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28/07/2021

Limerick Soccer - Moyross shock Geraldines in FAI Junior Cup

Pat Sheehan rounds up all the weekend soccer action involving LDMC teams where the most eye-catching result was Moyross’ win over Geraldines in the FAI Junior Cup.

Pat Sheehan rounds up all the weekend soccer action involving LDMC teams where the most eye-catching result was Moyross’ win over Geraldines in the FAI Junior Cup.

Moyross 3 Geraldines 2

Moyross pulled off the surprise of the round in the FAI Junior Cup when they beat Premier new boys Geraldines 3-2 in a highly entertaining encounter.

Not for the first time, a Premier outfit has fallen in the cauldron in Moyross and the Div 1A side were full value for their win.

Barry Quinn has returned to the Reds after a stint with Ballynanty Rvs and he played a big part in yesterday’s success.

After just ten minutes Quinn’s whipped in delivery was finished to the net by Ger Cronin.

Geraldines responded and were back on level terms after 37 minutes when Derek Hannon nodded in from George Daffy’s centre.

Moyross were back in front on the hour mark when Colm O’Mahoney and Anthony Lee combined to set up a chance for Cyril Cleary to put the finishing touch.

With 15 minutes to play Moyross were in the driving seat when a quick break from a ‘Dines corner put Barry Quinn away and he finished in style.

Geraldines battled back and with nine minutes to play Derek Daly reduced the deficit to one but despite a sustained assault for the last ten minutes they were unable to break down a resolute home defence.

Moyross - John Bedford; Ronan Ryan; Grant Murphy; Pat McCallig; Ken McNamara; Anthony Lee; Colm O’Mahoney; Ger Cronin; Pat Roche; Cyril Cleary; Barry Quinn.

Geraldines - Keith McCarthy; Wayne Lee; Danny O’Neill; Alan Morton; Stuart Byrnes; Jason Travis; Christy O’Neill; Derek Hannon; George Daffy; Jamie McMahon; Bobby Tier. Subs not used: Eddie Lee; Derek Daly; Richie Flynn

Caherdavin Celtic 1 Ballynanty Rvs 6

Premier side Ballynanty Rvs progressed with ease in the FAI with victory over Caherdavin at the Greenhills on Sunday morning.

Jason Hughes put Balla on their way with a fine goal after 20 minutes and two minutes later a mix up between defender and full back allowed Frankie Lee to fire into an empty net.

Jason Hughes was pulled down as he attempted to round the keeper and Dave Dunphy converted the resultant spot kick and another penalty immediately after was scored by Alex Purcell.

It was 5-0 midway through the half when a good delivery from Dave O’Leary was volleyed home by Jason Hughes.

Ralph Judge pulled one back for Celtic but Frank Lee completed the scoring heading home from close range.

Caherdavin Celtic - Paul Bateman, Steve Martin, Joe Laffan, Karl Meehan, Dara Purtill, Keith Doran, Cian Williams, Steve Labanyi, Ralph Judge, Brian Shorten, Niall Earls.

Ballynanty Rvs - Stephen McNamara, Dara Hughes, Shane Doran, David Dunphy, Tom Daly, Bobby Griffin, Brian Doran, Jason Hughes, Alex Purcell, Frank Lee, Shane Guerin, Reserves, Paul Quinn, Dermot Fitzgerald, Dave O’Leary

Hospital 3 Janesboro 4

After knocking Fairview Rgs out in the previous round, Hospital presented quite a challenge to Janesboro in Round Three, and so it proved with Janesboro needing a last minute Shane Clarke to get through.

Declan Nash put Boro in front before Barry Ryan squared the game up. Nssh scored his second after the restart but again Ryan equalised.

Christy Doyle fired Janesboro ahead but ten minutes from time Seamus Ryan responded.

With extra time looming Shane Clarke pounced to finish an Adrian Healy cross to send Boro into the next round.

Janesboro; Darren Glasheen, David Donnan, Aidan Hurley, Pa McGarry, Aled Harkin, Shane Waters, Shane Clarke, Adrian Healy, James Hayes, Christy Doyle, Declan Nash

Charleville 2 Fairview Rgs 3

FAI Junior Cup kingpins Fairview Rgs needed extra time to see off a plucky Charleville challenge at the Co Cork venue.

Mike O’Brien fired the home side in front after ten minutes from a well worked corner kick but five minutes from the break a low shot from Craig Reddan levelled the tie.

Reddan nabbed a second to put ‘View in front after the break with a deflected shot but when it looked likely to be enough Shane Corkery hit a stunning 35 yard goal to send the tie to extra time.

The Premier side got the break in the first minutes of the second period with Mark McGrath finishing a cross by Reddan to put ‘View into the hat for the next round.

Fairview Rgs; Jamie Stewart, Mike Ryan, Craig Madigan, Niall Mullen, Brian Fitzgerald, Jason Mullins, Darren Nolan, Craig Reddan, Dean McNamara, Colin Scanlon, Mark McGrath, Reserves, Evan Waters, Derek O’Hanlon, Shane Power

Pike Rovers 8 Bruff Utd 0

2010/11 FAI Cup Champions Pike Rvs experienced no difficulty when they hosted Bruff at Crossagalla.

Alan Barry, back to his best, helped himself to four goals while his strike Pat Moloney chipped in with a brace. John Tierney and Colm Enright completed the rout.

