Saturday January 17th
Under 14 Cup 1st Round – Ballingarry 2 Athea United 3 (O’Connell 2)
Saturday January 24th
FAI Under 17 Cup 4th Round – NCW 3 Ballingarry 0
Sunday January 25th
Munster Junior Cup Round 4 – Mayfield United 1 Ballingarry 0
A bad week ended with Ballingarry going out of the Munster Junior Cup in Cork City with local side Mayfield United progressing by the smallest of margins. Ballingarry had a “goal” disallowed for offside and had the lions share of the play on the all weather pitch but couldn’t make the most of it and as is often the case fell behind and eventually went out on a 1-0 scoreline. Ballingarrys A team now have just the Desmond cup and the Premier Division Cup to look forward to as any ambition of winning the title are well gone.
The 17s are also out of the National cup following their 3-0 reversal at NCW on Saturday. Two down at the break with the second coming on the stroke of half-time from a throw that was initially awarded to Ballingarry by the NCW linesman only for the referee to over rule his decision and give the throw to NCW from which they scored. If that wasn’t enough NCW scored from a twice taken free after the first effort struck the referee and he allowed NCW to retake it from which they again scored direct.
All considered the 3-0 scoreling was somewhat harsh on the losers. On the previous Saturday the under 14s became the first club side to exit their domestic cup when visitors Athea went through on a 3-2 scoreline. Barry O’Connell got both Ballingarry goals