Results Week ending Feb 18th 2018

Saturday February 17th

U12 Boys Division 1 – GB Rovers A 6 Ballingarry A 0

Sunday February 18th

U16 Boys Division 2 – Ballingarry 7 (Southgate 2, Casey, Geary, Molloy, Kelly, Quille) Kilcoman Rovers 0
Desmond Cup Round 1 – Ballingarry v Ferry Rangers (Walkover to Ballingarry)
Desmond Cup Round 1 – Carrig Celtic 5 Ballingarry B 0

Results Week Ending February 11th 2018

Just one game survived the weather, the U16 girls enjoyed a good home win over Kildimo United.

Under 16 Girls Division 1 – Ballingarry 4 Kildimo Utd 0

Results Week ending February 4th 2018 – 12s and 14s exit cup while 16s score 9

Saturday February 3rd

U12 Boys Division 6 – Ballingarry B 1 (Molloy) Kilcolman Rovers B 4
The under 12 boys B team were home to Kilcolman today in the league. They started very brightly and were one up thanks to a Liam Molloy goal in the first half. Kilcolman equalised shortly after that to leave the score at the break 1-1. The second half saw a change and Kilcolman had 3 unanswered goals. Final score 1-4.

U12 Boys Cup – Broadford Utd A 3 Ballingarry A 1 (McMahon)
The under 12 boys had an early start this Saturday away to Broadford in the cup. A very entertaining first have saw the teams going in 0-0. Ballingarry started brightly in the second half and went one up thanks to a Jack McMahon goal. Broadford fought back and levelled against the run of play. They then pushed on to score a further two leaving the final score 3-1. A great performance from Ballingarrys boys today and very unlucky to come away empty handed.

U14 Boys Cup – Ballingarry 0 Granagh 3 AET

U14 Girls Division 1 – Newcastle West Town 0 Ballingarry 6 (McNamara 2, Hayes 2, O’Dwyer 2, Kenny)
Ballingarry got back to winning ways following their defeat in Dublin last day out. This was another fine performance against a physically stronger team but Ballingarrys strength is their sheer footballing ability and this again shone through as they ran up another big score. Missing several starters made little difference as Ballingarry were three up by the break. Another three in the second half made it comfortable.

Youths Division 2 – Ballingarry 4 (Kelly 2, Hayes, Shanagher) Mountcollins 1
Ballingarrys Youths returned to league football and winning ways with a 4-1 victory at home to Mountcollins on Saturday. But even though having the lions share of possession in the first half Ballingarry found themselves down 0-1 at halftime. The visitor’s goal coming from a corner after a rare excursion into the Ballingarry half. The bumpy pitch and strong wind made it difficult to sting passes together but to their credit Shanagher and Quille in the middle of the pitch never resorted to long ball and were determined to try to keep possession when others struggled to do so.
Ballingarrys possession increased even more in the second half and they were rewarded 10 minutes in when Kelly got his first of the day brought about by his own determination dispossessing the Mountcollins defender and firing home his shot from 20 yards. It was Kelly again 10 minutes later scoring his 7th of the season finishing from close range from a Hayes cross from the bye line. Shanaghers 30 yard wind assisted free kick sailed in over the keeper made the points safe on 69 minutes. And Hayes capped off a very good 2nd half performance by scoring his 11th youth goal of the season with a close range strike.

Team: Molloy, Long (capt,) O’Connor, Flynn, Tagney, Shanagher, Quille, Southgate, Mulqueen, Hayes, Kelly. Subs used: Storan, Meade, Fitzgerald and Geary.

Sunday February 4th
U16 Boys Division 2 – Athea Utd 0 Ballingarry 9 (Geary 2, Leahy 2, Southgate, Quille, Madigan, Casey, Kelly)
Ladies Premier Division – Ballingarry 1 (O’Connell) Breska Rvs 1
Junior Division 3 – Ballingarry B v Carrig Celtic B (Walkover To Ballingarry)

Results Week Ending January 28th 2018

Saturday January 27th

Munster Youth Cup Round 4 – St Brendans Park 1 Ballingarry 0

Ballingarrys captivating Munster youth cup run ended on the Astro turf in Tralee last Saturday when the only goal of the game, scored five minutes after the restart sent hosts St Brendans Park into the semis. Ballingarry matched their opponents and even bettered them in the opening half without really carving out an opening. The second half was a little different as Park got the upper hand and although they did enjoy a fair slice of luck with the goal they did deserve to win even if just barely.

However it was an experience that Ballingarry will have enjoyed and one that will surely have whetted their appetite for an assault on the competition next season.

