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.: Weekend Results December 20th 2009
Saturday Under 11 Cup Round 1 - Ballingarry 2 (N. Houlihan 2) Creeves 0 aet
Under 14 Division 2 - Ballingarry 0 Creeves 2
The under 11s progressed to the quarter final of the cup and a meeting against either NCW or Abbeyfeale United, who drew on Saturday, thanks to two extra time goals from Niall Houlihan. The game was even throughout with Ballingarry shading it. Both keepers made saves to send the game to extra time for Ballingarry to get the deciding goals.
The under 14s put up a brave performance against the champions elect going down to two late goals. Even though the visitors were the better side it was Ballingarry that got the better chances to score. In the finish it was two Ballingarry mistakes that told.
The Division 2 game between Ballingarry B and Ballysteen fixed for Sunday was off due to weather.
.: Inter League News.
The LDFL inter league team in which Ballingarrys Shane Doherty is a part of had a fine win against their LDMC opponents on Saturday (2-0) and progress to the knockout stages.
On Sunday the LDFL under 12s with Mikey Hickey and Cathal O' Keeffe on board recorded their second win in as many games against LCSL (0-2) in Charleville and are well placed to reach the Munster final.
No such luck for the under 16 inter league team who went down 6-2 in Clonreask. Danny Neville was the only Ballingarry representative on the side.
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Ballingarry put pressure on leaders Abbeyfeale with a fine 2-1 victory at home to a spirited Newcastle West side.
Both teams started well and a tough contest ensued. Some excellent defending from Aoibhlinn O'Connor and Zara O'Kelly set the tone early on. It took until just after the half hour mark for Ballingarry to take the lead. Some great work down the left from Aimee McCarthy found Fiona Hickey free in the box. Her shot was well blocked but the rebound fell straight to Marion Neville who made no mistake. Ballingarry nearly doubled their lead when Hickey was again denied after being put through from a fine Jane Hickey ball. Shortly after NCW had their best chance of the 1st half after their striker broke free but a fantastic covering block from centre half O'Grady diverted the ball for a corner. The corner count for NCW grew as half-time neared but Mary Shire and Emer Hickey defended well.
The second half saw Ballingarry take control and but for the NCW goal keeper saving bravely at Fiona Hickeys feet Ballingarry would have doubled their lead.
With fifteen minutes remaining some quick thinking from a Mary Shire throw in set Olivia O'Keeffe through and she squared perfectly for substitute Eleanor Gaffney to score her second in two games. This proved to be the match winner.
Despite the best efforts of Orla Keating and Rachel Cronin chasing every ball NCW finally beat Catherine Murphy through an excellent individual goal for NCW set up a nervy finish but Ballingarry held out.
This was an excellent team win and puts Ballingarry back in the title mix.
Team: Catherine Murphy, Aoibhlinn O'Connor, Zara O'Kelly, Emma O'Grady (Orla Keating), Emer hickey, Mary Shire, Jane Hickey, Aimee McCarthy, Marion Neville (Eleanor Gaffney), Fiona Hickey, Olivia O'Keeffe (Rachel Cronin).
Training continues on Fridays over the Christmas break, details via text.
.: Results Weekending Dec 13 2009
Saturday - Youths Division 1 - Askeaton 0 Ballingarry 3 (Clancy, A. Cronin, Moore) Under 12 Division 4 - Glin Rovers 5 Ballingarry B 1 (Gohery)
Sunday - Junior Division 2 - Breska Rovers 4 Ballingarry B 0
The youths left Askeaton with all three points, a result that puts them in pole position with three games, two of which are at home, left to play. All three Ballingarry goals, from Dean Clancy, Alan Cronin and Marcus Moore, came in the first half.
The under 12 B side were in Glin but were on the receiving end of a 5-1 defeat with their consolation coming through Claire Gohery.
On Sunday the junior B team went down in Mungret to Breska on a 4-0 scoreline.
