Saturday 20th November 2010
Under 14 Division 3 – Kilcornan 4 Ballingarry 4 (Moran 2, O’Donnell, Clancy)
Under 10 Division 2 – Athea United 0 Ballingarry 1 (P. Kirwan)
Sunday 21st November 2010
Under 12 Inter League – LDMC 0 LDSL 4
Junior Division 3 – Broadford United B 4 Ballingarry B 2 (Danvers, Lenihan)
A thrilling game where despite no show again from the appointed referee it was a good game to watch. Ballingarry went a goal up early from a Davin O’Donnell effort but by half time Kilcornan were 3-2 up with Sean Moran getting Ballingarrys second just before the break when he made the most of a keeping error after Nathan Clancys shot was spilled. Moran with his second drew Ballingarry level mid way through the second period before Nathan Clancy put the visitors ahead when he finished to the net from an impossible angle after a fine run. The points looked safe as the game neared its end however an unfortunate deflection off Mikey Morrissey saw the ball beat Robbie Lynch in goal to give Kilcornan a share of the spoils. Best for Ballingarry was Jason Murphy. Although the point sees Ballingarry lose their 100% record it does see them extend their lead at the top of the table to three points from Ferry Rangers.
At the half way point of their season the 10s find themselves in second place just one point off the top. Jerome O’ Connor set up a perfect pass to Pierse Kirwan who finished neatly after just five minutes. Athea worked hard to level matters after but the Ballingarry defenders stood firm and gave little away for the remainder of the half. The second period saw United do most of the pressing but they found Kieron Storin in goal in fine form where he made some top class saves. Ballingarry were reduced to the counter for most of the half but the home keeper was also in fine form saving from Keith O’Kelly and Grace Mullane. This was a fine team performance with both teams contributing to a highly entertaining game.
On Sunday the Limerick Desmonds got their defence of the Munster title off to a flyer at Jackman Park last Sunday when they trounced their Limerick counterparts 4-0. Ballingarrys Mikey Hickey played a full 60 at left back during a game they led 2-0 at half time and never looked like losing. Unfortunately Ballingarrys other representative, Edward Houlihan, missed out because of injury.
The Junior B Team were also in action on Sunday. A first goal for the club for both Nick Danvers and Richard Lenihan just wasn’t enough for the B team at Broadford as the home side won 4-2.