Results Week Ending January 15th 2017

Saturday January 14th – Under 12s Crowned Champions

U12 Boys Division 2 – Ballingarry 3 (McMahon, Mullane, Kelliher) NCW 1
Ballingarry retained the Division 2 title with two games to spare following this home win against NCW A. Ballingarry went a goal down in the first half but rectified the situation with three second half goals.
Captain Cathal McMahon equalised early after the restart while Jack Mullane gave Ballingarry the lead with a fine individual effort before Billy Kelliher rounded off the scoring with a powerful shot to the net near the end.
With one game remaining Ballingarry have the opportunity to complete the season unbeaten having drawn just one and winning seven of the eight games played. Congratulations to Anthony McMahon and his team on a fine achievement.

Sunday January 15th

Premier Division – Ballingarry 0 Rathkeale 1
Ballingarry were somewhat unfortunate not to have secured a point from this encounter with the league leaders. As it was it took a superb strike midway through the second half to beat an in form Pat Kenrick.
Team: Kenrick, N Cahill, E Cahill, O’Grady, Clancy, F Kiely, Ryan, Daly, Smith, Forde, Moore.
Used subs: O’Reilly, J O’Grady, O’Connor.

U14 Girls National Cup Quarter Final – Cregmore/Claregalway 1 Ballingarry 0
Ballingarrys National cup dream ended in Galway when they went out to the only goal scored in the second half of a close game.

Results Week Ending January 8th 2017

Saturday January 7th

U14 Boys Division 1 – AK Utd 5 Ballingarry A 2 (Geary 2)
U14 Boys Division 3 – Ballingarry B v Abbeyfeale Utd B (Walkover to Ballingarry)
U16 Girls Division 1 – Askeaton 0 Ballingarry 4 (Mulcaire 2, O’Shaughnessy, O’Doherty)

Sunday January 8th

Premier Division – Ballingarry 3 (Kenrick, Herlihy, Forde) Glin Rovers 1
Team: Kenrick, C Kiely, N Cahill, Fitzgerald, Clancy, Moore, Danvers, Ryan, Smith, E Cahill, Herlihy.
Used Subs: O’Reilly, O’Grady, Forde.

Ladies Premier Division – Charleville 1 Ballingarry 2 (Shire, J O’Gorman)

Results Week Ending December 18th 2016

The management committee of Ballingarry AFC would like to wish all involved with the club a joyful Christmas and a happy and successful 2017.

Saturday December 17th

U12 Boys Division 2 – Ballingarry 3 (Parabat, Walsh, Forde) Shannonside A 0

Well done to the lads today they were all on top form and ran out comfortable winners on a cold bright morning in Ballingarry.

From the start of this encounter Ballingarry took control with a fast tempo and a high pressure game which gave the opposition little chance of getting a result. Ballingarry were a little more controlled playing the ball around really well and had a good few shots on goal but the keeper and a good defensive effort from Shannonside kept the score at 0-0 until 10 minutes from half time when Finlay came up with a fine finish after a poor kick out making it 1-0 at the break.

The second half started the same as the first and the homeside scored a second after a good back to front move and when a cross from Adam Picard wasn’t cleared by the defence, Walsh was on hand to rifle his shot to the net for 2-0. The third goal was a great individual effort from Jamie Forde when after a good run down the wing he dispatched a fine left foot shot into the far corner of the net for 3-0.

Shannonside did have a few chances but a solid defence of Lewis Michael and Dylan Picard as well as subs Ciarian and Jim meant Sam had little to do in goal but was quickly off his line when needed. The midfield of Finlay, Jack and Cathal were in total control and are a fine unit backed up by sub Declan with his excellent control and shooting. The front two of Billy and Adam provided the platform for the win with their high pressure tackling and willing runs with subs Ronan and Jamie playing their part when they came on.

Message from the manager: Well done everyone ye are a great bunch of lads and it’s a pleasure to be your coach. Enjoy Christmas and we’ll see you all in the new year.

U14 Girls Division 1 – Kildimo Utd 3 Ballingarry 7 (McNamara 3, Hayes 3, Kenny)

Sunday December 18th

Division 2 – Ballingarry B 1 (O’Hanlon) Adare United 2

Results Week Ending December 11th 2016

Saturday December 10th

U14 Boys Division 1 – Granagh Utd 1 Ballingarry A 6 (M Molloy 2, E Lynch, O Lynch, Doherty, McGoey)
U14 Boys Division 3 – Ballingarry B 5 (E O’Connor 4, J O’Connor) Broadford Utd B 5

Sunday December 11th

Premier Division – Ballingarry 1 (Clancy) Carrig Celtic 2

Both teams struggled in opening half with just a few half chances created. However Ballingarry began to take control as the break approached. The second period started as did the first. The home side fell behind after losing possession in the centre, a second similar goal followed before Ballingarry were offered a lifeline when O’Grady was fouled in the box and Clancy scored the penalty. Ballingarry had a glorious chance to share the points in the last minutes but failed to capitalise. A draw at that point would have been a fair result.
Team: J O’Grady, N Cahill, C Kiely (Danvers), Fitzgerald, D O’Grady, Ryan, E Cahill (F Kiely), Alymer, Smith, Rankin-Hehir (Clancy), Moore.

