Kerry Minors hurlers had a very good win over Kildare in Moneygall on Saturday last two points by Kilmoyelys Daniel Collins gave Kerry the advantage, local players Michael O'Leary 0-5 and Brendan O'Leary.
ALL-IRELAND B HURLING SEMI FINAL Kerry 1-20 Kildare 3-12.
COMMUNITY GAMES: Congratulations to brothers Daniel and Sean Murphy who represented Abbeydorney/Kilflynn in the Community Games National Finals in Judo on Saturday last in Athlone. Both boys won the gold medal in their weight categories and best wishes to Oisin Maunsell next weekend in the 60 metre hurdles in Athlone from all at the Gaa Club. GOLF CLASSIC: Abbeydorney GAA Club will hold a golf Classic at Killorglin Golf Club on Saturday next 25th August 1st prize will be four All-Ireland Football Final Tickets, 2nd prize 4 green fees at Killarney Golf Club(kileen), 3rd prize 4 ball in KillorglinGolf Club, 4th prize is 4 ball in Ardfert Golf Club, Longest drive is €500.00 of Gain dog feed, nearest to pin is a Sugán Chair valued at €80.00. also a prize for Best GAA Club, Any formation. Contact Mike Leen for entries 085 1072487 JUVENILE NEWS: Our Under 14 hurling team had a good win last Sunday against Ballyduff. Team Panel: Sean Holden,Eoin McCarthy, Dean O'Brien, Shane Byrne, Niall OMahoney, Cian McCarthy, Adam Maunsell, Jordan Walshe (captain) Mark Egan, Michael Slattery, D Sheehan, Cillane Spillane, Aidan Leahy, Jack Parker, Albon Stack, Daniel Aslet, Jamie Herbert. The Under 11 Hurlers had a good win over St Brendan's 3-6 to 2-2 on Friday evening last restoring a bit of pride back in the team, Jack Sheehan, Keith O'Connor, Jack Parker, Tomas Hannifin, Caoimbhe Spillane played well for Abbeydorney, Team James Rigney, Jack Parker, Caoimbhe Spillane, Jamie Herbert, Keith O'Connor, Tomas Hannifin, Craig Teehan, Jack Sheehan, Jed Maunsell, P Cullane, Shane Donovan, Gavin Slattery. UNDER 15, U14, U12 TRAINING Monday and Wednesday evenings at 7pm sharp Under 10s 630pm Wednesday and Fridays, Under 8s training Friday at 7pm ROSE CUP: Our under 13s took part in the Rose Cup in Tralee on Sunday last and lost to St Pats Limerick in the semi final and went on to defeat Kilmoyley in the Shield final 4-3 to 1-4, Team Panel, Sean Holden, Niall OMahoney, (capt), Shane Byrne, Jack Parker, Eoin McCarthy, Jamie Herbert, Dean O'Brien, Cillane Spillane, Michael Slattery, Adam Maunsell Shane Conway, Aidan Leahy, Daniel Aslet, Keith O'Connor. FIXTURES: Senior County Hurling Abbeydorney vs. Kenmare/ Kilgarven on Sunday next away venue check with officers re match going ahead. County Minor Hurling Championship: Kenmare vs. Abbeydorney Sunday 26th August at 3pm venue Kenmare
FOOTBALL CLUB: JUVENILES - u16s played Listry/Keel in the final of the Lee Strand u16 County Football League Div 4. This game was played in Farranfore on wednesday evening last. Despite scoring four goals on the night, it was not to be. Ardfert did there best to hold out but lost out by one point. Final score Ardfert 4.05 Listry/Keel 2.12. Team Patrick McElligott, Liam Dalton, Iarla Courtney, Darragh McGarty, Orie Sullivan, Robert Collins, Jimmy Shanahan, Kieran McCarthy, Quinn New some McDonnell, Aidan Healy, Brian Riordan, Eoin McCarthy, Jordan Brick, Fionn EnnisKavanagh, Thomas Nolan (capt). Subs: Brandon Barrett, Thomas Dwyer, Kieran O'Regan, Sean Curran, Sean Porter, Conor Jeffers, Shane