Results Week ending April 14th 2019 – Ladies retain Title – 14s Girls off to Flyer – 16s win again

Monday April 8th

U14 Girls Div. 1 – Ballingarry 7 (Lawlee 3, O’Connor 2, Kenny 2) Kilcolman Rvs 0
On Monday evening Ballingarrys under 14 girls had their first league outing at home to Kilcolman. While starting brightly the visiting defence and keeper were in fine form and at kept the homeside at bay for long periods of the first half. Eventually Ballingarry broke the deadlock with a fine goal from Katie Lawlee. They went in 3 up at the break with another from Lawlee & one for Kate O’Connor. The second half saw a second for O’Connor and 2 from Donna Kenny while Lawlee found the net in the closing minutes to complete her hat trick.

Thursday April 11th

U/16 Boys Div 1 – Ballingarry 6 Kilcolman 1

Saturday April 13th

U12 Girls Division 2 – Kilcolman Rvs 1 Ballingarry B 6

Sunday April 14th

Ladies Premier – Kilcolman Rvs 0 Ballingarry 7 (Noonan 2, Coughlan 2, Kelly, E Noonan, OG)

Ballingarrys Ladies retained the Premier division title in style rounding off their league programme with a massive 7-0 win at Kilcolman. This is their 6th top flight title in all and continues their remarkable achievement of winning a trophy every season since the league was formed. Congratulations to Aidan Lynch and his squad of players.

Results Week ending April 7th 2019 – Ladies just one point from title

Tuesday April 2nd

U14 Division 2 – Broadford 2 Ballingarry 2 (Mullane, Kelliher)
                 
Well done to the lads last night on their performance on a bitter cold evening in Broadford.

Following a good start Ballingarry took the lead after 10 minutes with a fantastic individual goal from Billy Kelliher beating the keeper with a great shot into the top corner of the net. It remained 1 nil to half time even though the visitors created some good chances and were unlucky not to score. 

In the second half Broadford were more competitive and were rewarded with a deserved equaliser shortly after the break. It was a very close hard fought game from there on until Cathal McMahon hit the post and Jack Mullane finished the rebound to the net to make it 2.1 with 10 minutes left to play. Unfortunately a dubious refereeing decision with time almost up led to their equaliser and deprived Ballingarry of the win. 

A good all round performance with a special mention to Ballingarrys subs for waiting patiently on the side line in the bitter cold for their chance to play.

Thursday April 4th

U/16 Boys Div 1 – Ballingarry 6 (Geary 3, Bridgeman, Kelly, Moran) Shannonside 2

Sunday April 7th

Premier Division – Ballingarry 2 (A O’Connor, Singh) Rathkeale 3
A stirring second half performance that saw Ballingarry cancel out a 2-0 half time deficit wasn’t enough as Rathkeale found a third late on to secure the points. Aaron O’Connor and a first junior goal for Dylan Singh had seen Ballingarry look good for a point until that late strike.
Team: O’Kelly, J O’Connor, Fitzgerald, Flynn, Long, Smith, C Laffan, Forde. Hayes, Singh, A O’Connor.
Used subs: O’Kelly, Healy, Clancy.

Ladies Premier – Ballingarry 2 (Kelly, Shire) Breska Rvs 1
Ballingarry need just one more point from their last game to retain the Premier division title.

Nicole added to 16s squad

Congratulations to Nicole McNamara who was last week added to the Republic of Irelands Womens U16 squad to travel to Belgium where they will play two friendly fixtures against the hosts. Nicole will travel out on April 4th next and return on April 8th.

The club as always wish Nicole every success and hope she adds to the U15 cap she has already won against Northern Ireland.

Results Week ending March 24th 2019 – Youths reach league cup final – Juniors bow out of cup.

Sat March 23rd.

Youth Div 1 League Cup Semi final – Askeaton 0 Ballingarry 1 (Singh)

A late Dylan Singh goal saw Ballingarry through to the Division 1 league cup final where they will face Broadford United.

U12 Boys Div. 1 – Ballingarry A 1 (Meehan) Abbeyfeale 1

On Saturday 23rd March the U12 Boys were at home to Abbeyfeale United. The opposition started strongly putting pressure on the home back line. This didn’t last as Ballingarry took control and dominated large periods of the first half without creating any clear cut chances.

The second half started in the same vein and the home side were rewarded with a goal after just two minutes from James Meehan. The quality of football being played was a joy to watch and appreciated by all the spectators. While Ballingarry created more chances they were unable to finish in the net due to in part some fine saves by the opposition keeper.

Credit to Abbeyfeale who never gave up and got the equaliser with the last kick of the game to leave Ballingarry very disappointed boys after a tremendous display of football.

