Anne O’Sullivan from Ballymacelligott saw this photograph before her after mass on Sunday at Ballymacelligott’s Church of the Immaculate Conception.
“I got the chance to photograph a unique occasion and a piece of parish history. The ages of the three Ballymac men pictured here total 275 years – a fair achievement,” Anne thought.
“They are, from left, Jimmy Moriarty of Ballyseedy, Jerome Keane of Rathanny and John O’Connor of Maglass.
“Jimmy will be 91 in September, Jerome will be 93 in December and John will be 91 later this month!! The three of them are great characters and wonderful company and I was lucky to have my camera to hand,” said Anne.
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Seniors Away to St. Michael’s
There were no senior fixtures this week but Ballymac play St. Michael’s Filmore away on Saturday at 7pm in Round 8 of the county league.
Coiste Na Nog Cúl Camp 2017
The Summer Cul 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 €60.00 for the first child. All participants will receive a Free Jersey, Training Top and Back Pack!
Ballymac U-16s travelled to Ballyduff on Wednesday recently to take on the home side in the second round of county league.
Both sides had been defeated in their first game so they were anxious to get points on the table. Ballyduff had a blistering start and registered a goal and a point in the first five minutes.
Adam Joy got Ballymac on the board with a point from play. This was cancelled out by the Ballyduff corner forward.
Ballyduff went on to score another 1-7 before half time to leave their tally at 2-8. Four more points from Daragh Broderick and three from Dylan Dunne Moriarty left Ballymac with a total of 12 points at half time.
Unfortunately, the floodgates opened in the second half and Ballyduff registered the first eight scores before Daragh Broderick goaled for Ballymac.
Try as they might, Ballymac could not stop the many Ballyduff attacks and the home side ran out comprehensive winners on a score line of Ballyduff 6-21 to Ballymac 1-14.
The Ballymac team: Eoghan Kenny, Diarmuid Lynch, Aiden O Brien, Ciaran Brosnan, Daragh Leen, Liam O Brien, Jonathan Lowe, Dylan Dunne Moriarty, David Rogers, Daragh Lynch, Dara Broderick, Adam Joy, Sean Horan, Jack Tobin, Brian Cassidy Dean Lenihan, Dara Brosnan.
Ballymac U-16s travelled to Kilgarvan/Tousist on Sundayday to take on the home side in the third round of county league.
In what turned out to be a close encounter the boys came just short on a score line of Kilgarvan/Tousist 4-5 to Ballymac 1-13.
Ballymac A 1-11 Laune Rangers A 4-12
As the cliché says its goals that win games, but to the credit of the 16 players in attendance their efforts and spirit on the night was faultless. Missing 10 players from our regular panel this was a great opportunity for others to shine.
Younger players like Mossie Brennan, Gary Lynch, Mark O’Connor and James Kenny all put in solid performances against a much more physical opposition.
Similar to last week’s match, Ballymac started brightly competing in all areas of the field and matching Laune Rangers with some excellent passages of play but it was the last 10 minutes of the first half where Rangers hit their only dominant patch of the game and scored two goals to leave us trailing by 1-6 to 3-8 at half time.
A few positional changes at half time changed the balance of the Ballymac team and we found ourselves taking the game to Rangers.
But the physicality of their defence was difficult to pen
The Ballymac boys battled until the end with some outstanding defending in the full back line by Adam Walker, Luke O’Connell, Mossie Brennan and the safe hands of Adam O’Keeffe behind them. Ballymac dominated the middle third of the pitch with James Baily, Andy Rogers, Darragh Sweeney, Adam Joy, Cathal Culloty, Denis Brosnan and Dylan Barry O’Connell giving no inch to much taller opponents.
Whilst up front Sean Horan, Adam Sheehy, Gary Lynch, James Kenny, Mark O’Connor all deserved a greater return on the scoreboard for a truly gutsy performance. Next up is an away game v Ardfert on this Monday evening at 7pm.
The B team had a home game last Monday evening against Laune Rangers B in the Division 3 Central Region.
The boys came up against a strong Rangers side on the evening and were defeated on a score line of 1-3 to 5-20.
Next up for the U-14 b boys is an away fixture against Austin Stacks on this Monday, July10th 7pm.
The academy resumed on Sunday with a good turnout on a lovely morning for football. On Saturday, July 22nd John Mitchels will hosting their annual tournament with games between 10am and 2:30pm on the day. All teams will be 11 a side. Mentors will be in touch with details closer to the time.
The academy resumed on Sunday with a good turnout on the morning. Ballymac U-8 boys played the last round of the Castleisland District Go Games last Wednesday evening in Scartaglin. Eric Quirke, Oran Silles, Graham West, Conor Lynch and Gearoid Joy were amongst those who impressed on the evening.
Ballymac U-12 Girls
Cromane 3-3 Ballymac 1-4. Our final game for the season was the Division 1 play offs away to Cromane.
Our Division 1 campaign had faltered of late , having won the first three games , a narrow defeat away to Southern Gaels followed.
Injury, absence and loss of form lead to further defeats to Scartaglin and a bizarre loss to Fossa which scuppered our hopes of making the Division 1 final.
Again due to holidays and absences we lined out Tuesday evening without Orla O’Connor and Geraldyn Cassidy, Ciara Palmer lined out but her shoulder problem surfaced again shortly before half time.
Niamh Lynch who was having a stormer had to retire before half time also due to illness.
However, with five minutes to go we led by a point mainly down to the tremendous efforts of all involved. The efforts made couldn’t be sustained and two goals by Cromane in the final minutes put paid to our hopes for a win .
Between the blue team and the gold team this season we played 24 games between North Kerry League and county league.
The coaches are very proud of this bunch of U-12 girls and they have represented Ballymac in a great manner and are a pleasure to coach.
There is tremendous potential in the group and a few of them will possibly play for Kerry at underage levels in the coming years.
We take a well earned break for July now before kicking off in August again with some skill sessions.
Important that the girls keep practicing at home and attend the county development squads when they come up.
Again well done girls and thanks to the parents for committing to both teams this year thus ensuring that we fielded teams in all scheduled games .
Team on the night for the record: Kerry Hennesy, Alice Brosnan, Alexia Weiss, Abbey Leahy, Niamh Lynch, Roisin Rahilly, Anna Collins, Ciara Palmer, Ella Quirke, Kate Feeney, Rachel Griffin, Kate Collins, Jill Quirke, Charlotte Geary, Rachel Creedon, Laura Sugrue, Roisin Raggett, Allie Tarrant, Labhaoise Mansfield, Lauren O’Connor, Sarah Mason.
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