Monahan, Jack McCarthy, Bobby O'Regan, Paudie Godley. Despite defeat this team did really well to get to the final. Great credit is due to Philip Healy, Mike Shanahan and Paul O'Regan and all the panel of players. u12s played St. Pats on monday night last and won well. Final score Ardfert .18 St. Pats 1.04 Congratulations to our members who got their leaving cert results. Hopefully all are happy and best wishes for the future. SENIORS: played Gneeveguilla in round 9 of the County Football League. This game was played in Ardfert on saturday night last. This was a hard fought and tough game. Thankfully Ardfert secured their first points of the year. Final score Ardfert 3.08 Gneeveguilla 1.11. Team: Nicky O'Sullivan, Steven Leen, Eamonn Corridon, Niall Clifford, Darren Dineen, Rory Horgan, Mike Moloney, John Dowling, Trevor Wallace, Darren Wallace, Mairtin Ferris, John Galvin, Thomas Moloney, Eoin McCarthy, Alan Kelly. Subs: Kevin Shanahan for Thomas Moloney. FIXTURES: Co. Football League Div 1 Ardfert v Rathmore saturday august 25th 6.30pm in Rathmore. Intermediate Championship semi final Ardfert v Finuge saturday september 8th 6.30pm in Austin Stack Park. McElligott Cup Qtr Final Ardfert v Emmets this friday august 24th at 6.30pm in Ardfert. Co. Minor Football Championship semi final St Brendans v South Kerry tuesday september 4th at a neutral venue. All Ireland minor football championship semi final Kerry v Dublin september 2nd 1.30pm in Croke Park. DEFIBILATOR: Any used or unwanted mobile phones please place in boxes in local shops and pubs. These will enable us purchase a defibilator for the local community. RECYCLING: Bin in place in sportsfield. Funds will benefit Ardfert GAA. ST. BRENDAN'S HURLING CLUB: U6 & U8 & U-10 training continues at 10.30am on Saturday mornings. U-6 hurlers were due to play Ballyheigue last Tuesday evening. NK U-11: St. Brendan's are away to Crotta this Friday at 6.30pm. They were defeated by Abbeydorney last week 0-4 to 3-3. This is the last game in this competition. U-11 team panel is : Sean Clifford, John McCrohan, Darragh O Sullivan, Darragh Courtney, Colm Healy, Christopher Egan, Lorcan Ryan, Sean Brosnan, Nathan O' Driscoll, Cian McCarthy, Brian Shanahan, Billy Daly, Gavin Hussey, Michael Kirby, Cian O'Shea, Sean Hurley, Padraig O'Sullivan, Denis Horgan, Tim Grimes. NK U-16 CHAMPIONSHIP begins on Sat. 8th Sept. Lixnaw v St. Brendan's. Further rounds are 15/9 St. Brendan's v Abbeydorney, and 29/9 St. Brendan's v Crotta. CONGRATULATIONS to the Kerry minor hurlers who defeated Kildare last Saturday in Moneygall in the semi-final of the All-Ireland Minor B championship on a score 1-20 to 3-12. They will meet Roscommon in the final due to be played on 8th Sept. Venue TBC. Congratulations to team and management. MINOR CO. CHAMPIONSHIP: St. Brendan's will begin this years Co. Champ. campaign with an opening game v Kilmoyley which has been fixed for this Sunday at 2.30pm in Ardfert. Extra time if necessary. CONGRATULATIONS to young hurler Diarmuid O'Connor, Farranwilliam who came home with a silver medal in judo, from the National Community Games finals last weekend. SYMPATHY: We would like to extend our sympathy to juvenile trainer Pascal Hurley and his wife Nancy and all the Houlihan family on the recent death of Nancy's mother, Mrs. Bridie Houlihan, Banna West.