Results Week Ending January 21st 2018

Saturday January 20th

Munster Junior Cup Round 4 – Killarney Celtic 7 Ballingarry 2 (Clancy 2)

Ballingarry were well and truly beaten by a superior team to end their Munster Junior cup run in Killarney. It was respectable at the break with just two goals between the sides indeed Ballingarry had a good chance to score when Clancy could have got on the end of a Denis Kelly cross while Fitzgerald had the ball in the net only to see it ruled out for an infringement.

The second half was a different matter as the high tempo game played on the Astro by the hosts finally got the better of Ballingarry. Dean Clancy reduced the deficit twice first when he rounded the keeper to roll the ball home and then from the spot. But there was to be no reprieve as Celtic ran out easy winners.
Team: Kenrick, Ahern, Browne, Fitzgerald, Kiely, Ryan, Kelly, Clancy, J O’Connor, S O’Connor, Quaid.
Used subs: Forde, Hayes, Gallagher, Smith, Healy.

Results Week Ending January 14th 2018 – Girls bow out while youths fly the flag

Sunday January 14th

U14 Girls National Cup – Kilmore Celtic 3 Ballingarry 0

Ballingarrys brilliant start to the season ended in Dublin when they went out of the National cup to one of the best sides in the country. Ballingarry were never overawed and it’s safe to say they did the club proud with their skillful and committed performance. Although Kilmore dominated the first half with Ciara Houlihan in fine form in the Ballingarry goal it was Ballingarry that got the best chance of the half when Nicole McNamara broke away and but for a marvelously brave save from the keeper Nicole would have scored.

The game was won in the first ten minutes of the second half when Kilmore got two goals. Ballingarry didn’t give up and were unlucky not to pull one back when Sarah Hayes was just wide from the edge of the box. Sarah had another fine effort saved just before Celtic got their third in the last five minutes. It’s hard to find the words to describe the girls performance on the day suffice to say they were magnificent. Their hosts also must be praised for the manner in which they treated the girls, managers and supporters before and after the game where their hospitality was much appreciated.

Munster Youth Cup Round 4 (Last 16) – Ballingarry 2 (Hayes 2) Clonmel Town 1 aet

Incredibly its six seasons since Ballingarry last fielded a youth team but boy have they returned with a bang. A 100% record was at stake when they faced Clonmel Town in the Munster Youth cup on Sunday last with a place in the last 8 the reward. While Ballingarry were always the better team with an outstanding visiting keeper maintaining Towns interest in the game with some wonderful saves they still had to wait until extra time for Mark Hayes to put them through.

Hayes had already given Ballingarry a first half lead, a lead they maintained until the 89th minutes when the visitors sent the game to extra time. Hayes was both man of the match and hero of the hour with his brace.
So it’s with much excitement that Ballingarry await the draw for the quarter final, a stage that Ballingarry appeared on in the past when they progressed to the last 8 in 2002.

Results Week Ending January 7th 2018

Saturday January 6th

U12 Boys Division 1 – Ballingarry A 2 (Walsh, Forde) Broadford Utd A 2

On a very cold Saturday morning on 6th December, Ballingarry U12 A team played hosts at the Paddocks to Broadford A. Ballingarry got off to a fantastic start with Declan Walsh scoring on 5 minutes following a string of passing play within the oppositions half. Ballingarry continued to play confident attractive football, playing passes across and out from the back led by captain Ronan O’Connor into midfield. This pressure was rewarded through a deserved penalty decision following a handball in the Broadford box which was converted on 15 minutes by striker Jamie Forde. Broadford were a different side in the second half and controlled most of the remaining 30 minutes. Broadford scored two goals from corners to draw level with 10 minutes remaining. Ballingarry Keeper Ami Yadov was in exceptional form and made some crucial saves in the last quarter. Both sides had chances to clinch three valuable points, but a draw in the end was a fair result.

Man of the Match for Ballingarry was right full Cillian McMahon who gave us an attacking option, delivering passes with precision and making some vital tackles in the closing minutes. Well done to all the team, who continue to learn and improve with each game!

U14 Boys Cup – Granagh Utd v Ballingarry (off due to waterlogged pitch)
U16 Girls Cup Round 1 – Ballingarry 0 Abbeyfeale Utd 6
Youth Division 2 – Ballingarry v Pallaskenry (Off)

Sunday January 7th

Premier Division – Glin Rvs 0 Ballingarry 2 (Kiely, Joyce)

A goal in either half from Francis Kiely and a first club goal for Seoirse Joyce sent Ballingarry back to the top of the Premier and sees them remain unbeaten domestically this season.
Team: Forde, Josh O’Connor, Ahern, Fitzgerald, Herlihy, Ryan, Kelly, S O’Connor, Kiely, Clancy, Joyce.
Used Subs: Quaid, D O’Grady

Division 3 – Ballingarry B 3 (O’Kelly, OG, Moore) Broadford Utd B 0
Ladies Premier – Ballingarry v Breska Rvs (Off due to frozen pitch)