Saturday October 12th
U10 Division 1 – Granagh United 3 Ballingarry A 0
U10 Division 5 – Kildimo United 1 Ballingarry B 1 (Cathal McMahon)
U12 Boys National Cup Round 1 – Ballingarry A 1 (Josh Quill) Caherdavin Celtic 0
U16 Boys National Cup Round 2 – Ballingarry 4 (Smith 3; Snow) Aishling Annacotty B 2
U10 Girls Division 1 – Ballingarry 3 (Sarah Hayes 3) Shannonside 0
U12 Girls All Ireland Blitz Finals AUL Complex Dublin Group Game 1 – Shelbourne (Dublin) 2 Ballingarry 0
Game 2 – Castlebar Celtic (Mayo) 2 Ballingarry 0
Game 3 – Glenree (Donegal) 0 Ballingarry 0
Plate Quarter Final – Carrigaline (Cork) 0 Ballingarry 0 (Lost 3-2 on pens)
Sunday October 13th
League Division 3 – Ballingarry B 3 (J O’Grady, Hanlon, Doyle) Shauntrade 2
Ladies Division 1 – Ballingarry 3 (Shire 2, O’Grady) NCW 0
Ballingarry progressed in both the 12s and 16s National cup on Saturday with Josh Quill getting the only goal in the first half for the 12s against Caherdavin Celtic. It was the least Ballingarry deserved as following a shaky start they went on to dominate proceedings. The 16s too were deserving winners against another visitor from the LDSL. Aaron Smiths hattrick, his eighth goal in two games plus a fine solo effort from Cormac Snow sees Ballingarry entertain Aishling Annacotty in the third round.
The under 10 A team fell at neighbours Granagh United while the B team collected a point in Kildimo thanks to a goal from Cormac McMahon.
The 12 girls were in Dublin representing the league in the All Ireland U12 blitz finals. After coming through Munster two weeks previously they found themselves in a very difficult group in the finals. In the first group game a fine Shelbourne side defeated Ballingarry 2-0. Ballingarry could well have secured a point while the refereeing was a little strange. In the second game against Castlebar Celtic it was the same scoreline in a game that Ballingarry had few complaints. Scoring was to be a problem throughout the tournament. Their last group game was against Glenree where they secured a 0-0 draw.
The Plate quarter final against Carrigaline saw the girls go out on penalties following a 0-0 draw. Anna Shanahan and Phoenix Mulcaire were successful from the spot in the best of three shootout. This was a fine achievement from the Ballingarry girls in qualifying for the finals and while they didn’t bring home any silverware they were presented with certificates of participation in during what was a hugely enjoyable day.
The u10 girls made it two wins from two in what was another excellent performance at home. The junior B team were in action Sunday against high-flying Shauntrade where Aidan Barrett saved a penalty to help Ballingarry B to a 3-2 win and ends Shauntrades 100% start to the season.