Ballymac GAA Club Lotto Rolling into €2,600

Club Lotto Now at €2,600

No winner of the Ballymac GAA Club Lotto at Ó Riada's and it now stands at €2,600. ©Photograph: John Reidy
No winner of the Ballymac GAA Club Lotto at Ó Riada’s and it now stands at €2,600. ©Photograph: John Reidy

The lotto was held in O Riadas Bar on Monday, 18th April 2016 for a jackpot of €2,500.  Numbers drawn were 8,13,17,27.  There was no winner.
Lucky Dips: 1. Michael Murphy, Brosna; 2. Aidan Butler, Rathanny; 3. Margaret Horan, Castleisland; 4. Kathleen Riordan, Ballymac and 5. Mike Webber, Tralee.
Sellers Prize : Geoff Riordan.  The lotto now stands at €2,600 and can also be played at:

Our senior teams interest in the Premier Junior Club Championship came to a disappointing end in Killeen on Saturday evening last where Na Gaeil proved too strong for us on the night.  The home side had 3 points on the board after 10 minutes before Vincent Horan pointed to open Ballymacs account after a well worked 45.  The sides swapped points and Aidan Breen free the Ballymac scorer.  Na Gaeil then struck for their first goal to extend their advantage.  The sides scoared 2 points each prior to halftime to leave the score at the break Na Gaeil 1-6 to Ballymac 0-4.

A Daniel O Shea point early in the second half reduced the deficit but Na Gaeil hit back with 3 points.  Aidan Breen then pointed two frees to reduce the lead to five points with 10 minutes remaining.  Ballymac were in need of a goal to rescue the game, however, it was the home side who hit the net to seal their win. In the time remaining they added four more points to a single Ballymac point from Daniel O Shea.  While injury and illness to players did not help Ballymacs cause on the night there was no doubt Na Gaeil were deserving winners and good luck to them in the remainder of the competition.

For our lads the concentration now shifts back to our Co. League campaign to continue our push for promotion back to Division 3.
Team: P Laide, C Counihan, T J Casey, M Leen, M Reidy, C Reynolds, L Sweeney, M Shanahan, E Reidy, T O Connor, V Horan, D O Shea, P McCarthy, A Breen, J Keane
Subs: A Bonn, D Long, R Fitzgerald

We play Churchill in the minor county league Div 4b final next Friday evening the 29th of April, with the time and venue not available yet. On the last occasion these teams met only a last minute goal won the game for us, so a tight game is in prospect.  Training has been stepped up lately so hopefully we can bewilder our opponents with our footballing skills and get the big weekend off to a great start. Please check the club web site and facebook for details, and please come along and support the team on this big occasion

Saturday April 30th sees the second running of Bwildered in Gleannageenty at 11am.  Already a large number have registered to take part. Anybody who now wishes to register can do so by logging on to also check the dedicated facebook page for updates.

Our U 16’s take on Castlegregoryi n the semi final of the Central Region on Monday 25th April at 7.00pm.  Best wishes to the lads in this game.

U 14s Co league div 2A Ballymac 7-14 Desmonds 2-8.   A local derby and bragging rights for the victor we played our near neighbours on a great evening for good football.  The sun was out no wind , ideal for our boys. After a tight opening 15 minutes the lads began to find their stride Darragh Broderick had a fine game scoring 4 of our 6 points in the opening half.  Our full forward line finished the half with 5 goals Denis 2 Aidan 3. Our defence was its usual miserly self restricting Desmonds to 3 scores in opening half .  Eoghan, James, Brian Ciaran, Adam J, Adam K,and Tim are a very cohesive unit and are the platform for a lot of the good work our midfield and forwards finish off.   Half time 5-6 to 1-2.   The second half continued the same trend.  The boys were enjoying their football now and finding space to great effect.  Sean Horan and Thomas O Connor were introduced and their fresh legs ran at Desmond tiring defenders.  Sean chipped in with two well taken goals .  The result was beyond doubt but a great run from midfield by Desmonds brought a point blank save by Eoghan keeping him alert ! Again the lads fitness and smart play is guiding them through these games.  Great to see all players from number 8 to 17 contribute to the scoreline to give us a great win.   Next week we play Firies away to decide our placing for semifinals a win and we get home advantage.   Panel : Eoghan Kenny James Bailey Bryan Cassidy Ciaran Brosnan Adam Joy Adam Kelly Tim Polman Daamen Cian Godley 0-2 Dylan Dunne Moriarty 0-2 Darragh Broderick 0- 6 Denis Brosnan 2-0 Jonathan Lowe 0-1 Dara Leen 1-2 Aidan O Brien 3-0 Sean Polman Daamen 0-1 Sean Horan 2-0 Thomas O Connor

