Ballymac GAA Club Inviting Golfers for Classic in Beaufort

Ballymac GAA Club is promoting its  ©Photograph: John Reidy
Ballymac GAA Club is getting to work early in promoting its October 15th Golf Classic on Beaufort GC.
©Photograph: John Reidy

Ballymac GAA Golf Classic

The Ballymacelligott GAA Golf Classic will be held on Saturday October 15th 2016 in Beaufort Golf Club. First prize is a four ball at the Old Head of Kinsale which is being kindly sponsored by the Blasket Bar, while second and third prizes are a four ball at Barrow Golf Club and a four ball at Beaufort Club. Entry fee per team is €160. Please contact any of the below if interested in entering a team: Geoff Riordan 086 6015165. Bernard Cassidy 087 7973818. Dave Slattery 087 2201042.

Ballymac Lotto creeps up to €4,100

The lotto was held in O Riadas on Monday, August 8th for a lotto jackpot of €4,000. Numbers drawn were 12,16,18,20. There was no winner. Lucky Dips: 1. Eileen McLoughlin, Ballymac; 2. Tom Lyons, Chutehall; 3. Ester McCarthy, Maglass; 4. Marie Woulfe, Sunville; 5. Joe O’Connor, Scart, Gotatlea; Sellers Prize : Chris Leen. The lotto now stands at €4,100 and can be played at

Seniors to Welcome Na Gaeil

Our Senior Team welcome Na Gaeil to Ballymac on Saturday evening next for a Round 10 Co. League game.  The Tralee side have a 100% record in the division, however, if our lads can repeat the performance which saw them defeat Firies in the previous round they they wont be too far away from victory at the final whistle.

Juniors to Play Cromane

Our Junior team have been drawn to play Cromane in Cromane in the first round of the Cahill Cup. This game is due to be played in the coming week.

 Minor Hurling Success

Congratulations to club player Tomas O’Connor and his Kerry Minor Hurling team mates who were victorious over Down on Saturday last in the All Ireland Minor B Hurling semi final.  They now go on to play Meath in the final.  Tomas plays his Club Hurling with Crotta and is also part of the Kerry Minor Football Panel and saw action in their recent quarter final victory over Derry.

Faoi 16 Ballymac Away to Mitchells

Ballymac were away to John Mitchels on Wednesday last in the county league. This was a must win game for Ballymac who had no points coming into this game. David Rogers was first to score with a goal for Ballymac , this was quickly followed with a point from play by Tadgh Brick. John Mitchells settled and went on to score 3 goals and 2 points without answer from Ballymac. Daire Keane and Michael Kelliher exchanged points. Daire Keane went on to score two more points to Mitchels one to leave the half time score at John Mitchels 3.4 to Ballymac 1.4

Ballymac produced a great second half display and scored nine times before Mitchels registered a score. Ballymac scores came from Josh O’Keeffe  0.1 , David Rogers 1.1 , Daire Keane 0.2 , Barry Lyons 2.1 and Cillian Gallagher 0.1,  Mitchells scored 2.1 in the second half to leave their final score at 5.5.  Ballymac went on to score a further 1.5 to leave their final score at 5.15. This victory gave Ballymac their first two points in the county league.

Kerins O Rahillys v Ballymac
Ballymac played their final round game against KOR on Friday last in Ballyrickard at 7.30. KOR had only 14 players so this was a 14 aside game. The first half was very much an even affair with both teams scoring point for point. Midway through the half the scores were level at 5 points a piece.  KOR were playing with the aid of a strong breeze in this half and went on to score four  more points before the half time whistle. Ballymac registered two more points to leave the half time score at  KOR 0.9 to Ballymac 0.7
The second half belonged to Ballymac and they made good use of the strong breeze. They had 1.2 scored before the home side replied with two points. Ballymac piled on the pressure and registered score after score without reply from the home side.  Ballymac ended on a final score of 2.15 to KOR 0.13.
These valuable two points meant Ballymac ended up with four points and qualified for a semi final spot.  This semi final will be against Na Gaeil on Wednesday night at 7  in Na Gaeil pitch.  All support appreciated.

Faoi 13 Rose Competition

The U13 Rose Cup competition takes place on Saturday next the 20th August.  Ballymac are in a group with Kilcummin, Austin Stacks and St. Pauls.  Ballymac games will be played in Na Gaeil starting at 10.30am.  Good luck to players and mentors in this prestigious competition.

Faoi 12 Central Region Campaign

Our U12 Gold and Blue teams begin their Central Region Campaign when they travel to Connolly Park on Monday 15th for games against Austin Stacks.  Throw in for these games is 7.00pm.

Faoi 11 Boys for Blitz

Our U-11 boys take part in the U-11 Firies Blitz on Saturday next 20th August in Farranfore. Ballymac won this Blitz last year so we are defending our crown! Starting time for this blitz is 10.30am.

Faoi 10/8

Our U10 and U-8 boys welcomed their Ardfert counterparts to Ballymac for a number of very entertaining games on Sunday last. All games were well contested with great skill shown by players from both clubs.

Miltown/Castlemaine Blitz : Our U-10 boys have entered two teams in this years Miltown Casltemaine Blitz.  The Blitz takes place in Miltown on Sunday 21st August at 11am.

Cailini Faoi 10

Our U-10 girls had a busy week. Firstly on Thursday evening last we welcomed Glenflesk to Ballymac where we had a good workout and on Sunday we travelled to John Mitchels for another close encounter.

Cailini Faoi 8

Our U8 girls travelled to John Mitchells on Sunday morning last where they had a good contest with the local team.

Rose Of Tralee – Luxemburg Rose

The excitement which accompanies the annual Rose of Tralee festival will be heightened in Ballymac with the arrival of local girl Sile Reidy as the Rose representing Luxemburg where she is based for work experience. Best wishes to Sile from all in the parish for this once in a life time experience for her. Also good luck to all the young girls from the Parish who have been selected as Rose Buds for the event.

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