Premier League Games
Pike Rovers 5 Geraldines 0
Pike Rvs moved a point clear of the chasing pack following the midweek Premier League games.
John Connery put Pike in front after ten minutes. Cian Collins added a second from the spot midway through the half and just before the break Colin Daly put the contest to rest with a well struck free kick.
Daly netted again just after the restart and Kevin Barry tacked on the final score.
Pike welcomed Steve McGann back to the fold and it was great to see Colm Enright also back in action.
Pike Rovers: Gary Neville; Clive Healy; Eddie O’Donovan; Wayne Colbert; Colm Enright; Paddy O’Malley; John Boyle; Colin Daly; Peter Ryan; John Connery; Cian Collins. Subs: Kevin Barry; Steve McGann
Geraldines: Keith McCarthy; Paul Fitzgerald; Conor McNamara; Keith O’Connor; Thomas O’Grady; Christy O’Neill; Peter O’Sullivan; Richie Burke; Derek Hannon; Ian Dore; Karl Turner. Subs: David Crowe; Jordon Boland; Brendan McSweeney
Kilmallock 4 Carew Park 3
Kilmallock picked up their first points of the season in style beating Champions Carew Park in a seven goal thriller at the County venue.
Gary Griffin put Carew in front from the spot but Tommy Heffernan restored parity.
Keegan Park hit a spectacular goal to restore Carew’s lead but Barry Sheedy equalised.
Park scored his second, another beauty, to make it 3-2 but again Kilmallock levelled courtesy of Killian Hayes. Jack Barry popped up with a late goal to give Kilmallock all three points.
Kilmallock: Derek McCarthy; Ger Kelly; Paul Moloney; Jason Heffernan; Bennie Burke; Tommy Heffernan; Barry Sheedy; Paul Doona; Niall Burchill; Niall Hanley; Jack Barry. Subs: John Heffernan; David Considine; Killian Hayes
Carew Park: Jamie Stewart; Jamie Enright; Keegan Park; Terry Lenihan; Richie Mullins; Derek Hanlon; Gary Griffin; Jon Somers; Jonathan Grant; Alex Assouiss; Mark McGrath. Subs: Ian Maher; Ken O’Donoghue; Darren O’Sullivan
Moyross 1 Janesboro 4
Janesboro remain the only side in the League with a 100% record, achieved by defeating Moyross 4-1 in dreary condition at Moyross.
Arron Nunan scored the only goal of a drab opening 45 minutes but shortly after the restart Shane Clarke was tripped in the box and converted the spot kick to double the lead.
Nunan tacked on his second and John Tierney made it 4-0 before Stephen Hannon struck a fine consolation goal for the home side.
Moyross: Ronan Power; Kevin O’Connell; James Cleary; Ken Meehan; Pat McCallig; Barry Quinn; John Mitchell; Colm O’Mahoney; Adrian Power; Ger Myles; Danny Sheehan. Subs: Dean Mitchell; Keith Colbert; Stephen Hannon
Janesboro: John Mulready; Danny O’Neill; Lee O’Mara; Donie Curtin; Aidan Hurley; Steven Bradley; Thomas Lyons; Aled Harkin; Aaron Nunan; John Tierney; Shane Clarke. Subs: Tom Clarke; Conor Lynch; Craig McMarlow
Regional Utd 4 Fairview Rgs 2
Regional turned in their best performance of the season to date recording an impressive 4-2 win over Fairview Rangers.
Evan Patterson put the home side on their way but Cian O’Donoghue soon had the sides back on level terms.
Player Manager Brian O’Callaghan restored Regional’s lead. Second half goals from Mike Guerin and Ollie O’Driscoll saw the home side well in control. Fairview’s only response was a late Christy Doyle goal.
Regional Utd: Timmy Dalton; Shane O’Doherty; Mike Reidy; Brian O’Callaghan; Andrew Cowpar; Stephen Keeley; Evan Patterson; Mike Guerin; Colm Hyland; Ollie O’Driscoll; Shane Cox. Subs: Ruari Casserley; Nathan Clancy; Paudie Walsh
Fairview Rgs: Peter Healy; Seamus Moloney; Jonathan Hannafin; AJ O’Connor; Bobby Tier; Darragh Rainsford; Paudie Quinn; Dean McNamara; Cian O’Donoghue; Eddie Byrnes; Brian Murphy. Subs: John Mullane; Christy Doyle
Nenagh AFC 0 Aisling Annacotty 2
Aisling chalked up their second win of the season and in the process handed newcomer Nenagh their first defeat of the season.
Aisling were out of the traps like a flash with Brian O’Donovan breaking the deadlock inside a minute.
Four minutes later Keith Mawdsley was at it again notching a second which proved enough for the visitors to take the spoils.
Nenagh AFC: Aaron Savage; Bryan McGee; Mark McKenna; Ciaran O’Reilly; Roy Creagh; James McGrath; Nathan Kelly; Alex Gardis; Ryan Gilmartin; Dan Butler; Thomas Shepard. Subs: Cathal Coonon; John Mitchell
Aisling Annacotty: Stephen Walsh; Damien Collins; Alan Connors; Barry Hootan; Patrick Staniszewski; Gustavo Santos; Jack Cleary; Chimka Manjor; Jason Lipper; Brian O’Donovan; Keith Mawdsley. Subs: Evan O’Neill; Ryan Mawdsley
Summerville Rvs 1 Ballynanty Rovers 3
Summerville’s delayed start to the season to allow them regroup after a number of defections produced little cheer as they went down 3-1 to Ballynanty Rvs in their opening fixture.
Dave Ryan put Balla on their way and a double from Jamie Daly had the Blues well in control before Dean Leamy scored a fine consolation goal for a brave Summerville XI.
Summerville Rvs: Eoin Moran; John Clancy; Cian Hunt; Mike Monahan; Jonathan McMahon; Renato; Pablo Montenegro; Mark Blake; Sean Carroll; Dean Leamy; Peter O’Rourke.
Ballynanty Rovers: Stephen McNamara; Dara Hughes; Danny McInerney; Ryan Earls; Declan Considine; Derek Daly; Ronan Ryan; Tony Fahy; Robert Brock; Jamie Daly; Dave Ryan. Subs: Des Fitzgerald; Dermot Fitzgerald; Lloyd Whyte
Midweek results strengthened Charleville’s lead in Division 1A. The Cork side beat Prospect Priory 3-1 in Cals Park with scores from the usual suspects, Pat O’Callaghan, Shane Dillon and Gary Ward. Dean Glasheen replied for Prospect.
Fairview Rgs B moved into second spot with an impressive 5-2 win over Holycross. Ryan Glynn and Chris Browne scored for the visitors but goals from Trevor Daly (2), Aaron Murphy, Kyle Brogan and Kieran Long gave Mark Reddan’s men the spoils.
Granville are showing good early season form and they picked up their third win in five with a 4-3 result at Aisling. Conor McCarthy (2) and Darren Coughlan scored for Aisling but two goals from Alan Sheehan and one each for Clifton Carey and Sean Buckley won the points.
A resurgent Caherconlish beat Murroe 4-1. William Hourigan bagged a hat trick with Dave Balfry also obliging. Anthony Cusack scored for Murroe.
Corbally Utd went down 2-1 at home to Knockainey for whom Padraig Barron and Shane Finch netted while Newport and Mungret drew 1-1; Paul Ryan and Adam Storan were the scorers.
Cappamore continue their charge for the Division 1B title and on Tuesday evening took another impressive scalp beating Athlunkard Villa 3-2 in Lee Estate.
The home side had the best of the exchanges early on taking a deserved lead through Donal O’Keeffe.
Andy Murphy struck the equaliser with a free kick before the break and midway through the second half two quick fire goals from Colin Ryan and Eric Conroy had the County side in control.
Christian Kerley reduced the deficit late on but it proved only a consolation as Cappamore took the spoils.
Castle Rvs are two points behind the leaders following a 5-0 win over Hill Celtic. Goals Darren Hanley (2), Craig McNamara, Stephen McNamara and an own goal sealed the win.
Hyde Rangers recorded their first win with a 2-1 win over Ballynanty Rvs B. Hyde Rgs scorers were Cathal Callianan and Mark Whelan while Josh Whelan replied.
Caherdavin Celtic beat Regional Utd B with a goal from William Brick and Kilfrush went down at home to Southend by the odd goal in three. Dean Hogan and Barry Gibbons scored the winning goals.
