Ballymac’s Link with All-Ireland Minor Football Champions

Ballymacelligott GAA Club U-10 panel which competed in the Castleisland District Under 10 Blitz.
Ballymacelligott GAA Club U-10 panel which competed in the Castleisland District Under 10 Blitz.

All Ireland Minor Final

Kerry took on Galway in the All Ireland Minor Football final on Sunday and they were victorious on a scoreline of 3-07 to 1-09.

Ballymac players, Micheál Reidy and Tomás O’Connor have been a part of the panel since the beginning of the year and it was great to see them in Croke Park on the biggest day of the minor football year.

Two other lads involved on the day with a connection to the parish were David Clifford of Fossa who scored a great goal on the day. His mother Ellen is a native of Ballymac.

Beale’s Cormac Linnane is the son of Mrs. Peggy Linnane who is a teacher at Clogher National School.

He also scored a point on the day. Congratulations to the lads, their team mates and management on a great win on the biggest day of their football lives to date. This meant that Kerry has won an impressive third Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Football Championship in a row in Croke Park.

The Kerry Team: Billy Courtney, David Naughten, Niall Collins, Graham O’Sullivan; Michael Potts, Daniel O’Brien, Mícheál Foley; Mike Breen, Mark Ryan; Dara Moynihan, Seán O’Shea, Diarmuid O’Connor; David Clifford, David Shaw, Brian Friel. Subs: Cormac Linnane for Brian Friel, 48; Caolim Teahan for Niall Collins, 54; Bryan Sweeney for David Shaw, 60; Kieran Dwyer for Micheál Foley, 65; Stefan Okunbor for Diarmuid O’Connor, 67.

Scorers for Kerry: David Shaw 1-1, David Clifford 1-0, Diarmuid O’Connor 1-0, Seán O’Shea 0-2 Dara Moynihan 0-2, Cormac Linnane 0-1, Niall Collins 0-1.

Ballymac GAA Club Lotto

The draw took place on September 12th at  Ballygarry House Hotel with a jackpot of €4,600. Numbers: 6,8,10 & 24. No winners, lucky dips: 1. Eric Quirke c/o Paula Silles. 2. Christina Harrington Glenduff House c/o Tom Leen. 3. Tom Leen, Kilquane c/o Christy Leen. 4. Eoghan Nelligan Brickfield Ballymacelligott online. 5. Nora Marian Parkinson, Kilflynn. Next week’s lotto draw will take place in Glenduff House with the jackpot now standing at €4,700.

Seniors to play John Mitchell’s

Our senior team will travel to play John Mitchells in the rescheduled semifinal of the Coiste Tra Li Championship on Sunday, October 2nd. time to be confirmed.

We will also compete in the final of the Brendan’s League against St Pats on the 9th of October. Venue and time to be confirmed.

Golf Classic Fundraiser 2016

Ballymacelligott GAA Club will hold its annual golf classic at Beaufort Golf Club on Saturday October 15th. The competition is a Stableford four-man team format. Team of four costs €160. All persons interested in entering a team please contact David Slattery at 087 2201042.

Team prizes for first, second and third with the first prize being a four-ball at the Old Head of Kinsale. All proceeds go to development of the new training pitch in Ballymac.

Siobhan Cotter Blitz

The annual Siobhan Cotter Blitz will take place in Churchill on Sunday, October 9th 2016.

This blitz will see our U-7, U-8, U-9 and U-10 panels playing on the day.

Ballymac were narrowly defeated last year in a play-off game by Austin Stacks. Best of luck to all the boys participating.  Details of the blitz will be sent on by the co-ordinators.

Handball Champion

Congratulations to Daire Keane on becoming the U-16 Munster Handball Champion by beating Sean McAdams in a compelling contest 21-13 and 21-14 in the final.

This was a hard fought battle in Cullen, Co. Cork. Daire is a great ambassador for Ballymac handball.

 Faoi 16

Ballymac U-16 boys started their town league campaign with a home fixture against Kerins O’Rahillys on Thursday and were victorious on the night. Well done to the team and mentors.

Faoi 14

Ballymac U14 boys started their town league campaign with a home fixture against Na Gaeil on Tuesday. This was a good competitive game which Na Gaeil won by three points on the night. Friday, September 16th was the agreed date for the rescheduled Castleisland District A Final between Ballymac A and Currow with the venue being Knocknagoshel.

Our boys performed very well on the night and were competitive throughout. Unfortunately, they came up short on the night on a score line of 3-13 to 2-13.

Many thanks to all for their support on the night. Our U-14B boys will play a challenge game in Ballymac on Wednesday at 6.45pm against Moyvane. Can all players arrive at the ground no later than 6.15pm.

Faoi 10

We had a challenge match against Firies on Thursday night at 6.30 pm on our training pitch. We had good competitive games on the evening. Many thanks to Firies GAA for travelling for the games. We competed in the Castleisland District U-10 blitz in Cordal on Saturday.

We entered two teams in the blitz. Ballymac A were in a league with Cordal, Scartaglin and Knocknagoshel.

Ballymac B were in a group with Knock/Brosna, Currow and Castleisland Desmonds. Both teams performed very well in the group stages and qualified for the A and B finals.

First up was the A final where we took on Castleisland Desmonds. This was a very competitive game with a lot of good quality football being played.

Ballymac came out on top by the narrowest of margins in an excellent final. There was great delight at the final whistle and Conor Martin accepted the plaque on behalf of his team.

Next up was the Ballymac B team who competed very well against a strong Cordal side. Cordal went on to win the B shield but our boys did themselves and their club proud.

Shane Crossan picked up the runners up medals on behalf of his team mates. Many thanks to Cordal GAA Club and all involved on a very good blitz.

The academy for our U-10 panel did not take place last Sunday morning due to the Blitz the previous day. The academy continues on Sunday, September 25th. at the usual time.

Faoi 8

The academy took place on Sunday, September 18th for our U-8 panel. We had a reasonable turnout on the day on what was a poor morning for football. The academy continues on Sunday at the usual time.

Faoi 6

U-6 academy for boys and girls had a good outing on Sunday morning and everyone had lots of fun learning their skills. Academy continues on Sunday on the main pitch so come along and bring your water and gum shield.

Cailini Faoi 10

Our U-10 girls will travel to Glenflesk next Saturday evening next to take part in a Blitz organised by the local club. Best of luck to them on the day.

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