FAI Junior Cup 3rd Round
Prospect Priory 0
Aisling Annacotty 1
Aisling progressed to the out of town stages of the FAI despite finishing with 10 men when James Cleary struck a memorable winner for the visitors with 20 minutes of the second half played.
A first half that was more a war of attrition saw Prospect create the best chance with Derek Hanlon's right wing cross brilliantly cleared by Darren Harrington with Danny Colbert destined to fire home. At the other end Darren Glasheen was quick off his line twice to deny Aaron Murphy and Dylan Sheehan.
The second half saw the visitors create a number of chances from the off. Nathan O'Callaghan's volley was brilliantly saved by Glasheen before the same player missed the target with a close range header from Kennedy N'Dip's cross.
Moments later Brian Butler's superb cross was then narrowly missed by Aaron Murphy as Prospect weathered the early second half storm.
However it proved fruitless as Aisling broke the deadlock on 65 minutes. Butler's corner kick was cleared to the edge of the box where James Cleary steadied himself before drilling a superb 25 yard strike past Glasheen.
Prospect rallied and Derek Hanlon fired a well struck effort just over before the same player saw his cross cleared by NDip from close range.
Aisling had a player dismissed as Prospect drove forward looking for the equalising goal. First Philip Naughton drove over the bar before a similar effort fell to Colbert who was denied by the alert Steven Walsh in what was to prove the final effort of the game.
Aisling Annacotty: Stephen Walsh; Kennedy N'dip; Killian Moloney; Steven Daly; Darren Harrington; Graham Burke; Colm O'Reilly; Brian Butler; Aaron Murphy; Nathan O'Callaghan, Dylan Sheehan, Subs: James Cleary; Bradie Flynn; Oisin Kelly, Shane Donegan, James White
Prospect Priory; Darren Glasheen, Cyril Maher, Craig Hanlon, Ian Maher, Dean Glasheen, Derek Hanlon, Ian Clancy, Adrian Healy, Philip Naughton, James Cleary, Danny Colbert. Subs Dom Fitzgerald, Dean Casey
Pike Rvs 8 Hyde Rgs 0
As expected a rampant Pike Rvs proved too strong for a young Hyde Rgs XI at the Pike Club on Sunday morning.
Hyde's dream of causing a shock were blown out of the water inside a minute when Shane Walsh delivered for Jonathan Grant to head home from eight yards.
Darragh Rainsford headed in two goals to make it 3-0 at the break.
Hyde, to their credit continued to try but faced a Pike XI who looked capable of scoring on every attack.
After the restart Grant scored his second before Stephen McGann got in on the act with a sixth.
Grant headed in his hat trick after the hour mark and the same player completed the scoring with a few minutes to play.
Pike Rovers: Gary Neville; Shane Walsh; Jonathan Hannafin; Wayne O'Donovan; Eddie O'Donovan, Eoin Hanrahan; Darragh Rainsford; Colin Daly; Stephen McGann, Conor Kavanagh; Jonathan Grant. Subs: Adam Lipper, Evan Patterson; Paddy O'Malley, Brian O'Callaghan
Hyde Rgs: Ronan Power, Brian Slattery, John Somers, Mark Whelan, Ciaran Rainsford, Aidan O’Brien, Ger Nash, Gavin Hehir, Evan Shine Kevin Slattery, Ryan McCormack, Subs, James Slattery, Ben Kennedy, Luke Kennedy, Dylan Burke, Robert Griffin
Granville Rgs 2-4 Newport
Newport's impressive form this season saw them installed as firm favourites going into Sundays tie at Granville.
However they met a home side who opened up in tremendous style racing into a 2-0 lead thanks to scores from Aaron O'Halloran and Iain Quaide.
The visitors were roused out of their slumber and goals from Christy Doyle and Dave Ryan saw them level by the break.
Newport upped the tempo after the restart and got their win thanks to another goal from Doyle and one from Brain O'Sullivan with his 12th of the season.
Granville Rgs; Kevin McGlinchey, Dylan O'Brien, Kevin Frost, Neil McGourty, Stephen Folan, Ben Hickey, Aaron O Halloran, Ian Quaid, Craig Downes Dale McNamara, Kevin O Doherty, Subs Niall McNamara, Jamie McNamara, Nathan Walsh, Jason Gregory
Newport; Brendan Coffey, Kevin O’Brien, Mark McGuire, Jimmy Fyffe, Christy Connors, Darren Collins, Brian O’Sullivan, Sean Ryan, Dave Kennedy, Davey Ryan, Christy Doyle, Subs Mark Barry, Devlin Courtney, Brian Keane, Kalem Harte.
