Saturday September 30th
U8 Girls – Breska Rovers / Ballingarry AFC
Ballingarry recorded a win at Breska with Anna O’Grady, Emily O’Grady, Bridget Hickey, Muireann Quaid, Alice Gilbourne, Meabh Airey and Keelin O’Grady on the score sheet.
U10 Group 1 – Kildimo Utd / Ballingarry
A win for Ballingarry here.
U14 Boys Division 1 – Kildimo Utd A 4 Ballingarry 2 (Sheehy, McMahon)
U16 Girls – Ballingarry 3 (Cagney, Dalton, English) Abbeyfeale Utd 9
Two early Broadford goals decided this U17 cup game in Ballingarry. Mark Hayes direct free kick from inside the box gave Ballingarry a purpose in the second half. However second half domination yielded no reward with two one on ones producing nothing while the crossbar also denied Ballingarry a second. A good penalty shout also went unheeded.
Sunday October 1st
FAI Junior Cup Round 1 – Ballingarry 3 (Forde 3) Bridge Utd (CDSL) 0
Kevin Forde’s introduction as a first half substitute for the injured Mark Hayes proved a master stroke. Barely on the pitch two minutes had he put Ballingarry ahead when he pounced after the keeper dropped the ball. Forde’s second followed soon afterwards when a sublime pass from Francis Kiely left the visiting defence stranded and Forde rounded the centre half and keeper to roll the ball to the net. His third club hat-trick was completed in glorious fashion when he chipped the keeper from the edge of the box on the stroke of half time to give Ballingarry an unassailable lead.
Bridge did show impressive effort early in the second half but it was to no avail as Ballingarry ran out comfortable winners in the end.
Team: Kenrick, N Cahill, Fitzgerald, Ahern, Healy, Kiely, Hartnett, Clancy, Hayes, Smith, S O’Connor
Used Subs: Forde, A O’Connor, Moore, P Ryan.
Ladies Premier Division – Ballingarry 0 Charleville 2
Mid West U12 Girls Competition.
Ballingarry 4 (Clancy 2, K O’Connor, Twomey) Coole 0 (CDSL)
Ballingarry 2 (Twomey, R O’Connor) Holycross (NTSL) 0
Ballingarry 0 Cashel (STSL) 1
Ballingarry 3 (Clancy 2, Kenny) Ashling/Annacotty (LDSL) 0
The U12 shield winners from last season just missed out on a fourth successive visit to Dublin for the All Ireland U12 blitz finals when they finished second in the group behind Cashel of Tipperary. The girls were tremendous throughout their four games losing just once and conceding just the one goal. Surely their reward on the day didn’t justify their efforts. As it was the goal that ended their chances arrived five minutes from time in their game against the table toppers.