Ballymac plans gathering of all members
BALLYMAC GAA LOTTO RESULTS 03/09/2018
Venue: O Riada’s Bar Jackpot: €6,300 Numbers Drawn: 4,5,12,28 NO WINNER Lucky Dip Winners 1. Mary Conroy c/o O Riadas 2. Blake Leen Chutehall 3. Kathleen Riordan c/o Mary Riordan 4. Jack Sugrue c/o D. Lynch 5. M . Savage c/o D. Lynch Seller: O Riadas Bar Next weeks Jackpot: €6,400 Venue: Ballygarry House Hotel Date: 10/09/2018
COISTE NA N’OG
Academy for U8 Boys had a big turn out on Sunday morning where we hosted Austin Stacks U8 ,We put out 3 Ballymac teams on the morning..All the Boys played very well showing all the skills the have been learning during the year . Also thanks to Austin Stacks for travelling out to Ballymac .
This year’s U12 Eric Mason Memorial Tournament is on in Ballymac on Saturday the 15th of September. We are entering two ballymac teams this year. Other teams confirmed for the day are Ardfert, Churchill, Firies, Glanmire, Moyvane and Keel. Anyone available to help.out on the day please contact Trish Horan
The U12 boys are in action in the castleisland district blitz this Wednesday. Throw in Scartaglin at 6.30pm
Saturday Oct 20th at Ballygarry House Hotel ( Pavilion) has been provisionally set aside for a Gathering of all club members, players, mentors, officials and Parents of all juveniles to take an in-depth view into the running, coaching and Identity of Ballymac GAA club. It will be facilitated by officers of the County Board and will commence at 7 30pm. Light refreshments will be served on the evening. Please set aside this date as we welcome all those with a vested interest in the Club. Thank you.
Our u12 girls team welcomed Clare Champions Doora Barefield to Ballymac on Saturday last for a challenge game.
This proved a very worthwhile game for our girls as the Clare side were without doubt the best team our girls played this year and playing opposition of this caliber will only improve our players in the long term. All our team acquitted themselves very well despite the wet conditions on the day and can look forward with confidence to the forthcoming Tralee League.
Many thanks to the parents who donated food on the day and to parents who assisted with the catering your help was greatly appreciated.
CHURCHILL GAA SENIOR B
Churchill 1-05; Na Gaeil 0-11. Churchill narrowly lost out to Na Gaeil in the Barrett Cup Championship Quarter Final in Killeen on Friday evening. With the aid of a cracking goal from Des McCarthy, Churchill led by three points at half time. However, into a stiff breeze we struggled to register scores in the second half and despite enjoying long periods of possession Na Gaeil crept back into the game and held on at the end for victory. This has been a very good campaign for the B’s, getting to the league final and losing narrowly at this stage of the Championship. The team consisted mainly of under 21’s, with one or two notable exceptions, and all these players will be looking to break into the senior ranks in the coming years. A special word of thanks to our management team of Liam Harty, Derek Nolan and Joe Rogers who showed great enthusiasm and commitment to the cause throughout the year.
U12 CENTRAL LEAGUE DIVISION 1A
Churchill 3-19 Milltown / Castlemaine 5-05
Churchill finished their Central League campaign with a great away win last Monday night in Milltown. The boys got off to a flyer, leading by 5 points to no score after 7 minutes, with some great passing movement on a tight pitch. However, Milltown / Castlemaine eventually established themselves in the match and got 2 quick goals to take a somewhat undeserved lead. Between then and half time, it was nip and tuck, with the play going from end to end. Conor O’Sullivan got on the end of a rebound to get a goal for Churchill and keep us in the game going towards half time. Churchill had kicked some great points, but were unlucky with some other goal chances. Half time: Churchill 1-9 Milltown / Castlemaine 3-3. After a good half time team talk, Churchill really responded in the second half. Maurice Lenihan got in for a few goals and Hugh Lenihan, Billy Doyle and Tom Quilter kicked some great points, assisted by Ryan Hickey making some great raids up from the backs. Milltown / Castlemaine never threw in the towel and actually got a few goals of their own to keep the scoreline very close. However, due to the tight marking of our backs, they never really were given the space to shoot for points. It was only in the final quarter that Churchill really pulled away with some point scoring of the highest quality. This was a great way to finish what was a successful campaign, given the shortage of some key players for a few of the matches. Well done boys. Team: Jack Dwyer, Art O’Sullivan, Jaydon Deady, Ryan Hickey, Daithi Murphy, Billy Doyle, Hugh Lenihan, Maurice Lenihan, Mark Gazi, Aaron Harty, Tom Quilter Subs: Josh Favedon, Donnacha Buttimer, Conor O’Sullivan
U12 Central League Division 1B.
