Monday March 26th
U12 Boys Division 1 – Broadford Utd A 6 Ballingarry A 0
A much under strength Ballingarry gave a good account of themselves and even dominated the early stages before being finally beaten at Broadford.
Tuesday March 27th
U12 Girls Division 1 – Ballingarry A 1 Abbeyfeale Utd A 0
Ballingarry moved to the top of the table with this 1-0 win against visiting Abbeyfeale United. Lucy Fitzgibbon with the only goal of the game early in the first half secured pole position for the squad with five games remaining.
U13 Boys League Cup – Kildimo Utd 6 Ballingarry 2
U16 Boys Division 2 – Granagh Utd 2 Ballingarry 2
Ballingarry saw a two goal lead slip in controversial fashion as the league title was taken out of their hands at neighbours Granagh United.
Wednesday March 28th
U12 Girls Division 2 – Broadford Utd B 1 Ballingarry B 3 (Frawley 2, Storin)
A brilliant game of football saw Ballingarry pick up all three points.
Thursday March 29th
U14 Boys Division 1 – Ballingarry 0 Kildimo Utd A 2
Friday March 30th
U16 Boys Division 2 – Ballingarry 6 (Leahy 2, Quill 2, Casey, Southgate) Newcastle West Town 2
Saturday March 31st
Youth Division 2 – Pallaskenry 0 Ballingarry 1 (O’Kelly)
Ballingarry were happy to start the 2nd half still on level terms and with a formation change with included switching keeper Kelly to centre forward proved to be a master stroke as Kelly went on to hit the winner on 73 minutes when he latched onto Meads back post cross after the winger had made a brilliant run down the left wing beating 3 Pallas players in the process. Pallas threw everything at the visitors in the last 15 minutes causing one moment of concern when replacement keeper Tagney needed two attempts to deal with a good strike from the Pallas forward. With the league title now in the bag the team and management can focus on a possible league and cup double as they await the winners of Kilcolman Rovers and Granagh United in the league cup semi final.
Team: K Kelly C Tagney A Long C Fitzgerald L Flynn A Shanagher J Quille M Southgate A Meade M Hayes P Gallagher. Subs used: B Mulqueen and K Storin.
Manager Dean Clancy assisted by John Clancy and Gary Shanahan.
U12 Boys Division 1 – Abbeyfeale Utd A 2 Ballingarry A 1
Ballingarry were unlucky to return home empty handed as a string of fine saves by the homew keeper denied the visitors form turning over ahead. Ami Yadav kept United at bay as they started the second half strongly. Ballingarry conceded form a corner mid way through the second. Ballingarry got a deserved equaliser through Jack McMahon and came close to going ahead as they pushed forward. However with just two minutes remaining Abbeyfeale got what proved to be the winning goal.
U12 Boys Division 6 – Ballingarry B 0 Feenagh 0
This was Ballingarry football at its best as the young boys played all the football but just could not find the net.
U15 Boys Cup – Broadford Utd 3 Ballingarry 0
Ballingarry bowed out of the cup at the first hurdle.
Sunday April 1st
Premier Division – Ballingarry 1 (Ahern) Abbeyfeale Utd 0
With seven games remaining Ballingarry find themselves right back in the title race following this fantastic if unlikely win against table toppers Abbeyfeale United. A very under strength Ballingarry weathered the storm that the visitors blew up almost from the off and when the opportunity presented itself they took it gleefully.
For all their effort United hardly created a clear cup chance until five minutes from time. Then when it seemed they must score up popped veteran Mike Ahern with an impossible clearance from under the crossbar after keeper Shanaghan had been lobbed. By then Ballingarry were a goal to the good and what a strike it was. Ballingarry were a awarded a free twenty five yards out, down the right. Ahern stepped up to send a sensational effort to the far corner of the net. The strike was worthy of the 11 man celebration that it triggered.
United had been warned. Dean Clancy had already brought a fine save from Quirke while Mark Hayes should really have scored from the spill. Ahern went close when his corner was a foot away from the net while Hayes had threatened in the first half. All this before the Ballingarry winner.
Ballingarry are the first club to inflict defeat on Abbeyfeale this season and with seven games to go and just four points behind surely if there is a will in the Ballingarry management and players they will find a way.
Team: Shanaghan, Ahern, Fitz, Cahill, O’Grady, Clancy, Moore, Kiely, Hayes, P Ryan, Browne.
Sub Used: Hartnett.
Division 3 – Carrig Celtic B 0 Ballingarry B 2 (Walsh 2)
Ladies Desmond Cup – Ballingarry 1 (Condron) Rathkeale 0