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.: Christmas 2008 Results
Sunday December 21
Junior Division 3 - Bally Rovers 0 Ballingarry B 3
Saturday December 27
Under 14 Division 1 - Ballingarry 2 Kilcornan 0 (Lane, Kelly)
Sunday December 28
Under 12 Cup Round 2 - Ballingarry 5 St. Itas 1 (McMahon, Clancy, O' Keeffe pen, O' Donnell, Banks)
Ballingarry B spent Christmas at the summit of division 3 thanks to a fine 3.0 win at Bally Rovers. Patrick Keating with a brace and Padraig Forde were the winners marksmen. The under 14s had a two nill success at home to Kilcornan with Cris Lane and Luke Kelly on the mark. The under 12 side became the first Ballingarry side to progress in a domestic cup with a resounding 5.1 win at home to St Itas. Ballingarry were never in trouble and could have won by a much greater margin but for some fine \'keeping and some poor finishing. Steven McMahon, Nathan Clancy, Cathal O Keeffe from the spot, Davin O Donnell and Jack Banks were all on the mark for Ballingarry.
.: Weekend Results December 21 2008
Premier Division 21 December - Ballingarry 5 NCW Rvs 0 (Scanlon 3 (1 pen), Donal O' Grady, K. Forde)
Ballingarry signed off for 2008 with a resounding 5-0 defeat of visitors Newcastlewest Rovers. The game will be remembered most for a first ever hat-trick for the club for Joe Scanlon and a first ever goal for the club for Kevin Forde. Ballingarry were always in control from the moment Donal O' Grady opened the scoring leading 2-0 at the break.
The draw for the fourth round of the Munster Junior Cup was made last week and will see Ballingarry travel to Cork to meet Mayfield United of the Munster Senior League in the last 32.
.: Seasons Greetings
The management of Ballingarry AFC would like to wish everybody involved with the club in any way a very happy Christmas and a successful 2009.
Holiday fixtures as follows:
Saturday Dec 20 - Under 16 Division 1 - Ballingarry v NCW 2pm
Sunday Dec 21 - Premier Division - Ballingarry v NCW Rvs 11.30 am
Division 3 - Bally Rovers v Ballingarry B 2.30 pm
Saturday Dec 27 - Under 14 Division 1 - Ballingarry v Kilcornan 2.30 pm
Sunday Dec 28 - Under 17 cup - NCW Rvs v Ballingarry 2pm
Monday Dec 29 - Under 12 cup - Ballingarry v St. Itas 2pm
Friday Jan 2 2009 - Under 16 cup - Ballingarry v Killeaney 2pm
.: Results Weekending December 7th 2008
FAI Under 17 Cup Round 3 - Ballingarry 4 Askeaton 1 (Hannon, Kennedy, K. Forde, Cronin)
FAI Junior Cup Round 4 - Ballingarry 3 Rathkeale 4 aet (O.G., F. Kiely, R. Alymer)
Ballingarry were involved in the national cups at under 17 and junior level over the weekend with the under 17s progressing to the last 32 thanks to a stunning 4-1 success against Askeaton. Robert Hannon and Niall Kennedy gave Ballingarry a 2-0 half time lead with the visitors pulling one back early in the second half. Kevin Forde and Alan Cronin added two more to send Ballingarry through against the much fancied Askeaton.
On Sunday there was no such joy for the Juniors as they went under 4-3 in extra time. Ballingarry took an early two nil lead but from there on they were under the cosh and it was no surprise when the own goal and Francis Kielys strikes were cancelled out to send the game to extra time. The winners went a goal up in the second period only for Rory Alymer to seemingly sent the game to penalties. However when Ballingarry failed to clear Kenny Hogan was allowed send home a superb winner with just two minutes remaining.
.: Result - Saturday November 29th
Under 16 National Cup (Barry Cup) - Ballingarry 0 NCW Rvs 1
A quiet weekend saw just one team in action with the under 16s going out of the National cup. A poor performance saw visitors NCW Rovers go through to meet Corbally United on a 1-0 scoreline. The only junior game down for decision, Ballingarry B v Carrig Celtic B, on Sunday involving the club was called off as no referee was available. The club was delighted to hear that three Ballingarry players have been selected on the LDSL under 11 academy. The three are Mikey Hickey, Nathan Clancy and Cathal O' Keeffe.
