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ARCHIVED CLUB NEWS JUL - DEC 2010
Tuesday 28th December 2010
Under 12 Division 1 - Askeaton 0 Ballingarry 0
Sunday 2nd January 2011
Junior Division 1 - Ballingarry 4 (F. Kiely 2, S. Doherty, C. Doherty) St. Itas 0
Junior Division 3 - Bally Rovers 2 Ballingarry B 0
The Under 12s moved a step closer retaining their Division 1 title with a 0-0 draw at Askeaton on December 28th. Without top goalscorer Aaron Smith goals were always going to be hard to come by and so it proved with Ballingarry creating several goal opportunities any of which if taken would have won the game. Evenso Ballingarry remain the team to beat in this title race.
On Sunday January 2nd both junior teams were in action and while the A team won well at home to Itas the B team fell at Bally Rovers. A brace from Francis Kiely and one from Shane Doherty had the As 3 up by the break with substitute Colin Doherty adding a fourth in the second half.
Team: Kenrick, E. Cahill, N. Cahill, O'Grady, Condron, S. Doherty (C. Doherty), F. Kiely (Trainor), Ryan, Moore (Corrigan), Kelly, Forde.
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Saturday 11th December 2010
Under 12 Cup Round 1 - Ballingarry 2 (D. Rankin-Hehir, A. Smith) Creeves Celtic 0
Youth Division 1 - Ballingarry 5 (S. Doherty 3, Healy, Lane) NCW Rvs 1
Sunday 12th December 2010
Junior Division 1 - Ballingarry 0 Carrig Celtic 0
Under 12 Inter League Munster Championship - LDSL 2 CDSL 0
On Saturday the 12s progressed to the 2nd round of the cup with a deserved 2-0 win at home to Creeves Celtic. The goals were scored in each half with Darragh Rankin-Hehirs effort giving Ballingarry the half time lead while Aaron Smiths solo effort early in the second half ensured their progress.
The youths moved six points clear at the top of division 1 with a 5-1 drubbing of visitors NCW Rovers. Ballingarry were 3 goals to the good at the interval and added two more in the second period while Rovers got their consolation during this half also. On the mark for Ballingarry were Shane Doherty with a hat-trick, Pa Healy and Cris Lane with one each. At the halfway point in the season Ballingarry are well placed to claim a first ever Division 1 title.
The juniors on Sunday extended their lead at the top of the table with a scoreless draw at home to Carrig Celtic. Ballingarry had the lions share of the game but failed with the many chances that presented they created.
Team: Kenrick, E. Cahill, N. Cahill, O'Grady, Condron (Fitzgerald), S. Doherty, C. Doherty, Moore, Ryan, Forde (Alymer), Kiely.
The Desmond under 12 side were in action at Clounreask with Mikey Hickey again playing a big part in a defence that again claimed a clean sheet. The 2-0 win sees them remain at the top of the table.
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All fixtures involving Ballingarry AFC were cancelled this weekend December 4th and 5th 2010 due to the cold snap that has gripped the country.
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Friday 26th November 2010
Youth Inter-League - Cork AUL 3 LDFL 0
Junior Division 1 - Abbeyfeale Utd B 2 Ballingarry 3 (Darragh O'Grady, Kelly, Forde)
Saturday 27th November 2010
Under 8 Division 2 - Shannonside 5 Ballingarry 5 (D. Casey 2, M. Russell 2, J. Molloy)
Under 12 Division 1 - Ballingarry 3 (M. Hickey, E. Houlihan, A. Smith) Adare Utd 1
Under 16 Division 1 - Ballingarry 0 NCW Rvs 2
Sunday 28th November 2010
Junior Division 3 - Ballingarry B 0 Glin Rvs B 3
On Friday the A team restored their three point lead at the top of division 1 with a 3-2 win under lights at Abbeyfeale. Ballingarry started slowly in freezing conditions and were too casual but still went 1 up through Darragh O'Grady from a shot from edge of the box following good work from Kennedy. Poor Ballingarry defending led to the homeside equalising before Forde restored Ballingarrys lead from a swift counter making the most of Dohertys fine pass. Abbeyfeale again restored parity from an own goal to leave the sides level at the break. Ballingarry were much better in the second half and went ahead for a third time when Denis Kelly scored after O'Gradys shot was spilled by the keeper. Ballingarry had chances to extend their lead before the end and never looked like giving up the lead thereafter.
