The club would like to congratulate Nicole McNamara on being selected on the Munster U15 Schools squad again this season and also on the selection as team captain. This is indeed a great honour for the club, her parents, her managers and coaches and of course for the player herself. It had been a fine year for the player as she had already captained her clubs U14 team to league success and the LDS/GL Gaynor squad to success in the Bowl final where she received Player of the Match award from Ireland women’s International player Claire O’Riordan.
Nicole will be hoping to captain the Munster side to success in the Interprovencials which will begin on Friday November 16th at the AUL complex Clonshaugh. The Interprovincial series will be the first step in the process of selecting the FAI Schools International Development squad of 18 players who will compete in the Bob Docherty Cup. The 2018/19 campaign will see the Republic of Ireland Schools select travel to Spain for this season’s Home Nations event. The International series will take place during the Easter break. Best of luck to all involved in particular Ballingarrys Nicole, great achievement for all the players.
Saturday October 20th 2018
U12 Girls Division 1 – Ballingarry A 2 (O’Connor 2) Broadford Utd A 1
Ballingarry came from behind to win 2-1 with both goals coming from Kate O’Connor in the second half.
U12 Girls Division 2 – Glantine 1 Ballingarry B 1 (Frawley)
A superb game saw honours even with Sarah Frawley giving Ballingarry the lead and Glantine getting their goal in the second half.
U14 Boys Division 2 – Kilcolman Rvs 3 Ballingarry A 4 (Lynch, Sheehy, Hanley, McGoey)
U14 Boys Division 3 – Ballingarry B 2 Ferry Rangers 1
Sunday October 21st
FAI Junior Cup Round 3 – Castleisland 1 Ballingarry 0
The first ever meeting of these two clubs produced a decent game which Ballingarry will be disappointed to have lost. The home side probably had the better team but it was Ballingarry that created the chances and had the referee been better positioned he would have awarded Ballingarry a lead goal when Aaron O’Connors shot was parried by the keeper with the ball crossing the line before he recovered.
The home side opened well with O’Grady making a fine save to deny them from a corner. Kevin Laffan cleared off the line as well but the best chance of the game fell to Fitzgerald when he shot straight at the keeper from ten yards. Conor Laffan just lost the control that would have seen through before the break. The second half was even and entertaining with the certainty that one goal would settle the game. It came ten minutes from time. O’Gradys roll to Hanley failed to reach its target, the ball was intercepted and from there the danger increased and ended with the ball in the net.
Team: O’Grady, Hanley; Fitzgerald; Cahill; Kiely; O’Connor; K Laffan; C Laffan; Mulqueen; Flynn; O’Kelly.
Used subs: J O’Connor; Hayes
Saturday, October 13th
FAI Youth Cup Round 1 – Kilorglin 1 Ballingarry 6 (Hayes 2, Sparling, Southgate, O’Kelly, Casey)
Ballingarry totally outplayed their opponents to progress to the second round of the National cup.
U/14 Girls National Cup – Holycross 0 Ballingarry 2 (Kenny 2)
In very wet Saturday conditions the clubs current under 13 girls took part in the under 14 National Cup. Making the journey away to Holycross Tipperary. They started well and were in control for long periods of the first half without creating too many scoring chances in front of goal. Holycross had chances too but were kept out with some fine saves from Kelsey Quinn in goals.
In the second half Ballingarry played the ball around with confidence and knew they would eventually break the deadlock. They were rewarded with a goal 5 minutes into the second half with a Donna Kenny strike. This boosted the girls who then took control. A second Donna Kenny goal followed mid-way through the second half after a great team build up starting at the back and working through midfield. Holycross were kept out late in the game with some great saves from substitute keeper Caoimhe Cunningham. Credit to all the players who played superbly throughout. Many thanks to all who braved the elements and made the trip to support the girls. A special mention to Holycross for a very sporting game and also to thank them for their hospitality. Tea, coffee, a selection of cakes, sandwiches and treats were very welcome.
Sunday, October 14th
Reidy Cup Round 2 – Ballingarry B 4 (Kiely 2, O’Kelly, Smith) KB Utd B 4 aet (5-4 pens)
Tuesday October 2nd
U16 Division 1 – Abbeyfeale Utd 0 Ballingarry 2 (Kelly, Geary)
Saturday, October 6th
U12 Girls Blitz National Finals
The girls did the club proud in finishing 7th from sixteen in the National final on Saturday in Clonshaugh. They finished second in their group to eventual finalists Killarney Celtic who they lost 1-0 against, the only goal they conceded from play during the tournament. A semi final meeting with Mulroy of Donegal in the shield was the reward where they lost out 4-3 on penalties following a 0-0 draw.
