Results Weekending December 7th 2008

FAI Under 17 Cup Round 3 – Ballingarry 4 Askeaton 1 (Hannon, Kennedy, K. Forde, Cronin)
FAI Junior Cup Round 4 – Ballingarry 3 Rathkeale 4 aet (O.G., F. Kiely, R. Alymer)

Ballingarry were involved in the national cups at under 17 and junior level over the weekend with the under 17s progressing to the last 32 thanks to a stunning 4-1 success against Askeaton. Robert Hannon and Niall Kennedy gave Ballingarry a 2-0 half time lead with the visitors pulling one back early in the second half. Kevin Forde and Alan Cronin added two more to send Ballingarry through against the much fancied Askeaton.

On Sunday there was no such joy for the Juniors as they went under 4-3 in extra time. Ballingarry took an early two nil lead but from there on they were under the cosh and it was no surprise when the own goal and Francis Kielys strikes were cancelled out to send the game to extra time. The winners went a goal up in the second period only for Rory Alymer to seemingly sent the game to penalties. However when Ballingarry failed to clear Kenny Hogan was allowed send home a superb winner with just two minutes remaining.