PODCAST: Harry McConkey talks about his departure

Football is fundamentally a results-driven business and no one knows this better than Harry McConkey. Ballinamallard United parted ways with their manager on Saturday after the club’s goalless draw to Annagh United at the BMG Arena the previous evening. After five years in charge, an inconsistent run of results turned out to be McConkey’s undoing, although he never […]

Mallards need a ‘good result’ – McConkey

“If I was one of the supporters, I would have been looking for my money back at half time,” summed up Ballinamallard manager Harry McConkey, after his side’s disappointing 3-0 defeat to Bangor. McConkey’s men suffered their third successive defeat on Saturday and they’ve now tumbled down the table to ninth place. The Ballinamallard boss […]

Defensive frailties haunt Mallards again

BALLINAMALLARD United manager, Harry McConkey, admitted it was ‘very hard to watch’ as his side conceded four goals in the second half in their opening game of the season. An Aaron Harkin penalty gave the Mallards a 1-0 lead at half time, and just minutes after the restart, James McGrath doubled their advantage. The Ballinamallard […]

Mallards enjoy North West Senior Cup success

Coleraine 1 Ballinamallard Utd 4 A hat-trick from Patrick Ferry in Tuesday evening’s North West Senior Cup Final helped Ballinamallard deliver their second-ever win in the competition. After losing last year’s decider to Dergview, Harry McConkey’s side enjoyed a comfortable win at The Showgrounds. Coleraine is the most successful team in the history of this […]

McConkey is ‘looking forward’ to Loughgall

Ballinamallard manager Harry McConkey and his players were left ‘hugely disappointed’ after their game on Saturday against Institute was called off due to an unplayable pitch at the Brandywell Stadium. The match between the Mallards and Institute was the only game in the Lough 41 Championship to be postponed last weekend, with the other five […]

McConkey ready for ‘biggest challenge so far’

Harry McConkey is readying his players for their ‘biggest challenge of the season so far’ when they take on second placed Annagh United on Saturday. Ballinamallard sit six points adrift of Annagh and McConkey knows that his players need to be on the top of their game if they are to take all three points […]

Keep believing urges McConkey

Sitting ninth place, with only four points on the board from a possible 15 and their first league win still eluding them, Ballinamallard’s start to the season has not gone as well as they would have liked. Manager, Harry McConkey, however, is remaining upbeat. He knows that it is a long season and he is […]

Ducks look to keep the run going at Dixon Park

Ballinamallard are looking to make it five wins on the bounce as they travel back up the M1 this weekend, this time to take on fourth from bottom Ballyclare. The Comrades have endured indifferent form of late, but Harry McConkey knows Ballinamallard seldom ever get anything easy at the south Antrim venue. “Dixon Park has […]


Ducks ready for D Day

It’s almost upon us. The Irish Cup Final, a day redolent with the mystique of over a century of footballing history, plays host to a team from Fermanagh for the very first time. Ballinamallard have had to dig deep to get here with penalty shoot out wins against Dungannon and Warrenpoint. But now, with his […]