Saturday December 1st
Munster Youth Cup Round 3 – AK United 0 Ballingarry 8 (Hayes 2, Gallagher 2, K O’Kelly 2, J O’Connor 2)
Ballingarry progress into the last 16 of the Munster youth cup thanks to this comfortable win against AK United in The Manor fields on Saturday. The goal fest began as early as the first minute when Keith O’Kelly capitalised on a defensive error to poke home from 6 yards. Six minutes later it was 2 when Hayes swung a left footed shot over the keeper from the edge of the box. Hayes was again on the mark when he neatly rounded the keeper and rolled the ball into the empty net. Ballingarry on the day were simply too strong for the Division 1 opponents as they were rampant in every department.
O’Kelly got his second with a superb 25 yard effort. An energetic Josh O’Connor added the fourth and sixth the latter from the spot while Pa Gallagher headed home the fifth after some neat play from Shanagher resulting in a half time score of 7-0. Flynn, Tagney, Geary and Southgate were all introduced at this point and while Ballingarrys dominance continued it wasn’t reflected on the score board although Gallagher did add an 8th with his second goal of the game when he rifled home from close in. The squad can now start to prepare as they look forward with a certain degree of confidence to a last 16 home tie against either three times winners Clonmel Town or Bansha of Tipperary.
Team: Molloy, Long, Storin, O’Connor, Mulqueen, Shanagher, Quill, J O’Connor, O’Kelly, Gallagher, Hayes.
Used Subs: Southgate, Tagney, Geary, Flynn.
U8 Boys – AK Utd v Ballingarry – AK won well.
U10 Girls – Askeaton v Ballingarry – Ballingarry won in Askeaton.
U12 Boys Division 1 – Ballingarry A 0 AK Utd A 0
U12 Boys Division 6 – Ballingarry B v Askeaton B (Ballingarry received W/O)
U14 Girls Cup – Ballingarry 7 (Clancy 3, McNamara 2, Hayes 2) Kildimo Utd 0
Ballingarry opened the scoring after just 20 seconds through Nicole McNamara and that set the tone as Ballingarry eased through to the semi-final. Another from Nicole, two from Sarah Hayes before a first ever hat-trick for Abbie Clancy saw another high scoring victory.
In other news involving this team the draw for the last 16 of the National cup have pitted them against Kilmore Celtic with the game to take place in Dublin in January.
Sunday December 3rd
Premier Division – Ballingarry 0 Shannonside 0
Team: Kenrick, Fitzgerald, N Cahill, Ahern, S O’Connor, Forde, Kiely, J O’Grady, Kelly, Joyce, Smith.
Used Subs: Hayes, Gallagher.
Division 3 – Athea United B 1 Ballingarry B 1 (K O’Kelly)
Desmond Ladies Premier Division – Ballingarry / Rathkeale (Game postponed as referee no show)