2014 Overview

Intermediate Campaign
2014 was a wonderful year for the club, the gains made by the team early on in the season fuelled the team for a long, eventful and promising summer. The resurgence of energy, fight and commitment was on display in all of our outings. The win over Ballynacargy was momentous. This tightly fought match gave a full picture of what a strong, united and wilful team Ballymore had. Though we lost one of our matches to near neighbours Rosemount on a very rainy day in Rochfortbridge, the lads regrouped and provided another great display of football against Ballinagore.
 
This win led us onto a match against C.F.C.W . The excitement was palpable. The players had everything to fight for. The game commenced on a great note, this competitive and fast match was clearly one which was not to be decided until the last whistle. The first half produced some fine scores for Ballymore however the elevated excess energy of both teams resulted in a few interactions which were dealt with by the referee. The win for Ballymore was the main thing despite a further altercation after the final whistle. The last match in the group was against Tang in Tubberclair on a beautiful fine evening.
 
The esteem of the team was strong with the previous wins of the season. Though the lads went in as under-dogs, the team fought to the bitter end which resulted in a draw. Tang led the first half as they made use of the frees they got and opportunities for points. However a determined Ballymore raced onto the pitch after half time and regained control of the match. The scores created bridged the gap between the two teams. It was apparent in the 2nd half how much determination grit and resolution the team had. This draw secured us a quarter final place. The last time this happened was in 2012.  The quarter final was met with expectation and trepidation as it was against Caulry- last year’s Intermediate Finalists. Cusack Park was brimming with a mix of green, gold, red and white. The lads approached this match as a way to reach the semi-final. They were only there for a win. The first half provided Caulry with an early goal. This set back rattled a Ballymore team though they never resigned to losing and their ferocious comeback was incredible. The last ten minutes saw the team transform and they had a narrow lead. This lead was diminished by a free given to Caulry which was converted.
 
A weary but determined Ballymore looked towards the following Sunday to challenge Caulry again. The replay of the match was held again in Cusack Park. The match started off with Caulry making a few scores. After this spurt, Ballymore answered back by reclaiming control of the game. There was a complete shift in momentum after Ballymore scored a great goal. Ballymore went in at half time leading by two points. The second half was more contentious and quite a niggily affair. Caulry led however Ballymore did not concede to a loss. They endeavoured to bridge the gap but they lacked accuracy. This was the last match for us in the intermediate campaign. Though disappointed with the result, we had food for thought when we took time to look at the bigger picture. The effort made by the team, the selectors and manager paid off. On looking back we have made ground and we have a great team to work with, a progressive club to support the team and a confident community.
 
Division 3
The lads started off the league well however a number of games were lost in the middle. These losses dashed our hopes of being promoted to Division 2. We ended up in 4th place with one game left to play.
 
Junior B
We were in a very tough group: Mullingar Shamrocks and Rosemount. Rosemount eventually won out the group.
 
Division 4
Like division 3 the team started off well by beating St.Loman’s. There were a number of losses among those were Castledaly and St.Pauls. Ballymore were victorious over our neighbours Maryland.
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