Saturday November 1st 2008
Under 14 Division 1 – Ballingarry 0 Abbeyfeale United 1
Youth Division 1 – Broadford United 1 Ballingarry 1 (O’Riordan)
Sunday November 3rd 2008
FAI Junior Cup Rd 3 – Ballingarry 6 Tulla United (Clare) 1 (Donal O’Grady 3, Scanlon 2 pens, Kelly)
Junior Division 3 – Rockhill Rovers 1 Ballingarry B 3 (Doyle 2, O’Hanlon)
Pride of place over the weekend goes to the junior A side who put six past visitors Tulla United to progress to the National draw of the FAI junior cup. In truth this game became a farce midway through the first half. Ballingarry had already drawn level from their first penalty of the day when Scanlon scored after the visiting full back handled on the line. Tulla were now down to ten men and when they felt an effort had crossed the line before being cleared they had a further two players lined for dissent.
To their credit they gave a brave performance but Ballingarry were never going to lose this game from there on. Donal O’ Gradys hat-trick wasn’t just his first for the club but was also the first ever FAI hat-trick from a Ballingarry player. Joe Scanlon got a second penalty while Denis Kelly also got on the sheet to confirm what was Ballingarrys biggest ever FAI win.
The B team returned to the top of the table in the morning with a fine away win against Rockhill Rovers. Kristian Doyle with two and David O’ Hanlon were the scorers in the 3-1 success. On Saturday both the under 14 and youths recorded draws in their league games. The 14s held table toppers Abbeyfeale United to a scoreless draw while in Broadford the youths drew 1-1 with Damien O’ Riordan getting the Ballingarry goal.