Latest News – Ballingarry Progress To Last 8 in Munster

Saturday February 14th 2015

U16 Girls Division 1 – Adare United 3 Ballingarry 0
U14 Division 1 – NCW 3 Ballingarry 3 (Hayes 3)
U12 Girls Division 1 – Kilcornan 0 Ballingarry 4 (McNamara 3, Hayes)

Sunday February 15th 2015

Munster Junior Cup Round 5 – Ballingarry 3 (OG; Forde; F Kiely) Glenthorn Celtic 3 AET (3-0 pens)

A magnificent comeback from Ballingarry saw them progress to the last 8 of the Munster Junior Cup for the first time ever as they overcame their Cork guests Glenthorn Celtic last Sunday (February 15th 2015)

Ballingarry found themselves a goal down against the run of play but drew level before the break when Richard O’Kelly‚Äôs deflected shot crossed the line. Ballingarry fell two goals behind within ten minutes of the re start and things looked glum as the game entered the last quarter. Substitute Kevin Forde reduced the arrears to the minimum when he forced home Francis Kielys far post pass. The visitors hit the crossbar before Ballingarry got a much deserved equaliser in the last minute – Francis Kiely who was magnificent throughout beat the entire Celtic defence to fire a glorious equaliser into the corner of the net to seal extra time.

Ballingarry thought they had won it in the first period when from a Richard O’Kelly corner they found the net but the goal was ruled out for an infringement. Ballingarry were not to be denied in the penalty shootout with Darragh O’Grady, Francis Kiely and Kevin Forde all finding the net from the spot while John O’Grady saved the first and the other two penalties went wide.
Ballingarry now welcome Tralee Dynamos in the quarter finals in March.
Team: O’Grady; D O’Grady; Condron; C. Kiely; Fitzgerald; Clancy; Ryan; O’Reilly; Kelly; F. Kiely; R O’Kelly.
Subs: Alymer; Healy; Forde used.