Ballymac played host to Dr. Crokes B in the first round of the 2016 Division 4 county league campaign. The home side opened the scoring in the second minute with a point from play by Daniel O’Shea. Vincent Horan increased the lead a minute later with another point. Points from Christopher Donciel and Bryan O’Shea levelled matters for Dr. Crokes. Both sides had goal chances which they failed to take advantage of. . Ballymac dominated the middle ten minutes of the first half. Aidan Breen pointed from play , Shane Dowling tapped over a rebound from the Crokes goalie and a long high ball into the Crokes square was finished to the net by Padraig McCarthy. Aidan Breen added another point for the home side. With ten mintues remaining in the first half the score was Ballymacelligott 1.5 to Dr. Crokes B 0.2
A ball which came off the Ballymac crossbar was put over for a point by midfielder Paul Clarke. The deficit was further reduced by Cillian O’Regan with a point from play.. Crokes were awarded a penalty in the 24th minute which subsistute Brendan Falvey converted. Padraig McCarthy and Cian Counihan pointed for the home side . Three points for the visitors through Philip O’Connor , Christopher Donciel and Brendan Falvey left the half time score at 1-7 apiece.
Jonathan Keane opened the score for Ballymac in the second half with a point from play. Crokes replied with a point from their centre back Eanna Kavanagh. Padraig McCarthy and Keith O Leary exchanged points. Midway through the second half Crokes edged ahead with a point from play by Brendan Falvey. Corner back for Ballymac, Liam Dunne goaled when he got on the the end of good work by Vincent Horan and Padraig McCarthy . Two more points for the homeside through Daniel O Shea and Vincent Horan left the final score at Ballymacelligott 2-11 Dr. Crokes B 1-10
Ballymacelligott Team: Padraig O’Connor , Michael Leen , TJ Casey, Liam Dunne, Cian Counihan , Luke Sweeney, David Long, Aidan Breen , Matthew Galvin , Eanna Reidy , Padraig McCarthy, Jonathan Keane, Vincent Horan , Shane Dowling , Daniel O’Shea. Subs used: Chris Leen, Mossy Shanahan, Cathal De Lacy.
Our next game takes place away to Churchill on Sunday 3rd April at 2.00pm.
Following two wins in their first two games in the Co. League our Minor team will hope to keep their good run in this competition going when they travel to face John Mitchels on Saturday 26th next at 4.00pm.
Ballymacelligott hosted Castlegregory on Sunday at 6 o clock in the first round of the U16 Central District Competition. From the outset Ballymac were in complete control and notched up three scores without reply from the visitors. The visitors tried hard and registered 1.2 before half time to Ballymac’s 1.8.
The second half was a more even affair with both teams scoring 1-3 to leave the final score at Ballymacelligott 2-11 to Castlegregory 2-5. This was a very good team effort by the home side with all players playing to their potential.
Ballymacelligott Players : Darragh Lynch , Kevin Linehan , Tadhg Brick , Eoin Culloty , Liam O’ Brien , Cathal Dunne , Diarmuid Lynch, Joshua O’Keeffe,James MacDonnell , Barry Lyons , David Rogers , James Carmody , Alusin Jah , Cillian Gallagher , Daire Keane , Cian Godley , Jonathan Lowe , Brian Cassidy , Aidan O’Brien.
Our U12 boys team had their first outing of 2016 when they travelled to Keel to take on the locals in a challenge game on Sunday last. This proved to be a very good workout for the lads in preparation for the Co. League which commences on the 3rd April. Training continues this Wednesday at 6.30pm in the new field.
Academy under 6 Boys & Girls had another fun packed morning in the Hall learning new skills and games. There will be no academy next Sunday morning as it is Easter Sunday. The next academy will be in the Hall on Sunday the 3rd of April. Any queries please contact Neilus @ 087/9329302.
The academy for our U8 panel commenced last Sunday morning with a good turnout for the first session of the year. There will be no academy next Sunday morning as it is Easter Sunday. The next academy will take place on Sunday the 3rd of April.
Our first outing of the year took place at the academy last Sunday morning for our U10 panel. We had a strong turnout for the first session of the year. There will be no academy next Sunday morning as it is Easter Sunday. The next academy will take place on Sunday the 3rd of April.
Many thanks to all who supported the File Fund Raising Quiz held on Friday night last. Thanks to all the organisers and also the Quiz Master Kieran Moriarty.
KERRY U-14 GIRLS TEAM
Congratulations to the Kerry U14 squad which included Ballymac’s Ashling O’Connell on their victory over Cork in the Munster Championship last weekend.
BASKETBALL COMMUNITY GAMES
Our U11 mixed Basketball team took part in the Kerry Community Games finals on Sunday last. In the morning session in Duagh we were victorious in all our games against Rock St Caherslee, Ballydonoghue/Lisselton, Duagh/Lyre and St. Brendans Oakpark. These victories qualified us for a semi final against Currow Currans in Castleisland in the afternoon where we played some superb basketball to qualify for the final against Castleisland. Although the final was a low scoring affair spectators were kept on the edge of their seats throughout due to the closeness of the game. With just 20 seconds remaining Castleisland led 7 – 5. Our team attacked seeking an equaliser however, luck was not on our side and the homeside extended their lead on the break with seconds remaining. While our boys and girls were disappointed they can hold their heads high as they did themselves and their Parish proud on the day. Great credit must be given to coaches Mike Broderick and David Long and Community games co-ordinator Sheila O’Rahilly for their time devoted to coaching and organising the team.
Panel : Aoibhinn Broderick, Orla O Connor, Ciara Palmer, Ellie Quirke, Roisin Rahilly, Evan Boyle, Niall Collins, Tom Long, David Lucid, Micheal Savage.
The lotto was held in O Riadas on Monday 14th March for a jackpot of €2,100. Numbers drawn were 12,17,18,20. There was no winner.
1. Joan O’Reilly, Gortatlea
2. Katie Leen, Chuethall
3. Tina O’Connor, Caherbreagh
4. Thomas Murphy, c/o Tony Marshall
5. Sarah O’Connor, c/o Paula Silles
Sellers Prize : Maurice O’Reilly. The lotto now stands at €2.200 and can be played at www.ballymacgaa.com
The 2016 Census of Population will be held on Sunday April 24. Over the coming weeks your Census Form will be personally delivered to your home and every person in Ireland, including visitors, on that night is obliged to complete it. All Census Enumerators carry ID. When you fill in your census form on this night, you’re giving information that will help to understand what Ireland needs for the future.
The importance of the census is that it accounts for everybody in the country, including visitors, no matter where they are. The results provide invaluable information on not only population size for the country as a whole, but also about the make-up of the population of towns, villages, and other small areas across the country. Further details can be had on census.ie
The Club extends its sympathy to the Wrenn family and Cordal GAA Club on the death of Tom Wrenn. Tom refereed many Ballymac games at Senior and underage level and in his role as chairman of Cordal GAA Club was to the forefront in many of the recent developments within the club.