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GAA club notes



St Brendan’s Hurling Club: Garveys SHC RD1 St Brendans v Causeway throws in on Saturday evening next @5.15pm. Best of Luck to our Captain John, team and management. The other games being played over the weekend are Ballyheigue v Crotta Friday @7.30pm and Kilmoyley v Abbeydorney @7.15pm.

Sympathies: We would to express our sympathies to Sheila Healy and the Healy family on the recent passing of her brother Canon Moss O’Connell Salford. Ar dehiscence Dé go raibh a anam dlis.

Div 3 Co League Final St Brendan’s 2-15 Dr Crokes 1-6. Well done to all involved and Captain John Davis.

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St Brendan’s Hurling Club/Ardfert GAA lotto draw €9000. Numbers drawn 3, 13, 26 and 29. The lucky dip winners were €50 Ann O’Mahony An Fearann, €25 Tricia Fletcher Banna East, €25 Marie O’Halloran Banna. Thank you for your continued support.



Lotto Draw results: The numbers drawn for Friday 17th June 2022, were as follows, 9, 11, 13, 17. The Jackpot was €5,700 and there was no jackpot winner. The following won €30 lucky dips: Gary Fitzgerald - Online. Olive Relihan - Online. Tom O’ Keefe - c/o Wyeths. Jack & Ella Geoghan - c/o Martin Sheehy. Stephen O’Carroll- Lyre.

The following won three free tickets: Rachel Barry - Online. Dean Finn - Glenbeigh. Oisín O’Connor - Ahascra.

Next Jackpot will be €5,800 and it will take place Friday 24th June 2022 in the Clubhouse.

Fixtures: North Kerry Minor league Division 2 final Northern Gaels (Asdee, Clounmacon, Ballydonoghue, Ballylongford) v Tarbert on Monday June 27th @ 7.30pm. Venue TBC.

Co Senior league div 3 round 10 Ballydonoghue away to Churchill next Saturday evening @ 7.30pm.

NK Junior league div 3 round 2 on Tuesday June 28 @ 7.30pm

Ballydonoghue B V Brosna B in Coolard. NKL div 4B round 2 Ballydonoghue C have a bye.

Co U21 Championship North Kerry v West Kerry on Monday June 27th in Jack Walsh Park Asdee @ 7.30pm

Membership: Club Membership now available for 2022. Please contact Club Officers to make a payment for the coming year.

Win a house in Killarney: Win a house in Killarney tickets available from Club Officers @ €100 each. Every club has to sell twenty tickets and there are only a few left.



Senior Football: Our Senior football team gathered two more points in their quest for promotion from Division 5 when they defeated Finuge in Finuge on Sunday last. This victory leaves them in second place in the table with two games left. Sunday’s game was a close affair with both sides resting players ahead of the County Senior Hurling Championship.

Ballyduff team: Kevin o Connor; Thomas Slattery, Sean O’Connor, JP O’Carroll; Kyle O’Connor, Padraig Walsh, Padraig Slattery; Sean Costello, Paul O’Carroll; Adam Segal, David Goulding, Johnny O’Regan; Aodhan Curley, Kevin Goulding, Jack Farrell. SUBS: Shane O’Sullivan, Darragh Quinlan, Anthony O’Carroll, Stephen O’Carroll, Sean O’Sullivan, Darragh Goulding. There are two games left, Asdee at home this coming weekend, and Ballylongford at a later date.

Kerry Minor Football: Best of luck to Evan Boyle and the Kerry minor football team, and management, when they take on Mayo in Tullamore on this Saturday in the All Ireland Minor Football Championship Semi-final.



Hurling: Garvey’s Supervalu Senior Hurling Championship: Group 3 Round 1, Friday, 24 June @ 7.30pm, Ballyheigue v Crotta O’Neill’s

Group 1 Round 1, Saturday, 25 June @ 5.15pm, St. Brendan’s v Causeway

Group 2 Round 1, Saturday, 25 June @ 7.15pm, Kilmoyley v Abbeydorney

All games at Austin Stack Park

North Kerry Hurling Board Under 10 Hurling Blitz

Saturday, 25 June @ 10.00am, Group A @ Lixnaw

Teams - Ballyduff, St. Brendan’s, Ballyheigue, Lixnaw and Tralee Parnell’s

Group B @ Abbeydorney

Teams - Causeway, Kilmoyley, Crotta O’Neill’s, Abbeydorney and Firies



Club Senior Development Team: Kerry Co. Board Developmental League Division 2 Semi-Final Ballymacelligott 2-12 Kilcummin 1-14

Following a blistering first 15 minutes (having scored 2-03) of the second half, Ballymacelligott Dev Team defeated Kilcummin by the narrowest margin of one point on Friday night last.

