Ballymac GAA Notes Sunday 11/08/19
Round 10 of The Senior County League
In what was a blustery evening Ballymac played host to Ardfert in the 10th round of the County League .
Ballymac led the way from the off with 1 outstanding goal in the first half and 7 points from play. Ardfert brought just 4 points to the game in the opening half .
The second half began with a dominant Ballymac side maintaining their lead with no score from the visitors.
The final score being Ballymac 1-10 to Ardferts 0-04.
We would like to wish Ardfert the very best for the remainder of their season and well done to Ballymac for obtaining another home victory
Ballymac B team on Saturday
Our B team were unable to play our Junior league Final last Friday night as our seniors played Ardfert on that night. Its unlikely our seniors will be in action again until after the All Ireland Final. We will keep everyone posted on Junior league Final on web site and on our Social Media pages.
Minor team News
Our Minors lost to Sneem/Derrynane/ Templenoe on Wednesday night last in the Central Region Semi Final. We wish to thank all the players and mentors for their commitment to this League and also to the parents and supporters who supported them all year.
All Ireland Final here we come!
Well done to Peter Keane , his management team and all the Kerry Senior Squad on qualifying for The All Ireland Final. Its great to be back in an All Ireland Final! The build up to An all Ireland Final is magic..we will have news on tickets next week!
Coiste na nÓg News:
Ballymac Blue team V Austin Stacks.
Ballymac Blue team played Austin Stacks in their first game of this year’s Central region competition. Both teams showed the effects of the summer break. Ballymac settled first with an early goal and again as in previous encounters there was little between the teams on the night. As the old addage goes goals win games and so it went tonight. Ballymac ran out winners 5-06 to 1-7. Players that impressed on the night were Ben o Keefe and Maurice Harrington. Thanks to both sets of players on a game played in a great spirit.
Ballymac Gold Team 3-5 Austin Stacks 5-8
On Monday August 5th our Gold Team played Austin Stacks at home in the first round of the Central Region.
Stacks got an early goal and had the better start.
John Leen made some fantastic saves and the score at half time saw us trailing 3-4 to 1-2.
In the second half Stacks continued to dominate but our boys made a good come back with scores from Michael Quirke, Eoghan Joy,Padraig Reidy and Sean Martin.
Austin Stacks proved to be the stronger team in the end.
Both teams were to play An ghaeltacht at home on Monday night next . These games were deferred by a request from An Ghaeltacht. The U12swill have a break for a few weeks.
Our u14 Boys will begin their Castleisland District League campaign on Monday
They are in a group with John Mitchels and Currow.
The U13s played Austin Stacks in the first round of Division One of the Tralee District League where the town side came out on top.
The remaining games in this competition sees us play Churchill,Ardfert and Miltown/Castlemaine.
Our U16 boys have now completed their Central Region and County League. We will update on Tralee Board competitions later.
Numbers were down today as many of our players headed for Croker to the Kerrymatch. The boys managed to stay dry and enjoyed training nonetheless. Ballymac Abú.
U6 Boys and Girls
Once again we were very lucky with the weather on Sunday morning last was a KICKING day session. High/Low kicks. We are asking parents to encourage practice at home after sessions. It is vitally important that all players come with Gum Shields on Sunday mornings. We welcomed Ciara and Amy from Scotland to the session. Both were visiting their cousins in Ballymac. We hope they enjoyed their hour with us. GUM SHIELDS are compulsory by GAA for everyone.If achild/player gets a ball in the mouth, no gum shield means not covered by insurance. We have training as usual next Sunday morning at 11.00am. Do not forget the gum shields….
Our U10 boys had a good work out at training on Sunday.All the boys are showing great improvement with every passing week.
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
The second and final Cul Camp being held in Ballymac GAA will run from Monday 12th to 16th August. The camp can be booked on line by going on to The Ballymac GAA web site and following the link
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.
The best wishes of the Parish go to our u14 Girls Gaelic Football team and Jack Collins(Tonreigh) in u10 100m who are taking part in the National Community Games on next weekend in UL.
They will be hoping to emulate the achievement of Ciara Murphy who brought Gold to Ballymac earlier this year in the Solo Singing Competition.
Ballymac GAA Lotto Results from Monday 5th August 2019
This weeks lotto draw took place in Kielduff Community Centre.
The Jackpot was €4,000.00
The Numbers Drawn were: 4, 6, 13 & 22.
There was no Winner of the Jackpot.
Lucky Dip Winners were:
1. Patsy Dooley C/O Chris Leen
2.T Lonergan C/O Tony Marshall.
3. John Griffin, Gortatlea.
4. Nora Griffin Oakpark.
5.ON LINE WINNER: Mairead Reidy Kilmore, Kielduff.
Sellers Prize –Christy Leen.
We thank all our lotto sellers and supporters. All your support is greatly appreciated.
Next Weeks Jackpot is €4100.00 and the draw will take place in The Half Way Bar on Monday 12th August 2019.
Tickets can also be purchased on line by logging on to Ballymac GAA web site and you could win the €4,100.00 jackpot!
Tickets for our Lotto are also for sale at The Half Way Shop & Bar, O’Riadas Bar, Boyles Hardware Clash and Horan’s Fruit and Veg, The Horan Centre Tralee.
We thank all our lotto sellers and supporters. All your support is greatly