Saturday September 15th
U/12 Boys Div 2 – Kilcolman Rvs A 2 Ballingarry A 0
U/12 Boys Div 6 – Ballingarry B 5 (Meehan 2, Bernie, Moloney, Long) Newcastle West Town D 0
U/14 Girls Div 1 – Ballingarry 2 (Hayes 2) Abbeyfeale Utd 0
Two second half goals from Sarah Hayes secured all three points for Ballingarry as the consolidated their top of the table position. This was a most deserving three points as Ballingarry were the better team for the most part of this game.
Sunday September 16th 2018
Premier Div – Rathkeale 4 Ballingarry 1 (Hayes)
Ballingarry were well beaten long before Mark Hayes got Ballingarrys consolation in the last minute.
Division 2 – Balingarry B 1 (O’Kelly) St Itas 3
Ballingarry went 1 up through Keith O’Kelly and could have had more before the visitors took control.
Ballingarry will be confident enough of making progress in some if not all of the cup competitions they entered after their opponents were revealed during the past week. While some of the clubs teams will be familiar with their opponents others won’t. The youths will travel to Kerry to face Killorglin in what will be a first meeting of the clubs in any competition while it’s the same situation for the U14 girls when they travel to Tipperary for their meeting with Hollycross.
The dates for the games have not yet been confirmed.
FAI Youth Cup Rd. 1 Killorglin v Ballingarry.
Munster Junior Cup: Rd. 2 Shauntrade / Kildimo Utd v Ballingarry.
Munster Youth Cup: Rd. 1 Ballingarry v Breska Rovers
WFAI U16 Cup: Rd. 2 NCW T v Ballingarry
WFAI U14 Cup: Rd. 2 Hollycross Tipperary v Ballingarry.
In the FAI Junior cup Ballingarry received a bye to the 3rd round.
Tuesday September 4th
U/16 Boys Division 1 – Ballingarry 4 (Leahy 2, Southgate, Kelly) Granagh Utd 1
Ballingarry recorded a comprehensive win against local rivals Granagh. Nessan Leahy with a brace, Michael Southgate and Reece Kelly got the other two.
Thursday September 6th
U/12 Girls Division 1 – Ballingarry A 8 (Kenny 5, Fitzgibbon 2, OG) AK Utd 0
Donna Kenny was in magnificent form against AK as she hammered in five goals to pave the way for this big win. Lucy Fitzgibbon added two more before an own goal rounded off the scoring for Ballingarry.
Saturday September 8th
U/12 Girls Div 1 – Kilcolman Rvs 0 Ballingarry A 2 (Kenny 2)
Donny Kenny with her sixth and seventh goals in a week was the difference as Ballingarry won again.
U/12 Girls Div 2 – Ballingarry B 2 (Frawley, Ahern) Broadford Utd B 0
U/14 Boys Div 3 – Feenagh 7 Ballingarry B 0
U/16 Girls Div 1 – Ballingarry 2 (McNamara 2) Newcastle West Town 1
Nicole McNamara scored both goals, the winner with the last kick of the game, as Ballingarry pick up all three points against visiting NCW Town.
Youths Division 1 – Ballingarry 0 Askeaton 0
Ballingarry had the better chances but had to settle for a point in the finish.
Sunday September 9th
Premier Division – Ballingarry 1 (Healy) NCW Town 1
A goal at either end of this game saw the spoils shared in a 1-1 draw. Although NCW Town had the better chances they failed to trouble keeper O’Grady until the last minute when he made a superb save to preserve the point.
Pa Healy gave Ballingarry the lead when he got on the end of a free into the box to head Ballingarry in front. The same player could have snatched all three points for Ballingarry but his shaot in the last five minutes was well off target. Before this the visitors had equalised with a goal that will have left Ballingarry feeling disappointed.
Team: O’Grady, O’Connor, Hartnett, Cahill, Fitzgerald, Smith, Hayes, Southgate, A O’Connor, Danvers, Healy.
Used Sub: O’Kelly.
Junior Division 2 – Killeaney/Bally Rovers Reserves 6 Ballingarry B 1 (K O’Kelly)
Saturday September 1st
Youths Division 1 – Rathkeale 0 Ballingarry 8 (Southgate 3, Kirwan 2, Hayes, Long)
A resounding first day out win for the youths in Rathkeale with Michael Southgate grabbing a hat-trick.
U/12 Boys Division 2 – Ballingarry A 1 (McMahon) Kildimo Utd 4
U/12 Boys Division 6 – AK Utd C 0 Ballingarry B 2 (Long 2)
U/14 Girls Division 1 – Ballingarry 9 (O’Dwyer 4, Hayes 3, Houlihan, Murphy) Askeaton 0
Ballingarry dominated from start to finish with Nicole Dwyer hitting four and Sarah Hayes a hat-trick.