.: Underage Cup Draws Made
All the domestic cup draws were made with some interesting pairings involving Ballingarrys teams pulled out. The under sixteens will defend their title against the team they beat in the final last with Broadford the visitors in the second round of the competition while the under 10s received a bye into the second round for their first defence of the cup they won last term. The under 11s will hope to go one step further than beaten finalists but first they will have to get over Creeves at home with the winners away to NCW / Abbeyfeale United in the second round.
The full draw is:
Under 8 v Creeves / Kildimo Rd.2 (a)
Under 10 v A Bye Rd.1
Under 11 v Creeves (h) Rd. 1 winners v NCW / Abbeyfeale United Rd.2 (a).
Under 12 A v Kilcornan (h) Rd.2
Under 12 B v Glantine Rovers (a) Rd.1
Under 13 v Athea / NCW (h) 1/4 Final
Under 14 v Creeves (a) Rd.1 winners v Bally Rovers (a) Rd.2.
Under 15 v Athea United (a) 1/4 Final.
Under 16 v Broadford United (h) Rd.2.
.: Inter League News
The under 11 academy played their first friendly of the season against Athea United on Sunday last with both Ballingarry players Edward Houlihan and Mark Storin performing well for the academy. Unfortunately they ended up on the losing side.
.: Results Saturday December 5th 2009
Munster Youth Cup Round 1 - NCW 1 Ballingarry 0
Under 14 Division 2 - Ballingarry 1 (Murphy) St Itas 1
The youths bowed out of the Munster youth cup following a 1-0 reversal in NCW. It what was a fine game of end to end football. Ballingarry can only blame themselves for not progressing to the third round having missed a host a chances. Jeff Doherty and Kevin Forde both had just the keeper to beat but failed. The wastage finally told ten minutes from time when the home side got what proved to be the winner.
The under 14s were unlucky not to collect all three points from a fine performance in another fine game. Itas took the lead after just five minutes from some sloppy home defending, a goal that saw Itas froce further pressure on the Ballingarry defence. However once Ballingarry settled they began to play some wonderful football which resulted in an equaliser from Jason Murphy, his fourth of the season in all competitions. Nathan Clancy won the throw and beat three players down the left before crossing for Murphy to apply the finishing touch to leave the sides level at the break. The second half saw Ballingarry apply all the presssure, hitting the crossbar and having a goal disallowed. However it was Itas who went closest to grabbing all three points when Mikey Hickey cleared off the line.
The under 10s and 8s season has now entered their Winter break and will resume in Feb for the 10s and March for the 8s. At this stage it appears that both will struggle to make their finals with the 8s having one point from four games and the 10s with six from five games.
.: Inter League News.
In the under 12 inter league last Sunday (Dec 6th) the LDSL side played The Clare League in Athea. They got their season off to a great start beating their visitors 6-0. Ballingarry had three players on the squad for the game with all three, Nathan Clancy, Mikey Hickey and Mikey Morrissey making an appearance.
.: Anthony Forde - November Update
November 2009 has proved to be a month of activity for Forde seeing him feature in several games for Wolves.
.: Results Weekending November 29 2009
Sunday - Premier Division - Shannonside 4 Ballingarry 2 (O' Grady, Alymer)
The Junior A team are finding the going tough this season losing again this time at Borrigone to Shannonside. Darragh O' Grady and Rory Alymer were both on the score sheet as Ballingarry fell 4-2.
All schoolboy games involving Ballingarry teams were off for the third week running due to the weather.
.: Latest News
For the second weekend in a row all fixtures involving both underage and junior teams were postponed due to the weather.
.: Results Weekending November 15th 2009
Junior Premier Division - Askeaton 3 Ballingarry 1 (S. O' Doherty)
Reidy Cup Round 2 - Granagh United 6 Ballingarry B 0
No joy as both junior teams were beaten. The junior A team were in Askeaton where the table toppers completed the double over Ballingarry with a 3-1 win. Shane O' Doherty was on the mark for the visitors with his first goal for the club. (Team: Kenrick, N. Cahill, Kiely, Fitzgerald, Corrigan, Clancy, N. Condron, Ryan, Doyle (Alymer), O' Grady (Barrett), O' Doherty.
