Results Week ending October 28th 2018 – Delaney visit highlight of productive weekend

Saturday October 27th 2018.

With FAI CEO John Delaney in attendance Ballingarry AFC enjoyed another memorable occasion in their history. Delaney was at the Paddocks to unveil a plaque presented to the club by the FAI on their notable achievement of being awarded the FAI Club Mark.

As always Ballingarry AFC are showing leadership when it comes to promoting and fostering football in the proper manner within the Limerick Desmond area. They are the first club within the Limerick Desmond area to be awarded this quality mark and indeed just the twelfth club in Ireland to achieve this mark. When considering there are 2000 clubs in the country then it strikes home where Ballingarry AFC are in this respect.
Also in attendance were Joan Croke LDLL, John Roche Referees Society, Joe Hogan LDFL and Charlie Boyle LDS/GL.
A special mention to Shane Markham, Mickey McNamara and Jason Quinn who dedicated an enormous amount of time and energy to achieving this recognition for the club.

Sunday October 28th – Juniors get first win.

Munster Junior Cup Round 2 – Shauntrade 0 Ballingarry 2 (K Laffan, Moore)
Having played well enough to have won the previous Sunday, Ballingarry will be relieved to have played well and win to progress to the third round in Munster in their most recent outing. Kevin Laffans first goal for the club, a superbly placed effort from outside the box, sent Ballingarry on their way in the first half. Marcus Moore’s powerful shot mid way through the second sealed Ballingarrys first win of the season.
Team: O’Grady; Cahill; Flynn; Hanley; C Laffan; K Laffan; Danvers; Long; O’Kelly; A O’Connor; Healy.
Used Subs: Moore; Mulqueen.

Monday October 29th – Four teams qualify for league finals

Ballingarrys under 12 boys B team and their U16 and U14 girls teams joined their U12 girls A team in their respective league finals after winning their last league games over the weekend.

U/12 Boys Div 6 – Pallaskenry 1 Ballingarry B 2 (Long, Daly)
On this bank holiday Monday Ballingarry boys under 12 B team made the away trip to Pallaskenry for an early 10am start. Needing a win or draw to make the league final they knew it was in their own hands. Starting very brightly they took control for large periods of the first half. While dominating in possession they had a few moments when their back line was called into action and they duly answered.

With 2 minutes to half time it was 0-0 but after some nice work down the right touchline Pallaskenry broke the deadlock to leave it 1-0 to the home side. The second half started in similar fashion to the first with Ballingarry picking up the pace.

Playing out from the back, through midfield Kieran Long got on the end of a pass from Ben Daly. Long still had a bit of work to do but made no mistake in getting Ballingarry back on level terms. With confidence high they pushed for a winner. The Pallaskenry keeper made some fine saves to keep it level until a cracker from Ben Daly got the roof of the net with 10 minutes remaining. The final score was 1-2 to Ballingarry.

Huge thank you to all who came out to support is today. Great to see so many there.

U/14 Boys Div 2 – Broadford Utd A 3 Ballingarry A 1 (Moran)
U/14 Girls Div 1 – Shannonside 1 Ballingarry 7 (McNamara 5, Clancy, C O’Keeffe)
Another high scoring win for Ballingarry sees them in the Division 1 league final against Abbeyfeale United. Nicole McNamara with 5 goals was the star of the show with Abbie Clancy and Chloe O’Keeffe getting the other 2.

Results Week ending October 21st 2018 – McNamara to captain Munster schools – Juniors bow out of FAI

The club would like to congratulate Nicole McNamara on being selected on the Munster U15 Schools squad again this season and also on the selection as team captain. This is indeed a great honour for the club, her parents, her managers and coaches and of course for the player herself. It had been a fine year for the player as she had already captained her clubs U14 team to league success and the LDS/GL Gaynor squad to success in the Bowl final where she received Player of the Match award from Ireland women’s International player Claire O’Riordan.

Nicole will be hoping to captain the Munster side to success in the Interprovencials which will begin on Friday November 16th at the AUL complex Clonshaugh. The Interprovincial series will be the first step in the process of selecting the FAI Schools International Development squad of 18 players who will compete in the Bob Docherty Cup. The 2018/19 campaign will see the Republic of Ireland Schools select travel to Spain for this season’s Home Nations event. The International series will take place during the Easter break. Best of luck to all involved in particular Ballingarrys Nicole, great achievement for all the players.

