Saturday September 2nd
Youth Division 2 – Mountcollins 2 Ballingarry 3 (O’Connor, Hayes, Gallagher)
Saturday saw the youths collect all three points at Mountcollins with Mark Hayes, Josh O’Connor and Pa Gallagher on the score sheet in the 3-2 win.
Under 14 Division 1 – Ballingarry 0 Granagh United 6
Sunday September 3rd
Premier Division – Ballingarry 3 (F Kiely 2, Hayes) Granagh United 2
A cracking derby that saw Ballingarry snatch all three points from what appeared at one point to be an impossible position. The visitors raced into a two goal lead and had a penalty saved before Francis Kiely put Ballingarry right back in it just before the break. A second from Kiely had United reeling before a glorious winner from substitute Mark Hayes secured all three points for Ballingarry.
Division 3 – Broadford United B 8 Ballingary B 2 (Walsh, O’Connor)
U13 League Cup – Ak United 3 Ballingarry 2 (A Picard, Lenihan)
A good game in which Ballingarry deserved a point but just could not get an opening for a third.
U12 Girls Division 1 – Ballingarry 5 (McNamara 2, Clancy 2, O’Dwyer) Askeaton 0
Ballingarry U14 girls began their league season on Sunday with a home fixture versus old foes Askeaton.
We started on the front foot and quickly settled into our passing game, and after missing a few presentable chances
early on, we deservedly hit the front on 20 minutes when Nicole Mc scored with a trademark run and finish. We had
further efforts on target from Nicole O’Dwyer and Sarah Hayes and probably should have scored following a goalmouth
scramble after Sarahs corner caused chaos in the Askeaton box. Nicole Mc made it 2 just before half time, a just reward for a tireless running performance from midfield working tirelessly with her were Emily, Aimee & Nessa giving the opposition no time to settle on the ball, back line were solid linking with each other effortlessly.
Into the second half we brought in some of our subs and our domination of the game continued, with Kayleigh and Abbie Clancy in particular having a big impact. Abbie added 2 very well taken goals and Nicole O’Dwyer rounded off the scoring with a deserved goal after a hardworking shift up front. Final score Ballingarry 5 Askeaton 0
This was a very promising start for the girls, especially some of the girls making the step up from 12s, they settled in seamlessly into the team and used the ball very well all game. Its great to see the players comfortable in possession and willing to take responsibility to get on the ball too.
Thanks to Askeaton for a very sporting game, referee Sean Hartnett hardly had to blow for a foul all game, credit to both teams.
Team: Ciara Houlihan, Abbie O’Shea, Emily Flynn, Laura McMahon, Sarah Lynch, Nessa Markham,
Nicole McNamara, Emily Murphy, Aimee O’Keeffe, Sarah Hayes, Nicole O’Dwyer. Subs used: Kayleigh Toomey,
Abbie Clancy, Keelin Madigan, Shannon Carey.