Sunday October 22nd
FAI Junior Cup Round 3 – Coole FC (CDSL) 1 Ballingarry 2 AET (Clancy, Ahern)
The first ever meeting of these two clubs went Ballingarrys way as they progressed to the 4th round of the National competition. Ballingarrys unbeaten start to the season continued in Gort last Sunday courtesy of this 2-1 extra time victory. In truth the boys in Green and Gold will not be flattered by this result as they were the better side throughout. Despite this they did fall behind against the run of play to a 13th minute strike from Cooles right winger who found himself behind the Ballingarry defence to hit an unstoppable shot high past Kenrick in the visitors goal. Ballingarry continued to dominate without really troubling the Coole and CDSL Oscar Traynor keeper.
It wasn’t until the 78th minute when Ballingarry were rewarded for what was one way second half traffic when Ahern was upended in the box following one of his many forward surges and Dean Clancy converted the resulting spot kick. Hayes, Gallagher and Kiely will all be disappointed not to have put the tie to bed in normal time with decent chances spurned by each.
The winner finally came midway through the first period of extra time when Ahern volleyed home from a corner. Ballingarry saw out the remainder of the game with just one real scare when Ryan had to clear off the line.
Team: Kenrick, N Cahill, Fitzgerald, Hartnett, Ahern, Smith, S O’Connor, Healy, Kiely, Clancy, Forde.
Used subs: Ryan, Gallagher, Hayes, A O’Connor, O’Grady.
All other games featuring the clubs teams were postponed due to the weather.