Latest Results Week ending November 10th 2019 – 16s Lift Shield in Classic – Youths progress in FAI.

Wednesday, November 6th

U/16 Boys Div 1 Shield Final (Glantine) – Ballingarry 6 (Geary 2, Molloy 2, Bridgeman, Moran) Broadford Utd 5

In a tremendous encounter Ballingarry got their hands on the Division 1 shield overcoming Broadford United on a 6-5 score line. At one point Ballingarry found themselves 4-2 down but fought back bravely to draw level then go 5-4 ahead only to see Broadford score a fifth to seemingly send the game to extra time. However captain Mike Molloy had other ideas and straight from the kick off sent a glorious winner over the keeper to the net for surely one on the most spectacular winning goals ever scored by a Ballingarry side.
Team: Lynch, Bridgeman, Ruddle, Quinn, Sheehy, Madigan, E Lynch, Kelly, Molloy, McGoey, Geary.
Used subs: Moran, Keating, Storin, Foley.

Saturday November 9th

FAI Youth Cup Rd. 2 – Ballingarry (Molloy 2, Madigan) Avenue Utd CDSL 2 aet

If Ballingarry had lost this game it would have been major disappointment having played far better throughout than their guests. They created enough chances to be out of sight long before the game was sent to extra time with a goal two minutes from time that the referee deemed had crossed the line following Molloys save. This goal almost from an identical set piece from the opposite end of the pitch to the goal that gave Avenue the lead sixteen minutes into the game. Before that opener Ballingarry saw Molloy strike the crossbar and Quill draw a superb save from the visiting keeper.
Then the lead goal from a brilliantly placed free kick form twenty yards out from the right of the box. It was a goal that gave them a half time lead and while Ballingarrys approach work was better the United’s it was still Avenue that went the closest with two efforts that flew past both Molloys posts.
The second half was a different story with Ballingarry coming into their own. Geary will be disappointed not to have equalised form point blank after Madigan set up the chance, this just before Mike Molloy got the all-important first Ballingarry goal. A free was awarded for a hand ball and Molloy drove home for 20 yards. It took two more minutes for Ballingarry to forge ahead. A fine flowing move saw Geary cross from left to right where the impressive Lee Madigan headed home form six yards. Tagney missed to seal the deal before Storin made a superb tackle to deny the visitors. Then the goal that sent the tie to extra time.
The first period was just 4 minutes in when Ballingarrys progress to host Douglas Hall was sealed and again it was Mike Molloy who stroked the ball home from the edge of the box. From there to the finish Ballingarry were untroubled and probable should have got another couple however a combination of poor finishing and worsening under foot conditions kept the tally at three.
Team: J Molloy, Tierney, Tagney, Kelly, Storin, Madigan, Quill, Casey, M Molloy, Geary, Lawlor.
Subs: Sheehy, Ruddle, Lynch, Bridgeman, Lynch, Southgate.

Sunday November 10th

Ladies Premier Division – Charleville 3 Ballingarry 0