Limerick Junior Soccer Round Up: Pike Rovers and Janesboro seal big cup wins

Pat Sheehan


Pat Sheehan


Munster Junior Cup
Janesboro 4
Fairview Rgs A 2 (aet)
Last season’s beaten finalists, Janesboro, showed their determination to go one better this season when they overcame a stern test posed by Fairview Rgs at Pearse Stadium to advance to Round Two.
Extra time was needed before the Premier League champions progressed, after ten man Fairview scored a late equaliser before the 90 minutes was up.
In the end, the extra man took it’s toll as ‘Boro’ ran in two goals without reply in the extra time.
The relief of the home side was palpable at the final whistle and they had to show plenty of character to fight back from a goal down to clinch the tie.
Former Fairview player Jeffery Judge was a torment to his old side all through, urging his side forward at every opportunity and he set up an early chance for Shane Clarke that was fired narrowly over the top.
At the other end the excellent AJ O’Connor went close followed shortly by a Craig Madigan free kick, helped just over the bar by John Mulready in the ‘Boro’ goal.
Fairview had a great chance to open the scoring when Adam Frahill did superbly to dispossess the last defender but faced one on one with Mulready, the keeper came out tops.
It was Janesboro turn to take hold of proceedings and Niall Hanley got the ball stuck under his feet 6 yards out before seeing a long range effort stopped on the line by Barry Ryan.
Dylan Kelly-Higgins smacked an effort off the crossbar before Shane Clarke attempted to lob the keeper when a drilled effort might have yielded more.
Ironically it was during this period of ‘Boro’ ascendancy that Fairview broke the deadlock.
Ross Mann played Brian Murphy free on the left and the striker fired the ball across the keeper into the far corner.
The goal knocked ‘Boro’ back but they found their way back into the tie when Kelly-Higgins was pushed over in the area and Shane Clarke converted the spot kick.
With the tie now back in the melting pot ‘Boro’ took the lead with an excellent score from Keith Mawdsley, firing in from an acute angle.
With AJ O’Connor picking up a second yellow card, it looked like the home side may have done enough but with time running out Murphy pounced on a loose ball to equalise.
Janesboro regained the lead in the second period of extra time when Thomas Clarke’s near post header took a deflection beat Barry Ryan and near full time Niall Hanley tucked away the insurance goal from close range.
Janesboro: John Mulready; Darragh Carroll; Tom Clarke; Ryan O'Doherty; Dylan Kelly Higgins; Niall Hanley; Aidan Hurley; Jeffery Judge; Adrian Power; Shane Clarke; Keith Mawdsley, Subs:Lee O'Mara; Eddie Brazier
Fairview Rgs: Barry Ryan; Jamie Enright; Craig Madigan; Clive Healy; Paul Danaher; Ross Mann; AJ O'Connor; Adam Frahill; John Mullane; Colin Scanlon; Brian Murphy, Subs:Thomas Byrnes

Star Rovers 2
Kilmallock A 6
Premier side Kilmallock turned in a scintillating opening 20 minutes to kill off the Star Rvs challenge at Lee Estate on Sunday morning.
Star’s hopes were dashed early on when Killian Lyons won the ball in midfield before scoring from 25 yards.
Two goals from Tommy Heffernan made it 3-0 before 20 minutes were played and Heffernan completed his hat trick before the break for good measure.
The Premier side kept up the onslaught after the break and goals by Eoin Burchill and Barry Sheedy made it 6-0.
To their credit, Star Rvs never gave up the challenge and got some reward when goals by Jordon Guerin and Shane O’Donoghue gave deserved credibility to the scoreline.
Kilmallock; Bryan Murphy, Paul Moloney, Evan Hudner, Jason Heffernan, Dave Todd, Kieran Stubbins, Niall Burchill, Killian Lyons, Barry Sheedy, Ben Quirke, Tommy Heffernan, Subs: Paul Doona, Conor Barry, Chris Todd, Eoin Burchill

