Ballingarry AFC held their AGM in The Clubhouse on Friday June 16th 2017 last. All outgoing officers were re-elected with Micky MacNamara, Sarah Condron and Kathleen O’Hanlon voted on. Anne O’Kelly did not seek re election after five years on the committee.
Niall Cahill received his the player of the year award while Darragh O’Grady (400 appearances), Francis Kiely (300), Patrick Kenrick (300) and Brian Fitzgerald (200) received their awards. In addition Kevin Forde received his 50 goal award.
Finally Shane Markham became a Lifetime member.
Opponents Cork proved too strong in their last 8 game with the Leesiders going through 2-0. Defeat here saw the Desmonds in the Plate semi-final against Kildare and a 2-0 victory put them in the final against NDSL. Here a 1-1 draw saw the final go to penalties with the Desmond prevailing with Ballingarrys Mike Molloy successful with his spot kick.
Monday June 12th – Limerick Desmonds 2 Carlow 0
Tuesday June 13th – Limerick Desmonds 3 Kilkenny 0; Limerick Desmonds 0 Midlands 1.
Wednesday June 14th – Limerick Desmonds 0 Cork 2
Thursday June 15th – Limerick Desmonds 2 Kildare 0
Friday June 16th – Plate Final – Limerick Desmonds 1 NDSL 1 (Desmonds win on pens)
As part of the end of season get together the girls from the U12 and U14 squads headed to the Aviva Stadium for the WCQ v Austria on June 11th 2017. The occasion was used to present the girls with their medals and Player of the Year awards won during the season. It was a fantastic day out for the girls and their managers.