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ARCHIVED CLUB NEWS JAN - JUN 2010
The club held its AGM on Friday last June 25th in the Clubhouse at The Paddocks. A well attended meeting saw Rory Alymer take up the Treasurers position vacated by Seamus Burke and saw newcomers Terence Whelan and Rob Thompstone joining the committee. Committee for the new season 2010-11 are:
Chairman: Paschal Moynihan
Vice- Chairman: John Clancy
Secretary: James Clancy
Treasurer: Rory Alymer
Management Committee: Rob Thompstone, Declan Hartnett, Paul Molloy, Martha O' Connor, Terence Whelan and Darragh O' Grady.
Neither Seamus Burke or Tom Burke sought re-election. A number of presentations were also made at the AGM. A-team player of the year Rory Alymer, B-team player of the year Patrick Keating and Ladies player of the year Mary Shire got their awards as did supporter of the year Terence Whelan.
Before the meeting an inauguration ceremony took place involving the first people to take up the Lifetime Membership. A wine and cheese reception was followed by the members being presented with their commemerative pieces of glass and personalised rule books. They also receive the DVD 25 Years In Pictures of Ballingarry AFC. President Moss Doody did the honours here before the Lifetime Members board was unveiled.
Pictures of this occassion can be viewed on the Lifetime Members page.
.: 12s Lose Cup Final Cracker
Ballingarry 3 (Clancy, O' Donnell, O' Keeffe) NCW 5 AET
With 30 seconds remaining Ballingarry had the under 12 cup won. But a late late strike for NCW sent the game to extra time where NCW hit two goals without reply to record a 5-3 win. It was a classic final with Ballingarry taking the lead through Nathan Clancy after 10 minutes.
NCW equalised only for Davin O' Donnell to restore Ballingarrys lead with a super strike to leave the Division 1 champions ahead at the break. O' Keeffe had a glorious chance to put Ballingarry 3-1 up early in the second period but shot wide before NCW drew level for a second time. Cathal O' Keeffe put Ballingarry back in front from a free with twenty minutes to go and it looked as if Ballingarry would hold out for their first ever 12s cup success but for that late Newcastlewest goal.
Team: Lynch, Fitzgerald, E. Houlihan, Morrissey, Hickey, Smith, O' Keeffe, Murphy, Clancy, O' Donnell, N. Houlihan.
Subs: Storin, Lynch.
.: Latest Results.
.: 12s And 8s make finals
Both the under 8 side and the 12s will play in their respective finals following victories over the past week. On Monday last (May 10 2010) the 8s got the win they needed to progress into the Division 1 shield final. Goals from Grace Mullane, Keith O' Kelly and Luke Flynn saw them leap frog both opponents NCW Rovers and Kildimo United to secure a final berth against NCW.
On Tuesday (May 11 2010) the 12s won their cup semi final against Adare United (3-6) to book a first ever cup final at this level for the club. A club first hat-trick for Cathal O' Keeffe and further strikes from Davin O' Donnell, Jason Murphy and Mikey Hickey saw them keep alive the chances of a league and cup double having already claimed the Division 1 title. Their opponents will be NCW who dispensed of Granagh United in the other semi (5-0) and so ended the chance of a local derby for Ballingarry in the final.
.: Latest Results
Under 8 Division 1 - Ballingarry 3 (G. Mullane, K. O' Kelly, L. Flynn) NCW Rvs 1
Under 10 Division 2 - Killeaney 1 Ballingarry 1 (N. Houlihan)
Under 16 Cup Semi-Final - Ballingarry 2 (Doherty, Hogan) Breska Rvs 2 AET
Junior - Ballingarry B 0 Breska Rvs 4
Division 2 League Cup 1/4 Final - Kilcolman Rvs 0 Ballingarry B 0 AET (4-2 on penalties)
Premier Division - Ballingarry 3 (Condron, Moore, Alymer) Shannonside 1
Under 12 Interleague All Ireland Semi-Final - Limerick Desmond 2 Galway SL 1
A bad weekend for the B team saw them relegated to division 3 and bowing out of the league cup on penalties on Sunday. The A team are hanging on by the skin of their teeth to their Premier status following a 3-1 win against Shannonside on Sunday while the under 16s will have to travel to Clarina to replay their cup semi final following a 2-2 draw on Saturday. The under 10s chances of appearing in the division 2 shield final dissappeared in Killeaney with a 1-1 draw while the 8s recorded a 3-1 success against NCW Rovers.
In the inter league the Desmonds under 12 side will make a first ever All Ireland appearance when they face the DDSL on May 23rd having defeated their Galway counterparts in Clounreask on Sunday (May 9th 2010). Ballingarry's Mikey Hickey, Mikey Morrissey, Cathal O' Keeffe and Nathan Clancy all saw action during the historic win.
