Maloney Garden Machinery Premier Division
Moher Celtic A 1-5 Shannon Town A
Shannon Town got their defence of the premier league off to to a winning start by defeating a battling Moher Celtic side in tough weather conditions at Lahinch on Sunday morning. Gary O’Connell put Shannon Town 1 up on 22 minutes with a diving header from a corner swung in from Robbie Wall. Moher drew level on 28 minutes when a mix up in the Shannon Town defence was punished by the home side. It remained 1-1 at the break.
Josh Lindsay replaced the injured Dave Cove at half time for the visitors and he added extra pace to the Shannon Town side throughout the second half. On 52 minutes a great ball in from the left wing by Brian Monaghan was finished by a brilliant header from Gary O’Connell to restore the lead for Shannon Town. On 64 minutes a great run and finish from Josh Lindsay to the corner of the net made it 3-1. On 69 minutes Kieran Hackett and Brian O’Connor replaced the every running Gary O’Connell and Evan Barry. On 77 minutes Colin Scanlan scored a great individual goal to put Shannon Town 4-1 up. On 78 minutes Andy Russell and Jamie Cullen replaced Brian Monaghan and Evan Glynn. Shannon Town finished the scoring on 80 minutes with a fine individual goal from Brian O’Connor to wrap up a good start to the season for the Shannon side.
Shannon Town A: Darren Whelan, Evan Glynn, Brian Monaghan, Dereck Bryne, Eoin Guinan, Dave Cove, Rob Wall, Evan Barry, Gary O’Connell, Jack Kelly, Colin Scanlan
Subs: Josh Lindsay, Brian O’Conner, Andy Russell, Jamie Cullen, Kieran Hackett
Newmarket Celtic A 9-0 Sporting Ennistymon A
Newmarket Celtic got their season off to a good start with an easy victory over an under strength Sporting Ennistymon side at McDonagh Park on Sunday morning.
Newmarket started well and went in front on 2 minutes with a good finish from David McCarthy. Paddy Purcell made it 2-0 on 9 minutes after finishing off a good delivery from a Darren Cullinan corner. It was 3-0 on 19 when Cullinan scored with a well struck effort. Newmarket continued to dominate and were denied further goals with some great saves from Richard Leigh and some shots off target as it remained 3-0 at half time.
There was no let up in the second half with McCarthy and Cullinan scoring again and the home side emptying the bench. Substitutes Cathal Hayes, Alan Brigdale and Garry Higgins all got in on the scoring with Irish junior international Eoin Hayes completing the scoring in a very impressive performance.
Newmarket Celtic A: Shane Cusack, Colin Ryan, Stephen Kelly, Ian Collins, Paddy Purcell, Colum Treacy, Eoin O’Brien, Seamus Lawlor, Eoin Hayes, David McCarthy, Darren Cullinan
Subs: Cathal Hayes, Garry Higgins, David O’Grady, Alan Brigdale, Daithi O’Connell, Alan Kelly
Sporting Ennistymon A: Richard Leigh, Joe Gallagher, Ciaran Monaghan, Tomas McConigley, Jack O’Dea, David Murphy, James Leigh, Martin Monaghan, Jamesy McConigley, Cathal McConigley, Roma Byrne
Subs: Eoin Deviraux, Shane Kearney, Paul Devitt
Shannon Olympic A 3-2 Tulla Utd A
Shannon Olympic made a good start to the season with victory over Tulla Utd at Olympic Park on Sunday. Deaglán McDonald, Ray Quigley and Jason Regan scored for Olympic while Mark Mitchell and Darragh O’Doherty scored for Tulla.
Shannon Olympic A: Trevor O’Donnell, Joe O’Loughlin, Wayne Regan, Alex Cole, David Flaherty, Derek Maxwell, Jason Regan, Ray Quigley, Declan McDonald, Jon Okoro, Ryan Kelly
Subs: BJ Cantillon, Rory McBety, Andrew Shanagher, David Cudihy, Wayne Ryan
Tulla Utd A: John Brigdale, Darragh Murphy, Kevin McSweeney, Denis Murphy, Luke Hayes, Mark McInerney, Mark Mitchell, Conor Whelan, Keith Walsh, Colm McInerney, Darragh O’Doherty
Subs: Enda Murphy, Stephen Hayes, Billy McNamara, Brian McSweeney
Kilrush Rangers 0-2 Avenue Utd
Dylan Casey and Conor Mullen scored for Avenue in a good away victory over Kilrush on Sunday.
Bridge Celtic 2-4 Bridge Utd
Goals from Christopher Griffen, Derek Fahy, Trevor Maxwell and Mike McNamara for Bridge Utd helped them to victory over Bridge Celtic at Bridgetown on Sunday.
T Sheils & Company First Division League Cup Group A
Coole FC 4-3 Corofin Harps
Coole got their season off to a winning start in the league cup with victory over Corofin Harps. Coole took the lead when Sean Roche confidently scored from the penalty spot after Jake Farrell was brought down. Coole were on top for a lot of the first half with Eoin Glynn and Jack McGann prominent in midfield. Corofin started the second much better and goals from Simon Keane and Cian O’Dea put them in front. Coole leveled it when Ethan Cunniffe swung in a free kick and it was glanced home by Jake Farrell. Coole went 3-2 up after an Ethan Cunniffe shot was parried out to the feet of Cian Kelly who finished well from a tight angle. Coole went 4-2 up when Eoin Glynn scored after being set up by Cian Kelly. Corofin kept at it to the end and Coole keeper Arek Mamala was called on to make some good saves. Corofin made it 4-3 with 5 minutes when Sean Hillary scored but Coole saw it out to the end for the victory.
Coole FC: Arek Mamala, Gabriel Egan, Beano, Sean Roche, Jack McGann, Eoin Glynn, Kieran Burke, Cian Kelly, Ethan Cunniffe, Fergus Tuohy, Jake Farrell, Jonathan Cosgrove
Corofin Harps: Ronnie Meere, Paul Drumm, Brian Halpin, Fiachra Roche, Jason O’Connor, Simon Keane, Cian O’Dea, Jason Tierney, Sean Hillary, Paul Moroney
Suttons Lighting Third Division League Cup Group A
Shannon Hibs B 3-3 Sporting Ennistymon B
Goals from Aaron Leahy, Pa Breen and Simba Makoni earned Shannon Hibs B a share of the points against Sporting Ennistymon at Riverside on Sunday.
Suttons Lighting Third Division League Cup Group B
St Pats 0-4 Inch Crusaders
Inch Crusaders put in a good performance to defeat St Pats at Kilmihil on Sunday morning. Inch led 1-0 at the break after Thiago Santana headed home a Ronan Grace corner. Santana made it 2-0 midway through the second half from the penalty spot. Ronan Grace made it 3-0 with a great strike from outside the box that flew into the top corner. Enda Mcguane rounded off the scoring for the visitors after being put through on goal by Sean Hehir and finishing well.
Inch Crusaders: Leonard McGuane, Eoghan Grace, Emmet Pyne, Sean Hehir, Killian Torphy, Daragh Gregan, Mark Connellan, Rory Killeen, Ronan Grace, Padraig Talty, Thiago Santana
Subs: Enda McGuane for Killeen, David Moloney for Gregan, Oran Killeen for Connellan