Ballymacelligott Seniors Bow to St. Patrick’s in St. Brendan’s Final

Aidan Breen in a St. Kieran's shirt was equally on the ball for Ballymacelligott in their vain attempt in the St. Brendan's final. ©Photograph: John Reidy
Aidan Breen in a St. Kieran’s shirt was equally on the ball for Ballymacelligott in their vain attempt in the St. Brendan’s final. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Ballymacelligott GAA Club senior team travelled to Blennerville on Sunday to take on the home side in the final of the St. Brendan’s Board League.

Played in perfect conditions the home side started the better and led by 0 – 7 to 0 – 1 at the end of the first quarter.

An Aidan Breen point was Ballymacs only score. Ballymac then came more into the game and the succession of points from Pádraig McCarthy, Vinnie Horan, Tomás O’Connor and an Aidan Breen free saw the lead reduced to two points by the 20th minute. St. Pats struck for a goal in the 25th minute of the half to extend their lead and by half time they led on a scoreline of 1 – 9 to 0 – 6.

Gap Still at Six Points

Early second half points extended their lead. With Ballymac scores from Aidan Breen and Daniel O’Shea, followed by a goal from Breen, the gap was still at six points with 10 minutes left.

The homeside’s point-scoring ability pushed them further ahead. However, our lads never gave up and an Eanna Reidy goal and points from Aidan Breen and Luke Sweeney saw us with a 2-10 score at the final whistle but it was St. Pats who were crowned champions with 1-18 on the scoreboard.

Team: P Laide, L Dunne, D Long, D Madden, M Reidy, D O Shea, S Savage, M Herlihy, A Breen, P McCarthy, E Reidy, T O Connor, V Horan, T J Casey, C Leen,  Subs: L Sweeney, G Horan,  J Scanlon, T Lyons.

Our final game of the season is the Coiste Tra Li Championship which if fixed for Sunday, October 23rd 2016 when we play the winners of Austin Stacks and Kerins O Rahillys which is due to take place next weekend.

Lotto at Ó Riada’s

The lotto was held in Ó Riada’s Bar for a jackpot of €4,900.  Numbers drawn were 10,15,22,27.  There was no winner.  Lucky Dips: 1. Teresa Lonergan, Ballymac; 2. Michael Leen, Kilquane; 3. Blake, Anna and Eva Leen, 4. Katie Nolan, Ballyfinogue; 5. The Savage Family, Tylough. Sellers Prize : Tony Marshall.  The lotto now stands at €5,000 and can be played at

Handball Club Wishes for Daire

The best wishes from the club and the parish are extended to Daire Keane who plays his U-16 handball final in Tyrone against a local opponent on Sunday next.

Golf Classic Fundraiser 2016
Ballymacelligott GAA Club will hold its annual golf classic at Beaufort Golf Club on this Saturday, October 15th.

The competition is a Stableford four-man team format. Team of four costs €160.

Team prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd with the first prize being a 4 Ball at the Old Head of Kinsale. As part of the day we are inviting businesses to sponsor a green or a tee. The cost of €50. For this the business name will be displayed at the Golf Course and at the prize giving in the Blasket later that evening.

All proceeds go to the continued development of underage football in Ballymac. Anyone interested in entering a team or sponsoring a tee or green please contact David Slattery at 087 22 01 042.

Brats B’wildered Wilderness Challenge
Brats B’Wildered Wilderness Challenge will take place on Tom Herlihy’s farm on Sunday, October 23rd.

The run will be approximately 3km in length with starting times etc… being circulated next week. The challenge will be a team format and is open to Ballymac GAA Club member’s boys and girls in U-12, U-14 and U-16 age groups. All children born before January 1st. 2006 are eligible to participate in the event. Friday, October 14th is registration day for the event and this will happen between 8pm and 9pm at the Ballymac GAA Club rooms. Parents can also run with their children if they would like to.

Siobhan Cotter Blitz
The Siobhan Cotter Memorial Blitz took place on Sunday, October 9th in Churchill. The blitz saw our under 7, 8, 9, and 10 panels playing on the day. Our opponents on the day were Churchill, Ardfert, and Austin Stacks.

