Ballinamallard 0-5 Larne

Champions Larne swept aside a youthful Mallards at Ferney Park this afternoon in the final league match of the Bluefin Sport Championship season. The result was irrelevant however as Harry McConkey opted to give some of his squad and our Academy talent the opportunity to gain valuable minutes on the pitch. 18 year olds Jake Browne and Lorcan McGrady were given their full debuts whilst the second half seen the introduction of 21 year old Justin Palmer, 17 year old Shea Devlin and 15 year old Reece Byrne for their Senior debuts also. The game also featured 16 year old Sean McEvoy, 17 year old Darragh Byrne, brother of Reece, 17 year old Michael Glynn, 18 year old Sam Robb and 19 year old Simon

Campbell commits

The good news keeps on coming with the confirmation that Ryan 'Rocket' Campbell will pull on the Ballinamallard shirt for another year. The fans favourite has enjoyed one of the most successful seasons of his career with 18 goals to his name and a nomination on a shortlist of three as Championship Player of the Year for 2018/19. "Ryan has been outstanding for us this year and his goals have been significant in what we have achieved" praised Harry McConkey. "Ryan feels that he has the hunger and desire to go for another year and that is also testament to the condition that he keeps himself in. He and our other experienced players are wonderful role models for our up and coming Academy talents

Sign me up!

Harry McConkey has this evening confirmed that Goalkeeper John Connolly and Captain Richard Clarke have both pledged their allegiance to Ballinamallard for another year. The vastly experienced pair have both enjoyed fine seasons and McConkey sees them as key to helping his team develop. "John and Richard have been around the block and know exactly what is required to compete in the Irish League - their experience is invaluable! Their consistency and leadership this season on the pitch has been particularly pleasing and to know that they will be in the spine of the Ballinamallard team next year is a great boost". A few may have doubted McConkey when he signed a 41 year old keeper who was just

Warning re incendiary devices

With excitement building towards the Cup Final, supporters are reminded that Flares, Smoke Bombs or any other kind of incendiary devices are not permitted within the ground and the Club is liable to be fined if any such an occurrence arises. We want to see plenty of colour in the stands, but within regulation!

Car park resurfacing

Please note that the resurfacing and associated work has commenced at the Club car park. I would ask all users of the club facilities to be careful and patient during the ongoing work. It will be a very positive aspect to the overall club structure when complete, but as with any works there will be some disruption when ongoing. Thanks for your co-operation.

SSG on Cup Final day

Prior to the Cup Final a series of games will take place on Midgley Park and the Olympia Leisure Centre. Both venues right beside the National Stadium. Ballinamallard U9s, U10s, U11s and U12s will play against their Crusaders counterparts. The games will ko at 11am and finish up at 1pm. There will also be a Fanzone set up by the IFA for all to enjoy. Everyone is welcome to come along to support the young players and help build the atmosphere towards the “ Big Game”

Portadown 2-1 Ballinamallard

A goal at the end of either half was enough to give the Ports a slender victory in this tight encounter. On the stroke of half time Aaron Duke netted for the home side but after the break Ryan Campbell responded with his eighteenth goal of the season. Portadown secured the win with an 87th minute penalty which was converted by Sean Mackle. Regardless of the score next week at home to Larne, we will finish fifth in the 2018/19 Bluefin Sport Championship.

Taheny & O'Reilly agree terms

Harry McConkey last night agreed terms with defenders Ross Taheny and Ryan O'Reilly for next season which is a huge boost ahead of some vital upcoming games for Ballinamallard. Both players have been stand out performers this season at the heart of our defence which has seen 11 clean sheets and the third lowest goals against column in the Bluefin Sport Championship. McConkey was understandably delighted to have both players on board for the future. "We must build on the foundations we have created this season and to do that we need to keep continuity in our ranks and retain our experience to help lead our youngsters. Ross and Ryan are two fabulous professionals and will be key players for us

Irish Cup tickets

Irish Cup final tickets have now been released for sale by the Irish FA priced £20 adult and £10 concession. Primary School Children can gain entry for just £1 if accompanied by a paying adult. The match has a 2.30pm kick off on Saturday 4th May at Windsor Park and tickets are available from the Club or from ticketmaster online; https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Tennents-Irish-Cup-tickets/artist/5224578 Tickets will be available during the next 4 weeks at various times and locations, we will keep you updated on a regular basis. Academy tickets are available through Wesley Warrington.

Ballinamallard 2-0 Dundela

The good times keep on coming for Ballinamallard whose faint promotion playoff hopes are still alive after victory this afternoon. The Mallards need to finish ahead of Portadown who are 6 points ahead of us with 3 games remaining. It's a tough ask, but with the way our season has gone, who would rule it out! After a relatively quiet first 45 minutes at Ferney Park the game remained scoreless at the break. Karl Devine went closest to scoring for Dundela on 7 minutes when he smashed a shot off the crossbar whilst the Mallards best effort came from Ryan Campbell which ended up in the side netting. Jordon Morrison and Daniel Burns both were off target after half time for Dundela whilst Carl McCo

John Connolly wins POTM

Irish Cup hero John Connolly has been named Championship Player of the Month for March by NIFWA. The Ballinamallard United FC goalkeeper helped his club to their first-ever Irish Cup final with a number of fantastic saves against Dungannon Swifts in the quarter-finals and Warrenpoint Town in the semi-finals. The 42-year-old shot stopper also kept a clean sheet in the Mallards 3-0 win over Harland & Wolff Welders in the Championship. A delighted Connolly said, "It's been a fantastic experience for the club. The two penalty shoot-out wins were incredible. I'm just glad I was able to play my part in this cup run. "It's honour to pick up this trophy but I think a lot of the credit has to go to H

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