Limerick Soccer - Granville keep up the pressure

Pat Sheehan rounds up the action from the lower leagues of the Limerick District where two goals from Ken O’Donoghue helped Granville Rangers stay in the promotion hunt in Division 1A.

Pat Sheehan rounds up the action from the lower leagues of the Limerick District where two goals from Ken O’Donoghue helped Granville Rangers stay in the promotion hunt in Division 1A.

In Division 1A two goals from Ken O’Donoghue against Shannon Town gave Granville Rgs three crucial points in their race for a return to the top flight. Gary O’Connell replied for the Clare men.

Summerville went 3-0 up at Balla B. New signing Kuba netted twice with Gary Rainsford also on the mark but the home side fought back with goals from Ger Power and Jamie Leahy and were rather unfortunate to get something from the tie.

Dromore Celtic and Fairview Rgs B played out a 2-2 draw. Barry Butler and Mark McGuire netted for Celtic; David Cassidy and Stephen Gallagher for Rangers. In Div 1B both games Athlunkard Villa V Prospect Priory and Murroe v Bruff Utd ended scoreless.

Shelbourne fought back from 3-1 down to Castle Rvs to record a superb 4-3 win. William Brick (2), Jason Travers and Sam Egan scored for the winners.

Goals from Mike Fitzgerald (2), Sean O’Connor (2), Jonathan Barrett, Denis Fitzgerald and Shane O’Gorman gave Cappamore a big win at Herbertstown while an improved Holycross XI beat Weston Villa 2-0 with scores from Niall O’Riordan and Aidan Moloney.

Regional Utd B edged out Summerville Rvs B in their derby game. Pat Howard (20 and Ian Cremins scored for Summerville but Regional won out with two goals from Danny Galvin. Shane O’Donoghue (2) and Shane O’Connor also netted for the winners.

In Div 2B Charleville surprised Southend in a 3-2 win. Kieran O’Donoghue (2) and William Dillon for the winners and Dave Brosnan and Wayne Cronin for Southend were on target.

Lisnagry moved to the top of the table following their 5-4 win over Hill Celtic. Anthony Collins, Danny Byrnes, Paudie Byrnes, John Barry and Sean Byrnes obliged for the winners.

In the Munster Youth Cup Herbertstown went through 5-1 at home to Caherdavin. Scorers were Ryan Deere (2), Aaron Power, John Ryan and Dylan Mulqueen.

Great credit is due to a young Mungret side who are getting battered week in and out. While many others would throw in the towel, these youngsters continue to field despite being out of their depth. Charleville were the latest to defeat Mungret Reg with scores from Brendan Murphy (3), S McCormack (4), B O’Connell (2), D Casey (2), Colm Connolly and Dean Foley Fox.

The big game in Youth Div One saw Fairview win 3-2 at Shannon Town with winning goals from Alan Doherty (2) and Ryan Meagher while in the Under 17 League Corbally with goals from Nathan Randles (2), Phelim O’Hagan and Jack Moloney beat Regional Utd 4-0.

Meanwhile, a free kick from Mark Hayes was all that separated Premier side Kilmallock from Knockainey in their Munster clash.

Goals from Brendan Hourigan (3), Mark O’Connor and William Hourigan had Caherconlish well in control against Caledonians when comments to the Referee saw the game abandoned on 70 minutes.

Shane Dillon with his thir5d hat trick of the season helped Charleville to a shock win over Div 1A leaders Pike Rvs B at the Pike Club. Brian Butler and Frank Stewart replied for the Hoops in a game that required extra time to resolve. Not for the first time this season Hospital lowered the colours of a big gun when on Sunday they beat Moyross 3-1. Cyril Cleary put Moyross in front but a fine comeback with goals from Barry Ryan and a Chris Dineen double saw the County side through.

Hyde Rgs registered another good win beating Northside 4-0. Jeffery O’Dwyer, David Nash, Stephen Fitzmaurice and Ger Nash were on target for the winners.

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