Croom and Coonagh lead the way in Division 2A following further midweek wins. Goals from Aidan Morrissey, Dave Buston and Barry Roche helped Croom past Geraldines for whom Mansoor Arda replied while Coonagh beat Corbally with scores from Joey Sheehan and Billy Connors. Alan Ruschitzko scored his fourth of the season in reply.
Declan McCormack scored the only goal as Caledonians beat Shelbourne and Moyross with scores from Keith Ryan (2) and John Collins beat Charleville. Kieran O’Donoghue replied.
Ivan Quaide, Wayne Meagher and Rob Healy scored for Kennedy Park but they were edged out by Mungret Reg and goals from Keith Storan (3) and Jeff Lynch.
Division 2B Leaders Summerville Rvs B came up short on their trip to Star Rvs in Lee Estate.
Evan O’Grady put Summerville in front but goals from Devlyn Young and Richie Flynn tilted the tie in favour of Star. In the second half Dave Bradley levelled the tie but the introduction of John Ryan saw the former goalkeeper score one and set up two goals for Thomas Butler to give Star the points.
Summerville’s slip up allowed Pallasgreen to go joint top with a 2-1 win over Abbey Rvs. David Ryan scored twice.
Goals from Pat Carroll, Mike Moynihan, Jordon Ryan and Sean Keane gave Glenview a 4-1 win over Aisling C.
Ballylanders beat Meanus with scores from Eamon O’Mahoney (2) and Danny Frewen; Anthony Punch hit two in reply while Newport went down to Murroe with scores from Dermot Ryan and Gillian Piveteau. Dan Ryan netted for Newport.
Division 3A joint leaders Prospect Priory B beat Northside 3-2 with scores from James Davern, Danny Colbert and Abdul Bangura.
Parkville kept tabs with Prospect with a 4-2 win over Aisling Annacotty.
Maicon Morreli, Chris Kaya, Manni Ajuong and an own goal accounted for the winning scores. Jason Daly hit a double for Aisling to bring his tally for the season to seven.
Goals from Jason Hayes (2), John A Thomas, Darragh Glynn, Sean O’Riordan, Kyle Dillon and Paddy Moloney gave Holycross B the spoils over Kilfinane while a hat trick from Christian Kerley saw Athlunkard Villa past Knockainey B on a 4-2 scoreline. Brian O’Riordan also scored for the winners. Anthony McCormack scored twice for ‘Boro B in a 2-1 win over St Pauls.
Weekend Premier League
Carew Park 2 Janesboro 0
Champions Carew Park’s Jekyll and Hyde season continued on Sunday when against all the odds turned in their best display of the season to beat a much fancied Janesboro XI 2-0 IN Carew Park.
‘Boro carried the last remaining 100% record into the game and faced a Carew Park side hurting from a midweek defeat to Kilmallock.
However the home side showed grit and determination despite still having to field minus a number of regulars from last season’s League winning side and took away three valuable points.
The visitors began brightest and were denied an opener when Thomas Lyons’ thunderbolt rebounded off the post.
John Tierney had a good chance but fired over before Steven Bradley let fly form the edge of the box missing narrowly.
At the other end lack of decisiveness presented Jonathan Grant with a great chance but he headed wide of an open goal and minutes later Richie Mullins struck a long ranger that struck the post. From the ensuing play Jon Somers fired across goal where Keegan Park fired wide from the back post.
Scoreless at the break, the home side broke the deadlock on 65 minutes when Richie Mullins hit one of his specialties firing a long range free kick to the roof of the net.
Janesboro chased the game but found Mullins and Gary Griffin in top form and in the dying minutes Alex Purcell ran the length of the field before crossing for the inrushing Grant to seal the win.
Carew Park: Jamie Stewart; Keegan Park; Jamie Enright; Richie Mullins; Gary Griffin; Alex Purcell; Derek Hanlon; Philip Naughton; Jon Somers; Jonathan Grant; Mark McGrath. Subs: Ken O’Donoghue
Janesboro: John Mulready; Danny O’Neill; Lee O’Mara; Aidan Hurley; Donie Curtin; Steven Bradley; Thomas Lyons; Aled Harkin; John Tierney; Shane Clarke; Aaron Nunan. Subs: Conor Lynch; Tom Clarke
Regional Utd 0 Pike Rovers 3
Pike Rovers maintain a one point lead at the top of the table with another proficient performance that eased them past Regional United at Dooradoyle.
Pike were out of the traps quickly and Colin Daly broke the deadlock after five minutes.
Seven minutes later Cian Collins played Daly in for his second to put Pike well in control.
After the break Daly turned provider, combining with Collins to set up Steven McGann for the third and final score of the day.
Regional Utd: Timmy Dalton; Sam Gleeson; Nathan Clancy; Andrew Cowpar; Ian Hughes; Stephen Keeley; Evan Patterson; Mike Guerin; Colm Hyland; Ollie O’Driscoll; Shane Cox. Subs: Ruairi Casserley; Paudie Walsh
Pike Rovers: Gary Neville; Clive Healy; Eddie O’Donovan; Colm Enright; Wayne Colbert; Steve McGann; Paddy O’Malley; John Boyle; Pat McGarry; Colin Daly; Cian Collins. Subs: Dara Walsh; Eddie Brazier; Kevin Barry
Ballynanty Rovers 3 Nenagh AFC 2
Ballynanty Rvs picked up three points in an incident packed game at Shelbourne Park on Sunday morning.
The home side looked to have things well in control when two superb goals from Jamie Daly and Bobby Ryan gave them the upper hand. However an own goal gave the Tipperary lads hope and James McGrath completed the comeback.
Nenagh were reduced to ten early in the second half but still had a great chance to take the lead but Balla keeper Stephen McNamara made a superb save to turn away Alex Gardis’ penalty kick.
Ten minutes later Balla showed how it should be done from the spot when Derek Daly converted following a foul on the impressive Dave Ryan.
The visitors hopes were well and truly dashed three minutes from the end when a professional foul saw them finish the game with nine players.
Ballynanty Rovers: Stephen McNamara; Ryan Earls; Declan Considine; Dara Hughes; Shane Guerin; Derek Daly; Ronan Ryan; Bobby Ryan; Kevin Nolan; Dave Ryan; Jamie Daly. Subs: Dean O’Brien; Des Fitzgerald; Danny McInerney
Nenagh AFC: Cillian Fitzpatrick; Bryan McGee; John Mitchell; Ciaran O’Reilly; Cathal Coonon; Dylan Sheehan; James McGrath; Nathan Kelly; Alex Gardis; Thomas Shepard; Ryan Gilmartin. Subs: Steven Daly
Geraldines 1 Kilmallock 5
Kilmallock chalked up their second win in three days with an impressive 5-1 win at Geraldines.
The home side took an early lead through Karl Turner but Jason Heffernan scored to level.
Barry Sheedy scored goals either side of half time to put the contest to rest and two late scores from Killian Hayes added to ‘Dines woes.
Geraldines: Pat Reardon; Conor McCormack; Paul Fitzgerald; Thomas O’Grady; Sam Mullins; Peter O’Sullivan; Richie Burke; Christy O’Neill; James Cleary; Karl Turner; Conor McNamara. Subs: Keith McCarthy; Derek Hannon
Kilmallock: David Considine; Ger Kelly; Paul Moloney; Jason Heffernan; Bennie Burke; Niall Burchill; Tommy Heffernan; Niall Hanley; Barry Sheedy; Jack Barry; Killian Hayes. Subs: Shane Finn; Rian Brady
Aisling Annacotty 2 Moyross 1
Keith Mawdsley came to Aisling’s rescue on Sunday morning to lift his side to joint third in the table with a 2-1 win over Moyross.
Adrian Power had given the visitors the lead but the prolific Mawdsley struck another brace to give Mike McCarthy’s side their third win in five games.
Aisling Annacotty: Stephen Walsh; Brian Butler; Damien Collins; Barry Hootan; Alan Connors; Stephen Goggin; Gustavo Santos; Chimka Manjor; Brian O’Donovan; Jason Lipper; Keith Mawdsley. Subs: Evan O’Neill; Adam Foley
Moyross: Michael O’Donoghue; Kevin O’Connell; Aaron Power; Pat McCallig; Ken Meehan; Barry Quinn; James Cleary; Colm O’Mahoney; Adrian Power; Ger Myles; John Mitchell. Subs: Stephen Hannon; Danny Sheehan
Fairview Rgs 7 Summerville Rvs 0
Summerville’s Premier League troubles are well known despite the best efforts of the players that took the field on Sunday, they had to play second best to a rampant Fairview XI.
