Results Week Ending November 12th 2017

Weather Spoils Weekend Football

The weather proved a spoilsport when it canme to domestic football with all games with the exception of National cup games being postponed.

U16 Boys National Cup Round 3 – Ballingarry 0 Charleville 6
Ballingarry found the visiting Cork side too strong and were well beaten.

Youth Inter League Group 3 – Cork Youth League 4 Limerick Desmond League 0
All five Ballingarry players on the squad got game time against one of the competitions favourites. Pa Gallagher, Sean O’Connor, Mark Hayes, Adam Long while Adam Shanagher captained the side.

Sunday November 12th

U14 Girls National Cup – Ballingarry 9 (McNamara 4, Hayes, O’Dwyer 2, A O’Keeffe 2) Ballymackey 0
Superb Ballingarry were far too strong for the North Tipperary visitors as they strolled into the last 16 of the National cup.


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Ladies Premier Division – Charleville 1 Ballingarry 0.
Team: Murphy, Moynihan, Mulciare, Crotty, Lenihan, E Hickey, Shire, F Hickey, Mullane, Coughlan, Noonan,
Used subs: O’Connell, Anderson

FAI Junior Cup Round 3 – Shannon Town v Ballingarry (off due to unplayable pitch)

Results Week Ending November 5th 2017

Saturday November 4th

U10 Girls – Broadford Utd v Ballingarry
This game ended a draw.

U12 Boys Division 1 – Ballingarry A 0 GB Rovers A 6

An early Saturday morning start proved to be a difficult encounter against a strong GB side. After going 1 down early in the first half Balingarry were unlucky not to score at the other end. Instead GB capitalised on a defensive error to go 2 up. Another GB goal before half time made it 3-0 at the break. In an effort to salvage something from the game Ballingarry pushed forward in the second half. Unfortunately GB were too strong on the day and the game finished 6-0. Despite the scoreline Ballingarry fought hard for the full hour and for that alone deserve credit.

U12 Boys Division 6 – Feenagh B 3 Ballingarry B 0
Ballingarry went one down in the first minute from a penalty. From here on Ballingarry fought hard and enjoyed the majority of the play. A Ben Daly free seemed to cross the line but was not awarded. Feenagh scored a second against the run of play to go 2 up by half-time. They got their third early in the second half. The crossbar denied Ballingarry twice while the home keeper was also on song. Ballingarry will be disappointed not to have gotten something from the game.

U14 Girls Division 1 – Askeaton 0 Ballingarry 9 (Hayes 4, O’Dwyer 2, McNamara, Walsh, O’Keeffe)
Another high scoring performance from the girls as the enjoyed the perfect preparation for their National cup fixture next Sunday. Ballingarry were 6-0 up by the break adding 3 more in the second half as they totally dominated from start to finish.

U15 Boys National Cup – Aisling v Ballingarry (W/O to Ashling)
Munster Youth Cup Round 2 – Shauntrade 0 Ballingarry 1 (Shanagher)
Ballingarry had to dig deep to book a place in the 3rd round on the Munster youth cup against a spirited Shauntrade on Saturday. This was Ballingarrys toughest game to date but they stuck to their system of play of fine passing football despite underfoot conditions deteriorating as the game wore on. It took a second half free from Adam Shanagher to settle the game when he shot to the roof of the net after Mark Hayes was fouled on the edge of the box. Despite Ballingarrys domination clear cut chances were at a premium. One of those fell to Pa Gallagher deep in the second half but the keeper saved. Ballingarry expertly manager the game to protect their narrow lead with Long faultless at the back and Shanagher playing his best game so far. Ballingarry will now face AK United for a place in the open draw.
Team: Molloy, Storin, Long, S O’Connor, Mulqueen, Kelly, Shanagher, Quille, Southgate, Hayes.
Used subs: J O’Connor, Geary.

Sunday November 5th

Premier Division – NCW Rvs 1 Ballingarry 2 (Healy, Kiely)
Ballingarry went one point clear at the top of the Premier thanks to this hard fought victory against a good NCW Rovers side on Sunday. In fairness a draw would have been a fair result as both sides enjoyed periods of dominance creating chances that could have won the game for either. As it was it was Ballingarry who took their chances, throw in a superb save from Kenrick and Ballingarry take over at the top from Abbeyfeale United all be it with one game more played.

Pa Healy got the perfect opening for the winners when his cross come shot ended in the top corner after just ten minutes. Ballingarry had a goal disallowed for offside before Rovers equalised before the break. The second half could have went either way with both sides missing clear chances before Francis Kiely headed home the winner from a scramble fifteen minutes from time.
Team: Kenrick; Cahill, O’Connor, Ahern, Fitzgerald, Clancy, S O’Connor, Kiely, Smith, Healy, Ryan.
Used Subs: Quaid, Forde, Brown, A O’Connor, Kelly.

