Saturday March 3rd
U-8 Division 1 – Abbeyfeale United A V Ballingarry OFF
U-12 Division 3 – Ballingarry 3 (Finn, Mulqueen, Storin) Askeaton 1.
Under 16 Cup Round 1 – Feenagh 1 Ballingarry 2 (Murphy 2)
Sunday March 4th
Junior Premier Division – Ballingarry 2 (Kelly, Moore) Rathkeale 1
Division 3 League Cup Round1 1st leg – Carrig Celtic 1 Ballingarry B 2 (Minogue, O’Keeffe)
Ballingarrys under 16s staggered into the second round of the cup following a 2-1 win at Feenagh. Alan Murphy gave Ballingarry an early lead with a fantastic individual goal after just 12 minutes. Collecting the ball on the edge of the Ballingarry box from a Feenagh corner he raced the length of the pitch before finishing to the net. Feenagh drew level before the break but in truth Ballingarry squandered many chances to regain the lead. Even though they were lucky not to fall behind when Feenagh hit the crossbar. Ballingarry dominated the last fifteen minutes and were thankful to Murphy again as he got what proved the winner with another fine finish ten minutes from time.
The 12s too were in the winner’s enclosure with a 3-1 win at home to Askeaton. Goals from Cathal Finn, Bryan Mulqueen and Kieran Storin saw Ballingarry come from behind to record a fine win.
On Sunday the A team entertained Rathkeale and fell behind after just three minutes. It was all square again after just twelve minutes when Denis Kelly drove home from the edge of the box. Both sides had chances to go ahead most notably Rathkeale when the post saved Ballingarry. However the home side through Marcus Moore secured a half-time lead when he headed home at the far post to finish off a fine move. The second half saw Rathkeale get stronger but without really threatening John O’Grady in goal and it was Ballingarry who went closest to extending their lead as they caught the visitors on the break. Kennedy, Kelly and Doherty all went close but in the finish just the two first half strikes were enough to secure all three points.
Team: J O’Grady; Cahill; Condron (F. Kiely); Fitzgerald; D O’Grady; Kennedy; Doherty; Quinlivan (Corrigan); Kelly; Alymer (Ryan); Moore
The B team will take a 2-1 lead into the second leg of the league cup after they too had to come from behind at Carrig Celtic. All three goals came in the second half with Kieron O’Keeffe, with his first goal for the club, and on the score sheet.