Monday April 16th
U12 Boys Division 1 – Ballingarry A 2 (McMahon, Walsh) Abbeyfeale Utd A 3
On a very wet & windy evening both teams served up a great spectacle for those who braved the harsh weather conditions. Playing against a strong breeze in the first half Ballingarry should have been one up after some great passing which resulted in Jack McMahon hitting the crossbar. While Ballingarry enjoyed the lions share of possession they couldn’t convert. Shortly before the break Abbeyfeale took the lead. Another fine team passing movement resulted in Jamie Forde coming close and only for a fine save would have equalised. This was the last action of the first half.
With conditions worsening credit to both teams who continued to play football. In the second half, a goalmouth scramble resulted in Abbeyfeale getting a second. Ballingarry found themselves 2 down which didn’t reflect the game. The home side boys didn’t drop the heads and were rewarded with Jack McMahon pulling one back. The pressure game paid off again with Declan Walsh getting a deserved equaliser. Both teams had chances in the closing stages but it was Abbeyfeale who got a third late on. Ballingarry continued to press the Abbeyfeale goal and a Jamie Forde strike came off the bar with another effort cleared off the line. The game finished 3-2 to the visitors. A draw would have been a fair result but huge credit must go to both teams who despite the poor conditions continued to play football throughout.
U12 Girls Division 1 – Shannonside A 0 Ballingarry A 4
Tuesday April 17th
U12 Girls Division 2 – Ballingarry B 0 Askeaton 0
U13 Boys League – Rathkeale 4 Ballingarry 2
Wednesday April 18th
U14 Girls – Ballingarry 1 (McNamara) Abbeyfeale Utd 1
Ballingarry will be disappointed not to have taken all three points from a game in which they dominated during the second half. The wind was a major factor but even so Ballingarry coped much better against it in the opening half than the visitors in the second. United went ahead in the first and possibly could have had a second but Ballingarry had chances too.
Once Nicole McNamara got Ballingarry back on terms early in the second half it looks as if the home side would win but a combination of bad luck and good defending ensured that the game ended in a draw.
Thursday April 19th
U12 Girls Division 1 – Ballingarry A v Newcastle West Town A (Walkover to Ballingarry)
The points collected from this walkover ensures that Ballingarry cannot be caught at the top of the table and that they are crowned Division 1 champions.
Friday April 20th
Premier Division – Granagh Utd 3 Ballingarry 3 (Forde 3)
Not for the first time this season have Granagh United seen a two goal cushion slip. As they did in the first meeting of these two sides at the start of the season Ballingarry came storming back to deny United victory. The home side took the lead in the second minute when the ball took a wicked deflection to deceive Kelly in goal. Their second came from the spot to see them well ahead at the break.
Kevin Fordes first of three came early in the second half but Granagh restored their 2 goal lead from a corner. Fordes second came from a scramble as the ball was delivered from a free while his third came from the spot after Clancy was fouled by the keeper.
Team: Kelly, Fitzgerald, O’Grady, Hartnett, Browne, Kiely, Clancy, Forde, Moore, Walsh, Ryan.
Used subs: O’Hanlon.
Saturday April 21st
U10 Boys – AK Utd A 4 Ballingarry 5
U12 Girls Cup – Abbeyfeale Utd 0 Ballingarry A 3 (O’Connor 2, Kenny)
The under 12 girls moved towards an unprecedented double as the booked their place in the cup final with this impressive semi final win in Abbeyfeale.
U16 Girls 4/5 Playoff – Ballingarry 2 (O’Connor 2) Askeaton 1
Youths Division 2 League Cup Semi Final – Ballingarry 4 Granagh Utd 0
Ballingarry are in line to complete the Division 2 double as the secured a final place with this easy win against Granagh United. All Ballingarry goals were scored in the first half.
Sunday April 22nd
Division 3 – Ballingarry B v Athea Utd B (Walkover to Ballingarry)
Ladies Premier – Ballingarry 1 (Coughlan) Charleville 0