Ballingarry Secure Two More Trophies

Friday 15th April 2011

U-12 Division 1 – Ballingarry 6 (Smith 3, E. Houlihan, Hickey, Rankin-Hehir) Athea United 1

Saturday 16th April 2011

U-15 Cup Quarter Final – Ballingarry 0 NCW Rvs 0 AET
Youth Division 1 – Ballingarry v NCW W/O to Ballingarry.

Sunday 17th April 2011

Junior Division 1 – Ballingarry 4 (F. Kiely 2, C. Kiely, Moore) Abbeyfeale Utd B 2
Junior Division 3 – Glin Rovers B 2 Ballingarry B 0

Ballingarry collected two more trophies to add to the two already harvested at the weekend when the 12s and youths secured their Division 1 titles.

On Friday the 12s were easy winners over visiting Athea United when Aaron Smith with a hat-trick, Mikey Hickey scoring from a free and Darragh Rankin-Hehir and Edward Houlihan added one each to complete the rout.The title was secured with a game to spare and so retain the Division 1 championship that they won last season, they will now try to go unbeaten in the last with their last game of the season against NCW. There were great scenes of joy when captain Killian Begley was presented with the cup after the game.

On Saturday the Youths picked up the Division 1 title for the first time when they were awarded the three points required to seal the division when NCW failed to show. A fine achievement for the club and the youth will now attempt to secure the double when they travel to Ballyhahill in the cup semi final next Saturday.

The 15s gave a marvelous performance against much fancied NCW Rovers in the last 8 of the cup but will have to do it all again as the drew 0-0. Ballingarry were given a glorious opportunity to progress to the semi but unfortunately hit the post with a penalty five minutes from time.

On Sunday the A team recorded a 4-2 win at home to Abbeyfeale United where Colm Kiely got a rare goal from the spot, his first goal in over ten years for the club. Francis Kiely with two and Marcus Moore were the other scorers in a game that saw two of the successful youth make their debuts in Richard O’Kelly and Dean Clancy. The B team were on the end of a 2-0 defeat at Glin.