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.: Seasons Greetings
The committee of Ballingarry AFC would like to wish all connected with the club a happy Christmas and a peaceful 2008.
.: Results weekending December 16th 2007
Saturday December 15th 2007
Under 14 Division 1 - Creeves Celtic 3 Ballingarry 3
FAI Youth Cup Round 3 - Glin Rovers 2 Ballingarry 1
Sunday December 16th 2007
Junior Division 1 - Ballingarry 1 Kilcornan 0.
A mixed weekend saw the clubs teams register a win a draw and a loss. On Saturday the under 14s were 3-1 up at the break at Creeves with goals from John O' Gorman (2) and Dean Clancy only to see a second half rally from Creeves see the game finish as a 3-3 draw.
At Glin the youths went out of the FAI youth cup on a 2-1 scoreline with Darren Alymer getting Ballingarrys only goal while on Sunday the juniors got back to winning ways thanks to Denis Kelly's goal against Kilcornan.
.: Underage Cup Draws Made (14/12/07)
The draws for all the underage domestic cups were made on Monday last with the exception of the under 10 draw. This draw will be made when the league resumes in Feburary.
Under 11 Cup Round 1: Ballingarry v Athea United
Under 12 Cup Round 2: Foynes v Ballingarry
Under 13 Cup Round 1: Creeves Celtic v Ballingarry
Under 14 Cup Round 1: Ballingarry v Granagh United (Winners away to NCW Rvs in Round 2)
Under 15 Cup Round 1: Ballingarry v Glin Rovers
Under 16 Cup Round 2: Ballingarry v Bally Rovers
The draw that will create the greatest interest is the under 14 clash against neighbours Granagh United. All told the draws were relatively kind with all the teams avoiding the main contenders. However much is expected from the clubs under 15 and 16 sides and all eyes will be on the progress made by these two sides.
.: Results Weekending November 25th 2007
Under 12 Division 2 - Ballingarry 2 Broadford United 4
Under 17 Domestic Cup Round 1 - NCW Rvs 3 Ballingarry 8
Sunday November 25th 2007
Junior Division 1 - St Itas 2 Ballingarry 0
On Saturday the 12s recent good run ended when division 2 leaders Broadford won in Ballingarry by 4 goals to 2. It was a spirited show from the home side coming from two down to draw level with goals from Mark Danagher and Ryan O' Shea. But a strong finish from United saw them take all the points.
The under 17s recorded a huge win in Newcastlewest hitting eight against the local Rovers side. In the goals were Kieron O' Keeffe (2); Shane Doherty; Kevin Forde and Darren Alymer.
Meanwhile on Sunday St. Itas dealt a massive blow to the junior sides title notions inflicting a first league loss of the season on Ballingarrys juniors. It could well have been a different story had Francis Kielys effort in the first half hit the net instead of the crossbar. A mixup lead to the first with Itas adding a second to put the issue beyond doubt. Ballingarry now find themselves eight points behind leaders NCW Rovers but with two games in hand.
.: Weekending December 2nd 2007
The only game involving Ballingarry over the weekend, the under 14 fixture against Creeves Celtic, was cancelled due to the poor weather conditions.
.: Results Weekending November 18th 2007
Saturday Nov 17th
Under 10 Division 1 - Abbeyfeale United A 6 Ballingarry A 1
Under 14 Division 1 - Ballingarry 2 NCW Rvs 2
An under strength under 10 side were well beaten in Abbeyfeale on Saturday on a 6-1 scoreline. Daven O' Donnell had given Ballingarry a half time lifeline to leave the score at 3-1. But three more from the homeside in the second period sent the visitors to their biggest defeat in over two years.
The under 14s collected a point from their tussle with NCW Rvs in a close game in Ballingarry. John O' Gorman had Ballingarry a goal up at the break but a wind assisted visiting side forged ahead during the second half. However Jeff Doherty salvaged a point for Ballingarry with a late penalty.
There was no junior fixture on Sunday due to the leagued involvement in the inter league competition.
.: Results Weekending November 11th 2007
Saturday Nov 10th
Under 16 Division 1 - Ballingarry 6 Abbeyfeale United 0
Sunday Nov 11th
Under 12 Division 2 - Athea United 0 Ballingarry 4
Munster Junior Cup Round 2 - Glin Rovers 2 Ballingarry 0
On Saturday the under 16 side got the weekend off to the perfect start with a 6-0 thrashing of visitors Abbeyfeale United. Mark Snow, Kevin Forde, Kevin Moynihan, James Hayes, Brian Healy and Alan Cronin were all on the score sheet as the team recorded their biggest win of the season.
