There were goals aplenty involving North Tipperary teams this weekend as the ball found the net astonishingly 73 times in 12 games.
FAI Junior Cup 3rd Round
Thurles Town 3-2 Rosegreen Rangers
Thurles Town set up an away date with Clonmel Celtic as they beat TSDL Division 1 side Rosegreen Rangers by the odd goal in five. Paraic Fogarty gave Town the lead after twenty minutes but Eoin Byrne equalised ten minutes later. Paul Kirwan grabbed his first of the day soon after and Town went into half time a goal to the good. Rangers would come out fighting in the second half and found themselves on level terms again when Byrne got his second but again, as in the first half, Kirwan popped up a shortly after to win the game for Town.
BT Harps 5-1 Borroway Rovers
BT Harps also set up an away date for Round 4 as they beat Borroway Rovers in Priory Place on Sunday. Jamie Bergin (3), Aidan Fogarty and Cathal Scully were all on target for Harps as Benny Connolly grabbed Rovers only goal. Harps will now face a daunting trip to St Michael’s in the next round providing Saints beat Clodiagh Rangers in Round 3.
Killavilla Utd 1-0 Cloughjordan Fc
Cloughjordan’s plight continued this weekend after a much-improved performance still seen them run out on the wrong side of a 1-0 score-line against Killavilla Utd. Villa’s John Cordial made two goal line clearances ninety seconds before his teammate and Top Scorer Shane Moloney found space in the area to blast the ball into the roof of the net, Clough also seen Craig Byrne, Kevin Kennedy and Eoin Hogan hit the woodwork throughout the game.
Ballymackey Fc 0-1 Portumna Town
Another tight affair I the Premier Division as Portumna took all three points in what is sure to be a relegation dog fight. The only goal of the game came from Garry Curran whose left footed effort from eighteen yards beat Timmy Fleming in the Ballymackey goal and gave his side a big three points.
|1||(C) Thurles Town||14||12||2||0||46||16||30||38|
|3||Killavilla United AFC||14||8||2||4||30||18||12||26|
|6||(R) Ballymackey Fc||14||3||2||9||19||36||-17||11|
|8||(R) Cloughjordan Fc||14||2||3||9||24||37||-13||9|
Clodiagh Rangers 5-1 Borrisokane Fc
Clodiagh Rangers battled Borrisokane in this huge clash and it would be the home side that would gain what was a comfortable victory in the end. Paul Ryan (2), Dylan Sheridan, James Murray and Mark Cullinane were all on target for Rangers while Andy Austin grabbed Borrisokane’s only goal. Clodiagh remain in second place after this result but Borrisokane now find themselves in fifth six points behind leaders Holycross.
Lough Derg 2-7 Holycross Fc
Holycross kept their momentum going as they beat bottom of the table Lough Derg with relative ease. The league leaders remain unbeaten after this one as John King and Jojo O’Meara both bagged a brace as Davy Keogh, Colin O’Meara and Kevin O’Dwyer rounded off the scoring. Lough Derg still remain pointless at the foot of the table and seen their goals come from Kieran Larkin and Niall Moloney.
Sallypark Odhráns 5-9 Rearcross Fc
Sallypark gave up home advantage to play in Rearcross on Wednesday night and they seen fourteen goals go in over the ninety minutes. Rearcross remain in 3rd place after this win and will be very happy to see Mikey O’Gorman banging the goals in again, the striker netted four times along with goals from Conor Nolan, Nigel Ryan, James Deegan, Tommy Lyons and Eamon Gleeson. Sallypark look like they will be fighting a long relegation battle this season and had found scoring goals a tough task up to this point as Kevin Kennedy (3), Davin Young and Patrick O’Connell made it eight for the season having only scored three in their previous six games.
Moneygall Fc 9-0 Nenagh Celtic B
Moneygall striker Joe Callaghan made it 32 for the season in all competitions as he bagged an incredible 7 goals in this game against relegation threatened Nenagh Celtic B. The hosts go to Glenbane next Sunday to face leaders Holycross in a do or die match for their title hopes and this will certainly give them the confidence to get the result that’s needed. Johnny Powell and Brian Moloney grabbed the other goals for Moneygall Fc.
|1||(C) Holycross Fc||16||13||3||0||51||8||43||42|
|2||(P) Clodiagh Rangers||16||12||1||3||64||13||51||37|
|7||Sallypark Odhráns Fc||16||4||2||10||20||49||-29||14|
|8||Lough Derg Fc||16||2||2||12||14||51||-37||8|
|9||(R) Nenagh Celtic B||16||1||0||15||9||58||-49||3|
Ballywilliam Utd 3-7 Village Fc
Village Fc opened up a four-point gap on rivals Ardcroney Fc at the top of the Division 2 table after a 7-3 win over Ballywilliam Utd. A hattrick apiece for Ray Cordial and Player Manager Derek McLoughlin seen their side race into an unassailable lead as a goal from Robbie Lawlor and a brace from Stephen Murray showed real spirit from Ballywilliam. Perhaps the moment of the game came from Gavin Bateman, the midfielder scored his first of the season to a joyous celebration from the away side.
|1||(C) Village Fc||12||10||2||0||54||24||30||32|
|3||BT Harps B||12||5||2||5||26||23||3||17|
|7||Clodiagh Rangers Fc B||12||2||1||9||14||51||-37||7|
Munster Youths Cup
Lough Derg 1-4 Ballymackey Fc
Ballymackey continued their unbeaten start to the season with a comfortable win against Lough Derg. A hattrick from Aidan White and a goal from Luke Morkin gave the Bally Boys the win despite a consolation from James Hanley.
Killavilla Utd 0-4 BT Harps
BT Harps have been equally as impressive as Ballymackey this term and showed it again on Saturday after a 4-0 win away to Killavilla. A brace from the in-form Eanna McBride along with goals from Dean Lawlor and Kevin Maher were enough to send their side into the next round.
Holycross Fc 2-1 Arra Rovers
Holycross grabbed a much needed three points on Saturday as they look to move on from their slow start to the season. Aaron Delaney and Brian O’Callaghan got on the scoresheet for Holycross as Sean Dunne grabbed Rovers only goal.
|1||(C) Ballymackey Fc||14||13||0||1||63||11||52||39|
|3||Killavilla United AFC||14||7||1||6||31||25||6||22|
|6||Lough Derg Fc||14||3||2||9||21||45||-24||11|