Team: Pat Kenrick, N. Cahill (Moore), E. Cahill, C Kiely, C. Doherty, Kennedy, Condron, Darragh O'Grady (Trainor), Kelly, F. Kiely, Forde (Ryan)
Also on Friday the Desmond youths gave themselves a mountain to climb as they fell 3-0 at Turners Cross to the Cork AUL in the second round of the Inter league.
On Saturday the 12s made hard work of gaining all three points from visitors Adare United with a 3-1 win. Mikey Hickey got them off the mark with a well struck free before Adare restored parity to leave the half time score 1-1. Aaron Smith was fouled in the box early in the second half but when Hickeys penalty was saved Edward Houlihan was on hand to slot home the rebound. Smith got the third in the last five minutes.
The 8s were involved in a thriller at Shanagolden sharing 10 goals with Shannonside. A brace each from Michael Russell and Darragh Casey with another from Jack Molloy saw them share the points. Finally the 16s are still looking for their first win of the season following their 2-0 home defeat against NCW Rovers. The B team were in action on Sunday but went under 3-0 against Glin Rovers B.
.: Anthony Forde update
Forde played the full 90 minutes for the Wolves reserves during their 1-0 loss at the Hawthornes against West Brom on November 16th last.
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Saturday 20th November 2010
Under 14 Division 3 - Kilcornan 4 Ballingarry 4 (Moran 2, O'Donnell, Clancy)
Under 10 Division 2 - Athea United 0 Ballingarry 1 (P. Kirwan)
Sunday 21st November 2010
Under 12 Inter League - LDMC 0 LDSL 4
Junior Division 3 - Broadford United B 4 Ballingarry B 2 (Danvers, Lenihan)
A thrilling game where despite no show again from the appointed referee it was a good game to watch. Ballingarry went a goal up early from a Davin O' Donnell effort but by half time Kilcornan were 3-2 up with Sean Moran getting Ballingarrys second just before the break when he made the most of a keeping error after Nathan Clancys shot was spilled. Moran with his second drew Ballingarry level mid way through the second period before Nathan Clancy put the visitors ahead when he finished to the net from an impossible angle after a fine run. The points looked safe as the game neared its end however an unfortunate deflection off Mikey Morrissey saw the ball beat Robbie Lynch in goal to give Kilcornan a share of the spoils. Best for Ballingarry was Jason Murphy. Although the point sees Ballingarry lose their 100% record it does see them extend their lead at the top of the table to three points from Ferry Rangers.
At the half way point of their season the 10s find themselves in second place just one point off the top. Jerome O' Connor set up a perfect pass to Pierse Kirwan who finished neatly after just five minutes. Athea worked hard to level matters after but the Ballingarry defenders stood firm and gave little away for the remainder of the half. The second period saw United do most of the pressing but they found Kieron Storin in goal in fine form where he made some top class saves. Ballingarry were reduced to the counter for most of the half but the home keeper was also in fine form saving from Keith O'Kelly and Grace Mullane. This was a fine team performance with both teams contributing to a highly entertaining game.
On Sunday the Limerick Desmonds got their defence of the Munster title off to a flyer at Jackman Park last Sunday when they trounced their Limerick counterparts 4-0. Ballingarrys Mikey Hickey played a full 60 at left back during a game they led 2-0 at half time and never looked like losing. Unfortunalely Ballingarrys other representative, Edward Houlihan, missed out because of injury.
The Junior B Team were also in action on Sunday. A first goal for the club for both Nick Danvers and Richard Lenihan just wasn't enough for the B team at Broadford as the homeside won 4-2.