BALLYDONOGHUE side moved a step closer to at least a play-off for promotion with a point victory over Asdee in a dull encounter played in perfect conditions at Dowling Park, Coolard on Saturday evening last. The game in fairness never rose to any great heights with pulling and dragging been the order of the day which left very little room for open football and it was only for the closeness of the scores that kept the spectators awake. Certainly if their was to be a highlight in this game it was some spectatular goalkeeping by both Darragh O Shea, Ballydonoghue and Conor Coughlan, Asdee who each made some tremendous saves. The turning point in the game came inside the opening minute of the second half when the elusive David O Connor juggled his way around the Asdee defenders and his high ball into the square resulted in Jim Cremin finding the net. After this Asdee even though they tried hard they were always chasing the game. The game got underway with Chris Mason kicking over the first of his four pointed frees inside the first minute and even though Asdee were winning possession some wayward shooting was to cost them for scores.
Mike Breen replied for Asdee from a free and this was to be the first of four times in this half that the sides were level. Points were exchanged by Mike Breen, Chris Mason, Eoin Kennedy, Paul O Carroll, and Sean Lyons before Asdees Eoin Kennedy put his side ahead by the 23rd minute. However this was to be the only time in the contest that his side was to hit the front as Ballydonoghue finished the half strong with the whole-hearted Martin O Mahony with a goal at his mercy hit the side netting with a rasping shot. David O Connor and Diarmuid Behan pointed leaving the half time score; Ballydonoghue 0-5 Asdee 0-4. The game was no more than a half minute old on resumption when the already mentioned goal from Jim Cremin arrived which left Asdee with an uphill battle. Asdees Mike Breen who was doing well popped over 2 points to narrow the margin to 2pts by the 11th minute. Ballydonoghue recovered from this and after kicking a number of wides Chris Mason made up for his two previous wides and had his side 1-8 to 0-6 after 23 minutes and at this stage it was game over for Asdee despite Mike Breen and Darren Russell pointing. Martin O Mahony put the icing on the cake with a neat point to secure victory.
Either team cannot be happy after this performance and will certainly have to up their game considerably if they have any thoughts of any silverware this year; For Asdee, Brian Coughlan, Paul O Carroll and David Ruddle worked hard in defence, Darren Russell did well in midfield and up front, Mike Breen, Kieran Kelly when introduced in the second half and Eoin Kennedy tried hard. Asdee: Conor Coughlan, Brian Coughlan, Martin Collins, Kenneth Tydings, David Ruddle, Paul O Carroll, 1pt, Michael Tydings, Padraig Ruddle, Darren Russell, 1pt, Con Carmody, Michael Walsh, Cathal Dalton, Mike Breen, 4pts, (2f), John Doran, Eoin Kennedy, 2pts, (1f). Subs, Kieran Kelly for Cathal Dalton, Dinny Dalton for Michael Tydings, Eoin O Carroll for David Ruddle. Referee, Pat Sheehy, Clounmacon. CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW The Draw for the Bernard O Callaghan Memorial Senior Football Championship, 2012 Sponsored by McMunns Hotel Ballybunion has been confirmed and will take place on Monday September 10th at 9pm in McMunns Bar and Restaurant, Ballybunion. Draws for the Junior, Novice U21 and Minor Championships will also take place on that night. Asdee senior footballers will be in the hat for the Senior Draw and will be involved with Ballylongford in both Under 21 and Minor. COUNTY CHAMPIONS . Congratulations to the Ballydonoghue Under 16 footballers who have continued their marvellous success at underage level with this recent victory over Churchill on Friday evening last in the County League Division 2 Final Replay played in Kilmoyley. Final score here was Ballydonoghue 1-14 Churchill 0-9 ALL IRELAND FINAL . On behalf of St. Marys Asdee we wish the best of luck to the Kerry Junior footballers and Management who will take on Mayo on Saturday next August 25th at 2 30pm in the All Ireland Final which will be played at Cusack Park, Ennis. The North Kerry Football Board will be well represented with Conor Cox, Listowel Emmets, The Walsh brothers, James and Edmond, Knocknagoshel, Kieran Quirke, Duagh, Sean Dee, Beale and Pat Corridan, Finuge on the panel.
