Ballymacelligott Prepares for Féile… and other news

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Fossa Maintain Record with Win over Ballymac

Fossa 2-12   Ballymac 1-10

Fossa maintained their 100% record in Division 4 with a five point victory over Ballymac on Saturday evening.

After 10 minutes the sides were level. Vinnie Horan and Eanna Reidy pointing for Ballymac with the Fossa replies from Tadgh O’Shea and Donal O’Sullivan.

Fossa were thankful to goalkeeper Colin Myers who made two fantastic saves to the deny Ballymac goals while Ballymac defender T J Casey had to be equally alert to avert a Fossa chance.

Fossa stretched their lead with further points from O’Shea (free) O’Sullivan and two from Paudie Clifford with Ballymac replies from Vinnie Horan and Aidan Breen (free) to leave the half time score Fossa 0-8 Ballymac 0-4.

Daniel O’Shea narrowed the gap in the second minute of the second half but further Fossa points from O’Sullivan and Matt Rennie and a goal from Lorcan Daly on the 15th minute saw them extend their lead.

Points from Vinnie Horan and Padraig McCarthy gave Ballymac hope but then Paudie Clifford scored Fossa’s second goal with 10 minutes remaining. This left the scores at 2 -10 to 0-7 and the homeside’s outlook bleak.

However, they never threw in the towel and an Aidan Breen goal followed by points from the Sweeney brothers Luke and Michael and Sean Savage meant only a goal separated the sides. With two minutes remaining, two points by Fintan Coffey and Paudie Clifford ensured the East Kerry side took the points on offer. Best wishes are also extended to Fossa’s Lorcan Daly who was stretchered off with a knee injury during the second half. The Ballymac lads continue their Co. League campaign on Saturday evening next when they travel to Lispole for a 7.30pm throw-in game.

Recycling Drive held by the club

The club would like to thank everyone who contributed to our recycling drive which was held last weekend.

Ashling O’Connell

Congratulations to Ashling O’Connell and her team mates on their victory over Galway in the U-14 All Ireland semi final played last weekend.

General News
The club took a bus to the Kerry v Clare game at Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday for the Munster semi-final. Everybody had a great day out and are looking forward to supporting The Kingdom in the Munster final against Tipperary on July 3rd. Kerry Abu.
John West Feile Peil Na nÓg U-14 Competition
The event itself is taking place on June 24th, 25th and 26th. The hosting regions include: Kerry, West Limerick, North Cork and Cork city. There will be in excess of 630 games all around the South West region during these days. This event will bring approximately 65 thousand people to the area for the weekend.
Ballymacelligott GAA Club has entered three teams, two boys and one girls with the boys hosting Boston and Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath and the girls will host Fethard, Co. Tipperary.
The Féile begins on the Friday evening, June 24th with each team playing two games on the Friday evening.

The travelling teams and mentors will be entertained after the matches in the Earl of Desmond Hotel on the Friday night.

Games will begin again on Saturday morning at 10.30am with each of the Ballymacelligott teams playing their visiting teams on the main pitch in Ballymac.
Quarter finals will begin at 2pm on Saturday mainly in neutral venues. Semi-finals will take place on Sunday morning and finals will take place on Sunday afternoon.
There will be nine parades held throughout the South West region on the Saturday evening at 7pm. These venues include: Killarney; Tralee; Cahersiveen; Dingle; Kenmare; Listowel; Newcastlewest; Kanturk and Carrigaline.

Neighbouring clubs are encouraged to join these parades and participate along with their U-6, U-8 andU-10 footballers in full club colours to make what is hoped a very enjoyable and memorable evening.
Our club is likely to see in excess of 300 visiting players, parents, mentors and supporters on the Friday evening and the Saturday morning.

Most of the parents of players on the three Ballymac teams are housing pairs of visiting players over the weekend and will be busy dropping and picking up both their own and the players from the visiting club throughout the weekend.

As such they won’t be available to help out with car parking, stewarding and all the ancillary things that go hand in hand with an event of this size.
We want our visitors to leave having had a great weekend as our guests. It’s the Feile committee wish that we give them that good experience and we won’t achieve that without the help of Coiste nÓg parents.

If you are available for any part of the Friday evening or Saturday morning and want to be part of a very historic weekend, please text Fionnan Fitzgerald on 087 98 60 441 to volunteer. Meetings to take place this week with host families to discuss the schedule for Feile.
Cúl Camp 2016 
The Cul Camp in Ballymacelligott this year will take place between the 25th of July and the 29th of July from 10.00am – 2.30pm daily. Bookings can be made at the following  Free jersey, training top and back pack.

Faoi 16 

Best of luck to all who will be involved in exams over the next few weeks.

Faoi 14 
Our U14A boys play two central region games this week. The first game is against Austin Stacks on Tuesday the 14th of June at 7.00pm. The second game takes place in Killorglin on Thursday the 16th at 7.00pm against Laune Rangers. The 14B’s are playing on Monday night in Ballmac at 8.00pm against Milltown/Castlemaine and again on Thursday in an away game against Kerins o’Rahilly’s at 7.00.

