Results Week Ending September 10th 2017

Tuesday September 5th

U16 Division 2 – NCW Town B 0 Ballingarry 7 (Geary 2, Quill, Madigan, Tagney, Casey, Southgate)
U12 Girls Division 1 – Abbeyfeale United 0 Ballingarry A 7 (K O’Connor 2, R O’Connor 2, Kenny, Long)
A superb performance form the girls in Abbeyfeale saw them record a super win.

Wednesday September 6th

U12 Girls Division 2 – Askeaton 0 Ballingarry B 1(Storin)

Thursday September 7th

U14 Boys Division 1 – Broadford Utd 1 Ballingarry 1 (E O’Connor)

Friday September 8th

U12 Boys Division 1 – NCW Town A 3 Ballingarry A 7 (Forde 4, Walsh 2, J McMahon)
The U12 boys A team opened their season with a short trip to NCW on Friday evening last play newly formed NCW Town. They started brightly and went 1 up after a couple of minutes. The totally dominated the half going in at the break 6-1 ahead. The second period told a different story as the home side come out fighting. The Ballingarry lads had to work hard to defend their lead and ran out easy 7-3 winners. A truly magnificent first half performance form Ballingarry in which they scored 6 goals paved the way for this massive win in Newcastlewest.

Saturday September 9th

U8 Boys – GB Rvs 5 Ballingarry 3 (D O’Connor 2, S Grimes)
U10 Girls – Ballingarry 2 (Carey, Morrissey) Abbeyfeale United 7
U12 Boys Division 6 – Ballingarry B 2 (Long, Bernie) AK Utd C 1
The U12 B team began their campaign at home to AK United on Saturday evening last. While they started well they were unlucky to go a goal down early in the first half. Despite this set back the stayed composed and continued to play neat controlled football. Their play rewarded with two well taken first half goals from Kieran Long and Billy Bernie. The second half while very entertaining didn’t produce any further goals.

U14 Girls Division 1 – Kilcolman Rovers 0 Ballingarry 13
Ballingarry were far too strong for their opponents as the score line suggests. Nicole O’Dwyer, Nicole McNamara, Shannon Carey, Amy O’Keeffe, and Siofa Walsh were on the score sheet.

Youths Division 2 – Ballingarry 5 (Hayes 2, O’Connor 2, Gallagher) Ferry Rangers 0
Pa Gallagher got the ball rolling after just two minutes before Sean O’Connor added two more before the break. Mark Hayes added another brace in the second half to round off the rout.

Sunday September 10th

Premier Division – Rathkeale 0 Ballingarry 0
Ballingarry maintained their unbeaten start to the season with this highly creditable draw at Rathkeale. The club will be well pleased with their fine start as having argueably visited the two most difficult venues and returned with a point on each occasion – reigning champions Rathkeale and reigning Munster Champions trophy champions Abbeyfeale United on the opening day. And it could have been so much better for Ballingarry as they spurned two glorious chances in the first half that could have secured an even better result. However it can only get easier for Ballingarry from here on in with much to look forward to.
Team: Kenrick; Hartnett; Fitzgerald; Cahill; Kiely; Clancy; Hayes; Ahern; Healy; Smith; O’Connor.
Used subs: A O’Connor; Forde; O’Grady; E Cahill.

Division 3 – Ballingarry B 6 (K O’Kelly 3, Walsh, J O’Kelly, O’Grady) Athea Utd B 3
Keith O’Kellys first hat-trick for the club paved the way for this impressive win at home to Atheas second string Sunday last. John O’Grady, James O’Kelly and John Walsh were also on the score sheet.

Munster Cup Draws Made

The Munster Junior and Youth cup draws were made last evening in Cork. The Juniors were drawn at home to Shannonside FC with the winners at home to the winners of Abbeyfeale United/St Itas or Kildimo United.

In the youths Ballingarry were drawn away to Shauntrade with the winners to face AK United/NCW Town or Granagh United for a place in the open draw.

The first round games will be played on October 15th while the youths will play on November 4th.

National Cup Draws Made

The National Cup draws have been made with Ballingarry entered into the competitions from Under 13 up to Under 16. The girls draw in which Ballingarry have entered an Under 14 team has not yet been revealed.

The draws are:

U16 National Cup – Rd. 1 Balingarry v Castle United w/d
Rd. 2 Ballingarry v Shinrone Utd (NTSL)

Under 15 National Cup – Rd. 2 Killarney Athletic (KDSL) v Ballingarry

Under 14 National Cup – Rd. 1 Ballingarry v Carew Park (LDSL)

Under 13 National Cup – Rd. 1 Bridge Celtic (CDSL) v Ballingarry.

