Ballerin U-14 ladies football team played Craigbane Ladies in the U-14 B Shield final in Slaughtmanus on Thursday 20th September. The Ballerin girls took control of the game early in the first half playing some superb football and were unlucky not to hit the back of the net on two occasions. At midfield the partnership duo of Mikeela Mullan and Sophie Black were dominant despite Craigbane’s size advantage. They played some excellent football linking well together and across the course of the 60 mins scored 5 points between them. Despite the wet conditions the standard of football was high from both teams and at half time there was only one point separating the two.
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The club ran a community fun week end and the occasion was blessed with summer like weather on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday the over 35’s panted their way to three point success against Rasharkin in a challenge game. Later this week they will play Coleraine in the Magilligan over 35’s tournament.
The programme put together by Paul Mullan and John Canning brought much enjoyment Continue reading
It may have ended in a disappointing defeat in the championship semi final against Glen at Owenbeg but all credit to the players and management team of Oran O’Kane, Ronan Rocks and Stephen Mullan for a memorable championship run. The tough programme of games told as the team looked jaded and Glen racked up a 3-13 to 0-5 success.
We wish James Cassidy a speedy recovery from a knee injury suffered in that game. John O’Connell who has given nearly 20 years service to the team has retired due to injury problems. Many thanks John.
The team then participated in the Ratoath All Ireland Intermediate Sevens on Saturday, wins over Antrim clubs Glenavy and Randlestown took them to the quarter final and who should they meet but another Derry team in the form of Claudy who were too good for our boys and then went all the way to the final where they lost narrowly to Confey from Kildare.