Kilcummin got off to a great start in this game played in Ballymacelligott on a glorious evening for football. Kilcummin led from a goal as the opening score and scored another six points to give them a good lead by 1-06 to 0-02 with fifteen minutes gone. It looked glum for the home side. The young team never lost heart and resolutely stook to their task and narrowed the margin to 0-06 to 1-08 at halftime

Two points and two fine-taken goals after 6 minutes gave great hope to the home side. With fifteen minutes to go Ballymac led 2-09 to 1-11.

The final quarter was as exciting as it gets. Kilcummin levelled with a point, Ballymac scored a point. Kilcummin scored two points. Once again, the Ballymac lads did not panic they continued on and scored two points to win by a single point.

Winning this game was great. Even better was the grit and determination shown by this young team when all seemed lost. We now await the time, date and venue for the final which is provisionally fixed for the first weekend in July

Coiste na nÓg

School Blitz: A great morning of football was had for our parish schools Senior classes blitz on Friday morning. While the sun failed to shine, it did not stop all the boys and girls putting on some excellent displays of skill and team work throughout the games. A huge thanks to the schools and their staff for supporting both the Junior blitz in April, and the Senior blitz this Friday. Hopefully it will strengthen the link between our schools and the club going forward, and will happen on an annual basis.

A big thanks also to our sponsors for the Senior Blitz, Office and Ink Supplies. Please support at any opportunity.

Well done everyone. Ballymac Abú.

Under 13s

Our U13 blue boys hosted An Gaeltacht this evening for the County league div 3 semi-final. The game was hotly contested with both sides playing some lovely free flowing football. At half time it was all level at 2 - 2. Ballymac came out all fired up at half time and built up a 3-point lead but the visitors were dogged and drew back level again. It was a tough physical battle and, in the end, An Gaeltacht ran our winners 0-08 to 0-06.

Our boys can hold their heads high after tonight’s game - they have improved massively over the past few months. We wish Jack Collins a speedy recovery from his injury tonight.

Under 11s

We played Dr Crokes last Thursday 16th June in Ballymac. The gold team displayed some superb skills and great teamwork. The passing between the boys was just brilliant and earned them plenty of goals and points. 3 players Shane, Jack and Conor were called up from U9s and were a credit to their coaches. It was a great evening of football. Many thanks to Dr Crokes for travelling over to us and thanks to the parents for all their support. We play Listowel Emmets next Thursday the 23rd June away.

We would like to thank Paudie McCarthy of ELECO services for their kind sponsorship towards the cost of footballs for the boys.

Under 9s

Our u 9 s travelled to Listry to take on the locals in the u 9 Go Games. This was one of the best displays by both the u 8 and u 9 teams all year. Some of the team play was just a joy to watch, with some great skill execution. Certainly the hard work at training on Sunday mornings is coming to fruition. We encourage all players to keep practicing their skills at home as we look forward to our upcoming games against Currow and SPA.

Ladies News

Under 10s

On Sunday 12th June our U-10 girls entered two teams in the LGFA blitz at Fossa GAA pitch. Both teams performed brilliantly against multiple opposition and a fantastic day was had by all. Many thanks to Kerry LGFA for organizing, Fossa GAA for hosting and all 22-participating club for making it a great day.

Health and Wellbeing

Our first ever Mothers and Others team took part in a Blitz in Mallow on Saturday 18th June. It was a day full of fun, football and friendship! A really well organised day by the LGFA and Sports Direct. Our ladies looked fantastic in their new jerseys sponsored by Kate Leen and Leen Salads. Míle buíochas to Kate and family for their generosity.

Training continues every Tuesday at 6.15pm.

Our GAA Little Stars runs on Thursdays at 6.30pm in the Training Pitch. All children with additional needs (5yrs-12) from Ballymac and surrounding areas are welcome to come along. It’s a fun-filled 45min session of interactive games! Contact Oonagh 087-7532949.

If you have any ideas or thoughts on how to promote our club as a hub of health in the community, please don’t hesitate to call Oonagh or Joanne 087-6744334. New members always welcome.

