The club lotto was held in O Riadas Bar on Monday 11th July 2016 for a lotto jackpot of €3,700. Numbers drawn were 6,8,15,23. There was no Jackpot winner. Lucky Dip winners: 1. Noreen Enright, Castleisland; 2. Caoimhe Dillon, c/o Agri Autos; 3. Ger O’Shea, Kielduff; 4. Kitty O’Connell, c/o Paula Silles; 5. Jer Lynch, c/o Tom Leen; Sellers Prize : Mannix PO. The lotto now stands at €3,800 and can be played at www.ballymacgaa.com
Seniors Earn Two Points in Valentia
Our Senior team made a long trip to Valentia a worthwhile one as we returned with two valuable Co. league points to keep us very much in the promotion hunt with just two games remaining.
We made a sluggish start as despite enjoying much possession we failed to translate it into scores and the home side led after 10 minutes on a 0-3 to 0-1 scoreline – Padraig McCarthy the Ballymac scorer.
Ballymac then proceeded to dominate the remainder of the half and added 1-9 to Valentia’s 1-2.
TJ Casey accounting for 1-3 of this amount which saw the halftime score stand at 1-10 to 1-5 in Ballymac’s favour.
Valentia pointed on the restart to narrow the gap but points from Daniel O’Shea and Aidan Breen extended our lead.
The homeside then exerted pressure to try to get back into the game but good defensive work by Michael Sweeney, Mikey Leen and David Long ensured there was no way back for the South Kerry side.
Ballymac finished with a flourish with points from Aidan Breen and Christy Leen and a goal from Stephen Bermingham which left the final score Ballymac 2-15 Valentia 1-7.
The only downside on the day was an injury picked up in the second half by outstanding wing back Cian Counihan. Hopefully the injury is not too serious and Cian will be back in the Ballymac colours shortly.
Team: P Laide, L Dunne, M Leen, M Sweeney, C Counihan (0-1), C Reynolds, D Long, L Sweeney, D O Shea, ( 0-1), P McCarthy (0-3), A Breen ( 0-4), E Reidy (0-1), M O Brien, T J Casey ( 1-3), V Horan (0-1), Subs : S Savage, S Bermingham (1-0), C Leen (0-1), G Horan.
Co League Round 9
Our senior team continue their Co. League campaign on Saturday evening next July 23rd at 7.30pm when we welcome fellow promotion chasing Firies to Ballymac for a vital Co. League game. Please come and support the lads.
Senior Ladies Team
Great strides have been made with ladies football in the few short years since the formation of a Ladies Club within the Parish. Currently the Club provides football for girls U6 to U16. The next step for the Club is a formation of a ladies senior team. A meeting will be held at the Club rooms on Friday 22nd July at 9.00pm to discuss the formation of a Senior Team for 2017. All are welcome to attend this meeting.
St. Kieran’s U-21
Best wishes to the St. Kierans U 21 team who take on South Kerry in the U21 Co. Championship in the coming week.
Faoi 16 Castleisland District
Ballymac played Currow in the Castleisland District Plate final on Saturday in Ballymac at 5pm. On the day Ballymac proved to be too strong for Currow and ran out winners on a scoreline of Ballymac 2-19 to Currow 3-4
In the first half the sides were close enough with Currow scoring 2-3.to Ballymac’s 1-9.
Currow’s two goals came from their full forward Thomas Curtin and their impressive midfielder Conor Sheehan.
Ballymac’s scores came from: Daire Keane, 0-4; James MacDonald, 0-1; David Rogers; 0-3 and Barry Lyons with 1-1.
Ballymac pulled away in the second half scoring 1-10 to Currow’s 1-1. These scores came from: Daire Keane 0-4; Josh O’Keeffe, 1-0; Cillian Gallagher, 0-3; David Rogers, 0-2 and Liam O’Brien with 0-1.
Team: Cian Godley, Kevin Lenihan, Tadhg Brick, Daire Connor Chawke, Liam O’Brien, Cathal Dunne, Diarmuid Lynch, Joshua O’Keeffe, James McDonnell, Cillian Gallagher, David Rogers, Eoin Culloty, Dylan McHugh, Barry Lyons, Daire Keane. : Subs Used Aiden O’Brien, Dylan Dunne -Moriarty and Alusin Jah
The next game is on Wednesday night when Ballymac are away to Fossa in a county league fixture.
Our U14A team will play An Gaeltacht in their last match in the central region this Monday the 18th of July.
Our U13 team have played 2 games in the Coiste Tra Li U13 league beginning with a defeat to Austin Stacks and drawing with Na Gaeil on Sunday evening last.
The U12 boys travel to Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney by bus on Thursday the 21st of July. They will play Macroom, Duagh & Fossa in the Munster U12 Blitz. Details of the Blitz will be forwarded to the players by the co-ordinator.
The academy for our U10 panel continued last Sunday morning the 17th of July at the usual time. We had a good turnout on the day. We also had a training session on the previous Wednesday on the training pitch which is helping the lads develop their skills. Our U10s play in the Mitchels Blitz next Saturday the 23rd of July. Because we are limited to how many we can bring, only the older players can travel to play. Academy continues next Sunday the 24th of July on the main pitch.
The academy for our U8 panel continued last Sunday morning the 17th of July at the usual time. The boys are developing their skills week by week and are progressing well. Our U8s play in the Mitchels Blitz next Saturday the 23rd of July. Because we are limited to how many we can bring, only the older players can travel to play. Academy continues next Sunday the 24th of July on the main pitch.
U6 Academy Boys & Girls had a good outing last Sunday and everyone had lots of fun learning their skills. Academy continues next Sunday the 24th of July on the main pitch so come along and bring your water and gum shield.
Cailini Faoi 10
Our U 10 girls travelled to Duagh on Saturday morning last to participate in the North Kerry Blitz. We played Austin Stacks, Moyvane and Abbeydorney in three good games where our girls showed the skills they have been improving on all during the year. Many thanks to the Duagh Club for their hospitality on the day. Panel : R Brosnan, M Scanlan, A Bailey, R Creedon, M Cullotty, A Collins, D O Connor, A Brosnan, I Ni Bhriain, N Rice, S West, O O Connor, L Kelly, K Collins.
Cul Camp 2016
The Cul Camp in Ballymacelligott this year will take place between the 25th of July and the 29th of July from 10.00am – 2.30pm daily. Bookings can be made at the following URL. www.gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps. Free Jersey, Training Top and Back Pack.
Palliative Care Fund Raiser
Glenduff House are hosting a fundraising night in aid of Tralee Palliative Care Unit on the 30th July (Saturday) at 9.00pm. There will be a head/beard shave, BBQ,music by Noreen Ashe, spot prizes raffles etc. Anyone looking to sell lines/cards can get them at Glenduff by contacting 06671 37105.