.: Results Weekending 23rd November 2008
Saturday - Under 8 Division 1 - Ballingarry 0 Glin Rovers 2
Under 12 Division 2 - Athea United 5 Ballingarry 0
Youth Division 1 - Ballingarry 3 Adare United 3 (S. O' Doherty, A. Cronin)
Sunday - Munster Junior Cup Round 3 - Pallaskenry 0 Ballingarry 3 (Darragh O' Grady, F. Kiely, A. Barrett)
Junior Division 3 - Ballingarry B 2 Broadford Utd B 0 (B. Fitzgerald, P. Keating)
Ballingarry A moved into the fourth round of the Munster Junior cup and the open draw with a 3-0 win in Pallaskenry. Goals from Aidan Barrett, Darragh O' Grady both firsts of the season for them and one from Francis Kiely saw an easy win.
Two first time scorers for the club in Brian Fitzgerald and Pat Keating saw the B team stay top thanks to a 2-0 win at home to Broadford United B.
The schoolboys on Saturday brought no joy as both the under 12 and under 8 teams were beaten while the youths are still looking for their first win of the season following the 3-3 draw with Adare United. Shane Doherty and Alan Cronin with 2 were on the mark.
.: Results Weekending 16 November 2008
Saturday Nov 15
Under 10 Division 1 - Ballingarry A 4 Kildimo United A 1 (Hickey 2, Hehir, Fitzgibbon)
Sunday Nov 16
Reidy Joinery Cup Round 1 - Ballingarry B 3 Adare United 4 (Forde, Doyle, Hanlon)
Under 16 Barry Cup Round 1 - NCW Rvs v Ballingarry Off Pitch Unplayable.
Ballingarrys B team were in action in the Reidy cup on Sunday but visitors Adare United ended their hopes of progress by the odd goal in seven. Padraig Forde, David Hanlon and Kristan Doyle were on the mark during a game that saw James Mullane make his debut for the club.
On Saturday the under 10s kept in touch with table toppers Askeaton with a comprehensive 4-1 home win against Kildimo United. Mikey Hickey with two and one each from Hehir and Moss Fitzgibbon saw the points secured.
The national cup game between Ballingarry under 16s and NCW Rovers was called off due to the pitch being unplayable in Newcastlewest. The game will now revert to Ballingarry.
.: Cup draws made.
Ballingarrys reward for beating Tulla United of Clare in the third round of the FAI junior cup ia a home game in the open draw against Rathkeale. In the FAI Under 17 cup Ballingarry have progressed to the third round without kicking a ball. Second round opponents Tralee Dynamos of Kerry have withdrawn from the competiton giving Ballingarry a walkover. They will now play the winners of Askeaton and NCW Rovers at home in round three. Having received a bye in the first round Ballingarry will be relieved to play a game in the competition. In the under 16 National cup (Barry cup) Ballingarry are away to NCW rovers with the winners at home to Corbally United or Rathkeale in the second round.
.: Saturday November 8th 2008
Under 12 Division 2 - Ballingarry 3 Broadford United 2 (O' Donnell, Clancy, O' Keeffe)
A fine game of football in Ballingarry saw Broadford drop their first points of the sesason and Ballingarry record their first win since the opening day. Ballingarry went 1 up from O' Donnell after ten minutes before the visitors equalised with a fine long range effort. Ballingarrys lead was restored for half time when Clancy chipped the keeper from the edge of the box. Broadford drew level again from a free from 20 yards before O' Keeffe made sure of the points also from a long range free kick after Clancy was fouled.
.: Weekend Results November 2nd 2008
Saturday November 1st 2008
Under 14 Division 1 - Ballingarry 0 Abbeyfeale United 1
Youth Division 1 - Broadford United 1 Ballingarry 1 (O' Riordan)
Sunday November 3rd 2008
FAI Junior Cup Rd 3 - Ballingarry 6 Tulla United (Clare) 1 (Donal O' Grady 3, Scanlon 2 pens, Kelly)
Junior Division 3 - Rockhill Rovers 1 Ballingarry B 3 (Doyle 2, O' Hanlon)
Pride of place over the weekend goes to the junior A side who put six past visitors Tulla United to progress to the National draw of the FAI junior cup. In truth this game became a farce midway through the first half. Ballingarry had already drawn level from their first penalty of the day when Scanlon scored after the visiting full back handled on the line. Tulla were now down to ten men and when they felt an effort had crossed the line before being cleared they had a further two players lined for dissent.
To their credit they gave a brave performance but Ballingarry were never going to lose this game from there on. Donal O' Gradys hat-trick wasn't just his first for the club but was also the first ever FAI hat-trick from a Ballingarry player. Joe Scanlon got a second penalty while Denis Kelly also got on the sheet to confirm what was Ballingarrys biggest ever FAI win.
