Saturday 18th September 2010
Under 8 Division 1 – Askeaton 4 Ballingarry 0
Under 16 Division 1 – Ballingarry 0 Athea United 2
Sunday 19th September 2010
FAI Junior Cup Round 1 – Adare United 3 Ballingarry 4 AET (Kennedy 2 (1 pen), R. Alymer, S. Doherty)
Junior Division 3 – Adare United B 0 Ballingarry B 0
On Sunday the A team progressed to the 2nd round of the FAI Junior Cup with a hard fought win at Premier Division Adare United. The sides were level at 2-2 at the break with goals from Eoin Kennedy drawing the sides level and a Shane Doherty strike giving Ballingarry the lead before Adare drew level. Rory Alymers superb finish saw Ballingarry go ahead again but with the last kick of the game the home side forced extra time. Rory Alymer was fouled in the box in the first minute and Kennedy did the needy from the spot. It proved to be the winner although Adare did hit both post and crossbar during extra time.
Team: Kenrick, Moore, Corrigan, C. Kiely, E. Cahill, F. Kiely, O’Grady, S. Doherty (C. Doherty), R. Alymer (D. Alymer), Forde, Kennedy.
Straight after the B team were also in action at Adare but neither side could muster a goal in a 0-0 draw.
On Saturday the 8s and 16s both went under. The 16s gave a good account of themselves with two late strikes from visitors Athea settling the points. The 8s in their first game of the season were away at Askeaton and faced a stronger well balanced side. The first half was very competitive with Askeaton settling earlier and playing good attacking football. During this period Ballingarry defended very well and slowly came more into the game only to concede two late first half goals. The second half saw Ballingarry take the game to Askeaton coming close on a couple of occasions only again to concede two more late goals. Overall a good team showing and a very encouraging start to the season.