We need you to register for Run Ballymac!!
Please tell everyone about “Run Ballymac” which has something for everyone..please share and retweet on your social media accounts so that as many people as possible know about this.
Registration cut off
Online registration will close on Friday 11th October at 9pm so please get registered especially families for our fun walk! Our family fun run will see our younger kids out on the road to Clogher school before returning to community centre for some well earned treats
We look forward to seeing you on the day !
Manual registration will be taken on Saturday 12th 7-9 at Ballymacelligott community centre and on the morning of the race but place will be limited…
Manual registration will incur a €5 administration charge
Manual registration will close one hour before each race
1/2 marathon 10k 5k and family fun run for you the kids and nan, grandad
Registration to all races and the family fun run can be done online see below for details
The 1/2 marathon,10k and 5k are chipped timed
The 1/2 marathon and 10k include a Run Ballymac finishers t-shirt.
To guarantee t-shirt size register before September 10th
Medals for all finishers!
1st 2nd 3rd Home in both male and female category in all three races
Will take place at the Ballymacelligott Community Centre on Saturday evening 7-9 and on race day
1/2 marathon 9.00am. €35
10k. 10.00am €25
3k fun run. 1.00pm €20 per family
All races will start and finish in the community centre area
No parking will be permitted in the vicinity of the community centre
Parking to the east of the half way bar stewards in place to guide
Parking to west of community centre after 10.30 stewards will guide
Please respect residents and stewards
Refreshments teas coffees and treats for all at the finish in the community centre
All routes will bring you through the beautiful parish of Ballymac
All races are on road and suitable to all walkers joggers and racers
Our 1/2 marathon will provide you with beautiful views over Tralee Bay ,Ballymacelligott and Carrantohill
Our 10k takes you through the quiet back roads of the parish where you will enjoy a lovely downhill finish to the community centre
The 5k route will take our runners up beyond St Brendan’s church before returning on the downhill a lovely route for all
Click on Ballymac GAA web site or Run Ballymac web page/Facebook page to register.
Ballymac Community Walking Group
Each Sunday morning at 11.15am a Community Walk will take place starting at St Brendan’s Community Centre. This walk is for all ages and fitness levels. Last Sunday was the first morning of the Community Walk and it was very well attended by all age groups. It was a very enjoyable walk with a fabulous buzz! This is a great way to get to know new people in our Community and the walk is lead by a Community walking leader. So join us each Sunday morning at 11.15am in St Brendan’s Community Centre.
Coiste na nÓg News:
Eric Mason Tournament
The Annual Eric Mason tournament run by Ballymac GAA takes place on Saturday next the 28th September.
This is the 8th Annual Eric Mason Tournament that is organised and run in memory of Eric who was a keen footballer and passed to his eternal reward in 2011 at the age of 15 years. This year the tournament is for U12s. The following teams are taking part:
Austin Stacks, Ballymac, Churchill, Claregalway, Eoin Ruadh/Plunkett, Firies, Glanmire and Moyvane.
This is always a great day for football so mark your calendar for a great days entertainment…
Our U16 boys start their Tralee Board Competition on Sunday morning next when they play Austin Stacks in Connolly Park at 11.00pm.
The following Sunday they play Na Gaeil at home.
Our U14 Boys played their last game of the year on Sunday last when they welcomed Cork side Eire Óg to Ballymac for a challenge match.
A couple of early goals put the visitors in control and despite our lads putting up a final score of 2-17 it was the Cork teams ability to strike for goals which saw them run out victors by five points.
The team, management and supporters can look back on the year with great satisfaction securing the Co League Division 3 in May and following this up winning the Castleisland District League A Final a couple of weeks ago.
Well done all.
U13 Boys Team
The u13 team play their Tralee District League Final against Austin Stacks on Sunday next with time and venue to be confirmed.
Good luck to them in this game.
U12 Boys Blue & Gold team news
Well done to our U12 Blue and Gold teams who won the Castleisland District Finals on Sunday last. Both teams defeated teams from Cordal.
Match Reports are as follows:
Ballymac Blue 5 13 Cordal A 4 15
“Roy of the Rovers” is probably the best way to describe how Ballymac Blue Team overcame a 9 point deficit at one stage to claim victory in Castleisland District A Final on Sunday 22nd September.
Credit to both teams for producing a game of football that simply had everything to keep all in attendance on the edge of their seat until the final whistle. 9 goals and 28 points scored in 50 minutes, crossbar and upright hit on numerous occasions, football’s cleared off the line with some last ditch efforts, players playing through injuries, fantastic fielding and tackling, along with wonderful attacking football played to highest skill level from two evenly matched teams.
