Juniors in line for historic double – Saturday April 12th 2008

Division 1 League Cup Final (Clonreask) – Ballingarry 4 Rathkeale B 0

Friday April 18th 2008
Juniors Division 1 – Ballingarry 4 St. Itas 0

Ballingarry juniors are in line for an historic double following their two emphatic victories in the past seven days. On Saturday April 12th last they won the first part of the Division 1 double when they totally outplayed Rathkeale B in the divisional cup final to hit four without reply. Denis Kelly kept his remarkable Clonreask scoring run going when he opened the scoring after just four minutes, he has never failed to score for Ballingarry at Clonreask in six games. Declan Normoyle added a second to make it two nil at the break.

In truth the result was never in doubt and Ballingarry could well have been five up at the break. However Rathkeale just could not stem the tide and further goals from Niall Condron and a sublime freekick from Francis Kiely ensured that the league cup visited Ballingarry for the first time.

On Friday April 19th Ballingarry again got four against third placed St. Itas to consolidate their position at the top of the table. Both Kelly and Condron were again on the mark as Ballingarry dominated throughout. Second half strikes from Corrigan and Barrett hardly told the full story as Ballingarry could easily have got double figures from a wealth of chances created.

Elsewhere the under 12s bowed out of the cup in the second round at Askeaton (April 16th). James Kelly was on the mark in their 3-1 defeat. The 16s collected two points from two scoreless draws against Pallaskenry and Askeaton respectively, both at home with the latter result seeing Askeaton confirmed as champions. The 10A side have hit a sticky patch of late with three successive defeats. NCW (2-1), NCW Rvs (3-2) and Abbeyfeale United A (5-2). Richard O’ Keeffe (NCW), Darren Roche and Alan Hanley (NCW Rvs) and Nathan Clancy 2 (Abbey) were on the mark. Abbeys win was enough to clinch the 1st Division title for the Fealesiders.

Saturday April 19th 2008
Youths Division 1 – Ballingarry 0 Glin Rovers 2

The youth team finished out their season on Saturday with a two nil defeat against champions Glin Rovers. Their campaign sees them finish runners up in the division which represents their highest ever finish in the league.