BALLINASLOE TOWN AFC est 1951​

2004/05 JUVENILE SEASON


BALLINASLOE TOWN UNDER 10’s Premiership League
BALLINASLOE TOWN 4  HUDSON BAY 0 manager peter mcCormack

A well rounded performance from the “home boys”, with our front two in both halves playing their part well, and our back line holding strong gave at times a smooth running game. With Simon Keller, Darren Kelly and Eoin McCormack on target for us a well-rounded win. Our side-line support seemed ever growing and ever, vocal were treated to a fine display. 

UNDER 11 Larry Hayes Premier League Management & Squad

Manager:Willie Dolan, Assistant Manager:Pat Daly, Coach:Tony Coyne 
R Keller, T.Ryan, J.Shaughnessy, A O'Connor, C Daly, M O Connor, C Dolan, C Cox, K Feehily, L.Ward, J. Woods 

HOME Vs Temple Villa 15th January 2005
Temple Villa played Ballinasloe in the U11 Larry Hayes Premier

League at home, on Saturday this was a back match. Villa

played with a very strong wind in the first half and their forwards

had the Ballinasloe keeper Luke Ward very busy. He made two

fine saves in the first three minutes.  Ballinasloe then got into

the game with Thomas Ryan and Kyle Feehily and Mark

O'Connor having shots saved by James Ganley in the Villa

goal. Jack O Kelly Lynch at the other end had two shots in

the space of two minutes brilliantly saved by L Ward. The last

action of the first half fell to Kyle Feehily his effort was saved

by J Ganley to leave it all square at half time. Villa subs were

Barry Digby, Oisin McNamara, and Tom Fallon while Ballinasloe’s

Ross Keller made his return to goal after been out for some

weeks with a broken leg. Adam O Connor and Colin Dolan also

came on. Ballinasloe now had a strong wind with them and in the

second minute Mark o Connor was fouled a couple yards outside the box Joe Woods hit a super shot which hit the roof of the net.  Two minutes later Conor Daly scored to make it two nil his fifth goal this season In the ninth minute M O Connor sent a great pass to C Dolan who made no mistake on the volley his fourth goal of the season. Villa created a couple of chances, but could not get past the visitors defence Ross Keller had a easy come back in goal. Best for villa were J Ganley, R. Murray, J O K Lynch D Allen. In fairness the weather conditions for this game were not good. Well done to both teams for a very entertaining game

Teams: Temple Villa J Ganley K O K Lynch R Murray D Allen J O Meara E Conway B Cunniffe Subs. B Digby O McNamara T Fallon.

Ballinasloe L Ward T Ryan J Shaughnessy J Woods K Feehily M O Connor C Daly Subs R Keller A O Connor C Dolan

Ref  Ian Stac


HOME Vs St. Josephs  - 11th December 2004

Ballinasloe Town played St Josephs in a thrilling game in St Endas on sat 11th Dec, the town were first to attack & in fourth minute T Ryan was unlucky not to have scored his shot went just wide of target.  Luke Ward had to make a super save from Josephs Cian Duffy on the tenth minute, K Fehilly C Dolan & M O Connor all had chances but could not beat the Saints keeper.  Both teams created chances but to no avail so the first half ended all square. C Daly, S Pender, & J Woods came on in the second half replacing A O Connor, T Ryan, K Fehilly for Ballinasloe. It was S Pender who broke the dead lock when he scored from outside the box to put the home team in front eight minutes into the second half, three minutes later Josephs Fiachra Lennon blasted his shot just over the bar, the Saints put a lot of pressure on the Ballinasloe rear guard and Luke Ward was called into action again to make the save of the day from David Harringtons shot.  Ballinasloe then put pressure on visitors defence and looked all set to hold on and take the full points with four minutes to go. But after a goalmouth scramble the home defence failed to clear their line and Fiachra Lennon gave the town keeper no chance to level the match, at this stage a draw was on the cards. In the last minute S Pender on the right wing passed a great ball to

C Dolan who hit the winner with one of the sweetest goals he has ever scored, a nice Christmas box for the team and a delighted manager W Dolan Ballinasloe now go into the new year with clean sheet unbeaten in six games five wins and one draw they now top their group. 