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Saturday 13th November 2010
Under 12 Division 1 - Athea United 1 Ballingarry 6 (A. Smith 3, M. Hickey (pen), S. Keane, P. Thompstone)
Under 8 Division 2 - Ballingarry 1 (S. Houlihan) Old Mill 0
MYC Round 3 - Ballingarry 2 (D. Clancy, K. Moynihan) Bally Rovers 1
Sunday 14th November 2010
LDSL Under 13 Friendly - LDSL 6 Cork SL 1
Oscar Trainor Inter League Round 1 - LDFL 0 Kerry DL 2
On Saturday Ballingarrys youth team made into the last 16 and the open draw of the Munster Youth cup with a hard earned win at home to Bally Rovers. The visitors had a man dismissed as early as the tenth minute but that didn't stop them taking a 1-0 lead into the half time break. Ballingarry equalised early in the second half thanks to Dean Clancy and it appeared that the tie may go the extra time until Kevin Moynihan popped up to score a last minute winner.
The 12s reached the half point in their league programme three points clear at the top of the table after recording yet another big win. Aaron Smith with a hat-trick, Mikey Hickey with a penalty and Stuart Keane and Peter Thompstone were on the mark as Ballingarry hit Athea for six. The 8s had a 1-0 win at home to Old Mill.
The only junior game down for decision involving Ballingarry was postponed as Mountcollins pitch was unplayable for their match against Ballingarry B. The LDFL were at home to the Kerry leagus in the Oscar Trainor competiton with Ballingarrys Francis Kiely involved, but fell to two goals in the last five minutes of the game while the LDSL Kennedy Cup squad recorded a 6-1 friendly win at Adare against Cork. All four Ballingarry boys, Nathan Clancy, Mikey Morrissey, Mikey Hickey and Cathal O'Keeffe, were involved with O' Keeffe getting on the score sheet.
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Benji O'Kelly and Richard Molloy are the latest winners in the Aviva ticket draw which was held in Barretts on Monday November 8th last. Benji and a friend will attend the FAI Cup final Shamrock Rovers v Sligo Rovers on Sunday November 14th and as a Lifetime Member of Ballingarry AFC received the added bonus of a night over at the Burlington. Richard Molloy and friend will attend the friendly v Norway on Wednesday November 17th. Congrats to both winners.
For more information visit our Aviva Ticket link at bottom of page.
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Saturday 6th November 2010
Under 14 Division 3 - Ballingarry 6 (O' Donnell, Moran, Hickey (pen), Smith, Clancy, O' Keeffe) Old Mill 0
Under 10 Division 2 - Creeves Celtic 0 Ballingarry 1 (K. O'Kelly)
Youth Inter-League - LDFL 1 Kerry DFL 1
Sunday 7th November 2010
Junior Division 1 - Old Mill 1 Ballingarry 2 (R. Alymer, S. Doherty)
On Sunday the A team had to come from 1 down at the break to claim all three points at Old Mill. It is a result that sends them three points clear at the top of the division with a game in hand. Ballingarry were very much the better team during the opening half but still found themselves in arrears tahnks to a Doody goal. The second half saw further Ballingarry dominance finally yield a just reward when first Rory Alymer equalised and then finally with just five minutes remaining Shane Doherty got what proved to be the winner.
Team: J. O'Grady, Trainor, Brian Fitzgerald, C. Kiely, D. Alymer, C. Doherty, F. Kiely, S. Doherty, Moynihan, R. Alymer, Kelly.
On Saturday the 14s maintained their 100% start with yet another comprehensive win, this time at home to Old Mill. Davin O'Donnell got the show on the road after ten minutes, Sean Moran added a second before Mikey Hickey scored from the spot after Moran was fouled. Aaron Smith got Ballingarrys fourth early in the second half with Nathan Clancy and Cathal O'Keeffe adding two more before the finish. Despite the score the Old Mill keeper put in a fine display in a very one sided game.
The 10s were also in action with Keith O'Kelly getting the goal that saw Ballingarty win an all action game at Creeves Celtic.
Shane Doherty played the full 90 for the LDFL youth inter league side in a 1-1 draw against Kerry at Clounreask. The Desmond team had to come from a goal down at halftime to secure a draw.
.: Latest News - Clancy and Doherty On Desmond Youths
Congratulations to both Dean Clancy and Shane Doherty who have been named on the LDFL Youth Inter League squad for this season 2010/11. They will play their first game in a four team group this Saturday (6/11/2010) at Clounreask against their Kerry counterparts. Their remaining two games will be away against Cork and Waterford.
While Doherty will hope to secure a place in midfield, Clancy will be hoping for a start up front. As always the club are proud to be represented on the leagues' squad and we hope they enjoy success with the team.
