Results Week Ending September 6th 2019

Saturday, October 5th

U/12 Girls Div 1 – Shannonside A 1 Ballingarry A 4 (Frawley 2, O Dwyer, Hanley)
Division 1 champions Ballingarry saw off Shannonside in this their penultimate league fixture on Saturday last. Ballingarry had to come from a goal down to secure all three points with goals from Sarah Frawley 2, and 1 each from Kayley O Dwyer and Lorna Hanley keeps Ballingarrys unbeaten run intact. Under strength Ballingarry had to call on the services of U10 players Orla Frawley and Rebecca Carey who played a major part in this latest success.

Sunday, October 6th

U/14 Girls Cup Final – Ballingarry 6 (Clancy 2, Madden 2, Kenny, Lawlee) Broadford Utd 1
Ballingarry recorded an emphatic win against a good Broadford United side to lift the U14 girl’s cup for the first time. United opened the better putting the winners under some early pressure but it was Ballingarry who went the closest when Kenny was just wide after Fitzgibbon crossed from the right. Once Ballingarry went one up after five minutes they took control. Amy Madden made a powerful run from midfield, a feature of her game throughout and one reason why she was awarded player of the game, before driving the ball into the box where Abbie Clancy finished from close in. Ballingarry dominance was rewarded after 14 minutes when Donna Kenny sent a beautiful effort to the top corner from just inside the box. This ended a fine passing move involving O Keeffe, Markham and Kenny herself. Ballingarry were now in control but United responded and a well struck effort from 20 yards deceived Quinn in goal to give Broadford hope. It was the only setback on another fine performance from the Ballingarry keeper.

Broadford hope was to be short lived however as a two goal burst from the winners in the final five minutes of the half all but secured the cup for Ballingarry. First Amy Madden scored a fine goal following neat passing from Madigan, Rebecca Fitzgibbon and Markham, whose linkup play at midfield through control and pass was central to most Ballingarry moves. Abbie Clancy’s second on the stroke of half time gave Ballingarry a comfortable cushion. Again it was the product of a marvellous passing move which started at the back with Sarah Lynch, O Keeffe, Markham and finally Lucy Fitzgibbon whose perfect cross was met at the far post by Clancy.

The second half saw Ballingarry come into their own with some really impressive passing moves. Madden was just wide with two efforts before she finally got her second. Ballingarry had broke at pace from Madigan’s early out ball, Lucy Fitzgibbon latched on and her stinging effort drew a fine fingertip save from the keeper. The resultant corner from the left was partially cleared to land perfectly for Madden to strike a glorious fifth on the half volley from 18 yards. Ballingarry could have had more but it was left to Katie Lawlee, who had a fine game throughout, to have the final saw against her former team mates when she rounded off a move involving Emma McNamara and Donna Kenny with time almost up.

The score line was somewhat unfair on Broadford who in spite of the score line gave Ballingarry a real test, but this Ballingarry team are a special outfit who never fail to impress. They play a passing game in all parts of the pitch from back to from with the emphases always on forward play some of which is spellbinding. There is no visible weakness with all the girls comfortable on the ball and familiar with their roles, this also applies to the subs used on the day, Cunningham, O Sullivan, Hartigan and McNamara all played their part when required. This does not happen by accident and credit must go the coaches Shane Markham and Micky Mac for the philosophy employed and clearly visible.

Team: Quinn, Madigan, O Keeffe, R Fitzgibbon, Lynch. Markham, Madden, Kenny, Lawlee, L Fitzgibbon, Clancy.
Used Subs: O Sullivan, Hartigan, McNamara, Cunningham.

Munster Junior Cup Round 1 – Ballingarry 1 (J O Connor) Adare Utd 2
Ballingarry left a half time lead, given to them by Josh O’Connor, to lose 2.1 to visiting Adare United to see their interest in the Munster junior cup end at the first hurdle.

Ladies Premier Division – Ballingarry 2 (Shire, Kelly) Breska Rovers 0

Results Week ending September 29th 2019

Saturday September 28th

U/12 Boys Division 1 – Broadford Utd A 0 Ballingarry A 2 (McMahon, Markham)
Two second half goals from Cathal Markham and Jack McMahon secured all three points for Ballingary at Broadford on Saturday.