Saturday October 20th 2018

U12 Girls Division 1 – Ballingarry A 2 (O’Connor 2) Broadford Utd A 1
Ballingarry came from behind to win 2-1 with both goals coming from Kate O’Connor in the second half.

U12 Girls Division 2 – Glantine 1 Ballingarry B 1 (Frawley)
A superb game saw honours even with Sarah Frawley giving Ballingarry the lead and Glantine getting their goal in the second half.

U14 Boys Division 2 – Kilcolman Rvs 3 Ballingarry A 4 (Lynch, Sheehy, Hanley, McGoey)
U14 Boys Division 3 – Ballingarry B 2 Ferry Rangers 1

Sunday October 21st

FAI Junior Cup Round 3 – Castleisland 1 Ballingarry 0
The first ever meeting of these two clubs produced a decent game which Ballingarry will be disappointed to have lost. The home side probably had the better team but it was Ballingarry that created the chances and had the referee been better positioned he would have awarded Ballingarry a lead goal when Aaron O’Connors shot was parried by the keeper with the ball crossing the line before he recovered.

The home side opened well with O’Grady making a fine save to deny them from a corner. Kevin Laffan cleared off the line as well but the best chance of the game fell to Fitzgerald when he shot straight at the keeper from ten yards. Conor Laffan just lost the control that would have seen through before the break. The second half was even and entertaining with the certainty that one goal would settle the game. It came ten minutes from time. O’Gradys roll to Hanley failed to reach its target, the ball was intercepted and from there the danger increased and ended with the ball in the net.
Team: O’Grady, Hanley; Fitzgerald; Cahill; Kiely; O’Connor; K Laffan; C Laffan; Mulqueen; Flynn; O’Kelly.
Used subs: J O’Connor; Hayes

Results Week Ending October 14th 2018 – All Ballingarry teams progress in cups

Saturday, October 13th

FAI Youth Cup Round 1 – Kilorglin 1 Ballingarry 6 (Hayes 2, Sparling, Southgate, O’Kelly, Casey)
Ballingarry totally outplayed their opponents to progress to the second round of the National cup.

U/14 Girls National Cup – Holycross 0 Ballingarry 2 (Kenny 2)
In very wet Saturday conditions the clubs current under 13 girls took part in the under 14 National Cup. Making the journey away to Holycross Tipperary. They started well and were in control for long periods of the first half without creating too many scoring chances in front of goal. Holycross had chances too but were kept out with some fine saves from Kelsey Quinn in goals.

In the second half Ballingarry played the ball around with confidence and knew they would eventually break the deadlock. They were rewarded with a goal 5 minutes into the second half with a Donna Kenny strike. This boosted the girls who then took control. A second Donna Kenny goal followed mid-way through the second half after a great team build up starting at the back and working through midfield. Holycross were kept out late in the game with some great saves from substitute keeper Caoimhe Cunningham. Credit to all the players who played superbly throughout. Many thanks to all who braved the elements and made the trip to support the girls. A special mention to Holycross for a very sporting game and also to thank them for their hospitality. Tea, coffee, a selection of cakes, sandwiches and treats were very welcome.

Sunday, October 14th

Reidy Cup Round 2 – Ballingarry B 4 (Kiely 2, O’Kelly, Smith) KB Utd B 4 aet (5-4 pens)

Results Week Ending October 7th 2018 – Girls finish 7th in Dublin – Bs lose by odd goal in 9 – Youths hit six against Abbeyfeale.

