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Peter Reilly Cup Review

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Peter O Reilly Cup 1st Round
20th November 2016
Clonmel Town 2 – 0 Ballyneale
The home side started well in this tie and controlled the game in the early stages, spurning a number of half chances to take the lead, notably an effort by Shane Flynn which cleared the crossbar in the twentieth minute. They finally did manage to open the scoring ten minutes before the break when Alan Lonergan rose highest to head home from a great delivery by Paudie Whelan. With the luxury of the lead the home side was able to sit back and absorb the pressure from the Ballyneale side before re-stamping their authority on the fixture with a second goal ten minutes from time. John Shanahan continued an astonishing goal scoring record with his eight scoring game in a row when he head home a Shane Flynn cross.

Tipperary Town 0 – 2 Cahir Park
Tipperary Town B’s five game winning streak came to an end when they went down to Cahir Park’s seconds at the Abbey on Sunday last. The visitors started brightly and put some early pressure on breaking the deadlock in the twentieth minute when a mix up in the area saw the ball break to Dean O Brien who curled a sublime effort into the top corner of the goal. The visitors held this lead to the break and continued to harass and harry a home side shorn of some regulars, getting the vital second goal twenty minutes from the end when a corner was poked to the net by Mark Costigan. This was enough to assure the Park of the tie and they will move on to the next round with a degree of confidence after beating a side who would have been many teams dark horse choice to win the cup.

Peake Villa 15 – 0 Bansha Celtic
Third Division leaders had a very large win over weakened bottom side Bansha Celtic on Sunday last, in a game which won’t really show the relative worth of either side. The main talking point of the day was the seven goals scored by young Villa striker Ronan Mc Guire as he ran amok, but his efforts were supplemented by a brace from Andrew O Halloran and goals from Shane Mc Guire, Seamie Hanafin, Jody Mahoney, Damo Walczak and David O Mahoney.

Killenaule Rovers 0 – 2 Killusty
Two first half goals were enough for Killusty to overcome neighbours Killenaule Rovers in a cup game derby on Sunday last. The two teams traded blows early on but the visitors opened the scoring after twenty minutes when Adam Lyons took his chance from the penalty spot and fired home. Rather than come straight back into the game, Killenaule pressed the self-destruct button minutes later and again the chance fell at the feet of Lyons to make no mistake. After that the home side huffed and puffed but could never break the Killusty defence down, and they advanced to the next round of the cup.

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