FAI Junior Cup
The NT&DL’S participation in the FAI Junior Cup is only with Thurles Town after this Weekends fixtures. All four NT&DL sides on action bowed out to their TSDL counterparts. Clodiagh Rangers went down to Clonmel Celtic by eight goals to one with Paul Doyle scoring the consolation. Cloughjordan had the majority of possession and chances against Tipperary Town but went down by the odd goal in three despite another Paul Lake goal. Nenagh Celtic will wonder how they managed to lose to Peake Villa but in reality it was a tale of poor defending and poor finishing that cost them. Jamie Kelly scored and absolute screamer but it wasn’t enough to help his side through. Ballymackey Fc went down to Cullen-Lattin Afc by four goals to nil and in truth were never a match for their opponents.
Munster Junior Cup:
Thurles Town ran out 9-0 winners against Moneygall here thanks to goals from Paul Kirwan (3), Barry Ryan (2), Eoghan Vaughan, Jamie Coppinger, Ted O’Connor and an Own Goal.
NT&DL Division 1:
Rearcross and Nenagh Celtic B failed to capitalise on the top teams not playing as they could only manage a goalless draw in Rearcross. Rearcross custodian Sean Sheehy put in a manof the match performance after making many superb saves on the day.
Portumna managed to go level at the top of the table but ad to do it the hard way after going a goal down to Ardcroney thanks to an Andy Loughnane goal. Portumna however would not lie down and their pressure paid off in the last five minutes thanks to Ciaran Haugh and David Fogarty goals to send them joint top.
NT&DL Division 2:
Gurtagarry Fc placed a firm grip on the Division 2 title thanks to a 4-2 win over Templetuohy & a 2-1 win for Ballywilliam Utd against second in the table BT Harps. Paul Ryan
(2) Josh McCarthy and Calvin O’Rourke galls were enough to cancel out two Eugene Davy goals while a Darren Russell goal against for BT Harps B wasn’t enough to stop his side losing to Ballywilliam.
Gurtagarry are now three points clear with a game in hand.