FAI Junior Cup 3rd Round
St Michael’s 6 – 1 Glengoole United
St Michael’s advanced to the fourth round of the FAI Junior Cup after brushing Glengoole United aside with ease. The unbeaten Saints raced into a five goal lead thanks to goals from Richie Ryan, Colin Bargary, Jimmy Carr (2) and Russell Quirke before the half time interval. Glengoole did manage a consolation on seventy minutes with a Jamie Carey strike but Paddy Fitzgerald regained his sides five goal lead moments later. A comfortable win and now the Saints are only one win away from the open draw.
Kilsheelan United 2-0 Donohill & District
Kilsheelan are just one win away from the FAI Junior Cup open round draw after a two goals to nil win over Donohill & District. Goals from Ciaran O’Halloran and a fine effort from Mark Heffernan late on were enough to see their side through.
Nenagh Celtic 1-2 Peake Villa
Peake Villa took the scalp of NT&DL Champions Nenagh Celtic after two quick fire goals from Pippy Carroll and Adam Garrett were enough despite a screamer from Jamie Kelly for the hosts. A very tough win for Villa and one they will have thoroughly enjoyed.
Bansha Celtic 5-1 Clonmel Town
Bansha Celtic probably took the scalp of the whole round as they beat unbeaten Premier Division side Clonmel Town by five goals to one. A brace apiece for Niall Daly and Darren McGrath seen their side four goals to the good while a Paul Shanahan consolation was cancelled out by a Kevin Mullins penalty. A fantastic result for the Division one leaders who seem unstoppable at the minute.
Cullen Lattin 4-0 Ballymackey Fc
Cullen Lattin breezed into the fourth round after a dominant performance against NT&DL Premier Division strugglers Ballymackey Fc. Goals from Tony Lowry, Alan Hayes, Matthew Moroney and Shane Prenderville were too much for the away side.
Clonmel Celtic 8-1 Clodiagh Rangers Fc
Clodiagh Rangers travelled to Clonmel knowing their chances were limited and this was ultimately the case. Seanie O’Hara helped himself to a hattrick showing exactly why he made the 100 Club at Celtic only a week earlier, Junior international David Joyce added two more and John O’Connor rounded off the scoring for the hosts. Paul Doyle grabbed a consolation for the visitors.
Old Bridge 2-0 Galbally United
Old Bridge grabbed a well earned win against relegation favourites Galbally on Sunday. Bridge went ahead in the first half thanks to a header from Aaron Arrigan. Galbally wouldn’t lie down however and might have equalised but for a mixture of good defending and poor finishing. They were made pay for their missed chances however when in the dying minutes a John Boyle finished brilliantly from an Emmet Ryan through ball.
Rosegreen Rangers 4-2 Redmondstown
These two had a real ding doing battle here as Redmondstown looked to regain their early season form. This looked the outcome on the thirtieth minute when Kyle Ryan put the visitors ahead. The lead only lasted five minutes however thanks to a spot kick from Trevor Downey. Rangers found themselves ahead only four minutes later when Darragh Browne ghosted past the visitors defence and finished well. Redmondstown however would not give up and we’re awarded early in the second half when Kyle Ryan grabbed his second, this time from a free kick some twenty five yards out. The match remained tight until some ill discipline seen a Redmondstown player sent off. Rangers would capitalise and added two more goals in the final ten minutes when Gavin Ryan reacted first to a Goalkeeper fumble and Downey added a fourth and his second from the spot as the visitors ended up with only nine players.
St Michael’s 4-3 Vee Rovers
St Michael’s went joint top of the division after a hard earned win over bottom of the table Vee Rovers. The away side took the lead on the fifteenth minute thanks to Warren O’Brien. Michaels however rallied late in the first half when goals from Ryan Deere and Elliott Thompson seen their side reach half time in front. Vee battled hard and found themselves level on fifty six when Sean Flynn was on hand to tap the ball home. This ignited the fire in Saints when Deere and Thompson managed to score again. Vee did manage a goal with Templetuohy minutes remaining but it wouldn’t be enough on the day.
Wilderness Rovers 8-2 Moyglass Utd
Rovers promotion push gained huge momentum here after demolishing Moyglass Utd. Goals from Brendan Dempsey (2), Jason Barnes (2), Niall Kelly, Mohaillim Youceff and Eric Keane (2) were too much for the visitors who did manage goals from Denis Fahy and an Own Goal.
Cashel Town 1-4 Mullinahone
Mullinahone ran out comfortable winners here thanks to goals from Sean Birmingham, Adam Lassett, Jamie Henley and Wayne Lassett. Kieran Hennessey did score for the home side but it was never to be enough.
Suirside 1-2 Slieveardagh United
Slieveardagh grabbed a hard fought win against a plucky Suirside. Paul Kennedy put the home side ahead early in the second half but a brace from Jonathan Ivors grabbed the points for United, the latter coming four minutes from time.
Clonmel Town 2-3 Tipperary Town
Tipperary Town bagged a big win here against a talented Clonmel. Brian Nugent put the visitors two goals ahead on the half hour mark. Barry O’Sullivan got Clonmel back into the game after finally scoring, having it the woodwork twice earlier. Nugent would grab his hattrick on the hour mark after a swift counter attack to put his side two goals to the good again. The score would stay the same until two minutes from time when a John Shanahan goal proved to be a consolation only.
Bansha Celtic 2-6 Killusty
Killusty beat ten man Bansha Celtic with ease here and we’re ahead on two minutes when Adam Lyons scored a wonderful free kick. Brendan McGrath equalised for the hosts on fifteen minutes but David Conroy and Aaron Kelly put the game beyond Celtics reach. Jason Collins however made a big fight of ut after his deft lob halved the arrears. Conroy would score two more to grab a hattrick while Robert Lawrence rounded off the scoring for the away side.
Ballyneale 0-1 Killenaule Rovers
Killenaule grabbed three very important points thanks to a magical winner from Dominic Blake who weaved around three players before neatly slotting the ball into the Ballyneale net.