Saturday November 19th
U10 Girls Group 1 – Kildimo Utd v Ballingarry off
U12 Boys Cup Round 1 – AK Utd A 7 Ballingarry 0
The early kick off in Kilcornan away to AK on a rain sodden pitch saw the lads suffer their worst ever defeat. The stronger opposition taking full advantage of their opportunities had a fully deserved 3-0 lead at the break. Ballingarry rallied in the second half but couldn’t get the score to close the gap and were caught on the break for the rest of the goals as they pressed for a lifeline. The score line doesn’t do justice to the efforts of the Ballingarry lads. There is little doubt they’ll be back to their best again for the next match.
Sunday November 20th
U14 Girls National Cup Round 1 – Killenaule Moyglass 2 Ballingarry 4 (McNamara, Hayes, Mullane, O’Callaghan pen)
Munster Junior Cup Round 2 – Ballingarry 1 (Alymer) Athea United 0
A goal 10 minutes from time saw Ballingarry through to the third round of the Munster Junior and a home game against Broadford United in round 3. A poor first half was followed by a much better second period where two stunning saves from Kenrick kept the visitors at bay. The crossbar also came to Ballingarrys rescue before a fine save from Uniteds keeper kept out a certain goal for Aaron Smith. This was all before Rory Alymers superbly placed effort sent Ballingarry through.
Team: Kenrick, Rankin-Hehir (O Connor), Danvers, Fitzgerald, O’Grady, Ryan, Moore, Daly, Alymer, Smith, N Cahill.
Ladies Premier Division – Rathkeale 0 Ballingarry 1 (Gohery)
Ballingarry ladies were away to league title contenders Rathkeale and it became evident from the off that it was going to be a close high tempo affair. An evenly contested first half saw few chances for either side. This though, did not take from the pulsating nature of the game. After the break, play continued in a similar vein where in the 30th minute Claire Gohery recieved a well measured pass near the side line, and with a precision strike the ball beat the Rathkeale keepers reach and flew in over her head to the net. Rathkeale fought tooth and nail to get back on level terms but Ballingarry held on for the win.
Team: Murphy, Lee, O’Connell, Crotty, E. Hickey, Carroll, White, Shire, F. Hickey, O’Gorman, Gohery
Subs: Mulcaire, Mee, O’Keeffe, Harnett, Tangney