Ballymacelligott GAA Club News Round-Up

An Ríocht AC/Lee Strand Kingdom Come 10 Miler and 5K 9-4-2017
Ballymacelligott native, Joan Ennis, nee Kerrisk, was the winner of the An Ríocht/Lee Strand 10 Miler in Castleisland on Sunday. Joan is pictured (second from left)  with the top finishers in the annual An Ríocht AC/Lee Strand Kingdom Come 10 Miler and 5K Fun Run in Castleisland on Sunday. from left: Sharon Cahill, An Ríocht AC 3rd.; Joan Ennis, Grange-Fermoy AC, 1st.; Deirdre Nagle, Farranfore Maine Valley AC 2nd. and Rachel Stokes, Kerry Crusaders, 4th. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Ballymac  1-19  – St.Senans  2-13.

Ballymac took on St.Senans in Round 3 of the County league. The conditions were excellent on a lovely evening for a game of football.

St. Senan’s started the better with some fine attacks and led very early on until Ballymac were awarded a penalty when Vinnie Horan was pulled down on the edge of the square.

Aiden Breen missed the initial spot kick but slipped the rebound under the advancing goalkeeper.

It was score for score for the next ten minutes until Ballymac hit their purple patch which saw them lead by three points by half time.

Ballymac started as the stronger side in the second half and stormed into a seven point lead. St.Senan’s then hit 2-1 without reply to draw level heading into the final stages.

Ballymac rallied with the introduction of Dan O’Shea which saw three unanswered points in the final minutes.

Ballymac Minor County league V An Ghaeltacht

Ballymac 2-16 An Ghaeltacht 1-10

Our latest County League game was played in ideal conditions in Ballymac on Friday evening. Following this victory over an understrength An Ghaeltacht side, we have a home semi-final to look forward to in the coming weeks. James McDonnell was very industrious throughout, Brian Lonergan brought off some fine saves and Cathal Dunne turned in yet another fine performance as he has been doing all season.

Ballymac U-14 Girls

Our U-14 ladies travelled to Templenoe on Sunday to take on the Inbhear Sceine Gaels girls in the first round of Division 2 of the County League.

Great credit to the parents who had all players in the grounds   forty minutes before the throw in. In perfect conditions with a slight breeze we ended the first half down a point on a score line of 0-5 to 1-1.

Both teams found scores hard to come by, but there was some excellent defending from both teams. Cora Savage found the net to get us on the score board with an excellent run beating several defenders to finish to the net with aplomb.

This was the least the girls deserved at that stage due to their hard work and determination up to then.

The second half started with Ballymac having the aid of the slight breeze and had to withstand a lot of pressure from the home side conceding a fortuitous goal  to leave us trailing by three again but the girls rallied brilliantly with Sinead Mc Keown and Cora Savage dominating at centre field to take the lead with five minutes to go.

Grainne Galvin chipped in with a goal to give us a point lead. The home team replied with a point to leave it level going into injury time.

While we had a chance to win it, it was the South Kerry girls who got the winning point to take the spoils with a deflected shot which went over.

Ballymac Girls U-16 league Division 3

Ballymac 6-4 Glenflesk 3-4

The U-16 girls got their campaign underway at home to Glenflesk played in good dry conditions. Ballymac made a great start with Emily O’Donoghue putting 1-1 to her name within five minutes. We dominated the first half with our defense well on top in particular the full back line of Roisin Long, Niamh Rahilly and Eve Creedon.

We kept Glenflesk to just one point to 4-2 at half time. Aine Rice ,Elle Mc Elligott and Emily O Donaghue adding a goal a piece and Lisa Curran adding a point .  The 1st quarter of the 2nd half saw Glenflesk mount a mini comeback adding 3-3 , however the Ballymac girls assumed control again spurred on by a brilliant individual goal from Niamh Rahilly , points from Aine Rice and sub Mary Ann Fleming , another late goal from Emily to give her a hot-trick following good pass from Lisa put the icing on the cake leaving the final score 6-4 to 3-4 in our favour .

Team and Scorers

Robyn White, Roisin Long, Niamh Rahilly, 1-0; Eve Creedon, Caroline Hurley, Caoimhe Carroll, Maeve O’Sullivan, Aisling O’Connell, Therese Keane, Elle McElligott, 1-0; Áine Rice, 1-1; Cáit Rice, Lisa Curran, 0-1; Elle Sugrue, Emily O’ Donoghue, 3-1; Subs: Kate O’Connor, Mary Anne Fleming, 0-1; Sophie O’Donoghue.

Coiste Na nÓg

Faoi 14

Both Ballymac U-14 teams continued their county league campaigns on Wednesday evening.

Our U-14 A team played Kilcummin in Round Two of the Division one County League.

Led by Captain Adam Walker we got off to a whirlwind start and we led by 2-4 to 0-1 after 17 minutes with Sean Horan scoring our first goal.

Adam O’Keeffe was playing well in goals. James Bailey and Ryan Mc Hugh defended heroically, and up front Dylan Barry and Donal Daly caught the eye of the supporters.

A couple of minutes before half time, Kilcummin hit us for 2-1 against the run of play.

However, we led 3-5 to 2-1 at the break with our third goal coming from Donal Daly.

The first half belonged to Gary Lynch who contributed 1-3 with a superb performance.

Fair play to Kilcummin they came out in the second half a team inspired and put us under pressure. They were rewarded with two early goals to put themselves in with a great chance of getting a result.

Our boys showed great leadership once more and responded well with three unanswered points. This put us in the driving seat, leading by two points. The game was turning out to be a classic. Once again, Kilcummin fought back and with only a few minutes left, they scored three unanswered points to clinch the win by the minimum margin.

Thanks to Kilcummin for a great sporting game and to all the parents for their support on the night. The team was Adam O’Keeffe, Adam Walker, James Bailey, Andy Rogers, Ryan McHugh, Denis Brosnan, Darragh Sweeney, Adam Joy, Adam Kelly, Dylan Barry O’Connell, Sean Horan, Adam Sheehy, Byran Godley, Donal Daly, and Gary Lynch. Subs: Maurice O’Connell, James Kenny, Luke O’Connell and Mossie Brennan.

Our B team played Kerins O’Rahilly’s B and were victorious on a score line of Kerins O’ Rahilly’s 3-02 – Ballymac 5-15.

Faoi 8/10

No academy on Easter Sunday, April 17th. The academy resumes on Sunday 23rd at the usual time of 11am on the main pitch.

Ballymac Lotto Results
Venue : O Riada’s Bar. Jackpot: €7,300. Numbers Drawn: 9, 11, 23, 28. No Winner this week.

Lucky Dip Winners: 1. Jack Sugrue c/o Tom Leen; 2. Helen Leen, Chutehall; 3.Chris Leen, Kilquane; 4.Mike Sweeney c/o Paula Silles; 5. Tom Culhane, Glin, Co. Limerick. Sellers Prize: Tom Leen.

Congratulations to our two Ballymac U-14 girls, Cora Savage and Sinead McKeown on Saturday who were part of the Kerry team which beat Tipperary 5-9 to 1-2 in the Munster championship. These two girls have some super talent and we look forward to seeing more form them in the future. It was great to see all the Ballymac supporters in attendance to cheer on the girls.

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