.: Latest News: A's back to winning ways as 11s bow out of cup.
Saturday 30th October 2010
Under 11 Cup Round 1 - Ballingarry 2 (S. Keane, J. Hartnett) Athea Utd 6
Under 8 Division 2 - Ballingarry 1 (S. Houlihan) Breska Rvs 0
Sunday 31st October 2010
Junior Division 1 - Ballingarry 3 (Forde 2, Kennedy) Pallaskenry 2
The junior A team got back to winning ways when Pallaskenry were the victim of a 3-2 win in Ballingarry. Ballingarry dominated enough to win two games with the post twice, poor finishing and a missed penalty all pointing to what could have been a disaster. Pallas took the lead only for Forde to cancel it out. Pallas regained the lead early in the second half only for Forde again to do the needy and then when it looked as if it may end all square up popped Eoin Kennedy to secure all three poionts for Ballingarry with his first league goal of the season.
Team: Pat Kenrick, Eoin Cahill, Niall Cahill, Colm Kiely, Kieron Condron, Francis Kiely, Shane Doherty, Darragh O' Grady (Kelly), Kevin Forde, Eoin Kennedy, Rory Alymer (M. Moore).
On Saturday the 8s recorded their second successive win and so enter the winter break well placed in the table. Seamus Houlihans goal proved the difference. The 11s bowed out of the cup in the first round against a good Athea United side. Athea went one up and two up but two great finishes from Stuart Keane and Jack Hartnett saw the sides level at the break. However the visitors finished stronger in the second half leaving Ballingarry well beaten at the finish.
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Wednesday 27th October 2010
Under 14 Division 3 - Abbeyfeale Utd B 1 Ballingarry 4 (O' Donnell, Clancy, Morrissey, O.G)
The 14s returned from Abbeyfeale with the three points that keeps them at the top of Division 3. Davin O'Donnell put them 1 up after fifteen minutes when he ran on to Sean Morans layoff. Nathan Clancys excellent finish across the keeper just before the break gave them a comfortable lead. The second half was just barely underway when Mikey Morrisseys long rang effort found the target and then with the last kick of the game Sean Morans cross was diverted in to the net by the United keeper. In between Abbey got their consolation from a shot that bounced over Robbie Lynch in goal.
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Saturday 23rd October 2010
Youth Division 1 - Ballingarry 4 (Clancy 4) Broadford Utd 0
Under 8 Division 2 - Kildimo Utd 0 Ballingarry 1 (M. Doyle)
Under 10 Division 2 - Kildimo Utd 5 Ballingarry 0
Sunday 24th October 2010
Munster Junior Cup Round 2 - Killeaney 1 Ballingarry 0
Reidy Cup Round 2 - Ferry Rangers 1 Ballingarry 0
Monday 25th October 2010
Under 16 Division 1 - Ballingarry 1 (P. Lynch) Kilcornan 6
On Saturday the youths maintained their pole position in Division 1 with a four nil defeat of visiting Broadford United. All Ballingarry goals were scored by Dean Clancy with a brace in either half. The 8s recorded their first win of the season when a Michael Doyle goal proved the only score of the game in Kildimo. No such luck for the 10s however as they fell 5-0 at the same venue against the same opponents.
On Sunday it was exit all the way for both junior teams with the A team going out of the Munster Junior cup at Killeaney and the B team suffering the same outcome at Ferry Rangers in the Reidy Joinery Cup. The A's controlled the game for long periods but poor finishing and some inspired goalkeeping kept them scoreless. The only goal of the game arrived ten minutes into the second half when the homeside converted from a corner in what was their only shot on target. Ballingarry continuted to dominate but unfortunately failed to find the net and so for the second week in succession their interest in a competition ended.
Team: Kenrick, N. Cahill, E. Cahill, (D. O'Grady), C. Kiely, K. Condron, C. Doherty, Moore (D. Alymer), S. Doherty, F. Kiely, R. Alymer, Forde.
The B team were sucker-punched with a strike just before the break.
On Bank Holiday Monday, the 16s were in action. Despite playing the better football in the first half Ballingarry still found themselves a goal behind. However it all fell apart during the second half as the visitors ran in five goals. Padraig Lynch was the Ballingarry scorer.
