Saturday 19th March 2011
U-8 Division 2 – Ballingarry 5 (D. Casey 3, M. Molloy, S. Houlihan) Shannonside 0
U-13 Cup Round 2 – NCW Rvs 3 Ballingarry 5 AET (O’Donnell 2, Clancy 2, Smith)
Desmond Youth Cup Round 2 – Ballingarry 1 (O’Donoghue) Creeves Celtic 0
Sunday 20th March 2011
Junior Division 1 – Carrig Celtic 0 Ballingarry 1 (Forde)
Junior Division 3 – Ballingarry B 1 (OG 1) Askeaton B 1
U-12 Inter-League Munster Championship – North Tipperary 4 Desmond League 0
On Saturday the Under 13s progressed to the semi final of the cup and a home date with either Askeaton or Old Mill. The game finished 2-2 at full time with Davin O’Donnell getting two goals in the first half. Nathan Clancy bagged two superb goals, one from a free, and the other beating three players on route to goal from half way, with Aaron Smith getting the fifth.
Ballingarry who were missing a couple of players dominated throughout even though they introduced some new faces from the 12s who aquitted themselves very well. Nathan Clancy was man of the match.
The 8s also enjoyed a fine home success with a 5-0 win against Shannonside where Darragh Casey got a hat-trick. Michael Molloy and Seamus Houlihan were also on the mark.
The youths are still in line to make up for last seasons youth cup final loss as they progress to meet Bally Rovers in this seasons semi final with a hard earned win against visiting Creeves Celtic. A cracking second half goal from Damien O’Donoghue proved the difference.
On Sunday the junior A team left themselves just six points from Division 1 title glory with Kevin Fordes second half goal giving them all three points at Carrig Celtic. Team: Kenrick, Moore, Fitzgerald, C. Kiely, Corrigan, C. Doherty, Kelly, D. O’Grady, F. Kiely, Alymer, Forde.
The Bs secured a creditable draw against second placed Askeaton B with Eoin Barrett in goal starring while saving a penalty. Ballingarry benefited from an Askeaton own goal.
The LDSL U-12 sides dream of retaining their Munster crown vanished in Nenagh where North Tipp progressed to the Munster final following their 4-0 win. Ballingarrys Mikey Hickey played a full game.
In other club news James Higgins and Benji Kelly are the latest winners of the clubs Aviva ticket draw. Higgins will attend the friendly against Uruguay on Tuesday March 29th next with Benji will go the the Macedonia game on March 26th. Congratulations to both winners.