In the afternoon the B team were knocked out of the Reidy Cup at the second round stage by local rivals Granagh United on a 6-0 scoreline.
In other news the first management committee of Ballingarry AFC (season 1984/85) were guests of the FAI at the Ireland vs France World Cup quailifier on Saturday November 14th last. They were part of the Presidential function before the game before enjoying the match from the comfort of the Hogan Stand. Those in attendance were: Moss McAuliffe, James Clancy, John Clancy, Joe Burke, James Cronin, Noel Hayes and James Hayes representing the late Denis Hayes. Also in attendance was Moss Doody the club president.
.: Ballingarry AFC 25th Anniversary Night - New Page Added
A new section has been added to the website for the 25th anniversary celebrations evening in the Woodlands House Hotel, Adare on October 25th last. The new page documents what was a fantastic occasion for the club with a full review of the entire days proceedings and also includes a large array of photos from the celebrations - a must for anybody who was there on the night or for those who missed the occasion.
The page is located by clicking on the "25 Years" button at the top right hand corner of page, or by (*If you are on a slow internet connection, please wait a minute or two for the full page to download, as there is a lot of image content)
.: Weekend Results Nov. 8th 2009
All games involving Ballingarry AFC teams were postponed over the weekend due to the poor weather.
.: Results Weekending November 8th 2009
Richard Hogan Cup Round 1 - Mountcollins 2 Ballingarry B 1 (O' Grady)
Under 10 Division 2 - Kildimo United 1 Ballingarry 3 (Hartnett 2, Houlihan)
The Bees bowed out of the Hogan Cup in Abbeyfeale against Mountcollins where a John O' Grady goal wasn't enough for Ballingarry while the 10s got back to winning ways with a 3-1 win in Kildimo. Niall Houlihan and Jack Hartnett with a brace were on the mark for the winners.
.: Weekend Results November 1st 2009
.: Results Monday 26 October 2009
Under 8 Division 1 - Ballingarry 1 (Cronin) Broadford United 5
Under 12 Division 1 - Old Mill 1 Ballingarry A 3 (O' Donnell, Hickey, Clancy)
Under 12 Division 4 - Ballingarry B 0 Bally Rovers 6
The under 12 side moved three points clear at the top of Division 1 with a hard earned 3-1 win at the Old Mill on Monday. Davin O' Donnell gave Ballingarry the lead following great work from Niall Houlihan but the home side drew level before the break from a simple goal. Niall Houlihan was fouled early in the second half in the box and Mikey Hickey restored Ballingarrys lead from the spot. Then with just five minutes left Nathan Clancy made sure of the points when his shot from the right went into the goal off the keeper.
The under 12 B side were at home to Bally Rovers but were well beaten while the under 8 side suffered the same fate at home to Broadford United.
.: 25th Anniversary Night
Ballingarry AFC held their 25th anniversary celebration night at the Woodlands House Hotel on Sunday night last. Photographs from what was a fantastic occasion will be available on the website as soon as they come to hand.
Anyone looking for copies of the DVD slideshow that was playing on the night, please contact Seamus Burke on 087 9965745
.: Results Weekending October 18th 2009
Under 12 Division 1 - Ballingarry A 4 (Clancy 2, O' Keeffe 2) Broadford United 0
Under 12 Division 4 - Pallaskenry 8 Ballingarry B 0
Under 8 Division 1 - NCW Rvs 6 Ballingarry 0
MYC Round 1 - Listowel Celtic 4 Ballingarry 3 AET (Forde, S. Doherty, O' Donoghue)
Sunday - Premier Division - NCW 5 Ballingarry 0
MJC Round 1 - Shannonside 3 Ballingarry B 1 (G. Cronin)
A bad weekend at the office for Ballingarry with just one team recording a win from the six in action. The under 12 A side were always the better side as goals from Nathan Clancy (2) and Cathal O' Keeffe (2) saw them beat Broadford United 4-0.
