“Play for the name on the front of the shirt and they’ll remember the name on the back.” Tony Adams
The Ballina Town A team and its management team, led by Mick Duffy, have been enjoying an impressive winning streak since late 2017.
Hard work, quality performances on and off the pitch and respect powered a glorious 2018 season that saw the Senior As scoop the Super League and Super Cup trophies.
The squad is comprised of:
Davog Doherty, Dave O’Mahony, Cormac O’Malley, Brendan Lavelle, John Cocozza, Jamie Cawley, Eoin Duffy, Fabiano Macario, Dylan McKee, Mark Duffy, Niall Casey, Nial Leahy, Tommy Forde, Steven Melvin, Mark Birrane, Rian Gilroy, Danny Loftus, Kieran O’Malley, Duane Helly, Oliver Feeney and Dylan Edwards.
The management team is made up of:
Mick Duffy, Tom Duffy and Declan O’Connor.
A new management trio of Mark Beattie, Eamon Kenny and Jono Heffernan is this year aiming to repeat the phenomenal success of the outgoing management team of Philip Devers, John Conway and Eugene Gorman that brought this squad from near-relegation in 2017 to win the 2018 Division 1 League and the Tonra Cup.
Operating with a “football first” ethos, a key aim of the squad – in addition to winning silverware – is to nurture talent and feed players in to the A team.
Team members include: Neil Langdon, Shane Coen, Shane McKee, Eric Eaton, Conor Quinn, Kian Ruane, Jamie Moyles, Malachy McCarron, Scott Fitzsimons, Michael Collins, Oliver Feeney, Daniel Gorman, Steven Moyles, Rickie Delaney, Ryan Moran, Darragh Quinn, Niall Feeney, James Morrell. Luke Honan, PJ Gilmartin, Jordan Delaney, Dale Hopkins, Shane Devers, Daniel Langdon and Ryan Taylor.
Ballina Town FC prides itself on its record in youth development.
Over the years it has had the distinction of seeing various members gain football scholarships to US universities and play at national and League of Ireland level and for English championship teams.
The club’s junior section caters for boys and girls from under 10s right up to under 17s, thanks to a dedicated and skilled bunch of voluntary coaches.
In addition to teaching the skills of soccer, our coaches also promote physical fitness, inclusion, mutual respect, team work and love of the game.