Premier Division – Ballingarry 0 Broadford United 2
Ballingarry started their season in disappointing fashion losing at home to Broadford United 2-0. The goals were scored in either half, the first from the spot after just 16 minutes and the second a beautiful half volley from the edge of the box ten minutes into the second half. Ballingarry can have few complaints as the visitors bossed long stretches of the duel. Ballingarry did have a half chance just before the games opener when Rankin-Hehir just failed to reach an inviting cross form the left but from here on it proved a difficult game for the home side.
Team: Kenrick, Condron, O’Kelly, Fitzgerald, Cahill, Moore, F Kiely, Clancy, Daly, Rankin-Hehir, Darragh O’Grady.
Used Subs: Danvers, Grimes, C Kiely.
Division 2 – Ballingarry B 0 Shauntrade 1
In their first game in Division 2 the B team were unlucky to go down by the only goal of the game.
Forde scores as The Millers lose (read more…)
Former player Eoin Barrett has been confirmed as manager of the clubs A team following the departure of Gary Shanahan.
He becomes the 13th manager of the club (read more)
Anthony Fordes two season spell at Walsall ended when he put pen to paper and signed a three year contract with Championship club Rotherham United (Read more
At the clubs AGM on Thursday June 9th last all outgoing officers and Management Committee members were returned unopposed. Chairperson John Clancy, Vice-Chair David O’Hanlon, Secretary James Clancy, Treasurer Rory Alymer, Management Committee members Marie Quaid, Anne O’Kelly and Dean Clancy will all sit for season 2016-17.
On the night A and B team Player of the Year awards were presented to Niall Cahill (A team) and David O’Hanlon (B Team). Denis Kelly received his 300 appearance award while Francis Kiely (100 goals) and David O’Hanlon (50 goals) were also honoured. New lifetime members Alice Cronin and John O’Grady received their commemorative plaques.
The Flag was on the go again with the latest excursion to Paris to support the Boys in Green.
Friday June 3rd 2016
Girls U12 Division 1 – Broadford United 0 Ballingarry 2 (Hayes, McNamara)
Ballingarry kept on course to lift the title with this win at Broadford. Sarah Hayes got a fine individual goal in the opening half before Nicole McNamara added a superb second early in the second half.
Sunday June 5th – Disappointment on the double for Ballingarry.
U16 Cup Final (Broadford) – AK United 2 Ballingarry 1 (O’Connor)
Having finished second to AK United in the league they were again pipped by the Adare/Kilcornan combination for the cup in an even game played at Cove Park Broadford. A goal apiece in the opening ten minutes set the scene for a close affair that ended with just a goal between the sides.
A superb free kick from Josh O’Connor cancelled out the early United strike and when Ballingarry were awarded a penalty on fifteen minutes it presented a glorious opportunity to take the lead. Unfortunately O’Connor was off the mark with his effort. AK took the lead with fifteen miutes remaining and it was a lead they would maintain until the final whistle although Ballingarry did come close through Kirwin on two occasions.
Division 3 Title Playoff (NCW) – Glin Rovers B 2 Ballingarry B 0
For the second week running it was final defeat for Ballingarry when the B team like the A team the previous week fell at the final hurdle. This Division 3 title playoff offered Ballingarry the last chance of a junior trophy for this season but it wasn’t to be as Glin came through at the finish.