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Saturday 16th October 2010
Youth Division 1 - Ballingarry 2 (S. Doherty, J. Doherty) Rathkeale 1
U/12 Division 1 - Ballingarry 1 (M. Hickey) NCW 1
U/8 Division 2 - Shauntrade 4 Ballingarry 2
Sunday 17th October 2010
FAI Junior Cup Round 2 - Listowel Celtic 4 Ballingarry 3 AET (Moore, Kennedy, F. Kiely)
On Saturday, the youths registered a significant result at home to Rathkeale with a win that maintains their 100% record and keeps them clear at the top of the tree. A goal down at the break it needed a stern talk at the break, a tactic that worked a treat as goals from Shane Doherty and Jeff Doherty saw Ballingarry complete the recovery.
In the under 12 division 1 Ballingarry recorded a 1-1 draw against NCW a result the sees them remain top. Mikey Hickeys long range free kick had Ballingarry ahead at the break but a penalty conceded by the same Ballingarry player had the visiters level, a score that also ensured a point for the visitors. Ballingarry could have won a tight game near the end when Jack Hartnett was unlucky form Aaron Smiths pass.
In the 8s Ballingarry were two up at Shauntrade only to succumb to four second half goals.
On Sunday, Ballingarry were just seconds away from a third round appearance in the FAI Junior Cup at Listowel until the home side sent the tie to extra time where they got the winner. Unlike the last round when Ballingarry conceded a last minute equalizer against Adare United there was to be no fairytale ending as they went out by the odd goal in seven. Marcus Moore gave them a 1 -0 half time lead which Eoin Kennedy doubled early in the second half. The Kerry lads reduced it to the minimum before Francis Kiely restored Ballingarrys 2 goal advantage only for the eventual winners to score two late goals, the last in the fourth minute of added time. Team: Kenrick, Moore, K. Condron, C. Kiely, E. Cahill, S. Doherty, C. Doherty, F. Kiely, Kennedy, Corrigan, Forde. Used subs: D. Alymer, N. Cahill
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Saturday 9th October 2010
Munster Youth Cup Round 2 - Ballingarry 1 (S. Doherty) Abbeyfeale Utd 0
Sunday 10th October 2010
Junior Division 1 - Kilcolman Rovers 2 Ballingarry 4 (C. Doherty, Moore, Corrigan, Forde)
Hogan Cup Round 1 - Ballingarry B 1 (M. Condron) Feenagh 3
The A team team returned home from Kilcolman with all three points safely in the bag thanks to a 4-2 win. They went two up in the first half from two fine goals from Colin Doherty and Kevin Forde, the first the result of superb team work and the second a glorious finish from Forde. The home side pulled one back before the break when some sloppy defending from Ballingarrys defence allowed the opening. The second was barely in progress when Moore conceded a penalty which was converted but the Ballingarry defender made up for his error with a cracking left footed volley to restore Ballingarrys lead. Corrigans effort five minutes from time sealed the result at a period when Ballingarry were in total control.
Team: Kenrick, Moore, E. Cahill (Corrigan), C. Kiely, K. Condron, C. Doherty (Kennedy), O'Grady, F. Kiely, S. Doherty, R. Alymer, Forde (J. O'Grady).
The B team exited the Hogan Cup at the hands of neighbours Feenagh following a 1-3 defeat. The visitors raced into a 2-0 half time lead but captain Mike Condron, with his first goal of the season, reduced the deficit to the minimum. However a late goal from Feenagh put the issue beyound doubt.
On Saturday the youths progressed to the third round of the Munster Youth cup when Shane Dohertys first half strike proved decisive.
In other news the club are delighted to have four players returned to the panel for this seasons under 13 Kennedy cup, Nathan Clancy, Cathal O'Keeffe, Mikey Hickey and Mikey Morrissey were re selected on the panel following last seasons heroics with the under 12 interleague Munster champions and All Ireland finalists. Edward Houlihan remains on the under 12 squad for this seasons competition while in the youngest LDSL emerging talent squad, the under 11s, his brother Niall has been selected. It is always a great honour to represent your league in competition while it is always a honour for the club to be represented. Good luck to each of the boys.