George Daffy grabbed a first half hat trick along with one from Cian O’Donoghue.
Second half scores from Darragh Rainsford (2) and Eddie Byrnes completed the rout.
Fairview Rgs: Peter Healy; Seamus Moloney; Jonathan Hannafin; Trevor Cosgrove; Bobby Tier; Paudie Quinn; Dean McNamara; Darragh Rainsford; Aidan Quinn; Cian O’Donoghue; George Daffy. Subs: Eddie Byrnes; Christy Moran
Summerville Rvs: Alan Aherne; John Clancy; Tony O’Mahoney; Mike Monahan; Joe Manahan; Stephen Gibbons; David Bradley; Dean Leamy; Mark Blake; Evan O’Grady; Ciaran Cable. Subs: Sean O’Donnell; Wayne Wallace; Corey Cremins
Charleville hold a five point lead in Division 1A following a 5-1 win over Corbally Utd on Sunday. Sean McCormack (2), Pat O’Callaghan, Gary Ward and an own goal keeps the Cork men on track for a long delayed return to the top flight.
Fairview Rgs hold second spot after they beat Prospect 2-0. Christy Moran and Aaron Murphy were on the mark.
Holycross were back to winning ways with a 3-1 win at Granville Rgs. Dan Malone scored for the home side but Niall Hourigan, Adam Costello and Chris Browne ensured an away win.
Goals from Dara Curran and Colm Barrett helped Mungret Reg past Knockainey and Caherconlish continued their recovery with a 4-2 win at Aisling.
Dean Power (2), Aaron Power and Mark Ryan scored for the winners; David Njuki and Phil Maher replied.
Castle United have edged in front in Division 1B following their last gasp win over Athlunkard Villa. Ray Kerley and Darren Roche for Villa and Craig McNamara and Stephen McNamara for the home side, had the teams level in the final minute when the latter struck again to give Castle the spoils.
Goals from Evan Shine (2), Cathal Callianan, Steven Fitzmaurice, Stephen Benn and Keith Somers gave Hyde and impressive win over St Pats while Southend also won with ease beating Balla B 4-1. Paul Campbell (2), Dean Hogan and Stuart Bussoli accounted for the scores.
Moyross B just edged out Geraldines B with scores from Alan Quinlivan and John Collins; David Crowe replied for ‘Dines and despite Dara Shanahan netting twice for Mungret B they fell 5-2 to Cals and goals from Craig Collopy (3), Craig Downes and Brian Purcell.
The top two in Division 2A won again at the weekend. Croom beat Corbally Utd B with scores from Kevin Laffan, Aidan Morrissey, Kieran Larkin and Jamie Lynch while Coonagh had a closer battle just edging out Kennedy Park 2-1 thanks to Joey Sheehan and an own goal.
Nenagh AFC B bounced back to winning ways with a 5-1 win over Charleville. Gary Kevin (2), Archie Miller, Will Darcy and Dylan Neary were on target for the winners; Dara Fitzgibbon replied.
Evan O’Grady is the top scorer in Division 2B after his hat trick helped leaders Summerville Rvs B to a 4-1 win over Abbey. Dean Leamy was also on the mark.
Glenview move second following a 5-3 win at Pallagreen. Vinny Browne, Joe O’Keeffe and Joe Keogh scored for the homesters but goals from Sean Keane (3), Rory Hannon and Barry Butler gave Glenview the points.
Gillian Piveteau scored his fourth of the season as Murroe beat Aisling while Meanus and Newport played out a 3-3 draw. Cormac McDonnell (2) and Kalem Harte scored for the Tipperary side.
Star Rvs picked up their third win beating Ballylanders 2-1. Thomas Butler and John Ryan got the winning scores; Dylan Noonan scored for the County side.
The leading two in Division 3A met when Prospect Priory B hosted Parkville who recorded their fith straight win to top the table.
Niall Ward and Co. have done a superb job at the Meelick club with a real buzz about the. Maicon Morreli and Jamie McCarthy scored the all important goal.
Thomas Hogan scored the only goal as Janesboro B beat Knockainey B while Northside beat St Pauls with scores from Mike Bennett, Frank Daly and Danny Harris.
In Division 3B Moyross Utd C pipped Coonagh Utd B by the odd goal in nine. Dara Flanagan (3), Martin Noonan and Jeffery O’Halloran netted for the winners; Sean Norden, Rory O’Neill, Billy Connors and Shane Fitzgerald replied.
Weston Villa and Hill Celtic B ended scoreless while in Division 4 goals from Michael Bromell (2) and Adam O’Neill gave Hyde the spoils versus Mungret Regional.
Janesboro recorded an excellent 3-2 win at Nenagh in midweek. Two goals down at the break through Frank McKevitt and Kieran O’Brien, Boro fought back with goals from Zaki Ahmed, Evan Lynch and Rob Lowe to win the points.
James Cullinane scored for Caherdavin Cel and Kevin Robinson scored for Corbally Utd in a 1-1 draw
The Weekend’s action saw ‘Boro brought back to earth following a 2-1 loss to Fairview Rangers.
Evan Lynch put Janesboro in front but an own goal brought Fairview Rgs level. Former ‘Boro player Morgan Clancy came back to haunt his old team mates scoring the winner for Fairview.
In Youth Division One Geraldines beat Charleville 3-2. Shane Wallace, Ross Mitchell and Dean Kerley scored the Geraldines goals in a 3-2 win over Charleville for whom Bjorn Downes and Jake Moloney replied.
In the Under 17 League Pike proved much too strong for Corbally and goals from Cian Power (4), Cian Barry (3), Ben Cooney (2), Tony Mambuana and James Hodkinson did the damage; Jake Downey replied for Corbally.
Geraldines picked up a super win beating Aisling Annacotty 3-2. Alex Fitzgerald, Conor O’Sullivan and Joe O’Callaghan scored for the winners; James Woods and Killian Moloney replied.
Pike Rvs 1 Janesboro 0 (Match abandoned 30 minutes due to injury)
The Midweek Premier League action was overshadowed by a bad injury to Pike Rovers striker Brian O’Sullivan which saw the top clash of the night between Pike Rvs and Janesboro abandoned on the half hour mark.
Ironically it was the former Newport player who had set up the only goal of the game when his flick on ended with the returning Wayne Colbert blasting home from the edge of the box.
Pike were on top of proceedings at the time but the injury to O’Sullivan ended the night’s proceedings. Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery.
Fairview Rgs 5 Carew Park 0
Fairview Rgs turned in a superb performance hitting five without reply against the League Champions at the Fairgreen.
Again fielding a below strength side, Carew struggled for the off and a goal inside four minutes did little for their cause.
Brian Murphy finished well from Paudie Quinn’s and the scorer turned provider for number two when Craig Madigan headed home on 20 minutes.
Carew were forced into a triple substitution at half time and conceded again on the hour mark when Murphy took advantage of a defensive slip to score from an acute angle.
Five minutes later Cian O’Donoghue cut inside his marker to score and with time running out David Hannon completed a memorable night for the home side.
Fairview Rgs: Peter Healy; Stephen Conway; Jonathan Hannafin; John Mullane; Bobby Tier; Darragh Rainsford; Craig Madigan; Paudie Quinn; Brian Murphy; Cian O’Donoghue; David Hannon. Subs: Dean McNamara; Christy Doyle; George Daffy
Carew Park: Gordon Stewart; Jamie Enright; Ian Maher; David Cowpar; Mark Slattery; Kieran Hanlon; Derek Hanlon; Gary Griffin; Ken Nealon; Alex Purcell; Ken O’Donoghue. Subs: Brian Collopy; Mark McGrath; Jonathan Grant
Geraldines 1 Ballynanty Rovers 1
Geraldines showed good fighting spirit to take a point in their home clash with Ballynanty Rvs.
The visitors were on a high from last weekend and when Declan Considine blasted home from long range the omens were not good for the homesters.
However a gritty second half display had Balla on the back foot and substitute forced home a deserved equaliser with ten minutes remaining.
Geraldines: Keith McCarthy; Paul Fitzgerald; Conor McNamara; Thomas O’Grady; Sam Mullins; Cian Byrnes; Christy O’Neill; Peter O’Sullivan; Kuba Domanski; Dylan Blackhall; Keith O’Connor. Subs: Derek Hannon
Ballynanty Rovers: Stephen McNamara; Ronan Ryan; Dara Hughes; Dan Lucey; Declan Considine; Bobby Ryan; Dave Ryan; Tony Fahy; Danny McInerney; Jamie Daly; Robert Brock. Subs: Derek Daly; Ray McMahon
Moyross 3 Kilmallock 1
Moyross bounced back well from their opening day defeat to take the spoils against pointless Kilmallock.
