Results Week Ending March 26th 2017

Saturday March 25th

U14 Boys Division 3 – Ballingarry B 0 Athea Utd 3

Sunday March 26th

Premier Division – Athea United 3 Ballingarry 2 (Forde, Ahern)
This defeat saw Ballingarry swap places with Athea United and they now find themselves in the relegation positions with games running out. Ballingarry went a goal up through Kevin Forde, a lead they held till early in the second half. Balllingarry had to come from behind then a second Athea goal gave the home side the lead but debutant Michael Ahern drew Ballingarry level from the spot. A third United goal sealed the points near the end.
Team: Kelly, N Cahill, Fitzgerald, C Kiely, Ahern, Browne, Clancy, Smith, Forde, Ryan, Herlihy.
Used Subs: F Kiely; J O’Grady; D O’Grady.

Ladies Premier Cup Final – Abbeyfeale United 0 Ballingarry 2 (O’Gorman, O’Connell)

Two first half goals from Joanne O’Gorman and Lorna O’Connell sealed the cup double for Ballingarry. Having already won the Desmond cup the Premier division cup now sits proudly beside it. Retaining this trophy meant it was their fifth successive title and seventh overall to crown a very successful season for the ladies.

Results Week Ending March 19th 2017

Saturday March 11th

U14 Girls Division 1 – Abbeyfeale Utd 2 Ballingarry 3

Sunday March 12th

Desmond Cup Round 3 – Ballingarry 2 (OG, Ryan) NCW Rvs B 1 A.E.T.
Ballingarry progressed to the last eight of the Desmond cup but were made fight all the way by an impressive Rovers second string. The visitors took the lead from a superb free kick in the first half. It was a lead they held until the last minute of the game when one of their defenders deflected the ball to the net following a goal mouth scramble.
Ballingarry got what proved to be the winner in the second period of extra time when Eoin Ryan found the net.
Team: O’Grady, N Cahill, Fitzgerald, E Cahill, O’Grady, C Kiely, Moore, O’Connor, Forde, Smith, Ryan.
Used Subs: F Kiely, O’Callaghan, O’Hanlon.

Wednesday March 15th

Premier Division – Abbeyfeale United 3 Ballingarry 0
The home side went in at the break 1 up while adding two more during the second half.
Team: Barrett, E Cahill, N Cahill, O’Grady, Herlihy, Moore, J O’Grady, Smith, F Kiely (Grimes), O’Callaghan, O’Hanlon.

Saturday March 18th

U10 Boys Group 1 – Newcastle West Rovers 1 Ballingarry 7
U12 Girls Cup Round 1 – Ballingarry 0 Broadford Utd A 5
U14 Boys Cup Round 2 – Breska Rovers 0 Ballingarry 4 (M Molloy, Kelly, Lynch)
U16 Girls Division 1 – Newcastle West 0 Ballingarry 5 (Mulcaire-Shire, Mullane, O O’Doherty, McNamara)

Underage Fundraising Draw Results

The results of the club draw held in the clubhouse on Friday March 17th 2017 are:

1. Sonny Madigan – Ireland v Wales tickets.
2. Sarah Frawley – Ireland v Iceland tickets.
3. Martha O Connor – Ireland v Uruguay tickets.
4. Noel Hannon – Ireland v Austria tickets.
5. Colm Sweeney – Ireland v Serbia Tickets.
6. Edward Kennedy – Ireland v Moldova tickets.
7. Lilly Condron – FAI Cup Final tickets.
8. Liam Molloy – Promoters prize.

The club would like to thank our promoters and patrons for their continued support.

Ballingarry Backbone Of Schools Success

Congratulations to the players of Colaiste na Trocaire who won 2-1 in the FAI Schools Senior Girls All Ireland Final in Dublin against Sacred Heart, Westport. It took until the second half before Eadoin Lyons put them ahead and ten minutes later Phoenix Mulcaire Shire made it 2-0. With a quarter of an hour left Westport got a goal back but the Limerick side held firm and claimed a deserved All Ireland School Cup final victory.

It is a wonderful achievement for the school and the students,their success is testament to the manager, Killian Phair and the squad for all their dedication and hard work over the past years. Ballingarry AFC are very proud of those players who are or have previously represented the club, fifteen in all, that have played a part in this amazing success.

Those players are:
Noirin Lenihan, Rachael Anderson, Claire Gohery, Phoenix Mulcaire-Shire, Anna Shanagher, Grace Mullane, Orla O’Doherty, Anna Mullane, Aine Tagney, Ciara Houlihan, Amy Harnett ,Valerie Sheehy, Ciara O’Connor, Molly O’Connor and Sophie Alymer.