The B team returned to the top of the table in the morning with a fine away win against Rockhill Rovers. Kristan Doyle with two and David O' Hanlon were the scorers in the 3-1 success. On Saturday both the under 14 and youths recorded draws in their league games. The 14s held table toppers Abbeyfeale United to a scoreless draw while in Broadford the youths drew 1-1 with Damien O' Riordan getting the Ballingarry goal.
.: Results continued......Monday October 27th 2008
Under 16 Division 1 - NCW 2 Ballingarry 1 (O' Gorman)
Under 8 Division 1 - NCW A 0 Ballingarry 5 (O' Connor 3, O' Kelly 2)
The under 16 team lost some ground with the leaders following this 2-1 defeat at NCW. A dubious penalty set NCW on their way before the break only for John O' Gorman to restore parity. However NCW got a second without reply for Ballingarry from a break midway through the second half. The result was harsh on Ballingarry who were the better side throughout dominating long periods of the game.
The under 8s got their first win of the season with a 5-0 win in NCW. Two up at the break Ballingarry never looked like losing with a Sean O' Connor hat trick and a brace from Keith O' Kelly securing their first points of the season.
.: Results Saturday October 25th 2008
Under 10 Division 1 - Ballingarry 2 NCW 3 (Fitzgibbon, O' Kelly)
Under 14 Division 1 - Ballingarry 2 NCW Rvs A 0 (O' Connell 2 - 1 pen)
Sunday October 26th 2008 - MYC Round 2 - Ballingarry 1 Rathkeale 3 (Hayes)
The weekend saw three Ballingarry teams in action with the fourth, the junior B team, ruled off due to the rain. The under 10 side lost their first game of the season when they fell to NCW on Saturday on a 3-2 scoreline. Moss Fitzgibbon gave the home side the lead which was cancelled out before the break. Mark O' Kelly was on the mark again for Ballingarry in the second half but it wasn't enough as NCW added two more to secure all three points.
The under 14s recorded their first win and indeed secured their first points of the season at home to NCW Rvs also on Saturday. Barry O' Connell from the spot with a twice taken penalty put the winners 1 up at the break. O' Connell made sure of the points in the last minute with his second.
On Sunday the youths went out of the MY cup in round two when they lost at home to Rathkeale on a 3-1 scoreline. James Hayes on the mark for Ballingarry. A fourth game fixed for Ballingarrys only pitch was thankfully cancelled due to the weather, that being the Reidy Cup game at home between Ballingarry B and Adare United.
.: International Update
Anthony Forde played for seventy minutes of the under 16 friendly against Northern Ireland at Whitehall on Tuesday October 21st last. Unfortunately the side, after going a goal up, were beaten 3-1 on the day.
.: Results Week Ending October 19th 2008
Saturday - Under 8 Division 1 - Ballingarry 3 Athea United 7 (O, Kelly, Kavanagh, Mulqueen)
Munster Youth Cup Round 1 - Askeaton 1 Ballingarry 1 (Hayes) aet - Ballingarry win 5-4 on pens
Sunday - Premier Division - NCW 1 Ballingarry 0
Junior Division 3 - Glantine Rovers 1 Ballingarry B 0
Just one of the four teams in action over the weekend made progress with the youths progressing to the second round of the Munster Youths Cup. The under 8s were well beaten at home to Athea on Saturday with Keith O' Kelly, Mark Kavanagh and Bryan Mulqueen on the mark for the home side. The youth team were in Askeaton and had to come from behind to draw with their hosts through a James Hayes goal. Ballingarry should have won in normal time such was their dominance but had to go through the drama of a penalty shootout to progress. Alymer, O' Keeffe, both Fordes and Moore scored from the spot for Ballingarry to seal their passage.
On Sunday both junior sides were on the receiving end on a one-nil scoreline. In the morning the A team probably saw their title dream evaporate with the one-nil defeat at NCW. The only goal of the game came in the 26th minute from poor defending. It would have been worse but for a super show from John O' Grady in goal who made a string of fine saves to deny the winners more goals. At Glantine in the afternoon the B team suffered their first league loss of the season going down by the same scoreline. The only other game down for the weekend was the under 12 game at Breska but that was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.
