It was a busy weekend of action on the local soccer scene - with the FAI Junior Cup going centre stage.
FAI JUNIOR CUP
Ballynanty 1 Carew Park 3
Last year’s’ beaten finalists crashed out at the hands of Carew Park on Sunday.
Tommy Culhane’s 15th minute volley opened the scoring for Carew. Jamie Bromell levelled the game before Darren O’Sullivan gave Carew the lead back on the stroke of half time. Jonathon Grant made it 3-1 in the second half as Balla crashed out.
Fairview Rangers 3 Geraldines 1
Eddie Lane put ‘Dines in front however their joy was short lived as Nathan O’Callaghan levelled before the break. Fairview pushed on in the second half with Christy Doyle and Denis Fitzgerald scored in the second half to put Rangers into the next round.
Caherdavin Celtic 3 Aisling Annacotty 1
Karl Meehan gave Celtic the lead before Evan O’Neill levelled the game from close range.
Brian Shorten gave the home side the lead before Keith Doran sealed the win.
Regional Utd 2 Summerville Rovers 0
Regional’s good cup form continued as they beat Summerville courtesy of goals from Kieran O’Connell and Byron Aherne.
Moyross 2 Shannon Town 0
Moyross are into round four after Shane Guerin and Adrian Power got on the scoresheet against 1A’s Shannon.
Croom Utd 1 Knockainey 1
(Knockainey won 5-3 on penalties)
Premier division Knockainey needed penalty kicks to defeat 3A Croom at the weekend. Jason Hayes put them in front, however, Croom responded immediately and brought the game to penalties.
Granville Rangers 1 Lisnagry 0
Despite poor league form, Granville Rangers were able to progress in the cup with a solid victory over Lisnagry.
Charleville 2 Mungret 1
The county Cork side beat 1A leaders Mungret as Shane Dillon and Gary Ward got the goals.
Wembley went top of the league with a 4-0 hammering of Hospital. Meanwhile, Caherconlish defeated Kilmallock 3-2 in the division’s other match.
Holycross could only draw with Ballynanty while Regional Utd went to Aisling Annacotty and took three points with a 2-1 win.
Geraldines scored eight against Hospital for a big win. There were also wins for Shelbourne and Southend.
Kennedy Park scored nine against Abbey Rovers and Castle Rovers scored seven against Northside. There were also three points for Caledonians, Glenview and Granview Rovers.
Newport were the only side in the division to secure a win. The games between Kilmallock and Murroe and St Pauls and Parkville ended in draws.
Kilfinane Forest were the big winners in 3B with a 6-1 win over Lisnagry. Pallasgreen and Castle Utd also got wins.
St Pat’s, Croom, Hyde Rangers and Hospital all secured wins while Northside drew 3-3 with Mungret.