Results Week Ending March 5th 2017 – Ladies Lift Desmond Cup for Sixth Time

Ladies Desmond Cup Final – Ballingarry 2 (Gohery, Moynihan) Rathkeale 0

Ballingarrys ladies retained the Desmond cup to claim the trophy for a sixth time with a goal in either half from Claire Gohery and Yvette Moynihan. Adare was the venue for the Desmond League Ladies Cup Final between Rathkeale and Ballingarry. Thank the Gods for the 4G pitch because the elements certainly weren’t conducive to good football and this was apparent in the opening minutes. Most of the first 10 mins was played in the middle third with the industrious Cathy Mee showing up well with some tough tackling and great distribution.

The game sparked into life in the 18th minute, cultured right back Rachel Anderson went on a marauding run down the right wing and fizzed across an inviting ball that was cleared off Fiona Hickeys toe. It wasn’t cleared too far as it fell to Cathy who made a super run attacking the left back again, ghosted in along the end line to slide a pass into Claire Gohery who finished from less than a yard out. Super passage of play that deserved a goal.

The heavens opened with rain and hail and that put a dampener on proceedings again. The Ballingarry back 4 anchored by Sarah Crotty and Theresa Mulcaire with Rachael Anderson and the classy Lorna O’Connell were equal to the elements and the testing conditions. As the half closed out Rathkeale came more into it. Dangerous at corners and from free kicks they finished the half strongly, but it was Ballingarry that went in 1-0 up at the half.

The second half started much like the first ended with Rathkeale proving to be dangerous and competent in midfield. The early parts of the half favoured Rathkeale but as the half wore on Ballingarry came back into it. Mary Shire was everywhere and helped stifle most attacks. Joanne O’Gorman was a willing outlet up front and proved with her runs into the channels to prove an outlet for midfield and defence. On 53 mins Ballingarry introduced Kristy Carroll and Yvette Moynihan and it was these two that combined to double Ballingarrys lead 10 mins from time. A swift break saw Moynihan pick up the ball just outside the Ballingarry box and after a lovely deft one two with Carroll the space opened up and Moynihan carried it into the opposing area and flicked it over the on rushing goalkeeper which sparked scenes of wild delight on the Ballingarry sideline.

In the closing minutes Rathkeale came close as they hit the bar from a free kick and even had the ball in the net but for it to be ruled offside. A goal conceded would have been harsh payment for goalkeeper Noirin Lenihan who was brave and solid throughout with one magnificent save on 50 mins a real highlight.

Captain Emer Hickey lifted the cup to the delight of the Ballingarry management Aidan Lynch and Gary Shanahan.

Team : Lenihan, Crotty, Mulcaire, O’Connell, Anderson, Hickey, Mee, Shire, Hickey, Gohery, O’Gorman.
Subs Carroll, Moynihan, O’Keeffe, Lee, Harnett, Tangney, Shanahan, Murphy

Ballingarry ladies have won the Desmond Cup 6 times :

’05-06 captain Rachael Hickey
’09-10 captain Mary Shire
’12-13 captain Theresa Mulcaire
’13-14 captain Theresa Mulcaire
’15-16 captain Emer Hickey
’16-17 captain Emer Hickey

All other games involving the clubs underage and adult teams were called off due to the inclement weather.

Results Week Ending February 26th 2017

Saturday February 25th

U10 Girls Group 1 – Ballingarry 7 Newcastle West Rovers 1
U13 Boys Cup Round 1 – Ballingarry 2 Ferry Rangers 1
U16 Girls Division 1 – AK Utd A 3 Ballingarry 1

Sunday February 26th

Premier Division – Abbeyfeale United v Ballingarry OFF due to waterlogged pitch.
Desmond Ladies Cup Final – Abbeyfeale United v Ballingarry OFF due to waterlogged pitch.

Results Week Ending February 19th 2017

Saturday February 18th

U10 Boys Group 1 – Ballingarry 6 Broadford Utd 3
U12 Girls Division 1 – Ballingarry 0 Broadford Utd 1
This was a fine display from the girls who can feel unlucky not to have at least got a draw from the game.

U14 Boys Cup Round 1 – Rathkeale 0 Ballingarry 9
U16 Girls Cup Round 1 – Newcastle West 1 Ballingarry 2 (Mulcaire 2)

Sunday February 19th
Premier Division – Ballingarry 0 NCW Rvs 3
While the score line would suggest otherwise this was a close game throughout. This defeat will have left Ballingarry right in the thick of a relegation battle.
Team: Kenrick, N Cahill, E Cahill, Fitzgerald, Kiely, Moore, O’Connor, O’Grady, O’Callaghan, Forde, Ryan.
Used Subs: Smith, Barrett.

Ladies Premier Division 2nd place playoff – Ballingarry 3 (O’Gorman 2, Gohery) Abbeyfeale Utd 2