.: Under 12s Win Title
Ballingarrys under 12 side won the Division 1 for the first time in their history when they collected the three points required for the historic success with a 3-0 win at Shannonside. Ballingarry set the pace from the start in what developed into one of the most exciting title races ever with Ballingarry, NCW, Abbeyfeale United and Shannonside all in the mix right to the end. Ballingarry however are worthy champions with the goals from Davin O' Donnell, Cathal O' Keeffe and Mikey Hickey in their last game secureing the title.
The under 16 side progressed into their cup semi final aith a hard earned win against NCW (28/4/10) Goals from Chris Lane and Damien O' Donoghue saw Ballingarry maintain their quest to retain the trophy.
The under 8s went out of their cup to Creeves in extra 3-2 with Keith O' Kelly and Luke Flynn on the scoresheet.
.: Recent Results
Under 8 Division 1 - Broadford United 1 Ballingarry 1 (K. O' Kelly)
Ballingarry 1 (K. O' Kelly 1) NCW 3
Under 8 Cup Round 1 - Ballingarry 2 (B. Mulqueen, K. O' Kelly) Creeves 2 aet
Under 10 Division 2 - Kildimo United 3 Ballingarry 5 (J. Hartnett 3, N. Houlihan 2)
Under 10 Cup Round 1 - Ballingarry 1 (J. Storan) Killeaney 2
Under 12 Division 1 - Broadford United 0 Ballingarry 3 (D. O' Donnell 2, M. Hickey) Abbeyfeale United 4 Ballingarry 1 (M. Hickey)
Junior Premier - Ballingarry 2 (S. Doherty, Alymer) Carrig Celtic 2
Abbeyfeale United 0 Ballingarry 0
Junior Division 2 League Cup - Knockaderry 2 Ballingarry B 3 (Doyle 2, Keating)
Junior Divsion 2 Ballingarry B 1 (Doyle) Mountcollins 3
Under 16 Division 1 - Ballingarry 1 (K. Moynihan) Athea United 1
April 16th 2010 - Youth Division 1 League Cup Final (Clounreask) NCW 6 Ballingarry 4 aet (Forde, Moore, Snow, J. Doherty)
April 23rd 2010 - Desmond Youth Cup Final (Clounreask) NCW 3 Ballingarry 2 (Forde, Hannon)
Youth Division 1 Ballingarry 1 (Moynihan) Rathkeale 3
Friday last (April 23rd) ended a week of heartbreak for the youths as it saw defeat in their second cup final in a week. The previous week NCW inflicted a 6-4 extra time defeat in what was a titanic struggle in the first ever division 1 cup final. NCW were well worth their 2-0 halftime lead with Kevin Forde scoring for Ballingarry early in the second half. NCW restored their 2 goal advantage but goals from Moore and Snow drew the sides level. NCW hit what looked to be a fourth and winning goal late on but with almost the last kick of the game sub Jeff Doherty sent the game to extra time. However two second period goals from NCW saw them lift the cup.
On Friday last it was back to Clounreask for the second installment in the Desmond youth cup with the same pairing. In an almost identical first half NCW took a two goal lead only for Forde again to reduce the deficit in the seaond period. Then in the first minute of added time Rob Hannon scored a second for Ballingarry but two minutes later Ballingarry conceded a corner from which NCW got the winner.
.: Results Weekending April 11th 2010
Saturday - Youth Division 1 - Ballingarry 1 (Moynihan) Rathkeale 3
Sunday - Junior Premier Carrig Celtic 2 Ballingarry 2 (Doherty pen, Alymer)
Under 12 Inter-League Munster Final - Limerick Desmond 2 (Flanagen, Kelly) Waterford SL 0
On Saturday the youths rounded up their league season with a 3-1 defeat at home to Rathkeale. This ends a disappointing league campaign that sees them finish 3rd from bottom in division 1 with a total of six points from the six games played. However all is far from lost as they have both youth cup finals to look forward to. This Friday they will face NCW in the division 1 cup final and the following Friday its the same opponents in the Desmond youth cup final. Both games are on at Clounreask.
On Sunday the junior A side drew at Carrig and took another step towards the first division. Goals from Shane Doherty and Rory Alymer secured the point. Also on Sunday the LDSL won the Munster final in the under 12 inter league with Mikey Morrissey and Mikey Hickey playing a full part while Cathal O' Keeffe was introduced in the second half. Nathan Clancy and Davin O' Donnell were on the bench. The side will now face DDSL in the all Ireland semi final on Sunday 25th April at Clounreask.
