The Ballymacelligott Senior Ladies Gaelic Football team travelled to Moyvane on Sunday, April 23rd to play a Moyvane/Clounmacon selection in their latest encounter for the new team on the field of the county.
Before the game, Johnny McElligott of Seán Óg’s Bar, Tralee presented the team with a set of jerseys. The girls were delighted with the new look colours and thanked their sponsor accordingly.
They were unlucky on the day. They played very well against a team that have been together for a number of years. With scores from Clare Kenny, Therese Keane, Nicola Horan with 2-2, we had a great turn out with 22 players turning up. Final Score was Ballymac 2-5 Moyvane/Clounmacon 5-13
The team was: Robyn White, Grainne Kerins, Rose Anne O’Shea, Niamh Rahilly, Tara Murphy, Michale Murphy, Caomhe Carroll, Maeve O’Sullivan, Aisling O’Connell, Claire Kenny, Aine Rice, Rachel Godley, Veronica Heaslip, Eve Creedon, Veronica O’Donnell, Emma Sweeney, Nicola Horan, Mary Healy, Ellie McElligott, Heather Jones, Lisa Curran and Therese Keane.
Celebrating 50 years of Coiste na nÓg
Please see below details regarding the Parades on Sunday, May 7th.
Castleisland at 12.30pm Public Car Park Contact: Richard Cotter on 087 61 25 381
Killarney at 12noon at Fitzgerald Stadium. Contact: Áine Ní Shuilleabháin on 087 3385653
Kenmare at 12.30pm Pobail Scoil. Contact: Jo-Ann Murphy 087-9893133
Inbhear Sceine,Caherciveen at 2pm. at Renard GAA Club. Contact: Michael Keating on 085 82 22 909.
Listowel at 12.30pm at Listowel GAA Club. Contact: Johnny Stack on 087 9969655.
Dingle at 12.30pm at Dingle Mart. Contact: Muris Fenton on 087 6489187
All clubs are to contact the co-ordinator of the parade in which they wish to participate.
We welcome all juvenile players in U-6, U-8, U-10, U-12, U-14 and U-16 both boys and girls teams to join in.
As this is a very special event in celebrating 50 years of Coiste na nÓg, all players are asked to bring flags, banners and tog out in their club colours.
Ballymac A 2-06 Laune Rangers A 5-14
Ballymac lads travelled to Killorglin last Wednesday night in our 4th round of the County League. We started very well with both teams playing some excellent football. Some great attacking play by Ballymac unfortunately did not register enough on the score board and its was Laune Rangers who finished the stronger in first half with two quick goals just before the short whistle to leave half time score of 1 03 to 3 03 in favour of the home team. Delighted with the first half performance Ballymac lads held their heads up high. However it was Laune Rangers who started the second half very well scoring from every attack but credit goes to the Ballymac lads they never gave up and finished the stronger team in the final 15mins. Many positives can be taken from the game and more to do in training. Thanks to those who supported on the night.
Team; Adam O Keeffe, Adam Walker, James Baily, Ryan Mc Huge, Andy Rogers, Denis Brosnan, Darragh Sweeney, Cathal Culloty, Adam Joy, Adam Sheehy, Adam Kelly, Donal Daly, Dylan Barry O Connell, Sean Horan, Maurice O Connell. Subs; James Kenny, Jamie Sugrue, Luke O Connell.
Ballymac U12 A and B teams played Fossa in Ballymac last Sunday the 30th of April. The U12 Blue Team registered their first win of the season last Sunday evening against Fossa in Ballymac. The overall team display, work rate and honest effort were the key factors in this win. In the first half we attacked relentlessly and again Niall Collins was outstanding. He was assisted by Luke Horgan, Michael Prendergast and Raymond Lowe. Our defence were particularly good. Defending without conceding frees and setting up attacks. Cian McCarthy and Padraig Heffernan were good. All throughout Diarmaid Galvin played brilliantly from midfield and showed real class. The team continued to dominate in the second half and showed resilience and determination to win this one. Niall was unstoppable and subs Sam Mansfield, Alvero Marquez and Evan Boyle contributed enormously in winning this game. It’s great to see the lads play to their potential as we have Ardfert away next Sunday. Well done lads. Final score. Ballymac 4-12 Fossa 3-8.
Gold Team – Division 3B Ballymac Gold 5-25 Fossa B 0-00 On a glorious Sunday evening for a game at home in Ballymac our Gold team continued there fine start in phase 1 of the county league, The boys started well and we made numerous positional changes to freshen up the team. Every player played well on the day and some fine scoring from everyone. Keep up the hard work in training and we now face Ardfert next Sunday where we hope to win the division. Match day squad: Conor Martin, Mark O Connor, Cathal White, Jamie Burke, Micháel Savage, David Lucid, Jack Slattery, Conor Daly, Alex Riordan, William o Donoghue, Shane Gilroy(C), Jamie Lynch, Tom Long. Training continues this Tuesday evening at 7pm.
The Ballymac C team played Cordal away last Sunday evening and they played some excellent football on a lovely evening for football. They were victorious on the evening on a score line of 2-12 to 2-05. Well done to all the boys and the mentors.
Last Sunday morning our boys travelled to Kerins O’Rahillies to play a number of challenge games. This was an opportunity for our U9 boys to get some valuable game time as a number of our U10 boys were involved in a county league game later that evening in Cordal. We had games on the day against the host club and against Lispole. Many thanks to Kerins O’Rahillies for hosting the event. Our U-10 boys will take part in the Castleisland District Go Games on
Thursday the 4th of May in Castleisland Desmonds commencing at 7.00pm. All players please arrive before 6.45pm. The academy continues next Sunday the 07th of May at the usual time.
