Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

Ballymacelligott Ladies GAA Club and the area's community alert group received €250 and €200 respectively from the Kerry County Council's Community Support Fund. Click on the image to enlarge.
Ballymacelligott Ladies GAA Club and the area’s community alert group received €250 and €200 respectively from the Kerry County Council’s Community Support Fund. Click on the image to enlarge.

Ballymacelligott seniors game V Kerins O’Rahillys was cancelled due to weather conditions. The senior league commences Sunday, March 19th at 2pm with Ballymac taking on Dromid Pearses at home.

Minors Bring Home the Points from Churchill

Churchill 0-9 Ballymac 2-7 We travelled to Churchill last Saturday evening for our first County League fixture and returned with two valuable league points.

A strong wind blew across the field and made conditions difficult for both teams.Fine performances by captain Dara Reagan and Tadhg Brick among others helped us to this victory.

The home side pointed early on and minutes later Dara Reagan won possession took a return pass from Barry Lyons and pointed.

Dara Broderick was fouled and Dara Reagan pointed from the free. Barry Lyons pointed from a Dylan Moriarty pass.

While at the other end, a fine block by Tadhg Brick prevented a certain score. Cathal Dunne drove upfield and pointed while Churchill pointed two frees.

Dara Reagan’s goal-bound effort was blocked but Tadhg Brick was on hand to flick to the net. Keelan Brosnan was fouled and Reagan pointed with Churchill also pointing.

Half time score Ballymac 1-5 Churchill 0-4. The home side started the second half in style kicking two points inside the first five minutes.

Keelan Brosnan picked out Barry Lyons with a fine pass and when he was fouled, Reagan pointed.

Dunne again went upfield passed to Moriarty who in turn put Diarmuid Lynch through for a fine point.

Churchill responded with two points to leave us ahead 1-7 to 0-8 midway through the half. Again Churchill pointed with about 12 minutes left to set up an exciting finish.

With about six minutes remaining, Dara Chawke powered through for a goal after which fine defensive work prevented our opponents scoring again and got our league campaign off to a great start.

We are due to travel to Glenfesk next Saturday evening for the next game in this competition. Team and Scorers. B Lonergan,T Brick (1-0) E Rodgers,C Godley, E O Malley, C Dunne (0-1) D Chawke (1-0) J O Keeffe, K Brosnan, D Dunne Moriarty, D Reagan,(0-4), J Carmody,D Broderick, B Lyons,(0-1)

Ballymac Lotto Results

Jackpot €6,800 Venue: Halfway Bar. Numbers Drawn: 3, 5, 23, 26. No jackpot winner. Lucky Dip Winners €30 each: Tom Wharton, c/o Tom Leen; Jimmy Lynch, c/o Tom Leen;. Hannah Brosnan, c/o Tom Leen; John Duggan, c/o Tom Leen; . Luke Mahony, c/o Tom Leen; Seller’s Prize: Tom Leen. Next week’s Jackpot €6,900. Venue: Ó Riadas Bar & Restaurant.

Coiste Na nOg

Faoi 8/10 The academy which was due to start last Sunday the 05th of March was cancelled due to the recent poor weather. It will now start on Sunday the 12th of March at the usual time of 11.00am on the main pitch – weather permitting.

Faoi 6 Boys And Girls

Our U-6 boys and girls continued their training last Sunday in St Brendan’s Hall, Ballydwyer at 11am. They are enjoying themselves and are developing their skills. All players please remember to bring gum shields, water and indoor runners.

Handball Notes

Well done to Cian Counihan and Danny Riordan who defeated Shane and Fiachra Hayes (Clare) 21-7, 13-21, 21-12 . Best of luck to them on Thursday night in Broadford against Tipperary in the Munster final. Also best wishes to Daire Keane in Kingscourt against Caolan McCarton in the All Ireland Semi Final.

Scór na bPaistí

Ballymacelligott GAA Club was well represented at last weeks district final and was awarded first place in two of the categories Rince Foirne & Leiriu – these two teams will represent our club at the semi-final on Saturday, March 11th at Presentation Secondary School, CastIeisland at 3pm. All Are Welcome. The judges also gave glowing reports to: Rose Brosnan, Rachel Galvin, Grace Kelly, Ailbhe O’Connor, Molly O’Connor, Beatrice Mannix, Fiona McCarthy and Sinead Scanlon,  Abby Leahy and Alicia O’Connell, Maggie Scanlon and Shaoirse Reidy, Comhghairdeas gach duine.

Comhaltas News

Two Firsts For Ballymacelligott Dancers. Sult Na Nóg Ceili Competitions took place at the weekend in Killarney. The results verify the effort and hard work imputed by these dancers. First place Nine -11 mixed Ceili: Ri-Ann Zhang, Rose Brosnan, Christopher Mannix and Conor McCarthy. First place: 11-13yrs: Abby Leahy, Ella Quirke, Laura Kelly and Shaoirse Reidy. Second and third place was awarded to our U-9s Four and Eight-Hand Ceili: Beatrice, Sinead, Fiona, Katie, Rachel, Molly, Grace and Ri-Ann. Bhi sibh go hiontach, maith sibh.

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