Results Week ending October 21st 2018 – McNamara to captain Munster schools – Juniors bow out of FAI

The club would like to congratulate Nicole McNamara on being selected on the Munster U15 Schools squad again this season and also on the selection as team captain. This is indeed a great honour for the club, her parents, her managers and coaches and of course for the player herself. It had been a fine year for the player as she had already captained her clubs U14 team to league success and the LDS/GL Gaynor squad to success in the Bowl final where she received Player of the Match award from Ireland women’s International player Claire O’Riordan.

Nicole will be hoping to captain the Munster side to success in the Interprovencials which will begin on Friday November 16th at the AUL complex Clonshaugh. The Interprovincial series will be the first step in the process of selecting the FAI Schools International Development squad of 18 players who will compete in the Bob Docherty Cup. The 2018/19 campaign will see the Republic of Ireland Schools select travel to Spain for this season’s Home Nations event. The International series will take place during the Easter break. Best of luck to all involved in particular Ballingarrys Nicole, great achievement for all the players.

Saturday October 20th 2018

U12 Girls Division 1 – Ballingarry A 2 (O’Connor 2) Broadford Utd A 1
Ballingarry came from behind to win 2-1 with both goals coming from Kate O’Connor in the second half.

U12 Girls Division 2 – Glantine 1 Ballingarry B 1 (Frawley)
A superb game saw honours even with Sarah Frawley giving Ballingarry the lead and Glantine getting their goal in the second half.

U14 Boys Division 2 – Kilcolman Rvs 3 Ballingarry A 4 (Lynch, Sheehy, Hanley, McGoey)
U14 Boys Division 3 – Ballingarry B 2 Ferry Rangers 1

Sunday October 21st

FAI Junior Cup Round 3 – Castleisland 1 Ballingarry 0
The first ever meeting of these two clubs produced a decent game which Ballingarry will be disappointed to have lost. The home side probably had the better team but it was Ballingarry that created the chances and had the referee been better positioned he would have awarded Ballingarry a lead goal when Aaron O’Connors shot was parried by the keeper with the ball crossing the line before he recovered.

The home side opened well with O’Grady making a fine save to deny them from a corner. Kevin Laffan cleared off the line as well but the best chance of the game fell to Fitzgerald when he shot straight at the keeper from ten yards. Conor Laffan just lost the control that would have seen through before the break. The second half was even and entertaining with the certainty that one goal would settle the game. It came ten minutes from time. O’Gradys roll to Hanley failed to reach its target, the ball was intercepted and from there the danger increased and ended with the ball in the net.
Team: O’Grady, Hanley; Fitzgerald; Cahill; Kiely; O’Connor; K Laffan; C Laffan; Mulqueen; Flynn; O’Kelly.
Used subs: J O’Connor; Hayes