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Limerick Soccer - Prospect on top in 13-goal thriller

Pat Sheehan rounds up the local LDMC soccer action, where the highlight was Prospect Priory’s amazing 7-6 win over Geraldines in the Munster Junior Cup.

Pat Sheehan rounds up the local LDMC soccer action, where the highlight was Prospect Priory’s amazing 7-6 win over Geraldines in the Munster Junior Cup.

Geraldines 6 Prospect Priory 7

An unbelievable game of football that had everything produced the shock of the day when Div 1B side Prospect made a superb comeback to take the tie to extra time before winning it in extra time.

Declan McCormack fired Prospect in front but an own goal shortly after restored parity.

Eddie Brazier hit a beauty to put the visitors back in front but goals from Derek Hannon and Alan Morton had Dines 3-2 in front by half time.

Cian Quinn equalised after the break but goals from George Daffy (2) and Hannon seemed to hand the tie to the Premier side.

However Prospect upped the tempo and two goals from Jeffery O’Halloran along with another cracker from Brazier sent the tie to extra time.

Prospect substitute Christy Purcell struck the winner in the first period of extra time to send the underdogs into the next round and ‘Dines licking their wounds.

Geraldines: Keith McCarthy; Wayne Lee; Danny O’Neill; Tom O’Grady; Alan Morton; Bobby Tier; Christy O’Neill; Jason Travis; Jamie McMahon; George Daffy; Derek Hannon. Subs: Brian Nash; Eddie Lee

Prospect Priory: Dave Quinn; Dean Casey; Jeff O’Halloran; Kevin McCarthy; Dean Glasheen; John Wallace; Stephen Wallace; Michael Thompson; Declan McCormack; Eddie Brazier; Cian Quinn. Subs: Christy Purcell; Ross Rainsford

Carew Park 4 Aisling Annacotty 2

Jonathon Grant is proving his worth to Carew Park. On Sunday, Grant scored twice to go joint top scorer in the Premier League, but more importantly he helped to overturn Aisling’s early lead and put Carew into round three.

The game was only ten minutes old when Dara Droog picked out Eoin Gunnigle who placed his shot under Gordon Stewart to put Aisling ahead.

Both Grant and Kyle McCarthy were denied by post and upright before Pat Boyle’s inswinging corner was headed powerfully home by Mark Keane on 15 minutes.

Ten minutes before the break Carew took the lead from a free kick when Grant curled the ball around the wall and into the top corner.

McCarthy again found the crossbar but on the stroke of half time it was 3-1 as Grant hit a 30 yarder past Dermot Clune who could but admire the shot as it flew to the net.

Midway through the second half Jamie Kelly, with his first touch, made it 4-1 and with time running out Darren Harrington restored some pride for Aisling with a fine goal from a free kick.

Carew Park: Gordon Stewart; Gary Griffin; Jon Somers; Mark Keane; Mark Slattery; Dale McNamara; Cyril Maher; John Boyle; Pat Boyle; Jonathon Grant; Kyle McCarthy. Subs: Jamie Kelly; Ed Morrissey; Craig McMarlow

Aisling Annacotty: Dermot Clune; Sean Ryan; Philip Byrnes; Dara Droog; Anthony McDonnell; Darren Harrington; Evan O’Neill; David Njuki; Eoin Gunnigle; Jason Sheehan; Ronan Smalle. Subs: Des Keehan; Sean Sweeney

Ballynanty Rovers 5 Herbertstown 1

As expected Balla experienced little difficulty seeing off the challenge of Herbertstown at LIT on Sunday morning.

Goals from Dave O’Leary, Paul Quinn, Dermot Fitzgerald, Jason Hughes and Frank Lee put Balla through for a tilt with Corbally in the next round.

Ballynanty Rvs; Stephen McNamara, David O’Leary, Shane Doran, Kenneth Meehan, Dermot Fitzgerald, Brian Doran, Paul Quinn, Jason Hughes, Kevin Nolan, Frank Lee, Bobby griffin. Subs used. Shane Guerin, Darragh Hughes, David Dunphy

Pike Rovers 10 Summerville 0

Goals from John Tierney, Dave Ryan and John Okoro had Pike three goals to the good when a foul saw Summerville reduced to ten men and Tierney’s spot kick made it 4-0 at the break.

