Saturday April 9th
Under 12 Division 1 – Killeaney 1 Ballingarry A
Under 12 Division 4 – Ballingarry B 2 NCW B 0
A fine performance delivered a fine win for Ballingarry with every player putting on a good show. Few chances during the opening period saw the sides change over scoreless. An unfortunate illness meant that after a fine first half Jack Mullane was unable to resume for the second half but the lads rallied to take the lead through a great finish from Adam Picard after great play by Finlay Parabat. With Kellegher and O’Sullivan enjoying fine games and Sheehy and O’Donoghue controlling the middle allowing Cathal McMahon to roam forward at will. Ballingarrys second came from one of these fine runs when O’Kellys hard work won the ball at mid field, he released Parabat who in turn set McMahon up to score but he was fouled in the box and he took and scored the resultant spot kick himself. NCW tried hard to respond but with Dylan Picard and Van Mechelen in outstanding form protecting keeper Canning there was little threat. Begley, Murphy and Adam Picard also played their part in an important win.
Under 14 Girls Division 1 – Ballingarry 0 NCW 6
Under 15 Division 1 – NCW 1 Ballingarry 1
Sunday April 10th
Premier Division – Ballingarry 3 (Forde, Kiely pen, D Clancy) NCW 0
In woeful weather conditions Ballingarry gave a marvelous performance to claim 3 invaluable points at the expense on visiting NCW. Kevin Forde gave Ballingarry the perfect start inside the opening minute when he drove to the net from close range. Francis Kiely doubled the lead on twenty minutes from the spot after Darragh O’Grady was fouled, an act that saw NCW reduced to 10. Both Forde and O’Grady fluffed glorious opportunities to put the game beyond doubt before the break as with the elements at their back in the second half NCW would feel confident of scoring.
Kenrick produced two wonder saves to maintain Ballingarrys two goal advantage and while NCW threw everything at the winners they were exposed at the back. O’Grady, Forde, Kiely and both Clancys missed chances to extend Ballingarrys lead and it wasn’t until the final minute that Ballingarry got their third when Dean Clancy shot across the keeper.
The weather conditions during the ninety minutes turned this game into a battle and battles are won by warriers, Ballingarry had 12 on the day.
Team: Kenrick, N Clancy, Healy, Fitzgerald, Cahill, O’Grady, Corrigan, Kiely (Shanahan), D Clancy, Forde, O’Kelly.