02 Oct 2022

Dramatic Sunday of action in Limerick District League's Premier Division

Dramatic Sunday of action in Limerick District League's Premier Division

Shane Duggan, of Fairview Rangers, looks to gain control the ball against Regional Utd in their Premier Division game at The Fairgreen on Sunday Pic: Brendan Gleeson

Fairview Rgs 5 Regional Utd 0

THE old adage that “the more things change, they more they stay the same” certainly rings true in the Premier League. 
It took just four games before all but last season’s top two, have lost their 100% record. 

With Pike Rvs game versus Carew Park cancelled due to damage to their goalposts, Fairview took the opportunity to open a three-point gap at the top of the table. 

They did it in style hitting an out of sorts Regional Utd for five without reply at the Fairgreen with striker Conor Ellis bagging a hat trick. 

The home side were in scintillating form early on and Regional were chasing shadows for long periods. 

The visitors celebrated the wedding of one of their players during the week and manager Sean Russell will be hoping that accounts for a flat performance.   

The game was only minutes old when Darragh Rainsford gathered outside the area and when the defence backed off him he happily fired the ball low to the net. 

Minutes later Rainsford turned provider nodding the ball into the path of Ellis who volleyed home from 18 yards. 
Like the first half, Fairview were first out of the traps on the restart and Rainsford inch perfect cross saw Ellis rise unchallenged to head home from close range. 

Ellis completed his hat trick when finishing at the back post from a superb Shane Duggan cross. 

Ben O’Shaughnessy completed the scoring, getting on the end of a neat passing move before firing the ball home.

Fairview Rgs: Aaron Savage; Wayne Colbert; Scott Kirwin; Jason Cross; Jake Dillon; Steven Bradley; Shane Duggan; AJ O'Connor; Darragh Rainsford; Conor Ellis; Conor Coughlan, Subs: John Mullane; David Hannon; Shane O'Brien; Ben O'Shaughnessy; Jeffery Judge
Regional Utd: Rob Shier; Tom Frawley; Andrew Cowpar; Connor Finn; Hugo O’hAnluain; Brian O'Connor; Ross Fitzgerald; Kieran O'Connell; Eoin Duff; Felipe Mostowy; Jack Arra, Subs: Pat McDonagh; Luke O'Brien; Shane Carmody; Joe Lavan

Ballynanty Rovers 2 Aisling Annacotty 1

Ballynanty Rvs picked up three vital points when they beat a hitherto unbeaten Aisling Annacotty in LIT. 

After a thrilling encounter a couple of nights earlier, Balla showed no ill effects to beat a fancied Aisling XI. 

In a very tight first half, both teams cancelled each other out with Balla going closest in the dying minutes after a foul on Adrian Power but the resultant free kick was well saved by John Mulready in the Aisling goal. 

Ballynanty upped the tempo after the restart and got their reward just on before the hour mark when Thomas Byrnes won possession just inside the Aisling half and ran clear to slot under the advancing Mulready.

Ten minutes later it was more great work from Byrnes who saw his initial attempt stopped by Mulready but Gbadebo Habideen was on hand to finish into the roof of the net. 

Aisling made multiple changes and nearly pulled one back when Tony Whitehead rattled the crossbar from 25 yards out. 
The game was back in the melting pot with ten minutes to play when Shane Clarke’s long-range shot hit the bar and deflected back off the stranded McNamara into the net.

However, Balla, with debutant Josh Adams outstanding, were not to be moved and held out to win a highly entertaining game.  

Ballynanty Rovers: Stephen McNamara; Darragh Hughes; Liam Byrnes; Josh Adams; Adam Costello; Aidan Hurley; James Fitzgerald; Thomas Byrnes; Gbadebo Habideen; Cian Fitzgerald; Adrian Power, Subs: David Donnan; Cian Power
Aisling Annacotty: John Mulready; Kennedy N'dip; Gavin Dillon; Tom Clarke; Tony Whitehead; Shane Tracey; AJ Moloney; Kian Barry; Shane Clarke; Liam Quinn; Alan Murphy, Subs: Richkov Boevi; Adam Foley; Shane Stack; Sean Ezekannagha; Mike Curran
Nenagh AFC 5 Janesboro 0

Nenagh bounced back from a couple of defeats in their opening games to record back-to-back wins. 

