Ballymac’s U16 team were away to St Pat’s on Monday 27th of March in the Central District competition. This was definitely a ‘ game of two halves’ with the home side in control in the first and Ballymac dominating the second. There was the minimum of margins at the final whistle with Ballymac losing out by a point on a score line of 3-11 to 3-10. St. Pat’s started the game at a great pace and scored a goal in the first few minutes. They kept it up for the first half and had Ballymac on the back foot for the whole half. The score at half time was St Pat’s 2-07 to Ballymac 0-03. Ballymac scores came from Dara Broderick, Dylan Dunne Moriarty and Jonathan Lowe. The half time talk by Ballymac’s management team certainly paid dividends in the second half. They came out firing on all cylinders and carried the game to the home side. Ballymac scored 1.04 without reply from the home side. These scores came from Brian Cassidy, Jack Tobin, Adam Joy and Sean Horan. St Pat’s responded with two more points, but Ballymac’s’ never say die ‘ attitude kept them in the game right up to the final whistle. Further scores from Darragh Leen, Dylan Dunne Moriarty, Adam Joy And Dara Lynch left the final score at St.Pats 3-11 Ballymac 3-10.
BALLYMACELLIGOTT TEAM: Eoin Kenny, Ciaran Brosnan, Cian Godley, Diarmuid Lynch, Jonathan Lowe, Liam O Brien, Aiden O Brien, Brian Cassidy, Dylan Dunne Moriarty, Jack Tobin, Dara Broderick, Darragh Leen, Dylan McHugh, Dara Lynch, Adam Joy, Sean Horan, Ryan McHugh
This week was a busy week for both our U14 teams. The B team played their second game in the Tralee Town league against St. Pats Blennerville on Monday night gone. A great performance on the night led to them winning the game 3-08 to 1-05. They played their first round of the county league on Wednesday evening in Ballymac against Dr. Crokes. The players deserve massive credit for overturning a deficit of 10 points at half time to draw the game 3-15 to 5-9 in what turned out to be a massively competitive match. In the end, neither team deserved to lose. This week also saw our u 14A team kicking off their Division one campaign with a good result over Dr. Crokes on Wednesday Night. We raced into a 1-03 lead before Dr. Crokes registered their first Score. Our goal coming from Sean Horan. However, Credit goes to the Crokes for getting back into the game, and they lead after Twenty minutes of the first half on a score line of 1-04 to 1-03. With Donal Daly on fire at full forward and with great effort put in by Adam Joy, Sean Horan & Adam Kelly we scored 1-05 without reply to lead 2-08 to 1-04 at half time. The second goal coming from Adam Sheehy. We continued to push forward with some lovely passages of play in the second half, our defenders Luke O’ Connell, James Bailey & Andy Rogers were dominating in defense. We outscored Crokes 3-04 to 2-04 in the second period, two goals coming from Denis Brosnan who can be proud of his performance. Others to impress were Ryan McHugh, Darragh Sweeney, Dylan Barry O’ Connell, & Byran Godley. Great credit to the players for the effort put into training in the last couple of weeks and the result was proof of that on the night. Thanks to all the parents for their support and thanks to Dr. Crokes for being a wonderful Sporting Team. Best of luck to them in the Rest of the campaign. Next week sees our A team play a home fixture Vs Kilcummin on Wednesday the 5th of April, throw in 7pm. Our B team play an away fixture to Kerins O Rahillies in Ballyrickard on the same night.
All three U12 teams were in action last Sunday evening in round 1 of the County League. The Blue & Gold teams travelled to Milltown/Castlemaine with the C team playing Austin Stacks in Connolly Park. The Blue & Gold teams are playing in Division 3 with the C team playing in Division 9 of the County League.
FAOI 12 – Blue Team
On a lovely evening for football our U12 Blue team played a very entertaining game against Milltown/Castlemaine. Unfortunately, we were beaten on the evening by three points on a score line of 4-13 to 3-13. However a lot of good football was played by our lads and they just came up short against a good Milltown/Castlemaine team.
FAOI 12 – Gold Team
Milltown/Castlemaine 0-02 Ballymac Gold 5-24 What a lovely evening to begin the boy’s first outing in competitive football in the County U12 Division 3B away to Miltown, Straight from the throw in our lads were well up for this and after 30 secs scored our first of 5 goals through Shane Gilroy. This was followed by points from William o’ Donoghue, Jack Slattery, and Michèal Savage, At this point our backs were closing out everything that was thrown at them. Cathal White, Evan o’ Brien, Jamie Burke and Thomas Leen were solid while Conor Martin in goals played well. Up front Shane Gilroy, Alex Riordan and David Lucid were kicking some fine points, Not forgetting our engine room in midfield Jack Slattery and Tom Long were linking up the play with some fine fielding and passing and also chipping in with a few points and goals.All in all this was a fine performance from our boys and all the hard work in training will stand to them. Keep up the hard work and see you at training on Tuesday.
FAOI 12 – C Team
The C team played Austin Stacks last Sunday evening the 2nd of April in Division 9 of the county league. They produced an outstanding performance and were victorious on the evening on a score line of Austin Stacks 3-03 Ballymac 3-09. Well done to the team and the mentors.
The academy for our U10 panel was cancelled last Sunday morning due to the Kerry V Tyrone fixture in Killarney. The academy continues next Sunday the 09th of April at the usual time.
The academy for our U8 panel was cancelled last Sunday morning due to the Kerry V Tyrone fixture in Killarney. The academy continues next Sunday the 09th of April at the usual time.