Cordal settled early in this game dominating possession and the scoreboard leading 2 06 to 1 00 after 15mins, but a strong finish to half from Ballymac had that back to 5 points by the short whistle where the score was 2 10 to 2 05 in favour of Cordal.
On the restart Ballymac had a greater urgency and focus in their play added 3 early points but Cordal were having none of this and hit Ballymac with a goal to maintain their 5 point margin, Ballymac to their credit showed great resolve and composure kicking a few valuable points but most importantly keeping Cordal pinned in their own half where eventually Ballymac got 2 badly needed goals. Cordal to their credit did counter attack very well keeping their score board ticking over never giving Ballymac the lead. However as the game heading towards the final minutes Ballymac got their 5th goal and immediately followed this with, what turned out to be the winning point.
This was a mammoth team performance from the boys in Blue which also brings to an end the 3 years this group of 14 players have played at U12 level gaining great respectability throughout the County and an ample amount of silverware in that duration, credit to these boys and their parents for all the efforts over last 3 years. “The World is your Oyster Boys” Ballymac Abú.
Ballymac Gold 5-16 Cordal B 5-14 AET
On Sunday September 22nd our Ballymac Gold Team took on Cordal B in the Castleisland District Final.This was an exciting game from start to finish with some great scoring and defending by both teams.
Cordal got the better start with an early goal but our boys settled and goals from Michael Quirke,Gearoid Healy,Padraig Reidy and Sean Martin saw us leading at half time on a scoreline of 4-3 to Cordal’s 2-6.
The second half was full of intensity with some great football on display. We were ahead for most of the second half but Cordal continued to fight back. A late goal by Cordal saw them level the game.
Extra time would be needed to separate these two great footballing sides.
At the end of the first 5 minutes Cordal were ahead by 1 point. Our boys came out in the second half of extra time and showed us all what a wonderful ,hard working and talented bunch of boys we have in Ballymac!! A goal from Luke Griffin and points from Michael Quirke (2),Eoghan Joy and Sean Martin saw us secure this well earned victory.
From number 1 to number 16 these boys played their hearts out and supported each other.
Great credit must go to team management for their fantastic work all year.
Thanks also to the wonderful supporters who cheered these boys on in all weather conditions all year.
Well done boys.
Ballymac U10 Boys had a very busy weekend, On Saturday we took part in the John Mitchels Blitz were we played five games and all the Boys played very well , We would like to thank John Mitchels for hosting a very well run Blitz .
On Sunday we had Academy and we had a good turn out where the boys did a lot of skills and finished off with a game. We will be travelling to Currow next Saturday for a Blitz , and will not have Academy next Sunday morning Ballymac Abú.
Our U8 Ballymac boys played some fantastic football on Saturday at the John Mitchel’s blitz. It was a great day out from start to finish regardless of the weather.
It was a long day and the boys showed enthusiasm throughout all 5 games. Maith sibh U8 Ballymac players.
Then on Sunday morning they all turned up for The Academy! These boys love their football.
We had an absolutely great turn out at training on Sunday morning last. All the boys and girls practiced their skills and played games at the end of the day.
This is our U6 Schedule for the next few weeks:
Sunday 29th September: Academy as normal 11am to 12.00am
Sunday 6th October : We will be visiting Kerry GAA Centre of Excellence in Currans from 11.00am to 12.00pm to play some games with other clubs. Full details next week!
Sunday 13th October: We will not have an academy as we hope you will join us at 1pm in St Brendan’s Community Hall for The Ballymac GAA Family fun walk.
This walk is organised to help fundraise for our club and families can register on https://www.njuko.net/run-ballymac-2019/register/43344 or www.ballymacgaa.com has full details
All participants will receive a medal and a little bag of treats.
Sunday 20th October: Our Academy ends for the year with a normal training session plus medal presentation by a very special guest!!
We hope you can all join us until the 20th October. Ballymac Abú!!
Congratulations to the following Lucky Dip winners (€30 EACH)
1. Brian Mulvihill C/O Horans Fruit & Veg
2.Carmel Daly C/O Tony Marshall
3. Caoimhe Dillon C/O Tony Riordan
4. Anne Kenny C/O Jer Lynch
5. Sheila Buckley C/O Half Way
Sellers prize: Horans Fruit & Veg (€30)
We thank all our lotto sellers and supporters. All your support is greatly appreciated.
Next Weeks Jackpot is €4700.00 and the draw will take place in Ballygarry House Hotel , on Monday 23rd September 2019.
Tickets can also be purchased on line by loging on to The Ballymac GAA web site and you could win the €4,7 00.00 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 appreciated.