Ballingarry girls selected on Munster schools squad.
Congratulations to Anna Mullane, Ciara Houlihan & Nicole McNamara who have made the U15 Munster schools panel 2017. They will be part of the squad that will compete in inter-provisional tournament at the AUL complex in Dublin on the 17th, 18th & 19th of November. This competition will also act as a trial for the U15 schools National team.
They came through 5 trials which began with 60 players and are now on the final panel of 17. A wonderful achievement for the 3 girls that have come through the Ballingarry ranks from U10. The club wishes them every success during competition in November.
Murphy makes senior debut.
In what was another first for the club last weekend Alan Murphy made his senior debut in Irish football when he played the full 90 in Limerick FCs defeat at Shamrock Rovers on Friday November 27th 2017. Alan played underage for Ballingarry during season 2011-12 when he captained the U14s to cup success in a game he was voted man of the match. He also featured for the club in the U15 cup final that season. He becomes the first former Ballingarry player to play in the League of Ireland. The club would like to congratulate Alan on a marvellous achievement and wish him every success in what we hope is a successful career.
Saturday October 28th
U8 Girls – Ballingarry v Newcastle West Town
Ballingarry lost here.
U14 Boys Division 1 – Newcastle West A 8 Ballingarry 2 (Sheehy, OG)
U16 Girls – Ballingarry 8 (English 3, Cagney, O’Connor, Lynch, Houlihan M O’Connor) Shannonside 2
Youth Division 2 – Kilcolman Rvs 1 Ballingarry 5 (Hayes 2, S O’Connor, Southgate, Gallagher)
Ballingarry maintained their 100% start to the season with this comfortable win against Kilcolman Rovers in Ardagh last Saturday. Goals from Sean O’Connor, Southgate, Pa Gallagher and two from Mark Hayes, one in either half was ample to take all three points and keep their title winning ambitions firmly on track.
Up 4-1 at the break meant that the second half was academic. Ballingarry did become complaceent leading to some wastefulness in front of goal during the second 45. Casey replaced O’Connor 15 minutes in to the second half and looked impressive with another fine performance from Josh Quill leading one to believe he is a great prospect for the future.
Team: Molloy, Flynn, Long, Mulqueen, Southgate, Quill, O’Connor, Gallagher, Hayes, Kelly.
Uses Subs: Casey, Geary.
Sunday October 29th
Munster Junior Cup Round 2
Ballngarry 2 (Smith, Forde) Abbeyfeale United 1
Ballingarry continued to impress with this highly creditable Munster Junior cup win against visiting Abbeyfeale United on Sunday last. While United enjoyed the lions share of possession it was Ballingarry who created the chances and with the exception on the penalty that brought Abbey back into the game early in the second half I cant remember one save from Kenrick.
Ballingarry went ahead early in the first when Smith sprung the offside and ran clear to score at the near post. A disallowed goal for Ballingarry preceded their second when Forde got in at the near post to maintain his highly productive start to the campaign, this was his eight goal since September, with a beautiful flicked finish from Healys cross.
2-0 at the break was a comfortable cushion for the home side but that changed early in the second half when Healys handball saw United score from the spot.
The visitors pressed hard but this Ballingarry defence have come on in leaps and bounds this season and while United threw men forward Ballingarry were always dangerous on the break. Sean O’Connor should have made more of two glorious chances while Clancy also missed a good chance.
Ballingarry will now host NCW Rovers in the third round.
Team: Kenrick; Healy; Ahern; Fitzgerald; N Cahill; Clancy; S O’Connor; J O’Connor; Smith; Forde; Ryan.
Used Subs: Gallagher, Hayes, A O’Connor, E Cahill
Monday October 30th
U12 Girls – Rathkeale 5 Ballingarry B 1 (Storin)
An understrength Ballingarry were beaten in Rathkeale where Bethan Storin scored for the fifth game running and Caoimhe Cunningham in goal was again outstanding.
U12 Boys Division 6 – Askeaton B 0 Ballingarry B 2 (Magner, Daly)
An early start in Askeaton didn’t hamper Ballingarry as they recorded a fine 2-0 win against the locals. Ballingarry started brightly enjoying the lions share of possession in the opening half but for all their good work they couldn’t find a break through.
The second began as the first ended with Ballingarry pressing hard for the opener. Their endeavour finally paid off with a superb finish from Daniel Magner. Ballingarry, playing a lovely style of passing football were justly rewarded when a second was added from a strike from Ben Daly. It would have been more but for some fine goalkeeping from the home keeper.
U13 Boys League Cup – Ballingarry 6 (J O’Connor 3, McMahon 2, Mullane) Carrig Celtic 1
U16 Boys Cup – Kilcolman Rovers 0 Ballingarry 7 (Southgate, Leahy, Casey, Storin, Quille, Grary, OG)