Cup Final Disappointment For A Team

Sunday May 29th
Premier Division League Cup Final – Ballingarry 2 (Forde, Fitzgerald) Broadford United 3 aet (Rathkeale)

Ballingarry suffered defeat in this their final game of a forgettable season when Broadford United ended their Premier cup hopes with a 3-2 extra time win at Rathkeale on Sunday. Ballingarry fell behind after just five minutes from an expertly finished effort to Kendricks far post. In truth without the magnificent Kendrick who produced at least four brilliant saves Ballingarry would have been buried well before full time. As it was they came more into the game as the first half wore on and a fine finish from Kevin Forde on 22 minutes gave them life.

While Kenrick was denying United Ballingarry were getting close. Nathan Clancy drove wide while Forde also went close. However in the last minute of normal time Pa Healy, after a glorious run form his own half, had the chance to win it for Ballingarry but with just the keeper to beat he shot straight at the Broadford number one and he saved.

Extra time saw United dominate as Ballingarry ran out of steam. A superb finish regained Broadford the lead in the first period before a third in the second period put it beyond Ballingarry. Fitzgeralds header with two minutes remaining gave notions of a miracle. But it wasn’t to be as Ballingarry lost their third top flight cup final.

Team: Kenrick, Healy, R O’Kelly, Fitzgerald, Corrigan, O’Grady (D O’Grady), D Clancy (Kelly), Kiely, N Clancy, Forde, Cahill (Daly).