Sunday March 16th 2008 – Ballingarry in League Cup Final

Division 1 League Cup Semi Final – Ballingarry 2 NCW Rvs 2 AET
Ballingarry win 4-3 on penalties

Ballingarry will hope that it will be fifth time lucky in a league cup final as they booked their place in the final against Rathkeale B following this dramatic penalty shootout win on Sunday. A lively game throughout ended 1-1 at full time with Ballingarry ahead nearing the end from substitute Eoin Barretts goal. However the Rovers sent the game to extra time with a goal in the last minute of the game.

It was Ballingarrys turn in extra time to seal a last minute equaliser when Joe Scanlon tucked away a penalty after the visirors had taken a first period lead. Niall Condron had already been sent off with a Rovers player before the Rovers were further reduced with a second sending off. Scanlon, Corrigan, Darragh O’ Grady and Francis Kiely were successful from the spot while John O’ Gradys miss didn’t matter in the end. This will be Ballingarrys third Division 1 final while they have appeared in two Premier finals. All previous four have been lost so they will be hoping that this time the only trophy to avoid them will at last visit Ballingarry.