Adrian Power, who also impressed in their opener with Pike, proved the hero of the night scoring all three of his side’s goals. Bennie Burke scored what proved a consolation goal after his introduction.
Moyross: Ronan Power; Kevin O’Connell; Ken Meehan; Danny Sheehan; James McNamara; Keith Colbert; Aaron Power; Colm O’Mahoney; James Cleary; John Mitchell; Ger Myles. Subs: Pat McCallig; Dean Mitchell; Anthony Lee
Kilmallock: Derek McCarthy; Shane Finn; John Heffernan; Ger Kelly; Paul Moloney; Jack Barry; Paul Doona; Jason Heffernan; Killian Hayes; Barry Sheedy; Tommy Heffernan Subs; Bennie Burke, Mark Heffernan, Rian Brady
Regional Utd 1 Aisling Annacotty 1
Regional and Aisling shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw in Dooradoyle.
Shane Cox hit a long range effort to put Regional into a first half lead but after the break Evan O’Neill’s goal earned his side a point.
Regional Utd: Timmy Dalton; Shane O’Doherty; Nathan Walsh; Andrew Cowpar; Brian O’Callaghan; Mike Guerin; Evan Patterson; Mike Lyons; Colm Hyland; Ollie O’Driscoll; Shane Cox. Subs: Byron Fitzgerald; Paudie Walsh; Mike Reidy.
Aisling Annacotty: Stephen Walsh; Damien Collins; Alan Connors; Patrick Staniszewski; Barry Hooton; Brian Butler; Gustavo Santos; Jack Cleary; Chimka Manjor; Evan O’Neill; Brian O’Donovan. Subs: Adam Foley; Jason Lipper
In Division 1A the early season table toppers Holycross and Prospect Priory played out an exciting seven goal thriller. The County side prevailed thanks to goals from Ryan Glynn (3) and Tony Burke. Darren Hanlon, Trevor Hogan and Craig Hanlon replied for Prospect.
Mungret Regional beat Granville 2-1. Keith McNicholas’ two goals make him Mungret’s leading scorer with three goals, and gives him bragging rights over son Cian who has two to his credit. Clifton Carey scored Granville’s goal.
Pat O’Callaghan, Gary Ward and Shane Dillon scored for Charleville in a 3-0 win at Aisling while Corbally Utd and Newport played out a 3-3 draw. Lucca Tedde scored twice for the home side with Kieran McCarthy, Sean Ryan and Thomas Carroll replying for Newport. Dara Ryan scored the only goals as Murroe defeated Knockainey.
Cappamore go joint top in Div 1B following a 4-1 win over Southend. Rob McLoughlin (2), Joey Shanahan and Eric Conroy scored for the winners; Dean Hogan replied for Southend.
Castle Rvs are tied at the top following their 4-0 win over Hyde Rgs. Adrian Finnan, Stephen McNamara, Darren Hanley and Jerry Flavin were on the mark.
Dylan Frawley nabbed the only goal of the game as Regional Utd B pipped Hill Celtic while an own goal gave Kilfrush a similar result against Balla B.
Goals from William Brick, Ralph Judge and Karl Meehan gave Caherdavin their second win in a 3-0 game over St Pats.
Corbally Utd B moved to the top of Division 2A with a 3-1 win over Shelbourne. Luke Ingram fired Shelbourne into a first minute lead but Alan Ruschitzko levelled from the spot within two minutes. Glen Mitchell put the home side in front and Ruschitzko tacked on a second to complete the scoring.
Bang in form Gary McInerney scored another brace as Croom scored an exciting 3-2 win at Nenagh. Conor Laffan snatched a late winner for Croom. Cals beat Kennedy Park by the odd goal in five. Shane Cope scored twice and Declan McCormack sealed the win.
Paudie Reale (2), Ian Dore and Joe McNamara were on target as Geraldines B beat Mungret Reg 4-1 while Coonagh edged out Charleville 3-2.Martin Strahr and Joe O’Connell netted for the home side; Ian Considine, Eoin Martin and an own goal secured Coonagh’s win.
Division 2B Leaders Summerville Rvs B were held to a scoreless draw by Murroe B and a goal by David Ryangave Pallasgreen the points in Meanus.
Paul Lonergan, Dylan Noonan and Dan Hennessy scored for Ballylanders but Newport took the spoils with scores from Tristan O’Sullivan (2), Cormac McDonnell and Dermot Ryan.
Star Rvs picked up 3 points with a slender win over Glenview Rvs; Barry Walsh and Mike Moynihan scored for the visitors but goals from Thomas Butler, Nabs and gamekeeper turned poacher John Ryan.
Castle Utd and Hill Celtic B shared the spoils in a six goal game. Colin Hanley, John Flaherty and Mike Heelan scored for United; Anthony Tobin (2) and replied for Celtic.
Goals from Anthony Begley and Dara Flanagan gave Moyross the points in a 2-1 win over Herbertstown and Lisnagry and Bruff Utd played out a scoreless draw.
Thomas Mulqueen (2) and Ian Stewart netted for Weston Villa but they fell 5-3 to Coonagh Utd B and goals from Billy Connors (3), Rob Mawdsley and Dara Kennedy.
In Division 4 a sprightly Balla C defeated Summerville Rvs C with goals from Kieran McInerney (2), Frank Lee and Ray McMahon.
Stephen Carmody (3), Sam O’Riordan (2), Pat O’Shaughnessy and Shane scored in Dromore Celtic’s win over Athlunkard Villa while Shelbourne B took the spoils in a 1-0 win over Newport C. Niall Danagher netted.
In the Youth Division One Caherdavin and Nenagh AFC ended scoreless but there was no such lack of goal in Athlunkard where Aisling beat Corbally 7-2. Kevin Robinson and Liam O’Shanahan scored for the home side but Adam Foley (3), Conor Coughlan (2), Shane Donegan and Dion Lynch won it for Aisling.
Mungret Reg beat Janesboro 2-1 with scores from Cian McNicholas and Conor O’Leary; Evan Lynch replied.
In Division Two Aisling Annacotty B scored six against Star Rvs courtesy of Sam Lane (2), Killian Pickford (2), Cathal Humphries and Sam Burns; James Lyons replied with a brace for Star.
Geraldines beat Kilmallock with scores from Ross Mitchell (2), Craig O’Brien, Jason Franklin and Dean Kerley while Holycross and Charleville drew 1-1. Steve Power and Bjorn Downes were the goalscorers.
Darren Collins and Aaron O’Neil were on target for Newport but they fell 3-2 to Kilfrush. John Houlihan, Jack Houlihan and Jamie Ryan scored for the winners.
Pike Rvs lead the way in the Under 17 Division One League following a 4-0 win at Regional Utd. Cian Power (2), Josh O’Rahilly and an own goal accounted for their tally.
Jake Downey and Ewan O’Brien scored for Corbally but they fell 5-2 to Kilfrush while Nenagh AFC and Fairview Rgs drew 3-3. Colm Hayden, Matt Spain and Own Goal accounted for Nenagh’s goals; Andrew Hayes (2) and Ben Kennedy replied for ‘View.
Mungret are three points clear after Dan Larkin, Aaron Hughes and Cian Tuohy goals gave them their third win 3-1 against Charleville for whom Luke Doyle obliged.
Janesboro picked up their second three pointer beating Star Rvs 3-1 thanks to efforts from Dylan O’Neill, Jack Cross and Graham O’Dwyer and Corbally B also hit three through David Rafferty, Cian Malone and David Woods to see off Shelbourne.
Mungret Reg 5 are the aerly leaders in Youth Div One following a 5-0 win over Corbally Utd. Cian McNicholas (3) and Eoghan Killian (2) accounted for the scores.
Nenagh proved too strong for Fairview running in goals from Dan Burke (2), Kieran O’Brien and Dylan Sheehan and Janesboro edged out Caherdavin by the odd goal in five. Rob Lowe, Evan Lynch and Sam Power scored the winning goals.
In Division Two Charleville beat Kilfrush 4-2 in the top of the table clash thanks to scores from Jake Moloney (2) and Sean Kelly (2); Darren Keogh and Jack Keogh replied.
Ross Mitchell and Jason Franklin scored for Geraldines in a 2-2 draw at Newport for whom Elliot Slattery netted twice.