Prospect Priory 4
Hill Celtic 2
A good old fashioned cup battle in Cals Park saw Prospect advance to meet Hyde Rgs in Round Three following a 4-2 win over a good Hill Celtic XI on Sunday.
Two goals from Trevor Hogan put the Premier side on their way before Aaron Dawson pulled one back for Celtic. James Cleary restored Prospect’s two goal lead but again Celtic answered with a goal from Alex Purcell.
The result was in doubt until a late second score from James Cleary put paid to Celtic’s challenge.
Prospect Priory: Darren Glasheen; Dean Glasheen; Craig Hanlon; Dom Fitzgerald; Cyril Maher; Philip Naughton; James Cleary; Adrian Healy; Pat Whelan; Trevor Hogan; Derek Hanlon, Subs: Danny Colbert; Ian Maher; Evan O'Grady

Carew Park 3
Brazuca Utd 5
Brazuca recorded their best result in their short history beating Premier side Carew Park to set up a clash with Regional Utd in the next round.
The home side are going through a torrid time but are determined to see through their responsibilities.
The Carew youngsters, still getting used to the pace found themselves 3-0 down at the break thanks to goals from Wagner Rocha, Renato Di Giorgio, and Lucas Iaralhan.
Carew emerged after the break a new side and made it a real battle before succumbing.
Anthony McCormack, Mark McGrath and Mark Burke scored second half goals and Henrique Miranda and Edvaldo Junior’s second half goals ensured Brazuca’s progress.
Carew Park; Jamie Stewart; McMahon, Tommy Casey, Mark Healy, Patrick Killeen, Noel Higgins John Paul O Leary Myles Casey Anthony McCormack Ver Valentin David power. Subs Mark bourke
Brazuca Utd; Madalin Rotarescu, Renato Di Giorgio, Antonio Isidoro, Claudio Silva, Edmar Cardoso, Lucas Iaralhan, Rodrigo Versiani, Jean Oliveira, Wagner Rocha, Tii Ki, Edvaldo Junior, Subs; Ricardo José, Edgar Isidoro, Bruno José , Italo Borga.

Herbertstown 1
Caherdavin 3
Caherdavin face the daunting task of a visit to Munster Junior Cup holders Pike Rvs in the next round after they scored a 3-1 win at Herbertstown.
Joe Fogarty scored for the home side but a double from Keith O’Shea and one from Darragh Reddan saw Celtic through.

Caherconlish 4
Knockainey 3
A ding dong Munster battle at Caherconlish saw the home side pip Knockainey by the odd goal in seven. Brendan Hourigan scored twice for the winners with Andrew Brennan and Aaron Power also netting. James Hayes, Nick Hayes and John Tierney replied for the visitors.

Revised Munster Junior Cup 3rd Round Draw
Nenagh v Ballynanty Rvs,
Holycross v Moyross,
Pike Rvs V Caherdavin,
Caherconlish v Kilmallock,
Janesboro or Aisling A v Geraldines,
Hyde Rgs v Prospect Priory,
Brazuca Utd v Regional A

FAI Junior Cup
Mungret Reg 0
Pike Rovers 7
Last season’s FAI Junior Cup finalist’s Pike Rvs made it through to Round 4 of the competition with a comfortable win at Mungret Regional on Sunday.
Johnathan Grant was tormentor in chief as he struck four first half goal to put the Hoops on their way.
The high scoring Hoops added further second half scorers through Conor Kavanagh, Paddy O'Malley and Evan Patterson to complete the scoring.
Pike Rovers: Gary Neville; Evan Patterson; Eddie O'Donovan; Adam Lipper; Conor Kavanagh; Colin Daly; Steve McGann; Shane Walsh; Paddy O'Malley; Eoin Hanrahan; Jonathan Grant, Subs:Wayne O'Donovan; Jonathan Hannafin; Darragh Rainsford; Brian O'Callaghan

Ballynanty Rovers 10
Cappamore 1
The ‘Balla Bus’ continues as the Blues chalked up their 12th successive victory in a facile 10-1 win over Cappamore to advance in the FAI.
There were two goals apiece for Dermot Fitzgerald, Arron Nunan and Kevin Nolan while Shane Guerin, Eddie Byrnes, Jason Hughes and Ken Meehan made up the tally.
Ballynanty Rovers: Stephen McNamara; Dara Hughes; Dan Lucey; Ken Meehan; Shane Guerin; Dermot Fitzgerald; Jason Hughes; Kevin Nolan; Arron Nunan; Michael Guerin; Eddie Byrnes, Subs:Derek Daly; David Donnan; Jamie Daly; Ger Higgins; Shane Kelly

