Yet another blanket cancellation – News Week ending March 4th 2018

The disruption experienced so far this season is unprecedented with yet another blanket call off due to the extraordinary snow fall from Thursday last. However the good news is that from 2019 football will be moving to the calendar year which basically means that the season will start and finish between February and November in the same year.

The format has yet to be decided but what is certain is that kids will no longer be expected to play and train during the winter months. This can only be a positive innovation, one that will insure that the children will have a positive experience of playing football and that playing on better surfaces in better conditions will make for better more skilful players. This only applies to underage football ie under 16 down. After what we have experienced so far this season Calendar Year soccer can’t come fast enough.

Results Week Ending February 25th 2018

Saturday February 24th

U10 Boys Group 1 Dual – Ballingarry 4 AK Utd A 6
U12 Girls Division 2 Ballingarry B 4 (Frawley 4) Shannonside B 1
U12 Girls Cup – Shannonside A 0 Ballingarry A 10 (O’Connor 5, Kenny 3, McNamara 1, Fitzgibbon)
U14 Boys Division 1 – Ballingarry 1 Abbeyfeale Utd A 3
U16 Girls – Broadford Utd 0 Ballingarry 11
Youth Division 2 – Ballingarry 4 (O’Kelly 4) Pallaskenry 1
Ballingarry confirmed themselves as favourites for the title here with a comprehensive defeat of the only other real challengers in the division. Keith O’Kelly enjoyed a famous outing by scoring all four goals for the winners.

Sunday February 25th
Premier Division
– Ballingarry 1 (Joyce) Broadford United 3
Ballingarrys first defeat of the season came about when 10 man Broadford asked serious questions about their title credentials. Ballingarry took the lead after 13 minutes when Seoirse Joyce scored direct from a free just outside the box when Forde was fouled, an offense that saw the defender see red being deemed last man back.
Ballingarry held the lead until the break, Forde had a good chance to double their lead but carried the ball too wide before shooting. However once Broadford equalised there was only going to be one winner as their pace up front caused major problems for the Ballingarry rear guard. Ballingarry will be disappointed but they still occupy second spot and have much to look forward in the sefond half of what so far is a very successful season.
Team: Kenrick, Ahern, Browne, Fitzgerald, Kiely, Clancy, J O’Connor, Ryan, Forde, Smith, Joyce.
Used subs: Hayes, S O Connor, Quaid.

Ladies Premier – Ballingarry 1 (Coughlan) AK Utd 0

Results Week ending February 18th 2018

Saturday February 17th

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

Sunday February 18th

U16 Boys Division 2 – Ballingarry 7 (Southgate 2, Casey, Geary, Molloy, Kelly, Quille) Kilcoman Rovers 0
Desmond Cup Round 1 – Ballingarry v Ferry Rangers (Walkover to Ballingarry)
Desmond Cup Round 1 – Carrig Celtic 5 Ballingarry B 0

Results Week Ending February 11th 2018

Just one game survived the weather, the U16 girls enjoyed a good home win over Kildimo United.

Under 16 Girls Division 1 – Ballingarry 4 Kildimo Utd 0

Results Week ending February 4th 2018 – 12s and 14s exit cup while 16s score 9

Saturday February 3rd

U12 Boys Division 6 – Ballingarry B 1 (Molloy) Kilcolman Rovers B 4
The under 12 boys B team were home to Kilcolman today in the league. They started very brightly and were one up thanks to a Liam Molloy goal in the first half. Kilcolman equalised shortly after that to leave the score at the break 1-1. The second half saw a change and Kilcolman had 3 unanswered goals. Final score 1-4.

U12 Boys Cup – Broadford Utd A 3 Ballingarry A 1 (McMahon)
The under 12 boys had an early start this Saturday away to Broadford in the cup. A very entertaining first have saw the teams going in 0-0. Ballingarry started brightly in the second half and went one up thanks to a Jack McMahon goal. Broadford fought back and levelled against the run of play. They then pushed on to score a further two leaving the final score 3-1. A great performance from Ballingarrys boys today and very unlucky to come away empty handed.

