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 […]

Hugs for Helen to say a massive ‘thank you’

IT was his fifth goal this season and no sooner had John Edgar hit the back of the net than he was over celebrating with one lady in particular, Helen Hurst, the Ballinamallard chef. As Edgar explained, Helen is one of the many who work tirelessly in the background for the team; “Helen and Wendy […]

Ducks and Dergview derby will be a ‘close game’

FOUR places might separate them in the championship standings, but Harry McConkey knows that there will be little between Ballinamallard and Dergview when the two teams face off in a St Stephen’s Day clinker at Ferney Park. “No matter where Dergview are in the league or where Ballinamallard are in the league, those derby games […]

Clarke puts his faith in old heads and young legs

Richard Clarke may be getting to the veteran stage of his career, but the Ballinamallard United captain feels there’s still plenty of petrol left in the tank. “I always set myself high standards and I’m my worst critic at times, but as club captain, I’ll be looking to set an example, especially for the younger […]

Until it’s mathematically impossible, it’s possible

“We simply don’t help ourselves” said Harry McConkey after their 2-0 away defeat to Loughgall at the weekend. “While it’s frustrating for me, I do know my players are absolutely gutted by it. There was a lot of upset after the match” said the Ducks boss, after his team suffered another blow to their promotion […]