Under 17s Make History……Desmond Cup Holders Go Out
Saturday April 5th
Under 17 Cup Final – Ballingarry 1 NCW 0 (Alymer 5 mins)
Sunday April 6th
Desmond Cup 3rd Round – Rathkeale B 1 Ballingarry 0
Ballingarry under 17s won the Desmond cup on Saturday evening at Clonreask on a 1-0 scoreline. This was the first time the club has won this particular trophy and it was a glorious strike from Darren Alymer after just five minutes that clinched victory.
It was very much a backs to the wall effort from the winners as NCW threw everything at them especially in the second half. Ballingarry defended stoutly with John Ruttle in goal outstanding as was man of the match Marcus Moore.
On Sunday it was disappointment for the juniors as their grip on the Desmond cup which they won last season ended with defeat to Rathkeales second string side. The only goal of the game came early in the second half from a penalty. Both these sides meet again on Saturday next in the Division 1 League Cup Final.