Brian Thompson (2), James Lyons, Matt Hayes, Aidan McGuane, Saim were on the scoresheet as Star Rvs beat Holycross and Cappamore beat Aisling Annacotty B courtesy of a Ronan Hanley brace.
Ronan Cahill and Cian Power scored for Pike in a 4-2 defeat to Aisling in the Under 17 League but they hold onto top spot regardless. Adam Healy scored for Geraldines but they fell 4-1 to Nenagh and goals from Dermot Burke (3) and Sean Hayes.
In Division Two Janesboro ran in a big score against a Young Shelbourne side. Leroy Woodland (2), Dylan O’Neill (2), John Robinson, Conor McNamara, Jamie Hanlon, Jack Cross, Graham O’Dwyer and Luke Hayes scored.
Goals from Cameron O’Flynn (2), Charlie Baker, Luke Doyle and Ruairi O’Connor helped Charleville to a win over Aisling Annacotty B.
Corbally B and Knockainey ended 3-3. Cian Malone (2) and David Rafferty scored for Corbally while goals from Devlin Courtney, Nathan Hartigan and Elliot Slattery saw Newport past Star Rvs.
Geraldines 0 Fairview Rgs 1
Fairview wrapped up a good week to share top position in the Premier League following a slender 1-0 win over Geraldines at the Garryowen Green.
The home side, forced into action minus a number of key players, turned in their best performance of the season ans few of the large crowd present would deny they were worth at least a share of the spoils.
As it turned out, lack of clinical finishing proved costly for the ‘Dines.
On the flip side young Fairview striker David Hannon gave another display of his arsenal with a sweet goal just after the restart for a goal worthy of taking the points.
Geraldines with Christy O’Neill pulling the strings in the opening half had a number of opportunities to take the lead but lacked composure in the vital sectors.
Thomas O’Grady and Paul Fitzgerald personified the fighting qualities of the homesters and with the return of their missing crew will add to their points tally in no time.
Fairview now have gone three games without conceding but they looked shaky under the high ball at times On Sunday. As the game progressed they looked more comfortable. They are still bedding a number of new players into the side and to pick up nine points along the way will keep Paul O’Donnell satisfied.
The only goal of the game on 48 minutes saw Christy Doyle play a ball down the left. Hannon lost his marker for a split second and from the edge of the box he turned first time to fire over the head of Keith McCarthy to the roof of the net.
Geraldines: Keith McCarthy; Conor McNamara; Paul Fitzgerald; Thomas O’Grady; Sam Mullins; Karl Turner; Christy O’Neill; Peter O’Sullivan; Kuba Domanski; Derek Hannon; James Cleary Subs: Ian Dore; Jordon Boland
Fairview Rgs: Peter Healy; Seamus Moloney; Jonathan Hannafin; Bobby Tier; John Mullane; Paudie Quinn; Darragh Rainsford; George Daffy; Stephen Conway; Christy Doyle; David Hannon Subs: Cian O’Donoghue; Eddie Byrnes
Nenagh AFC 5 Moyross 1
Newcomer Nenagh AFC join Fairview at the top of the pile following their 5-1 win over Moyross at the Tipperary venue.
With victories over Geraldines and Regional already under their belts, Nenagh had things pretty much their own way throughout.
Thomas Shepard scored twice, while Nathan Kelly, Gary Kevin and Bryan McGee were also on the mark.
James Cleary grabbed a consolation goal for the visitors.
Nenagh AFC: Aaron Savage; Bryan McGee; Roy Creagh; Mark McKenna; Ciaran O’Reilly; James McGrath; Nathan Kelly; Ryan Gilmartin; Dan Butler; Thomas Shepard; Alex Gardos Subs: Gary Kevin; Cathal Coonon; Dylan Sheehan
Moyross: Ronan Power; Kevin O’Connell; John Mitchell; Pat McCallig; Ken Meehan; Danny Sheehan; Keith Colbert; Adrian Power; Colm O’Mahoney; James Cleary; Ger Myles Subs: Aaron Power; Dean Mitchell
Janesboro 5 Kilmallock 2
Janesboro are just three points behind the top two with a game less played.
They chalked up their second win, beating Kilmallock 5-2 at Pearse Stadium on Sunday.
Two early goals from Shane Clarke more or less ended Kilmallock’s hopes and when Aaron Nunan and Mike Ryan added further goals it got worse.
Barry Sheedy did pull one back for the visitors but Shane Clarke completed his hat trick from the penalty spot.
Killian Hayes got a late goal for the visitors to complete the scoring.
Janesboro: John Mulready; Lee O’Mara; Donie Curtin; Aidan Hurley; Steven Bradley; Mike Ryan; Aled Harkin; Thomas Lyons; Aaron Nunan; Shane Clarke; Danny O’Neill Subs: Van Mambouna; David Donnan; Craig McMarlow
Kilmallock: David Considine; Ger Kelly; Bennie Burke; John Heffernan; Paul Moloney; Killian Hayes; Jason Heffernan; Paul Doona; Jack Barry; Tommy Heffernan; Barry Sheedy Subs: Niall Hanley; Rian Brady
Pike Rovers 1 Carew Park 1
Rumours of Carew Park’s demise seem rather premature following a gutsy performance that earned them a share of the spoils with Pike Rvs at the Pike Club.
After a rather tame opening 40 minutes the game sprung to life. Colin Daly played John Connery in on goal with five minutes remaining but he could not provide the finish.
Just on half time Mark McGrath pounced on a defensive error to punish the home side and send the Champions in at the break a goal to the good.
Pike were reduced to ten players early in the second half and injuries to Pat Mullins and Wayne O’Donovan added further to their woes.
However they fought back well and Connery levelled with 17 minutes play when he fired home from the edge of the box.
Pike Rovers: Gary Neville; Wayne O’Donovan; Eddie O’Donovan; Pat Mullins; Pat McGarry; Colin Daly; John Boyle; Wayne Colbert; Paddy O’Malley; Cian Collins; John Connery. Subs: Clive Healy; Dara Walsh
Carew Park: Jamie Stewart; Keegan Park; Jamie Enright; Mark Slattery; Terry Lenihan; Derek Hanlon; Philip Naughton; Jonathan Grant; Mark McGrath; Kieran Hanlon; Brian Aherne. Subs: Alex Assouiss; Alex Purcell
Parkville and Prospect Priory lead the way in the early days of Division 3A.
Parkville won 2-1 at the weekend with goals from Manni Ajuong and Maicon Morreli. However the talking point was the performance of veteran goalkeeper Pat Butler, a member of the Munster Junior Cup winning Star Rvs sides of the early 90’s, who answered the call when injury caught Parkville short.
Danny Colbert scored twice as Prospect beat Aisling. Jason Daly scored his fifth in three games for Aisling.
Christian Kerley scored for Athlunkard Villa B in a 1-1 draw with Pauls and a hat trick from Sean O’Riordan helped Holycross B past Knockainey B.
Lincoln Lohan scored for ‘Boro at Northside but the home side won with goals from William Meehan and Pa Roche.
In Division 3B leaders Caherdavin were held by arch rivals Caherdavin in a 2-2 draw. Billy Connors and Antone McNamara scored for Coonagh. Dara Reddan and Paul Scales replied for Celtic.
Weston Villa recorded their first win since their welcome return to the fold. Goals from Mike Lynch, David Stewart and Bobby Moran saw them past Castle United.
Goals from Gearoid Kiely (2) and Sean Hanley gave Herbertstown their first win in a 3-2 result against Bruff Utd.
Anthony Tobin, with his fourth goal in three games gave Hill Celtic B a point against Lisnagry and Gary Kelly scored the only goal of the game as Moyross defeated Nenagh C.
The clash between the top two sides in Division 1A saw Charleville stage a remarkable recovery to snatch the points from Holycross.
The Limerick side led 3-0 at the break through Dean Coughlan (2) and Tony Burke but a blistering second half by the home side saw Pat O’Callaghan (2), Gary Ward and Shane Dillon net to seal the win and put the Cork men top of the table.
Fairview Rgs B closed the gap on second place with a 4-3 win over Aisling. Christy Moran (2), Kieran Long and an own goal accounted for the ‘View goals while John Lysaght (2) and Shane Hogan replied.
Dara Curran and Brian Cotter scored for Mungret at home to Murroe but scores from Anthony Cusack (2), Evan Walsh and Mike McNamara saw the visitors prevail.
James Hayes scored for Knockainey but Newport responded with goals from Sean Ryan and Jamie Collins while Granville beat a fancied Prospect XI 3-2. Darren Hanlon and Trevor Hogan scored for Prospect but goals from Colin O’Gorman, Clifton Carey and Corey McCallum won the points.