Sunday September 2nd
Junior Premier Division – Abbeyfeale Utd 3 Ballingarry 1 (Hayes)
Ballingarry will feel bitterly disappointed not to have taken a point at least from a game that saw 4 solid penalty appeals, two of which were awarded to the home side. Mark Hayes gave Ballingarry the lead with a neat chip after fifteen minutes. Abbey equalised from the spot within five minutes to leave the scores level at the break.
Ballingarry were denied what appeared a clear penalty when Mark Hayes rounded the keeper and was pulled down but the appeal was waved away much to the amazement of everyone in attendance. It was the same outcome when Keven Laffan was clipped in the box after playing the ball forward. United took the lead from the spot awarded for a trip in the box before they got their third five minutes from time through an own goal.
Team: O’Grady, O’Connor, Hartnett, Fitzgerald, Cahill, Moore, Smith, Southgate, Hayes, Healy, Shanagher.
Used Subs: Meade, Laffan.
Junior Division 2 – Glantine Rvs 6 Ballingarry B 0
Tuesday August 21st
U/12 Girls Division 2 – Newcastle West Town 7 Ballingarry 1 (Russell)
Ballingarry were short several players making this task difficult thus the heavy defeat. Aoife Russell scored Ballingarrys goal while Caoimhe Cunningham in goal was outstanding.
Wednesday August 22nd
U/14 Boys Division 3 – Askeaton 6 Ballingarry B 0
Ballingarry had a tough encounter in Askeaton losing out to a physically stronger outfit. Even so Ballingarry played some decent football throughout creating a few chances and were unlucky not to find the net.
Friday August 24th
U/14 Boys Division 3 – GB Rvs 1 Ballingarry B 2 (Kelligher, Hayes)
Goals from Billy Kelligher and Zack Hayes early in the second half gave Ballingarry the win in Ballyhahill. As in the first game the opposition were stronger physically but the speed and skill of the Ballingarry players saw them record a well deserved success.
Saturday August 25th
U/12 Girls Division 1 – Abbeyfeale Utd 0 Ballingarry A 8 (O’Keeffe 3, K O’Connor 2, Geary, Fitzgibbon, R O’Connor)
This was a comprehensive win considering that Ballingarry were missing keeper Kelsey Quinn and goal machine Donna Kenny who were training with the FAI in Dublin. In Kelseys absence Aoife Geary and Kate O’Connor shouldered the responsibility and went in goal in either half.
U/12 Girls Division 2 – Ballingarry B 4 (Frawley 2, Ahern 2) Shannonside B 1
The B team too recorded a fine win with debutant Kayla McGrath enjoying a fine game.
U/16 Boys Division 1 – Ballingarry 2 (Leahy, Madigan) Askeaton 0
Ballingarry carried on from where they left off from at NCW with another three points when goals from Nessan Leahy and Lee Madigan secured the points at Askeatons expense.
Bag Packing at Dunnes Stores
The club would like to thank Tara O’Callaghan and those who volunteered to fundraise for the club by bag packing in Dunnes Stores Jetland on Friday and Saturday last.
Friday August 17th – New season gets off with a win
Under 14 Boys Division 2 – Ballingarry A 4 (O’Connor 2, Lynch, McGoey) Breska Rvs 1
Ballingarrys under 14s got the new season off to a flyer with this comprehensive victory against Breska Rovers.
This will be a short season as football within the LDSL/GL prepared for calendar year football which commences in 2019. It is expected that the season will finish in November.
Ballingarry Girls win Bronze at Community Games National Finals.
Congratulations to the girls and managers of Ballingarry / Granagh community U15 team who won the bronze medals at the National finals in UL on Saturday last August 18th. The entire team play for Ballingarry AFC while their managers Micky Mac and Shane Markham manage for the club at underage level.
While the girls were well beaten in the semi-final by the eventual winners Nava from Meath, they beat Donegal 4-3 in the bronze medal game with Nicole McNamara getting a hat-trick and Abbie Clancy opening the scoring.
Saturday August 18th
U12 Boys Div 2 – Newcastle West Town A 9 Ballingarry A 4 (Forde 3, McMahon)
U16 Boys Div 1 – Ballingarry 4 (Southgate 2, Leahy, Geary) Newcastle West Town A 1
Mixed fortunes for the clubs teams against NCW Town as the 12 suffered a heavy loss and the 16s recording a big win.
Ballingarry have announced the appointment of Limerick FC coach Dave Connolly as A team manager for the coming season. Connolly will take up the role with immediate effect. Read more…