Just one football game in the last week and it was an away defeat for the seniors at Ballymaguigan by 0-15 to 0-11. After a close first half Ballymaguigan pulled away in the second. The scorers were Gary Keane 0-6, Mark Ferris, Paul Ferris, Shane Ferris, Eugene Mullan and Liam Brown 0-1 each. The next game is senior and reserve at home to Lissan next Sunday.
Our seniors got back on the winning trail after three defeats with a 2-13 to 1-7 home win over Moneymore. Ballerin got off to the best possible start with the first eight points/ Gerry Keane was in top form scoring five of them. At half time it was 0-9 to 0-4 but Moneymore closed the gap to a point when Paudie O’Neill goaled and Conor McAleese got a point. Ballerin got their game together again in the last fifteen minutes and goals from Liam Brown and Eugene Mullan sealed a good victory.
The scorers were Gary Keane 0-7, Eugene Mullan 1-3, Shaun Mullan, Paul Ferris and Bobby Mullan 0-1 each.
Jarleth Bradley’s knee injury has been confirmed as a cruciate ligament problem and unfortunately this promising young player will miss the rest of the season and part of the next one.
The seniors and reserves both suffered defeats away to Glenullin in the league on Sunday. A bad start saw Ballerin 1-4 to 0-1 down early in the game and it was always an uphill struggle after that. Glenullin led by 1-8 to 0-4 at half time but after Ballerin cut the margin to six points Glenullin took complete control to run out easy winners. Ballerin scorers Gary Keane 0-6, Shaun Mullan, Shane Ferris and Eugene Mullan 0-1 each. The reserves were well in the game at half time trailing by two points but Glenullin got on top in the second period and won by 1-20 to 0-10.