Saturday 26th March 2011
U-10 Division 2 – Ballingarry 0 Creeves Celtic 3
U-14 Division 3 – Ballingarry 4 (Murphy 2, Moran, O’Keeffe) Abbeyfeale Utd B 2
Youths Division 1 – Rathkeale 0 Ballingarry 2 (Clancy, Moynihan)
Monday 28th March 2011
U-12 Division 1 – Ballingarry 2 (N. Houlihan 2) Abbeyfeale Utd 1
The youths took a giant step towards their first ever division 1 title when collecting all three points in Rathkeale. Both Ballingarry goals from Dean Clancy and Kevin Moynihan arrived in the first half of a keenly contested game.
The 14s too moved a step nearer their league title thanks to a 4-2 home win against Abbeyfeale United following a titan struggle. The visitors went one up in the first half but a brace from Jason Murphy gave Ballingarry a 2-1 half time lead. Sean Moran made it 3-1 before Abbey reduced the deficit to the minimum from a penalty conceded by Mikey Morissey. With just five minutes remaining Cathal O’Keeffe made sure of the points with Ballingarrys fourth.
The 10s were also in action but found visiting Creeves too strong.
On Monday Ballingarry all but clinched the division 1 title last Monday when they defeated visiting Abbeyfeale United to leave themselves needing just one point from their two remaining games to retain the title.
Ballingarry went a goal down from a well worked move. Niall Houlihan restored parity early in the second in a real ding dong battle in which both sides had chances. However it was Ballingarry who took one of those chances when they made the most of an opening when the ball came back off the crossbar and Niall Houlihan was on hand to slot home for his second.
Meanwhile, Anthony Forde played 75 minutes of the Ireland u-19 friendly.