Mullingar Wolves  V  Ballinasloe played in Mullingar on Sat 27th Nov 04
Ballinasloe were without two of their key players for this important game, J Woods & S Pender who had other commitments. But Eoin McCormack and Cian Dowd on loan from Peter Mc Cormacks U 10 team were two very good replacements, Eoin followed his class act of two weeks ago when he scored two goals against Ballinahown, he repeated the same in Mullingar with two goals in less than ten minutes. His first in the second minute when a great ball from Adam O’Connor came off a Mullingar defender to Eoin and he scored from close range. Five minutes later he was on target again this time Cian Dowd provided the cross to put Ballinasloe two up. It looked like the Town were heading for another big win but Mullingar had other ideas they worked hard to get back in the game and should have scored late in the first half when Adam O Connor handled in the box but the spot kick was saved by Luke Ward who had a brilliant game in goal. Thomas Ryan, Kyle Fehilly & Colin Dolan, replaced E McCormack. C Dowd. A O Connor at half time, Mullingar tried hard to break down the Ballinasloe defence but James Shaughnessy was rock solid and never put a foot wrong, he had one of his best games this season.  Conor Daly, Mark O Connor Kyle Fehilly & Colin Dolan all worked hard to score but the Mullingar defence held on well to keep the score at 2 nil. This was a good win for Ballinasloe and all ten players can take a clap on the back for their teamwork.
Team manager Willie Dolan would like to thank Mike Fehilly for his help on the day.

Ballinasloe Vs Ballinahown - Saturday 13th November in St. Enda's
The home side were without two of their key players, Ross Keller was out with a broken leg and Shane Pender had other unavoidable commitments.  Ballinasloe had Owen McCormack on loan from Peter McCormack’s U10 team, he played the first half and scored two great goals in the first ten minutes.  Conor Daly also got his name on the score to leave Ballinasloe 3 nil up at the break.  Ballinahown created a few chances but could not get past the home defence with Adam O’Connor, J. Shaughnessy and J. Woods not putting a foot wrong. T. Ryan, K Fehily, C. Dolan replaced L. Ward, A. O’Connor and O. McCormack at half time. Ballinasloe top striker C. Daly took over from L. Ward in goal.  The three subs went on a goal scoring spree with all 3 getting on the score sheet with Kyle Feehily hitting the net twice, T Ryan & C Dolan also scored to give Ballinasloe a 7 nil win and are now in the top three on the league table with 3 wins and a draw from 4 outings. As Ballinasloe failed to supply a ref on the day a Official from Ballinahown took charge of the first half with Pat Daly doing the second half, a BIG thank you to both men for refereeing a trouble free match. 

Sat 18th September 11am Venue Cam Celtic Grounds Hudson Bay 2 Vs Ballinasloe  3
Ballinasloe defeated Hudson Bay in a very close encounter in Brideswell.  Ballinasloe started well with some good attacks. Connor Daly put a free kick just over.  However it was Hudson Bay who took the lead with a good goal from Eddie Egan in the 7th minute.  Ballinasloe got back on level terms, a free kick by Mark O Connor went to Conor Daly who scored from close range in the 15th minute, to leave them level at half time. Ballinasloe made three changes at half time Cailean Cox, Kyle Feehily, Luke Ward replaced C.Dolan, T Ryan & A O Connor.  The Town scored their second goal, Luke Ward picked up a great pass on the left wing and slotted the ball into the net.  Both teams had good chances. Ross Keller had a fine game in goal and could not be blamed for any of the goals, with about five minutes to go Brian Dolan scored a great goal for the Bay .It looked like both teams were going to share the spoils, with just minutes to go. Conor Daly scored his second goal to give Ballinasloe both points.
A great win for the town and their new Manager W Dolan . Thanks to Tony Coyne team coach, and Pat Daly, both were a great help on the day . 

Ballinasloe Team .R Keller.T.Ryan.J.Shaughnessy.A O Connor.C Daly, M O Connor.C Dolan. Subs C Cox.K Feehily.L.Ward 

As there is no game next week, we play P.McCormacks U10s in a challenge game on Sat 25th Sept in St Enda’s at 12am. Training as usual Wed 6.30pm

U11 Div 1 Home HALEWOOD JUNIORS  
Manager      John McKenna
Squad John Paul Lynch, Colm Freyne, Martin "Blondie" Ward, Eoghan Raftery, Adam Coen, Robert McKenna, Daniel Barrett, Gavin Crehan, Martin Ward, Eoin Hardiman, Dylan Caulfield, Thomas O'Malley, John Corcoran, Aaron Harte 

Management Team

U12 "A" - Pat Daly, U12 "B" - Henri Finnegan

U12 Girls Home HALEWOOD JUNIORS  
Manager Mike Riddell (Provisional)


U13 Home HALEWOOD JUNIORS  

Management Team Manager : Pat Daly Asst. Mgr Coach : Tony Coyne Manager Enda Layng
Assistant Manager Joe Johnston Coach Tony Coyne


U16 Home HALEWOOD JUNIORS
Manager Padraig Concannon Manager Jim Doherty


Roscommon & District Under 16 League Final Ballinasloe Vs Cam Celtic 16th October 2004
The Curragh Grounds in Ballinasloe was the scene for this very entertaining game.  The pitch was in perfect condition and it is a great pity that the glorious autumn sunshine did not attract a bigger crowd.  The two teams were evenly matched having met twice before in the league, resulting in a draw and a narrow win for Ballinasloe.

