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28/08/2014    Competition:  League    Grade:  U13 Girls
Ballykelly 3-9    Carbury 4-6
Referee: Fintan Barrett
Venue: Ballykelly
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Our U13 girls started their league campaign on Thursday night, when the welcomed Carbrury into the club. Our girls faced a difficult breeze in the 1st half, but opened the scoring with a couple of well worked points. 1st 10 mins saw Ballykelly pressure Carbrury, but Carbrury stood firm and then got a break out of goals and worked the ball at pace down the pitch to open their scoring account. They would push from there and get a goal and then it became a battle between two strong teams both working tirelessly for the cause. It was Carbrury that went into the break with a slender 2 point lead. 2nd half and again Ballykelly opened the scoring with a well taken point. Carbrury were not to be outdone and went ahead again. Carbrury were well up for this game and certainly took the game to Ballykelly and began to stretch out a lead. It took a fingertip save from Amy Ures to keep the gap down and it was from here, that our girls began to push. 5 minutes to go and Carbrury had a 4 point lead. Our girls never say die attitude was to prove crucial. they worked the ball and fought for everything scrap to get a sight of goal and when they did, they took the goal well with some grit and determination. Goal kick was won by Ballykelly in the dying moments of injury time, and they slotted the ball calmly over the bar to draw the game. An excellent game of football at a very high level. Well done to all the girls for the hard graft they put in at very game.

09/02/2014    Competition:  League    Grade:  Minor Lads
Ballykelly 2-7    Caragh 1-13
Referee: Martin Tobin
Venue: Ballykelly
Match Info: 11:45 Throw in
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U13 girls v Carbury 17/10/14 U13 Division 2 semi final Ballykelly 5-12 Carbury 4-2 Ballykelly underage ladies made it a season to remember for their underage groups when their U13 ladies qualified for a league final to complement their U14, U15 and U16 also reaching the finals for their respective divisions. The U13 girls took on Carbury in this division 2 semi final knowing that it was going to be a huge task as both teams had drawn in their league fixture. It was the girls in maroon who settled quickly and got off to the best possible start as they raced into a 7pt lead within the first few minutes courtesy of a Doireann Fahey pt within seconds of the start. On the restart it Ballykelly won possession through Saorise Jackson who fed the ball to wing forward Katie Walsh who made no mistake as she cut through the Carbury rearguard and dispatched a low ball to the net. On the next attack it was Walsh again who goaled through a speculative high ball that ended up in the roof of the Carbury net. Carbury regrouped and went on the attack themselves and goaled through Orla Sullivan and Zoe Brierty. Only a one point game and the girls from Ballykelly knew they were in a game. It was Doireann Fahey who steadied the ship for Ballykelly with two pts and further scores from Eimear Hanlon pt, Vicki Barrett pt, Amy Ures goal and Ballykelly had suddenly found their stride. Carbury responded through scores from Megan Sullivan pt and Orla Sullivan pt. Ballykelly finished the half strongly with a goal from midfielder Saorise Jackson and a fine fisted score from the same player which was the pick of the scores in the first half. HT Ballykelly 4-7 Carbury 2-2 On the restart Carbury tried hard to get back into the game but the girls from Ballykelly were having none of it as the rearguard of Donna Talbot, Shannon Aylward and Mia Supple were letting very little through and with keeper Hayley Grant in goals on form it was going to be an uphill struggle for Carbury. They tried hard and with goals from Kerri Byrne and Megan Sullivan they got a foothold in the game but further scores from Vicki Grattan pt, Katie Walsh pt, Eimear Hanlon pt and a long range score from Doireann Fahey and Ballykelly eased to victory. When the referee blew the final whistle it was the girls from Ballykelly who had qualified for the final on a scoreline of Ballykelly 5-12 Carbury 4-2. Carbury can be very proud of themselves for making the knockout stages of this competition and will be a team to watch out for in this division next year. For Carbury Orla Sullivan, Megan Sullivan, Jenna Kearney and Zoe Briarty can be very proud of their efforts while for Ballykelly Muireann Ures, Amy Lacey, Abbi Kemmy Doireann Fahey, Rachel Ryan and the outstanding player on display Saorise Jackson can be very proud of their displays. This is a win for the squad however as all players have contributed hugely throughout the competition and hopefully the girls can go one step further in the league decider. Dermot Lawler