Thanks, The Wellbeing Team.



BEALE SENIORS: Beale seniors were defeated by Keel on Sunday in the County League, Division 4. We were on the back foot from the throw-in and trailed by 0-2 to 1-7 at the short whistle. We found it difficult to come to terms with our opponents as our defence tried to soak up the pressure. Keel added two further goals in the second half and the writing was on the wall for us. The final score read: Beale 0-8, Keel 3-9.

We now rank eighth on the table, with four wins from nine games. A vital game when we travel to play Cromane on Saturday evening. They sit just below us on the table. Throw in is at 7 o’clock. Our final round game will be against Austin Stacks B in July.

BEALE JUNIORS: Beale juniors contest Division 4A of the North Kerry League. Our first-round game is on Tuesday against Tarbert in Páirc de Staic at 7.30. We travel to Ballyduff on Tuesday, June 28th. The other teams in this division are Moyvane and Clounmacon.

BEALE LOTTO: The winning numbers drawn on Sunday night in this week’s Beale Lotto were 3, 4, 12 and 32. There was no jackpot winner and one Match-3 winner, Denis O’Neill c/o Courtney’s, who wins €100.

Next week’s jackpot is €1,050. The draw takes place on Sunday night in The Feale Bar at 9 o’clock. Ticket €2 each or 3 for a fiver. To be in with a chance of winning our lotto, get your weekly tickets in Joyce’s Newsagents or in the local pubs.

You can also play online by downloading the Clubforce app or simply click the link on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages or log onto All online entries must be registered by 6.00pm on the day of the draw. Entries after 6.00pm will be entered in the next draw.

A huge ‘míle buíochas’ to everyone who supports and promotes the Beale Lotto.


SENIOR: The round 9 back game with Ballyduff was played last Sunday where the lads were at home in Finuge. A low scoring and tight affair throughout, saw Finuge leading at halftime by the minimum 0-05 to 0-4. Finuge would go on to rue several good scoring chances for both goals and points, eventually going down by 0-10 to 0-09. This leaves them mid table in seventh place with two more rounds left to play. Next up is an away game to Laune Rangers B, set for this Saturday at 7pm.

U15: Our boys return to action with the North Kerry league against Moyvane at home this Wednesday, June 22nd.

U13: The county league semifinal was played at home on Sunday evening against Beaufort. This was a close encounter from the start with our boys having to fight back from a slow start to go in leading at halftime by four points. The second half continued along the same vein, but with Beaufort striking for two goals late on, the pressure was on! Our lads worked really hard and ate into their lead, however it proved too much and came up just short in the end. This team have been immense all year, winning every game in every competition up to this and have earned a well-deserved break for a couple of weeks.

U11: Well done to our U13s who were on the road again last week with a trip to Dingle. We fielded two teams and both did really well with some great interplay and off the ball movement. Thank you to our parents who are always available to help out with setup and travel to support the children. Next up is an away game to Ballydonoghue/Clounmacon this Thursday.

U9: Our U90s are on the road this week with an away game to Castleisland Desmonds - best of luck boys and girls and enjoy the games! Meantime training continues on Wednesday evenings.

U7: Training continues on Wednesday evenings and any new members are most welcome.

CÚL CAMP; Booking is open for the Finuge Cúl Camp. This is open to anybody within the club or outside and a great week’s fun is always guaranteed!

CLUB FUNDRAISER: Important notice - Finuge GAA have decided to extend the draw date for the car raffle fundraiser. The new draw date is the 1st of October. Have you bought your tickets yet? The main aim of our fundraiser is to provide facilities into the future for our young boys and girls. You can enter our fantastic fundraiser car raffle for a Volkswagon Tiguan R-Line worth over €50,000. Tickets are available at local outlets such as McCarthys Bar in Finuge, Foleys Shop, Stacks Shop, The Filling Station, Railway Bar, Dew Drop Bar, The Post Office, JJ Walsh’s Butchers and Woodview Vets - all in Lixnaw. Also, Brosnans Bar and Larry Buckley Butchers in Listowel, Powers Shop in Abbeydorney, O’Connells Agri Store Irremore or on our website

A big thank you to everyone who has helped so far with the club fundraiser - we are always looking for anyone that can give a couple of hours or can help in the background!

