On Wednesday night last Ballymac qualified for the Castleisland District A final where they will play the combination team of Knock/Brosna/Duagh at a date and venue to be confirmed.
It took Ballymac a while to settle into this game with Desmond’s getting the better of the early exchanges but the concession of three first half goals put an early end to this contest and with a strong 28 player panel in attendance it gave us great opportunity to get everyone game time. A much improved performance from all was most welcomed and we now look forward to playing in the Castleisland District Final on Sunday the 03rd of September. The final score was Ballymac 5-13 to Castleisland Desmond’s 2-06.
We played the Tralee Town League Final in Caherslee last Sunday morning and it was a very welcome victory for our 14s. Both teams were well up for this match and the first half proved to be a very competitive with a half time score of Ballymac 2 07 Rahillys 3 02. Ballymac boys again conceded somewhat soft goals which kept Rahillys very much in this game especially where Rahillys used their counter attacking game to great benefit. Second half saw much more composed and controlled performance from Ballymac where with a few personnel and positional changes saw Ballymac gain full control of the game and limit Rahillys to only 2 points in the second half. Ballymac showed greater desire and work rate to ensure that captain Adam Walker would be the one lifting the trophy at the end of 60mins of football. Great joy for Ballymac to reach and win their first title for 2017. Well done to all players and management team involved. The final score was Ballymac 3-15 to Kerins O’Rahillies 3-04.
Ballymac Seniors Face Na Gaeil in League Final
Ballymac will play Na Gaeil in the final of The County league on Sunday the 24th of September at Ballymac, time to be confirmed .
Ballymac 1-21 Churchill 2-8
We played host to Churchill in the Minor Central League competition last Monday evening. A fine haul of nine points by Michael Hoare and an energetic display by Cathal Dunne were the main reasons for this victory.
Lotto Results 28/08/2017
Venue : Balyygarry House Hotel; Jackpot : €2,600; Numbers Drawn : 2, 4, 16 , 22; No Winner
Lucky Dip Winners: 1. Eimir Moriarty, Rathanny; 2. Darragh Flahive, Ballymac; 3. Sim Clifford, Mounthawk; 4. Maureen Harris, Maugha; 5. Denis McCarthy c/o Tony Marshall, Seller: Paula Silles. Next Weeks Jackpot: €2,700. Venue : Glenduff Manor. Date: 04/09/2017
Girls U-16 North Kerry League
Ballymac 3-10 Abbeydorney 2-6. Ballymac’s U-16 girls U-16s kicked off the North Kerry League with an away win of 3-10 to 2-6 over Abbeydorney on Tuesday evening. Due to numbers we played 13 a side and this led to very entertaining game.
Team Robyn White,Maeve O’Sullivan, Niamh Rahilly, Emily O’Donaghue, Caoimhe Carroll, Sinead McKeowan, Aisling O’Connell, Ellie Mc Elligott, Aine Rice, Eve Creedon, Cait Rice, Emily O’Donaghue and Lisa Curran.
U-12 Girls Tralee Town League
After a summer break our U-12 girls are back in action again. We’ve entered two teams again in this competition Blue team Division 1 and Gold team Division 2. This results in 35 girls getting games in this competition which is very positive.
The Gold Team kicked off against Churchill in Ballymac despite the visiting side being much the stronger there was some very good displays on our side with Jill Quirke, Anna Collins, Sarah Mason and Aisling Bailey showing well.
They followed up with a visit to Connolly Park to play Austin Stacks B this was a close competitive encounter but Stacks ability to take their scores was the difference in the end.
Alice Brosnan and Anna Collins were the outstanding on the night with Sarah Mason , Nicole Walker, Jill Quirke, Labhaoise Mansfield, Lauren O’Connor and Alli Tarrant giving good support.
The Blue Team played John Mitchell’s on Sunday 27th August in Ballymacelligott. A very strong first half with Rachel Griffin and Roisin Rahilly getting goals had us in a good position at half time.
Ciara Palmer, Laura Sugrue, Kate Collins,and Ella Quirke adding points in the second half we finished up with a comfortable win on the night.
Thursday saw us travel to Killeen to take on Na Gaeil in Round 2 .This was a closer affair but we showed a good improvement in point taking which had us lead by 0-10 to 0-2 at half time. Final score: Ballymac 1-13 to Na Gaeil 0-8. Next up Gold team v St. Pats on Tuesday night and Blue team v Austin Stacks.