All LDSL games were postponed this weekend as a mark of respect to the late Christy Lynch. Mr Lynch was a founder member of the LDSL which was formed in the early 1990s and was involved with NCW. The club wish to convey its condolences to his family and friends on their sad loss. May he rest in peace.
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Paul Molloy (pictured right) was the lucky winner of the Aviva Stadium tickets in the clubs latest draw. He and a friend will be attending the Ireland v Russia Euro 2012 qualifier on Friday October 8th 2010. If you would like to enter this limited draw for a chance to win in future draws
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Saturday 2nd October 2010
Under 12 Division 1 - Abbeyfeale United 0 Ballingarry 1 (D. Rankin-Hehir)
Sunday 3rd October 2010
Munster Junior Cup Round 1 - Ballingarry B 1 (O' Hanlon) St. Itas B 2 AET
Under 8 Division 2 - Ballingarry 0 Adare Utd 6
The B team (pictured left) bowed out of the provincial competition at the first hurdle on Sunday. David O'Hanlons second goal of the season gave them a half time lead but Itas equalizer in the second period sent the game to extra time where the visitors progressed to meet Rathkeale.
The 8s came up against a much stronger Adare side which was reflected in the 6-0 scoreline even if the homeside played well.
On Saturday the 12s registered their third league win on the trot with a hard earned 1-0 success at Abbeyfeale. Darragh Rankin-Hehirs goal after fifteen minutes of the game proved decisive as they kept in line to retain the Division 1 title.
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Saturday 25th September 2010
Under 10 Division 2 - Ballingarry 6 (K. O'Kelly 3, S. O'Connor 2, G. Mullane) Pallaskenry 2
Under 17 Desmond Cup Round 1 - Ballingarry 1 (O' Donoghue) Athea United 2
Sunday 26th September 2010
Munster Junior Cup Round 1 - Pallaskenry B 1 Ballingarry 3 (Darragh O'Grady, Kennedy pen, F. Kiely)
Reidy Cup Round 1 - Broadford United B 1 Ballingarry B 1 (M. O' Keeffe) AET Ballingarry win 5-4 on pens
The Junior A side followed up on their fine FAI success with a well deserved 3-1 success against Pallas B with goals from Darragh O'Grady, a penalty from Eoin Kennedy after O'Grady was fouled in the box and Francis Kiely all in the first half. Ballingarry made numerous chances in a one sided first period. O'Grady was unlucky to score an own goal for the homeside with fifteen minutes remaining which was their only effort on goal.
Team: P. Kenrick, N. Cahill (Moore), E. Cahill (Donal O'Grady), C. Kiely, M. Corrigan, D. Alymer (J. O'Grady), E. Kennedy, Darragh O'Grady, F. Kiely, R. Alymer, K. Forde.
The B team also progressed in the Reidy Cup albeit after a penalty shootout following a 1-1 draw at Broadford United B. Mikey O'Keeffes first goal for the club resulted in extra time and penalties.
On Saturday the 17s became the first club side to exit a tournament when Athea United put them out of the domestic cup. Damien O'Donoghue gave them the lead against the run of play after twelve minutes but that was cancelled out by a fine header near the break. The winner came just two minutes from time.
The 10s enjoyed a big win hitting six against Pallaskenry. They were just one goal to the good at then interval but got five goals in the last ten minutes of the game, this after Pallas had gone 2-1 up.
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Monday 20th September 2010
Under 12 Division 1 - Ballingarry 4 (N. Houlihan 3, OG) Askeaton 1
Ballingarry kept their fine opening to the new season going with their second 4-1 win in a row. Niall Houlihan with a hat-trick and an Askeaton own goal saw Ballingarry easy winners.
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Saturday 18th September 2010
Under 8 Division 1 - Askeaton 4 Ballingarry 0
Under 16 Division 1 - Ballingarry 0 Athea United 2
Sunday 19th September 2010
FAI Junior Cup Round 1 - Adare United 3 Ballingarry 4 AET (Kennedy 2 (1 pen), R. Alymer, S. Doherty)
Junior Division 3 - Adare United B 0 Ballingarry B 0
On Sunday the A team progressed to the 2nd round of the FAI Junior Cup with a hard fought win at Premier Divison Adare United. The sides were level at 2-2 at the break with goals from Eoin Kennedy drawing the sides level and a Shane Doherty strike giving Ballingarry the lead before Adare drew level. Rory Alymers superb finish saw Ballingarry go ahead again but with the last kick of the game the home side forced extra time. Rory Alymer was fouled in the box in the first minute and Kennedy did the needy from the spot. It proved to be the winner although Adare did hit both post and crossbar during extra time.