Cappamore continue to lead the way in Division 1B after beating Hill Celtic 4-0 courtesy of Colin Ryan (2), Mike Fitzgerald and Andy Murphy.
Second placed Castle were held to a draw by Southend for whom James Lyons netted and a much improved Balla B side took the spoils against Pats. Alan Wallace, Anthony McNamara, Lee Brown and Josh Whelan scored the winning goals; Paul O’Brien replied.
Hyde Rgs and Kilfrush ended goalless while Athlunkard Villa pipped Regional Utd B in a five goal game. Shane O’Donoghue and Gerry Fitzpatrick scored for Regional while Christian Kerley, Ian Collins and Darren Roche won the day for Villa.
It’s a three way tie at the top of Division 2A after the weekend results. Coonagh Utd 3 thanks to Eoghan O’Donnell (2) and an own goal edged out Geraldines Bfor whom Paudie Reale scored twice.
Shelbourne beat Kennedy Park with goals from Brendan O’Dwyer, Jack O’Donovan, Paul Storan and Kieran Keogh while Croom are also on 9 points following a 2-1 win over Charleville. Aaron Cregan and Shane Mulready netted for the winners; Martin Strahr replied.
John McManus scored a double as Mungret Reg beat Corbally Utd B for whom Alan Ruschitzko replied.
Summerville consolidated their spot at the top of Division 2B with a 3-2 win at Meanus. Hero of the day for winners was Evan O’Grady who netted all three goals.
Pallagreen are second following a 3-2 win over Star Rvs courtesy of scores from Duane Carroll (2) and David Ryan.
It was also 3-2 in favour of Ballylanders over Murroe B. Gillian Piveteau and Liam Connolly scored for the home side; Kieran O’Callaghan (2) and Danny Frewen scored the winning goals.
Dermot Ryan, Conor McDonnell and Tristan O’Sullivan scored for Newport but Aisling Annacotty C snatched the points with scores from David Power, Nathan McGinty, Bryan Sheehan and Gavin Byrnes.
Division 4 leader board is crowded space with four teams on six points.
Hyde Rgs B picked up their first win with a 5-3 win over Shelbourne B. Goals from Adam O’Neill (3) and Lee Costello (2) sealed the win with Marcus Daly (2) and Stephen Folan replying.
Ger O’Keeffe and Niall Gubbins scored for Mungret but they fell 5-2 to Newport and goals from Stephen Carroll, Jason Comely, Chris Carew, Andy Gleeson and Jay Madden. and Summerville had no answer to Dromore who had scorers in Eddie Cussen (2), Pat O’Shaughnessy and Stephen Carmody.
Carew Park 1 Aisling Annacotty
Champions Carew Park opened the defence of their title with a hard earned win over a hard working Aisling XI in Carew Park.
Both teams were parading a number of new signings but chances were few and far between in the opening half.
Keith Mawdsley did go close with a curler just over the top but in the last action of the half Ken Nealon delivered a free kick into the Aisling area where last season’s player of the year, Mark Slattery powerfully headed home.
Mark McGrath and Alex Purcell had good chances to double the lead but were narrowly off target but a solid Carew defence held firm in the second half ensuring Brian Collopy was rarely threatened throughout.
Carew Park: Brian Collopy; Jamie Enright; Jon Somers; Mark Slattery; Gary Griffin; Alex Purcell; Philip Naughton; Ken Nealon; Mark McGrath; Keegan Park; Jonathan Grant. Subs: Jamie O’Sullivan
Aisling Annacotty: Stephen Walsh; Neil O’Brien; Alan Connors; Patrick Stanisewski; Damien Collins; Gustavo Santos; Stephen Goggin; Brian Butler; Brian O’Donovan; Keith Mawdsley; Chimka Manjor. Subs: Evan O’Neill; Darren Nolan
Ballynanty Rovers 1 Janesboro 3
The Premier League kicked off on Tuesday evening when a large crowd witnessed Janesboro open their campaign with a 3-1 win over Ballynanty Rvs.
The home side started brightly and matched their opponents throughout but two breakaway goals from Donie Curtin and Shane Clarke had the visitors in control at the break.
When Arron Nunan tacked on a third after the break the contest looked over. However an immediate reply when Tony Fahy deflect ted a kick out back into the ‘Boro net, gave the home side hope.
The home side were on the front foot when two minutes of madness, ten minutes from time, saw them press the self-destruct button and end the game with nine players.
Ballynanty Rovers: Stephen McNamara; Dan Lucey; Dara Hughes; David Dunphy; Danny McInerney; Liam Brock; Bobby Ryan; Ronan Ryan; Derek Daly; Kevin Nolan; Robert Brock. Subs: Dave Ryan; Tony Fahy; Eddie Radcliffe
Janesboro: John Mulready; Danny O’Neill; Aled Harkin; Donie Curtin; Aidan Hurley; Mike Ryan; Thomas Lyons; Steven Bradley; Aaron Nunan; Shane Clarke; John Tierney. Subs: David Donnan; Craig McMarlow; Lee O’Mara
Moyross 1 Pike Rvs 5
Moyross paid the penalty of losing their keeper after 10 minutes as they succumbed to a strong second half showing by Pike Rvs on Thursday evening going down by five goals to one.
Unfortunately a game that was played in a good spirit was called up early when some spectators would not move when requested to do so will have to be ruled on by LDL
With the game evenly poised Pat McGarry’s through ball saw Brian O’Sullivan upended by the advancing keeper Mike O’Donoghue and forcing the Referee, Nigel Casey to produce red.
To their credit Moyross battled gamely but man of the match McGarry put Brian O’Sullivan through to open his and Pike’s account for the season.
A slip by Pike keeper David McNamara allowed Adrian Power volley into an empty net to level but Pike upped it a gear thereafter.
Pat Mullins fired through a crowded goalmouth to restore the Hoops’ lead and a minute later John Boyle put the tie to rest. Cian Collins and Kevin Barry tacked on further goals before the tie was halted on 85 minutes.
Moyross: Michael O’Donoghue; Pat McCallig; Aaron Power; Ken Meehan; Shane Guerin; Barry Quinn; Colm O’Mahoney; James Cleary; Keith Colbert; Ger Myles; Adrian Power. Subs: Ronan Power; Mybamba Ndiaye; Dean Mitchell
Pike Rovers: David McNamara; Wayne O’Donovan; Eddie O’Donovan; Sean O’Callaghan; Pat Mullins; Colin Daly; John Boyle; Pat McGarry; Gary Higgins; Brian O’Sullivan; Cian Collins. Subs: Kevin Barry; Pat Moloney
Fairview Rgs 5 Kilmallock 0
Fairview Rgs turned in an impressive display hitting newcomers Kilmallock for five without reply at the Fairgreen.
It took the home side just ten minutes to open their account with last season’s top scorer Paudie Quinn carrying on from where he left off.
On the half hour mark Brian Murphy doubled the lead and just before the break George Daffy converted a spot kick to kill off the contest.
Daffy tacked on his second and ‘Views fourth after the break and Craig Madigan rounded things with a fifth goal.
Fairview Rgs: Peter Healy; Stephen Conway; Jonathan Hannafin; John Mullane; Bobby Tier; Craig Madigan; Brian Murphy; Paudie Quinn; George Daffy; Cian O’Donoghue; Christy Doyle. Subs: Seamus Moloney; Dean McNamara; Eddie Byrnes
Kilmallock: Derek McCarthy; Ger Kelly; Shane Finn; Niall Burchill; John Heffernan; Jack Barry; Jason Heffernan; Paul Doona; Barry Sheedy; Tommy Heffernan; Killian Hayes. Subs: Paul Moloney; Niall Hanley; Brian Brady
Geraldines 1 Nenagh AFC 3
Nenagh AFC marked their debut at the top level with An excellent 3-1 win away to Geraldines.
The visitors stated well and were presented with a great chance to open the scoring but James McGrath’s spot kick was wide of the target.
The opener arrived on 20 minutes when Mark McKenna played Ryan Gilmartin in to score.
Geraldines were back on level terms when Eddie Lee set up James Cleary to finish.
The game was evenly poised 15 minutes from time when Alex Gardis powered in a header to restore Nenagh’s lead and with the home side committed to eking out an equaliser Nenagh struck a third deep in injury time through Gilmartin.
