Ballymac’s Strictly Dancers Already on their Toes

Ó Riada's Bar and Restaurant, Ballymacelligott. No jackpot winner there.
Ó Riada’s Bar and Restaurant, Ballymacelligott. No jackpot winner there.

Lotto Up to €5,800 

The lotto was held in O Riadas on Monday, 28th November for a lotto jackpot of €5,700.  Numbers drawn were 1,17,19,20. There was no winner.

Lucky Dips: 1. Mike Rahilly, Chuethall; 2. Frank Sayers, c/o Tom Leen; 3. Siobhan Leen, c/o Paula Silles; 4. Sam and Ross Mansfield, Chuethall; 5. Eileen McLoughlin, Ballymac.

Sellers Prize : Tom Leen. The lotto now stands at €5,800 and can be played at

Strictly Come Dancing

Over the past few week our Strictly 2017 dancers have been rehearsing their moves under the guidance of Honor Hurley for their big night on Saturday 11th February 2017 in Ballygarry House Hotel.

This promises to be a great night entertainment and tickets will go on sale early in 2017. Anyone interested in attending should purchase their ticket early to avoid disappointment.

 Coiste Trá Lí AGM

At the recently held Coiste Tra Li AGM out going Ballymac Secretary Fionnan Fitzgerald was appointed Secretary of the Coiste Tra Li for 2017.  Best wishes to Fionnan in his new role.

Handball Alley Opening and Blessing

Ballymacelligott Handball Club will be having an official opening and blessing of the refurbished 40×20 alley on Saturday 10th Dec @ 4.30pm. Official opening by Daire Keane and blessing by Fr Crean Lynch. There will also be exhibition games by local and national handballers. Entertainment by magician and dancing by local dancers from Chambers School of Irish Dancing. Refreshments served also.

Munster Club Championship

Congratulations to Dr. Crokes, Kenmare and Glenbeigh/Glencar on their respective victories in the Munster Club Championship finals in recent weekends and best of luck to them in the All Ireland series in the new year.

Faoi 16 Review

Our U16’s began the year with the Castleisland District League where they were victorious over Currow in the Plate final.  The next competition was Division 3 of the Central Region where they reached the final against Ardfert where they went in as under dogs.  After an exciting hours football it was the Ballymac boys who were celebrating after putting in a superb performance to lift the trophy.

In the Co. League we reached the semi final where we took on Na Gaeil.  On the night the Tralee side proved too strong for our lads.  The final competition of the year saw us Division 3 of the Coiste Tra Li league with a victory over John Mitchels.  Overall a successful year for our U16 team with victories in Castleisland, Central and Tralee competitions.  Great credit is due to players for their dedication throughout the year while thanks is also due to team mentors Stephen O Brien, Bridget Leen, Derek O Brien and Padraig Laide.

Overall the underage section of the Clubs had a very successful year.  Many thanks to all players, mentors, parents and supporters who made 2016 such a great year for the Club.  A special mention must be made of Chairmen John Rice (Boys), Donal Rahilly (Girls) and Secretaries Dave Slattery (Boys) and Anthony Curran (Girls) for the work they put in during the year.  Roll on 2017.

Ballymacelligott Community Alert Group

Our Fundraising Calendar is once available this Year. It contains beautiful pictures and scenes from around the locality. It is on sale at the following outlets: Mannix’s Post Office Ballydwyer, The Halfway Bar, O’Riadas Pub & at Glenduff House Kielduff. Sale of these calendars goes towards the running of our Warning Text System. All Support is Appreciated.

Sympathy to Carmody Family

The club extends its sympathy to the family of the late Jerry Carmody, Maglass on their recent bereavement.

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