Round 6 of The Senior County League
A wet and windy evening in Kenmare resulted in a deserved win for the home side over a gallant Ballymac. Ballymac started poorly and before they knew it were 1-3 to no score down. The home side, eager to make it 5 wins from 6 exploded from the blocks and some good passing with clinical shooting opened up the Ballymac defense. Ballymac responded well and some magnificent long range points brought the game back to 3 points just before the half before Kenmare secured the last score to leave 4 between the teams, 1-7 to 0-6 at the break. Ballymac immediately upped the tempo after the break and despite conceding the first point scored a goal to leave just 2 points between the teams. However, that would be as good as it would get for the Ballymac men as Kenmare used all their experience to chip over 7 of the next 9 scores including an immediate reply with a goal to leave an insurmountable gap between the teams. Ballymac, to their credit never gave up and scored a goal late in injury time to reduce it to a 2 score game. However, as they pushed forward to save the game they were caught on the break with Kenmare scoring a late goal to leave an 8 point gap between the teams, 3-13 to 2-8.
Our next Senior game is away to Castleisland Desmonds on the weekend of 30th June. Keep and eye on www.ballymacgaa.com for updates on fixtures and times.
Ballymac B team on Saturday
Our B team have a busy weekend ahead! On Friday night they play Currow in Currow and they play Cromane in a back game on Sunday 23rd June at 2pm in Ballymac. Check our Facebook page and web site for full details closer to the games.
Minor team News
Our Minor team will take part in the Division 3 Central Region Minor League in Mid July. The games start on the 18th July and the other teams in the group are: Ardfert, Annascaul/Lispole, and Sneem/Derrynane/Templenoe.
Do you know?
Do you know that Ballymac GAA has two full pitches? We have a main pitch that hosts all games and the academy on Sunday morning and we have a training pitch that we use for teams to train on. This second pitch was secured some years ago and each year the club repays a small loan that is almost repaid.
Each year we work very hard at keeping our pitches up to playing standard. This work involves actual physical work and fundraising.
Monies from our fundraising and membership goes towards the repayments of the loan as well as the maintenance of both pitches. Everyday cost such as ESB, dressing room repairs, gate and parking facilities, grass cutting, spiking, sanding, hedge & tress maintenance all cost money. We thank all our volunteers, fundraisers and supporters for all their help over the years that allows us to keep up this vital work. Ballymac Abú!
Coiste na nÓg News:
The Lee Strand U16 County League commences on Monday night next the 17th June. Our U16 Boys play the first game at home and they will play Na Gaeil at 7pm. They are also at home on the second week and are due to play Ardfert on Wednesday 26th at 7pm in Ballymac. We wish the team and mentors every success in this competition.
Fresh from their Co League victory last month our u14 Boys team start their Division One Central Region campaign with a trip to Killorglin to play Laune Rangers on Monday June 17th. Also in the group are Austin Stacks, Ardfert and Churchill.
Well done to u14 player Micheál Savage who represented the Club in the Féile Skills Competition held in Currans recently. Micheàl placed high in this competition which was a great achievement for him considering he is eligible again in 2020.
Good luck to the boys from the Club who are on the Castleisland District panel who play West Kerry in the Divisional Board Plate Final in Austin Stack Park on Thursday June 20th at 6.30pm.
They qualified for the Final with a good victory over Shannon Rangers in the semi-final. Aidan Horgan, Luke Horgan ,Diarmuid Galvin, Sean Rice, Niall Collins, Skye Lynch and Conor Martin are the Ballymac representatives while John Rice is part of the management team.
Well done to the Ballymac Blue and Gold U12 teams who both secured wins over Spa in The County League on Sunday night.
Spa 2-15 Ballymac Blues 5-09.
Spa 1-06 Ballymac Gold 5-25. Midweek they are also away to An Ghaeltacht in Gallarus .Date and times to be confirmed. Check our website and Social Media pages for updates.
Best wishes to the players and mentors! Ballymac Abú !
Ballymac GAA Academy News
Our u10 Boys travelled to Listry on Sunday where we played two very enjoyable games with our Boys playing very well in both games.
Many thanks to Listry for their hospitality afterwards and we look forward to welcoming them to Ballymac in the next few weeks for the return games.
This weeks our U8 boys were travelling away from home on two days! What a great way to see the County and visit other GAA Clubs..
Our Ballymac U8 Football Team participated in a blitz in Cordal on Thursday evening.
Thanks to all the players for a great effort and to the parents for their support. Ballymac Abú.
The U8 boys were in Listry on Sunday last for friendly games. The boys played really well and many thanks to the parents who supported us. Our player of the week was Flynn Boyle!
