Wednesday May 17th
U14 Cup Final – Ballingarry 2 (M Molloy, OG) Askeaton 1
Friday May 19th
Premier Division – Ballingarry 1 (Forde) Athea United 3
A massive blow to Ballingarrys survival hopes as Athea won 3-1 at The Paddocks. Denis Kelly went closest for Ballingarry early in the second half when he almost caught the keeper off his line, this following a goalless first half. Almost immediately Athea scored from a header at the far post from a corner. Kevin Forde equalised with a brave header connecting with a cross from the left. However Athea restored their advantage after Ballingarry lost possession on the halfway line and the visitors broke to score. Ballingarry kept pressing but it was United who got the next goal in the last two minutes to secure all three vital points.
Team: Kenrick, C Kiely, Fitzgerald, O’Grady, E Cahill, O’Connor, Clancy, Forde, Kelly, Smith, F Kiely.
Subs Used: Moore, Ryan, Herlihy.
Sunday May 21st – Survival Secured for Ballingarry
NCW 1 Ballingarry 3 (Donal O’Grady 2, F Kiely)
The curtain came down on the season for the club and with it Premier survival for the junior team thanks to this win at NCW. A goalless first half would saw Ballingarry assume control in the second with goals from Donal O’Grady and Francis Kiely giving Ballingarry a cushion. NCW pulled one back before O’Grady with a second secured all three points and ensured Ballingarry would play Premier football in 2018.
Team: Kelly; Fitzgerald; N Cahill; O’Grady; Clancy; Moore; Herlihy; O’Connor; Donal O’Grady; Ahern; D Kelly.
Used Subs: Ryan; Kiely; O’Callaghan.