Division 2 – Shauntrade 1 Ballingarry B 0
Ballingarry were the better team and deserved at least a point.

Results Week Ending December 4th 2016

The following age groups will now enter their Winter break:

• U8 boys/girls will resume at the beginning of March 2017.
• U10 boys/girls will resume at the beginning of February 2017.
• U12 girls will resume at the beginning of February 2017.

Saturday December 3rd

U12 Boys Division 2 – Creeves Celtic v Ballingarry (walkover to Ballingarry)
U14 Girls – Ballingarry 1 (McNamara) Newcastle West 1

Sunday December 4th

U16 Girls National Cup (last 16) – Regional Utd 0 Ballingarry 3 (Mulcaire 3)
With her eighth goal in two National cup games Phoenix Mulcaire sent Ballingarry through to the last 8 of the National cup. Ballingarry were never in any danger and led by a goal at the interval. They now join the clubs U14 girls in the quarters and will look forward eagerly to the draw.

Lades Desmond Cup Semi Final – Mungret Regional v Ballingarry (Walkover to Ballingarry)
Ballingarrys ladies will attempt to retain the Desmond cup as they qualified for the final without kicking a ball.

Results Week Ending November 27th 2016

Saturday November 26th

Under 8 Girls – Ballingarry AFC 6 Kilcolman Rovers 3
Under 12 Girls Division 1 – Ballingarry 1 (O’Keeffe) Askeaton 3
Another superb performance form the girls that didn’t get the deserved result.

Under 14 Boys Division 1 – Ballingarry A 2 (Lynch, Quinn) GB Rovers 2
Under 14 Boys Division 3 – Abbeyfeale Utd B 4 Ballingarry 4 (Keating 2, O’Connor, Moran)

Sunday November 27th

Under 16 Girls National Cup Round 1 – Cashel Town 1 Ballingarry 7 (Mulcaire 5, Shanaher, O’Shaughnessy)
As the scoreline suggests Ballingarry were far superior to the hosts. Ballingarry raced into a 4-0 half time lead that rendered the second half academic. Star of the show was surely Phoenix Mulcaire who netted 5 times for the winners.

Reidy Cup Round 2 – Ferry Rangers v Ballingarry B (Walkover to Ferry Rangers).

Results Week Ending November 20th 2016

Saturday November 19th

U10 Girls Group 1 – Kildimo Utd v Ballingarry off
U12 Boys Cup Round 1 – AK Utd A 7 Ballingarry 0

The early kick off in Kilcornan away to AK on a rain sodden pitch saw the lads suffer their worst ever defeat. The stronger opposition taking full advantage of their opportunities had a fully deserved 3-0 lead at the break. Ballingarry rallied in the second half but couldn’t get the score to close the gap and were caught on the break for the rest of the goals as they pressed for a lifeline. The score line doesn’t do justice to the efforts of the Ballingarry lads. There is little doubt they’ll be back to their best again for the next match.

Sunday November 20th

U14 Girls National Cup Round 1 – Killenaule Moyglass 2 Ballingarry 4 (McNamara, Hayes, Mullane, O’Callaghan pen)
Munster Junior Cup Round 2 – Ballingarry 1 (Alymer) Athea United 0

A goal 10 minutes from time saw Ballingarry through to the third round of the Munster Junior and a home game against Broadford United in round 3. A poor first half was followed by a much better second period where two stunning saves from Kenrick kept the visitors at bay. The crossbar also came to Ballingarrys rescue before a fine save from Uniteds keeper kept out a certain goal for Aaron Smith. This was all before Rory Alymers superbly placed effort sent Ballingarry through.
Team: Kenrick, Rankin-Hehir (O Connor), Danvers, Fitzgerald, O’Grady, Ryan, Moore, Daly, Alymer, Smith, N Cahill.

Ladies Premier Division – Rathkeale 0 Ballingarry 1 (Gohery)

Ballingarry ladies were away to league title contenders Rathkeale and it became evident from the off that it was going to be a close high tempo affair. An evenly contested first half saw few chances for either side. This though, did not take from the pulsating nature of the game. After the break, play continued in a similar vein where in the 30th minute Claire Gohery recieved a well measured pass near the side line, and with a precision strike the ball beat the Rathkeale keepers reach and flew in over her head to the net. Rathkeale fought tooth and nail to get back on level terms but Ballingarry held on for the win.
Team: Murphy, Lee, O’Connell, Crotty, E. Hickey, Carroll, White, Shire, F. Hickey, O’Gorman, Gohery
Subs: Mulcaire, Mee, O’Keeffe, Harnett, Tangney