Latest Results Week ending November 10th 2019 – 16s Lift Shield in Classic – Youths progress in FAI.

Wednesday, November 6th

U/16 Boys Div 1 Shield Final (Glantine) – Ballingarry 6 (Geary 2, Molloy 2, Bridgeman, Moran) Broadford Utd 5

In a tremendous encounter Ballingarry got their hands on the Division 1 shield overcoming Broadford United on a 6-5 score line. At one point Ballingarry found themselves 4-2 down but fought back bravely to draw level then go 5-4 ahead only to see Broadford score a fifth to seemingly send the game to extra time. However captain Mike Molloy had other ideas and straight from the kick off sent a glorious winner over the keeper to the net for surely one on the most spectacular winning goals ever scored by a Ballingarry side.
Team: Lynch, Bridgeman, Ruddle, Quinn, Sheehy, Madigan, E Lynch, Kelly, Molloy, McGoey, Geary.
Used subs: Moran, Keating, Storin, Foley.

Saturday November 9th

FAI Youth Cup Rd. 2 – Ballingarry (Molloy 2, Madigan) Avenue Utd CDSL 2 aet

If Ballingarry had lost this game it would have been major disappointment having played far better throughout than their guests. They created enough chances to be out of sight long before the game was sent to extra time with a goal two minutes from time that the referee deemed had crossed the line following Molloys save. This goal almost from an identical set piece from the opposite end of the pitch to the goal that gave Avenue the lead sixteen minutes into the game. Before that opener Ballingarry saw Molloy strike the crossbar and Quill draw a superb save from the visiting keeper.
Then the lead goal from a brilliantly placed free kick form twenty yards out from the right of the box. It was a goal that gave them a half time lead and while Ballingarrys approach work was better the United’s it was still Avenue that went the closest with two efforts that flew past both Molloys posts.
The second half was a different story with Ballingarry coming into their own. Geary will be disappointed not to have equalised form point blank after Madigan set up the chance, this just before Mike Molloy got the all-important first Ballingarry goal. A free was awarded for a hand ball and Molloy drove home for 20 yards. It took two more minutes for Ballingarry to forge ahead. A fine flowing move saw Geary cross from left to right where the impressive Lee Madigan headed home form six yards. Tagney missed to seal the deal before Storin made a superb tackle to deny the visitors. Then the goal that sent the tie to extra time.
The first period was just 4 minutes in when Ballingarrys progress to host Douglas Hall was sealed and again it was Mike Molloy who stroked the ball home from the edge of the box. From there to the finish Ballingarry were untroubled and probable should have got another couple however a combination of poor finishing and worsening under foot conditions kept the tally at three.
Team: J Molloy, Tierney, Tagney, Kelly, Storin, Madigan, Quill, Casey, M Molloy, Geary, Lawlor.
Subs: Sheehy, Ruddle, Lynch, Bridgeman, Lynch, Southgate.

Sunday November 10th

Ladies Premier Division – Charleville 3 Ballingarry 0

Ballingarry AFC Weekly Lotto Draw – Next Jackpot: €20,000

The numbers drawn in Barretts Bar were 10, 14, 27 and 30. There was no jackpot winner, the lucky dip winners were €50 Larry McAuliffe, €30 John Cronin and €20 went to Aine Lenihan. Next weeks jackpot will be €20,000 and the draw will be held in the The Corner Bar on Sunday November 17th. We thank you for your continued support.

Latest Results Week ending November 3rd 2019

Friday Nov 1st

FAI Junior Cup Rd. 3 – Bridge United CDSL 3 Ballingarry 2 (Flynn, Meade)
Ballingarry fell at the first FAI hurdle in Ennis on Friday against Bridge United by the odd goal in five. Bridge took the lead from the spot in the first minute only for the visitors to draw level through Luke Flynns first goal for the club to see the sides level at the break. Andrew Meade gave Ballingarry an early second half lead only for the home side to respond twice to eventually go through.
Team: O Grady, Quinlivan, Flynn, Cahill, Meade, P Ryan, Moore, O Shea, A O Connor, J O Connor, Clancy.
Used Subs: Quille, Tagney, Forde, Pat Ryan, Long.