Round 1 is fixed for weekending September 16 and 17.

In the FAI Junior cup Ballingarry have been drawn at home to Bridge United of Clare.

Results Week Ending September 3rd 2017

Saturday September 2nd

Youth Division 2 – Mountcollins 2 Ballingarry 3 (O’Connor, Hayes, Gallagher)
Saturday saw the youths collect all three points at Mountcollins with Mark Hayes, Josh O’Connor and Pa Gallagher on the score sheet in the 3-2 win.

Under 14 Division 1 – Ballingarry 0 Granagh United 6

Sunday September 3rd

Premier Division – Ballingarry 3 (F Kiely 2, Hayes) Granagh United 2
A cracking derby that saw Ballingarry snatch all three points from what appeared at one point to be an impossible position. The visitors raced into a two goal lead and had a penalty saved before Francis Kiely put Ballingarry right back in it just before the break. A second from Kiely had United reeling before a glorious winner from substitute Mark Hayes secured all three points for Ballingarry.

Division 3 – Broadford United B 8 Ballingary B 2 (Walsh, O’Connor)
U13 League Cup – Ak United 3 Ballingarry 2 (A Picard, Lenihan)
A good game in which Ballingarry deserved a point but just could not get an opening for a third.

U12 Girls Division 1 – Ballingarry 5 (McNamara 2, Clancy 2, O’Dwyer) Askeaton 0
Ballingarry U14 girls began their league season on Sunday with a home fixture versus old foes Askeaton.

We started on the front foot and quickly settled into our passing game, and after missing a few presentable chances
early on, we deservedly hit the front on 20 minutes when Nicole Mc scored with a trademark run and finish. We had
further efforts on target from Nicole O’Dwyer and Sarah Hayes and probably should have scored following a goalmouth
scramble after Sarahs corner caused chaos in the Askeaton box. Nicole Mc made it 2 just before half time, a just reward for a tireless running performance from midfield working tirelessly with her were Emily, Aimee & Nessa giving the opposition no time to settle on the ball, back line were solid linking with each other effortlessly.

Into the second half we brought in some of our subs and our domination of the game continued, with Kayleigh and Abbie Clancy in particular having a big impact. Abbie added 2 very well taken goals and Nicole O’Dwyer rounded off the scoring with a deserved goal after a hardworking shift up front. Final score Ballingarry 5 Askeaton 0

This was a very promising start for the girls, especially some of the girls making the step up from 12s, they settled in seamlessly into the team and used the ball very well all game. Its great to see the players comfortable in possession and willing to take responsibility to get on the ball too.

Thanks to Askeaton for a very sporting game, referee Sean Hartnett hardly had to blow for a foul all game, credit to both teams.

Team: Ciara Houlihan, Abbie O’Shea, Emily Flynn, Laura McMahon, Sarah Lynch, Nessa Markham,
Nicole McNamara, Emily Murphy, Aimee O’Keeffe, Sarah Hayes, Nicole O’Dwyer. Subs used: Kayleigh Toomey,
Abbie Clancy, Keelin Madigan, Shannon Carey. 

16s Get Season Rolling

The club got their new season underway on August 26th last when the under 16 side recorded a superb 0-6 win at Kilcolman Rovers, this was followed on Sunday when the B team secured a point thanks to a 0-0 draw with Carrig Celtic B. On Tuesday August 30th the 16s played their second game but lost at home to Granagh United with Josh Quill on the score sheet in the 2-1 defeat.

On Wednesday the A team kicked off their season with a 0-0 draw at Abbeyfeale United.

Phoenix Gets International Trial

Phoenix Mulcair-ShireBallingarrys Phoenix Mulcaire-Shire has been called up by the Ireland Under 17 manager for international trials on Monday next August 21st. 27 players in all will attend the trials at the AUL Complex Clonshaugh where head coach Sharon Boyle and her team will conduct proceedings.

It is a great honour for a player to be selected to play for their country at any level and of course for their club as well. All in Ballingarry AFC wish Phoenix every success and good luck on Monday and we sincerley hope she joins the growing number of Ballingarry players who have worn the green of Ireland.

Team Managers 2017/18 Contact details

Contact details on all junior and underage team managers for the coming season 2017/18 are available now on the contact page, click here.