Major milestone reached in Ballyogan’s growth
History was made yesterday when Ballyogan Celtic Football Club fielded a second team for the first time despite miserably weather conditions in Kilternan and Finglas.
Division One team march on in Nevia Cup
Ballyogan’s number one team triumphed in a strong, consistent, disciplined performance against visitors Lusk Utd at The Golden Ball. Early long ranges attempts by Seanie Archibold grazed the crossbar on a couple occasions. Lusk didn’t sit back. They came at Ballyogan a few times with the the ball crossing Ballyogan’s goal mouth with nobody there to convert.
As the weather picked up and the team asserted their authority on the match and put Lusk under severe pressure immediately after the break. Ballyogan went one up with a 20 yard shot riffled in the top right corner of the net by Archibold. Later in the half Paddy Hennessy took to the pitch and showed his class with a fine finish to put the match beyond Lusk.
With Ballyogan getting confident Sco decided to launch one of his trademark overheads and was unlucky not to pull it off.
Division Three team unlucky away to Belclare
The second team traveled to Finglas to take on Belclare Utd as were unlucky not to come away with at least a point.
Goals from Carl Clarke and Kevin Walsh losing 3-2 with minutes to go Ballyogan’s keeper, Dan Killen was very unlucky to be sent off after a penalty was awarded against us.
The game will be remembered when the substitute goalkeeper came off the bench to save the resulting penalty but Belclare scored the rebound.
Another good performance just unlucky not to get a result