Pike Rvs; John Ryan, Jason Heffernan, Martin Deedy, Colm Enright, Pat Mullins, Keith Hartnett, John Tierney, Dave Ryan, Paul Doona, Alan Barry Pat Moloney, John Okoro, Eoin Hanrahan, Wayne Colbert

Carew Park 2 Granville Rgs 1

Premier League leaders Carew Park will be glad if they don’t cross swords with Granville Rgs again this season.

The Div 1A side made life difficult when the sides met in the Munster Junior Cup recently when Carew recorded an uncomfortable 5-3 win. On Sunday they again met, this time in the FAI and this time the game was even closer with Carew just edging home on a 2-1 scoreline.

Six changes from the FAI game gives an indication of the strength in depth at Granville and if they can keep up their early season form they will be heading for a return to the top flight.

Carew had the perfect start to proceedings when after four minutes Stephen Grant’s quick free put John Boyle clear and his cross was buried by Mark Slattery.

A brilliant save by Rob Power denied Brian Aherne before Granville drew level on 20 minutes through Stephen Cahill.

A hand ball presented Carew Park with a penalty on the half hour mark but Jonathon Grant’s spot kick was superbly saved by Power.

The keeper was again to the fore just before the break keeping out a fine effort from Francis Kett and after the restart going full length to keep out a Pat Boyle free kick.

Carew Park regained the lead on 55 minutes when John Boyle intercepted a Granville kick out and headed over the defence for Jonathon Grant to fire under Power.

O’Donoghue had a great chance to level but miscued his effort and minutes later Liam Quinn fired straight into the arms of a grateful Gordon Stewart.

The last action of note saw the veteran keeper roll back the years with a save out of the top drawer to deny Ken O’Donoghue and put his side into the next round.

Carew Park; Gordon Stewart, Francis Kett, Jon Somers, Mark Keane, Mark Slattery, Stephen Grant, Pat Boyle, Brian Aherne, Dale McNamara, Jonathon Grant, John Boyle, Reserves, Dean Finnan, Cyril Maher, Jamie O’Sullivan

Granville Rgs; Rob Power, Jeffery Ryan, Neil McGourty, John Cahill, Ollie Kenny, Mark McDonnell, Stephen Cahill, Ciaran Patton, Dan O’Flynn, Ken O’Donoghue, Jon Togher, Reserves, Liam Quinn, Niall Doran, Greg Barrett

Shannon Hibs 1 Holycross 0

After going eight League games without a win Premier side Shannon Hibs have followed that up with four successive cup wins. On Sunday Derek Burns’ goal gave them a slender win over Holycross and manager Niall Jordon they can now apply this form to their remaining League games.

Murroe 4 Southend 2

Div 1B side Murroe kept their nerve to get past a dogged Southend side.

Brian Quinn scored a double for the winners with other scores from Mike Ryan and Eoin Hartnett. Wayne Cronin and Dave Brosnan replied for Southend.

Mungret Reg 5 Dromore Celtic 1

Mungret turned in a fine performance hitting Dromore Celtic for five. Striker Pat O’Donoghue was the hero of the morning with a well taken hat trick.

Des O’Donoghue and Neil O’Driscoll were also on the mark for the winners.

Lisnagry 2 Kennedy Park 1

Lisnagry were another side to beat a team from a higher Division when they defeated Kennedy Park by the odd goal in three.

Paudie Byrnes and Ian Hannon scored for the winners while Ray Massey replied for ‘Park.

Munster Junior Cup win

Wembley Rvs 2 Newport 2

Wembley Rvs suffered the ignominy of going out of the Provincial competition at the hand s of Div 1B side Newport at Rathuard yesterday morning.

With the game scoreless Wembley had a penalty saved by Newport keeper Eoin Larkin and paid an immediate price when Mike O’Brien fired the Tipperary side in front.

Substitute Keith Ryan restored parity with 15 minutes remaining and looked to have snatched it when he scored his and Wembley’s second in extra time.

However Newport fought back and Dean Lenihan forced a penalty shoot out with an equaliser.

Newport reserve keeper Mark Barry saved two spot kicks to see his side into the next round and a date with Hyde Rgs.

Wembley Rvs: Morgan Lewis; Eoin O’Sullivan; Gary Joyce; Diarmuid Green; Kevin O’Doherty; Gavin Coleman; Barry Dillon; Joey Sheahan; Rob McLoughlin; Andy Murphy; Shane Byrnes.

Newport: Eoin Larkin; Brian Cosgrove; Dave O’Brien; Dave Murray; Paul Ryan; Kevin O’Brien; Dean Lenihan; Glen Ryan; Mike O’Brien; Sean O’Brien; Brian O’Sullivan. Subs not used: Mark Barry; Dan Healy

Tuohy Cup

Janesboro 3 Corbally Utd 0

Janesboro confirmed their superiority over their rivals in Corbally Utd with a 3-0 victory in the first round of the Tuohy Cup on Thursday evening.

‘Boro were only able to field ten men for the opening 20 minutes with Christy Doyle taking over between the posts and the Newport man gave a fine display.

Shane Clarke put Boro in front from a spot kick and Declan Nash made it 2-0 with his first goal for the side.

Another spot kick converted by Clarke put a gloss on the scoreline against a Corbally side who finished the game with nine men.

Janesboro; Christy Doyle, Aidan Hurley, Aled Harkin, Lee O’Mara, Dave Roche, Mouslim Mousserine, David Donnan, James Hayes, Declan Nash, Shane Waters, Shane Clarke

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