Saturday November 4th
U10 Girls – Broadford Utd v Ballingarry
This game ended a draw.
U12 Boys Division 1 – Ballingarry A 0 GB Rovers A 6
U12 Boys Division 6 – Feenagh B 3 Ballingarry B 0
Ballingarry went one down in the first minute from a penalty. From here on Ballingarry fought hard and enjoyed the majority of the play. A Ben Daly free seemed to cross the line but was not awarded. Feenagh scored a second against the run of play to go 2 up by half-time. They got their third early in the second half. The crossbar denied Ballingarry twice while the home keeper was also on song. Ballingarry will be disappointed not to have gotten something from the game.
U14 Girls Division 1 – Askeaton 0 Ballingarry 9 (Hayes 4, O’Dwyer 2, McNamara, Walsh, O’Keeffe)
Another high scoring performance from the girls as the enjoyed the perfect preparation for their National cup fixture next Sunday. Ballingarry were 6-0 up by the break adding 3 more in the second half as they totally dominated from start to finish.
U15 Boys National Cup – Aisling v Ballingarry (W/O to Ashling)
Munster Youth Cup Round 2 – Shauntrade 0 Ballingarry 1 (Shanagher)
Ballingarry had to dig deep to book a place in the 3rd round on the Munster youth cup against a spirited Shauntrade on Saturday. This was Ballingarrys toughest game to date but they stuck to their system of play of fine passing football despite underfoot conditions deteriorating as the game wore on. It took a second half free from Adam Shanagher to settle the game when he shot to the roof of the net after Mark Hayes was fouled on the edge of the box. Despite Ballingarrys domination clear cut chances were at a premium. One of those fell to Pa Gallagher deep in the second half but the keeper saved. Ballingarry expertly manager the game to protect their narrow lead with Long faultless at the back and Shanagher playing his best game so far. Ballingarry will now face AK United for a place in the open draw.
Team: Molloy, Storin, Long, S O’Connor, Mulqueen, Kelly, Shanagher, Quille, Southgate, Hayes.
Used subs: J O’Connor, Geary.
Sunday November 5th
Premier Division – NCW Rvs 1 Ballingarry 2 (Healy, Kiely)
Ballingarry went one point clear at the top of the Premier thanks to this hard fought victory against a good NCW Rovers side on Sunday. In fairness a draw would have been a fair result as both sides enjoyed periods of dominance creating chances that could have won the game for either. As it was it was Ballingarry who took their chances, throw in a superb save from Kenrick and Ballingarry take over at the top from Abbeyfeale United all be it with one game more played.
Pa Healy got the perfect opening for the winners when his cross come shot ended in the top corner after just ten minutes. Ballingarry had a goal disallowed for offside before Rovers equalised before the break. The second half could have went either way with both sides missing clear chances before Francis Kiely headed home the winner from a scramble fifteen minutes from time.
Team: Kenrick; Cahill, O’Connor, Ahern, Fitzgerald, Clancy, S O’Connor, Kiely, Smith, Healy, Ryan.
Used Subs: Quaid, Forde, Brown, A O’Connor, Kelly.
Hogan Cup Round 1 – Ballingarry B 1 (O’Grady pen) NCW Rvs B 2
Team: Kelly, B Fitzgerald, Lenihan, E Cahill, J O’Grady, Hartnett, O’Keeffe, Kennedy, M Clancy, J O’Kelly, K O’Kelly.
Used subs: Walsh, Long, Mulqueen, M O’Kelly.
Ladies Premier Division – Abbeyfeale United 0 Ballingarry 1 (Noonan)