Geraldines 4 Murroe 1
Geraldines advanced in the FAI after suffering an early scare against Murroe.
The visitors took the lead after 20 minutes when Liam Quinn converted a spot kick. The Division 1A side held the lead until just after the break when an improved Dines XI were back on terms within three minutes through Christy O'Neill. The same player hit the visitors again before they recovered to put Dines in the driving seat following good work by Donie Curtin.
With ten minutes remaining Shane Byrne made sure of the result from a free kick and late in the game an own goal put a gloss on the result for the home side.
Geraldines; Evan Moloney, Paul Fitzgerald, Shane Cox, Clifton Carey, Thomas O'Grady, Donie Curtin, Dean McNamara, Cian Byrnes, Shane Byrne, Christy O'Neill, Karl Turner, Subs Bobby Tier, Ross Mitchell, Morgan Clancy, Ian O'Donoghue
Murroe; Adam Newman, Brian Quinn, John Humphries, Dave Ryan, Diarmuid Aherne, Jack Barry, Evan Walsh, Alan Cuneen, Eoin Roche, Dan Ryan, Liam Quinn, Subs Philip Clancy, Shane Power, Andrew Kerley
Moyross 0 Regional Utd 7
Moyross were the latest to feel the force of Regional Utd's firepower as the Premier side ran riot on Sunday morning, hitting seven goals without reply to advance in the FAI Junior Cup.
Regional were four to the good by the break and in the second half tacked on another three without reply.
Kieran O'Connell and Willie Griffin claimed a brace apiece while Sosuke Kimura, Evan Cusack and Sean McSweeney made up the tally.
Regional Utd: Rob Shier; Tom Frawley; Alan Murphy; Jack Lynch; Clyde O'Connell; Pat McDonagh; Kieran O'Connell; Willie Griffin; Sosuke Kimura; Sean McSweeney.
Evan Cusack; Subs: Declan Cusack, Ian Hughes; David Cowpar; Mike Reidy; Martin Madden
Moyross; Glen Clancy, James McNamara, Jon Power, Calum Walters, Luke Ward, Aaron Power, Tommy Quinn, Anthony McInerney, Ger Johnson, Greg Daly, Barry Quinn, Craig Collopy, Subs Stephen Hannon, Mike O'Donoghue, Keith Ryan
Fairview Rangers 2
Ballynanty Rovers 3
The all-Premier FAI clash between Fairview and Ballynanty Rvs brought a good crowd to the Fairgreen for a game that promised much.
Those that attended were not disappointed as they witnesses a thrilling 90 minutes that saw Balla edge out the home side to gain revenge for last week's Tuohy Cup defeat to the same opposition.
The opening 20 minutes produced little in the way of noteworthy chances but that all changed in the 26th minute when Balla took the lead. Jason Hughes in midfield spread a ball out wide to the right for Kevin Nolan to deliver into the area where Eddie Byrnes was perfectly positioned to finish it off with some aplomb against his former team.
Six minutes later the home side went close to levelling when Craig Madigan's free kick was delivered to the far post but Adam Frahill's snap shot was well saved by Balla keeper Darren Whelan.
Five minutes before the break Balla doubled their advantage when a hand ball presented the visitors with a spot kick and Dermot Fitzgerald stepped up to rifle the ball home.
Fairview's half time team talk went out the window eight minutes after the restart when a good move involving TJ O Dwyer, Dave Donnan and Eddie Byrnes saw the latter deliver into the area for Arron Nunan to coolly slot the ball by Barry Ryan in the home goal.
Balla were well in control but on 70 minutes Ross Mann knocked a great ball into AJ O Connor who from 30 yards cracked a beauty into the top corner and the dynamic of the game changed.
Even more so when Paul Danaher made it a one goal game finishing off a move involving John Mullane and AJ O Connor.
With 12 minutes remaining Balla lost their keeper Darren Whelan through injury but luckily had Stephen McNamara on the bench so try as they might Fairview could not get the all important third goal against a stubborn Balla back four.
