Ballymac Lotto Winner’s €8,200 Cheque Presented
We had reason to celebrate last week when Ballymacelligott GAA Club officers presented Alan Freeman with his winnings after he won the club’s €8,200 lotto jackpot recently.
Alan had bought his ticket only the day before the draw and was very happy to tell us that he intends to put the winnings into his garden.
Don’t forget that you can always buy a weekly or annual lotto tickey online at: ww.ballmacgaa.com or from any of your local vendors.
Weekly tickets also available from all regular vendors. This week Lotto results from Ó Riada’s Bar. Jackpot: €1,700 Numbers drawn were: 5, 6, 13 and 26.
Lucky Dip winners : 1. Christy Murphy, c/o Tom Leen; 2. John Rice, c/o Paula Silles; 3. Chloe Foran, c/o Mary Riordan; 4. James O Hara, c/oTom Leen; 5.Marie McCarthy, c/o Tony Riordan, seller: Tom Leen. This week’s Jackpot is €1,800 and the venue will be Ballygarry House Hotel on 3-7-2017
Ballymac V Laune Rangers Round 7 of The County League
Ballymac 0-12 Laune Rangers 3-9.
A great amount of supporters came out to cheer on both teams for the the seventh round of the county league in what was sure to be a very competitive match.
From the off both teams made great attempts to put a mark on the score board but Laune Rangers did just that on the fifth minute.
Ballymac Fought Back
They followed four minutes later with their number 14 Connor Clarke doubling their score. Ballymac fought back when, on the 13th minute, Aiden Breen gave Ballymac their first point in outstanding exhibition followed by Vinny Horan scoring to match the Launge rangers points on the board.
It was early days and all to play for as both teams gave everything to defend their lines.
But the battle was hard fought in the closing minutes of the first half with Ballymac scoring five points in total to Laune Rangers seven. The visitors had the advantage going into the break.
Completely Different Game
The second half proved to be a completely different game. With such a narrow gap in scores to begin with, it was anybody’s game. Laune Rangers immediately pushed forward when their number 15, Colm O’Shea widened that gap by putting the ball over the bar.
Rangers continued to push when Shane Daly came up the wing and expertly passed the ball to his full-forward, Conor Clarke who took on the Ballymac keeper and the first goal of the game was registered. With confidence on the up they got a second goal just two minutes later.
Seal the Deal
Ballymac seemed to find their feet at this point of the match when they teamed up and managed four points without response in just six minutes.
They battled hard to bring the game to their side but another Laune Rangers goal spoiled their hopes and seemed to seal the deal for the visitors.
The last 15 minutes decided who were to be the victors and it was Laune Rangers that proved to be too strong for the home side and came out on top.
Ballymac did bring great strength and absolute heartfelt determination to this game and we are sure that they will bring the magic back again.
Kellogg’s Cúl Camp 2017
The Summer Cúl Camp in Ballymacelligott will take place from July 31st to August 4th from 10am to 2.30pm daily on the main pitch.
Bookings can be made at the following: www.gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps.
The cost is €60 for the first child. All participants will receive a free jersey, training top and back pack!
Many thanks to Joby Costello for hosting a goalkeeping academy in Ballmac last Tuesday evening. We had young aspiring boy and girl goalkeepers from a range of age groups on the night with a number of mentors supporting the session.
We will continue with this academy over the summer.
Faoi16 – Ballyduff Trip
We travelled to Ballyduff on Wednesday for the county league game. We were beaten on the evening on a score line of 6-21 to 1-14.
FAOI 14 V Na Gaeil
The U-14 A boys had a home fixture against Na Gaeil last Thursday.
The boys continued their great form shown at the Munster Feile last weekend with a well-earned victory over Na Gaeil played in blustery conditions last Thursday in Ballymac.
From the off the Ballymac lads were well up for this game with both teams missing a few players. It proved a great opportunity for others to shine.
