Glentoran 0-1 Ballinamallard

Ryan Mayse sixth goal of the season on 18 minutes was enough to give Ballinamallard their seventh victory of the season. The striker's last goal also came against Glentoran, and despite the slender angle, he calmly slotted in David Elliott's cross from the left. That result moves Ballinamallard level with Ards in ninth and with defeats for Carrick and Portadown, the gap at the bottom now opens up to 12 and 21 points respectively.

McConnell transfers to the Mallards

Defender Ryan McConnell has turned his initial loan spell at Ballinamallard into a permanent deal, signing from Finn Harps. Ryan has made 25 appearances this season and scored 1 goal, but his overall performances have been impressive and we are delighted to have him on board for the next 18 months. In other transfer news, striker Warner Mullen has rejoined the club from NIFL Championship side Loughgall. Warner has significant experience at Championship level with Dergview and Ballinamallard amongst his former clubs, and appeared in our friendly game against Sligo Rovers last night. Best wishes to both players!

Corporate lunch (25th Feb)

We will be holding a corporate lunch prior to our home match against Ballymena on Saturday 25th February. The price is £30 per person which includes a 2 course meal with wine, tea/coffee, free entry to the match and a copy of the official match day programme 'Mallard Mail'. Tables of up to 10 can be booked if required. For further information, email, or contact Noel Fallis to book on 07730879475. The guest speaker is to be confirmed

Ladies Day at the Races (3rd March)

Our Ladies Committee are running their second event; A Ladies Night at the Races, sponsored by the Westend Coffee Shop of Darling Street, Enniskillen. A total of 8 races are on the card with 7 sponsored by various individuals and businesses. In the final race, sponsored by the Westend Coffee Shop, the horses will be auctioned before the race. There will also be spot prizes on the night, including the best dressed lady! Entry fee is £10 which includes a prosecco and canape reception, and your race card.

Ballinamallard 1-2 Coleraine

Oran Kearney's bannsiders recorded a third victory from three against Ballinamallard this season. In truth, Coleraine deserved their win despite some second half pressure from Ballinamallard, who just couldn't create that key chance to potentially score an equaliser. There wasn't much to report in the first half apart from Brush saving from Parkhill and Lyons, whilst Ogilby hit the post with a free kick. The Mallards had a penalty appeal turned away early in the game when Ryan Mayse appeared to be tugged back in the penalty area when clean through on goal. Coleraine did get the breakthrough on 41 minutes when Jamie McGonigle tapped in from close range, converting Darren McCauley's cross from

Carrick Rangers 1-2 Ballinamallard

Joshua McIlwaine struck twice to give the Mallards a deserved win in horrible conditions at the Taylor's Avenue. The win see's the Fermanagh side open up an 8 point gap over their opponents, whilst they sit 17 points ahead of bottom side Portadown with equal games played. Macca gave his side a dream start when he struck the opener on 4 minutes as the Mallards enjoyed a positive opening. Goalkeeper Richard Brush denied Carrick an equaliser when he produced a fine save from a header whilst at the other end Colm McLaughlin went close with a header. The home side started the second half strongly and they were very unlucky to equalise immediately after the break. Brush again produced another top

Mallards exit the Irish Cup

It took penalties to separate these sides in Round 5 of the Tennents Irish Cup, but in the end it was the home side that prevailed. Across 120 minutes neither side could find a goal, partly due to an inspired performance from debutant goalkeeper Richard Brush, and it wasn't to be in the end, with Warrenpoint narrowly winning 5-4.

Stefan McCusker joins the Derg

Goalkeeper Stefan McCusker has joined Championship One side Dergview, in an effort to gain more game time. The fans favourite has found gametime limited this season with just the 3 appearances, but the good news is that the Irvinestown native plans to return to the club for pre-season in the summer. Good luck Stefan!

Striker Ryan Curran signs

Gavin Dykes and Ballinamallard have made their second signing of the January transfer window, with the addition of striker Ryan Curran. Curran signs from Finn Harps, with whom he spent last season, whilst he also lists Derry City amongst his previous clubs. The 23 year old will be included in the squad to play Warrenpoint Town on Saturday after international clearance was granted. Welcome to Ballinamallard Ryan!

Goalkeeper Richard Brush signs

Ballinamallard have made their first signing of the January transfer window with 32 year old goalkeeper Richard Brush signing from Finn Harps, where he made 18 appearances last season. Brush made 132 appearances for Sligo Rovers between 2006 and 2015, and had spells with Shamrock Rovers inbetween during which he played in the Europa League. Boss Gavin Dykes hopes to complete a further signing over the next few days as he seeks to strengthen the squad for the second part of the season. Welcome to Ballinamallard Richard!


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