Ballingarry Edge Closer to Safety

Friday May 6th
Maximum points from two weekend games have almost sealed Ballingarrys Premier status for next season.

Premier Division – NCW Rvs 1 Ballingarry 2 (Kiely, J. O’Kelly)

Ballingarry pulled themselves closer to safety with this well-earned win at Newcastlewest Rovers on Friday. Ballingarry took the lead slightly against the run of play mid-way through the first half when Dean Clancy squared for Francis Kiely to power home. The lead lasted barely five minutes when Rovers pulled level when Joyce was allowed a simple header at the back post. The crucial score came in the last quarter of the game when Ballingarry broke and Clancy played in James O’Kelly to roll the ball home. The winners had a chance to wrap things up when Forde was fouled in the box but Kiely struck the cross bar from the spot.
Team: Kenrick; R O’Kelly, Healy (Cahill), Fitzgerald, Corrigan, N Clancy, Kiely, Daly (O’Grady), Forde, D Clancy, J O’Kelly (O’Connor)

Sunday May 8th

Premier Division – Ballingarry 4 (Forde, Kiely, D Clancy, Corrigan) Shannonside 0

All four goals came for Ballingarry in the first half of this six pointer. It’s a win coupled with Friday evenings success that almost guarantees Premier survival but they will still have to pick up points form their three remaining fixtures to be certain. Kevin Forde with his eighth goal in five games got the ball rolling after just five minutes. Kiely added a second shortly afterwards while Dean Clancy and Mike Corrigans first of the season sealed the victory before the break.
Team: Kelly, Healy, O’Kelly, Fitzgerald, Cahill, O’Grady, D Clancy, Kiely, Forde, Clancy, Corrigan.
Used Subs: O’Connor, Daly, Kennedy.