Weekend Results 22nd March 2009

Friday Under 16 Cup Round 2 – Abbeyfeale United 3 Ballingarry 3 aet (Forde pen, S. O’Doherty, O’Connell)
Saturday Under 8 Division 1 – Athea United 2 Ballingarry 2 (K. O’Kelly, C. Kavanagh)
Sunday Desmond Cup Round 2 – Ballingarry A 0 Adare United 1
Rathkeale A 1 Ballingarry 0 aet.

The Under 16s served up a cracker on Friday under lights in Abbeyfeale where the home side went up 2-0 at the break. Doherty pulled one back only for Abbey to restore their two goal advantage. However a storming performance from Ballingarry saw goals from Barry O’Connell and a penalty from Anthony Forde send the game to extra time. The replay will now be in Ballingarry where the home side should be slight favourites.

The under 8s recorded a fine 2-2 draw at Athea with goals from Keith O’ Kelly and Cathal Kavanagh.
On Sunday both Junior teams went out of the Desmond cup. The A team fell to Division 2 side Adare by the only goal of the game a result that effectively ends their season while the B team probably gave the performance of the season taking Rathkeale A all the way to the last minute of extra time before going out by the smallest of margins. Indeed they probably should have won the game with David O’Hanlon and Pardaig Forde spurning the two best chances of the game.