Ballinamallard 3-0 Dundela

Ballinamallard progressed into Round 3 of the NIFL Cup, with a home victory over East Belfast side Dundela. The home side dominated the majority of the first half with Taheny & Armstrong going close before Ryan Mayse scored with his third attempt after his initial 2 shots were blocked. Matty Burrows went closest for Dundela when he hit the crossbar from close range. Jason McCartney added a fantastic goal in the second half, taking Lafferty's knockdown, chipping over the defender and volleying into the top right hand corner. Lafferty then scored the third, tapping in after goalkeeper Sergeant parried Ryan Mayse shot. Best wishes to Dundela for the season ahead and safe travels.

Ballinamallard 1-2 Cliftonville

Cliftonville were victors yet again over Ballinamallard, who played the majority of the game with 10 men. The turning point in the game came in the first half when Liam Flatley was red carded by referee Keith Kennedy for what he deemed as a late challenge, when it appeared that the winger had in fact slipped when making the challenge. Darren Murray fired in the opener minutes later, however there were suspicions of offside but Adam Lecky equalised on the stroke of half time after goalkeeper Mooney failed to hold a cross. Cliftonville regained the lead in the second half when Chris Curran's cross from the right was deflected past James McGrath by the unfortunate Ryan McConnell. The Mallards h

Replica tops still available

The club still has a limited stock of both home and away shirts available priced £30 each. Those wanting to order can contact Johnny Hance on 07871615546, or order at the Cliftonville match on Saturday when the shirts will be available to view. We also still have some shirts available to sponsor, and you can see which are available by clicking on the shirt sponsorship link under the commercial heading.

Dundela admission prices

Admission to Ballinamallard Vs Dundela, at Ferney Park on Tuesday 30th August, will be £7 adults and £5 concession. Kick off is 7.45pm. Season tickets are not valid because this is a League Cup game.

Ladies committee

A very successful meeting was held last night when it was agreed to reform the BUFC Ladies Committee. An enthusiastic group of ladies met, under Club Chairman Jeff Aiken's guidance, and Helen Hurst was elected Chairwoman and Wendy Shannon Secretary of the Ladies Group. A number of initiatives were discussed which will be brought forward by the new Committee. If you are interested and wish to support the new Ladies Committee please contact either Helen or Wendy.

Carrick 3-3 Ballinamallard

Despite taking the lead through striker Adam Lecky, Carrick equalised before half time through Gareth McKeown. Miguel Chines gave Carrick the lead 45 seconds into the second half before TJ Murray put the hosts 3-1 ahead. Mid way through the second half it looked like the Mallards would be taking nothing from the game but they kept plugging away and Ryan Mayse volleyed in McCartney's knockdown with only minutes to go. The drama wasn't finished yet though, as Mayse had the ball in the net again only for the offside flag to go up. In added time, Lecky rose highest to head in McCartney's corner to complete the comeback! However before anybody could draw breath, the Mallards were awarded a last m

Ballinamallard 0-1 Ballymena

Tony Kane's second half penalty condemned Ballinamallard to their third defeat of the season. In truth, the visitors were by far the dominant side and looked sharper than the Mallards in just about every department. The game was 0-0 at half time but a long clearance from Reece Glendinning wasn't dealt with by the home defence, with goalkeeper James McGrath eventually committing a foul which led to the penalty. Elsewhere, the U20 development team also tasted their third defeat in a row, with a 2-1 loss away to Ballymena.

Armstrong signs on loan

Striker Gary Armstrong has signed for Ballinamallard on loan from Sligo Rovers, and now concludes our transfer business for the summer. The 20 year old is highly rated by the Bit O Red and this week he signed a contract extension with the club until the end of 2017. He watched the game on Tuesday night against Portadown, and should be available for Saturday's match at home to Ballymena United.

Portadown 2-1 Ballinamallard

Matchday 2 in the 2016/17 Danske Bank Premier League ended in the same way as the first, with a narrow 2-1 defeat. The scoreline doesn't tell the whole story however, as the Mallards should have walked away with at least a point. The Fermanagh side started the game well with Johnny Lafferty forging the first chance which David Miskelly saved. It was the home side that took the lead however when Garry Breen rose highest to head in Niall Henderson's cross, and it stayed 1-0 until half time. The Mallards equalised in the second half with a fine goal. Lafferty fed McCartney down the left and his pinpoint cross was expertly headed into the net by Shane McGinty for his first goal. Lafferty had an

NI League Cup 2nd round draw

Ballinamallard have been handed a home draw in the second round of the NI League Cup against Dundela FC. The tie will be played on Tuesday 30th August with a 7.45pm kick off.

Ballinamallard 1-2 Linfield

Despite defeat on the opening day in the 2016/17 Danske Bank Premier League, Ballinamallard can be proud of their efforts and can take plenty of positives. David Healy's side started the game well and they opened the scoring after 8 minutes when Stephen Lowry headed in Ross Gaynor's cross. The home side drew level however on the half hour mark when Ryan McConnell struck a sweet volley from outside the box, beating Roy Carroll, who was returning to the club with whom he made his Irish League debut with. Just before the half time break however, Kirk Miller volleyed in a goal of the season contender from all of 40 yards, after James McGrath's poor clearance. Depsite dominating reasonable chunks

U20 development league

The NI Football League has re-structured the reserve and youth leagues for the 2016/17 season, by combining them to create an U20 development league. The development league will mirror the teams in the Premier League, with the fixtures largely being a reverse of the senior fixtures and clubs can field a maximum of 5 overage players in any one fixture. Derek Sharpe, who managed our thirds to the Youth League (Section B) title last season, will now take over our U20 development team for the season ahead.

Squad numbers released

The 2016/17 squad numbers have been released ahead of Saturday's opening match at home to Linfield FC. In the goalkeeping department, James McGrath takes the number 1 jersey, with Stefan McCusker retaining 13 and Cameron Crawford taking 23. Ross Taheny has been handed the number 4 jersey, Shane McGinty number 7, Ryan McConnell 15 and Liam Flatley 16. Teenager Niall Owens has been handed the number 22 shirt with Joshua McIlwaine at 21 and Kuba Klobusek at 20. All other numbers remain unchanged from last season.


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