Fairview Rgs: Barry Ryan; Liam Byrnes; Craig Madigan; Kaylan O'Loughlin; Clive Healy; John Mullane; Adam Frahill; AJ O'Connor; Thomas Byrnes; Colin Scanlon, Ross Mann. Subs: Paul Danaher, Kyle Duhig, Jamie Enright, Robbie Kelleher, Josh O'Rahilly; Conor McCormack
Ballynanty Rvs; Darren Whelan, Dara Hughes, Craig McMarlow, Ken Meehan, Dermot Fitzgerald, Dave Donnan, Jason Hughes, Kevin Nolan, Arron Nunan, TJ O'Dwyer, Eddie Byrnes, Subs, Keith Colbert, Shane Guerin, Ger Higgins, Derek Daly, Mike Guerin, Ryan Earls
PJ Matthews Premier League
Kilmallock 1 Janesboro 2
Janesboro moved to within a point of leaders Pike Rvs after overcoming a stiff test at Kilmallock on Sunday morning.
Few gave the county side any hope going into the tie but the Champions had to pull out all the stops to see off a dogged Kilmallock XI.
In the end it took two goals from ace striker Shane Clarke to seal the points after had netted to tie the game at 1-1.
Kilmallock; Brian Murphy, Niall Burchill, Davie Todd, Benni Bourke, Evan Hudner, Barry Sheedy, Anthony Punch, Killian Hayes, Killian Lyons, Paul Doona, Tommy Heffernan, Subs Aaron Costelloe, Stephen Quirke,
Janesboro; John Mulready, Lee O Meara, Ryan Doherty, Tom Clarke, Aidan Hurley, Eddie Brazier, Adrian Power, Niall Hanley, Shane Clarke, Keith Mawdsley, Danny O Neill, Sub, Conor Lynch, Darragh Carroll, Thomas Lyons
Carew Park 1 Charleville 7
The battle of the bottom sides went the way of Charleville with a bit to spare.
Pat O'Donoghue claimed four goals with Shane Dillon (2) and Charlie Baker making up the total for Charleville. Anthony McCormack scored a consolation for Carew.
Carew park; Luke O'Donovan, Jack Liddy, Denis Brophy, Noel Higgins, Tim Casey, Myles Casey, David Paver, Anthony McCormack, Val Veres, Mark Slattery, Adam Dore
Charleville; David O'Riordan, Erin Clifford, Jason O'Hara, William Dillon, Ross Foley, Gary Ward, Luke Doyle, AJ Moloney, Shane Dillon, Pat O'Callaghan, Charlie Baker
In the FAI Youth Cup Sean Erasmus' goal was the difference between two good sides when Regional beat Fairview Rgs on Saturday evening.
On Sunday a brace apiece for Jorge Gustavo and AJ Moloney helped Charleville to a 4-0 win over Kilfrush and Aisling had to work hard to see off Newport. Goals from Tommy Canty (2) and Peter O'Grady did the business.
In Division 1A Coonagh moved back into second place in the table with a 4-1 win at Corbally. Darren Hanley scored for the home side but goals from Darren Martin, Joey Sheehan, Billy Connors and Sam Power won out.
Holycross won 2-1 at Summerville with scores from Niall O’Riordan and Tony Burke.
In Division 2A Cals moved into third spot with a 6-3 win over Kennedy Park, Dylan Moloney 3
Jack Cross, Alex Fitzgerald and Adam Healy accounted for the winning scores.
Dave Buston and Paul O'Brien scored the goals that gave Patrickswell the spoils against Glenview.
New Division 2B leaders Mungret hit Holycross for six courtesy of Jakub Cieloch (2), David Nyari, Ray Harrison, John McDonagh and John McManus.
Pallasgreen were held to a 2-2 draw with Parkville. David Ryan and Seamus Mulcahy scored for Pallas; (Brian Leonard and Gareth Butler replied for Parkville.
Stephen Carroll was on target for Newport B but they fell to Athlunkard B with scores by Nathan Barrett and Antonio Pérez Moldovan.
Caherdavin won a thrilling 6-5 game with Balla B thanks to goals from Richie Pearse (3), Alan Normoyle and Danny McDonagh.
In the Open Cup Aisling D advanced at the expense of Abbey thanks to scores from Michael Aherne (2), Conor Doyle, Sam Lane and an own goal.
Goals from Mike Leahy (2), Joe Fogarty (2), Dylan O'Connor and Kevin Wixted helped Herbertstown to a big win over Newport and
Thomas Bowers and Jack Maguire were on target for Kilmallock as they beat Northside on a penalty shootout when the game finished 2-2.
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