Munster Youth Cup Round 1 – Granagh Utd 1 Ballingarry 3
Ballingarry secured a second round home game against Broadford United thanks to this easier than expected win at Granagh. Ballingarry were the better team throughout and but for some wayward finishing the scoreline would have been much more comprehensive. As it was goals from Michael Southgate in the first half and a brace from Mike Molloy was enough to see Ballingarry through.

Results Week ending September 22nd 2019 – Cup Opponents Revealed – 16s Progress in national Cup – All girls teams in cup finals.

In the provincial competitions both the youth and junior teams know the opponents. The juniors will host Adare United with the winners entertaining either Rathkeale or Breska Rovers B while the youths will travel to Granagh with the winners hosting Broadford United.

Saturday September 21st

16 Boys National Cup – Ballingarry 4 (McMahon 2, Moran 2) Aisling Annacotty B 2
Once Cathal McMahon got the first of his two gaols Ballingarry were always in control. Up to that point the visitors looked the more likely. McMahons second before the break set them up nicely before Enda Moran’s brace in the second half sealed their passage to Kerry for their second round clash with Kilorglin.

U/12 Girls Cup – Abbeyfeale Utd 0 Ballingarry 0 aet (BG win 2-0 pens)
An epic game saw Ballingarry through to their cup final courtesy of a penalty shootout.

U/16 Girls Cup – Ballingarry 3 (Madden 2, Kenny) Abbeyfeale Utd 0
Ballingarry were the better side throughout as they became the third girls team from the club to secure a cup final place. Amy Madden with goals either side of the halftime whistle had the in control before Donna Kenny got a deserved third.

Youths hit 9 as Juniors start with a win. 13s bow out in Ennis while 16s win Derby.

Sat Sept 14th

U/13 Boys National Cup – Avenue Utd 1 Ballingarry 0
Just one goal decided this very tight game in the Banner sides favour

Youth Div. 1 – Mountcollins 0 Ballingarry 9 (M Molloy 4, Casey 2, Geary 2, Southgate)
As the score line suggests Ballingarry were far too strong for their opponents.

U12 Girls National Blitz (Sixmilebridge) – Gp G 1 Fern Celtic (CDSL) 0 Ballingarry 0
Ballingarry opening game in the National blitz saw them end scoreless against Fern Celtic of Clare. Ballingarry were much the netter side dominating lone periods of the game but were unable to find the breakthrough.

Gp G 2 Ballymackey (STSL) 1 Ballingarry 1 (Russel)
Ballingarrys second group game wnded in another draw with Aoife Russel getting the Ballingarry goal in a very even game.

Gp G 3 Tipperary Town (NTSL) 0 Ballingarry 0
Ballingarrys toughest game so far as they were under pressure for long stretches, were happy with the draw.

Gp G 4 Ashling Annacotty (LCSL) 1 Ballingarry 1 (Russel)
Ballingarry final game ended in another draw with Aoife Russell getting the goal from a rare break. Ballingarrys final finishing position of 3rd wasn’t enough to see the progress to the Nationals finals in Abbottstown.

Sunday, September 15th

U/16 Boys Div 1 – Granagh Utd 2 Ballingarry 4 (Molloy 2; Lynch; Geary)

Premier Div – Adare Utd 0 Ballinarry 1 (Clancy pen)
A 55th minute penalty from Dean Clancy was enough to claim all three points in The Manor Fields and kick off the season with a win. In truth the margin should have been greater with the winners guilty of missing at least two one v ones with the Adare keeper saving both. O’Grady in the Ballingarry goal was hardly troubled throughout the 90 minutes and while not a vintage Ballingarry performance they will be happy with the points knowing that a lot needs to be done to improve on last season.
Team: O Grady; Fitz; J O Connor, Moore, Clancy; Forde; A O Connor; Quinlivan; Quill; Hayes; Long.
Used subs: O Kelly; S O Shea; Tagney; Meade.

The Flag at Ireland v Switzerland


The Flag, spotted in Dublin with Switzerland supporters Euro 2020 Qualifier September 5th 2019.

Results Week Ending September 1st 2019

Saturday, August 31st

U/12 Boys Div 1 – Newcastle West Town A 1 Ballingarry A 1
U/12 Boys Div 4 – Ballingarry B 0 Breska Rvs B 2
U/16 Boys Cup – Ballingarry 1 (Moran) Askeaton 0

Forde signs for Oxford United

Former Ballingarry under age player Anthony leave The Millers for Oxford United (Read more…)