Ballyneale FC’s second league game against Dualla ended in a 0-0 draw last Sunday.
This away game, however, was far from a typical no score draw and was played in a tough but sporting spirit.
The first half was controlled by Ballyneale. It was a high tempo game and Ballyneale won some good possession, with the best chance of the half falling to Finbar Hickey, whose header just went over the bar. Chances were limited throughout the first half. The second half was a very entertaining 45 minutes of action.
The home team turned the screw with the wind at their backs, but the Ballyneale defence and midfield worked tirelessly to keep them at bay.
Ballyneale players put pressure on the Dualla defence but they too stood firm. Their keeper made a brave save at the feet of Robbie O’Brien.
Best for Ballyneale were Kevin Hogan, Darren McCarthy and John Noonan (Capt).
The team’s next match will be a FAI Junior Cup game against Puckane FC next Sunday, September 16.
It will be played a Ballyneale FC’s grounds at Ballydine.