Results Week Ending December 17th 2017

Weather Spoils Weekend Football Again

All Limerick Desmond football including junior, ladies and underage was postponed last weekend because of the continuing adverse weather.

The Management of Ballingarry AFC would like to wish all its players, managers, assistants and patrons a happy Christmas and a success filled 2018.

Results Week Ending December 10th 2017

Saturday December 9th

Limerick Desmond Youth Cup Round 1 – Ballingarry 5 (O’Kelly 3, Quille, Hayes) Ferry Rangers 0

The only club game to survive the weekend weather saw Ballingarry progress to the last eight of the Desmond youth cup with a comfortable win against visiting Ferry Rangers. Two goals from Keith O’Kelly and a marvelous strike from Josh Quille had the home side 3 up at the break. Mark Hayes added a fourth in the second half with a delightful chip and O’Kelly completed his hat-trick when he broke through the Ferry defence and drilled past the advancing keeper. David Geary was unlucky not to score when he dribbled past three defenders only to see his effort come back off the post. Best on the day were O’Connor, Shanagher, Quille and O’Kelly.
Team: Molloy, S O’Connor, Storin, Quille, Mulqueen, Shanagher, Flynn, Southgate, O’Kelly, Hayes.
Used Subs: Tagney, Geary.

In the Munster youth cup Ballingarry will host Clonmel Town in the last 16 following their 10-0 win against Bansha on Saturday last.

Ladies receive byes in both cups.
Both Ladies cup draws were made last week and in both Ballingarry received byes in the first round. In the Premier cup they start their defence of the trophy in the semi-final while their defence of the Desmond cup begins at the quarter final stage.

Results Week Ending December 3rd 2017

Saturday December 1st

Munster Youth Cup Round 3 – AK United 0 Ballingarry 8 (Hayes 2, Gallagher 2, K O’Kelly 2, J O’Connor 2)
Ballingarry progress into the last 16 of the Munster youth cup thanks to this comfortable win against AK United in The Manor fields on Saturday. The goal fest began as early as the first minute when Keith O’Kelly capitalised on a defensive error to poke home from 6 yards. Six minutes later it was 2 when Hayes swung a left footed shot over the keeper from the edge of the box. Hayes was again on the mark when he neatly rounded the keeper and rolled the ball into the empty net. Ballingarry on the day were simply too strong for the Division 1 opponents as they were rampant in every department.

O’Kelly got his second with a superb 25 yard effort. An energetic Josh O’Connor added the fourth and sixth the latter from the spot while Pa Gallagher headed home the fifth after some neat play from Shanagher resulting in a half time score of 7-0. Flynn, Tagney, Geary and Southgate were all introduced at this point and while Ballingarrys dominance continued it wasn’t reflected on the score board although Gallagher did add an 8th with his second goal of the game when he rifled home from close in. The squad can now start to prepare as they look forward with a certain degree of confidence to a last 16 home tie against either three times winners Clonmel Town or Bansha of Tipperary.
Team: Molloy, Long, Storin, O’Connor, Mulqueen, Shanagher, Quill, J O’Connor, O’Kelly, Gallagher, Hayes.
Used Subs: Southgate, Tagney, Geary, Flynn.

U8 Boys – AK Utd v Ballingarry – AK won well.
U10 Girls – Askeaton v Ballingarry – Ballingarry won in Askeaton.
U12 Boys Division 1 – Ballingarry A 0 AK Utd A 0
U12 Boys Division 6 – Ballingarry B v Askeaton B (Ballingarry received W/O)
U14 Girls Cup – Ballingarry 7 (Clancy 3, McNamara 2, Hayes 2) Kildimo Utd 0
Ballingarry opened the scoring after just 20 seconds through Nicole McNamara and that set the tone as Ballingarry eased through to the semi-final. Another from Nicole, two from Sarah Hayes before a first ever hat-trick for Abbie Clancy saw another high scoring victory.
In other news involving this team the draw for the last 16 of the National cup have pitted them against Kilmore Celtic with the game to take place in Dublin in January.

Sunday December 3rd

Premier Division – Ballingarry 0 Shannonside 0
Team: Kenrick, Fitzgerald, N Cahill, Ahern, S O’Connor, Forde, Kiely, J O’Grady, Kelly, Joyce, Smith.
Used Subs: Hayes, Gallagher.

Division 3 – Athea United B 1 Ballingarry B 1 (K O’Kelly)
Desmond Ladies Premier Division – Ballingarry / Rathkeale (Game postponed as referee no show)

Ballingarry to visit The Kingdom in Munster Junior Cup.

The draw for the 4th round of the Munster Junior Cup has given Ballingarry a trip to Kerry to play either Killarney Celtic or Dingle Bay Rovers for a place in the last 16. Neither club will be a stranger to Ballingarry with the Green and Gold having played against both in competition in recent times.

Meanwhile the youths were handed a home draw in the Munster Youth cup where they will face either Bansha Celtic or Clonmel Town for a place in the last 8. However they will first have to over come the considerable obstacle that is AK United.

Results Week Ending November 26th 2017

Youth Inter League – LDFL 0 Wexford FL 3
Ballingarrys Mark Hayes, Adam Shanagher and Pa Gallagher all started while Sean O’Connor was introduced in the second half as the LDFL suffered their second successive 3-0 defeat in the competition.

Sunday November 26th

FAI Junior Cup Round 4 – Ballingarry 0 Shannon Town 4
The only club game that survived the weekend weather and that was because it was moved to Clounreask saw Ballingarrys unbeaten start to the season end. The best side that Ballingarry faced so far opened the scoring inside ten minutes and never looked back after that. Both Clancy and Forde had chances to test the keeper before Town went two up from a corner before the break. Ahern blazed over just on half time. The second half saw an improvement from Ballingarry but it was the visitors who would increase their lead and put the game out of reach before a fourth crowned a good display.
Team: Kenrick, Ahern, Shanagher, Cahill, Ryan, Clancy, Kiely, Smith, Quaid, Forde, J O’Connor.
Used subs: J O’Grady, S O’Connor, Healy, Hayes, A O’Connor.

Results Week Ending November 19th 2017

Saturday November 18th

U8 Boys Group 2 Dual – Ballingarry v Creeves Celtic
Creeves Celtic won.

U10 Girls – Shannonside v Ballingarry
A win for the homeside here.

U12 Boys Cup – AK Utd C 1 Ballingarry A 10 (Walsh 4, McMahon 2, Forde 2, R O’Connor 2)
AK Utd B 10 Ballingarry B 0
Youth Division 2 – Shauntrade v Ballingarry. (Off, pitch unplayable)

Sunday November 19th

Munster Junior Cup Round 3 – Ballingarry 1 (Forde) NCW Rvs 0
Team: O’Grady; Fitzgerald, Ahern, N Cahill, J O’Connor, S O’Connor, Ryan, Kiely, Healy, Forde, Smith.
Used Subs: Hayes, Gallagher, Brown, Kelly, A O’Connor.

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