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.: Ballingarry advance in Munster Junior Cup
Ballingarry AFC had an easier than expected victory in Round 1 of the Munster Junior Cup, with a comfortable 6-0 result away to Adare United on Sunday 25th September. Joe Scanlon and Darragh O' Grady got two goals each, while the Kelly brothers Brian and Denis also got on the scoresheet.
.: Winning start to F.A.I. Junior Cup.
Ballingarry defeated Broadford in the first round of the F.A.I. Junior Cup on Sunday 18th September last on a 2-1 scoreline. Francis Kiely and Darragh O' Grady found the net for the home side.
.: Ballingarry off to good start.
Ballingarry got their latest campaign off to the perfect start on Sunday 28th August with a 1-0 win at Abbeyfeale. The only goal of the game came early when Eoin Barrett headed home Joe Scanlons' free. A solid debut from Seamus Lyons in goal was the highlight of a largely uneventful game.
Team: Lyons; M. Condron; K. Condron; E. Barrett (Higgins) (K. Martin); C. Kiely; J. Scanlon; N. Condron; B.Kelly; D O Grady; F. Kiely (C. Martin); Kenrick.
.: A New Season - 2005/06
Ballingarry AFC junior team begin their 2005/06 Desmond League Premier Division campaign with a trip to play Abbeyfeale United on Sunday next 28th August, with a 11.30 am kick-off.
The youths team have begun their Division 1 league matches with a walkover given to Breska Rovers, and a 1-0 home victory over Glin Rovers.
.: Squad News
The players have been boosted by the return to the squad of James Higgins, after an absence from the game for a couple of seasons. James has over 350 appearances for the team under his belt, and his vast experience in Desmond League football will be a tremendous asset to the team for season 2005/06. Welcome back to "Alex".
.: Change announced to league cup format
The Desmond League, at its delegate meeting on Monday August 8th last, announced that the league cup format would change for the coming season. Gone is the group format that was in operation since 1998 and in its place is a straight knockout competition which will begin in Febuary. The system that was, was good for Ballingarry as they made the final on three occasions.
The league itself will get under way on Sunday August 28th.
.: Youths Fixture
Youth Division 1 Ballingarry v Breska Rovers Tuesday August 16th @ 7 pm.
.: Grant Awarded
Ballingarry AFC has been granted 85,000 euro from the sports grants body. A project that the club will look into is an astro turf all weather training pitch. Others in the Desmond League area to benefit from a grant were Askeaton FC (110,000 euro) and Bally Rovers (90,000 euro)
.: Pre-Season Begins
The club has begun their pre-season schedule of games with a friendly against Janesboro at home on Monday 25th July last. A good workout saw Ballingarry lose 0-3 to the visitors. The following match against Granville Rangers on August 3rd was called off. The team followed this up with a 0-3 defeat against Wembley Rovers on August 10th.
.: New Signings
Ballingarry AFC are delighted to announce the addition of two new players to their squad. Goalkeeper Shay Lyons, a former Summerville youth player, and most recently signed with Dromore Celtic, impressed during last weeks friendly defeat against the 'Boro. He made some good saves, showed much promise and could not be faulted for any of the goals.
Also joining the squad for the coming season is Cian Cagney, a youth player who has come through the ranks, and will be a great addition at midfield. A brother of current squad member Blaine, he impressed during his second half appearance against Janesboro.
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