Our U-10s began with a game against Austin Stacks and came up just short by one point. Unfortunately, we went on to lose the subsequent games against Churchill and Ardfert in competitive encounters.

Panel: Conor Martin, Shane Gilroy, William O’ Donoghue, Alex Riordan, Jamie Burke, Micheal Savage, Keelin Lynch, Jack Slattery, David Lucid, Cathal White, Tomas Leen, and Tom Long.

Our U-9s had three competitive games coming up short against Austin Stacks in their first game. However, we rallied well and defeated Churchill in our second game, and we saved our best football until last with an excellent victory over Ardfert. Panel: Shane Crossan, Luke Silles, Lee Wharton, Sam Slattery, Shane Brosnan, Jack Joy, Stephen Turner, Cian Harris, Martin McKivergan, Matthew Rodgers, Maurice Harrington, Oisin O’Shea, Eoin Moriarty, Conal Savage, Donncha Enright, Micheal O’Connor, Gearoid Healy, Ciaran O’Connell, Con Sheehan and Luke Griffin.

A great day’s football was enjoyed by our U-7 and U-8 footballers who competed very well on the day. When all the results were aggregated the winners on the day were Austin Stacks and they received the Siobhan Cotter Cup.

The hosts Churchill finished as runners up on the day. Many thanks to the Churchill GAA Club for their invitation to the Blitz and the hospitality extended to us on the day.

The final academy of the year for the Ballymac U-8 and U-10 boys will take place next weekend, October 16th in Ballymac at 11am. Well done to all on a great year.

Faoi 16
Ballymac will play John Mitchels in the Division 3 final of the town league next Sunday the 16th of October at 11.00am in Mitchels. Best of luck to the team and the mentors.

Faoi 14
Ballymac U14 boys played Na Gaeil in the Division 2 Town League Final last Sunday the 9th of October in Caherslee. Congratulations to the team and mentors on winning on a score line of Na Gaeil 4-09 to Ballymac 7-09.
Panel: Eoghan Kenny. James Bailey, Adam Kelly, Ciaran Brosnan. John Lowe, Brian Cassidy, Adam Joy, Cian Godley, Sean Polman Daamen, Darragh Broderick, Dylan Dunne Moriarty, Dara Leen, Aidan O’Brien, Sean Horan, Tim Polman Daamen, Denis Brosnan.

Faoi 6
U-6 Academy Boys and Girls had a good outing last Sunday morning, and everyone had lots of fun learning their skills. Our last academy of the year is on Sunday, October 16th on the main pitch so come along and bring your water and gum shield.

Cailini Faoi 12

Our U-12 girls played their final game of the season when they went down to Austin Stacks in the North Kerry League Division 1 Final.

Cailini Faoi 10

Our U-10 girls began their Sunday morning training sessions last March and complete the year with next Sunday being their last get together.

Throughout the year sessions were very well attended with the girls improving with every passing week. We played games against Desmonds, Firies, Austin Stacks, Abbeydorney, Glenflesk and participated in a blitz in Duagh.

 With the girls proving more than a match for each of their opponents. Next year some of the girls will move up to U-12 level where the games will be a little more competitive.  Many thanks to coaches Don Brosnan, John Creedon, Terence O Connor and Gerard Collins for looking after the girls throughout the year.

Panel: L Mansfield, N Rice, K Hobbert, K Landers, M Culloty, A Brosnan, M Scanlon, D O Connor, A Broderick, R Creedon, A Collins, L Kelly, R Griffin, R Brosnan, K Collins, A Bailey, S Mansfield,  J Quirke, S West, I O Briain, O O Connor, A Sweeney.

Sympathy to Pitman Family

The Club extends its deepest sympathy to the family of Michael Pitman, Mitchell’s Avenue, Tralee on their recent bereavement.  Michael’s grandson, Ciaran Brosnan is a member of our U-14 team while his son in law, Michael Brosnan is a mentor with the U-14 team and a former secretary of Ballymac Coiste na nOg.

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