Hogan Cup Round 1 – Ballingarry B 1 (O’Grady pen) NCW Rvs B 2
Team: Kelly, B Fitzgerald, Lenihan, E Cahill, J O’Grady, Hartnett, O’Keeffe, Kennedy, M Clancy, J O’Kelly, K O’Kelly.
Used subs: Walsh, Long, Mulqueen, M O’Kelly.

Ladies Premier Division – Abbeyfeale United 0 Ballingarry 1 (Noonan)

Draw Results

The clubs underage fundraising draw was held in the clubhouse on Monday last October 30th. The results are:

1st Prize – Two Premium level tickets and one night B&B for World Cup 2018 Playoff Ireland v Denmark. Winner Denis Galvin. Promoter Anthony McMahon.

2nd Prize – 4 tickets for FAI Senior cup final Cork City v Dundalk FC.Winner Ian Sheehy. Promoter John Clancy.

3rd Prize – Rep of Ireland jersey. Winner Josh O’Connor. Promoter Aaron O’Connor.

The club would like to thank all those who promoted the draw and all who supported.

Results Week Ending October 29th 2017

Ballingarry girls selected on Munster schools squad.

Congratulations to Anna Mullane, Ciara Houlihan & Nicole McNamara who have made the U15 Munster schools panel 2017. They will be part of the squad that will compete in inter-provisional tournament at the AUL complex in Dublin on the 17th, 18th & 19th of November. This competition will also act as a trial for the U15 schools National team.

They came through 5 trials which began with 60 players and are now on the final panel of 17. A wonderful achievement for the 3 girls that have come through the Ballingarry ranks from U10. The club wishes them every success during competition in November. 

Murphy makes senior debut.

In what was another first for the club last weekend Alan Murphy made his senior debut in Irish football when he played the full 90 in Limerick FCs defeat at Shamrock Rovers on Friday November 27th 2017. Alan played underage for Ballingarry during season 2011-12 when he captained the U14s to cup success in a game he was voted man of the match. He also featured for the club in the U15 cup final that season. He becomes the first former Ballingarry player to play in the League of Ireland. The club would like to congratulate Alan on a marvellous achievement and wish him every success in what we hope is a successful career.

Saturday October 28th

U8 Girls – Ballingarry v Newcastle West Town
Ballingarry lost here.

U14 Boys Division 1 – Newcastle West A 8 Ballingarry 2 (Sheehy, OG)
U16 Girls – Ballingarry 8 (English 3, Cagney, O’Connor, Lynch, Houlihan M O’Connor) Shannonside 2
Youth Division 2 – Kilcolman Rvs 1 Ballingarry 5 (Hayes 2, S O’Connor, Southgate, Gallagher)
Ballingarry maintained their 100% start to the season with this comfortable win against Kilcolman Rovers in Ardagh last Saturday. Goals from Sean O’Connor, Southgate, Pa Gallagher and two from Mark Hayes, one in either half was ample to take all three points and keep their title winning ambitions firmly on track.

Up 4-1 at the break meant that the second half was academic. Ballingarry did become complaceent leading to some wastefulness in front of goal during the second 45. Casey replaced O’Connor 15 minutes in to the second half and looked impressive with another fine performance from Josh Quill leading one to believe he is a great prospect for the future.
Team: Molloy, Flynn, Long, Mulqueen, Southgate, Quill, O’Connor, Gallagher, Hayes, Kelly.
Uses Subs: Casey, Geary.

Sunday October 29th
Munster Junior Cup Round 2
Ballngarry 2 (Smith, Forde) Abbeyfeale United 1
Ballingarry continued to impress with this highly creditable Munster Junior cup win against visiting Abbeyfeale United on Sunday last. While United enjoyed the lions share of possession it was Ballingarry who created the chances and with the exception on the penalty that brought Abbey back into the game early in the second half I cant remember one save from Kenrick.
Ballingarry went ahead early in the first when Smith sprung the offside and ran clear to score at the near post. A disallowed goal for Ballingarry preceded their second when Forde got in at the near post to maintain his highly productive start to the campaign, this was his eight goal since September, with a beautiful flicked finish from Healys cross.
2-0 at the break was a comfortable cushion for the home side but that changed early in the second half when Healys handball saw United score from the spot.
The visitors pressed hard but this Ballingarry defence have come on in leaps and bounds this season and while United threw men forward Ballingarry were always dangerous on the break. Sean O’Connor should have made more of two glorious chances while Clancy also missed a good chance.
Ballingarry will now host NCW Rovers in the third round.
Team: Kenrick; Healy; Ahern; Fitzgerald; N Cahill; Clancy; S O’Connor; J O’Connor; Smith; Forde; Ryan.
Used Subs: Gallagher, Hayes, A O’Connor, E Cahill

Monday October 30th

U12 Girls – Rathkeale 5 Ballingarry B 1 (Storin)
An understrength Ballingarry were beaten in Rathkeale where Bethan Storin scored for the fifth game running and Caoimhe Cunningham in goal was again outstanding.