No such fare for the B team as they were well beaten in Pallas by 8 goals to no score. The under 8s too shipped a big defeat going under 6-0 at NCW Rovers.
The youth team became the latest of some famous Kerry refereeing going out in Listowel 4-3 in extra time with the winner coming in the last minute of play. Ballingarry found themselves 3 down with a man sent off and also at the end of a penalty. But a massive come back them draw level with goals from Shane Doherty, Damien O' Donoghue and Kevin Forde but however no effort will ever be enough from a visit to Kerry.
On Sunday the B team gave a fine performance in losing to Premier side Shannonside with Gary Croinin scoring Ballingarrys consolation while in NCW the A team suffered a 5-0 drubbing at the hands of the Premier champions.
.: Grounds Are Finally Named
After 25 years Ballingarry AFC's grounds have finally been named. The name chosen at a specially arranged E.G.M. on Monday last October 12th 2009 is "The Paddocks". The name is the original name of the site where the club located its ground in 1986. The grounds will be offically opened on Sunday next at 12.30 pm.
.: Results Weekending October 11th 2009
Saturday Under 10 Division 1 - Ballingarry 2 (Gohery 2) Killeaney 3
Sunday Junior Premier Division - Ballingarry 0 Glin Rovers 2
Both teams representing Ballingarry AFC over the weekend lost. On Saturday Killeaney twice went ahead only for Claire Gohery to draw Ballingarry level on both occassions. However her heroics werent enough as Killeaney got their third and decisive goal two minutes from time.
On Sunday Glin Rovers defeated the A team 2-0 in Ballingarry the first coming just before the break after Ballingarry had hit the crossbar.
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.: Weekend Results October 4th 2009
Saturday 3rd - Under 8 Division 1 - NCW 4 Ballingarry 4 (O' Kelly 2, Mulqueen 2) Under 12 Division 4 Ballingarry B 1 (Hartnett) Glantine Rovers 3
Under 16 Division 1 Ballingarry 2 (O' Connell, J. Doherty) Abbeyfeale United 1
Sunday Oct 4th - Junior Premier Division - Ballingarry 2 (R. Alymer 2) Carrig Celtic 2 Junior Division 2 Ballingarry B 1 (Cronin) Knockaderry 2
A busy weekend of football saw five Ballingarry teams in action with a classic in NCW to start proceedings. The under 8 side found themselves 3-nil down at the break and 4 down after just two minutes of the second half but a tremendous second half show saw Ballingarry snatch a point with two goals each from Keith O' Kelly and Brian Mulqueen with the last goal just three minutes from time.
The under 12 B team were 1 up at the break through Jack Hartnett with his second goal of the season but a strong visiting Glantine eventually won with three second half goals.
The under 16s moved to the top of the table with a hard earned win against Abbeyfeale United. Finding themselves a goal down at the break after dominating for long spells could have broken lesser teams but a long range free from Barry O' Connell and a second from Jeff Doherty gave the homeside the points. Abbey were forced to finish with nine after a player was red carded and a player was carried off when all subs were used.
On Sunday both junior sides failed to win with the B team going down at home to Knockaderry where Gary Cronins first club goal wasn't enough in a 2-1 loss while the A team were just two minutes away from their first win of the season when Rory Alymers brace had them 2-1 up however Carrig equalised from a free to secure a 2-2 draw.
.: Inter League News
Ballingarry have three players selected on the LDSL Under 11 academy for the coming season 2009/10. The three are Mikey Hickey, Edward Houlihan and Mark Storin. All three will now begin training with the squad and hopefully they will remain on the squad through to the Kennedy Cup finals of 2011/12.