KERRY TEAMS: Reminder that all tickets for the Kerry V Mayo quarterfinal are sold through Ticketmaster, SuperValu and Centra - the clubs do not have these available for sale. Best of luck to Kerry the Sunday in the quarterfinal! The Kerry minor footballers are playing their All-Ireland semi-final against Mayo this Saturday - the very best of luck to them. Well done to Darragh O’Sullivan who represents the club on the Kerry U14 North Development squad - keep it up Darragh!



Juvenile hurling: Well done to our U13s who qualified for the final of the Lee Strand Kerry Coiste na nÓg County Under 13 Division 1 hurling competition on Thursday following an exciting 5 - 8 to 4 - 8 win over Crotta O’Neill’s at Lerrig. The visitors took advantage of the strong breeze in the first half but Kilmoyley’s perseverance paid off as they claimed a spot in the final against Lixnaw.Well done to our U7s who had a blustery Sunday morning as they hosted Causeway in Lerrig. There was some great hurling and plenty of action from these young hurlers.

The U9’s hosted Lixnaw last Tuesday in Lerrig as part of the Go Games series. There were some great team scores and lovely to see some nice passing and awareness of team mates in a better position. Well done everyone - keep it up. Well done to the Kerry U14 and U15 hurlers who were both in action on Saturday.

The U14 hurlers had two wins over Wicklow and Laois at O’Moore park COE, Portlaoise, while the U15 hurlers had a good win over Westmeath at Rathdowney.Well done to both panels and management teams in particular Kilmoyley representatives :-U14 - Mikey, Joe, Colm and James McCarthy (management team).

U15: Dominick, Jevon, Jack and Joseph. Thanks also to Kerry hurling GDA’s for their continued hard work.SeniorsThe Garveys County senior hurling championship takes place this weekend once again as Kilmoyley set out to retain their title on Saturday evening against Abbeydorney at 7.15pm at Austin Stack park. This will be a difficult opening game for Kilmoyley against the current County league champions added to Kilmoyley’s own injury list, but no doubt they will once again give their all. Kilmoyley will then have a bye in week two and will be back in action on the weekend of July 9th against Dr. Crokes.

Best of luck to this year’s captain Dougie Fitzell and his team for the campaign.

Intermediates: Kilmoyley have been drawn against neighbours St. Brendans in round 1 of the Intermediate county championship which will be played in Ardfert on the weekend of July 1st.



Results and Fixtures: The Under 11 team played a very competitive Go Game on Saturday in Ballyduff and continue with their great efforts in every game.

The Under 13 team had a very good victory in the league semi final against Ballyduff on last Thursday evening, winning by 1-6 to 0-5. The date for the final has not been confirmed as yet but it is likely to be next week.

The Under 7 players of the week were Alfie and Fionn while the Under 9 award winners were Jack and Ronan who received their trophies after they played Kenmare.

There will be an Under 10 Blitz on Saturday morning in Hermitage Park at 10am with Ballyduff, St. Brendans, Tralee Parnells and Lixnaw participating.

The Under 14 Development panel played in Portlaoise on Saturday and Joseph McElligott, Pádraig O’Donoghue as well as the injured Matthew Flaherty were on the panel.

The Under 15 Development panel had a good victory against Westmeath on Saturday with Ivan Conway and Aidan O’Mahony playing with this panel.

Field Development: The good news is that PST have been awarded the contract for erecting the Ball-Wall and laying the Astro-Turf playing surface as well as other works to complete the new facility at Hermitage Park. Work will commence in the next few weeks so exciting times are ahead.

Senior hurling championship: Lixnaw will be playing Crotta O’Neills in their first game on the weekend of July 2nd/3rd while Ballyheigue and Crotta meet in the first round of that Group on this Friday evening.

Split the Bucket: Congratulatations to Stephen O’Mahony Snr who won €131 in the draw on Friday evening.

Lotto: The numbers drawn last week were 1,4,9,12 but the jackpot was not won. However, John Honan, Lixnaw, Fionn Lyons, Ballyhorgan and Kathleen Weir, Killahan won €20 each. Thanks for your continued support and remember you can purchase a ticket on Clubforce, in the local businesses and from club personnel.