U12 Boys Division 6 – Askeaton B 0 Ballingarry B 2 (Magner, Daly)
An early start in Askeaton didn’t hamper Ballingarry as they recorded a fine 2-0 win against the locals. Ballingarry started brightly enjoying the lions share of possession in the opening half but for all their good work they couldn’t find a break through.
The second began as the first ended with Ballingarry pressing hard for the opener. Their endeavour finally paid off with a superb finish from Daniel Magner. Ballingarry, playing a lovely style of passing football were justly rewarded when a second was added from a strike from Ben Daly. It would have been more but for some fine goalkeeping from the home keeper.

U13 Boys League Cup – Ballingarry 6 (J O’Connor 3, McMahon 2, Mullane) Carrig Celtic 1
U16 Boys Cup – Kilcolman Rovers 0 Ballingarry 7 (Southgate, Leahy, Casey, Storin, Quille, Grary, OG)

Results Week Ending October 22nd 2017

Sunday October 22nd

FAI Junior Cup Round 3 – Coole FC (CDSL) 1 Ballingarry 2 AET (Clancy, Ahern)
The first ever meeting of these two clubs went Ballingarrys way as they progressed to the 4th round of the National competition. Ballingarrys unbeaten start to the season continued in Gort last Sunday courtesy of this 2-1 extra time victory. In truth the boys in Green and Gold will not be flattered by this result as they were the better side throughout. Despite this they did fall behind against the run of play to a 13th minute strike from Cooles right winger who found himself behind the Ballingarry defence to hit an unstoppable shot high past Kenrick in the visitors goal. Ballingarry continued to dominate without really troubling the Coole and CDSL Oscar Traynor keeper.
It wasn’t until the 78th minute when Ballingarry were rewarded for what was one way second half traffic when Ahern was upended in the box following one of his many forward surges and Dean Clancy converted the resulting spot kick. Hayes, Gallagher and Kiely will all be disappointed not to have put the tie to bed in normal time with decent chances spurned by each.

The winner finally came midway through the first period of extra time when Ahern volleyed home from a corner. Ballingarry saw out the remainder of the game with just one real scare when Ryan had to clear off the line.
Team: Kenrick, N Cahill, Fitzgerald, Hartnett, Ahern, Smith, S O’Connor, Healy, Kiely, Clancy, Forde.
Used subs: Ryan, Gallagher, Hayes, A O’Connor, O’Grady.

All other games featuring the clubs teams were postponed due to the weather.

Results Week Ending October 15th 2017

Saturday October 14th

U8 Girls – Ballingarry v Kildimo Utd
Kildimo United enjoyed a win here.

U12 Girls Division 2 – Ballingarry B 1 (Storin) Broadford Utd B 2
A very good close game saw Ballingarry lose out by the odd goal in three. Bethan Storin was on the mark again for Ballingarry while Caoimhe Cunningham in goal for Ballingarry saved a penalty.

U14 Boys National Cup Round 2 – Charleville 7 Ballingarry 1 (McGoey)
As the score line suggests Ballingarry were up against formidable opponents in the National cup with Cian McGoeys goal proving to be just a consolation.

Sunday October 15th

U10 Boys Group 1 Dual – Broadford Utd A v Ballingarry
A win for Broadford here.

U14 Girls National Cup Round 1 – Ballingarry 2 (O’Dwyer, McNamara) Abbeyfeale Utd 1
Ballingarry came through a tight game to progress to the second round of the National cup at the expense of visiting Abbeyfeale United. The sides were level at the break thanks to a Nicole O’Dwyer strike. The second half was just as even but with time ebbing by up popped Nicole McNamara to score what proved to be the winner.

Reidy Cup Round 1 – Ballingarry B 4 (Forde 2, Moore, O’Kelly) NCW 5 aet

The Flag in Cardiff

The famous Ballingarry Flag was on it travels again when it appeared in Cardiff for the epic World Cup 2018 Qualifier v Wales on October 9th last. More photos here…