.: Results Weekending September 27th 2009
Saturday - Under 14 Division 2 - Ballingarry 0 Adare United 1
Under 10 Division 2 - Shauntrade 3 Ballingarry 1 (Gohery)
Under 17 Cup Round 1 - Rathkeale 5 Ballingarry 1 (J. Doherty)
Sunday - FAI Junior Cup Round 1 - Ballingarry 1 Bunratty FC 6
A dismal weekend as all three underage teams went under with the greatest disappointment coming in the 17s cup. No three in a row for the winners of the last two seasons as Rathkeale hit them for five. Even the fact the Ballingarry went ahead through Jeff Doherty and then hit the post and had a strong penalty appeal turned down did little to help Ballingarry as poor defending left Rathkeale in for four first half goals. The second half was thoroughly forgettable as Rathkeale scored a fifth to progress with ease.
The 14s lost their unbeaten start to the season as they went under to a second half free kick to Adare United. Ballingarry dominated possession but forged few chances with the only goal of the game arriving fifteen minutes into the second half.
The 10s too were beaten at table toppers Shauntrade where Claire Gohery got the Ballingarry consolation.
The junior teams interest in this seasons FAI junior cup ended last Sunday when visiting Clare side Bunratty ran out easy 6-1 winners. Rory Alymers strike should have been doubled drawing Ballingarry level however Darragh O' Gradys effort from the spot failed and it was all down hill from there.
.: Results Weekending September 20th 2009
Munster Junior Cup Prelim Round - Knockaderry 1 Ballingarry B 1 aet (3-4 pens) (Quaid )
Munster Junior Cup Round 1 - Killeaney 3 Ballingarry 0
Mixed fortunes in the provincial competition with the B team progressing and the A team bowing out. Mark Quaids first ever goal for the club proved vital as it secured the draw that eventually saw the B team through on penalties against division 1 Krockaderry. The prize is a home draw against Premier side Shannonside.
No such fortune for the A team as their dismal opening season form continued with division 1 side Killeaney inflicting a first round defeat. Kenrick was replaced in goal due to any injury with the moving of Eoin Barrett to goal disrupting the plan early on.
.: 25th Anniversary Celebrations
Ballingarry A.F.C. will be celebrating its 25th anniversary on October 25th next. The celebrations will commence with the blessing and formal naming of our grounds on Sunday the 25th at approximately 12:30pm, followed by a fun game with many of our former players taking to the pitch.
The celebrations will continue later that evening in the Woodlands House Hotel Adare where the club will hold its 25th anniversary dinner dance. This promises to be a memorable occasion with special guests attending on the night and presentations being made to those who have made a significant contribution to the formation and success of our club over the past 25 years. Please be advised that only a limited number of tickets are available for the dinner dance due to the seating capacity of the venue, and in order to avoid disappointment you should reserve your tickets by contacting John Clancy at (087) 1208900 as soon as possible.
The Woodlands House Hotel is offering a special B&B rate of €25 per person for guests who wish to stay on the night. We sincerely hope that you will be able to join us on the night to celebrate this milestone in our clubs history.
.: Results Saturday September 19th 2009
Under 8 Division 1 - Ballingarry 2 (Long, O' Kelly) Abbeyfeale United 7
Under 12 Division 1 - Ballingarry 3 (Murphy 2, O' Keeffe) Shannonside 3
Under 16 Division 1 - Athea United 1 Ballingarry 2 (O' Donoghue, J. Doherty)
Ballingarry under 8s got off to a hard start going under 7-2 to Abbeyfeale United. Ballingarry were 6 down at the break but a much improved second half performance saw them score two through Adam Lond and Keith O' Kelly.
The 12s hosted Shannonside and shared the spoils in a fine game of football on a 3-3 soreline. Jason Murphy got two fine efforts and Cathal O' Keeffe had Ballingarry 3-2 up at the break. Chances came their way to win the contest but at the end a draw was probably fairer on the visitors.