Club lotto: There was no winner of the €4,400 Jackpot. Numbers drawn were 14,15,17 and 30

Lucky Dips: 1.Teresa Kennelly, Online 2.Kate Murphy, Online 3.Clodagh Kissane, Online 4.Brian O Connor, Online 5.Tom Windle, Leitrim East Tickets are available Online by following the link on Moyvane GAA Facebook Page. All online entries to be registered by 6pm on the day of the draw. Entries after 6pm will be entered in the next draw. Tickets also available at Enright’s Bar, Speedy’s Bar, Hanrahans Bar,Homevalue Hardware, Holly’s Gala, Stack’s Butchers, Corridan’s Garage, Newtownsandes Co-op, A New U and Curl Up and Dye. You can also contact any Committee Member.

Next Weeks Jackpot €4,600 and will be held in Enrights Bar Monday the 27th of June at 8.00pm As always thank you for your continued support. #UpTheBoro

Senior County League Rd 10: Moyvane are at home to Ballylongford in Rd 10 of the County League on Saturday 25th June at 7.00pm. Best of luck lads.



Monthly €500 Draw: Our next draw takes place on Sunday 3rd July 2022. Don’t forget to purchase your ticket and be in the draw for a GUARANTEED Prize of €500. Yes, €500 will be won!! Tickets are available online

U7s Match Our U7s played 2 great games against Clounmacon on Thursday evening 16th June in Clounmacon. Thanks to all the players, parents and coaches.

U11s County Go Games League Result: Our U11s played Ballylongford / Asdee on Thursday 16th June in Tarbert and produced another fantastic performance. The boys and girls played some superb football and credit to the coaches involved for the work done with the team. Well done all.

U13s County League semi-final result: Tarbert 2-08, Rathmore 3-10. Hard luck to our U13s who lost by 5 points to Rathmore on Sunday evening in Tarbert. Tarbert played against the breeze in the first half and trailed Rathmore 1-06 to 0-04 at half time, with Tarbert’s scores coming from Gavin Denihan (0-02), Ryan Browne (0-01) and Shea Culhane (0-01). Rathmore started well in the second half and extended their lead to 7 points before points from Fionn Egan (0-01) and Dylan Buckley (0-01) reduced the margin between the two sides. A goal from Rathmore midway through the 2nd half again extended the away sides lead. A pin point pass found Tarbert’s Dylan Buckley on the edge of the square and he reduced the deficit to 4 points with a goal for Tarbert. However, a mistake in the Tarbert defence shortly after allowed Rathmore in for their 3rd goal. Tarbert pushed on late in the game and further points from Gavin Denihan (0-01) and Ryan Browne (0-01) and a superb goal from a free from Michael Finucane reduced the deficit to 5 points but it wasn’t enough as Rathmore won on a score line of Tarbert 2-08, Rathmore 3-10. Tarbert panel. (13 a side): Christian O Donnell, Jack Fennell, Michael Finucane (1-00), Cian O Connor, Fionn Egan (0-01), Jamie Buckley, Shea Culhane (0-01), Gavin Denihan (0-03), Sean O Connell, Ryan Browne (0-02), Luke Walsh, Liam Musgrave, Dylan Buckley (1-01), Ryan Collins, Oisin Holme, Jerome Woods.

U15 North Kerry League Fixture: Our U15s play Listowel Emmetts on Wednesday 22nd June at 7pm in Listowel.

Kerry North U14s v Kildare. Kerry North U14’s played Kildare in Newbridge on Saturday 11th June. Huge congratulations to Tadhg O Connell and Cathal Halton who did so well today representing their family, club and county, with Tadhg scoring 3-1 and Cathal scoring 1-1 in the game, which contributed to a comfortable win for Kerry. Well done boys.

Munster Boys Football Skills Competition: Congratulations to Tarberts Gavin Denihan, Ryan Browne and Dylan Buckley who represented Kerry and won the Munster Boys Football Skills Competition held in Mallow GAA Complex in Cork on 8th June. They have done their school, club, North Kerry and County proud. The boys have worked very hard over the last number of months with this competition in mind and have been rewarded for their efforts. The boys were presented their trophies by Joe Carton and Pat O Shea, Provincial Games Managers with Munster GAA. Huge thanks to John Dillon, North Kerry GDA, who continues to do a fantastic job with all our footballers here in North Kerry.

County Senior Football League Division 4 Fixture: Our Seniors are at home to Keel on Sunday the 26th June in round 10 of the county league. This is a must win game for our boys as a win will keep their promotion hopes very much alive going into the final game of the county league. Best of luck to all.