Our U-8 boys who showed a great improvement in their skills on Sunday morning last included James Freeman, Tadgh O’Connor, Patrick Leen, Diarmuid Scanlon, and Ciaran Brosnan.
Our U-6 boys continued their training last Sunday morning on the main pitch. They are having a lot of fun and are developing their skills. All players please remember to bring gum shields
Ballymac played host to their near neighbours John Mitchel’s in an U16 Central District game on Monday 24th of April. Ballymac had yet to secure a win in this competition and would have to get points if they were to have any chance of making the semifinal stages. Mitchel’s started the brighter and had 1-02 on the score board before Ballymac registered a point through David Rogers. Shortly after Dylan Dunne Moriarty and the Mitchel’s full forward exchanged points. Mitchel’s widened the gap by scoring a further 1-01. Ballymac settled into the game and scored four more points before the half time whistle to leave the score at Ballymacelligott 0-06 to John Mitchel’s 2-04. Shortly after the break, two points from Dylan Dunne Moriarty, and a point a piece from Brian Cassidy and Jack Tobin levelled matters. A goal and a point from the visitors put 4 between the teams again. However, a point from Aidan O’ Brien and a goal from Dylan Dunne Moriarty left the teams level again. Ballymac went on to score 8 more points before the final whistle to John Mitchels 1-01. This left the final score at Ballymacelligott 1-19 to John Mitchels 4-06.
TEAM: Eoghan Kenny, Cian Godley, Ciaran Brosnan, Aidan O’ Brien, Liam O’ Brien. Dean Lenihan, Jonathan Lowe, Dylan Dunne Moriarty, Brian Cassidy, Daragh Leen, Daragh Lynch, Jack Tobin, David Rogers, Diarmuid Lynch, Dylan McHugh, Sean Horan, Adam Joy.
U16s Travelled to Ardfert
Ballymac U16s travelled to Ardfert on Monday May 1st to play the home side in this Central District League semifinal. When the two sides met earlier in the competition Ardfert emerged victorious on a scoreline of Ardfert 0-18 to Ballymac 2-6.
Ardfert started the game the brighter and had 1.4 on the scoreboard before Ballymac registered a point. This came from David Rogers. Jonathan Lowe and Brian Cassidy added two more points. Ardfert added on five more points to Ballymac.s two before half time. This left the half time score at Ardfert 1-9 to Ballymac 0-5. Early in the second half, Sean Horan reduced the deficit to four points when he goaled for Ballymac.
This was cancelled out by Ardfert when the ref awarded them a controversial goal shortly after. Dylan Dunne Moriarty replied with a point from play. Ballymac scored one more point in the second half this coming from Liam O’ Brien. Ardfert went on to score a further 1.2 to leave the final score at Ardfert 3-11 to Ballymac 1-07.
Ballymac U-14 girls v Rathmore
Ballymac played Rathmore at 7 PM in Rathmore on Saturday, 29 April. Conditions for the game were dry but there was a very cold wind blowing straight down the pitch.
Having won the toss Rathmore opted to play with the wind. In the opening half an hour it must have taken 12 to 13 minutes before the first score was kicked by Rathmore this was largely due to a very stubborn Ballymac defence who rejected wave after wave of Rathmore attacks.
Against The Wind
Rathmore managed to kick one goal and seven points in contrast to a Ballymac forward line who were finding it difficult to retain the ball in the opening half. They only managed to convert one point against the wind but what a point it was.
Sinead McKeown took the ball from deep in her own half, passed it off to Mary Ann Fleming who passed to Kate O’Connor who linked well with a one two to Laura Dunne before the final pass to Yvonne Hurley who took the option of a point when a chance of a goal may have been on.
This point would prove critical later. Halftime score Rathmore 1-6 to 0-1 for Ballymac.
Got off the Mark
With the wind at their backs Ballymac soon got off the mark and really dominated proceedings kicking three unanswered points. Missing a few frees and some scoring opportunities the clock was ticking down.
Full credit to Cora Savage who was suffering an illness and did not start but togged off for the last 15 minutes.
Cora’s impact was immediate, kicking a goal and three points in that time. A blatant jersey tug on Cora with only the keeper to beat was missed by the match officials.
The Dying Minutes
Moments later Cora set up Emily O’Brien who was bearing down on goal in the dying minutes of the game but it wasn’t to be as the defiant Rathmore keeper held strong for the impending shot. Overall, given that we were down one goal and six at half time and without our marks woman for most of the game the draw was a welcome result.
The team lined out as follows: in goals Lorna Daly, Grainne Galvan,Aoife Galvan ,Millie Dunne, Alyssa Leen, Roisin Long, Ciara Palmer, Sinead McKeown, Emily Obrien, Yvonne Hurley, Roisin Rahilly, Mary Ann Fleming, Emer Curran, Kate O’Connor, Laura Dunne.
Subs: Shona Griffin, Ellie lenihan, Holly Geary, Katie Enright, Jade Riordan, Cora Savage, Kerry Hennessy.
Unfortunately it wasn’t a night for rolling out the bench the game was too tight and hopefully opportunities to give everybody a run will arise in the next game.
Writing themselves into the team reports every week the Gavin sisters in defence along with Róisín Long, Alyssa Leen, Ciara Palmer ,Millie Dunne and of course our rocksteady goalkeeper Lorna Daly had a fantastic game.
Up front the girls battled hard but it was a game of defences and the girls, although trying their best found scoring opportunities hard to come by. Scorers on the night: Cora Savage , 1-3; Mary Ann Fleming, Sinead McKeown, Emily O’Brien and Yvonne Hurley one point each.
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