Maloney Garden Machinery Premier Division
Corofin Harps A 2-2 Bridge Utd A
A brilliant free kick from Damien Ryan deep into injury time earned Corofin Harps a share of the points against Bridge Utd at Corofin on Sunday morning.
In a very open and entertaining game throughout Bridge Utd went in front on 31 minutes when Darren Murphy scored with a well struck header from a Kieran Quinlan corner. Corofin went close to equalising from a free kick on the edge of the box through Damien Ryan on 38 minutes that narrowly missed the target. Trevor Maxwell was causing the Corofin defence problems down the right wing and he was unlucky not to stretch the lead on 39 minutes after a good run and shot that went over the bar. Two minutes later Maxwell made no mistake with a great finish to the roof of the Corofin net after another good run and shot inside the box. Bridge finished the half strong and a cross from Quinlan right on half time was deflected off a defender and was stopped from going into his own net by a brilliant save from David Phillips.
Corofin started the second half brightly and Abner Cordeiro had a shot blocked by Darren Murphy on 46 minutes. Maxwell made another good run on 54 minutes but was denied by a good save at his near post from Adam Crowe who had replaced the injured Phillips at half time. A good ball into the box from Quinlan on 65 minutes was met in the air by a John Keogh header and Corofin survived when the ball rebounded off the crossbar. Corofin got a great chance to get back in the match on 70 minutes when they were awarded a penalty. Damien Ryan struck low to the left corner but Barry Deasy got down well to make a great save turning the ball around the post for a corner. Darragh Fitzgerald went close for Bridge on 77 minutes with a shot from 25 yards that Crowe did well to save. Corofin pulled a goal back on 83 minutes when Abner Cordeiro finished well after a goalmouth scramble. Bridge enjoyed a lot of possession in the closing stages and with the game deep in injury time Corofin had one last attack where they won a free kick on the edge of the box. Ryan stepped up one more time for Corofin and made up for his earlier penalty miss with a brilliant free kick that flew into the top corner to level the contest and spark great celebrations among the home players and supporters.
Corofin Harps A: David Phillips, Ronnie Meere, Brian Halpin, Damien Ryan, Fiachra Roche, Tola Crowe, Brian McGaurian, Jason Tierney, John Sherlock, Darren Bane, Abner Cordeiro
Subs: Adam Crowe for Phillips (inj), Steven Keane for Sherlock,
Bridge Utd A: Barry Deasy, Dan Larkin, Jay Whyte, Darren Murphy, Eoin Guinan, Barry Downes, Trevor Maxwell, Darragh Fitzgerald, John Keogh, Christy Carey, Kieran Quinlan
Subs: Jordan Downes for Carey, Kieran Brennan for Keogh
Sporting Ennistymon A 1-5 Newmarket Celtic A
Newmarket Celtic followed up their five goal victory over Shannon Olympic midweek with another five goal and five star performance against Sporting Ennistymon at Lahinch on Sunday.
Cathal Hayes gave Newmarket an early lead after heading home a Brian Monaghan cross. David McCarthy made it 2-0 also from a header after getting on the end of a good delivery from Mark O’Malley. Eoin Hayes made it 3-0 with a low shot that went in off the post. Sporting pulled a goal back before half time when Michael Leigh got on the end of a well delivered Michéal Duffy corner. Liam Keane came close to getting Sporting right back in the contest with a brilliant left foot strike from 25 yards that rebounded off the crossbar. Newmarket upped their game again and Eoin Hayes scored his second after getting put through by David McCarthy to restore the visitors 3 goal advantage. Brian Monaghan rounded off the scoring with his sides fifth goal before full time with well struck low effort to the corner.
Sporting Ennistymon A: Eoin Brennan, Joe Gallagher, Michael O’Dwyer, Michael Leigh, Ciaran Monaghan; Cathal Mc Conigley, Michéal Duffy, Jamesy Mc Conigley, James Leigh, Liam Keane, Seán Mc Conigley
Subs: Patrick Sherlock for James Leigh, Johnny O’Gorman for Keane, Nathan Garrihy for Cathal Mc Conigley
Newmarket Celtic A: Rob Shier, Mark O’Malley, Darren Cullinan, Mark Donlon, Stephen Kelly, Seamus Lawlor, Eoin Hayes, Ian Collins, Brian Monaghan, David McCarthy, Cathal Hayes
Subs: Steve Carroll for Donlon, Ronan McCormack for Eoin Hayes, Niall Quinn for Shier
Bridge Celtic 1-3 Shannon Town A
Shannon Town made it 3 from 3 in the premier to stay top of the table with a well deserved win against fellow promoted club Bridge Celtic at Bridgetown on Sunday. In difficult playing conditions Town settled the better of the two sides and should have taken the lead when Kieran Hackett’s shot lacked enough power after being put through 1 v 1 by robbie wall. Both teams exchanged half chances in a tight first half which ended scoreless. The second half was full of goals starting with Josh Lydnsey who got in behind the Celtic defence and slotted home passed the keeper after 55 mins. Bridge Celtic equalised a few mins later when a free kick caused problems and was headed in over Paudie Hickey in the Town goal. Town kept pushing and were rewarded with a cracking strike from Chris Lake who volleyed home from 25 yards following a headed defencive clearance. Town secured all 3 points when Lydnsey was taken down in the box and John Allen duly converted the penalty.
Best for Shannon Town were Josh Lyndsey, Evan Glynn, Kieran Hackett and Jack Kelly.
Shannon Town: Paudie Hickey, John Allen, Brian O Donoghue, Darren Griffin, Chris Lake, Andrew Russell, Jack Kelly, Evan Glynn, Rob Wall, Josh Lyndsey, Kieran Hackett
Subs: Derek Byrne for Darren Griffin, Sean Burke for Kieran Hackett, David Cove for Josh Lyndsey, Mick O Connell for Rob Wall
First Division League Cup
Lifford 5-1 Mountshannon Celtic
Goals from Gary McNaboe, Anton Mannering (2), Lunga Balman and Dylan Ryan gave Lifford a good win over Mountshannon Celtic at Cassidy Park on Sunday.
Kilrush Rangers 5-1 Moher Celtic
Goals from Rory Norbey, Trevor Clancy, Eoin Fitzgerald, Jamie Russell and Gearoid O’Brien keeps Kilrush well in the hunt for a place in the knockout stages of the League Cup.
Second Division League Cup
Rineanna Rovers 3-0 Kilmaley Fern Celtic ,
Rineanna continued their good form in the League Cup with two goals from Darren Lindsay and a strike from Thomas Reidy helping them defeat Kilmaley at Tiermaclane on Saturday evening.
Third Division League Cup
Shannon Town C 1-2 Corofin Harps B
Goals from Marshall Law and John Sherlock made it two wins from two for Corofin Harps in the League Cup.