Summer Camp 2017

Ballingarry AFCs 14th Summer Soccer Camp ended last Friday July 7th following what proved to be a highly successful week. 68 children attended which was a marked improvement on previous years camp attendance. The children had a great experience with the feedback as always very positive.

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Ballingarry hosts 14th Summer Camp

Ballingarry AFC are hosting their 14th FAI Summer Soccer Camp this week. 68 boys and girls are attending the fun packed week with coaches Claire English, Aaron O’Connor, Leanne Forde and Rebecca McGuinness while head coach David Connolly is overseeing proceedings.

Ballingarry AFC A.G.M.

Ballingarry AFC held their AGM in The Clubhouse on Friday June 16th 2017 last. All outgoing officers were re-elected with Micky MacNamara, Sarah Condron and Kathleen O’Hanlon voted on. Anne O’Kelly did not seek re election after five years on the committee.

Niall Cahill received his the player of the year award while Darragh O’Grady (400 appearances), Francis Kiely (300), Patrick Kenrick (300) and Brian Fitzgerald (200) received their awards. In addition Kevin Forde received his 50 goal award.

Finally Shane Markham became a Lifetime member.

Desmonds Enjoy Successful Kennedy Cup

The Limerick Desmonds can feel pleased with their Kennedy Cup performance played at UL over the past week, with a 5th place finish. Mondays opening fixture saw them defeat Carlow 2-0 with Ballingarrys Mike Molloy among the goals. On Tuesday Molloy was again on the score sheet as they sealed their passage to the Cup quarter finals with a first game 3-0 defeat of Kilkenny while in the final group game a weakened side lost 1-0 to Midlands with Ballingarrys Jack Molloy in goal.

Opponents Cork proved too strong in their last 8 game with the Leesiders going through 2-0. Defeat here saw the Desmonds in the Plate semi-final against Kildare and a 2-0 victory put them in the final against NDSL. Here a 1-1 draw saw the final go to penalties with the Desmond prevailing with Ballingarrys Mike Molloy successful with his spot kick.

Monday June 12th – Limerick Desmonds 2 Carlow 0
Tuesday June 13th – Limerick Desmonds 3 Kilkenny 0; Limerick Desmonds 0 Midlands 1.
Wednesday June 14th – Limerick Desmonds 0 Cork 2
Thursday June 15th – Limerick Desmonds 2 Kildare 0
Friday June 16th – Plate Final – Limerick Desmonds 1 NDSL 1 (Desmonds win on pens)

The Flag at Ireland v Austria

The Flag was on its travels again and was spotted at the Aviva with these Austrian supporters visiting for the World Cup Qualifier on June 11th 2017.


U12 & U14 Girls Awards

As part of the end of season get together the girls from the U12 and U14 squads headed to the Aviva Stadium for the WCQ v Austria on June 11th 2017. The occasion was used to present the girls with their medals and Player of the Year awards won during the season. It was a fantastic day out for the girls and their managers.