Under 12 Division 1 – Ballingarry 2 Athea United 1
Goals: S. McMahon, N. Clancy.
Ballingarry got their under 12 season off to the perfect start with a home win against Athea United. Ballingarry were always the better side playing some fine football and it was little surprise when Steven McMahon gave them the lead when he headed home Cathal O’ Keeffes corner after 20 minutes. Ballingarry doubled their lead ten minutes into the second half when Nathan Clancy finished off O’ Keeffes delivered free kick. Ballingarry spurned a chance to put the issue beyond doubt when Clancy missed a penalty five minutes from time. Athea got a consolation in the last minute.
Elsewhere, the weather played havoc with the clubs weekend fixtures with both the under 8 and youth fixtures called off due to the wet conditions on Saturday (September 6th). On Sunday the junior A game against NCW Rvs was called off due to the unavailability of referee Donie O’ Gorman. However the B game against Granagh United did go ahead and with it the teams 100% start to the season. The game finished 0-0 with the best chance falling to Ballingarrys Kristian Doyle but he was unable to convert from close in.