THE Ballymacelligott GAA Club Lotto was held in the Half-Way Bar on August 27th 2012 for a Jackpot of € 3,500.
The 4 numbers drawn were 19, 22, 24 & 26. The Jackpot was not won. The Lucky Dip winners were as follows: 1. Brian McCarthy, c/o the Halfway Bar 2. Pat Foley, Glenbeigh 3. Tony Fleming, Kilcummin 4. Johnny Leen, Kilquane 5. Patricia McDonnell, Ballyfinogue Seller's Prize:Paudie McCarthy Play the lotto on www.ballymacgaa.com
SENIORS: Ballymacelligott 2-10 An Ghaeltacht 1-11 Ballymac captured the County Junior League Div. 2 title with a great victory over defending champions An Ghaeltacht in Keel on Sunday last. The West Kerry side started well and raced into a 2 point lead. Ballymac replied with points from Daniel O Shea (2) and Maurice Rahilly. An Ghaeltacht had 2 more points but Ballymac then began to dominate and two well taken goals from Maurice Rahilly and points from Luke Sweeney and O Shea left the half time score Ballymac 2-05 An Ghaeltacht 0-05.
The west Kerry side began the second half well and scored what appeared to be a very dubious goal and 3 points to level the game. The impressive Luke Sweeney kicked 2 good points for Ballymac and 3 more from the excellent Daniel O Shea ensured the title came to Ballymacelligott. Ballymac Captain Thomas Lyons proudly accepted the trophy from County Board Secretary Peter Twiss after the game Team: E Reidy, M Collins, J O Connor, S Brosnan, D Leen, R Rahilly, N O Shea, C Reynolds, T Sugrue, M Rahilly (2-01), D O Shea (0-06), L Sweeney (0-03), C McSwiney, A O Connor, T Lyons (Capt) Subs Used: W Connell, M Sweeney, B Howard, E Sugrue, M Leen
FAOI 14 BALLYMAC 5-14 JOHN MITCHELS 5-4 On Friday evening we played John Mitchels in Tralee. Again we got off to a slow start conceding two goals early on. Our first score was a goal from Paddy but Mitchels replied with 2 points. We then got goals from Robert Dowd, Liam O Malley, & Dara Reagan, with Jerdie O Shea adding 2 points. Mitchels hit the net again before half time to leave us leading 4-02 to 3-04 at the break. The second half was all Ballymac with Robert Dowd now at full forward leading the way. We were now playing lovely football with Eddie Rodgers, Kevin O Connor and Kieran Coggins in control in defence. Up front Jerdie O Shea added 6 more points and a goal from David Long. Despite conceding a goal at either end of the half we won easily in the end. TEAM: B lonergan, E Rodgers, K o Connor, K Coggins, D Long (1-0), g horan, e o malley (01) r dowd (1-2) m obrien (0-1) ml hoare, j o shea (0-8) l o malley (1-1) D Reagan (1-1) P o Donnell (1-0) R Mansfield. Subs: K Brosnan, C Gallagher, J o Keeffe, L o Brien.
BALLYMAC 2-10 STACKS B 3-6 On Wednesday evening we played host to Austin Stacks B in the first round of the Coiste Tralee league. Playing against a strong wind it took us quiet some time to settle into the game. As a result we were 9 points behind midway through the first half. Dara Keane began the fightback with a goal and Dara Reagan scored 1-02 to leave us a point down at half time. Half time score Ballymac 2-04 Austin Stacks 3-02. Stacks started the second half well but our defence was much better now with Eoghan O Malley, David Long and Brian Lonergan in great form. Max O Brien and Paddy O Donnell added 2 points to give us a hard earned win This Wed night Sept 5th we play St. Pats in Rd 3 in Blennerville with start time of 6 30pm. All players to be at St. Pats for 6pm. And next Wed Sept 12th we play Kerins O Rahillys at home in Ballymac again with a 6. 30pm start. FAOI 12 On Monday evening last we travelled west to Dingle to play the hosts in the last round of the Central league. Our Gold team were in with a chance of topping the League tables with a victory over Dingle and our Gold team were vying for second place in their division. Report in next weeks notes. The previous Monday we hosted Annascaul and both our teams had resounding victories over the visiting sides. Our Blue Team were in imperious form with the likes of Darragh Leen, Daire Keane, Barry Lyons, Cathal Dunne and Tadhg Brick dominating the game. Our Gold team were also in a rich vein of form with wonderful displays from Diarmuid Lynch, Rachel Godley, Cian Godley and Brian Cassidy. These two teams have made great strides forward over the course of the year and the future bodes well for these teams. Great credit is also due to all the mentors who have devoted so much energy and time to both teams. FAOI 16 Our Coiste Thrá Lí Div 2 game against Ardfert which was due to be played in Ballymac last Sunday was postponed at late notice. Game will be rescheduled. This coming Sunday Sept 9th we play Austin Stacks with game due to start at 12 30pm in Connolly Park and the following Sunday Sept 16th we travel to play Na Gaeil again with a throw-in time of 12 30pm. FAOI 6/7/8/10 We welcomed our friends from Ardfert on Sunday morning last to Ballymac and a number of games at all these age-groups were played on a fine morning for football. Great displays of football were shown by all teams with the game played in the right spirit and all players exhibiting their fine footballing talents. Its great to see such great numbers at these games and all appeared to have enjoyed themselves to the full. Well done to all.