Pride of place this week goes to our U14 Gold Team who won the County League Division 9 Final on Friday night last. Well done to the players and mentors. Ballymac Abú!
U14 Gold Team: County Final Match Report
Our Ballymac under 14 team faced a strong Milltown/Castlemaine team in Division 9 County League final on a nippy evening of the 7th June 2019. The pitch in Currow was immaculately turned out for the occasion. Our captain Sam Mansfield ably guided a group from the under 14 panel that was supplemented by a group from the u12 squad.
Our boys started with vigor and established a good early lead. Milltown/Castlemaine battled back and scored a goal against the run of play late in the first half that brought the half time score to 2-6 to 1-4 in favour of Ballymac.
Milltown opened the second half with a brace of points and a great battle ensued with both teams scoring from breaks up the field. Ballymac were stronger with a 4 point lead at the end of normal full time but during injury time Milltown scored a goal and a point to leave both teams finishing in a draw (5-9 apiece).
A period of extra time 10 minutes a side was then played and the Ballymac team dug deep and scored 5 points to finish out indisputable winners on a score of 5-14 to 5-12.
Sam Mansfield complimented the Milltown/Castlemaine team for a sporting game, the Currow club for a fine pitch and match officials and the Ballymac management.
It was concluded by all attending that our recent good results at U14 augers well for future success at the club.
U 16 Boys:
Our U16 Boys will play in Division 2 of The Lee Strand County League. This competition commences on Wednesday 19th June when Ballymac are at home to na Gaeil at 7pm.
Ballymac blue team travelled to Killorglin on Tuesday evening. While heavy traffic delayed the team’s arrival the lads were fast out of the traps in the game and used the slight wind to their advantage right from the get go. Three first half goals from Mairtin McKivergan gave the team a healthy lead at the mid point. Laune Rangers provided a much stiffer test in the second half but the players were up to the task, unwilling to let their first half lead slip. On the night Eoin Moriarty was impressive in the middle third and Maurice Harrington looked sharp in the forwards. Ballymac’s fifth goal effectively ended the contest with Ballymac winning on a scoreline of 5-18 2-12.
Ballymac Gold Team 5-16 Laune Rangers 2-13
On Tuesday evening June 4th our Gold Team travelled to Killorglin to play Laune Rangers. A high scoring game with some fantastic football played.These boys worked so well as a unit,with some super fielding and accurate passing.We were leading 5-5 to 1-9 at half time.
In the second half Laune Rangers started well but our defence was superb.John Leen made some great saves.Donncha Enright and Shane Brosnan defended well.Padraig Reidy and Michael Quirke worked tirelessly throughout the game.Our forwards were in flying form again.Scores from Padraig Reidy,Sean Martin,Gearoid Healy,Luke Griffin,Sam Boyle,Paddy Lucid and Michael Quirke helped us secure the victory.
These boys were a joy to watch and as always played with great commitment and determination.
The teams are in action again on Sunday 16th at 6pm when they play Spa away.
Gold Team 4-12 Austin Stacks 3-2
Ballymac Gold Team played Stacks at home on Sunday June 2nd in their second game of Phase 2.
The boys played some lovely fast moving football in the first half .Ballymac were well ahead at half time leading 3-7 to 1-1.
In the second half our boys continued to play well ,moving the ball quickly with some excellent passing.
John Leen had a great game in goals. Our defence was solid and our forwards were in flying form: Our scores coming from Michael Quirke, Eoghan Joy, Gearoid Healy, Paddy Lucid and Sean Martin.
A great team performance as always by these boys.
On Tue 4th June our two teams travel to Killorglin to play V Laune Rangers at 6.45pm.
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