B Team are Champions / 17s Retain Cup

In what was a glorious weekend for the club the junior B team won their first ever trophy while the under 17s became the first team in the clubs history to retain a trophy.

On Sunday (May 3rd 2009) the B team needed just a point from their penultimate league game to secure the title. As it transpired they went all the way and collected all three points from Shannonside B to make absolutely certain of the division 3 championship. A goal up at the break from David O’Hanlon settled the nerves for the second half where further goals from Mike Condron and Kristian Doyle made it safe. Congratulations to Benji O’Kelly and James Higgins on leading the team to a club first.

On Monday the under 17s wrote themselves into the clubs record books with an emphatic 5-2 cup success against Carrig Celtic at Clonreask. They had to come from two goals down in the first fifteen minutes to lift the cup. A goal from Shane Doherty just before the break set the stage for a second half bombardment where further goals from Doherty again, man of the match Anthony Forde, a superb strike from Alan Cronin and a thunderous header from captain Marcus Moore sealed the victory. Well done to the managers John Clancy, Pascal Moynihan and Rory Alymer.
Also on Sunday the A team secured their premier division status with an easy 4-1 win at Old Mill. Goals from Darragh O’Grady, Eoin Kennedy and a Rory Alymer brace guaranteed Premier football for Ballingarry next season.
Also on Sunday the under 11 team were in action in the international Danone cup at Rathkeale. A draw against Moneypoint of Clare saw them progress to the semi final on pens against Charleville where another draw saw another penalty shoot out but sadly they went under 5-4 in sudden death.

On Tuesday last the under 8s went out of their cup at Old Mill 4-3 where goals from Keith Kelly and Cathal Kavanagh (2) were not enough. Then on Thursday the under 10 A team made light work of Shannonside as they progressed on a 5-0 scoreline in their cup. Richard O’Keeffe was amongst the goals.