CONGRATS and well done to Athea/Mountcollins combination that took on Daithi Broudair's in the GAA A final (West minor) in Foynes on Sunday evening. Noel Barry was the trainer and it was great to see captain Denis Greaney bringing home the cup after their gallant win.
COISTE NA NOG: BAG PACKING: Coiste Na nOg organised a bag packing day in Garveys, Dingle on Saturday 10th August. Thanks to all the parents and kids who voluntered their time and came to help us out throughout the day at the various tills. A total of ?970 was raised for Annascaul underage football club so it was a very successful day out. Thanks also to everyone who supported our fundraiser and to Garveys SuperValue Dingle. UN10 BLITZ: Un10s took part in a blitz in Milltown last Sunday, 19th August. Only 9 players showed up on the day which was dissapointing. However, Annascaul played 9 aside and did very well over the four games. Losing their first game by 4pts they improved with every match and went on to beat Mitchells, Austin Stacks and finally beat Keel to win the group playoff. Well done to the team on a great performance. The committee again would ask parents to please give the courtesy of a text back to let them know if a child is available to play or not.It is very hard to organise games if they dont no if they have a team.
CLUB LOTTO: Last week's Club Lotto Draw took place at The Thatch. The numbers drawn 7, 9, 13, 23. There was no winner. The winners of the lucky dips were: Shauna Dowling - Coolard, Mike Joyce - Ballybunion, Paudie O Sullivan - Tullamore, Tim Dalton - Glouria, Dolores O Connor - Kilgarvan. The winners of the three free draws were; Selina Lynch - Coolkeragh, Michael Enright - Dromerin, Gerard Moran - Kiltean.This week's draw, for a jackpot of 5, 300 euro will take place in Tomaisin's on Friday night. RESULTS: Co. Senoir League Div 5 Ballydonoghue (1-9) Asdee (0-9). Co.U16 League Div 2 final Ballydonoghue (0-9) Churchill (0-9). Team: Daragh O'Shea, T.J.Dowling, John O'Mahony, Thomas Henchy, Barry Shanahan, Diarmuid Behan, Declan Behan, Martin O'Mahony, David O'Connor, Jim Cremin, Chris Mason, Padraig Lyons, Jackie Hegarty, Sean Lyons. Subs: Eoghan O'Sullivan, Stephen Lonergan, Eddie Sheehy, Dean Dowling. Conditions mitigated against a high scoring game with torrential rain earlier in the day making ball control very difficult for both sides.
