The Munster Junior Cup was the highlight of the weekend’s games with the winners of all six games going into the ‘out of town’ stage of the tournament.
The local derby involving Hyde Rangers at home to Prospect-Priory was a close affair. It was the visitors to Hyde Park that got a dream start when, in the 4th minute, Derek Hanlon, from close range, gave Ronan Power no chance.
With the game ebbing and flowing, Hyde got on terms mid-way through the second half as Ben Kennedy obliged from eight yards.
This game seemed destined for extra time, however, with the last kick of the game, Prospect-Priory sneaked a late winner through Pat Whelan to seal what was a cracking game of football.
Current Munster Junior Cup holders, Pike Rovers, eased into the next round with a 9-0 home win over Caherdavin.
Scorer in chief was Jonathan Grant who struck five.
Also netting for the ‘Hoops’ were Stephen McGann, Eoin Hanrahan, Paddy O Malley and Shane Walsh.
Holycross, with goals from Ryan Glynn and Tony Burke, got the better of Moyross in a tight and exciting cup clash.
Kilmallock were away to Caherconlish and the Premier side, who have being putting in some good showings in recent weeks, eased by Caherconlish on a six nil scoreline.
Those on the score sheet were Eoin Burchill, who notched a hat-trick, while Niall Burchill, Barry Sheedy and Paul Doona also scored.
Regional took to the astro in UL against Brazuca United and the Dooradoyle outfit emerged 6-1 winners in this game with their goals coming through Ross Fitzgerald (2), Evan Cusack (2) and one each from Willie Griffin and Sosuke Kimura while the Brazuca goal was from Wagner Rocha.
After their FAI win over Fairview last week, Ballynanty were away to Nenagh.
The Tipperary outfit have being struggling somewhat this season. In a very tight encounter, in which defenders came out on top, this cup game finished scoreless after 110 minutes of football. However, it was Ballynanty who made it through winning 3-2 in a penalty shoot-out.
There were two games in the Premier league and current holders of the Fran Mullally trophy, Janesboro, went back on top of the premier league with an 11-1 home win against a very young Carew Park side.
The Janesboro goals came from Shane Clarke (4), Aidan Hurley (2), Evan Lynch (2) and one each from Adrian Power, Niall Hanley and the evergreen Conor Lynch.
Aisling Annacotty were away to Fairview Rangers and Mike Aherne's young side bagged full points winning by the odd goal in three in the Fairgreen.
Aaron Murphy hit a brace for the visitors as Fairview’s goal came from an O.G.
The points were shared in the Division 1A clash between Coonagh and Castle Rovers. The sides shared four goals as Billy Connors and William Brick netted for Coonagh while a brace from Terry Flavin accounted for the Castle goals.
Murroe, at home to Athlunkard Villa, got full points with a 2-1 victory as Dave Ryan and Liam Quinn were the scoreboard.
Corbally got the better of Fairview Rangers ‘B’ by the odd goal in three as Darren Hanley and Brian Thompson were on the mark for the winners.
Hill Celtic proved too strong for Granville with a 7-0 home win. Adrian Mitchell (3) Lee Reddan (2) Mike Lipper and Daniel Malone all got amongst the goals.
It was full points for Patrickswell in Division 2A against Corbally. On the mark for the ‘Well’ were Sean O'Brien, Paul O'Brien and David Buston Jnr with Glen Mitchell replying.
In Division 3A, Northside had a 5-1 home win over Dromore with Kenneth Griffin (2) Ross Keely (2) and Tommy Hogan being their scorers.
Aisling Annacotty's ‘E’ side had a slender one nil win over Coonagh in Division 4. While in the same league Athlunkard Villa and Parkville shared four goals.
In the Open Cup, Prospect-Priory saw Murroe off after extra time winning 3-2. Thomas Mulqueen (2) and Corey McCallum scored the victors goals.
It was Herberstown, with a 6-4 win against Castle, that advanced and those on the mark were Dylan O Connor (3) Joe Fogarty, Wayne Wright and Jason Murphy.
In the Munster Youths Cup, Charleville won 7-0 at home to Nenagh with goals from A.J. Moloney (3) and one each from Jorge Gustavo, Jason Collins, Conn McNamara and Joseph Kavanagh.
While in the FAI U-17 Cup, Newport bowed out on penalties away in Dublin to Swords.
The visitors trailed 4-1after twenty minutes but got back to 4-4 only to bow out on penalties.
In the same competition, Aisling Annacotty had a 3-2 win after extra time over Carrigaline of Cork, while Fairview Rangers lost out to Raheny by the slender of margins with the visitors notching a late winner.
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