The early exchanges were close with both sides launching some very good attacks.  With 20 minutes gone, Sarah Kiely broke the deadlock when she moved forward from midfield and in her customary cool manner stroked home a poor clearance.  The Ballinasloe backline of Lorraine Canavan, Siobhan Campbell, Mirran Mannion and Catriona Cormican with Mairead Cleary in goal were in such good form that the would surely have held out the Man. Utd. forward line. 

10 minutes into the second half, Rachelle O’Brien, who had been pushing forward all through the game scored the goal that put Ballinasloe on their way to victory.  From then on “The Town” seemed to gain confidence.  A few minutes later O’Brien who was now dominating midfield scored her second goal.  Cam Celtic refused to bend and launched a few great attacks of their own, but failed to get passed Mairead Cleary.  The Ballinasloe midfield of Caith Cleary, Sarah Kiely, Rachelle O’Brien and Aishling Kelly really come on top towards the end of the game.  Up front Kaylie Koentop and Darina Flynn laid on some great crosses.  With about 10 minutes to go Aishling Kelly drove a great ball to the net and Kaylie Koentop finished the scoring with a great goal 5 minutes from the end to leave the winning score of Ballinasloe 5 Cam Celtic 0. The subs who were used for Ballinasloe were Yvonne Naughton and Aoife Kenny. There were some great individual performances from Ballinasloe, but it would be unfair to pick a play of the match as Ballinasloe had 11 of them.  Congratulation to all the girls and manager Jim Doherty.


The Youth Team are certainly showing the Seniors the way this season.  Having already won the league they are on course for the double when they face Monkland in the Cup Final on Saturday in Taughmaconnell.


U18's ROSCOMMON League Final
The U18's Team has a great win in the Roscommon League Final against Kilkerrin United at the weekend.  With both sides at full strength it lived up to the promise of a close game.  Kilkerrin playing with a strong wind in the first half started brightly and looked to have the edge in the early exchanges, but Ballinasloe fought their way back into the game trading chances at either end.  The game was scoreless until the 1st minute of the second half when Eoin Bergin fired home after a great build up.  Kilkerrin came back at Ballinasloe and created some good chances, but their finishing was wayward.  The game was killed off when Liam Lynch coolly slotted Ballinasloes 2nd after a quick break. Ballinasloe played well throughout the team especially Robbie Brooks and Simon Leonard and deserved the win.  A great achievement considering that last year Ballinasloe did not enter a team at this age group.


YOUTH Cup Final
Congratulation to the Ballinasloe Youth team who completed the league and cup double after an emphatic win against Monksland in the cup final.  Ballinasloe scored in the first minute through a superb volley from Shane Duffy and didnt look back.  A hat-trick from Liam Lynch and other goals from Eoin Bergin, Locan Mitchell, Nigel Riddle and Simon Leonard saw them very comfortable 8-1 winners.  It was an enjoyable game, with both sides playing passing football, but Ballinasloe were just far to good for Monklands in every position. Best for Ballinasloe were Liam Lynch, Robbie Brooks and Simon Leonard.  This was a brilliant end to their season and a credit to the management team of Jason Campbell and Enda Concannon, who were helped out by Peter Carroll and Sam Lynch. 

U18's Cup Semi-Final
Congratulations to the U18s soccer team who beat Kilkerrin United in the semi-final of the cup at the weekend.  Ballinasloe played against a strong breeze in the first half and while they had chances, the failed to score.  In the second half Ballinasloe were the better team taking the lead after Shane Duffey met a cross from the left wing to fire home the 1st first goal.  Ballinasloe created more chances but couldnt kill off a determined Kilkerrin side.  In the 86th minutes disaster seemingly struck for Ballinasloe when a long ball into their box lead to confusion and Kilkerrin scored a scrambled goal from only yards out.  But Ballinasloe are a classy side and even though there was only minutes remaining they resisted the temptation of playing long balls, instead they stuck to their passing game.  This paid off in the 88 minute when after a number of swift passes the ball came to the feet of Liam Lynch who coolly slotted home the winner. Best for next Ballinasloe were Patrick Kelly, Marcus O'Neil and Lorcan Mitchell. Ballinasloe are now going for the league and cup double when they face Monksland United Saturday in the Cup Final in Taughmaconnell at 2pm.