Results: Group D
Ballingarry 1 (Fitzgibbon) St Josephs (Dublin) 0
Ballingarry 2 (O’Connor, Kenny) Buncranna Hearts (Donegal) 0
Ballingarry 0 Killarney Celtic (Kerry) 1
Shield Semi Final – Ballingarry 0 Mulroy (Donegal) 0 (3-4 pens)
U/14 Boys Div 3 – Ballingarry B 0 Rathkeale 7
U/16 Girls Div 1 – Askeaton 0 Ballingarry 5 (McNamara 3, Hayes, A O’Keeffe)
Youths Div. 1 – Ballingarry 6 (Kerwin 3, Hayes 2, Meade) Abbeyfeale Utd
Sunday, Oct 7th
Premier Division – Carrig Celtic 4 Ballingarry 2 (C Laffan, Connolly)
A debut goal from both Conor Laffan and Dave Connolly wasn’t enough as Ballingarry lost on their travels to Carrigkerry. The home side took the lead early against the run of play only for Conor Laffan to equalise but two goals in the final two minutes of the half gave Ballingarry a mountain to climb in the second half. In fairness to the visitors they did rally but were again suckered when Celtic scored a fourth against the run of play. The best goal of the game from debutant Dave Connolly proved no more than a consolation.
Team: O’Grady, J O’Connor, Quille, Fitzgerald, Long, Moore, K Laffan, C Laffan, Hanley, Hayes, Southgate.
Used subs: Healy, Connolly, Flynn.
Junior Div 2 – Ballingarry 4 (O’Hanlon 2, K O’Kelly, F Kiely) Knockaderry 5
Saturday, September 29th – U12 Girls National Blitz Regional Finals (Sixmilebridge)
In what has now become almost the norm for Ballingarry they will represent the LDS/GL in the National finals in Dublin after they made it through their regional group finals in Sixmilebridge last Saturday. Ballingarry collected seven points to secure top spot in their group following a draw against Shannon Town, a 2-0 win against Ashling Annacotty and a 1-0 win over Killavilla. All three Ballingarry goals were scored by Donna Kenny.
Ballingarry 0 Shannon Town (CDSL) 0
Ballingarry 2 (Kenny 2) Ashling Annacotty (LDSL)0
Ballingarry 1 (Kenny) Killavilla (NTSL) 0
U/12 Boys Div 2 – Athea Utd 1 Ballingarry A 1 (Forde)
U/12 Boys Div 6 – Ballingarry B 5 (Meehan 2, Moloney, Daly, O’Connor) GB Rvs C 0
MY Cup Rd. 1 – Ballingarry 0 Breska Rovers 0 aet (Ballingarry win 3-0 pens)
Ballingarry dominated for large periods of this game but were unable to find the net, penalties decided Ballingarrys fortune in the finish. They will now travel to Newcastlewest in round two.
Sunday, September 30th
Premier Division – Ballingarry 1 (Moore) Killeaney/Bally Rovers 2
Team: O’Grady, Fitzgerald, Cahill, Long, Hartnett, Quille, Hayes, Meade, Moore, Smith, Healy.
Used subs: O’Kelly, Danvers, Mulqueen.
Reidy Cup – Knockaderry 2 Ballingarry B 3 (O’Kelly 2, Southgate)
Ladies Premier – Charleville 0 Ballingarry 2 (Mulcaire-Shire, Shire)
Saturday, September 22nd
U/12 Girls Division 1 – Rathkeale 1 Ballingarry A 4 (Kenny 2, O’Connor, Fitzgibbon)
Unbelievably this was the first goal conceded by this team in a season and a half (17 ½ games). Still the girls continue on their way to the division 1 title playoff.
U/14 Boys Division 2 – Ballingarry 1 (Moran) Killeaney 2
U/16 Girls Division 1 – Ballingarry 3 (McNamara 3) Askeaton 1
A Nicole McNamara hat-trick was the difference between these two teams.
Sunday September 23rd 2018
Ladies Premier – Ballingarry 4 (O’Gorman 2, Shire 2) Abbeyfeale United 2
Saturday September 15th
U/12 Boys Div 2 – Kilcolman Rvs A 2 Ballingarry A 0
U/12 Boys Div 6 – Ballingarry B 5 (Meehan 2, Bernie, Moloney, Long) Newcastle West Town D 0
U/14 Girls Div 1 – Ballingarry 2 (Hayes 2) Abbeyfeale Utd 0
Two second half goals from Sarah Hayes secured all three points for Ballingarry as the consolidated their top of the table position. This was a most deserving three points as Ballingarry were the better team for the most part of this game.
Sunday September 16th 2018
Premier Div – Rathkeale 4 Ballingarry 1 (Hayes)
Ballingarry were well beaten long before Mark Hayes got Ballingarrys consolation in the last minute.
Division 2 – Balingarry B 1 (O’Kelly) St Itas 3
Ballingarry went 1 up through Keith O’Kelly and could have had more before the visitors took control.
Ballingarry will be confident enough of making progress in some if not all of the cup competitions they entered after their opponents were revealed during the past week. While some of the clubs teams will be familiar with their opponents others won’t. The youths will travel to Kerry to face Killorglin in what will be a first meeting of the clubs in any competition while it’s the same situation for the U14 girls when they travel to Tipperary for their meeting with Hollycross.
The dates for the games have not yet been confirmed.
FAI Youth Cup Rd. 1 Killorglin v Ballingarry.
Munster Junior Cup: Rd. 2 Shauntrade / Kildimo Utd v Ballingarry.
Munster Youth Cup: Rd. 1 Ballingarry v Breska Rovers
WFAI U16 Cup: Rd. 2 NCW T v Ballingarry
WFAI U14 Cup: Rd. 2 Hollycross Tipperary v Ballingarry.
In the FAI Junior cup Ballingarry received a bye to the 3rd round.