Team: Kenrick, Moore, Corrigan, C. Kiely, E. Cahill, F. Kiely, O' Grady, S. Doherty (C. Doherty), R. Alymer (D. Alymer), Forde, Kennedy.
Straight after the B team were also in action at Adare but neither side could muster a goal in a 0-0 draw.
On Saturday the 8s and 16s both went under. The 16s gave a good account of themselves with two late strikes from visiters Athea settling the points. The 8s in their first game of the season were away at Askeaton and faced a stronger well balanced side. The first half was very competitive with Askeaton settling earlier and playing good attacking football. During this period Ballingarry defended very well and slowly came more into the game only to concede two late first half goals. The second half saw Ballingarry take the game to Askeaton coming close on a couple of occassions only again to concede two more late goals. Overall a good team showing and a very encouraging start to the season.
.: Forde Breaks into Woves reserves
Former Ballingarry schoolboy Anthony Forde (pictured left) continues to make progress at Wolves where he has just broken into the clubs reserve team.
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Wednesday 15th Sept 2010
Under 12 Division 1 - Adare United 1 Ballingarry 4 (A. Smith 2, M. Hickey (pen), N. Houlihan)
Ballingarrys 12s got off to a flyer at Adare with a fine 4-1 win. Goals from Niall Houlihan, a penalty from Mikey Hickey and a brace from Aaron Smith had them 4 up before Adare got their consolation. The Under 8s meanwhile got their first points of the season in an unsatisfactory manner when they received a walkover from Old Mill.
.: First Aviva Stadium ticket winner
The first winner of Ballingarry AFC Aviva Stadium tickets was Susan Howard from Croom. She attended the opening football international friendly against Argentina on August 11th 2010 last. she is seen receiving her tickets from Ballingarry AFC committee member Paul Molloy. For details of the draw please click
.: Weekend Results
Saturday 11th Sept 2010
Youth Division 1 - NCW Rvs 1 Ballingarry 2 (Moynihan, Clancy)
Under 10 Division 1 - NCW 4 Ballingarry 1 (K. O'Kelly)
Under 14 Division 3 - Ballingarry 7 (O' Donnell 2, O' Keeffe 2, Moran 2, Clancy) Pallaskenry 0
Sunday 12th Sept 2010
Junior Division 1 - Kildimo United 1 Ballingarry 1 (Darragh O'Grady)
Junior Division 3 - Ballingarry B 2 Shauntrade 1 (Doyle, O'Hanlon)
The juniors dropped their first points of the season at Kildimo on Sunday following a 1-1 draw. The home side took the lead early in the second half but Ballingarry drew level through Darragh O' Grady when he converted from a corner. Sustained Ballingarry pressure in the last fifteen minutes yielded nothing as the Blues held out for a point.
Team: O' Grady, Moore, E. Cahill (D. Alymer), C. Kiely, K. Condron, S. Doherty, Kennedy, Darragh O' Grady, F. Kiely, Forde, R. Alymer.
Other club results over the weekend saw the youth team build on their opening day success with a hard earned win at NCW Rovers on Saturday. Ballingarry took the lead through Kevin Moynihan but Rovers came storming back and duly equalised. With the game seemingly heading towards a draw Ballingarry got what proved to be the winner just two minutes from time when Dean Clancy got his fourth goal in two games.
The under 14s got their season off to the best possible start with a seven nil trouncing of visitors Pallaskenry. Cathal O' Keeffes first half penalty was all that separated the teams at the break and indeed that was still the case midway through the second period. However as Pallas started to tire Ballingarry took control with O' Keeffe getting his second, a brace each from Sean Moran and Davin O' Donnell and one from Nathan Clancy. Unfortunately the 10s were unable to match that result as their season started on a low note going down 4-1 at NCW. Keith O' Kelly got the Ballingarry consolation. Meanwhile, goals from Kristan Doyle and David O' Hanlon set the Junior B team on their way to their first win of the season from their third start.
