Division 1 side Ballysteen made it difficult for Ballingarry but at the finish Ballingarry deserved to go through to the last 16 of the Desmond Cup. Denis Kelly gave them a tenth minute lead but the visitors fought back to level before half time. Second half substitutes Bart Hanley and Philip Corrigan proved inspired additions to the team as both scored in the final ten minutes to see the 2002 winners safely through.
Team: J. O’ Grady; M. Condron; M. Clancy; Darragh O’ Grady; C. Kiely; N. Condron; R. Alymer; D. Clifford; A. Barrett; F. Kiely; D. Kelly. Subs: Bart Hanley; Blaine Cagney; Philip Corrigan all used.