Limerick Soccer - Janesboro get back to winning ways
Pat Sheehan rounds up all the LDMC action in the Premier League and the FAI Junior Cup.
Corbally Utd 2 Janesboro 7
Despite losing a number of key personnel prior to last weekend’s transfer deadline, rumours of Janesboro’s demise are a bit premature.
When they went a goal behind to Corbally in yesterdays Premier League game you feared the worse but they showed huge character and a huge amount of skill as they turned the deficit into an impressive 7-2 win over the home side.
Veteran striker Conor Lynch led by example, scoring the winner’s first three goals. His strike partner Shane Clarke nabbed two and with new signing Declan Nash on the bench they looked spoilt for choice up front.
In the first minute Wayne O’Donovan picked out Shane Clarke but his effort was stopped on the line by Darren Hanly. At the other end Darren O’Sullivan weaved his way past two defenders but from an acute angle fired inches wide. Shane Clarke rattled the Corbally crossbar with a 35 yard free kick just minutes before Corbally opened the scoring. Fergal O’Connell collected the ball inside the Janesboro half, cut infield and hit a daisy cutter from twenty five yards that had the Corbally man celebrating before the ball even reached the goals. Janesboro responded well and while they escaped a penalty call for a challenge on Ian Dunworth they charged downfield where Shane Waters crossed and Dave Roche’s diving header smacked off the crossbar before being cleared to safety. Minutes later Conor Lynch beat the off side trap, rounded the keeper but fired into the side netting. Fifteen minutes from the break the scores were level when the home side failed to deal with a Wayne O’Donovan corner kick and Conor Lynch was on hand to poke the ball home.
Five minutes from the break Janesboro took the lead despite a brilliant tackle by Ronan Sherlock to deny Waters, the resulting corner was again not dealt with by the defence and Lynch was on hand to score his second.
When Lynch completed his hat trick two minutes after the restart it was game over and further strikes from Shane Clarke (2), Shane Waters and Aidan Hurley completed the rout. Darren Hanley scored a late consolation for Corbally who will be bitterly disappointed they did not build on a great start.
CORBALLY UTD - Adrian Duhig; Glen Carroll; Darren Hanley; Mike Crowley; Ronan Sherlock; Conny McCormack; Barry Hartnett; Fearghal O’Connell; Ian Dunworth; Ken Nealon; Darren O’Sullivan. Subs: Ben Savage; Evan O’Mara
JANESBORO - David McNamara; Wayne O’Donovan; Aled Harkin; Lee O’Mara; Pat McGarry; Dave Roche; Aidan Hurley; Thomas Lyons; Shane Waters; Shane Clarke; Conor Lynch. Subs: David Donnan; Declan Nash
Aisling Annacotty 0 Pike Rovers 1
Pike Rvs returned to the top of the Premier League with a hard fought victory over Aisling on Saturday evening.
The only goal of the game arrived on the stroke of half time when Aisling keeper John Chawke, who otherwise had a superb outing, failed to deal with Eddie O’Donovan’s cross and Alan Barry pulled it back for Eoin Hanrahan to score.
AISLING ANNACOTTY - John Chawke; Philip Byrnes; Anthony McDonnell; Dara Droog; Niall Feeney; Chumkwa Manjor; Jason Sheehan; Eoin Gunnigle; Darren Harrington; Evan O’Neill; Mike Marsh. Subs: Shane Cusack; David Njuki; Mike Doyle
PIKE ROVERS - Gary Neville; Eddie O’Donovan; Pat Mullins; Colm Enright; Conor Moloney; Paul Doona; Martin Deedy; Gavin O’Shea; Eoin Hanrahan; Alan Barry; Dave Ryan. Subs: Pat Moloney; John Ryan
Ballynanty Rovers 0 Fairview Rgs 3
Dermot Finnan’s young charges continue on their merry way with an unlikely 3-0 win away to Ballynanty Rvs on Sunday. Craig Reddan
Darren Nolan raced over onto Eddie Mangan’s through ball to put Fairview on their way within five minutes.
Balla responded with a vengeance that had Fairview barricaded in their own half for the remainder of the first half. A missed penalty kick did not help Balla’s cause but they had enough chances to have wrapped up the tie.
To their credit Fairview soaked up the pressure and early in the second half tacked on a second when Craig Reddan fired in from 20 yards.
Balla introduced the returning Paul Quinn and Dermot Fitzgerald and upped the tempo but they were caught on the break when the speed of Nolan was instrumental in him netting a third goal.
BALLYNANTY ROVERS - Stephen McNamara; Dara Hughes; Shane Doran; Tom Daly; Ken Meehan; Bobby Griffin; David Dunphy; Jason Hughes; Shane Guerin; Frank Lee; Alex Purcell. Subs: Eddie Radcliffe; Paul Quinn; Dermot Fitzgerald
FAIRVIEW RANGERS - Jamie Stewart; Mike Ryan; Gary Moore; Niall Mullen; Brian Fitzgerald; Jason Mullins; Craig Madigan; Eddie Mangan; Craig Reddan; Darren Nolan; Derek O’Hanlon. Subs: Richie Mullins; Shane Power; Lucca Tedde
FAI Junior Cup
Prospect Priory 3 Moyross 4
This game began in controversial circumstances with the home side claiming the pitch was unplayable. However it got the go ahead and Moyross needed a last minute extra time winner to see off the home side.
Ian Clancy, Dean Glasheen and Stephen Wallace scored for the home side but scores from Cyril Cleary (2), Alan Colbert and a late winner from Pat McCallig saw the Div 1A side through.
Geraldines 6 Hyde Rgs 1
As expected Premier side Geraldines proved too strong for Hyde Rgs at Rathurad on Sunday afternoon. Jeffery O’Dwyer fired Hyde into the lead before George Daffy equalised.
Daffy put Dines in front from a penalty on the stroke of half time but after the break the Premier side took control. Daffy completed a hat trick with Hannon, Christy O’Neill and Danny O’Neill also getting in on the act.
GERALDINES - Keith McCarthy; Wayne Lee; Stuart Byrnes; Tom O’Grady; Danny O’Neill; Christy O’Neill; Bobby Tier; Derek Hannon; George Daffy; Eddie Lee; Richie Flynn. Subs: Jason Travis; Derek Daly; David Crowe
Regional Utd 6 Northside 0
Premier side Regional Utd experienced no difficulties progressing in the FAI Junior Cup against a hard working Northside XI.
Goals from Jamie Richardson and Jimmy Bourke had the home side in control at the break and second half scores from Peter Nash (2), Danny Colbert, and Mike Aherne eased them through.
REGIONAL UTD - Rob Shier; Mike Aherne; Mike Reidy; David Cowpar; Ian Hughes; Jimmy Bourke; Kieran O’Connell; Shane O’Doherty; Jamie Richardson; Peter Nash; Paudie Walsh. Subs: Shane O’Donoghue; Danny Colbert; Jack Molyneaux
Charleville 3 Knockainey 1
Charleville youngster Shane Dillon scored his second hat trick of the season as Charleville edged out Knockainey. Liam O’Shea replied for the visitors.
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