Best Wishes to Ciara Griffin from Ballymac GAA Club

No Irish Rugby International player, Ciara Griffin (second from left)  with her Munster Championship winning Ballymacelligott U-13 Girls' Handball team. Included are: Cornelia Prendiville, Ms. Griffin, Hazel Prendiville, Nicola Horan and Áine Casey.  ©Photograph: John Reidy
Now Irish Rugby International player, Ciara Griffin (second from left) with her 2005 Munster Championship winning Ballymacelligott U-13 Girls’ Handball team. Included are: Cornelia Prendiville, Ms. Griffin, Hazel Prendiville, Nicola Horan and Áine Casey. ©Photograph: John Reidy 26/06/2005

Best Wishes to Ciara Griffin

Everyone in Ballymaceligott GAA Club wishes Ciara Griffin every success for the upcoming Women’s Rugby World Cup games.

Ciara, from Ballymacelligot, is a daughter of Kathleen and Denis Griffin who are deeply involved and big supporters of all our parish activities.

It is a great honor to represent one’s country at international level at any sport and an honor for the parish to have someone playing in the Women’s Rugby World Cup. Best of Luck Ciara!

Good Luck to  Kerry Minor and Senior Teams

Ballymac GAA wishes Minor Captain David Clifford, the Kerry minor panel and Peter Keane, manager and Eamonn Fitzmaurice and the senior Kerry team every success in their respective All Ireland semi finals on Sunday.

We wish all our supporters a safe journey to and from Croke Park. Enjoy the games! Ciarraí Abú!

Round 10 of The County league: Ballymac 0-24 – Brosna 1-11

Ballymac travelled to Brosna in Round 10 of the County League on Saturday with the hope of promotion for their team to division two next season.

Fom the off Ballymac showed true spirit and determination and with excellent team work they achieved their goal. Brosna put the first point on the board within the opening minute and continued to punish Ballymac with an outstanding goal.

This left the visitors trailing early in the game but Genie Griffin and Aidan Breen responded by scoring two points to close the gap.

It was 18 minutes before the teams levelled and throughout the first half it was point for point going into half time it was 1-05 to Brosna and 0-07 to Ballymac.

In the second half Ballymac came out with a new found strength and immediately dominated the game.

Paudi McCarthy scored two outstanding points within a minute of each other and Vinnie Horan followed suit adding another to secure Ballymac’s lead.

Luke Sweeney came from midfield and, with great skill, put two more points on the board.

There was no stopping Vinne Horan in the closing 15 minutes of the game as he battled through the Brosna side by scoring three more points without response.

With Genie Griffin and Paudi McCarthy adding more scores for Ballymac in the closing stages there was no doubt they were bringing home the promotion.

They left the home side trailing by ten points at the final whistle.

Congratulations to the team and management on this outstanding performance and we look forward the league final against Na Gaeil in the coming weeks.

Ballymacelligott GAA Club Lotto

Lotto Results. Venue: Glenduff Manor. Jackpot: €2,300. Numbers Drawn: 3, 5,16, 23,
No Winner. Lucky Dip Winners: 1. Brendan Martin, Ballymac; 2. Michelle Lynch, Kielduff;
3. Barry Lyons, Chutehall; 4. Desmond Savage, Kinsale; 5. Joe and Katie Leen, Chutehall.
Next week’s jackpot: €2,400. Venue: Halfway Bar.

Rose of Tralee Cup U-13 Football Blitz

Saturday, August 19th. Venues: Groups A & B Healy Park, Ballyrickard. Groups C & D Kileen, Na Gaeil. Group A: K O Rahillys, Laune Rangers, Moyvane, West Limerick. Group B: Ballymac, Ardfert, Dr Crokes, Emmets. Group C: Na Gaeil, Kilcummin, Churchill, Miltown/Castlemaine.

Group D: A Stacks, Legion, St James, Mountmellick.

The competition starts at 10.30 in both venues. Registration at both venues is at Sharp. Teams must register at venue of their group games. All games will be 10 minutes per half. This is a 13 a-side competition.

Normal Football Rules Apply

Normal U-13 football rules apply. One hop and one solo, all kick outs from within the small square. No penalties but square ball rules apply. The square is three metres from end-line and one metre from goal posts, 45’s will be taken from 36 metres out. No more than two touches of the ball along the ground (soccer style) is permitted.

After Round 1 if teams are tied with equal number of points the result of their Round 1 game will determine position on table. However if their position cannot be determined this way then and only then will their position be determined by score difference.

If semi-finals or finals end in a draw two three minute periods of extra time will be played. If extra time ends in a draw one period of three minutes further extra time will be played with teams tossing for direction of play. Cup and shield finals to be played in Healy Park at 2:45pm. Trophies and medals to a maximum of 23 per team will be presented after finals by the 2016 Rose of Tralee. All players and mentors should bring a packed lunch, drinking water and appropriate rain gear etc.

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