Round 6 pf The Senior County League
Beaufort V Ballymac – Saturday 6th of July
A humid Saturday evening in Beaufort played host to a game that spluttered at times but came to life in the last ten minutes and resulted in the home side staging an amazing comeback to beat Ballymac by a single point. The game burst into life when in the first minute a long ball was not dealt with by the Ballymac men and Beaufort finished to the net. The teams then split the next 6 points between them before Ballymac reduced the arrears to a single point. Beaufort then replied with 2 quick scores to extned their lead before a storming run and great interplay resulted in Ballymac finishing to the net to level the game. The teams once again split the next four points between them to leave the scores tied 1-7 apiece at the break. Beaufort started straight away with a point before Ballymac sprung to life. Ballymac scored 1-5 in response to a solitary point by Beaufort, the highlight a well worked goal after a storming run through the middle was followed up on and dispatched to the net. With Ballymac 6 points to the good it looked like they would see the game out but Beaufort are not All Ireland champions for nothing. They heavily pressured the Ballymac men into mistakes and chipped away at the lead point by point. Suddenly they were in the lead by a solitary point due to some excellent long range finishing. Ballymac were then reduced to 14 men for a second yellow card but they would not give up, another point to level it. However, Beaufort’s experience would come to the fore and they used their extra man well to chip over the winning point and seal the win, 1-17 to 2-13
Photo Caption: Ballymac U12 Boys & Girls wo won the Plate Final in this year’s Jack Rahilly Memorial Blitz hosted by Scartaglin GAA on Saturday 6th July.
Our Senior team play Brosna at home in Ballymac in Round 8 of The Senior Football League on Saturday next the 13th July in Ballymac at 7.30pm. This is a vital game for our players and we would really appreciate good home support. So if you are around on Saturday night please wander down to the pitch and give your support to the Team and Management. The throw in is at 7.30pm.
Congratulations to Jimmy Keane, his selectors and Kerry Junior Team who have reached The All Ireland Junior Final having defeated Scotland last weekend.
Ballymac B team on Saturday
Our Junior game V Firies did not go ahead this weekend. Our B teams next outing is on Friday the 19th July when we play Listry at home in the County Junior League.
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.
Best Wishes to Kerry Teams
Ballymac GAA wishes Peter Keane , his management and the Kerry Senior Team every success when they play Mayo in Killarney at 4pm on Sunday next.
Jack Rahilly Memorial Blitz
Ballymac participated in this year’s Jack Rahilly Memorial Blitz held in Scartaglin GAA Pitch on Saturday 6th July.
Other teams involved on the day were Cordal, Currow, Desmonds, Gneeveguilla and host’s Scartaglin with all teams combining boys and girls with each team having five boys and five girls on the field at all times.
Ballymac were paired in a group with Scartaglin and Currow, defeating Scartaglin
1 03 to 1 02 and losing out to Currow on a score of 4 08 to 2 04 and this placed placed Ballymac in a semi-final against Cordal. Eventual overall winners Cordal proved too strong for Ballymac in this game running out 2 11 to
1 05 placing Ballymac in the Plate Final.
Gneeveguilla were the opposition in this final and Ballymac got of to a blistering start hitting the opposition with two early goals, this settled Ballymac and went on to play there best team performance of the day running out winners on a scoreline of 5 08 to2 00.
Captain of the day Eoin Moriarty accepted the Plate and introduced each team member as they were presented with their medals from the O Rahilly Family. Huge credit and gratitudeto the O’Rahilly Family and Scartaglin GAA for their invitation, hospitality and refreshments.
Both our Blue and Gold U14 teams were in action in the past week in the Central Region.
Our Blue team travelled to Ardfert where we didn’t play anywhere near our potential which resulted in an Ardfert victory.
Austin Stacks provided the opposition for our Gold team in Ballymac and despite our lads giving it their best on the evening the Tralee boys returned home with the two points.
On Monday 8th our Blue team welcome Churchill to Ballymac for a 7pm start,while at the same time in Blennerville our Gold team take on St Pats.
Our next game up for our U16s is away to Fossa on Wednesday 10th July in The County League.
County Development Squads
Ballymac had four players who out for three Kerry County Development squads last weekend.
Adam Joy and Adam Kelly travelled to Limerick with the U16 Squad .
Donal Daly travelled to Meath with the U15 Squad and Niall Collins travelled to Waterford with the U14 squad.
Our Coach Kieran Savage is a mentor with the U15 squad.