After both sides exchanged points in the first 5mins it was tip and tuck for most of the half with neither side willing to commit too much to attack with the result that they could only muster two more points apiece before the break. B/Don (0-3) Churchill (0-3). Chuchill went into the lead early in the second half before Jack Foley levelled matters soon afterwards. A Daragh Sheehy free gave us a one point lead after 7mins and 2 mins later he stretched that to 2pts after a wonderful piece off interplay that started with goalkeeper John Scully and was worked right through the field to eventual scorer Daragh Sheehy. Next a Kieran Lynch shot came back off the crossbar after a great rob by Brian Ó Seanacháin had sent him goal ward bound. Churchill then kicked two good points one a great individual effort from Ivan Durkan. But some solid defending particularly from corner back Jack O'Connor prevented them from gaining the lead. Instead it was Ballydonoghue that edged in front after the dynamic Kieran Lynch tore through the Chuchill defence before gliding over a sweet left footed shot to make it 7pts to 6pts after 15mins. Daragh Sheehy on 18mins and Jack Foley on 22mins then made it a 3pt game but try as we could we failed to tack on the insurance point and left the door open for a Churchill come back. With 3mins remaining we were still those 3pts ahead but in those final mins Churchill won four kick outs and their inform Ivan Durkan capitalised from the first three but thankfully from Ballydonoghue's point of view Churchill's fourth shot just shaved the outside of the post as the referee blew for full time. Ballydonoghue (0-9) Churchill (0-9). Ballydonoghue: John Scully, Micheal Foley, Jack Gogarty, Jack O'Connor, Joey Lynch, Kieran O'Connell, Conor Kennelly, Brian Ó Seanacháin, Jason Foley , Kieran Lynch (0-1), Daragh Sheehy (0-5, f), Jack Foley (0-3), Donal Doyle, Kevin O'Donnell, Brian Mason. Joseph Lynch, William Kissane. CO. U16 LEAGUE FINAL (REPLAY) Ballydonoghue (1-13) Churchill (0-9). In the replay played two days later Friday 17th Aug in Kilmoley the first half was very similar to the drawn game with little between the sides at half time. It wasn't until Darragh Sheehy goaled early in the final quarter that the game swung in our favour and we never looked back from there. See Sport for full report. Ballydonoghue: Panel: John Scully, Jack O Connor, Jack Gogarty, Conor Kennelly, Kieran O Connell, Micheál Foley, Joey Lynch, Brian Ó Seanacháin (0-1), Jason Foley, Jack Foley (0-4), Daragh Sheehy (1-3), Kieran Lynch (0-4), Kevin O Donnell, David O Neill (01), William Kissane Subs: Brian Mason, Daniel Power, Cian Mahony, Stephen Mason, Joseph Lynch, Jack Behan, Dónal Doyle, Liam Kissane, Michael Dee. Well done to all concerned especially with only three players over age next year this essentially is an U15 team so it makes the achievement all the more note worthy. Mentors: P.J.Foley/ Denis Lynch. Sel: Patrick O'Donnell, Liam Foley, Anthony Shanahan, Martin Sheehy.
BALLYDUFF GAA LOTTO: The results of the weekly Ballyduff GAA Club Lotto Draw for Monday August 13 th are as follows; the numbers drawn were 4, 18, 19 & 26. There was no winner of the €4, 300 Jackpot and the following were the €50 Lucky Dip winners; Liam Ross, Lacca, Ballyduff; Gary Kavanagh, Lixnaw; Hannah Browne, Rahela, Ballyduff TV DRAW: Lucy Condan, 24 Meadow Lane, Ballyduff; Mike Lawlor, Glounerdalive, Ballyduff; Phil Lowe, The Village, Ballyduff. The Lotto Draw takes place on each Monday night and tickets cost €2. There is €150 added when the Jackpot is not won. "Remember "If you are not in you can't win".
GAA UNDER-11: The Ballyheigue Under-11 hurlers defeated Causeway in the North Kerry Championship on Friday evening. Final score Ballyheigue 3-11 and Causeway 4-5. Ballyheigue Panel: Jamie Lee, Darren Stack, Aidan Reidy, Tomas Gaynor, Jack Stack, Darragh Power, Graham Slattery, Nathan Guerin, Jordan Goggin, Ciaran Casey, Seamie O'Fuairean, Ricky Hussey, Brian Styles, Jimmy O'Halloran, David O'Mahony, Conor O'Sullivan, Tomas O'Connor. KERRY MINOR HURLERS: Congratulations and well done to the Kerry Minor Hurlers who defeated Kildare at Moneygall on Saturday in the All Ireland Minor 'B' Championship semi-final. Full time score Kerry 1-20 and Kildare 3-12. The Ballyheigue Club were represented on the team by Tomas Casey and Philip Lucid. We wish the team and mentors the best of luck in the All Ireland Final. CROKE PARK TRIP: The Ballyheigue Under-12 hurlers had a most enjoyable trip to Croke Park on Monday 13th August. They played three games on the famous pitch and also got a tour of the stadium. It was a great experience for all the players, parents and mentors who travelled.
