Ballingarry clinched the Division 1 title on Sunday last (May 25th 2008) following this 2-1 win against the only side that could have caught them, NCW Rovers. There is no doubt that Ballingarry deserved to win this league with a record that makes more than impressive reading. Onle one loss and five league goals conceded, one of these on Sunday, in an eighteen game programme is championship winning form.
This is George Quinlivans fifth trophy with the club and the first double completed by the juniors having already won the Division 1 league cup against Rathkeale B. Rovers however made Ballingarry battle all the way for the title and they themselves could have been champions had they won on Sunday. Indeed they took the lead through Joyce in the first half, a lead they held at the break but a Mike Corrigan headed goal from a corner and a Joe Scanlon penalty after Kennedy was fouled sent the game and ultimately the trophy Ballingarrys way.