Adam O’Keeffe returned to goals where his kick out strength proved valuable both against and with the breeze. Jamie Sugrue has shown improvements all year and deserved his starting role where he impressed at corner back.
Denis Brosnan’s switch to midfield along worked well alongside the ever-reliable Adam Joy who worked tirelessly throughout.
Gary Lynch played some of his best football to date at corner forward along with centre forward Sean Horan.
Showed Great Patience
Playing against a stiff breeze in the first half Ballymac used all their experience to carry the ball extremely well. They showed great patience in defence, which found itself under pressure at times. We went in at half time in a comfortable position, down by two points on a score of 1-3 to 0-8. Ballymac used the wind to their advantage in the second half by creating space and letting quick long ball into the forwards.
This was boosted by the introduction of Donal Daly and Maurice O’ Connell. Ballymac kicked 1-7 to Na Gaels 0-4 to gain their first two valuable points in what is an extremely competitive Division 1 Central Region. Final result was: Ballymac 2-10 Na Gaeil 0-12.
The Ballymac team: Adam O’ Keeffe, Adam Walker, James Baily, Jamie Sugrue, Luke O’Connell, Darragh Sweeney, Andy Rogers, Adam Joy, Denis Brosnan, Adam Sheehy, Sean Horan, Thomas O’ Connor, James Kenny, Dylan Barry O’Connell, Gary Lynch. Subs: Maurice O Connell, Mossie Brennan, Donal Daly and Eoin Creedon.
Next up for the team is an away fixture against Laune Rangers on this Monday evening, July 3rd at 7pm.
B Team Short Against Annascaul/Lispole
The B team had an away trip to Annascaul/Lispole in the Division 3 Central Region on Tuesday. The boys came up a little short on the evening and were defeated on a score line of 5-16 to 4-8. Next up for the U-14 B boys is an away fixture against Laune Rangers on Monday the 03rd of July at 7.00pm.
The last round of Go Games took place in Scartaglin on Wednesday. We had matches against Castleisland Desmonds, Currow, Cordal and Scartaglin on the evening. Many thanks to Scartaglin for hosting the event.
The academy did not take place on Sunday due to the Munster football finals. The academy will resume on Sunday, July 9th at the usual time on the main pitch.
John Mitchel’s Annual Tournament
On Saturday, July 22nd, John Mitchels GAA Club is hosting its annual tournament. The games will run between 10am and 2:30pm with teams getting five games on the day. All teams will be 11-a-side. Mentors will be in touch with details closer to the time.
Faoi 8 Boys off to Scart
The academy will resume on July 9th at the usual time on the main pitch.
Ballymac U-8 boys play the last round of the Castleisland District Go Games on Wednesday evening July 5th in Scartaglin. Throw in is at 7pm.
Can all players please arrive for 6;45pm. Please wear club colours and gum shields.
Congrats to Cora
Ballymac GAA Club would like to congratulate our own Cora Savage who, with the Kerry U-14 team travelled to Nenagh to play Galway in the All Ireland Final on Saturday.
Victory was not on the Kerry side on the day but it is a huge achievement to advance to the final and we are all proud of her this season.
Also well done to Ballymac’s Andy Rodgers who played in the Kerry primary schools half time game at the Munster final in Killarney on Sunday.
Congrats to David Cliffors and the Kerry Minors
Congratulations to The Kerry Minor team and their captain David Clifford on their historic Munster Minor title win on Sunday last in Fitzgerald Stadium. David, whose mother Ellen is from Ballymacelligott played a captains part and got a rousing ovation when he had to come off injured towards the end of the game. This is the last year of the U-18 minor grade and a historic win for the Kerry team. We wish them every success in the All Ireland championship. Also congratulations to the Kerry senior team on winning the Munster final on Sunday. They secured the win and kept their unprecedented record of 32 unbeaten championship games in Fitzgerald Stadium in the process.
We wish them every success in the quarter finals in Croke Park.
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