evening in Ballymac in Round 2 of the Lee Strand County league.
Gold Team against Dr Crokes @ 6pm
Blue Team against Kenmare @ 7.30pm
Best of luck to both teams!
Our U13 Boys have the first round of the County League over with and next up is Churchill in Churchill for our Blue team on Sunday next and our Gold Team are at home to An Ghaeltacht. Both games fixed for 6pm
U13 Ballymac Blue Team
Ballymac U13 blue team came up against a very strong Beaufort 15 on Sunday night at headquarters. Both sides were evenly matched for the most of the game with Beaufort finishing the strongest at the final whistle.
Final score 3-11 to 1-06. Well done to our boys for trying their best
U13 Gold team
Ballymac U13 Gold team kicked off their county league campaign with a 2-13 to 2-11 win over Ardfert. It was a tight game throughout with a last minute goal clinching the Victory for Ballymac. Well done to all the boys for their excellent effort on a very hot Afternoon.
Both our U11 teams were at home on Wednesday last. They played in the GavinWhite /Adrain Spillane Group Of The County Go Games. Congratulations to our young Club referees Gary Lynch & Eoin Creedon who took charge of the games and did exceptionally well.
Match Report Ballymac U11 Gold Team
On Wednesday evening our under 11 played Milltown in the first round of Gavin White/ Adrian Spillane Group phase 1 in there Go Games Division 1 in Ballymac.Thankfully the rain stayed away and with just a breeze coming from Bradley’s end the two teams took to the field. The two teams had met last year which turned out to be a close game and Thurdsdays Nights was no different.
The game itself was a very fast and lively with play going from end to end which started straight from the throw in when Jack Hobbert collected the ball in midfield and gave a pin point pass straight to Darragh Lyons who made no mistake and popped it over the bar. Milltown responded with a couple of scores soon after but which could have been worse only for some outstanding defending from David Fealy ,Gerard McElliott ,Blake Leen and Ruiri O’Connor.
It was definitely a game of two halves as after having a chat and a well earned break at half-time. The lads promised to give a hundred percent , a promise that they definitely kept.It was all started by forwards Darragh Lyons , Jack Hobbert, Aidan O’Connor Jack Stack,Regan Zhang and Darragh Leen who all put in some great work when asked. They harried and hasselled the Milltown backs into turnover after turnover which our forward s punished with some great long range points. There was also massive shifts put in by Flynn Boyle and Finn Hannah in the middle of the park who ran themselves to the ground. With all this work our Gold team limited Milltown to just two scores in the second half.
It was a brilliant team effort around from a team that have played two games in just four days.
After the game there was a lot of sore bodies but with the biggest of smile’s.
We are all so proud of both the u10 and U11 Ballymac teams ,they are a credit to their families and to their club. A big thank you must be also given to the parents and families for their support last night. Ballymac abú!
Match Report u11s Blue Team County Go Games Phase 1
On Wednesday 10th June our u11 Blue Team hosted Milltown Castlemaine in our first game of Phase 1 of County Football Go Games. Conditions were ideal on the night for football and our boys tore into the game from the throw in, with some lovely link play between our midfielders Adrian O’Connor and Daniel Moriarty which soon lead to Patrick Leen having a shot on goal that was saved initially but Tadhg O’Connor followed in like a seasoned forward and put the ball in the net. Shortly afterwards we had a second goal, this time from the boot of Jamie Harrington who received a great pass from Ciarán Brosnan.
Both teams traded some lovely points with Milltown Castlemaine finishing the first half strongly. Some excellent defending from Harvey Leen, Eric Quirke, Gearoid Joy and Gearoid O’Connor made sure the game was still in the balance at half time.
This is a very well balanced young team with players able to play in a number of positions.
We made a few positional changes at halftime, with Jack Lynch coming out of goals and putting in a very solid display at corner back. Evan Horgan and Diarmuid Scanlon both contributed well when introduced. The pace of the game was non-stop and both teams traded scores, with early scores for us from Harvey Leen and a goal from Eric Quirke. Milltown Castlemaine finished the game strongly with some well worked scores to edge the game on the night. Well done to all the players on a great display of football and we look forward to our next match next Thursday in Killorglin against Laune Rangers.
Our U9 boys are looking forward to the U 9 Go Games Fixtures that have just come out. The Games are planned to start on June 22nd. Our Boys will play
UNDER 9: GO – GAMES: PROGRAMME 2021 : PHASE 1 : Children born 2012/2013Only
June 22nd Ballymacelligott V Spa in Ballymac
July 6th : Na Gaeil V Ballymacelligott in Kileen.
July 20th : John Mitchel’s V Ballymac in John Mitchel’s.
3rd August: Ballymacelligott V Currow in Ballymac
17th August: Ballymac V Listry in Ballymac
In a final week of preparation before the real competitions our ladies sides had a number of challenge games this week. Our Senior Ladies went away to Scartaglin, three divisions above them, and despite a panel of just 17 on the night put in a marvellous performance, actually leading 15 minutes into the second half. However, the Scart ladies had a panel of 25 on the night and their fresh legs took over for the remainder of the game.