Churchill 5-15 Milltown / Castlemaine 3-05
Our B team also had a great win on Monday night, coming from behind to defeat a strong Milltown / Castlemaine team. Everyone played their part in the win, with all subs getting some game time. They finished with 2 wins and 1 loss (to a very strong Laune Rangers team) from 3 matches, which was a fantastic performance.
CHURCHILL LAD2IES U12
On Thursday evening last in the Spa pitch, Churchill took on Castlegregory in the North Kerry League Shield Final. Churchill got off to the perfect start when Lily Parker struck for goal for Churchill within the first minute of the game. However, this was quickly cancelled out when Castelgregory struck for three goals in succession. Churchill replied with a goal of their own when some good work by Lily Parker found Nell Moriarty who finished to the net. Some good point scoring by both sides left the score at half time; Castlegregory 3-03 Churchill 2-04. It was the second half which really came to life and was a half which Churchill dominated. They had a lot of possession but found it very difficult to break down a resilient Castlegregory defence and were unlucky on 3 occasions for goals when the ball struck the posts. Churchill reduced the deficit to a single point but Castlegregory quickly broke out of defence to score their fourth goal of the night to leave 4 points between them. It was then that Churchill really applied the pressure with some excellent work by Lily May O’Gara, Jessica McGibney and Alicia Cronin while in defence Grace Hamilton and Aoife O’Brien, who scored a great point, constantly kept the pressure on the Castelgregory defence. With only a few minutes remaining Churchill finally got the goal they deserved when a long range effort from Lily May found it’s way to the net. Churchill added 2 points in quick succession to leave the final score Chuchill 3-08 Castlegregory 4-03. This was a great performance from all the girls who never gave up and battled right to the final whistle.
Team: D.Tuite, R. Naughton, L. Gaudino, C. Collins, L. Mason, A, O’Brien, G. Hamilton, J. McGibney, A. Cronin, M. Carmody, L. M. O’Gara, A. Moriarty, L. Parker, N. R. Moriarty, G. O’Dowd, E. Tuite, C. Thubeauville
CBS the Green with the help of their students and tecaher as theiy launch their CBS The Green After School Activity Programme with the help of sporting personell L-R Seamus Diowling (School Librarian), Alan Kilmas,Micheál Dillon (Kinectic Fitness Instructor), David Chute, David Griffin (Hurling Instructor), Karen Tobin (Teacher), Tom O’Flaherty,Tiernan O’Carroll, Nick Barrett (Instructor Thai Boxing), Colm Browne,and Alex Walsh.Front Sean Morris, Barry Hamilton and Timmy McElligott
The Pilgrims walk began at Holy Cross Church Tralee, on Saturday at 06.00 hours to Our Lady’s Grotto, Ballyheigue, (feast of Our Lady’s birthday) where Mass was celebrated by the Bishop of Kerry Rev Ray Browne, and priests. included in group Mary Fitzgerald, Irene O’Donnell, Betty Kelly, Teresa Ashe, Máire Mhic Giolla Rua, Majella Counihan, Sr. Nolan, Bobby Boylan, David Lucid, John Gentleman, Gerard O’Connor, John O’Connell, Paudie Commane, Ger Reidy, and John King. Photo: John Cleary.