Ballinamallard United U-11s are celebrating after winning the Barcelona Cup in a two day event where they played six games in the 7-a-side tournament. 
In addition to the team success Dylan Donnelly picked up the Player of the Tournament Award with Sean Corry named Top Scorer with an impressive 11 goals. 
The young Mallards travelled to Barcelona on Thursday and after a day of acclimatisation on Friday kicked off on Saturday in spectacular fashion winning all four group games to put them top of the table with a maximum 12 points.
Day one could not have gone better for Ballinamallard as they opened with a 1-0 win against Semente Futura Yoorin. 
An early Sean Corry goal allowed the Mallards to settle and they enjoyed the larger share of possession against their Brazilian opponents.
In their second match Ballinamallard played Syngenta Colts from Scotland and in another good performance enjoyed a 3-0 win. 
Sean Corry was again on target to put the Mallards ahead and in an even first half it remained 1-0 at the break. 
In the second half Ballinamallard stepped it up a gear and goal number two came as Nicholas Armstrong played a great assist to put Sean Corry in on goal and he duly claimed his and the Mallard’s second. 
Corry was again on target to claim his hat trick as Ballinamallard recorded a comfortable 3-0 victory.
In match three Ballinamallard played Tips White from Finland and it was again Sean Corry with a great individual goal which gave them the lead just 20 seconds in! 
Ballinamallard however came under pressure in this game and found themselves 2-1 down at the break. 
A slow start to the second half didn’t help the Mallard cause but an excellent Calum Hunter strike drew them level and gave them the basis to go on to win the game. 
Sean Corry again played an important part winning a penalty after he was upended in the box and when he converted the Mallards went ahead. 
In the closing stages Corry claimed a remarkable second hat trick in one day as he broke away to convert his third in a 4-2 win for the Mallards.
In their final match of the day Ballinamallard played Tarleton Corinthians FC from England and started brightly with Dylan Donnelly scoring his first of the tournament. 
Tarleton however hit back twice to take a 2-1 lead into the break. 
Ballinamallard were back on level terms early in the second half with Sean Corry again the talisman. Dylan Donnelly netted his second of the day and yet another Corry goal made it 4-2. 
Tarleton did pull another back but the Mallards held on to top their group in a remarkable day’s football to reach the semi final of the tournament.
In the semi final, on Sunday morning, Ballinamallard met Lourdes Celtic from Dublin which proved a physical challenge for the boys. 
The Mallards stuck to their task however with Sean Corry again on target while in defence Adam Armstrong put in a great performance. 
Dylan Donnelly gave the Mallards the comfort of a two goal lead mid way through the second half as Ballinamallard claimed their place in the cup final.
In the final Ballinamallard met Tips Whites from Finland, who they had played the previous day in the group stages. 
In a tentative opening, exchanges were balanced, before Dylan Donnelly went on a run into the box and was taken down. Donnelly stepped up to convert as the Mallards took the lead. 
It remained a close game however with little between the two sides before the break. 
Ballinamallard started better in the second half and won a second penalty after Sean Corry was fouled. 
The Mallards top scorer saw his penalty saved but he reacted quickly to score the rebound. 
With a few minutes left Tips White scored after a scramble in the box but Ballinamallard held out to cap a terrific few days as they lifted the Barcelona Cup.
Ballinamallard United U-11 squad – James Mills, John Doyle, Jake Irwin, Adam Armstrong, Brooklyn Williamson, Rhys Liggett, Braden McCauley, Calum Hunter, Nicholas Armstrong, Sean Corry and Dylan Donnelly.