.: Forde On International Duty
Ballingarrys under 15 midfielder Anthony Forde was involved in both under 16 friendly fixtures in Bolo against Turkey during the week. On Tuesday (October 14th) he played 55 minutes of the 4-0 defeat before being replaced by John Mountney while in Thursdays (October 16th) 4-2 win he came on for the final 16 minutes in place of goalscorer John O' Sullivan. Early reports say that Forde gave a good account of himself during both games. He will be on international duty again next week following his call up for the friendly against Northern Ireland in Dublin on Tuesday (October 21st).
.: Result Sunday October 12th 2008
F.A.I. Cup Round 1 - Ballingarry 3 Killarney Celtic 2 (Scanlon, D. Kelly, Moore)
Ballingarry came from a goal down at half time to win this very entertaining cup tie with a real edge, and thus advance into next round of competition. In other news, Anthony Forde has been called into the Under 16 Ireland squad to play Northern Ireland on October 20th.
.: Results Saturday October 11th 2008
Under 10 Division 1 - Ballingarry 3 Athea United 1 (O.G., Hickey, Storin).
Under 14 Division 1 - Askeaton 4 Ballingarry 2 (Lynch, Callaghan)
F.A.I. Youth Cup Round 1 - NCW 4 Ballingarry 4 aet (S. Doherty 2, Alymer 2) NCW Win 3-1 on pens.
The under 10 side recorded a 3-1 win at home to stay right on course for the title. Goals from Mark Storin and Mikey Hickey plus an own goal saw Ballingarry ease through. The under 14 side had no such luck as they lost their second successive game of the season at Askeaton. Ballingarrys scorers were David Lynch and Mark O' Callaghan. The 4-2 loss leaves them still looking for their first points of the new season.
Meanwhile the youths bowed out of the FAI youth cup at the first time of asking at Newcastlewest in what was an absorbing contest. Ballingarry were 3-1 up at the break thanks to Darren Alymer and Shane Doherty but somehow left it slip in the second period with NCW two strikes sending the game to extra time. Even then Ballingarry regained the lead only to concede a fourth minutes from the final whistle in extra time. Sadly from a Ballingarry point of view they could only convert one of their penalties through Darren Alymer and went out 3-1 on penalties.
.: Result Monday 29 September 2008
Under 10 Division 1
Creeves Celtic 1 Ballingarry A 3 (Hickey 2, Smith 1)
Ballingarry kept up the pace in the Division 1 of the under 10 league with a 3-1 win at Creeves. Two goals from Mikey Hickey and one from Aaron Smith ensured that their unbeaten start to the season continued.
.: Results Weekending 28 September 2008
Richard Hogan Cup Round 1 - Ballingarry B 0 Pallaskenry 1
Youth Division 1 - Ballingarry 2 NCW 4 (J. Doherty, O' Sullivan)
Just two games played at the weekend saw neither team have joy as both the youth on Saturday and the junior B team on Sunday went under. Goals from Jeff Doherty and Tom O' Sullivan were not enough as NCW collected all three points from their visit. The results leaves Ballingarry waiting for their first win of the season and even at this early stage in their season a league title looks difficult.
On Sunday for the second game in a row Pallaskenry knocked Ballingarry B out of a cup competition. The one-nil reversal ensured that Ballingarrys first ever appearance in the Richard Hogan cup was a disapointment. The only goal came from a corner midway through the second half. Ballingarry had chances too during a close game with Forde and Doyle going close.
Team: Pearson, O' Sullivan, J. McAuliffe, Padraig McAuliffe, E. Cahill, M. Condron, Keating, Doyle, Fitzgerald, Forde. Subs used: J. Condron, Farragher, O' Grady.
.: Results 14 September 2008
Junior Premier Division - Ballingarry 2 Rathkeale 4 (Marcus Moore, Francis Kiely)
Junior Division 3 - Ballingarry B 2 Creeves Celtic 1 (David Hanlon, Mike Condron)
Under 10 Division 1 - Ballingarry A 2 Askeaton A 2 (Mikey Hickey, Mark Storin)
All the activity was confined to Sunday and while the A team slipped the B team maintained their good early season form. Visitors Rathkeale went home with all three points on a 4-2 scoreline where a first junior goal for Marcus Moore and a late Francis Kiely strike wasent enough.
The B team, thanks to goals from David Hanlon, his first for the club and a second from sub Mike Condron ensured the team remained unbeaten in the league. In schoolboy football the under 10 A side shared the points with visitors Askeaton A with Mikey Hickey and Mark Storin on the score sheet in a 2-2 draw.