.: Results Weekending April 4th 2010
Saturday - Under 12 Cup 1/4 Final - Ballingarry A 1 (O' Keeffe) Abbeyfeale Utd A 0
Under 12 Division 4 - Glantine Rovers 5 Ballingarry B 0
Desmond Youth Cup Semi Final - Ballingarry 6 (Crowley 2, Clancy, Moore, O' Connell, S. Doherty) Pallaskenry 1
Sunday - Junior Division 2 - Ballingarry B 1 (Doyle 1) Mountcollins 3
Ballingarrys under 12 side progressed to the cup semi-final and a trip to Adare with a hard fought win against Abbeyfeale United. While the visitors had most of the possession Lynch in goal for Ballingarry didn't have a save to make while the same can be said for the Abbey keeper. The all important goal came just after the break when O' Keeffe collected the ball just inside theAbbey half to drive a hopeful ball forward where it flew in over the keepers head. Ballingarry had to survive some Abbey pressure but held out to keep a league and cup double very much alive.
Also on Saturday the Youths made it to the cup final with an easy win against Pallas. This will be just the second time in the clubs history that the club will be appearing in this particular final.
On Sunday next the LDSL will contest the under 12 inter league Munster final when they enterrtain Waterford SL at Clounreask. Ballingarrys Mikey Morrissey, Nathan Clancy, Mikey Hickey, Cathal O' Keeffe and Davin O' Donnell are all part of the squad that will be hoping to win this title for the first time.
.: Results 28th March 2010
Desmond Cup Round 3 - Abbeyfeale United 3 Ballingarry 0
Division 2 League Cup Round 1 - Knockaderry 2 Ballingarry B 3 (Doyle 2, Keating)
.: Results Weekending March 14th 2010
Under 12 Division 1 - Ballingarry A 1 (Murphy) NCW 4
Desmond Youth Cup 1/4 Final - Ballingarry 5 (K Forde 3, Neville, O' Donoghue) Askeaton 0
Sunday - Junior Division 2 - Ballysteen 1 Ballingarry B 1 (S. O' Grady)
On Saturday the under 12 lost their unbeaten record against a vastly improved NCW side in Ballingarry. The visitors were three up at the break although Ballingarry had chances to score that they wasted. The second half saw a much better show from Ballingarry with Jason Murphy scoring after just six minutes. Ballingarrys domination failed to produce another goal and when NCW scored a fourth from a rare attack near the end the result was put beyond doubt.
In the youth inter league the LDFL were beaten 2-1 away to Wicklow in extra time. Ballingarrys Shane Doherty had a fine game at left back for the Desmond side.
.: Results Weekending 7 March 2010
Saturday - Under 16 Cup Round 2 - Ballingarry 3 (O' Donoghue, Neville, Healy) Broadford Utd 2
Under 13 Cup Round 1 - Ballingarry 0 NCW 3
Sunday - Junior Division 2 - Ballingarry B 0 Rockhill Rovers 3
The under 13 side bowed out of the cup on Saturday when a much better side in NCW hit three without reply. It was a brave display from Ballingarry considering it was mainly an under 12 side they fielded against a visiting team without an under 12 player. Ballingarry got the best chance before any goal was scored when Mikey Hickey had a free from inside the box blocked on the line. This was the nearest Ballingarry came to scoring and once NCW got their opener just before the break there was no going back.
.: Results Weekending 28th February 2010
Saturday - Under 11 Cup 1/4 Final - Abbeyfeale United 2 Ballingarry 1 (A. Smith )
Sunday - Junior Division 2 - Ballingarry B 1 ( Keating) Ballysteen 1
.: Results Weekending 21st Ferbruary 2010
Saturday - Under 10 Division 2 - Broadford United 0 Ballingarry 7 (Hartnett 2, Keane 4, Snow 1)
Under 14 cup Round 1 - Creeves Celtic 3 Ballingarry 0
Sunday - Desmond Cup Round 1 Replay - Adare United 1 Ballingarry 1 aet (O' Grady) Ballingarry win 4-3 on penalties.
Desmond Cup Round 1 - Ballingarry B 0 Kilcolman Rovers 2
.: Results Weekending 7th February 2010
Saturday - Desmond Youth Cup Round 1 Bally Rovers 1 Ballingarry 6 (S. Doherty 2, Clancy, O' Connell, Cronin, Crowley)
Sunday - Desmond Cup Round 1 Ballingarry 1 (Ryan pen) Adare Utd 1 aet
Junior Division 2 - Kilcornan 4 Ballingarry 1 (Trainor)
Results Weekending February 14 2010
Saturday - Under 12 Cup Round 2 - Ballingarry 3 (O' Donnell 3) Kilcornan 2
Under 12 Cup Round 1 - Glantine Rovers 4 Ballingarry B 0
Youth Division 1 League Cup Round 1 - Abbeyfeale United 1 Ballingarry 2 (B. Healy 2)
On Saturday the under 12 progressed to the quarter final of the under 12 cup with a harder than expected win against division 2 Kilcornan. All Ballingarry goals were scored in the first half with Davin O' Donnell grabbing a hat-trick. Two late goals for Kilcornan saw Ballingarry endure a nervy finish. The youths travelled to Abbeyfeale in the first round of the newly introduced youth league cup. They found themselves one down before two goals from Brian Healy saw them through. All the goals came in the first half.