On Sunday the under 12s recorded their second straight win of the season with a fine 4-0 success in Athea. Sean Moran, Denis Hayes and James O' Kelly were on the mark after an Athea defender had put through his own goal to give Ballingary an early lead.
After surviving a stiff test from Glin Rovers B in the first round of the Munster Junior Cup the juniors found the second round examination from Glins A side much tougher and bowed out of the competition on a 2-0 scoreline. With their interest in both the FAI and Munster Junior cups now ended the junior team will now focus on the league where an immediate return to the top flight must now surely be the priority.
.: Results Weekending November 4th 2007
Saturday Nov 3rd - Under 10 Division 1 - Ballingarry A 6 NCW Rvs 0
Under 16 National Cup - Listowel Celtic 3 Ballingarry 2 aet
Sunday November 4th 2007 - Munster Junior Cup Round 1 - Ballingarry 3 Glin Rovers B 1 aet
The under 10 A side recorded their first win of the season with a 6-0 home success against NCW Rovers. Once Nathan Clancy opened the scoring there was never any doubt as to where the points were going. A Daven O' Donnell hat-trick, another from Nathan and one from Cathal O' Keeffe completed the rout.
Also on Saturday in Listowel the under 16s went out of the National Cup against the local Celtic side. Goals from Kevin Forde and Steven O' Brien had them 2-1 up as the game entered the fifth, yes fifth, minute of added time where as expected Listowel were awarded a penalty. Listowel's winner coming in extra time. It proves once again that trying to get a result in Kerry is like what it used to be in the old eastern bloc countries.
On Sunday the juniors had to fight all the way to overcome a stern Munster Junior cup test from Glin Rovers B. Ballingarry missed some fine chances and had hit the crossbar from Denis Kelly before they were awarded a penalty when Scanlon was fouled early in the second half. A fine save from the keeper denied Scanlon from the spot and from the kick out Glin went ahead.
Declan Normoyle sent the game to extra time where subs Darren Alymer and Eoin Kennedy sealed Ballingarrys passage and a trip to Glin to play their A side in the next round.
.: Latest News October 31st 2007
The only club game pencilled in for this weekend October 28th was called off. The Munster junior cup 1st round game against Glin Rovers B was postponed due to an injury to the appointed match referee sustained during a morning game. The game is likely to be refixed for next Sunday November 4th.
Just the one game was played over the weekend of October 27th and 28th and that was on Monday October 29th when the 12s recorded their first away win of the season. James Kelly equalised St. Itas early strike while Steven McMahon got the winner in the second half.
.: Results Weekending October 21st 2007
Saturday - Under 10 Division 1 - NCW 5 Ballingarry A 2
Under 14 Division 1 - Ballingarry 0 NCW 4
Sunday - FAI Junior Cup Round 2 - Listowel Celtic 2 Ballingarry 1
A bad weekend for the club with none of the three teams in action recording any type of success on the field.
On Saturday the Under 10 A teams poor start continued with a 5-2 defeat in Newcastlewest. Ballingarry went ahead through Nathan Clancy but NCW raced into a 3-1 half time lead. This was added to early in the second half before a second fron young Clancy gave the visitors some hope. But a late fifth for the winners ended any hope they had of a point.
.: International Ballboy Duties.
Ballingarrys' appointment to supply the ballboys for the Euro 2008 qualifier against Germany on Saturday last October 13th was a tremendous success. Although the result was somewhat disappointing the entire day for the boys and indeed the adults involved will remain a fond memory for many a long day to come.
Their treatment by the FAI was nothing short of fantastic while meeting the entire German team after the game was an unexpected bonus.
.: Results Weekending October 7th 2007
Under 10 Division 1 - Ballingarry A 2 Foynes 3
Under 14 Division 1 - Askeaton 3 Ballingarry 4
FAI Youths Cup Round 2 - Ballingarry 4 Pallaskenry 1
Sunday October 7th 2007
Junior Division 1 - NCW Rvs 0 Ballingarry 2
A superb weekend of football saw Ballingarry win three out of the four games played.
On Saturday the under 14s travelled to Askeaton to return home with all three points. A first ever hat-trick for John O' Gorman had Ballingarry coasting, however a second half rally from Askeaton had them level before a late volley from Dean Clancy secured the points for Ballingarry.
The under 10 A team were in action in the morning but fell to their second league defeat of the season. Visitors Foynes raced into a two nil half time lead against a slow starting Ballingarry but a spirited fight back which saw Nathan Clancy net twice had them level. Some good chances went a begging for Ballingarry before Foynes got what proved to be the winner five minutes from time.