We salute all the players on this great achievement and we wish one and all every success with their teams .
Due to coaches on holidays over the next two weeks our U10 boys will not have training again until 6.30pm in the main pitch on Wednesday 17th July.
Friday night in Scartaglen ended our season of U8 Go Games. The boys had a great evening and were in top form. Míle buíochas do gach duine. Ballymac Abú.
Training on Sunday morning was well attended and the boys really enjoyed the morning.
U6 Boys and Girls
All our U6 boys and girls worked hard at perfecting hand passing this morning! A really productive morning and practices what they had learned in two good games of football afterwards. Well done to the players of the week this week who were Caoimhe Leen and Daniel Maher. Remember the gum shields next Sunday morning!
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.
U14 Girls Football Team bring Glory to Club
Our u14 Girls Gaelic Football team brought glory to the Parish on Saturday when winning the Munster Community Games Final in Na Gaeil.
In their semi-final in the morning against Doora/Barefield our Girls were in control for most of the match but the Clare sides ability to score goals meant they were never out of the game and one of these goals two minutes from time saw them cut the deficit to three points but our defence stood firm in the remaining time to send us into the Final on a 1-16 to 4-4 scoreline.
The Final saw us pitted against Skibbereen who had scored 14 goals in their semi-final victory.However Ballymac got stuck in from the very start and held a deserved 1-5 to 1-3 half time lead.At one stage in the second half we raced into an eight point lead but two quick Cork goals pegged us back to set up grandstand finish which had supporters on tenderhooks.Once again our defence was resolute near the end,to ensure captains Roisin Rahilly and Ciara Palmer lifted the Munster trophy on a 3-10 to 4-4 final score.
While it was essentially an outstanding team performance over the two games mention must be made of the Quirke sisters Ella and Jill who sacrificed some of their holiday time to play for the Parish.
Thanks also to all who went in to support the team on the day.
The Girls now go forward to the All Ireland Final weekend on August 17th/18th in U.L where they will represent Parish, County and Province.
Finally, huge credit must go to mentors John Palmer, Anthony Griffin and Donal Rahilly for the work they have put in with the team to ensure victory.
Panel: Aoibheann Broderick,Alice Brosnan,Ciara Kerins,Anna Collins,Ella Quirke,Roisin Rahilly,Ciara Palmer,Kate Collins,Rachel Griffin,Rachel Creedon,Jill Quirke,Charlotte Geary,Laura Kelly,Abby Leahy,Maire Culloty.
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
Senior Ladies Division 4, County League
Ballymac 4-11 Abbeydorney 5-05
The Senior Ladies welcomed Abbeydorney last Sunday evening (30th of June). From the beginning it was a hard fought battle, with both teams hungry for the win. Ballymacs forwards persevered with scores while the defenders challenged the Abbeydorney forwards attack.
Well done ladies, a great game and a well deserved win.
U14 Community Games
All Ireland here we come!!!
Congratulations to the U14 girls who were crowned Munster Champions in Na Gaeil on Saturday 6th July. The girls began the day with a win in the semi final against Doora Barefield of Clare on a score line of 4-04 to 1-16.
In the afternoons final they played Skibereen of Cork and one again came out on top with a score line of 3-10 to 4-4.
Well done girls, an absolutely fantastic achievement. The future of ladies football is in good hands.
Training as usual on Sunday morning.
Academy continues as normal on Sunday morning.
Well done to Rosemary Lucitt, who was last weeks player of the week.
Ballymac GAA Lotto Results from Monday 1st July 2019
This weeks lotto draw took place in Ballygarry House Hotel.
The Jackpot was €3,500.00
The Numbers Drawn were: 4, 10, 14, 18.
There was no Winner of the Jackpot.
Lucky Dip Winners were:
1 Peig Looney C/O Tony Marshall
2. ON LINE WINNER Joan Brennan , Gortbrack, Tralee
3. ON LINE WINNER Ann Boyd: Lixnaw
4. Hannah Landers C/O Tony Marshall
5. John O’Keeffe C/O Tony Marshall
Sellers Prize –Tony Marshall
Tickets can also be purchased on line by logging on to the Ballymac GAA web site and you could win the €3,600.00 jackpot!
Tickets for our Lotto are for sale at The Half Way Shop & Bar, O’Riadas, 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.
Next Weeks Jackpot is €3,600 and the draw will take place in Kielduff Community Centre.
Sellers Prize: Tony Marshall (€30)