Next up is Monday night at home to Dingle for our Ladies Gold team v Dingle in Division 2 of North Kerry League at 7.30pm. All support is welcome on the night.
Our Ladies Blue team is then away in Ballybunion v Beale on Thursday night in Division 3 of North Kerry League. Again all support would be welcome.
Our U16’s were away to Rathmore also last Monday. The girls put in a fantastic performance and won quite well in the end. However a far tougher challenge awaits them next Tuesday away in Fossa, at 7.30pm, for the first round of the Division 1 Co.League. Best of Luck to all these ladies, our only Division 1 side this year. We would also like to express our deepest sympathies to our U16 coach Donal Rahilly and all his family on the too early passing of his sister Collette on Friday.
Our U14’s had a challenge away to Castleisland of Division 1, it was a good workout and a tough challenge for our girls who play in Division 3, with a panel of only 15 players. The U14’s had their first game in this year’s Co.League on Sunday last where they were unlucky to go down to Kilcummin. We were missing one of our Kerry U14’s Jill Quirke and we wish her a speedy recovery.
Bank Holiday Monday saw Ballymac U12 Girls return to football in winning style.
The air of relief and anticipation before the game was palpable around the pitch after the long absence.
Compliments to both sets of Mentors and Supporters for observing the silent side-line initiative.
Opposition on the day came in the form of Beale who travelled with a squad of 14 players.
The game was played with 13 a side.
Ballymac had three subs on the bench proving vital to the outcome.
Ballymac started strong with scores coming from Abagail Geary at full forward causing all kinds of consternation in the opposition defence and Michelle O’Connor attacking from Mid field.
Beale got off to a sluggish start with the score at the water break Ballymac 3-01 to Beale 0-01
The low scores conceded was due to staunch defending by the Ballymac back lines and some great goalkeeping.
Beale came out with renewed vigour in the second quarter and struck for two goals and two points without reply from Ballymac.
H/T Score Ballymac 3-01 to Beale 2-03
Sub rotation played a huge part with fresh legs at the right time Ballymac went on to score 2-08 unanswered in the second half ensuring the win.
Scorers on the day:
Abagail Geary 3-01
Michelle O’Connor 1-03
Molly O’Connor 1-02
Fiona McCarthy, Emily Heffernan & Katie Turner 0-01 each
Final Score 5-09 to 2-03
Aoibheann Sheehan, Abha Jones, Alice Savage, Emily Heffernan, Sinead Scanlon, Cait Griffin Kirby, Molly O’Connor, Michelle O’Connor, Katie Turner, Tara Slattery, Fiona McCarthy, Abagail Geary, Olivia Sweeney O’Connor, Natalie Turner, Aideen Healy, Caitlyn Scanlon,
Grace Kelly, Sorcha Healy & Kate O’Neill (all Injured for the game) we wish you a speedy recovery.
We have a Bye on the 14/06, Next fixture 21/06/2021.
Health & Wellbeing Committee
Social Rounders starts on Thursday June 17th at 7.30pm. The venue is Ballymac GAA training pitch.
Anyone interested please Register before Tuesday 15th June. Contact number for registration: 087 7532949. Children 10 years+ Must be accompanied by an adult.
We ‘ re looking forward to seeing everyone soon!!!
Next week’s Jackpot is €9,500.00
The Numbers 3, 22,32 and 29 were drawn live on Monday evening on Facebook by Jer Lynch and witnessed by Mike Sweeney, Club Chairman and Maureen O’Shea (on camera)
There was no winner of the Jackpot of €9,400.00.
The Lucky dip winners were:
€30.00: John O’Rourke
€20.00: Patrick White
The three lucky dip winners of Three Random Quick Picks for next week’s draw were: Ann Lynch, Kitty O’Connell and Kieran Savage.
The Jackpot is €9500.00 for next week and the draw takes place on Monday 14th June just around 6.15 pm on the Ballymacelligott GAA Facebook Live page.
You can buy your ticket for the €9500.00 Jackpot next Monday night by logging in here
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, she will be delighted to assist you.
We invite anyone outside of Ballymacelligott Parish or Co Kerry who is playing our lotto to send us a quick email to email@example.com or what’s app to 353879795220. Just tell us your connection to the Parish.
We thank you all for your continued support.
No Touch Lotto Sales
Ballymac GAA is now selling our lotto tickets Via Mobile. All you need to do is give us your numbers, mobile number and exact money for ticket. We enter in via mobile phone and you get a receipt to your mobile.
Thanks to everyone who supported us at our senior game last Saturday evening and big thank you to all our lotto sales team who had everything running like clockwork on the night.
It was with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we heard of the passing of Donal Rahilly’s sister Colette on Saturday.
We send our deepest sympathies to Donal, who coaches our girls and boys, and all the Rahilly and Gillin families.
We also send our sympathies to John McKeown, and the McKeown family on the death of Johns mother in Crossmaglen. Sinead plays with our senior ladies and John coached our underage players in the past.
May they Rest in Peace.