.: Latest Results
Saturday Jan 30th January 2010
Under 16 Division 1 - Kilcornan 1 Ballingarry 1 (O' Donoghue)
Under 12 Division 1 - Ballingarry 4 (Murphy 2, O' Donnell, Clancy) Abbeyfeale Utd A 0
Sunday January 31st 2010 - Junior Division 2 - Ballingarry B 0 Kilcolman Rovers 1
The under 12 side went clear at the top of Division 1 with an emphatic 4-0 drubbing of Abbeyfeale United A on Saturday afternoon. Davin O' Donnell opened the scoring after ten minutes with a fine finish to the corner before Jason Murphy with the first of two with another powerful strike to give Ballingarry a commanding half time lead. The second half saw no change in the pattern of the game with Nathan Clancy adding a third from a fine effort before Murphy rounded off the scoring with a scrambled effort near the end. Ballingarry were not flattered by the scoreline with Murphy missing an easy chance and Clancy hitting the crossbar.
The under 16s probably saw their chances of the under 16 title evaporate with a 1-1 draw in Kilcornan. Damien O' Donoghue gave Ballingarry the lead but the under strength Ballingarry couldn't hold out.
On Sunday the junior B team went under to their second 1-0 home reversal in a week with Kilcolman winning in Ballingarry.
.: Results Weekending 24th January 2010
Saturday - Under 14 Division 2 - Granagh United 1 Ballingarry 1 (M. Hickey)
Youth Division 1 - Broadford United 5 Ballingarry 0
Sunday - Junior Premier - Rathkeale 3 Ballingarry 1 (Own Goal)
Junior Division 2 - Ballingarry B 0 Kilcornan 1
A dismal weekend saw all but the under 14 side beaten from the four teams on the pitch. The under 14 were away to Granagh Unted where a 1-1 draw was the outcome. Ballingarry went ahead in the first period from a fine left foot strike from Mikey Hickey and had four clear penalty appeals waved away before Granagh drew level from some slack Ballingarry defending. Steven Kelly made a wonderfull save before that to deny Granagh from the spot.
In the afternoon game Ballingarrys youths suffered their second 5-0 reversal in a week to see their division 1 ambitions disolve.
On Sunday both the junior sides were beaten. The A team in Rathkeale where their consolation was an own goal while the B team went under at home to Kilcornan.
On Sunday the LDSL under 12 side quailfied for the Munster final with their third win in a row this time against the Kerry league. Alan Ryan, Lee Kelly and Ballingarrys Cathal O' Keeffe were the scorers with Mikey Morrissey and Nathan Clancy also making an appearance.
.: Results Weekending Jan 17th 2010
Saturday - Under 12 Division 1 - Ballingarry 3 (O' Donnell, Hickey, O' Keeffe) Old Mill 0 Youth Division 1 - Ballingarry 0 NCW 5
Sunday - Junior Premier - Ballingarry 5 (O' Grady 2, Alymer 2, C. Doherty 1) NCW Rovers 2
Junior Division 3 - Rathkeale B 4 Ballingarry B 1 (Condron)
The junior A team finally got their first win of the season with a well deserved 5-2 success at home to NCW Rovers. Rory Alymers two first half strikes had them 2-1 up at the break before three second half strikes from Darragh O' Grady (2) and a first club goal for Colin Doherty secured three much needed points. Team: Kenrick, N. Cahill, Kiely, Corrigan, E. Cahill, S. Doherty, Ryan, C. Doherty, Alymer, O' Grady, Clancy. Sub used: Fitzgerald.
The B team however were unable to repeat the feat in the afternoon where Michael Condrons lone strike proved no more than a cvonsolation in a 4-1 defeat.
On Saturday the under 12 A team kept their title push on course with a fine 3-0 home success against basement club Old Mill. Three fine strikes, two in the fist half, from Davin O' Donnell, Mikey Hickey and Cathal O' Keeffe saw them ease through while Nathan Clancy hit the crossbar late in the second half.
The youth team went under 5-0 to visitors NCW with all the goals coming in the second half. Ballingarry were the better side in the first period when there was little evidence of what was to come however once the first NCW goal materialised it was all down hill from there for Ballingarry.