Corbally Utd 0 Geraldines 1
Geraldines made it four successive wins when they edged out Corbally in a hard fought encounter in Athlunkard.
The home side will be ruing two offside decisions that saw goals disallowed before bowing out to Dean McNamara’s second half goal.
A Very well contested first half saw the sides go in scoreless at the break.
Darren Hanley fired in from close range after the break but was adjudged offside.
Just on the hour mark Morgan Clancy set up Dean McNamara to fire ‘Dines ahead from an acute angle.
Corbally’s frustration was further twigged when an offside call saw Brian Thompson’s denied and they were unable to break down a solid ‘dines defence thereafter. .
Geraldines: Evan Moloney; Paul Fitzgerald; Ross Mitchell; Clifton Carey; Thomas O'Grady; Donie Curtin; Shane Byrne; Christy O'Neill; Kevin Barry; Peter Ryan; Shane Cox. Subs: Zain Baloch; Morgan Clancy; Dean McNamara; Bobby Tier.

Premier League Tuohy Cup
Aisling Annacotty 4
Charleville 0
Aisling will play Prospect for a place in the semi finals of the Jack Tuohy Cup following their first round win over Charleville on Saturday evening.
It was the second time Aisling beat the Cork side 4-0 in two weeks and they were full value for the win.
Dylan Sheehan scored a brace for the winners with Jason Lipper and Evan O’Connor also getting in on the act.
Aisling: Stephen Walsh, Kennedy N'dip, Steven Daly, Darren Harrington, Graham Burke, Colm O'Reilly, Dylan Sheehan, Nathan O'Callaghan, Ben Banaghan, Jason Lipper, Aaron Murphy, Subs; Brian O'Connor, Evan O'Connor, Killian Moloney, James White, Fionn Murphy

The top game in Division 1A ended all square when Coonagh Utd and Athlunkard Villa played out a 3-3 draw, Mark McGrath and Joey Sheehan (2) scored for Coonagh; Ian Whelan, Seamus Finucane AND Christian Kerley scored for Villa.
Holycross edged out Moyross in a 4-3 game. Dara Glynn, John Carew and a double from
Chris Browne won the game. Barry Quinn scored twice for Moyross.
In Division 2A Hyde Rgs turned in another impressive display beating Kennedy Park 5-0 with scores from Evan Shine (2), Jonathan Somers, Aidan O'Brien and Kevin Slattery.
In Division 3B Hyde Rgs B hit Coonagh for six. Keith Somers (3), Cathal Callanan (2) and Danny Harris scored.
Dan Harris. Stuart Zheng (2) and Peter Hogan were on the mark for Northside but they fell 4-3 to Weston for whom David Stewart (3) and Darragh Sheehan obliged.
The big game in Division Four saw Fairview win 4-3 at Lisnagry thanks to goals from Jason Roche, Jason Benn, Shane Wallace and Darren Roche.
Regional Utd advanced in the MFA Youth Cup thanks to a 4-2 win over Shelbourne. Pat Kirby, Ewen O'Brien, Jack O'Donovan and an OG accounted for the winning scorers. Karl Buckley and Frank Hogan replied.
Aisling moved back top with a 7-3 win at Fairview. Ronan O'Dwyer scored a hat trick and Tommy Canty, Caimin Ayers (2) AND James White also netted for the winners.
Caledonians are top in Youth Division Two after a 2-1 win over Caherdavin Celtic. Alex Fitzgerald and Craig Carew scored for the winners and Newport put five past Regional through Ciaran Flynn, Darren Collins, Jack O'Carroll, Colin Coleman and Devon Ryan
In youth Division Three Caolon Dignam (3), Adam Hourigan, Ross O'Brien May, Lee Park, Chris Jastrzebski, Daire Ryan and Niall McGrath were on the mark as leaders Lisnagry overran Regional C.
Carew Park had an excellent win over Kilmallock running out 5-1 winners thanks to scores from Donal Dillon (3), Denis Brophy and Nathan Benn.
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