Faoi 12 Blue Team 
Our blue team played Laune Rangers last Saturday the 11th of June in the next round of the division one county league. Ballymac played very well on the night but came up against a very strong Laune Rangers team. The final score was Laune Rangers 1-19 to Ballymac 2-04. Well done to the players, mentors and parents on a fantastic league campaign. Our boys will travel to Newmarket next Saturday to defend their trophy in the Newmarket Memorial Blitz.
Gold Team 
We had our next outing in the second phase of the Division 1B league against Laune Rangers last Saturday evening. We ran out winners on the night on a score line of 5-08 to 2-04. Well done to the panel and mentors on a great campaign.
Faoi 10 
Our U10’s had their next outing in the U10 Go Games this week in Currow on Tuesday last the 7th of June at 7.00pm. Teams participating on the night were Castleisland Desmonds, Currow, Cordal and Scartaglen.  The games were very enjoyable for the boys on a lovely morning. Academy continues as usual next Sunday morning the 19th of June as we welcome Fossa for challenge games.
Faoi 8 
The academy for our U8 panel continued last Sunday morning with a good turnout on the day. The next series of Go Games will take place next week on Wednesday in Cordal at 7.00.  On Sunday the 19th of June our U8 boys will play challenge games against Fossa in Ballymac at the academy at 11.
Faoi 6 
U6 Academy Boys & Girls had a good outing last Sunday and everyone had lots of fun learning their skills. Academy continues next Sunday the 19th of June on the main pitch so come along and bring your water and gum shield.

Cailini Faoi 14

Our u14 Girls played their final game of the County League in Ballymac on Tuesday evening against top of the table Side Na Gaeil.
Both teams were without their Kerry Contingent with a club ban being imposed on Kerry Players prior to the All Ireland Semi Final.
Some further Illnesses and academic commitments saw Ballymac without four of its first team and this offered an opportunity to the younger players to get a Start.
The game was a very entertaining encounter, Lisa Curran opened the scoring on 10 Minutes with a point from play. Na Gaeil replied with a point of their own three minutes later. Na Gaeil struck again on 22 minutes with a goal. Three minutes later Ellie Sugrue replied with a rocket of a shot that was only going to finish up in the back of the net. At half time the sides went in Level 1-02 each.
Ballymac brought on Cora Savage to the forward line on resumption of the second half and although Na Gaeil scored a point on 34 mins Cora equalised matters minutes later, the teams exchanged scores over the next fifteen minutes however Na Gaeil showed why they are league leaders in the final ten picking off some great scores.
Team: Cathy Palmer, Millie Dunne, Roisin Long, Laura Dunne, Emily O’Brien, Cait Rice, Aoife Galvin, Eve Creedon, Caoimhe O’Carroll, Kate O’Connor, Caroline Hurley, Cathriona Sommers, Ellie Sugrue, Lisa Curran, Mary Ann Flemming, Subs Cora Savage, Precious O’Shea, Ellie Lenihan, Holly Geary, Jade Riordan,
Scorers: Ellie Sugrue 1-0, Lisa Curran 0-2, Caroline Hurley 0-1, Eve Creedon 0-1, Cora Savage 0-2. Final score Ballymac 1-6 Na Gaeil 5-4. For anyone who was in attendance the game was a far closer affair than what the score line might suggest. This being our last game of the league we now look forward to the Feile Competition in just over two weeks time.
Players that stood out on the night were: goalkeeper, Cathy Palmer in stopping at least five certain goals and very steady under the high ball and in the forwards, Ellie Sugrue was by far our most dangerous forward on the night.

Cailini Faoi 12 U12 Girls County League Update
The county league preliminary rounds started in early April. The girls had victories over Legion, Scartaglin and Southern Gaels and defeats to Beaufort and Cromane. The girls ended up playing in Division 2 of the county league. There are 5 divisions in total so they are playing at quiet a high standard.
In Round 1 we were at home to Beaufort, the team which defeated the girls in the prelim rounds. The girls were determined to make up for that defeat and duly did so putting in a massive effort on the night to come away with a 1-06 to 1-03 win. Scorers on the night were Alexa Weiss 1-00, Yvonne Hurley 0-05, Eimear Curran 0-01.

Round 2 was another home game to a very strong Firies team. In a game in which defences were on top and our keeper Shona Griffin was in great form. Firies won out in a tight affair 1-05 to 1-02. Ballymac were also missing a few players on the night. Our only scorer on the evening was Eimear Curran 1-02.
In Round 3 the girls were at home once again to Corca Dhuine and following a very good performance won on a score of 3-09 to 3-03. Scorers were Alexa Weiss 1-00, Kate Collins 1-00, Ella Quirke 1-00, Yvonne Hurley 0-05, Niamh Lynch 0-02, Lorna Daly 0-01, Emma Leen 0-01.

We have two rounds to play, away to Dr Crokes on Tuesday 14th June at 6.30pm and away to Beale/Ballyduff, date to be confirmed.

A win from one of these games will secure a semi final spot. Well done to all the girls for their efforts so far and their very good attendance at the training sessions.

Coaches Jer, Anthony, Mike and Siobhan are very pleased with all the effort being put in so far. Keep it up.

U12 Girls Squad

Shona Griffin, Kerry Hennessy, Ciara Palmer, Bridget Sheehan, Emma Leen, Lorna Daly, Niamh Lynch, Cathy Palmer, Alyssa Leen O Shea, Eimear Curran, Grainne Galvin, Geraldyn Cassidy, Ella Quirke, Alexa Weiss, Yvonne Hurley, Roisin Raggett, Niamh Lynch, Charlotte Geary, Orla O Connor, Rachel Griffin, Kate Feeney, Alli Tarrant, Kate Collins, Rachel Creedon.

Cailini Faoi 10

Our U 10 girls had a very good workout with Corca Dhuibne on Tuesday evening last and continue to do good work in training on Sunday morning last.  Players who are showing up well and improving  with every passing day are Aoife Sweeney, Jill Quirke, Katie Landers and Katie Hobbert.

O Brennan 5k Challenge

The first O Brennan National School 5k challenge will take place on Sunday, June 19th and is a walk or run for families and people all ages.  Medals will be presented to all participants.  The walk/run will be followed by a BBQ.  It promises to be a fantastic day and we can’t wait to see everyone.  It commences at from the school.