Christmas Greetings from Ballymacelligott GAA Club

A selection of the club’s young players who have benefitted from core training over the winter months. Many thanks to Senior panellists Vinny Horan and Stephen Bermingham for providing this.

Ballymac Lotto Now at €6,000

The lotto was held in Glenduff Manor on the 12th December for a jackpot of €5,900.  Numbers drawn were 8,9,20,24,  There was no winner. Lucky Dips: 1. Caroline O Connell, c/o Paula Silles; 2. Niamh Kearney, c/o Tom Leen; 3. Michael Buckley, Ballymac; 4. Paddy Dineen, c/o Tom Leen; 5. Teresa Lonergan, c/o Tony Marshall; Sellers Prize : Paula Silles.  The lotto now stands at €6,000 and can be played

Ladies Club AGM

The AGM of Ballymac GAA Ladies Club was held in the club rooms on Sunday evening last.  In his report out going secretary Anthony Curran gave a detailed account of the achievements of the Club for 2016.  Outgoing Chairman Donal Rahilly thanked all who helped throughout the year in any way and while the trophies won was not as high as in other years more importantly our number of girls playing in 2016 was up from the previous year.  Both men were praised for the amount of work they have put in in their roles, and the Club was in a good position at the end of their terms of office.

The following were elected to the Executive for 2017: Chairman: James Godley; Secretary: Caroline O Connell; Registrars: Siobhan Creedon and Mary Slattery. All at the meeting wished the incoming executive all the best for 2017.

Senior Review of 2016

At the beginning of 2016 Glenflesk native Paud O Donoghue was appointed as trainer of the Ballymac Senior Team with Tom O’Shea, Denis O’Connor and Sean Brosnan assisting him as selectors.

The main aim at the beginning of the year was promotion back to Division 3 and this was duly achieved with victories over Dr Crokes B, Moyvane, Skellig Rangers, Lispole, Renard, Valentia, Firies and Na Gael. Losses to Churchill and Fossa and a draw to Scartaglen were also recorded.

Our two victories over Fossa and NaGael were particularly noteworthy as they were must win games on the day.

Our lads rose to the occasion on both matches to secure wins to ensure promotion. In the Premier Junior Championship we were victorious over Cordal in a preliminary round game, however we exited the competition in the next round where we never played to our potential in our defeat to Na Gael.

The team reached two divisional board finals in the St. Brendan’s League and the Coiste Tra Li championship but had to give second best on both occasions to St. Pat’s and Kerins O’Rahilly’s.

With the return of some players and the introduction of players from our minor panel into our senior squad there is a home our senior team can carry on the momentum gathered in 2016 to make 2017 a memorial one for club.

Colleges Players

Well done to players from the club who were involved on the Tralee CBS and Mercy Mounthawk panels who participated in the recent Dunloe Cup final with the Green emerging victorious.  Both schools have reached the quarter final of the Munster Colleges Senior competition.  Again the Club is well represented in both squads.

Community Games

Bryan Carr is interested in taking a Community Games singing group at U-12 and at U-16 level.
There is a max of six per group. If your child can sing, is not stage shy they should be available on February 12th for competition. Playing an instrument, though not essential, would be an advantage if they would like to be part of this group. Those interested are invited to contact: Bryan Carr on: 086 83 89 771 or Sheila on: 087 13 33 557. Practice will begin first week in January 2017

Ballymacelligott Community Alert Group

Our Fundraising Calendar is available this year. It contains beautiful pictures and scenes from around the locality. It is on sale at the following outlets: Mannix’s Post Office Ballydwyer; The Halfway Bar; O’Riadas Pub and at Glenduff Manor, Kielduff.

Sale of these calendars goes towards the running of our Warning Text System. All Support is appreciated.

Kielduff Hunt on New Year’s Day

On New Year’s Day the North Kerry Harriers will hunt in Kielduff with great thanks to Dr. Joe and Suzie Arthurs.

The hunt will leave from Glenduff Manor at 12 noon. Kielduff is always a fantastic day out with plenty jumping to entertain riders and excellent hunting country for the hounds! Visitors welcome.

Christmas Greetings

The club would like to wish all its supporters a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year and thank everyone who helped Ballymac GAA Club in any way in 2016.

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