Welcome!

On behalf of Balrothery FC, I’d like to thank you for visiting our website and hope you enjoy browsing through it. Our aim is to have information on our club activities readily available; from fixtures and match reports to information on our fundraising events and our sponsors.

Balrothery FC is like most clubs, we are very much community centred and we are proud to represent the village of Balrothery, both on and off the field of play.

As we keep building the club, our focus is on our junior knights teams who keep going from strength to strength, year in year out, with top coaches and fantastic ongoing support from the parents involved in the club.

The over 35s team are still moving those aching muscles week in week out and showing that you are never too old to enjoy life and some friendly competition!

As with every local club, without support from our sponsors at all levels, we would struggle to keep going and we are lucky to have them onboard so a massive thanks to all of them, as well as everyone in the village and beyond who get behind us time and time again.

Thanks and Regards,
Liam Mc Auley (Herbie)
Chairman, Balrothery FC

Latest News

Balrothery Football Club
Balrothery Football ClubSaturday, May 21st, 2022 at 7:29pm
Plenty more fixtures coming up for our teams this weekend. Best of luck to all involved!

HOME
U12 V Laytown, KO 10:00
U16 V Swords Manor, KO 11:15
U10 V Rush, KO 12:00 (Castleland Community Centre)

AWAY
U13 V Malahide, KO 11:45
U15 V Trinity KO 12:30 (Cup semi final)
U13 Girls V Balrath, KO 12:30

#matchday #balrothery #football
Balrothery Football Club
Balrothery Football ClubFriday, May 20th, 2022 at 11:06pm
Balrothery 35s 3 - 0 Lorcan Celtic

It was back to Friday night football for our Knights of Olde and a 3 nil win against a battling Lorcan Celtic kept us in the chase in the league.

A blustery but dry evening welcomed both teams and made passing a little difficult at times but both teams settled and some nice football was played then up stepped the ever young Stuey Kelly to show his magic with the ball at his feet as he danced his way past 4 defenders and the referee to slot in our 1st and his celebration showed how happy this man is still enjoying his football.

A few chances for both team came to nothing to close put the 1st half with our lads holding a slender lead.

Lorcan Celtic tried to make it level quickly in the 2nd half but a mighty save from Bren Mooney kept it level and on the break we moved quickly and when James Haughey beat the off side trap on the right he took his chance and put us 2 up and we'll deserved.

With our defence on top and the midfield holding their own it was time to spring some fresh(ish) legs from the bench and the lads made a big difference as from a Lorcan corner we broke again as Will Andrews race forward taking the ball around the keeper to calmly slot home our 3rd and 3pts in the bag.

This was definitely a squad victory with everyone playing a massive part for win.....again Bren and the 4 lads at the back were solid in keeping a clean sheet........our midfield and forwards linked up well and kept fighting to the end to get the win.....welldone lads 👏👏👏👏👏

MOTM Barry Heffernan
Solid all night mighty shift 👌
Balrothery Football Club
Balrothery Football ClubFriday, May 20th, 2022 at 10:52am
U16s Match Report
Balrothery 0-3 Baldoyle

Bad day over in Ringcommons for the lads unfortunately. We were missing 4 players through injury and started off on the back foot. For the first twenty minutes we found it hard to get out of our own half.

We then went one down by not defending a corner properly but in fairness that seemed to wake our lads up and we strung a few good moves together only to give away another silly goal from a corner.

We then lost Ciaran to injury for last 15 mins of first half.

Going into second we upped our game but just couldn’t get by their back four. We created a few half chances in their half and with Ciaran coming on in second half and then getting injured again plus losing two other players through injury we ended up playing with 10 men for the last 25 mins in lashing rain.

Baldoyle to their credit kept on pushing for third and got it with 20 mins left . Oisin and Calum Beasley had a chance to score but Baldoyle keeper pulled off two good saves. We move on to Sunday when we will do our best to get to back winning ways.
Balrothery Football Club
Balrothery Football ClubThursday, May 19th, 2022 at 8:09pm
U13s Match Report
Balrothery 5-4 Malahide

Another high scoring victory and yet another come back for the under 13 lads on a sunny evening.

We took the lead early through a corner finished off by Aaron Bolton. We could have went 2-0 up after a lovely header by Cillian, but Malahide caught us on the counter and made it 1-1. Malahide gained confidence after their first goal and caught us napping twice again to make it 1-3 going in to half time.

The half time come back team talks seem to be becoming a regular thing for the coaches. 2 goals behind at half time and a major wake up call needed.

The lads followed our instructions and hit them early in the second half to make it 2-3. However Malahide shrugged it off and scored yet another. As you guessed, the lads didn’t drop the heads. We fought and fought until we got our clear cut chances and thankfully put them away.

Stephen and Salim ran riot up front getting a few goals to make it 4-3 to the knights. Malahide had the same mentality and grabbed one back to make it 4-4.

In the last 15, we managed to get a winner through Salim. The defence and Jack in goal stood their ground for the last 15 and slugged their way to the win.

Scorers today were Stephen X2, Salim X2 and Aaron Bolton.

Special guest Terry Gill chose Stephen O Neill as man of the match today, but Jack Sheridan in goal has to get a huge mention for his countless amount of big saves today.

Well done boys ❤️🖤
Balrothery Football Club
Balrothery Football ClubWednesday, May 18th, 2022 at 9:05am
U14 Match Report
Baldoyle Utd 1 vs Balrothery FC 2

A gritty match against Baldoyle tonight that saw BFC dig deep. Falling behind from great Baldoyle freekick early in the game, the lads knew it was going to be a battle! There was plenty of action at both ends. Harry crossed the ball to Eric, who flicked it first time, sending the keeper into a Swan dive to try and save it, but it went just wide. A few good balls from Sebastian, put Harry through on goal, but Baldoyle remained solid. Eventually BFCs patience was rewarded when Harry passed to Eric, who skipped past a few players, rolled it around another, before slotting it in the bottom corner.

Baldoyle didn't drop their game and came close with some good shots, that were all held well by the the safe hands of Jack in goal. They came very close to taking the lead back with a great strike, but the ball skinned the post!!

Half time let the lads have a chat and catch their breath. They knew that they needed to remain calm and play football. Christian and Keelin upped their game in the 2nd half a battled hard in the middle to win possession.

Brian Baxter was winning the 50/50 balls all game and was unlucky to be booked for a handball, which gave Baldoyle a free kick. It was launched in to our box, but the lads defended well. Nothing getting past Reece and Victor.

Some changes were made to give Brian S, Eoin and Eric a break, so on came Killian, Max and Dylan. Soon after we broke back up the field and won a corner. It was floated in by Harry and met by Victor and he planted it into the net to make it 2.1!!

The sideline went crazy. We probably could have robbed another goal or two, with Kyran coming very close and Harry sending a few just over the bar. But Baldoyle still pushed on and their forward went down in the box during a scramble. Baldoyle screamed for a Peno, but the ref waved play on. Not sure how it would have gone with VAR 😃.

The lads played through it and saw out the win. Another tough team performance, with everyone playing their part. Well done.
Balrothery Football Club
Balrothery Football ClubTuesday, May 17th, 2022 at 11:48am
Best of Luck to all teams with mid week fixtures this week!

Tues 17th - U14s AWAY to Baldoyle, KO 7pm

Wed 18th - U16s HOME (Ring Commons) to Baldoyle, KO 7pm
Wed 18th - U12s HOME to Ashbourne, KO 7pm

Thurs 19th - U13s HOME to Malahide, KO 7pm

#midweek #Football #balrothery

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