.: Result Sunday September 7th 2008
Under 12 Division 1 - Ballingarry 2 Athea United 1
Goals: S. McMahon, N. Clancy.
Ballingarry got their under 12 season off to the perfect start with a home win against Athea United. Ballingarry were always the better side playing some fine football and it was little surprise when Steven McMahon gave them the lead when he headed home Cathal O' Keeffes corner after 20 minutes. Ballingarry doubled their lead ten minutes into the second half when Nathan Clancy finished off O' Keeffes delivered free kick. Ballingarry spurned a chance to put the issue beyond doubt when Clancy missed a penalty five minutes from time. Athea got a consolation in the last minute.
.: Latest news
The weather played havoc with the clubs weekend fixtures with both the under 8 and youth fixtures called off due to the wet conditions on Saturday (September 6th). On Sunday the junior A game against NCW Rvs was called off due to the unavailability of referee Donie O' Gorman. However the B game against Granagh United did go ahead and with it the teams 100% start to the season. The game finished 0-0 with the best chance falling to Ballingarrys Kristan Doyle but he was unable to convert from close in.
.: Forde Gets Call Up
Ballingarry under 15 player Anthony Forde will be travelling to Turkey on September 14th next with the Republic Of Ireland under 16 squad for their two friendly fixtures against the Turks. This is a huge honour for the club as Anthony becomes the first ever Ballingarry player to play international football.
Already he has appeared in the green jersey at under 15 level when he played against Northern Ireland in Belfast in May while he played against Wales in the 1-0 win at under 16 level in Whitehall on August 28th last when his performance generated much attention across the Irish sea with Blackburn Rovers, Wolves and Derby County eyeing his progress.
.: Results Week Ending August 31st 2008
A hive of activity on the pitch saw no fewer then six teams from the club in action with success divided evenly between the sides.
Saturday August 30th
Under 10 Division 1 - Kildimo Utd A 1 Ballingarry A 5
Goals from Storin, Fitzgibbon, Keane and an own goal saw Ballingarry get their season off to a flyer.
Under 14 Division 1 - Ballingarry 1 Athea United 9
A vastly understrength team was reflected in this massive beating. Chris Lane was Ballingarrys scorer from the spot.
Youth Division 1 - Ballingarry 1 Broadford United 4
James Hayes was on the mark as Ballingarry fell to their second league defeat in a week.
Sunday August 31st
Junior Premier Division - Ballingarry 5 Broadford United 0
The A team responded in brilliant fashion following their opening day defeat and were not flattered by this scoreline. Scanlon had already missed a penalty before he opened the scoring from a second penalty just before the break. Another Scanlon strike followed by an own goal from yet another Scanlon effort put the game beyond doubt before Donal O' Grady and Francis Kiely added two more.
Junior Division 3 - Shountrade 2 Ballingarry B 4
The B team manitained their 100% start with an impressive away win against one of the title favourites. Forde with two and Kristan Doyle were on the mark while an own goal completed the rout.
Under 16 Division 1 - Ballingarry 1 NCW Rvs A 3
A poor start to their season saw visitors from NCW record an unexpected victory. Under 16 Irish international Anthony Forde got the Ballingarry consolation with a fine individual effort.
.: August 26th 2008 - Youths lose opener
Youths Division 1 - Askeaton 2 Ballingarry 1
A 2-1 defeat in Askeaton was Ballingarrys reward in their opening league game of the season. Askeaton went two up before John Ruttle scored from the spot for what proved to be no more than a consolation for the visitors.
.: Results August 24th 2008 - Opening Day Blues For Ballingarry "A"
Premier Division - Abbeyfeale United 2 Ballingarry 1
Division 3 - Ballingarry B 3 St. Itas B 2
Ballingarrys return to the Premier began like they were hoping it wouldn't with an away loss to Abbeyfeale United. Having a goal dissallowed early in the first half Ballingarry were to suffer more when falling a goal behind before the break. An early second half rally saw them draw level through Eoin Barrett however there was to be no happy ending as the home side got the second to secure all three points.
After a lapse of almost fifteen years the Ballingarry B team got off to a flyer with a home win against St. Itas B in this division three opener. Padraig Forde with a brace and Kristan Doyle were the scorers in a 3-2 win.
.: Massive Lotto Finds A Home.
Congratulations to Seamus and Bernie Costello who scooped the clubs record lotto jackpot of €19,100
.: New Photos Uploaded
Photographs of the ballboys outing to Croke Park for the Ireland v Germany match last October are now viewable . Also, photos of the recent underage presentation night can be seen by clicking .