Ballymac U8 girls played in Ballymac against Austin Stacks on Sunday morning and had very enjoyable games. We fielded two teams on the morning with Natalie Turner, Katie Lenihan, Aisling McMahon, Sadhbh Healy, and Amy Roche played very well ably supported by their teammates. Many thanks to Austin Stacks for very enjoyable games over the last two weekends. The academy resumes next Sunday morning in Ballymac at 11.
On Sunday morning last our U6 training for boys and girls included twelve U6 girls who visited from Austin Stacks Club in Tralee. The girls joined in all the activities that were all about moving around the pitch. They also took part in our fun games. At the end of the session all our players and mentors gave a big round of applause to our visitors who mingled in so well with our players. Well done to our players of the week: Katie Ann O’Connor and Taylor Brosnan. This week all our boys and girls will be practicing 10 foot passes and 10 hand passes at home!!
Parking/Traffic Arrangements for Sunday Academy.
For Health & Safety reason on every Sunday morning we ask all parents dropping off children to the academy , to park outside the Main Gates and walk into the pitch with children. The Main gates will be closed as its too dangerous immediately after training to accommodate all the cars leaving etc. We thank you all in advance for your cooperation and understanding.
Cul Camps 2019
Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps provide boys and girls – between the ages of 6 and 13 – with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity during the summer holidays which revolves around maximising enjoyment and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic Games.
Ballymac GAA Ground hosts two of the County Summer Camps as follows:
29th July to 2nd August
& 12th to 16th August
The Summer Camps can be booked online and the link is on The Ballymac GAA web site:www.ballymacgaa.com
ISG 05-02 V Ballymac 09-10
Div. 5 Non County Players
On Monday evening, 10th June, Ballymac made the trip to Kilgarvan to take on ISG. After a delayed start to the game, Ballymac had a further delay in getting into the game and allowed ISG get an early 3 goal lead. However, a goal and a few points settled the nerves and eventually the scores started to rack up as Ballymac grew in confidence. The addition of Kerry to the defence was a big benefit and Gill brought a new energy to the attack.
Ballymac won on a score of 9 10 to 5 2 with Laura Sugrue, the star of the night, getting an amazing 08-06 of this tally and Allie getting the other goal.
Overall it was great to get a win after 3 losses.
Well done girls!
Castlegregory 03-05 V Ballymac 07-07
Div. 5 Non County Players
Two days after our win in Kilgarvan, Ballymac made the trip to Castlegregory with spirits high.
Again, we had a shaky start and fell behind to 3 early points but the defence led by Sarah Mason and Alexa ensured no goals were scored which was vital to keep us in the game at this stage. Eventually after a few missed scores we got 2 quick goals and from them there really was only one winner.
Charlotte (0 2) and Alice did well in midfield and again Gill on the 40 with 2 goals and Laura Sugrue with 4-04 led the scoring in attack.
Kerry (1 0) and Lauren (0 1) were the other scorers and even though Castlegregory managed a few well taken goals in the second half Ballymac were comfortable winners on a final score line of Castlegregory 3 5 Ballymac 7 7.
Well done girls on a very successful week.
Our u10 girls travelled to Ballyrickard on Sunday, 9th June, for the annual U10 North Kerry LGFA Blitz, The blitz was a great success and all games were played in a sporting, competitive manner with top quality refereeing. Credit goes to Kerins O’Rahillys, LGFA and the NK LGFA for organising and running such a brilliant event.
Our girls played Abbeydorney, Corca Dhuibne and Listowel and they gave a great account of themselves. We opted to have no player of the week this week as all participants received a lovely medal for competing in the Blitz.
On Sunday 16th our U10s welcome Austin Stacks to Ballymac at 11am.
Ballymac GAA Lotto Results from Monday 10th June 2019
This weeks lotto draw took place in Kielduff Community Centre.
The Jackpot was €3,200.00
The Numbers Drawn were: 1, 4, 16 & 19.
There was no Winner of the Jackpot.
Lucky Dip Winners were:
1. Sheila Buckley Gortagullane.
2. Cliona Brosnan . Arrabella.
3. Brendan Martin, Ballydwyer ON LINE WINNER.
4. Trish Horan, Ballymac.
5. Siobhan Leen C/O Paula Silles.
Sellers Prize – Shannon Nolan.
Next Weeks Jackpot is €3,300 and the draw will take place in The Half Way Bar.
Tickets for our Lotto are for sale at The Half Way Shop & Bar, O’Riodas, Boyles Hardware Clash and Horan’s Fruit and Veg, The Horan Centre Tralee. Tickets can also be purchased on line at Ballymac GAA web site. We thank all our lotto sellers and supporters. All your support is greatly appreciated.