Geraldines: Keith McCarthy; Paul Fitzgerald; Conor McCormack; Thomas O’Grady; Greg Barrett; Keith O’Connor; Christy O’Neill; Darren O’Sullivan; James Cleary; Eddie Lee; Darran O’Sullivan. Subs: Derek Hannon; Rueben Calveta; Kuba Domanski
Nenagh AFC: Aaron Savage; Jordan Lewis; John Mitchell; Ciaran O’Reilly; Mark McKenna; James McGrath; Dan Butler; Roy Creagh; Alex Gardis; Ryan Gilmartin; Thomas Shepard.
In Division 1A newly promoted Holycross opened their campaign with a 2-1 win at Aisling. Graham Power scored for the home side but a brace from the superb Tony Burke secured all three points.
Fairview Rgs B took the spoils in a 1-0 win over Knockainey. Kieran Long scored the all-important goal.
Prospect Priory turned on the style beating Caherconlish 8-2. Trevor Hogan scored four, Yakuba Yabre grabbed two and Eoin Daly was also on the mark.
Corbally Utd and Murroe shared the spoils with Ian O’Donoghue and Anthony Cusack netting respectively.
Granville Rgs won 2-1 over Newport for whom Sameer Salem replied and goals from Ken O’Donoghue, Shane Dillon and Ciaran Carey saw Charleville past Mungret Reg on a 3-1 scoreline.
A new look Cappamore XI had the perfect opener hitting Ballynanty Rvs B for four. Denis Fitzgerald, Rob McLoughlin, Eric Conroy and Sean O’Connor while newcomers Castle Rvs impressed in a 3-1 win over Kilfrush. Craig McNamara, Brian Muldoon and Adrian Finnan scored for the winners.
A rejuvenated Caherdavin proved too good for Hill Celtic and goals from stalwarts Shane Doran, Karl Meehan and Ralph Judge helped them to a 3-0 win.
Danny Galvin (2), Gerry Fitzpatrick and Val McDermott were on the mark for Regional Utd B in a 4-2 win over Hyde Rgs for whom Pat O’Connor hit a double.
Bob Harty and Martin Harty scored to give St Pats an opening day win over Athlunkard Villa.
In Division 2A Shelbourne continued their form of last season in an impressive win over Charleville. Last season’s top scorer Jack O’Donovan started from the bench and gave his manager the perfect riposte scoring four goals inside five minutes. Luke Ingram (3), Niall Earls and Eoin Kehily completed the rout with Kieran O’Donoghue replying.
Geraldines B hit Caledonians for four, courtesy of Ian Dore (2), Paudie Reale and Mansoor Arda while Moyross B also bagged four through Dean Phillips (2), Alan Quinlivan and Rob McNamara against Coonagh for whom Joey Sheehan and Ian Considine replied.
Newly promoted Nenagh AFC B hit the ground running with a 4-1 win over Mungret Reg. Will Darcy (2), Enrico Casey and Dean Morrissey were on the mark and Richard McMahon scored the only goal of the game as Corbally Utd B beat Kennedy Park.
Aisling Annacotty C beat Star Rvs 2-0 thanks to scores from Jimmy Fitzpatrick and David Power in Division 2B while Murroe B and Glenview Rvs played out a 2-2 draw. Liam Connolly and Shane Power scored for the home side; Sean Keane hit two for Glenview.
Goals from Sameer Salem and Dermot Ryan gave Newport the points in a 2-1 win at Pallasgreen while Summerville Rvs B edged out Ballylanders thanks to Dave Nash’s strike.
Division 3A opened with a seven goal thriller in LIT. Darragh Glynn, John A Thomas and Paddy Moloney were on the mark FOR Holycross but Janesboro took the spoils thanks to two goals from legendary striker Anthony McCormack and one apiece from Thomas Hogan and Andrew Duggan
Jason Daly netted Aisling’s goal in a 1-1 draw with Kilfinane and scores from Paul O’Riordan and James Ring gave Athlunkard Villa B a 2-1 win over Northside.
Dave Reidy and Cormac McCarthy netted for Knockainey B but Prospect Priory B went one better with a brace from Ger Constable along with a goal from Evan O’Grady.
Carew Park 1 Ballynanty Rovers 2
Champions Carew Park came unstuck in their second outing of the new season against a determined Balla XI on Sunday when the visitors recoded a deserved 2-1 victory.
For year the brunt of the ire of Balla supporters frustrations, when he was part of a successful Pike Rvs side, Declan Considine has come full circle and was inspirational in Balla’s success on Sunday.
Pressed into action due to suspensions and unavailability, the veteran defender gave a polished display and more importantly his calming influence over a young Balla side was crucial.
Carew Park were lacking the spark usually associated with them but when you consider that their starting XI on Sunday contained just four of the side who started their league winning game versus Geraldines at the end of last season, it is not all gloom.
Over the next few weeks the side will strengthen and the new players will become embedded in the set up.
The first half only came to life in the last ten minutes. Alex Purcell was denied the opener by a stunning save from Stephen McNamara.
The visitors were awarded a free kick outside the box. Bobby Ryan put Tony Fahy clear but a crucial block by Jon Somers deflected the ball.
However from the resultant corner Robert Brock forced the ball to Kevin Nolan and when he crossed into the area Tony Fahy flicked the ball past Stewart to put Balla in front.
McNamara was called into action twice before the break bravely racing out to stop Purcell and Alex Assouiss but just after the restart it was the visitors who struck again.
Dave Ryan flicked on Considine’s clearance into the path of Kevin Nolan and the Balla front man kept his cool to slip the ball past the advancing keeper.
A partially fit Jonathan Grant was sprung from the bench and his flick on deflected off a defender over the head of McNamara to leave the minimum between the sides.
Ken Nealon had the only chance of note in the remaining time but his header from Somers cross was well held by McNamara.
Carew Park: Jamie Stewart; Jamie Enright; Jon Somers; David Cowpar; Mark Slattery; Alex Purcell; Philip Naughton; Ken Nealon; Gary Griffin; Jamie O’Sullivan; Mark McGrath. Subs: Alex Assouiss; Derek Hanlon; Jonathan Grant
Ballynanty Rovers: Stephen McNamara; Ronan Ryan; Declan Considine; Dara Hughes; Dan Lucey; Bobby Ryan; Robert Brock; Eddie Radcliffe; Tony Fahy; Kevin Nolan; Dave Ryan. Subs: Dean O’Brien; Danny McInerney
Kilmallock 1 Pike Rovers 4
Pike Rovers made it two consecutive wins with a 4-1 result at Kilmallock.
Despite carrying an injury John Connery was forced into action and proved his worth by scoring Pike’s first two goals.
In between Barry Sheedy offered temporary relief for the home side but when Brian O’Sullivan tacked on the third for the City boys it proved too much. Cian Collins got on the scoresheet late in the game.
Kilmallock: David Considine; Jack Barry; John Heffernan; Niall Burchill; Shane Finn; Tommy Heffernan; Paul Doona; Jason Heffernan; Niall Hanley; Killian Hayes; Barry Sheedy.
Pike Rovers: Gary Neville; Eddie O’Donovan; Paddy O’Malley; Wayne O’Donovan; Pat McGarry; Colin Daly; John Boyle; Peter Ryan; John Connery; Cian Collins; Brian O’Sullivan. Subs: Eoin Hanrahan; Pat Moloney; Cian Power
Nenagh AFC 3 Regional Utd 1
Joining Pike on six points are newcomers Nenagh AFC who picked up their second three pointer with a 3-1 win over a new look Regional Utd on Sunday.
The Tipperary men took the lead when Mark McKenna powered in a header and doubled their lead through Dan Butler with a low shot to the bottom corner.
Paudie Walsh pulled one back for Regional but the home side completed the scoring when Thomas Shepard netted following good work by Tom Shepard.
Nenagh AFC: Aaron Savage; Bryan McGee; John Mitchell; Ciaran O’Reilly; Mark McKenna; James McGrath; Roy Creagh; Dan Butler; Alex Gardis; Thomas Shepard; Ryan Gilmartin. Subs: Jerome Ashman; Trevor Morrissey; Steven Daly
Regional Utd: Sean McNamara; Kyle Cotter; Nathan Clancy; Andrew Cowpar; Brian O’Callaghan; Mike Guerin; Evan Patterson; Mike Lyons; Kieran O’Connell; Ollie O’Driscoll; Shane Cox. Subs: Jack Molyneaux; Shane O’Doherty; Paudie Walsh
Aisling Annacotty 2 Geraldines 0
Aisling got off the mark by inflicting a second defeat on Geraldines in Annacotty on Sunday.