U12 Boys Div. 4 – Ballingarry B 2 (OG, Bernie) Granagh Utd 1
 
The B team were in action straight after the A game. This time at home to local rivals Granagh United. In an even affair they found themselves 1 down after a converted free kick just outside the box. This setback spurred the Ballingarry lads into action and they were on top for the remainder of the first half with their superiority rewarded with a goal before the break from a corner which was deflected into the net.

The second half was even enough but overall Ballingarry were slightly the stronger side and got the deserved winner from a late Billy Bernie strike with only minutes left on the clock

Sunday March 24th.

Desmond Cup Rd. 2 – Broadford Utd 1 Ballingarry 0

A second half strike saw Ballingarry bow out of the Desmond cup at Broadford.
Team: O’Grady, Healy, Fitz, Quinlivan, Flynn, Moore, Forde, J O’Connor, A O’Connor, Smith, Laffan.
Used Subs: O’Kelly, Quille, Ling, Cahill.

Results March 18th 2019

Monday March 18th

U/12 Boys Division 1 – Ballingarry 4 (McMahon, Molloy, Magner, Meehan) Breska Rvs 0

On this bank holiday Monday the boys under 12 A team had an early 10am start against Breska Rovers. Starting very brightly they were in control for large periods of the first half taking the lead after 4 minutes following a great run and finish by Jack McMahon. A free kick after some trickery by Kieran Long just outside the box was spilled by the keeper with Liam Molloy first to react to make it 2 nil. Breska threatened a few times but the home defence were on top with Thomas Moran and David Moloney in great form. On 22 minutes Daniel Magner got on the end of a corner to leave it 3-0 at the break.

The second half started in similar fashion to the first with Ballingarrys boys picking up the pace. They knew that they would need to keep their concentration as Breska would come out strong looking for the goals that would see them back in the game. Cillian McMahon kept things going in midfield to ensure Ballingarry stayed focused. James Meehan scored on 31 mins after some fine work down the left by Cathal Markham. Credit to Breska who never gave up and created some chances where Milo Kane in goal was called into action. Up front Rudi Picha ensured the Breska defense didnt get ant time to rest with constant pressure.

Results Week ending March 10th 2019 – Blanket call off Sunday

All junior games both men and ladies were postponed on Sunday due to weather warning.

Saturday March 9th

U/12 Boys Div 1 – Granagh Utd A 1 Ballingarry A 1 (McMahon)
U/12 Boys Div 4 – Abbeyfeale Utd B 2 Ballingarry B 0
U/16 Boys Div 1 – Newcastle West Town 4 Ballingarry 1 (Geary)

Sunday March 10th

Desmond Cup Rd 2 – Broadford Utd v Ballingarry off

Results Week ending March 3rd 2019 – Nicole stars for Girls in Green While WFAI needs to look in the mirror.

Congratulations to Nicole McNamara who made her debut for the Republic of Ireland on Saturday against Northern Ireland and received the Player of the Match award for her performance at centre half. Nicole has played all her underage football for Ballingarry and needless to say the club is immensely proud to see another player from the club join the increasing number of players to don the Green of Ireland.

It’s off to Spain now at Easter for Nicole as Ireland compete in the Bob Doherty cup against England, Scotland, Wales and Gibraltar.

Saturday March 2nd

WFAI U16 Girls National Cup Semi Final – Hanover Harps (Carlow) 7 Ballingarry 0

Ballingarry can hold their heads high in defeat in full knowledge that the fact that this game went ahead at all made a mockery of the National cup competition and brings into question the commitment of the FAI towards promoting women’s football at all.

The notion that Ballingarry were forced to play a game of such importance without one of the best eleven players in Ireland, who was on International duty and winning the Player of the Match award at the very same time as this National cup semi-final was being staged leaves one speechless. Would it have happened in any other code? Doubtful.
Ballingarry made every effort possible to have this game rescheduled but every road traveled proved a cul-de-sac.
Ballingarry were brave throughout and as always did the club proud but without the services of Nicole McNamara, Anna Mullane and Siofra Walsh all big players for the club it enabled make a good team, with 12 Gaynor cup players, look like world beaters.

What was a truly memorable cup adventure ended on a sour note.

U/14 Boys Div 2 – Ballingarry 5 (Mullane 3, Lenihan, Clancy) Athea Utd 0
Youth Division 1 – Ballingarry 0 Broadford United 1
A goal in the fourth minute of added time saw Ballingarry hopes of winning the league disappear as Broadford United claimed the title.

Sunday March 3rd

U/12 Girls Div 1 – Abbeyfeale Utd 0 Ballingarry A 2 (O’Dwyer, Russell)

Congratulations to Colaiste na Trocaire U15 1st and 2nd year team on their Munster Final success last Friday in Newport where they beat Presentation Secondary School Thurles.

Trailing 1-0 with ten minutes remaining they first drew level through an Abbie Clancy header before Nicole McNamara with a twenty yard free kick won the game in the final minute. The entire eleven players used during the game are all Ballingarry AFC players.