Results Week ending October 27th 2019 – Brilliant U16 girls clinch first title – Youths progress in Munster.

Saturday, October 26th
Munster Junior Cup Round 2 – Ballingarry 4 (Molloy 2, Geary, Casey) Broadford Utd. 1
Ballingarry at last put the Broadford hex to bed with an emphatic win to progress to the third round of the Munster youth cup. Ballingarry took to lead through Mike Molloy first of two only to sloppily let it slip before the break but a commanding second half performance saw three unanswered goals from Molloy again, Darragh Casey and David Geary to see them play Itas away in round 3.

Sunday, October 27th
U16 Girls – Ballingarry 6 (Lawlee 4, Kenny, Madden) Abbeyfeale Utd 3

Ballingarry had to come from behind twice to seal their first ever U16 girls league title pipping Abbeyfeale United in the final game of the season. It was the manner in which they responded to going behind in such a crucial game that impressed the most. Two goals down in the first quarter, an own goal and a scrappy second, would have seen a lesser outfit crumble but not this particular side. They stuck to their principles which is a possession game using the entire pitch content to be patient knowing that chances will come. And they did come. Donny Kenny cut the deficit when she pounced following a spill by the keeper and the Katie Lawlee swept home an equaliser. Abbey responded well going ahead again with a powerfully headed third before Ballingarry replied for a third time with Lalee them finisher after magnificent work from Madden.

A breath-taking first half ended all square. The second half was Ballingarry at their best. Lawlee put them ahead when she slotted inside the post just after the re start. Her third soon followed before a deflected Amy Madden effort flew in over the keeper before Katie Lawlee rounded a staring performance with her fourth and Ballingarrys sixth five from time.

While the first half was an exciting and even encounter the second half was sheer brilliance form the winners. Their defence came into their own after a shaky start while the mid field took total control against a physically stronger opponent. Their ability to pass and go is truly a delight with few if any team in the league capable of managing. Katie Lawlee was drafted into this game as a late replacement and what a response. Four goals in her first U 16 game.

Captain Houlihan was solid as ever receiving superb cover from Flynn and later Moran, McMahon and Chloe O Keefe, O Shea and Dalton. At midfield Markham, Amy O Keeffe, Madden and Mullane dominated and produced when needed while Kenny and Lawlee and when introduced Dawn O Shaughnessy were also superb driving at the opposition relentlessly. Ballingarry have now claimed the U12, 14 and 16 league titles. The under 14 cup resided in Ballingarry also while both the 12s and 16s await their respective cup finals. Unprecedented success has already been realised, is there more to follow?

Ladies Premier. – Breska Rovers 0 Ballingarry 5 (Noonan 2, Mulcaire, Shanagher, Moloney)