The youth side progressed to the third round of the national cup at the expense of guests Pallaskenry. Two from Kevin Forde and one each from Robert Hannon and Steven O' Brien saw Ballingarry ease through.
On Sunday it was the turn of the club flagship with a repeat of last seasons Desmond cup final in Newcastlewest. Even at this early stage of the season this was billed as a possible title decider with both teams setting the pace in the division. A good game resulted with Ballingarry recording a superb 2-0 success. Both goals were scored in the first half with Rory Alymer and Denis Kelly, the man who broke their hearts in Clonreask last May, doing the damage. The result leaves Ballingarry clear leaders at the top of the division.
There will be no action on the field next weekend as the club have received a free weekend as they will be on "international" duty in Croke Park for the visit of Germany.
.: Results Weekending September 30th 2007
Saturday September 29th
Under 12 Division 1 - Ballingarry 1 Granagh United 1
Munster Youth Cup Rd 1 Adare United 1 Ballingarry 1 aet Ballingarry win 5-4 on pens
Sunday September 30th
Under 16 National Cup (Barry Cup) 1st Round - Ballingarry 5 NCW 3
Juniors Division 1 - Ballingarry 4 Rathkeale B 0
The first of Saturdays games saw Ballingarrys under 12s get their first point of the season from a deserved draw with near neighbours Granagh. Darragh Kiely was the Ballingarry scorer.
In the MYC 1st round Ballingarry had to go all the way to penalties to progress. Niall Cahill with a last minute equaliser sent the game to extra time where Ballingarry secured their passage through penalties.
On Sunday first up were the under 16s who progressed to the second round of the Barry cup at the expense of NCW. An eight goal game saw the homeside go through 5-3 with goals from Kevin Forde (2) and Kevin Moynihan, James Lodge and Brian Healy scoring one each. The result was somewhat soured as Lodge was sent off for his second booking, dissent, late on in the game.
The Juniors remain unbeaten thanks to a 4-0 stroll against Rathkeales second string on Sunday afternoon. Two goals from Joe Scanlon, one from the spot, one from Denis Kelly and a first goal for Ballingarry from Declan Normoyle sees Ballingarry remain amongst the favourites for promotion.
.: Results Weekending September 23rd 2007
FAI Under 17 Cup Round 1 - Ballingarry 3 NCW 4
Junior Division 1 - NCW B 0 Ballingarry 3
Ballingarry recovered well from the dropped points from the previous Sunday to record their third win in four in Newcastlewest on Sunday. The homesides second string put up little fight as Francis Kiely put Ballingarry ahead before two more from Denis Kelly in the second half saw Ballingarry easy winners.
.: Ballingarry To Supply Ballboys For Euro 2008 Qualifier.
Ballingarry AFC have been slected to supply the ballboys for the Euro 2008 qualifier against Germany at Croke Park on Saturday October 13th next. This can only be viewed as a great honour for the club and a first for any club from the Limerick Desmond Schoolboys league. The boys from the under 14 and 15 squads will have the distinction of doing this duty on the day while the entire management committee will also be travelling to Dublin with the team for the game.
.: Results Week Ending September 16th 2007
Under 15 National Cup - NCW Rovers 2 Ballingarry 1 aet
Under 12 Division 2 - Foynes 7 Ballingarry 0
Youth Division 1 - Ballingarry 3 NCW Rovers 0
Junior Division 1 - Ballingarry 1 Athea United 1
Ballingarrys under 15s bowed out of the National cup in Newcastlewest but The Rovers had to go all the way to extra time before securing their passage. Ballingarry trailed 1-0 before Steven O' Brien levelled but five minutes from time NCW Rovers got what proved to be the winner.
The under 12s had a terrible start to their season when they were well and truly beaten in Foynes while the youths kept their title hopes well on track with well deserved 3-0 win against NCW Rovers. Steven O' Brien with one and cousin Niall Fitzgerald with two saw all points on offer collected.
On Sunday the juniors winning start ended when they could only draw with visiting Athea United. Rory Alymers fourth goal in three games had Ballingarry ahead in the first half before United drew level with a superb volley mid way through the second period. Ballingarry had ample opportunities to finish off the game but failed to avail and in the end had to settle for a share of the spoils.
.: Sunday September 9th 2007 - Juniors Maintain Good Start
Division 1 - Foynes 1 Ballingarry 4
Ballingarrys' intentions are now well known following this comprehensive away win against Foynes. 4-1 tells its own story with goals from Rory Alymer (2) and one each for Denis Kelly and Joe Scanlon completeing the rout.