Our U12s had no game last Sunday evening due to the National League Final.  They resume their campaign on this Sunday evening when they play Laune Rangers.

The academy for our U10 panel continued last Sunday morning with a good turnout. Best on the day in the U10 group were Cian Harris, Kieran O’Connell, and Sam Slattery

The academy for our U8 panel continued last Sunday morning with a good turnout on the day. The next academy will take place next Sunday the 1st of May.

U6 Academy Boys & Girls had another big turn out on Sunday and everyone had lots of fun learning their skills. Academy continues next Sunday 1st May in the main pitch so come along and bring your water and gum shield.

Our U14 Girls played round four of the County league Division 2 on Monday Evening @ 7pm in Ballymacelligott. Opposition for the home team was Scartaglen and both teams were well supported. With the weather and pitch condition improved the standard of football played by both teams reflected this with the supporters being treated to a real battle to the end.  Ballymacelligott opened the scoring with a Point from Caroline Hurley in the 6th Minute,
Scartaglen replied strong scoring 2-2 in quick succession, Cora Savage finished an Aisling O Connell cross to the net on 18 minutes to keep Ballymacelligott within range of their opponents. A point a piece in the closing stages saw the half time score Scartaglen 2-3 Ballymacelligott 1-2.
The second half was a keenly contested affair and Ballymacelligott started strong in the opening ten minutes notching up 1-5 without reply,
Showing great attitude Scartaglen fought back and scored a goal and a point to bring the game level.  From here the game hung in the balance and could have gone either way,
Cora Savage pointed on 40 minutes to put the slightest daylight between the teams. The next 16 minutes saw the ball go from end to end until pressure on the Scartaglen kick out saw Ballymacelligott turn over the ball to kick the last score of the game on 56 minutes.  Full time score Ballymacelligott 2-9 Scartaglen 3-4
Ballymacelligott Scorer’s on the night: Cora Savage 1-3, Ellie McElligott ( C ) 1-4 , Caroline Hurley 0-1, Lisa Curran 0-1. Next competitive match will be 08th May when we play Host to Legion in Ballymacelligott Throw in TBA.
 Team: Ellie Sugrue, Ellie Lenihan, Caoimhe O’Carroll, Aoife Galvin, Cathy Palmer, Roisin Long, Cait Rice, Aisling O’Connell, Eve Creedon, Caroline Hurley, Cora Savage, Lisa Curran, Kate O’Connor, Ellie McElligott( Captain ), Jade Riordan.
Subs : Laura Dunne (For Jade Riordan H/T ) Millie Dunne, Katie Enright, Holly Geary, Christina O’Shea, Mary Ann Fleming, Sinead McKeown (Injured)

Our U 12 girls continued their impressive form in the Co. League with a good victory away to Scartaglen last Tuesday evening.  This Tuesday they play Southern Gales at home at 6.30pm.

Our U 10 girls continue to improve with every passing week.  On last Sunday Maura Culloty, Alice Brosnan, Maggie Scanlan and Debra O Connor showed up best.

Ballymac took a bus load of young and not so young supporters to the National League final in Croke Park on Sunday last.  Many thanks to Jeremiah Lynch who organised the trip.  CUL CAMP 2016
The Cul Camp in Ballymacelligott this year will take place between the 25th of July until the 29th of July from 10.00am – 2.30pm daily. Bookings can be made at the following URL. FREE JERSEY, TRAINING TOP & BACK PACK!!

The Club extends its sympathy to Kerry County Board secretary Peter Twiss on the death of his brother Frank in Miltown.