LOTTO: The Ballymacelligott GAA lotto draw was held at The Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa on Monday 13th August for a jackpot of 3, 300.00 There was no jackpot winner. Lucky dip winners: 1. Mike O Connell, Castleisland 2. Mike Rahilly, Chutehall, Ballymac 3. Gerard O Sullivan, Flemby, Ballymac 4. Willie Costello, Kielduff, Tralee 5. Kieran Savage, Tylough, Kielduff Seller Prize: Maurice O Reilly The next draw takes place at Glenduff House on Monday 20th August for a jackpot of 3, 400.00 A massive thank you for supporting our lotto
FIXTURES: U21 combination of Ballymac/St Pats play Kilcummin in Ballymac at 6.30pm on Tue 21st August Junior team play Kerins O Rahillys in Ballymac at 7.00pm on Wed 22nd August Senior team play Currow in Currow at 6.30pm on Sat 25th August (Subject to change) Please check www.ballymacgaa.com for any changes to fixtures GIRLS TEAMS: Our U8/10 and U12 teams travel to Dingle on Sunday 26th August for games against the locals. Please be there for 10.45am FAOI 10 - Pride of place this week must go to the U-10 tea who participated in the annual Milltown/Castlemaine Blitz last Sunday. Guided by mentors Mike Brosnan, Eddie Lynch, James Godley and Liam Joy, the team surpassed all expectations and won out the tournament after some impressive displays throughout the day. In truth, this was no surprise as this group of talented players have been progressing ever so well since the beginning of the year and great credit is due to all concerned after winning the tournament for the second time in three seasons. We were grouped with Keel, Knocknagree, and Laune Rangers in the group section. Weather conditions were very mixed on the day with some heavy rain and gusts twinned with great sunshine and heat.Our lads knew that a good start would send them on their way and with Knocknagree first up the boys got stuck in from the throw in.Darragh Broderick and Bryan Cassidy at midfield were commanding events and ensured some great ball was played into our forwards where Jonathan Lowe and Darragh Leen picked off some lovely scores.
The lads kept the pressure on right throughout the game and ran out worthy winners with a bit to spare. With very little time to recover the lads took to the field for their second game against Laune Rangers. The Killorglin outfit proved a sterner test and scores were hard to come by . Plenty of possession by our lads was not being converted into scores on the board and this was to prove costly. Ciaran Brosnan Aidan o Brien and Adam Joy in defence were doing great work and the forwards were trying hard , Ballymac lead by 2 pts to no score at half time.
The second half saw us pushing hard and we put up another point through Kyle o Connor, the clock was ticking but a great run through by Laune Rangers resulted in a goal for Rangers- the sides tied and fulltime blown - a draw.With a win and a draw under our belts the boys knew that a win against Keel would see them progress to the knockout stages. With Dylan Dunne Moriarty now operating at midfield Eoin Kenny in goals and Darragh Leen and Darragh Broderick at half back the team appeared more balanced and they took the game to Keel. Some lovely play between the midfield and forward line lead to a flurry of goals, Bryan Godley put in some great tackling and Eoin Kenny was getting some great distance with his kickouts. Cian Godley and Ciaran Brosnan combined well for a goal and we ran out winners. We were now through to the semi final against Sneem/Derrynane. The boys had never tasted success previously and were going to give this everything.
