Ballymac U-16 boys played John Mitchels in the Division 3 Final of the Town League on Monday, October 17th in Mitchell’s.
Our boys played with great composure and with a high skill level on the evening to run out comprehensive winners on a score line of 5-14 to 1-10. Congratulations to the team and the mentors on a great performance and year.
Many thanks to all who supported the team on the evening. We hope to see you all in Ballygarry House Hotel on Bank Holiday Monday the 31st of October at 3pm.
Club Lotto Draw at Glenduff House
The Ballymacelligott GAA Club Lotto draw was held in Glenduff House on Monday, October 17th for a lotto jackpot of €5,100. Numbers drawn were 10,14,24,25. There was no winner. Lucky Dips: 1. Bernie and Ger Regan, Kielduff; 2. Thomas Lyons, Chutehall; 3. Niamh Burke, c/o Paula Silles; 4. Blake and Anna Leen, Chutehall; 5. Michael O’Sullivan, Ballymac. Sellers Prize : Willie Costelloe. The jackpot now stands at €5,200 and can be played at: www.ballymacgaa.com
There will be a special general meeting of Ballymacelligott GAA Club on Tuesday, November 1st at 9pm in the clubrooms. The meeting is to help prepare any motions the club may wish to forward to the county convention. All adult members are welcome.
Coiste Na Nog Awards Evening
Our Annual Awards evening takes place in Ballygarry House Hotel on Bank Holiday Monday the 31st of October at 3pm. The entry fee is €5.00 per person or €20.00 per family. Looking forward to a great evening celebrating Ballymac Coiste Na n’Og.
The academy training for our U10 panel took place last Sunday morning the 23rd of October. Our final session of the year will take place next Sunday the 30th of October when we welcome Glanmire, Cork to Ballymac for challenge games. A great way to conclude the season. On behalf of the committee of Ballymac Coiste Na n’Og many thanks to all the parents and players for making 2016 a great year for both the boys and girls clubs. Thanks especially to all the mentors for giving their time so freely throughout the year. We hope to see you all in Ballygarry House Hotel on Bank Holiday Monday, October 31st at 3pm.
The final academy training for our U8 panel took place last Sunday morning the 23rd of October. We had a great turnout on the morning. On behalf of the committee of Ballymac Coiste Na n’Og many thanks to all the parents and players for making 2016 a great year for both the boys and girls clubs. Thanks especially to all the mentors for giving their time so freely throughout the year. We hope to see you all in Ballygarry House Hotel on Bank Holiday Monday the 31st of October at 3pm.
The final academy for the U6 Academy Boys & Girls took place last Sunday the 23rd of October on the main pitch. It has been a very enjoyable year for our youngest players with fun games being enjoyed by all. Many thanks to the mentors for their time throughout the year. Best of luck to the group of kids moving up to the U8 group next year. We hope to see you all in Ballygarry House Hotel on Bank Holiday Monday the 31st of October at 3pm.
Cailini Faoi 14 Gold Team
North Kerry League Division 3 Shield Final. The Ballymac Gold under 14 girls proved too strong for a very determined Dingle team in Ballymac on Sunday last. Only for some excellent defending throughout the game the result could have been closer. In the end we ran out winners 1-6 to 1-0 but not until the finishing stages could the girls relax and be sure of victory. The first half saw both defences on top for most parts until full forward Jade O’Riordan scored a great goal after an excellent kick passing move. Shortly after Jade followed up with another point to leave it 1-1 to 0-0. Just before halftime Kate O’Connor scored our second point to leave the halftime score 1-2 to 0-0 . Dingle came into the game stronger at the start of the second half but some poor shooting didn’t help their cause although they did score a goal midway through the first half which turned out to be their only score in the game.The girls finished the game very strong with points from Laura Dunne, Kate O’Connor, Ellie Mac Elligott and Mary Anne Fleming to leave the final score 1-6 to 1-0. On the day our defence was excellent with Sophie, Aoife, Mille and especially Emily O’Brien at centre back keeping the Dingle girls at bay. Ellie McElligott and Kate O’Connor complimented each other very well in mid field covering all parts of the field and up front we had Mary Ann, Laura and Jade leading the way. Captain Jade O’Riordan accepted the shield from Frank Mc Loughlin on behalf of the North Kerry Board. Special thanks to Dingle for a very sporting game, and for making the trip to Ballymac.