The 16s were in Athea where first half dominance yielded nothing as they were a goal down at the break. Jeff Doherty rectified that in the first minute of the second half before Damien O' Donoughue scored the winner.
.: Results Weekending September 13th 2009
Saturday - Under 14 Division 2 - Breska Rovers 1 Ballingarry 1 (Murphy)
Under 10 Division 2 - Athea United 5 Ballingarry 2 (Hartnett, O' Kelly)
Youth Division 1 - Ballingarry 5 (J. Doherty 2, Healy, Clancy, Moore) Adare United 2
Sunday - Premier Division - Ballingarry 0 Rathkeale 0
Division 3 - Kilcornan 2 Ballingarry B 1 (Clancy)
No fewer than five teams took to the field in the green and gold over the weekend with a mixed bag of results returned. The under 14s were in Mungret where Jason Murphy gave them a deserved half-time lead but the second half painted a different picture with Breska Rovers the better side and the point shared was a just result. Breskas equalizer being a fine strike from a free ten minutes into the half.
The 10s returned from Athea empty handed where Mark O' Kelly and Jack Hartnett were on the mark for Ballingarry.
The youths in the afternoon hit visitors Adare United for five with Jeffrey Doherty getting two, Dean Clancy, Marcus Moore and Brian Healy getting one each. Ballingarry had to come from behind twice before bagging the points.
Sunday saw the junior A team secure their first point of the season where a man of the match performance fron keeper Kenrick kept Rathkeale scoreless. Eoin Kennedy had Ballingarrys best chance late in the game. The Bs suffered their second successive defeat of the season this time in Kilcornan where David Clancys first ever goal for the club was just a consolation in a 2-1 defeat.
.: Ballingarry Must Go To Kerry In Cups.
Both the Youths and the Under 17s will have to go to Kerry for their national cup 1st round games with the youths in Listowel against Celtic and the 17s in Tralee against St. Brendans Park. In the domestic cup the holders will be in Rathkeale in the 1st round of the 17s cup.
.: Results Weekending September 6th 2009
Friday 4th September
Under 12 Division 1 - NCW 0 Ballingarry A 2 (Duffy, Clancy)
Saturday 5th September
Under 16 Division 1 - Ballingarry 2 ( Clancy, O' Connell) Kilcornan 4
Sunday 6th September
Junior Division 2 - Ballingarry B 0 Rathkeale B 2
The 12s were the only team to record maximum points with a 2-0 win in NCW on Friday evening. Sean Duffy got his first ever Ballingarry goal when he struck home Nathan Clancys cross after ten minutes. Keeffe and Clancy both made the home keeper work to keep his side in the game to half time. The second half was much more even but Ballingarry had the better chances with O' Donnell missing a sitter and McMahon going close. However with six minites remaining the points were secured when Nathan Clancy ran from the halfway line to shoot to the corner for Ballingarrys second goal.
The under 16s have given themselves a hard task to win the 1st division when they suffered a home defeat to high flying Kilcornan. Goals from Dean Clancy and Barry O' Connell werent enough as the visitors went away 4-2 winners.
On Sunday the junior B side were beaten at home to Rathkeale B on a 2-0 scoreline. The two other games down for decision involving the under 8 side away to NCW and the junior A team away to NCW Rovers were called off due to a bereavement in Ballingarry a water logged pitch in NCW.
.: Ballingarry Have Five In Under 12 Squad
Ballingarry have no fewer than five players on the inter league under 12 squad. Davin O' Donnell is the latest Ballingarry player to be added to the list which already included Mikey Morrissey, Nathan Clancy, Cathal O' Keeffe and Mikey Hickey.
This is by far the highest representation from any one club in the league. The LDSL under 12 side will now compete in the Munster league over the coming season.