As it happened they were far too strong for their opponents and they marched on to the final. Austin Stacks were the boys final opponents and our boys got off to a great start going 1-1 up early on, the goal through Kyle O Connor who was putting in great work in the full forward line. However Stacks replied just before half time with our lads seeming to switch off. All level then at half time , again in the second half our boys harried well and were unlucky not to put over a few points. The Stacks regrouped and put us under pressure and went ahead by a questionable goal. The boys did not drop their heads and kept playing their own game with time ticking a huge sideline ball was sent in by captain for the day Dylan Dunne Moriarty which evaded everyone and went straight in for a goal! we were back , two more points by Darragh Leen and Darragh Broderick put us ahead and we were not going to be beaten from there .At the final whistle the lads were ecstatic, a great performance by one and all to give them their first taste of success. They were presented with their winners medal by Linus Burke of Milltown. Team: Eoghan Kenny Aidan o Brien Adam Joy Daragh Broderick Dara Leen Dylan Dunne Moriarty Bryan Cassidy Cian Godley Ciaran Brosnan Kyle O Connor Johnathan Lowe Bryan Godley FAOI 16 : County League Div. 5 Final : Gneeveguilla 3-09 Ballymac 2-06. Played on the pristine pitch in Fitzgerald Stadium, our lads just came up short against a very powerful East Kerry side in the Divisional Final last Wednesday. It was a battle all the way as we were forced to line out without the influential trio of Gerard Browne (injury), Jonathan Brick and Cian Lonergan for the final. Having already been beaten by the same opposition at the start of the League campaign last June, Ballymac knew, coming into the game that it would be a titanic struggle and that's exactly how it turned out to be. Gneeveguilla raced into what seemed to be an unassailable lead of 10 points in the first half as Ballymac were unable to come to terms with the East Kerry side's physicality but in fairness to our lads, they stuck to their guns and battled hard in the second half reducing the deficit to 4 points at one stage. However, such was the exertion of that stirring fightback, Ballymac tired nearing the end and Gneeveguilla side assumed control once again to see out the game by 6 points. Vincent Horan, Christopher Leen, Seán Doyle and Tomás O Connor all tried their best as did Eoin Lyons, Morgan Quirke, Aaron Dunne and Cathal Lehane. It was a disappointing outcome to a campaign which seemed to be improving game after game but team mentors, Bridget Leen, Mike Broderick and Johnny O Connor were very proud of their charges for their honest and dedicated commitment over the past number of weeks. We congratulate Gneeveguilla on a deserving victory but no doubt our lads will return stronger next season. ROSE CUP 2012: Our U-13 squad participated in the annual Rose Cup Tournament at Na Gaeil's ground, Tralee on Saturday last. Placed along side Churchill, Na Gaeil and Páirc Kealogues from Mayo in a very tough group, we knew that we would find the going tough from the outset. In our first game we played Churchill and our opponents got off to a great start going 4 points to 1 ahead and we were playing catch up for the remainder of the game. However, Eoin O Malley and Darragh Regan tried to rescue the game for Ballymac but Churchill saw out the game, winning on a scoreline of 1-04 to 2 points. Our second game saw us play Páirc Kealogues from Mayo and in a riproaring contest the lead changed hands on a number of occasions. David Rogers goaled inside the opening 3 minutes but the Mayo side responded with a goal of their own. Daire Keane edged Ballymac in front once more only for Mayo to equalise again. Darragh Regan was unerring from frees as Kealan Brosnan drove on the Blue 'n Gold. However, Páirc had the last say with an equalising point from a free. Brian Lonergan, in goals and Tadhg Brick in defence had impressive displays as did Liam O Brien, Liam O Malley and Kirean Coggins. In what was a must win game in our final round-robin tie against Na Gaeil, we started brightly only to see Na Gaeil edge two points ahead at halftime. Barry Lyons, Eddie Rogers, Cathal Dunne and Joshua O Keeffe brought the game to Na Gaeil and Ballymac completely dominated the second half, playing against a strengthening breeze. We laid siege to the Na Gaeil goals but could not find a way through a congested rearguard despite the efforts of Cillian Gallagher and others. Having lost the game by three points it meant that we just failed to qualify for the semifinals. Our match performances improved as the day progressed despite the disappointment of elimination at the end. Great credit must go to the entire panel, including Alusin Jah, Adam O Keeffe, Aidan O Brien, David McCarthy and Eoghan O Donnell. Mentors Regina Coggins, Tony Silles and Gene O Keeffe are very proud of all your efforts. The club would also like to thank Na Gaeil club for their generous hospitality throughout the day. Míle Buíochas as ucht bhur gcuid bhfáilteach. The squad then marched in the Rose of Tralee parade on Saturday evening and all appeared to have enjoyed themselves to the full.
