Notice For Spectators and Supporters
Spectators should be aware that all the risks posed by Covid-19 cannot be eliminated, including attending GAA games but that essential control measures have been put in place to reduce risks for members.
• Spectators must not attend games if they display any symptoms of Covid-19 and instead should phone their GP and follow public health advice
• Individuals that are considered high risk or are in close contact with others who are considered high risk should not attend games (click here)
• Spectators must note that much of the responsibility for managing Covid-19 risk remains with yourself particularly in relation to social distancing, wearing of face coverings and sanitation
• We advise all spectators to bring your own hand sanitiser
• The use of face coverings is strongly advised for all patrons over the age of 13
• Spectators must not enter the field of play at any time including pre-match, at half-time and other intervals and after the final whistle or at end-of-match presentations
• Spectators have to keep to keep their own record of contacts at a match for potential tracing purposes
• All spectators should be encouraged to download the HSE tracing app (click here)
• The current public health guidance advises a social distance of 2m be maintained between people. Further government guidance may change and the GAA’s assessment method may change as a result.
• Where small groups of people are attending games, members of these should wherever possible be from the same household.
• Individuals and small groups should remain insofar as possible in the same area for the duration of the game, remain 2m apart and avoid intermingling with other individuals or groups
• We ask you all to practice and maintain social distancing
• Before, between and after games it is essential that spectators do not congregate in groups in the vicinity of the grounds as social distancing and contact tracing measures will be compromised and the potential risk of transmission higher
• We ask all our spectators attending any of our games to restrict contact with individuals and groups outside their own household once inside the ground.
Senior Team V Churchill on Saturday
Our senior team will take part in the Junior Premier Club Championship and have their first game V Churchill on Saturday 25th July at 7pm.
The game is to be played in Blennerville.
We wish the team and management every success. The attendance is limited at present and we will keep everyone updated via our web site and social media as the week progresses.
Minor Team News
Our Minor team started their campaign in the County League on Friday evening.
They travelled to Killorglin and they lost to a much stronger Killorglin team. Their next game is on Saturday 15th August.
Round 2: Saturday 15th August at 4pm Ballymac V Firies. Round 3 Saturday 5th September at 4pm Keel/Listry V Ballymac
St. Kieran’s Minors V St. Brendan’s
St. Kieran’s Minors Team will take on St. Brendan’s in the first round of the Keane’s SuperValu Minor Football Championship.
The minor football championship which will be played at U-17 this year is a straight knock out and 16 teams will compete in the competition.
The first round is due to take place on Monday August 3rd with venue and times to be decided.
The draw was as follows: Legion v Bye; Firies v Bye; St. Brendan’s v St. Kieran’s; Laune Rangers v Mid Kerry; Shannon Rangers v West Kerry; South Kerry v Austin Stacks; Feale Rangers v Dr. Crokes; East Kerry V Kenmare District
Junior Team Out in August
Our junior team will play in the county junior league in August.
Our team play in Group F with Listowel Emmett’s, Annascaul and Austin Stacks C. The first round is on Friday, August 14th at 7pm when we travel to Connolly Park to play Stacks. The remaining games are as follows: Friday, September 4th Ballymac V Annascaul at 7pm and Friday, September 11th Ballymac V Listowel Emmett’s at 6.30pm.
Coiste na nÓg Action This Week
This week sees our U12 boys and U16 boys play their first competitive football for some time.
We thank all our volunteers and coaches who put so much time into ensuring our games and pitches were in order for our teams to return to our games. Please note it is the responsibility of all parents to ensure the children use the sanitizing stations provided at every training session and games before and after each session. Once every parent ensures their child/children use it then everyone will be safe.
U-12 Boys Back in Training
Our U-12 boys have been back in training for three weeks and putting in a massive effort under new coach Frank Donavan.
Each training session has been fully attended by the boys who are really binding well and playing as a team.
We had our first taste of championship action at home on Sunday against a strong An Ghaeltacht squad.
Our blue team had a nervous start and went four points behind before Eoghan Joy opened our account.
Slowly but steadily we got into the game with some great passing moves and scores from Michael Quirke and Padraig Reidy. Cian Gilroy was rock solid in the full back position.
In the second half we pulled away and at the final whistle we took the victory 5-10 to 2-08.
Our gold team settled well into the game with Shane Cassidy putting in some fine saves.
Our midfield pairing of Liam Rahilly and Jack Collins dominated the centre of the pitch with Graham West our top scorer.
The boys came out on top at the final whistle with a score of 5-15 to 2-07.
Next Sunday sees our two teams travel to Kileen to play Na Gaeil at 6pm. The following week they are away to Kerins O’Rahillys at 6pm
Training continues this coming week for our U-14 boys.
Ballymac U-16s are back in training with a panel of 21 players. We look forward with great confidence to the county league with games against Ardfert, Austin Stacks and Kerins O’Rahillys.
We wish the team and mentors Roland Rogers, Martin Lowe, Eddie O’Connell and John Rice the very best of luck .
The full list of games are as follows: Group A. Round 1: Monday 20/7/20 at 7pm. Ballymac V Ardfert; Round 2: Monday 27/7/20 at 7pm. Austin Stacks V Ballymac; Round 3: Monday 3/8/20 at 7pm. Kerins O’Rahillys V Ballymac
Ladies Membership Due
Ladies membership is now due and needs to be paid as soon as possible.
Please play via the clubforce app or via our web site where the link is displayed.
Play Ball Lotto
The Draw for Play Ball The Ballymac GAA (Interim Lotto ) took place on Tuesday, July 14th.
The numbers drawn were: 30. 29, 5 and 24. There was no winner of the Jackpot of €640. The lucky dip winner was Helen Leen. Thanks Helen for your support.
This week Helen gets a Gift Voucher to the value of €20.00 for the Half Way Shop. We thank Pat McCarthy and The Half Way Shop for supporting Ballymac Play Ball Lotto.
We thank everyone who supported Ballymac GAA Play Ball Lotto this week. All the money raised goes towards the club upkeep.
Next weeks Jackpot is €660.00 and the draw is live on the website on this Monday, July 20th.
Play On-Line Now
You can buy your ticket for next weeks draw by clicking on the link here: www.ballymacgaa.com/play-ball-lotto-draw-results-for-13th-july-2020