Charleville 0 : 1 Ballingarry (Kate O’Connor)
Ballingarry junior ladies picked up their 6th league title with the narrowest of victories over Charleville on Sunday April 2nd last. The game started off with both teams playing cautiously and little flow to the game.
Charleville were awarded a penalty for a handball in the Ballingarry box. The resultant penalty was missed by the Charleville player. This gave Ballingarry the boost they needed and there were numerous passages of play with both Eadaoin Lyons and Claire Coughlan coming close on occasion. It was nil all at half time. In the second half Ballingarry started off brilliantly with some great passages of play and 5 minutes into second half Kate O Connor received a ball on the left wing, she cut in on her right and hit an unstoppable shot from just outside the box into the top right hand corner of the Charleville goal. The game continued at a fast pace with Charleville getting few chances and Ballingarry getting chances from both play and set pieces where Aine Sheehy and Grace Mullane came close. The game finished 1-0 and Ballingarry were League champions. The cup was presented to Emer Hickey much to the delight of the Ballingarry management, team and supporters. Overall a great game and secured title for the team from the Paddocks.