The management committee of Ballingarry AFC would like to wish all involved with the club a joyful Christmas and a happy and successful 2017.
Saturday December 17th
U12 Boys Division 2 – Ballingarry 3 (Parabat, Walsh, Forde) Shannonside A 0
Well done to the lads today they were all on top form and ran out comfortable winners on a cold bright morning in Ballingarry.
From the start of this encounter Ballingarry took control with a fast tempo and a high pressure game which gave the opposition little chance of getting a result. Ballingarry were a little more controlled playing the ball around really well and had a good few shots on goal but the keeper and a good defensive effort from Shannonside kept the score at 0-0 until 10 minutes from half time when Finlay came up with a fine finish after a poor kick out making it 1-0 at the break.
The second half started the same as the first and the homeside scored a second after a good back to front move and when a cross from Adam Picard wasn’t cleared by the defence, Walsh was on hand to rifle his shot to the net for 2-0. The third goal was a great individual effort from Jamie Forde when after a good run down the wing he dispatched a fine left foot shot into the far corner of the net for 3-0.
Shannonside did have a few chances but a solid defence of Lewis Michael and Dylan Picard as well as subs Ciarian and Jim meant Sam had little to do in goal but was quickly off his line when needed. The midfield of Finlay, Jack and Cathal were in total control and are a fine unit backed up by sub Declan with his excellent control and shooting. The front two of Billy and Adam provided the platform for the win with their high pressure tackling and willing runs with subs Ronan and Jamie playing their part when they came on.
Message from the manager: Well done everyone ye are a great bunch of lads and it’s a pleasure to be your coach. Enjoy Christmas and we’ll see you all in the new year.
U14 Girls Division 1 – Kildimo Utd 3 Ballingarry 7 (McNamara 3, Hayes 3, Kenny)
Sunday December 18th
Division 2 – Ballingarry B 1 (O’Hanlon) Adare United 2