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Saturday 4th Sept 2010
Under 16 Division 1 - Abbeyfeale United 6 Ballingarry 0
Sunday 5th Sept 2010
Junior Division 1 - Ballingarry 3 (Kelly, Forde, Corrigan) Glantine Rvs 0
Junior Division 3 - Askeaton B 3 Ballingarry B 2 (Lane, G. Cronin)
The A team recorded their second maximum in a week with a well deserved 3-0 win at home to Glantine. Denis Kelly marked his return to football after a year long absence with the lead goal a minute from the break when he headed home from close in. Kevin Forde made it two early in the second half before Mike Corrigan wrapped up proceedings with a third. Team: Kenrick, N. Cahill (Corrigan), C. Kiely, N. Cahill, Condron, F. Kiely, O' Grady, C. Doherty (Forde), S. Doherty, Alymer (Moore), Kelly.
In stark contrast the B team suffered their second defeat in the same week with Askeaton B defeating them 3-2. Phil Lane and Gary Cronin were on the scoresheet for Ballingarry. On Saturdey the 16s left Abbeyfeale empty handed having been on the receiving end of a 6-0 drubbing.
.: Latest Results
Thursday 26th Aug 2010
Under 16 Division 1 - Ballingarry 1 (Lynch 1) NCW 2
Saturday 28th Aug 2010
Youth Div.1 Ballingarry 5 (Clancy 3, O' Donovan 1, O' Donoghue 1) Abbeyfeale Utd 1
Sunday 29th Aug 2010
Junior Division 1 - St Itas 1 Ballingarry 2 (S. O' Doherty (pen), Alymer)
Junior Division 3 - Ballingarry B 0 Bally Rovers 1
Ballingarry set about getting back to the Premier in the right fashion opening their account with a hard earned victory at St. Itas on Sunday. Shane O' Doherty gave Ballingarry the lead after 23 minutes when he converted from the spot after Francis Kiely was fouled. Itas drew level before the break only to see Rory Alymer secure the points for Ballingarry with a winner twenty from time. Team: Kenrick, Moore, Corrigan, C. Kiely, O' Grady, Forde (Condron), Kennedy, C. Doherty, F. Kiely, Alymer, S. Doherty.
No such luck for the B team as they fell 1-0 at home to Bally Rovers with the only goal of the game coming as early as the fifth minute from the spot. Ther youths got their season off to a flyer with a fine 5-0 win at home to Abbeyfeale United. Dean Clancy with a hat-trick, Kieron O' Donovan and Damien O' Donoghue were the scorers.
.: Under 16's Get Season Rolling
The under 16s, with Kevin Forde as manager, got the new season underway last evening (Aug 22nd 2010) in NCW but unfortunately were unable to supply a winning start as they went under 2-1 at NCW Rovers. Francis Minogue got Ballingarrys consolation which was little reward for a good performance.
.: Latest News - Aviva Stadium Outing
On Wednesday August 11th last Ballingarry AFC were guests of the FAI at the official opening of the Lansdowne Road AvivaStadium and the international friendly fixture Republic of Ireland v Argentina.
Twenty one under 15s boys and girls and four adults travelled to the magnificent new stadium for what was a most enjoyable outing.
Pictures can be viewed in the gallery
.: Quinlivan Returns
The club has re-appointed George Quinlivan as A team manager to replace the departed James Higgins. Quinlivan returns after an absence of just one season. The man who brought unprecedented success to the club during his seven season stint will be immediately charged with returning the club to the Premier Division from where they were relegated last season.
Already he is at an advantage with the return from a season long injury of striker Denis Kelly while Francis Kielys return home from Australia and the recovery from injury of Eoin Kennedy will strengthen the squad from last season considerably. Quinlivan will be assisted by Terence Whelan.
Benji O' Kelly has been confirmed as B team manager while at schoolboy level the following managers have been appointed: Graham Russell U/8; Tom Burke U/10; Ian Hickey U/12; Paul Molloy U/14 and John Clancy at youth. No manager has been appointed at U/16 as yet.