In the second period further goals from Eddie O’Donovan, Jason Heffernan (2), Okoro, Paul Doona and Eoin Hanrahan completed a miserable morning for Summerville.

Pike Rovers: Gary Neville; Gavin O’Shea; Eddie O’Donovan; Conor Moloney; Pat Mullins; Jason Heffernan; Wayne Colbert; John Tierney; Eoin Hanrahan; Dave Ryan; John Okoro. Subs: Keith Hartnett; Paul Doona; Pat Moloney

Munster Junior Cup

revised 3rd Round Draw

Corbally Utd v Ballynanty Rvs

Charleville v Carew Park

Newport v Hyde Rgs

Hospital v Dromore Celtic

Pike Rvs v Kilmallock Utd

Shannon Hibs v Janesboro

Prospect v Caherconlish


In League action Granville moved top in Div 1A following their 4-2 win over Balla B. Liam Quinn (2), Ken O’Donoghue and Philip Coffey were on the mark for the winners; Frank Walsh replied for Balla.

Goals from Nick O’Connell (2), Ger O’Connell and Barry Butler had Dromore Celtic 4-0 up at half time against Moyross but a superb comeback earned the visitors a point following scores from Shane O’Connell, Cyril Cleary and Ger Cronin (2).

Paul Bateman saved a first half penalty for Caherdavin as they beat Mungret Reg 2-1. Caherdavin Celtic had scorers in Ralph Judge and Cian Williams with Barry Danagher netting for Mungret.

Div 1B leaders Hospital picked up three points when Kennedy Park were unable to field while Janesboro B kept up their charge with a 2-1 win over Charleville. Willie Hayes and Andrew Lane for the winners and Shane Dillon for Charleville netted.

Eoin Hartnett and Brian Quinn scored in Murroe’s 2-1 win at Knockainey and Newport picked up full points with a 4-0 win over Athlunkard Villa. Dean Lenihan (2), Brian O’Sullivan and Sean O’Brien were on the mark.

Div 2A leaders Cappamore were held to a 3-3 draw by Weston Villa. Denis Fitzgerald scored a hat trick for the county side with Philip Moore (2) and Ian Stewart replying for Villa.

Gary O’Toole scored the only goal of the game for Aisling Annacotty against Summerville and Holycross caused something of a shock beating Geraldines 3-2. David Considine and John McNamara scored for Dines with Niall Reardon (2) and Cian Moloney accounting for the winners’ goals.

St Pats were in fine form hitting Kilmallock for six without reply courtesy of Jason Carey (3), Lee Carey, Dylan Murphy and an own goal and the final game resulted in a 4-1 win for Regional over Shelbourne. Shane O’Donoghue and Brian O’Connell scored two apiece for Regional; Dave Holmes replied.

Goals from Gordon McKevitt (2), Cillian Collins, Ian Wallace and Niall Hogan secured victory for Coonagh Utd over Shannon Hibs to keep them top of the table.

A much improved Caledonians beat St Pauls 5-2. Ryan Keane (2), Danny Brown and Ray Harrison netted for winners while Ray Foley hit another brace for Saints.

Peter Sheehan (2), Rob Doyle (2), Tom Clancy and Mark Power scored for Mungret in a 6-3 win at Hill Celtic while Southend beat Charleville 2-1; Tony Grant and Barry Gibbons netting for the winners.

Abbey Rvs maintained their charge for Div 3A with a 2-0 win over Northside. Thomas Butler and Glen Bussoli scored the goals.

In Div 3B beat Granville Rgs B 3 Meanus 2 with scores from James Benn (2) and Niall Walsh to go top.

In Youth football Geraldines surprised Balla in the Munster Cup winning 3-0. Trevor Hogan scored twice with Darren McCormack also netting for the winners.

Charleville beat Mungret in the FAI; Sean McCormack (3), Brendan Murphy, Darren Casey, Brian Connolly and Chris Kenny were all on target.

In the Youth Div Tow League, goals from James Cleary, Josh Whelan and Stephen Hannon with two apiece, Terry Moloney and Danny McInerney accounted for the winning scores.

In the Under 17 Darren Roche and Niall McNamara scored for leader Fairview in a 2-1 win at Corbally.

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