U-19s get season under way

Aug 19th 2011 – Under 19 League Cup Ballingarry 5 (O’Gorman 2, Clancy 2, O’Keeffe) Carrig Celtic 2
Aug 23rd 2011 U-16 Division 2 – Athea United 5 Ballingarry 2 (Smith, Moran)
Friday Aug 26th 2011 Junior Premier – Abbeyfeale United 1 Ballingarry 1 (C. Kiely)

Its action all the way as the new season kicked off on Friday August 19th last when the 19s hosted and beat Carrig Celtic 5-2. This was the first game in the newly introduced 19s competition which is to counter the age realignment introduced this season. John O’Gorman and Dean Clancy with a brace each and a single strike from Cathal O’Keeffe saw Ballingarry off to a flyer.

On Wednesday it was the 16s turn to start but their trip to Athea proved fruitless as they went down 5-2 this in spite of taking an early 2-0 lead. Aaron Smith from Nathan Clancy’s corner and captain Sean Moran set Ballingarry up but two before the break and three more in the second half saw Athea defeat a somewhat depleted visiting side.

On Friday the junior A team marked their return to the top flight with a 1-1 draw at the champions Abbeyfeale United. Colm Kielys free kick in the second half cancelled put the first half United goal. Team: Kenrick, O’Grady, Fitzgerald, Quinlivan (C. Kiely), Condron, S. Doherty, Moore, Corrigan, O’Kelly, Alymer (Clancy), Forde. Scorer: Kiely.