FAOI 12 - Both our Blue and Gold teams travelled to Gallarus to take on local side, An Ghaeltacht in Rd 2 of the Central Region last Monday week. Our Gold team had a resounding victory over their counterparts winning on a scoreline of 5-10 to 3-02. David Rogers, Aidan O Brien, Rachel Godley, Cian Godley, Brian Cassidy and Kieran Coggins were all to the fore as well as Darragh Broderick, Liam O Brien, Darragh Brosnan, Eoghan Leahy with Diarmuid Lynch scoring 2-02 in a very impressive display. Our Blue Team were a little unfortunate to go under by 2 points against a very strong Gaeltacht side. Barry Lyons, Joshua O Keeffe, Cillian Gallagher and Daire Keane made great contribution to the teams effort during the game. We would like to thank Kerry stalwart, Mark O Shea for acknowledging our honest and skilful efforts in both games afterwards. Last Monday evening Aug 20th, we played host to Milltown/Castlemaine in Rd 3 of the Central League. Result and report in next week's notes. Next Monday Aug 27th both our Blue and Gold teams play Annascaul in Rd 4 of the Central League with throw-in at 7pm in Ballymac. There is also one outstanding competition to be played this September, namely the Castleisland District League and further details will follow in relation to this competition. ACADEMY: After last week's break due to the Rose of Tralee Festival, our Sunday morning academy will resume this coming Sunday Aug 26th at 11 am sharp.
ALL IRELAND HANDBALL WINNER: Michaela O Donoghue had a great win in Tuamgraney Co Clare on Sunday last in the All Ireland under15 single girls. Michaela over came Sligo's Aoife Quinn in a spectacular display of handball with the final score 4 - 15 15- 5 15- 3. Congrats from everyone in Ballymacelligott GAA Club!!
BEALE SENIORS shared the spoils with Churchill in round 9 of the County League on Saturday evening last. We made the better start with a cushion of 7 points at the interval, having scored a hat trick of goals in the first half. However, our lead was snuffed out by our opponents scoring 2 goals and a point within 6 minutes early in the second half. Despite, much possession in the final quarter, scoring chances were squandered and we managed only one point in the second half as the game ended all square: Beale 3-5, Churchill 2-8. Beale lined out as follows: Seán Dee, Philly Blake, Colm Kissane, John Griffin, Shane Joy, Jeremy King, Matthew Moran, James McMahon (1-1), Declan Bambury (0-1), Paul Horgan (0-1), Paul Collins, Cormac Walshe, Tom Joy (2-0), Ian Blake (0-2(1f)), Barry O'Mahoney. Substitutes: Brendan Brennan for Shane Joy, Seán Farrell for Cormac Walshe. BEALE/ASDEE/BALLYLONGFORD notched a win the Under-21 County Club Shield, Division 1B, against Moyvane/Clounmacon on Tuesday evening in Moyvane. They play Beaufort in the quarter final in Ballybunion this Tuesday evening. Congratulations to Seán Dee who is a member of the Kerry Junior panel on their recent semi final victory over Cavan. Beale GAA wish Seán and his team mates every success as they contest the All-Ireland final against Mayo this Saturday in Cusack Park, Ennis. Throw in at 2.30pm. NK SENIOR DRAW: The much anticipated draw for the North Kerry Senior Championship will take place on Monday, September 3rd in McMunn's, Ballybunion at 9.00pm. The draws for the Junior, Novice, U-21 and Minor championships will also take place on that night. All welcome to attend.