U14 Boys Cup – Ballingarry 0 Granagh 3 AET

U14 Girls Division 1 – Newcastle West Town 0 Ballingarry 6 (McNamara 2, Hayes 2, O’Dwyer 2, Kenny)
Ballingarry got back to winning ways following their defeat in Dublin last day out. This was another fine performance against a physically stronger team but Ballingarrys strength is their sheer footballing ability and this again shone through as they ran up another big score. Missing several starters made little difference as Ballingarry were three up by the break. Another three in the second half made it comfortable.

Youths Division 2 – Ballingarry 4 (Kelly 2, Hayes, Shanagher) Mountcollins 1
Ballingarrys Youths returned to league football and winning ways with a 4-1 victory at home to Mountcollins on Saturday. But even though having the lions share of possession in the first half Ballingarry found themselves down 0-1 at halftime. The visitor’s goal coming from a corner after a rare excursion into the Ballingarry half. The bumpy pitch and strong wind made it difficult to sting passes together but to their credit Shanagher and Quille in the middle of the pitch never resorted to long ball and were determined to try to keep possession when others struggled to do so.
Ballingarrys possession increased even more in the second half and they were rewarded 10 minutes in when Kelly got his first of the day brought about by his own determination dispossessing the Mountcollins defender and firing home his shot from 20 yards. It was Kelly again 10 minutes later scoring his 7th of the season finishing from close range from a Hayes cross from the bye line. Shanaghers 30 yard wind assisted free kick sailed in over the keeper made the points safe on 69 minutes. And Hayes capped off a very good 2nd half performance by scoring his 11th youth goal of the season with a close range strike.

Team: Molloy, Long (capt,) O’Connor, Flynn, Tagney, Shanagher, Quille, Southgate, Mulqueen, Hayes, Kelly. Subs used: Storan, Meade, Fitzgerald and Geary.

Sunday February 4th
U16 Boys Division 2 – Athea Utd 0 Ballingarry 9 (Geary 2, Leahy 2, Southgate, Quille, Madigan, Casey, Kelly)
Ladies Premier Division – Ballingarry 1 (O’Connell) Breska Rvs 1
Junior Division 3 – Ballingarry B v Carrig Celtic B (Walkover To Ballingarry)

Results Week Ending January 28th 2018

Saturday January 27th

Munster Youth Cup Round 4 – St Brendans Park 1 Ballingarry 0

Ballingarrys captivating Munster youth cup run ended on the Astro turf in Tralee last Saturday when the only goal of the game, scored five minutes after the restart sent hosts St Brendans Park into the semis. Ballingarry matched their opponents and even bettered them in the opening half without really carving out an opening. The second half was a little different as Park got the upper hand and although they did enjoy a fair slice of luck with the goal they did deserve to win even if just barely.

However it was an experience that Ballingarry will have enjoyed and one that will surely have whetted their appetite for an assault on the competition next season.

Results Week Ending January 21st 2018

Saturday January 20th

Munster Junior Cup Round 4 – Killarney Celtic 7 Ballingarry 2 (Clancy 2)

Ballingarry were well and truly beaten by a superior team to end their Munster Junior cup run in Killarney. It was respectable at the break with just two goals between the sides indeed Ballingarry had a good chance to score when Clancy could have got on the end of a Denis Kelly cross while Fitzgerald had the ball in the net only to see it ruled out for an infringement.

The second half was a different matter as the high tempo game played on the Astro by the hosts finally got the better of Ballingarry. Dean Clancy reduced the deficit twice first when he rounded the keeper to roll the ball home and then from the spot. But there was to be no reprieve as Celtic ran out easy winners.
Team: Kenrick, Ahern, Browne, Fitzgerald, Kiely, Ryan, Kelly, Clancy, J O’Connor, S O’Connor, Quaid.
Used subs: Forde, Hayes, Gallagher, Smith, Healy.