Coiste Na Nóg Eric Mason Memorial Blitz
On Saturday we hosted the sixth annual Eric Mason tournament which took place on a beautiful day for football.
This tournament is in memory of Eric who was a keen footballer and passed to his eternal reward in 2011 at the age of 15. The teams competing on the day were divided into the following groups:
Group 1: Ardfert, Ballymac, Glanmire and Firies. Group 2: Churchill, Dr. Crokes, Keel and Moyvane
This year’s competition was for players in the U-12 category and some great football was played on the day despite the poor weather conditions which is a tribute to all the participating clubs. Ballymac and Ardfert started the proceedings and Ballymac got things off to a great start when they won on a score line of 5-07 to 1-01. In the next match Churchill got the better of Keel on a scoreline of 1-06 to 0-08. Churchill lost their next game to Dr Crokes on a score line of 1-07 to 1-03. Crokes were to go on and win out their group with further victories against Moyvane and Keel. Ballymac’s next game was against Firies and they were two points down at half time but rallied in the second half to win a close encounter on a score line of 3-05 to 2-04. In their final group game Ballymac played Glanmire from Cork. In an entertaining game where again we came from behind at half time to secure a one-point win on a score line of Ballymac 2-05 to Glanmire’s 2-04 to win their group. With the group stages now complete the line-up for the the semi-finals in the Cup and Shield competitions were known. In the cup competition Ballymac would play Churchill with Dr Crokes taking on Glanmire. In the shield competition Firies would take on Moyvane and Keel would play Ardfert. In the shield competition Moyvane and Keel would advance to the final with comfortable victories in their respective semi-finals. In the shield final Keel would edge a close encounter on a score line of 1-08 to 0-08. Presentations were made by Anna Mason to the winning Keel players and the Runners up Moyvane.
In the first semi-final in the cup competition Ballymac took on Churchill in what turned out to be a very close encounter played in terrible conditions. Ballymac were ahead at most stages in this game but a late Churchill goal tied the game up at 3-05 to 3-05 at full time. Extra time was required to separate the teams and Churchill struck an early goal which proved to be the vital score. They went on to win the game by 2 points on a score line of Ballymac 4-05 to Churchill’s 4-07. In the second semi-final Dr Crokes were too strong for Glanmire and the won comfortably on a score line of 4-08 to 1-05. An excellent final ensued where neither side could be faulted for their endeavour. Dr Crokes put together some beautiful passages of play and at the final whistle they were the deserving winners on a score line of 4-08 to 0-08 to claim the cup. Presentations were made by Anna Mason to the winning Dr Crokes players and the Runners up Churchill, referees, and to the player of the tournament Billy Walsh from Churchill. Thanks to all the participating clubs who contributed to a fantastic day of football. A special thanks to all involved within the club and the parish that helped make this a very successful tournament.
Ballymac Panel: 1. Tommy Palmer, 2. Michael Culloty, 3. Luke Horgan, 4. Aiden Horgan, 5. Padraig Heffernan, 6. Diarmaid Galvin, 7. Sean Rice, 8. Niall Collins, 9. Evan Boyle, 10. Cian Mc’ Carthy, 11. David Lucid, 12. Jack Slattery, 13. Michael Savage, 14. Tom Long, 15. Shane Gilroy, 16. Cathal White
Faoi 12 Blue Team
Ballymac made it three wins in a row last Monday evening in the central region when we beat John Mitchel’s away from home. We were well on top from the start and in fact should have been out of sight at half time but failed to take glorious scoring opportunities. We stepped up our game in the second half and goals from Raymond Lowe and Michael Prendergast and a great point from Sam Mansfield sealed the victory. Overall this was a great team victory with excellent work rate shown throughout. Well done to everyone on the team. The Final score was John Mitchels 2-06 to Ballymac’s 4-09.
Our Gold Team played Cromane away last Monday evening last. The game was competitive throughout but we came up a just short on a score line of Cromane 3-10 to Ballymac 3-08.
The academy took place last Sunday morning with a good turnout on the morning. Our U10 panel will travel to Killorglan next Sunday morning for challenge games with Laune Rangers. Throw in at 10.30am. The next academy will take place on Sunday the 17th of September.
The academy resumed last Sunday morning and we had a good turnout. Our U8 panel will travel to Killorglan next Sunday morning for challenge games with Laune Rangers. Throw in at 10.30am. The next academy will take place on Sunday, September 17th.
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