Now that the underage “short season” is coming to an end the club can review their progress and look forward to several league finals. The U12 boys A team will compete in the Division 1 shield while the clubs B team will feature in the division 6 league final against AK United C. This after the B team have won all their games, form that should see the approach the final with confidence.
The same applies to the U12 girls teams. The B team will compete in the Division 2 shield while the A team will play in the Division 1 final where they will put their 100% record on the line against either Broadford or Rathkeale. Both U14 girls and U16 girls teams have secured their Division 1 league finals where both will face Abbeyfeale United.
Neither of the U14 boys have secured a final spot with the A team in a three way playoff to see who faces Broadford United in the division 1 final. The B team will play in the division 3 shield competition. The under 16 boys are not in the league final yet but their destiny is in their own hands as their final game against Broadford will decide, where a draw will be enough.
Saturday, November 3rd
U/12 Girls Division 1 – Ballingarry A 9 (K O’Connor 4, R O’Connor, Kenny 2, Geary, Quinn) Shannonside A 0
U/12 Girls Division 2 – Ballingarry B 0 Kildimo Utd 1
U/12 Boys Division 2 – Ballingarry A 1 (Forde) AK Utd B 6
Ballingarry started brightly and went close only to find themselves a goal down after 10 minutes totally against the run of play. Credit to Ballingarry who kept the pressure up and were back on terms through Jamie Forde shortly after conceding. The home side had the lion’s share of possession for the remainder of the half and should have went in at half time ahead. Ballingarry found themselves under pressure early in the second half and during a difficult five minute period conceded 3 goals. Ballingarry never allowed their heads to drop but found the AK keeper in fine form. AK added another two goals near the end.
U14 Boys Division 3 – Ballingarry B 0 Newcastle West Town B 3
U/16 Girls National Cup (et & pens) – Newcastle West Town 1 Ballingarry 5 (McNamara 3, O’Keeffe, Walsh).
The foundations for Ballingarrys progress to the second round were set in the first half where Nicole McNamara scored three of the four to set Ballingarry on their way. Another either side of the break from Aimee O’Keeffe and s free kick from Saoifre Walsh had Ballingarry coasting before NCW got their consolation.
Munster Youth Cup Rd. 2 – NCW Town 2 Ballingarry 6 (Hayes 4, Sparling, Flynn)
Although the score line may suggest otherwise this was not an easy passage in NCW. The opening goal didn’t arrive until 20 minutes in and even then it was against the run of play. From there Balllingarry settled with Mark Hayes getting four and both Luke Flynn and young Sparling getting the other two.
All football games nationwide were off Sunday November 4th on an FAI directive to allow players enjoy the WFAI ad FAI Senior cup finals.