Panel: Ellie Sugrue, Sophie O’Donoghue, Aoife Galvin, Ellie Linehan, Emily O’Brien, Millie Dunne , Ellie McElligott, Kate O’Connor, Laura Dunne, Mary Ann Fleming, Holly Geary, Precious O’Shea , Jade O’Riordan, Cathy Palmer, Aylssa Leen, Lorna Daly, Grainne Galvin.
Cailini Faoi 14 – Review
The Ladies u14 team will look back on 2016 as a year of real success. Boasting a panel of 27 players this group of players has grown from strength to strength.
A victim of previous teams successes the team was thrown in at the deep end, Division 2 of the County league and competed against the following teams Austin stacks, Castleisland Desmonds, Fossa, Na Gaeil, Legion and Scartaglin. It proved a very competitive Division and points were hard earned. Ballymac, due to these girls efforts have established themselves as worthy competitors in this division & although no medals came our way this year the team gained a foothold in the division and will be hoping to use their experience to propel themselves onto greater heights next year.
The standout success of the year was Aisling O’ Connell playing her way onto the County panel, Aisling was a joy to support in her efforts reaching The All Ireland final in Nenagh where Kerry just came up short on the day. Aisling has instilled a belief to her fellow club members that hard work & commitment pays off.
Hosting the Féile
Hosting Feile, the girls did their club proud off the field and forged some lifelong friendships and showcased Ballymac hospitality at its finest. On the field of play the girls were magnificent, they battled hard and played their way to a division two semi final just coming up short to a Fethard team boasting three County players. It was a bitter sweet moment, watching a team we drew with in the first game and were only beaten by in the dying moments of the second game, pick up the Silverware, but the girls took all of the positives from the experience.
North Kerry League.
If nothing else the county league and Feile offered up a dilemma that was taken on board by management and quickly addressed. With a panel of 27 players it was obvious to parents and mentors there was going to be a major difficulty to offer sufficient game time to everyone. A decision was taken to enter two North Kerry league teams. The Blue Team would compete in Division 1 and the Gold Team in Division 3 with a couple of girls overlapping to compete in both. The Success of this can be seen with the Gold team contesting a Shield Final against Dingle in the coming weeks followed by the Blue team competing in a Plate Final against Castleisland Desmonds.
The management team saw Kieran Savage and Kieran O’ Connor come from the previous years U-12 side and John McKeown returned to the ranks previously coaching in the boys section. Ballymac welcomed newcomer Linda Gleeson to the club and she was made very welcome by all in the club and quickly immersed herself in the job to hand.
To say the team had injuries would be an understatement and to date I don’t think a single game was played with a fully fit panel, however replacements were there in abundance and everyone seized their opportunity when it was presented.
The girls themselves are a pleasure to work with and are a credit to their parents, club and county. We saw a lot of new faces in 2016 and here’s to hoping the new player trend continues.
Aisling O’Connell, Ellie McElligott, Ellie Lenihan, Cait Rice, Katie Enright, Kate O’Connor, Holly Geary, Millie Dunne, Laura Dunne, Aoife Galvin, Cathy Palmer, Jade Riordan, Cora Savage, Lisa Curran, Roisin Long, Sinead McKeown, Eve Creedon, Emily O’Donoghue, Sophie O’Donoghue, Caoimhe O’Carroll, Emily O’Brien, Caroline Hurley, Ellie Sugrue, Precious O’Shea, Mary Ann Fleming, Ciara O’Sullivan, Catriona Somers
Cailini Faoi 10/8/6
Our girls’ academy came to an end for 2016 on Sunday last. Throughout the year there has been a great turn out of girls on every Sunday morning. Many thanks to all parents who brought their children to training and look forward to seeing you all again in 2017. Great credit is also due to all the trainers who gave of their time to improve the football skills of these players. We hope to see you all in Ballygarry for the Annual Awards evening on Monday next.
Sympathies Extended to Mannix, Reidy and O’Connor Families
The club extends its sympathy to the Mannix family on the recent death of Denis Mannix. For many years Denis was the Postmaster for the Parish in his Post Office in Ballydwyer.
The club also extends its sympathies to the family of Con Reidy Knocknagoshel on the recent death of Con who gave a life time of dedication to football and was well know to many in Ballymac with his involvement with St. Kierans. Sympathies are extended to the O’Connor family Caherbreagh on the recent death of Frank O’Connor, Tralee.
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