Saturday March 26th
U12 Division 1 – Ballingarry 1 Breska Rovers 0
U12 Division 4 – Ballingarry B 0 Glantine Rovers 1
A very exciting and competitive game saw it go the way of the visitors. Chances were few and it took a quick thinking follow up after the keeper saved to decide the game. Well done to the lads again on a fine display.
U16 Division 1 – AK United 4 Ballingarry 1 (Hayes)
Girls U10 – Ballingarry 4 Kilcolman 2
Sunday March 27th
Desmond Cup Round 3 – Knockaderry 1 Ballingarry A 1 (D. Clancy pen) AET – Knockaderry win 3-0 pens
For the second season in succession Ballingarry A bowed out to Division 3 opponents in the Desmond Cup. Ballingarry can have few complaints as a combination of poor finishing, poor defending and poor penalty taking all contributed to this embarrassment. Ballingarry went ahead midway through the first half when they were awarded a penalty which Dean Clancy dispatched to the net. Denis Kelly and Pa Healy both had chances to put daylight between themselves and the eventual winners but were unable to find the net.
The second half was still very much Ballingarrys and it was against the run of play that the home side drew level. The ball was delivered from the right, allowed bounce in the box and the forward stroked the ball to the net. Richard O’Kelly seemed certain to score but ballooned his effort over from six yards and then in the last minute of extra time Nathan Clancy found the net but was adjudged offside.
In the penalty shootout Ballingarry had all three of their efforts saved while Knockaderry converted all three of theirs.
Team: Kenrick, N Clancy, Fitzgerald, Corrigan, Burke, Cahill, D Kelly, R O’Kelly, O’Grady, D Clancy, Healy.
Ladies Premier Division – Ballingarry 3 (Gohery, Anderson, White) AK United 0
Ballingarry went about their business from the start playing some fine football and went ahead with a cracking strike form Claire Gohery. Playing with confidence both Stephanie Anderson and Alison White added a goal each to see Ballingarry 3 up at the break. No more goals followed during the second period which saw the visiting keeper and the wood work keep Ballingarry at bay.
Monday March 28th
U13 Cup Round 1 – Bluebell United 2 Ballingarry 8 (Geary 3, M Molloy, Lynch, Anderson, Kelly, O.Lynch)