.: Forde Moves To Wolves
Ballingarrys Anthony Forde has moved to English Premier outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers. Forde started pre season training with Wolves in late July but remains a Ballingarry player until his sixteenth birthday in November when he will put pen to paper on a three year deal. Today (August 31 2009) he has been drafted into the Ireland under 17 squad for a tournament in Poland and considering that he is still just fifteen years old shows the potential he has. The club wishes him every success with his chosen career and will of course keep a close watch on his progress.
.: Results Weekending 30th August 2009
Friday 28th - Under 16 Division 1 NCW 1 Ballingarry 5 (Clancy (pen), Neville (pen), O' Donoghue, Lane, Kelly)
Saturday 29th - Under 14 Division 2 - Ballingarry 3 (Moran 2, Clancy) Granagh United 2
Under 10 Division 1 - Ballingarry 9 (Hartnett 3, O' Kelly 2, Snow 2, O' Connor, Shelton ) Askeaton 5
Youths Division 1 - Abbeyfeale United 2 Ballingarry 1 (S. Doherty)
Sunday 30th Premier Division - Ballingarry 1 (Darragh O' Grady) Askeaton 3
Division 2 - Mountcollins 0 Ballingarry B 5
A hectic weekend of football saw six Ballingarry teams in action with four of the six winning. Friday evening in NCW saw the under 16s record a 5-1 trouncing of the locals. Five different scorers were on the sheet as they came from a goal down to secure the three points.
On Saturday the 14s had a fine win in the local derby against Granagh. They led 3-0 from super strikes from Nathan Clancy and Sean Moran (2) before two late goals from the visitors saw a nervy finish. The under 10s hit nine in a fourteen goal game with Jack Hartnett grabbing a hat-trick while the youths went down in Abbeyfeale with Shane Doherty getting Ballingarrys consolation.
On Sunday the A team were left still looking for their first point of the season when newly promoted Askeaton collected all three points from a 3-1 success in Ballingarry. Darragh O' Grady with Ballingarrys first goal of the season but the points were well gone by then as the visitors led 3-0.
No such form from the B team as they got their season off to a flyer in Abbeyfeale against Mountcollins. David O' Hanlon with his second hat-trick for the club and Kristan Doyle were the Ballingarry hitmen. The day saw four players make their club debuts. Alan Cronin for the As whlile Gary Cronin, Barry Fitzgerald and Tadhg Flynn for the B team.
.: Midweek Results Tuesday 25th August 2009
Under 16 Div. 1 - NCW Rovers 1 Ballingarry 1 (Lane)
Ballingarry squandered several good first half chances before securing a point in NCW in their first game of the new season. Chris Lane gave Ballingarry a half time lead from one of those openings but they were to pay the price as Rovers got the goal their second half performance deserved with just three minutes to go.
.: Results Weekending August 23rd 2009 - Higgins Reign Begins With Defeat.
Premier Div - Abbeyfeale United 2 Ballingarry 0
No joy for new manager James Higgins in his first game in charge as they fell to Abbeyfeale United 2-0 away last Sunday morning. A goal in each half done the damage to a Ballingarry team which featured five new faces from last season. Shane and Colin Doherty made their club debuts while Patrick Kenrick was back in goal after a lapse of some years. Brian Kelly and Brian Fitzgerald were also in the team, Kelly returning after a long absence while Fitzgerald has swapped the B team that he captained last season for the Premier division.
Both the other games involving the club at the weekend were called off. The B game against Rockhill Rovers on Sunday and the under 16 division 1 game against NCW on Saturday.
.: Higgins named as A team boss.
Former Ballingarry A team player James Higgins has been appointed to fill the role of A team manager left void by the departure of George Quinlivan at the end of last season (2008/09).
He comes with a wealth of playing experience having lined out for Ballingarry over 350 times during a 17 season career. He was assistant manager of the clubs B team that won the Division 3 title last season and will command tremendous respect from a squad of players that will know him well. The management committee of Ballingarry AFC wish him every success in his new role.