Mallards relegated

Despite victory today, unfortunately we have been relegated from the Danske Bank Premier League after 6 seasons. It was a season that promised so much but never delivered until it was too late. We haven't been good enough and accept our fate. We've made some wonderful memories and friends throughout the league, and despite the hard times, we've enjoyed every minute of it! County Fermanagh needs Premier League football & we will return stronger than before. It's been a historic time for us with new records created; a top 6 finish, Setanta Cup participation, a League Cup SF and we survived a playoff. Experiences that some people thought weren't possible, but we did it. Thank you to all who hav

Glentoran 1-3 Ballinamallard

Ballinamallard United slipped out of the Danske Bank Premiership after six seasons despite this defeat of Glentoran at The Oval. In the end the Mallards' revival under Harry McConkey towards the end of the campaign proved to be too little, too late to avoid automatic relegation for the Ferney Park side. The visitors had a big chance to race into the lead early on when, on nine minutes, James McKenna's goalbound header was cleared off the line. However, they only had to a few minutes to move in front after Sean Noble nipped in as a hesitant defence left Dwayne Nelson exposed to touch a Colm McLaughlin pass into the net. With the sides exchanging what amounted to a succession of half chances n

Premiership & UEFA Licences

Once again we are delighted to be awarded both a Premiership and UEFA Licence for the 2018/19 season. We of course indebted to those who helped to prepare and submit the relevant documentation, but in particular to Jackie Palmer and Keith Thompson for their assistance. We also thank the Irish FA for their help and guidance throughout the process. Finally we thank Glenavon FC for the kind use of Mourneview Park to help us gain a UEFA Licence for the sixth consecutive year.

NI U21 call ups

Congratulations to Matty Smyth, Niall Owens and Josh Brownlee who have all been called up for NI U21 training on 18th May until 21st May. Good luck lads.

Ards 1-1 Ballinamallard

It's another hard earned point in our fight for survival, but with Carrick Rangers win over Glentoran we fall bottom of the Danske Bank Premiership on goal difference. Michael McLellan put the home side ahead on 10 minutes but Ryan Curran responded immediately, meeting Colm McLaughlin's cross from the left to score his sixteenth of the season. The Mallards had further chances to win the game but couldn't find a way through. It means that the relegation fight goes down to the final day, as we travel to Glentoran next Saturday

NIFL seasonality review

As part of the NIFL 2020 Development plan, the League are gathering feedback from supporters across all clubs to improve our game. When should the Irish League play? Are you a fan of tradition or change? Offer your views as a Ballinamallard fan and be in with a chance of winning a copy of Football Manager 2018 via the following link;

Thank you

THANK YOU to everyone who came through the turnstiles to support us against Carrick Rangers. There was great representation from the village, our Academy and throughout the Fermanagh and Western league and it is all very much appreciated! Our final two league matches are away to Ards this Saturday and Glentoran the following week - please make an effort to attend if you can.

Ballinamallard 2-1 Carrick Rangers

It was tough going at times, but character came to the fore for the Mallards who recorded a vital victory over relegation rivals Carrick Rangers tonight. That result moves us off the bottom of the table and two points ahead of Rangers with two games remaining. Shane McGinty, who put in a sensational performance, opened the scoring on 40 minutes when he turned in midfield, drove forward and smashed a shot into the net from 25 yards giving goalkeeper Harry Doherty no chance. It got even better for Ballinamallard 9 minutes after half time when Sean Noble pounced on a defensive error to score from an acute angle for his sixth goal since signing in January. However with 25 minutes remaining Darre

U13s reach Cup Final

Huge congratulations to Stuart, Marc, Paul, Adam and our U-13s who are through to the final of the NIBFA Cup after a stunning performance against Portadown. Having gone a goal down the boys fought their way back with goals from Alex Magee, Conor O'Hanlon (pen) and Padraig Dillon in a terrific team performance. The boys can now look forward to the final against Bertie Peacock Youths

Admission reduced for Carrick game

It's been a long hard season for everyone involved with Ballinamallard but it's not over yet. Despite the poor results, our supporters have given the team magnificent backing both home and away, and in response to that support, and as our last home game of the 2017/18 season, admission to the match against Carrick Rangers on Tuesday evening has been reduced to £7 and £5. All U12s remain FREE with a paying adult. Let's get behind the team on Tuesday night and help to push them onto victory!

Ballinamallard 2-2 Dungannon

It was a point a piece in this thrilling Fermanagh Tyrone derby at Ferney Park; a result that moves the Mallards to within 1 point of eleventh placed Carrick Rangers with 3 games remaining. The Swifts had the ball in the net first, but it was adjudged offside in what seemed like a very close call. The home side started the game well however and Stephen O'Flynn gave them a dream start when he headed in Shane McGinty's stunning cross from the right after 5 minutes. O'Flynn should have had a second with another header but Stuart Addis tipped it onto the bar. The Mallards were forced into a substitution midway through the first half with David Kee making way for Stuart Hutchinson and as half tim

£820 raised for NI Air Ambulance

As part of a recent Bingo night held in the Clubhouse, £820 has been donated to the NI Air Ambulance. Thank you to Victor Beatty who organised the event.

Over 200 attend BUFC Walk Run event

Over 200 men, women and children turned up in Ballinamallard on Friday evening to attend our Walk Run Event, which was expertly organised by our Ladies Committee. Thank you to all who helped out on the night and also to the sponsors of the event. The event was a great success and has also raised monies for Alzeimers Research UK. We will be hosting another Walk Run event as part of the Village Festival in June, so keep your eyes on the website and our social media pages for more details.

Ballinamallard 2-0 Warrenpoint

A HUGE 3 points for the Mallards who move to within 2 points of Carrick Rangers with 4 games remaining. After a flat first half the home side upped the intensity after the break and Stephen O'Flynn netted the opener with 15 minutes remaining, poking in from 5 yards after Curran's shot was blocked. Curran cooly scored the second, one on one with Parr, after Matty Smyth intercepted, drove forward and dinked one over the top for the striker to run onto. Next up for the Mallards is a home match with Dungannon Swifts next Saturday.

Carrick game re-arranged

The postponed Carrick Rangers game will now be played on Tuesday 17th April at Ferney Park with an 8pm kick off.


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