Ballingarry and Abbeyfeale advance in Munster Junior Cup

Ballingarry and Abbeyfeale advance in Munster Junior Cup

BALLINGARRY and Abbeyfeale United are both through to the third round of the Munster Junior Cup after hard-earned victories on Sunday morning.

One goal was enough for Ballingarry to win at home to Athea United, scored by Rory Alymer in the 80th minute.

Abbeyfeale looked to be heading for a comfortable victory away to Glin Rovers when they led 2-0 at half-time. Barry Sheehy headed the opener from a Cormac Roche cross and the second goal was also a header, Denis Fitzgerald connecting with Thomas Smith’s corner.

Glin are famous for their never-say-die attitude and that was in evidence again when Tommy Culhane pulled a goal back and Paul Sheehan equalised from the penalty spot.

Glin would have won it in the last minute of normal time but for a great save by Billy Quirke. Abbeyfeale were the better team in extra-time and got their reward when substitute Jamie O’Connor scored the winner from a pull-back by Smith in the second period.

In the third round, Ballingarry will be at home to Broadford United, while Abbeyfeale will be away to Carrig Celtic.

Meanwhile, AK United came away from Newport Town with a 2-1 victory in the Third Round of the FAI u-17 Cup, their winner coming in injury-time.


FAI Umbro U-17s Cup Third Round

Newport Town AFC 1 AK Utd 2

Munster Junior Cup Second Round

Ballingarry AFC 1 Athea Utd 0; Glin Rovers 2 Abbeyfeale Utd 3 (aet)

Richard Hogan Cup Quarter Final

Knockaderry AFC 1 Adare Utd 4 (aet)

Newcastle West Rovers B 2 Shountrade AFC 5

Premier Division

Newcastle West AFC 1 Rathkeale AFC 7; Newcastle West Rovers 8 Carrig Celtic 2

Division 1

Feenagh 0 Rathkeale B 1; Granagh Utd 3 Abbeyfeale Utd B 1; Kildimo Utd 1 Breska Rovers 2

Division 2

Bally Rovers 3 Rockhill Rovers 2

Division 3

Creeves Celtic 3 Carrig Celtic B 1; Ferry Rangers 1 Newcastle West B 0