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NT&DL Weekend Review

FAI Junior Cup 5th Round

Iorras Aonthaithe 0-1 Nenagh Celtic

North Tipperary’s sole survivors in the competition. Nenagh Celtic made it to the last 32 with a hard fought away win in Mayo against Iorras Aonthaithe. Mark Walsh found the net just after the half hour mark with a header at the back post as Celtic look to emulate their success three seasons ago as they were beaten by eventual champions Liffey Wanderers in extra time in the round of 16.

Premier Division

Killavilla Utd 1-0 Nenagh Celtic

Killavilla Utd grabbed a much needed three points on Thursday last as Brian Moloney grabbed the only goal of the game as his strike found the roof of the Nenagh Celtic net in a game that was played in the best of spirits.

Portumna Town 2-2 Killavilla Utd

Portumna managed to get a huge point as they continue to battle relegation in the NT&DL top tier. Ciaran Haugh grabbed Town’s opener via a deflection off John Cordial. Villa had to wait fifteen minutes to get back on level terms as a poor back pass seen Coley Cleary get through on goal and he easily tapped the ball home. Town retook the lead fifteen minutes from time as a Haugh cross found substitute Ger Ward who in turn made no mistake in slotting the ball home. Villa would not give up however and again found themselves on level terms eight minutes from time as John Fitzpatrick put Craig Phelan through and he eloquently chipped the ball over the onrushing keeper and into the net to grab a point for his side.

BT Harps 2-1 Borroway Rovers

BT Harps continued to put pressure on leaders Thurles Town with a hard fought two-one win over third placed Borroway Rovers. Stevie Nolan and Alan O’Riordan found the net for Harps while Calum O’Connor was again on target for Rovers.

Ballymackey Fc 1-1 Cloughjordan Fc

This relegation slugfest ended in a draw that probably didn’t suit either side as they look to avoid the drop. Darragh McDonnell grabbed the goal for Ballymackey while Kevin Quinlan was on target for the away side.


Division 1

Holycross Fc 2-0 Clodiagh Rangers

Holycross increased their lead at the top of Division 1 after a splendid two-nil victory over title rivals Clodiagh Rangers. A John king effort and a last-minute Davy English goal were enough to see their side hit pole position for the title.

Moneygall Fc 3-2 Rearcross Fc

Moneygall superstar Joe Callaghan was on the scoresheet again yesterday as he bagged a brace against Rearcross making it 37 I all competitions and 20 in the league. Joe Fogarty grabbed the home sides third as Mikey O’Gorman continued his fine form with a brace of his own making it 20 for the season in all competitions and 13 in the league.

Gurtagarry Fc 4-1 Borrisokane Fc

Gurtagarry grabbed a much-needed win over the out of form Borrisokane Fc as Paul Ryan finally hit last season’s form notching up four goals for the home side as Lou Mooney grabbed a consolation for the away side.

Sallypark Odhráns 2-0 Lough Derg

Lough Derg’s pointless start to the league campaign has now stretched to nine games as relegation is now rearing its ugly face for the Killaloe side who are now nine points from safety. Kevin Kennedy and Eoin Ryan bagged the very important goals for the home side as they now sit six points clear of the drop themselves.


Division 2

Clodiagh Rangers B 1-4 Ardcroney Fc

Ardcroney made this must win game a comfortable one as they go into next weekend’s top of the table clash against Village Fc knowing another win is necessary. A Jack Daly Hattrick and a fine Keith Kelly effort were enough to see their side remain in the title race.


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