Heartiest Congrats to Ciara from Ballymac GAA Club

Ciara Griffin -being congratulated by old Gaelic Football club in Ballymacelligott. ©INPHO/Gary Carr
Ciara Griffin -being congratulated by her old Gaelic Football club in Ballymacelligott. ©INPHO/Gary Carr

Congratulations to Ciara Griffin

Ballymac GAA Club sends its heartiest congratulations and best wishes to Ciara Griffin on being given the great honour of captaining the Irish Ladies Rugby team.

Ciara played underage football for our club and it’s great to have followed her rugby career and to see a Ballymac girl reach this ultimate honour of leading an Irish team.

We wish her every success in 2018 and in the years to come.

2018 Senior Football Fixtures

Fixtures for the 2018 Senior Football League Division 2

Ballymac Senior Team gained promotion in 2017 and will now play in Division 2 of The Senior Football League in 2018. We have five away games and six home games including the last round at home to Currow!

The competition is strong in this Division and we look forward to supporting our Senior Team at home and away from the 11th March when we commence our year with a home game V Kenmare.

Round 1 – Sun Mar 11 – Ballymac v Kenmare.

Round 2 – Sun Mar 25- Ballymac v Miltown/Castlemaine.

Round 3 – Sun April 1 or April 22 – Austin Stacks v Ballymac.

Round 4 – Sun May 13 – Ballymac v Emmets.

Round 5 – Sun May 27 – Ballymac v Glenflesk.

Round 6 – Sun June 10 – Na Gaeil v Ballymac.

Round 7 – Sun June 17 – Dromid v Ballymac.

Round 8 – Sun July 1 – Desmonds v Ballymac.

Round 9 – Sun July 15 – Ballymac v Ardfert.

Round 10 – Sun July 29 – Kilcummin v Ballymac.

Round 11 – TBC – Ballymac v Currow.

Ballymac Strictly Love Dancing 2018

Ballymac GAA Club is delighted to be presenting the 2018 Strictly Love Dancing again this year at the Ballygarry Hotel on February 3rd.The dancers have been preparing for the last few months and they assure us that this year promises to be bigger and better than ever. The show begins at 8pm and we would recommend that everyone would arrive early to ensure a good viewing position at the venue.

Tickets are all but sold out to date but keep your eye on the Ballymac Strictly Love Dancing Facebook page in case any more become available.

Ballymac Lotto Results

Ballymac Lotto Results. Venue: Halfway Bar. Jackpot: €3,000. Numbers  Drawn: 4, 14, 24, 26. No jackpot winner. Lucky Dip Winners: Sean Lyons, Kielduff; Robert Harris, c/o Paula Silles; Mick O’Connell, Castleisland; Eoghan Nelligan,  Ballymac; Eanna Reidy, Kielduff. Sellers Prize: Diarmuid Lynch. Annual Tickets for Sale. Don’t forget you can always buy an annual or monthly ticket online by visiting www.ballymacgaa.com or a weekly ticket from your local vendor, Horans Fruit and Veg.

Coiste Na nOg

Ballymac Coiste Na nOg held its 2017 AGM last Sunday. The meeting was well attended .

Many thanks to our outgoing officers John Rice, chairman; Michael Crossan, PRO; Eddie O’Connell, assistant secretary and Dave Slattery, secretary.

The club would like to wish the incoming PRO Brendan Falvey all the best in his new role.

Goal-Keeping Course Reminder

Goalkeeper coaching with Joby Costello will take place very Monday evening at John Mitchels Astro Turf Pitch from 5.30pm to 7.pm.

It’s €10 per session but really worth it as our keepers will receive high quality and very valuable skills from Joby. Ballymac club is encouraging as many keepers as possible to avail of this opportunity.

Ballymac GAA Club Last Man Standing

The club is organising a last man standing competition for the football national league this year. Cost of entry is €10. If you’re intetested in entering a team can you text Declan O’Connell on 087 09 64 331. All entries to be in for next Monday night. If you know of anyone else who wants to entrer please forward their names also.

County Scór Dates for your Diary

Scór Sinsear County final on Saturday, February  24th in Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal, Castleisland. Starting with the quiz at 4pm followed by all other competitions at 6pm

Scór na bPaistí

County Semi Finals for north of the county at 4pm on Saturday March 10th. County Final on Sunday, March 25th. Venues to be confirmed.

 Ballymac Community Games

The Ballymac U-15 girls took part in the community games in Duagh on Sunday. They had good wins over Firies and Ballydonoghue which led to a final meeting with Castleisland.

After a great battle the girls lost out on a scoreline of 30-20.

It was a great achievement by our girls on winning the silver medals.

Many thanks also to Derry Fleming and Anthony Curran for looking after the team on the day. Team: Lisa Curran, Cora Savage, Roisin Long, Maryann Fleming, Emily O Brien, Kate O’Connor, Holly Geary, Lorna Daly, Cait  Rice, Maria Del Mar Bargallo.

Also best wishes to Ballymac Ladies Footballers Lisa Curran, Aisling O’Connell and Maryann Fleming who play in the U-16s schools All Ireland Basketball Cup Final with Presentation School Tralee next Wednesday at The National Basketball Arena in Tallaght.

Everyone in Ballymac GAA are proud of your achievements and wish you the very best at this event. Bring home the Gold girls!

Welcome to New O’Brennan Principal

Ballymac GAA Club welcomes Barry O’Leary the nw principal of O Breannan National School to the parish. We wish him every success and the club looks forward to working with him.

Sympathy to O’Sullivan and Walsh Families

We wish to extend our Sympathies to Fr. Gearóid Walsh and family on the death of his sister Aileen Murphy and to the O’Sullivan family Lyre on the death of Paddy.  May they rest in peace.


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