On Saturday the under 14s had a 4-2 home winning start to their Division 1 campaign against Adare while on Thurdsay the under 10 A side were beaten 3-0 in Askeaton in their first league game of the new season.
.: Thursday August 30th 2007 - U16 Division 1 - Ballingarry 5 Adare Utd 0
After a faultering start to the league Ballingarry are right back in contention following this comprehensive win at home to Adare. Two goals from Stephen O' Brien and one each from Niall Kennedy, Shane Doherty and James Hayes saw the bottom club go home empty handed.
.: August 28th 2007 - Youth Division 1
Ballingarry Suffer First Defeat - Glin Rovers 3 Ballingarry 1
Ballingarry dropped their first points of the season against title favourites Glin Rovers on a 3-1 scoreline in Glin. A closely fought encounter saw Ballingarry draw level through an own goal before they were denied what looked like a fair penalty claim. The winners forged ahead before adding a third in the last minute.
.: Sunday August 26th 2007 - Junior Division 1
Breska Rovers 0 Ballingarry 1 - Juniors Get Opening Day Win
Rory Alymer got the only goal of the game that sees Ballingarry get their season off to a winner.
.: Thursday August 23rd 2007 - Under 16 Division 1
16s Record First Win - Pallaskenry 1 Ballingarry 4
The 16s recorded their first win in emphatic fashion with a 4-1 success at Pallaskenry. Kevin Moynihan got two of the four while one each from James Hayes and Marcus Moore saw Ballingarry an easy winner.
.: Youths Fine Start Continues Monday August 20th 2007
Youths Div 1 - NCW 0 Ballingarry 3
Ballingarrys second league game of the new season saw them collect another three points, this most recent success coming in Newcastlewest. Goals from Robert Hannon, Darren Alymer and a debut goal for Stephen O' Brien saw them top the table after two games
.: Thursday August 23rd 2007 - 16s Poor Start Continues
Division 1 - Askeaton 2 Ballingarry 1
While the youths enjoy a 100 percent start the 16s start is the complete opposite. Shane Dohertys strike wasn't enough as the team went down 2-1 against a good Askeaton side.
.: Sunday August 19th 2007 - Junior Season In False Start
The junior season which was due to start today was put on hold due to the unavailability of a referee. They will now have to wait until next Sunday August 26 when they are due to play Breska Rovers. The squad has been strengthened somewhat by the addition of some new faces. Declan Normoyle joins from Breska Rovers where he played midfield while Daniel Neville was signed from Shauntrade. Neville can play up the right.
.: Season begins with youth win
Tuesday August 14th - Youth Div 1 - Rathkeale 0 Ballingarry 4
Goals from Niall Cahill, Niall Fitzgerald and two from Kieron O' Keeffe, one a penalty, gave the youth team the perfect start to get season 07/08 off to a flyer.
Thursday August 16th - Under 16 Div 1 - NCW 3 Ballingarry 1
However it was a complete reversal for the 16s as the fell at NCW in their opening Division 1 fixture on a 3-1 scoreline. Ballingarrys' consolation coming from the spot from Kevin Forde.
.: New Season 2007/08 Begins
The new schoolboy season will kick off next Tuesday when the youth team visit Rathkeale in their opening Division 1 game. The sixteens get their Division 1 season underway the following Thursday when they will play NCW, also away. The under 10s and the under 14s will both get going on September 1st while the under 12s will get going on September 8th.
.: Seasons managers selected
This seasons managers have been put in place, they are:
Under 10 B: Thomas Begley
Under 10 A: James Clancy
Under 12 : Tadhg Keating
Under 14 : John Clancy
Under 16 : Tom Burke
Youths : Rory Alymer
Juniors : George Quinlivan
.Unfortunately the club were unable to secure a manager for the under 8 team and were unable to enter a team.
.: Ballingarry AFC Summer Camp 2007
The Summer Camp, which has now become an annual event in the club calender, was yet again a roaring success. Not even the poor weather could spoil it for the 100 children who attended, while on Thursday, to add to their enjoyment, Republic of Ireland and Glasgow Celtic legend Packie Bonner dropped in and spent over an hour with the childen. Some photos of the camp are viewable
.: Managers Wanted
Ballingarry AFC requires managers for the Under 8 and Under 10 teams for the coming season. Persons with the relevant qualifications to manage these age groups and those willing to help should contact club secretary James Clancy at 087-1301004.