Tuesday October 2nd

U16 Division 1 – Abbeyfeale Utd 0 Ballingarry 2 (Kelly, Geary)

Saturday, October 6th

U12 Girls Blitz National Finals
The girls did the club proud in finishing 7th from sixteen in the National final on Saturday in Clonshaugh. They finished second in their group to eventual finalists Killarney Celtic who they lost 1-0 against, the only goal they conceded from play during the tournament. A semi final meeting with Mulroy of Donegal in the shield was the reward where they lost out 4-3 on penalties following a 0-0 draw.
Results: Group D
Ballingarry 1 (Fitzgibbon) St Josephs (Dublin) 0
Ballingarry 2 (O’Connor, Kenny) Buncranna Hearts (Donegal) 0
Ballingarry 0 Killarney Celtic (Kerry) 1
Shield Semi Final – Ballingarry 0 Mulroy (Donegal) 0 (3-4 pens)

U/14 Boys Div 3 – Ballingarry B 0 Rathkeale 7
U/16 Girls Div 1 – Askeaton 0 Ballingarry 5 (McNamara 3, Hayes, A O’Keeffe)
Youths Div. 1 – Ballingarry 6 (Kerwin 3, Hayes 2, Meade) Abbeyfeale Utd

Sunday, Oct 7th

Premier Division – Carrig Celtic 4 Ballingarry 2 (C Laffan, Connolly)
A debut goal from both Conor Laffan and Dave Connolly wasn’t enough as Ballingarry lost on their travels to Carrigkerry. The home side took the lead early against the run of play only for Conor Laffan to equalise but two goals in the final two minutes of the half gave Ballingarry a mountain to climb in the second half. In fairness to the visitors they did rally but were again suckered when Celtic scored a fourth against the run of play. The best goal of the game from debutant Dave Connolly proved no more than a consolation.
Team: O’Grady, J O’Connor, Quille, Fitzgerald, Long, Moore, K Laffan, C Laffan, Hanley, Hayes, Southgate.
Used subs: Healy, Connolly, Flynn.

Junior Div 2 – Ballingarry 4 (O’Hanlon 2, K O’Kelly, F Kiely) Knockaderry 5

Results Week Ending September 30th 2018 – Ballingarry Girls through to National finals – Ladies win again – Youths and Bs progress in cups – Juniors still wait for first win.

Saturday, September 29th – U12 Girls National Blitz Regional Finals (Sixmilebridge)

In what has now become almost the norm for Ballingarry they will represent the LDS/GL in the National finals in Dublin after they made it through their regional group finals in Sixmilebridge last Saturday. Ballingarry collected seven points to secure top spot in their group following a draw against Shannon Town, a 2-0 win against Ashling Annacotty and a 1-0 win over Killavilla. All three Ballingarry goals were scored by Donna Kenny.

Ballingarry 0 Shannon Town (CDSL) 0
Ballingarry 2 (Kenny 2) Ashling Annacotty (LDSL)0
Ballingarry 1 (Kenny) Killavilla (NTSL) 0

U/12 Boys Div 2 – Athea Utd 1 Ballingarry A 1 (Forde)
U/12 Boys Div 6 – Ballingarry B 5 (Meehan 2, Moloney, Daly, O’Connor) GB Rvs C 0

MY Cup Rd. 1 – Ballingarry 0 Breska Rovers 0 aet (Ballingarry win 3-0 pens)
Ballingarry dominated for large periods of this game but were unable to find the net, penalties decided Ballingarrys fortune in the finish. They will now travel to Newcastlewest in round two.

Sunday, September 30th

Premier Division – Ballingarry 1 (Moore) Killeaney/Bally Rovers 2
Team: O’Grady, Fitzgerald, Cahill, Long, Hartnett, Quille, Hayes, Meade, Moore, Smith, Healy.
Used subs: O’Kelly, Danvers, Mulqueen.

Reidy Cup – Knockaderry 2 Ballingarry B 3 (O’Kelly 2, Southgate)
Ladies Premier – Charleville 0 Ballingarry 2 (Mulcaire-Shire, Shire)

Results Week Ending September 23rd 2018

Saturday, September 22nd

U/12 Girls Division 1 – Rathkeale 1 Ballingarry A 4 (Kenny 2, O’Connor, Fitzgibbon)
Unbelievably this was the first goal conceded by this team in a season and a half (17 ½ games). Still the girls continue on their way to the division 1 title playoff.

U/14 Boys Division 2 – Ballingarry 1 (Moran) Killeaney 2
U/16 Girls Division 1 – Ballingarry 3 (McNamara 3) Askeaton 1
A Nicole McNamara hat-trick was the difference between these two teams.

Sunday September 23rd 2018
Ladies Premier – Ballingarry 4 (O’Gorman 2, Shire 2) Abbeyfeale United 2

Results Week Ending September 16th 2018

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.