Sat Nov 2nd

Boys U12 Div. 1 – AK Utd 0 Ballingarry A 0

Ballingarry AFC Weekly Lotto Draw – Next Jackpot: €20,000

The numbers drawn in Dennys Bar were 6, 14, 15 and 23. There was no jackpot winner, the lucky dip winners were €50 Brian Mulqueen, €30 Paddy Barrett and €20 went to Biddy Brosnan. Next weeks jackpot will be €20,000 and the draw will be held in the Barretts Bar on Sunday November 10th. We thank you for your continued support.

Results Week ending October 27th 2019 – Brilliant U16 girls clinch first title – Youths progress in Munster.

Saturday, October 26th
Munster Junior Cup Round 2 – Ballingarry 4 (Molloy 2, Geary, Casey) Broadford Utd. 1
Ballingarry at last put the Broadford hex to bed with an emphatic win to progress to the third round of the Munster youth cup. Ballingarry took to lead through Mike Molloy first of two only to sloppily let it slip before the break but a commanding second half performance saw three unanswered goals from Molloy again, Darragh Casey and David Geary to see them play Itas away in round 3.

Sunday, October 27th
U16 Girls – Ballingarry 6 (Lawlee 4, Kenny, Madden) Abbeyfeale Utd 3

Ballingarry had to come from behind twice to seal their first ever U16 girls league title pipping Abbeyfeale United in the final game of the season. It was the manner in which they responded to going behind in such a crucial game that impressed the most. Two goals down in the first quarter, an own goal and a scrappy second, would have seen a lesser outfit crumble but not this particular side. They stuck to their principles which is a possession game using the entire pitch content to be patient knowing that chances will come. And they did come. Donny Kenny cut the deficit when she pounced following a spill by the keeper and the Katie Lawlee swept home an equaliser. Abbey responded well going ahead again with a powerfully headed third before Ballingarry replied for a third time with Lalee them finisher after magnificent work from Madden.

A breath-taking first half ended all square. The second half was Ballingarry at their best. Lawlee put them ahead when she slotted inside the post just after the re start. Her third soon followed before a deflected Amy Madden effort flew in over the keeper before Katie Lawlee rounded a staring performance with her fourth and Ballingarrys sixth five from time.

While the first half was an exciting and even encounter the second half was sheer brilliance form the winners. Their defence came into their own after a shaky start while the mid field took total control against a physically stronger opponent. Their ability to pass and go is truly a delight with few if any team in the league capable of managing. Katie Lawlee was drafted into this game as a late replacement and what a response. Four goals in her first U 16 game.

Captain Houlihan was solid as ever receiving superb cover from Flynn and later Moran, McMahon and Chloe O Keefe, O Shea and Dalton. At midfield Markham, Amy O Keeffe, Madden and Mullane dominated and produced when needed while Kenny and Lawlee and when introduced Dawn O Shaughnessy were also superb driving at the opposition relentlessly. Ballingarry have now claimed the U12, 14 and 16 league titles. The under 14 cup resided in Ballingarry also while both the 12s and 16s await their respective cup finals. Unprecedented success has already been realised, is there more to follow?

Ladies Premier. – Breska Rovers 0 Ballingarry 5 (Noonan 2, Mulcaire, Shanagher, Moloney)

Ballingarry AFC Weekly Lotto Draw – Next Jackpot: €20,000

The numbers drawn in Trainors Bar were 7, 9, 23 and 24. There was no jackpot winner, the lucky dip winners were €50 Rory & Billy O’Hanlon, €30 Michael Minogue and €20 went to Ballingarry GAA Club. Next weeks jackpot will be €20,000 and the draw will be held in the Dennys Bar on Sunday November 3rd. We thank you for your continued support.

The Flag in Switzerland

Spotted in Geneva last week at the Euro 2020 Q v Switzerland was the much travelled Ballingarry Flag.