The home side took the lead when Brian Donovan’s shot rebounded back off the frame allowing Keith Mawdsley to tap in.
Just on the hour mark Evan O’Neill struck a cracker from the edge of the box to seal the win.
Aisling Annacotty: Stephen Walsh; Neil O’Brien; Alan Connors; Damien Collins; Patrick Staniszewski; Brian Butler; Jack Cleary; Stephen Goggin; Gustavo Santos; Keith Mawdsley; Brian O’Donovan. Subs: Andrew Leydon; Evan O’Neill; Ryan Mawdsley
Geraldines: Keith McCarthy; Paul Fitzgerald; Conor McNamara; Thomas O’Grady; Sam Mullins; Christy O’Neill; Kuba Domanski; Keith O’Connor; Darran O’Sullivan; James Cleary; Eddie Lee. Subs: Karl Turner; Derek Hannon; Jordon Boland
Holycross made it two from two at home to Corbally but not before going behind to a Darragh Reddan goal. The visitors were reduced to ten and paid the price as ‘Cross piled in scores from Ryan Glynn (2), Dean Coughlan, Niall O’Riordan and Sean O’Riordan to win 5-1.
Prospect Priory are joint top following a 2-0 win over Aisling B. Trevor Hogan and Hayden Johnson were on the mark.
Charleville also have full points after Caherconlish failed to show while Knockainey picked up the points in a 5-0 win over Granville Rgs. Nick Hayes (2), Michael Hickey, Chris Crotty and James Hayes all netted.
Mungret Reg shared four goals with Fairview Rgs B. Shane O’Gorman and Christy Moran scored for the visitors with Cian McNicholas netting both for the homesters (the first of many to come, no doubt)
Newport and Murroe also ended 2-2. Sean Ryan and Christy Connors for Newport and David Duggan and Brian Quinn for Murroe were on target.
In Div 1B Castle Rvs and Cappamore lead the way with two wins from two games. Castle accounted for Ballynanty Rvs B 4-2 with goals from Stephen McNamara (2), Craig McNamara and Kevin Prendergast while Cappamore hit Hyde for five courtesy of Rob McLoughlin (2), Colin Ryan, Mike Ryan and Joey Shanahan.
Athlunkard Villa picked up all points with a 2-1 win at Caherdavin Celtic. Brian Shorten netted for the home side with Donal O’Keeffe and Darren Roche hitting the winner’s goals.
Southend opened their campaign with an exciting 4-3 win at Regional Utd B. Dylan Frawley (2) and Danny Galvin scored for Regional but Calvin Moloney, Barry Gibbons, James Lyons and an own goal gave Southend the spoils.
Shelbourne are the early leaders in Div 2A following their 3-1 win over Geraldines B. Sam Egan (2) and Jack O’Donovan scored for Shels with Joe McNamara replying.
David Coffey, Joey Sheehan, Glen Graham and Gordon McKevitt with an audacious 40 yard lob scored in Coonagh Utd’s 4-2 win at Nenagh AFC B with Trevor Morrissey and an own goal with the response.
Croom Utd beat Moyross B 4-2. Gary McInerney continues on from last season’s form opening with a hat trick. Dylan Moloney also scored for the winners.
Charleville bounced back after a horrid opening. They beat Mungret Reg 4-2 thanks to scores from Lee McHugh (2), Kieran O’Donoghue and Donal O’Connell while Caledonians and Corbally Utd B shared six goals evenly. John Madigan, Declan McCormack and an own goal accounted for Cals’ goals with Dylan Clohessy, Alan Doherty and Dave McGrath replying for Corbally.
Summerville Rvs B team are the sole leaders in Div 2B following their second win, beating Newport 8-2; Ciaran Cable (3), Dave Nash (2), Stephen Gibbons, Evan O’Grady and Corey Cremins were on the mark.
Ballylanders hit Aisling for five through Danny Frewen (3), Jimmy Barry Murphy and Ciaran Kelly while Glenview Rvs also scored five in a 5-2 win over Meanus. Barry Butler (2), Sean Dooley (2) and Sean Keane netted for the winners; Aidan Meade and Gary O’Connell replied. Murroe B and Pallagreen shared the spoils; Gillan Piveteau scored for the homesters.
In Division 3A Jason Daly continued his rich vein of form scoring three in Aisling’s 4-2 win over Northside. Cathal Masterson also scored. Manni Ajuong (2), Sean Naughton (2), Maicon Morreli and Mike Worthy netted as Parkville beat Knockainey and goals by Ross Rainsford, Ger Constable and Danny Colbert helped Prospect to a 3-2 win over Kilfinane.
Anthony McCormack scored again for Janesboro B but they went down 3-1 to Athlunkard Villa B and goals from Keith Blake (2) and Brian O’Riordan.
In Youth Football Fairview lead the way in Division One with two wins from two.
Goals from Morgan Clancy (3), Jeff Mannion and Luke Brosnahan helped them past Corbally in the opener; Jake Downey and Liam O’Shanahan replied while a 3-0 win over Caherdavin followed with scores from Morgan Clancy, Liam O’Sullivan and Shane Clohessy.
Nenagh are two points behind as they were held 4-4 by Aisling in their opener. Adam Foley claimed a hat trick for Aisling but goals from Dan Burke (2), Dylan Sheehan and Dan Ryan earned a point.
The Tipperary side beat Mungret Reg with scores from Sean Doyle (2), Dan Burke (2) and Frank McKevitt. Eoghan Killian, Cian McNicholas and Conor O’Leary replied for the visitors.
Two goals from Cian McNicholas saw Mungret Reg past Caherdavin Celtic for whom Dylan Meehan obliged.
In Division Two Pat Lademan, Bradley Riordan and Michael Fitzgerald netted as Holycross beat Kilmallock; Jack McGuire and Aidan Enright scored for Kilmallock and the same pair accounted for the goals as their side drew 3-3 with Kilfrush in their second outing; Cian McCarthy, Oisin O’Grady and Jack Keogh replied.
James Dee, Jack Houlihan and Jack Keogh scored for Kilfrush in a 3-2 win over Geraldines for whomRoss Mitchell and Jason Franklin replied.
Charleville beat Cappamore courtesy of goals from Tom Griffin, David O’Connell and Jake Moloney and Newport with a double from Aaron O’Neill beat Holycross 2-1; David Browne replied.
Star Rvs drew 3-3 with Cappamore, their scores from Matt Hayes, Saim and Jawid.
In Under 17 Div One, Pike’s return to the fold sees them top of the pile with two good results. James Hodkinson (2), Tony Mambuana, Jamie Stickle, Kian Barry and Ben Doherty scored in a 6-3 win over Geraldines for whom Ross Mitchell, Anthony McNamara and Joe O’Callaghan scored. They followed up with a 5-2 win over Nenagh. Kian Barry (2), Cian Power (2) and Adam Lipper scored.
Danny McCarthy (2), Tyrone O’Halloran, Ben Carew and Ger Higgins scored for Regional Utd in a 5-2 win over Corbally Utd. Conor Purcell and Ger Stokes replied.
Aisling Annacotty wet down at home to Kilfrush and scores from Alan Buckley (2), Cian McCarthy and Dylan O’Shea.
Goals from Jake Downey (2) and James Kelly gave Corbally Utd a 3-2 win over Aisling Annacotty and Fairview Rgs v Geraldines ended 2-2. Ben Kennedy and Donal Hartigan scored for the home side; Dylan Reeves and Ross Mitchell replied for ‘Dines.
In Division Two Star Rvs and Mungret are joint top. Star Rvs overran a young Shelbourne side with scores from Matthew Hayes (4), Jawid (2), Alan Keane (2), James Lyons and an own goal while in their second game Star edged out Corbally 4-3 with goals from James Lyons (3) and Cathal Hayes. Alan O’Donoghue, David Rafferty and David Woods replied for Corbally.
Mungret won their opener in a 5-3 win over Janesboro. Leroy Woodland, James Slattery and Dylan O’Neill scored for ‘Boro but Aaron Clifford (3), Evan Barrett and Dan Larkin ensured the win.
On Sunday a 3-2 win over Newport followed. Cian Tuohy, David O’Sullivan and Evan Barrett were on the mark.
Janesboro followed up with an 8-5 win over Aisling. Dylan O’Neill (4), Leroy Woodland (2), James Slattery and Graham O’Dwyer were the scorers.
Corbally beat Aisling Annacotty B thanks to scores from Cian Malone, David Woods and Alan O’Donoghue and Knockainey fell at home to Charleville and scores from Cameron O’Flynn (3) and Jamie Copp.