FAI Junior Cup 4th Round:
Thurles Town 3-1 Tipperary Town
Thurles qualified for a trip to Cork to face Middleton after a 3-1 win over Tipperary Town. Veteran Barry Ryan put Thurles two goals to the good in the first half hour after Graeme Loughman made two fine saves in the first ten minutes. Vinny Godfrey scored a spectacular goal to bring the visitors back into it before Micheal Foley scored a bullet header to restore the hosts two goal cushion just before half time. A fantastic win for the NT&DL side.
Munster Junior Cup:
Holycross Fc 2-3 BT Harps AET
Premier Division side BT Harps needed extra time to beat Division 1 outfit Holycross Fc. Johnny Coleman scored a brace for the visitors whole Sean Paddy Guerins scored their third. Aaron bagged a brace for the unlucky hosts who might have won on another day.
NT&DL Premier Division:
Borrisokane Fc 1-5 Nenagh Celtic
Celtic moved a point ahead of BT Harps at the top of the table after a routine win over second from bottom Borrisokane Fc. Goals from Mark Walsh, Danny Ryan, Sean Healy, Adam Healy and Darren Scully were enough on the day while Shane Stapleton scored for the hosts to keep himself joint top of the leagues scoring charts.
Cloughjordan Fc 7-1 Ballymackey Fc
Ballymackey moved perilously close to relegation following a 7-1 trouncing to near neighbours Cloughjordan. Never a match for the hosts the visitors now lie 5 points behind Borrisokane with only two games remaining despite Alex Jones getting on the scoresheet. Dean O’Meara (2), Kevin Kennedy, Skip Cleary, Jack Farrell, Eoin Hogan and Collie Williams were all on target for the hosts.
NT&DL Division 1:
Rearcross FC 2-5 Portumna Town
Portumna maintained their position at the top of the table but we’re made to work hard for it as Rearcross proved to be no pushovers on Friday night. Mikey O’Gorman and Greg Kennedy were again on target for the hosts while Ciaran Haugh (2) Rory Finnegan, Paddy Sullivan and an Own Goal were enough to give the visitors the three points.
Roscrea Town B 1-2 Borroway Rovers
Borroway kept the pressure on Portumna as they relied on two Goalkeeper errors to get by the challenge of Roscrea. Davie McGuire and Al O’Brien capitalised on two errors from Bryan O’Lone to put Rovers two goals ahead while a Joe Callaghan penalty made it a nervy finish.
Arra Rovers 3-4 Moneygall Fc
Moneygall took a step closer to survival after beating bottom of the table Arra Rovers by the odd goal in seven. Goals from Damien Long, Stephen Maher, Michael Parlon and Gearóid Larkin seen off the brave challenge from Rovers who are must now win their last three games and then expect a miracle to avoid relegation.
Ardcroney Fc 2-3 Clodiagh Rangers Fc
Ardcroney’s relegation plight worsened today after a last gasp loss to midtable outfit Clodiagh Rangers. Clodiagh played the game with 10 mins following an injury in the warm up and Ardcroney took full advantage with an own goal putting them ahead. Mark Quinlan equalised for the visitors but Grady Jones restored the hosts lead in the second half before a quick fire double from Greg Fewer and Paul Shanahan in injury time broke the hearts of Ardcroney who now face a massive up hill task to survive.
NT&DL Division 2:
Ballymackey Fc B 1-2 Gurtagarry Fc
Gurtagarry tightened their grip on the Division two title after coming from behind to beat rivals Ballymackey in this Toomevara Derby. Ballymackey started brightly and went ahead through Denis O’Connor but they were pegged back by Steven Cummins before half time. Talisman Paul Ryan all but sealed Gurta’s title in the second half when he scored his 31st goal of the season to win the match for the away side.
Templetuohy Fc 4-0 Rearcross FC B
Templetuohy ran out easy winners against winless Rearcross on Sunday. Eugene Davy bagged a brace for the hosts while Oisin Jordan scored his 21st goal of the season, Martin Kelly rounded off the scoring late on.
Clodiagh Rangers Fc B 1-0 Borrisokane Fc
Clodiagh managed their first win of the season against Borrisokane in the is bottom of the table clash. Alan white scored his first of the season and the all important goal as he restored special pride for the Drombane side.