They picked up the points in style on Sunday when they overran a young Janesboro XI by five goals.

Matt O'Gorman was the hero of the morning scoring three of his side’s goals. Matt Spain and Alan Sheehan were also on the mark for the winners.  

Nenagh AFC: Eoghan Tinkler; Lee Mowatt; Saeed Ryan; Dylan Morrison; Kieran Barr; Eamon White; Ryan Gilmartin; Alan Sheehan; Adam Ryan; Matt Spain; Szymon Popiela. Subs: Eoin Coffey; Colm Hayden.
Janesboro: Finn Clancy, Philip Naughton, Adrian Healy, William Glass, Dean McNamara, Eoghan Burke, Bradley McNamara, Jack Horan, Hamza Selman Celik, Karl Turner, Cillian O'Shea, Subs, Guy Vigurs, Calum O'Connell.

Coonagh Utd 1 Mungret Reg 1

Two sides mired at the foot of the table were hoping to leap up the table when Coonagh hosted Mungret Reg but in the end both sides had to settle for a share of the spoils.

Cian McNicholas netted for Mungret, but Ger Myles scored his second of the season to seal a point for his side.  

Coonagh Utd: Josh Sheehan; Luke Doherty; Andrew Leydon; Rory O'Neill; Ger Higgins; Joey Sheehan; Ronan Ryan; Osakpolor Junior Okorodion; Daniel Ikoghode; Olayinka Azeez; Ger Myles, Subs: Eoghan O'Neill; Brion Moriarty; Lloyd White.
Mungret Reg: James Roche; Sean O'Sullivan; Stephen Hackett; Eoghan Ryan; Conor Myers; James White; Dylan Frawley; Mark Patterson; Pat Aherne; David Conway; Cian McNicholas, Subs; Stephen O'Dwyer; Danny Galvin; Eoin Kelly; Barry Danaher.


Saturday, August 27

Premier A League
Athlunkard Villa 2 Aisling Ann B 3
Corbally Utd 9 Granville Rgs 1
Cappamore 6 Murroe 4
Fairview Rgs B 7 Moyross 0
Newport 3 Geraldines 4
Div 1A
Kilfrush v Pallagreen, M Murphy
Knockainey 2 Holycross 1
Star Rvs (off) Southend
Regional Utd B 5 Castle Rvs 1
Caherdavin Celtic 1 Summerville Rvs 1
Div 2A
Corbally Utd B 7 Murroe B 0
Aisling Annacotty D 2 Charleville 0
Newport B 1 Lisnagry A 4
Sunday, August 28

Premier League 
Coonagh Utd 1 Mungret Reg 1
Fairview Rgs v Regional Utd 
Carew Park (off) Pike Rovers
Nenagh AFC 5 Janesboro 0
Ballynanty Rovers 2 Aisling Annacotty 1
Prospect Priory (off) Charleville 
Premier A League
Hyde Rgs A 3 Kilmallock 6

Div 1B  
Caherconlish 4 Shelbourne 1
Parkville 3 Aisling Annacotty C 2
Glenview Rvs 5 Wembley Rvs 1
Mungret Reg 4 Patrickswell 1

Div 2A
Kilmallock B 0 Nenagh B 3

Div 2B 
Abbey Rvs 0 Herbertstown 2
Mungret Reg C 2 Coonagh Utd B 1
Croom Utd 3 Pike Rvs B 2
Shelbourne B 2 Hyde Rgs B 5
Youth Div One  
Aisling Annacotty 2 Pallasgreen 0
Janesboro 7 Shelbourne 2
Youth Div Two  
Aisling B 5 Regional Utd 3
Granville Rgs 1 Newport 3
Youth Div Three 
Caledonians (off) Cappamore 




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