The sad passing of young Eric Mason took place last Tuesday morning April 19th. Eric, who was 15 years of age was suffering from illness for a long while now when he was called home by God. Eric epitomised courage and spirit until the very end, was a fanatical sports follower and was an avid fan of Arsenal Football Club. He was a member of Ballymacelligott GAA club for some years and indeed began his footballing career in the Ballymac academy at U-8 age level. Eric, was a gentle and caring young lad who showed great appetite and enthusiasm for the club and for the game of football and he showed tremendous determination and commitment when involved with the club. He will be sadly missed by all involved in Ballymacelligott GAA club including his team mates, friends and mentors. May God bring him to his eternal reward. We offer our very deepest sympathies to Eric’s family. Go dtuga Dia suaimhneas síoraí dá anam !
The GAA Cúl Camps will run again at Ballymac GAA club this summer from Monday Aug 1st to Friday Aug 5th and we are encouraging all juveniles aged between 7 and 14 years of age to sign up to the Cúl Camps. After very successful football camps over the past two years we are hoping that as many youngsters as possible will attend again this year. You can register on line at www.gaa.ie or you can complete an application form and send it with the appropriate fee to County Co-ordinator Dónal Daly at Austin Stacks Park, Tralee.
Central Board Rd 5 Ballymac 3-12 Annascaul 4-04. We made it five wins out of five in the League with a hard-fought win over our West Kerry rivals on Monday evening last. Again, having led by a substantial margin heading into the last 10 minutes of the game, we let our guard down and conceded three late goals to bring Annascaul right back into the game. It seems to be a common feature of our games to date this season and immediate action must take place to rectify this problem. Our goals game from Mossie Leen, again from the penalty spot and Jack Scanlon with a brace. Some vastly improved performances from such as Graham Breen, Cian Lonergan and Sean Savage. This result guarantees Ballymac top spot in the League phase with one game remaining against Castlegregory. Semi-finals are due to take place on Monday May 2nd We would also like to acknowledge the help of Buddy Grady, caretaker of Mounthawk school for providing the school pitch for our “home” games. Míle Buíochas, a chara.
With our game against Beaufort cancelled last Wednesday night, we now face Milltown/Castlemaine in Round 5 this Wednesday April 27th. The venue has yet to be decided. We will also endeavour to play Beaufort later this week. For information about training, please contact team mentors, Gene O Keeffe, David Long and Seamus Quirke.
This coming Sunday May 1st both our U-12 teams will play Brosna in Rd 3 of the County League. Both games will be played in the Juvenile pitch with throw-in at 7pm. All players are requested to be present for 6 15pm sharp. We also ask parents to co-operate with the stewards and park in a safe a responsible manner at the Juvenile pitch. Thank you!
U-6, U-8 and U-10 training will recommence this coming Sunday at 11 am sharp. We ask that all parents ensure that their children are now registered with the club as details of all registration must be submitted to Croke Park immediately. Go raibh maith agaibh go léir !
Ballymac Coiste na nÓg wish to congratulate all club members involved in Ballymac/Churchill’s victory over Beaufort in Div 3B County League Minor final, which was played in Milltown on Saturday afternoon last. Well done to all concerned!