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October 4th

Premier League

Carew Park 1 Ballynanty Rovers 0
Carew Park took over top spot in the Premier League with a hard earned victory over a battling Ballynanty Rovers XI.
Tom Culhane headed Carew Park into a half time lead and had chances to add to their tally but could not break down the visitors again.
It nearly cost them as Jamie Stewart had to make superb saves from Kevin Barry and Kevin Nolan while the crossbar denied Liam Brock an equaliser late in the game.
Carew Park: Jamie Stewart; Jamie Enright; Mark Slattery; Tom Culhane; Richie Mullins; Ross McCarthy; Barry Dillon; Adam Frahill; Jamie O’Sullivan; Jonathan Grant; Mark McGrath. Subs: Alex Assouiss
Ballynanty Rovers: Stephen McNamara; Adrian Mitchell; Zac Hyland; Ronan Ryan; Ryan Earls; Liam Brock; Robert Brock; Brian Doran; Andrew Leyden; Kevin Nolan; Kevin Barry. Subs: Dara Hughes; Gary Moore; Derek Daly

Regional Utd 5 Aisling Annacotty 0
Garbhan Coughlan gave a master class in finishing, scoring four goals as Regional breezed past Aisling.
Goals from Paudie Walsh and Coughlan had the home side two ahead inside five minutes while Coughlan went on to complete a first half hat trick.
Aisling tightened up after the break restricting the former Limerick striker to just one more goal, bring his tally for the season to 14.
Regional Utd: Rob Shier; Ian Hughes; Andrew Cowpar; Pat Deegan; Brian O’Callaghan; Dave Lyons; Shane O’Doherty; Mike Lyons; Paudie Walsh; Garbhan Coughlan; Ken Nealon. Subs: Ollie O’Driscoll; Joey Sheehan; Peter Ryan
Aisling Annacotty: Evan Moloney; Brian Butler; Jon Somers; Ryan Mawdsley; Jamie Shinnors; Michael Fitzgerald; Shane Donegan; Niall Hanley; Evan O’Neill; Keith Mawdsley; Paddy Fitzgerald.

Summerville Rvs 0 Fairview Rgs 9
An under strength Summerville Rovers XI paid the price when meeting bang in form Fairview Rangers XI.
AJ O’Connor, Colin Scanlon, Craig Madigan and James Cussen scored two apiece after Brian Murphy had opened the scoring.
Summerville Rvs: Mark English; Philip Naughton; John Collins; Cyril Maher; Dave Nash; Stephen Kiely; Kuba Domanski; Mike Moynihan; Cian O’Longaigh; Evan O’Grady; Des Quinlivan.
Fairview Rgs: Andrew Walsh; Bobby Tier; Jonathan Hannafin; John Mullane; Paul Danaher; AJ O’Connor; Colm Heffernan; Craig Madigan; Brian Murphy; Paudie Quinn; Colin Scanlon. Subs: Shane Power; James Cussen; Eoin Roche

Tuohy Cup
Mungret Reg 3 Aisling Annacotty 3
Mungret Reg did it the hard way when beating Aisling to reach the last eight of the Tuohy Cup at Jackman Park on Thursday evening.
Alan Finucane’s side were coasting at 3-0 against an out of sorts Aisling side but somehow conceded three times in the final five minutes to take the game to extra time.
In the end Mungret proved best in the subsequent penalty shoot out.
If Mungret had taken their chances they could well have doubled their advantage but nearly paid the price for switching off in the final minutes.
The winners opened their account on the half hour mark when Dan Clancy played a perfect one-two with the impressive Joe Kennedy before shooting past the advancing Evan Moloney in the Aisling goal.
Keith McNicholas doubled the advantage just before the break when he got on the end of a flowing Mungret move, heading home from Kennedy’s cross.
After the restart man of the match Ger Bourke got a superb goal that his performance merited when he fired in from 25 yards.
Mungret were guilty of some bad misses and seemed content to just see out the game when Jimmy Fyffe popped five minutes from time to head home Cian Quinn’s free kick for what looked just a consolation goal.
However with the 90 minutes up, James Roche was unable to hold a hopeful ball into the area and Keith Mawdsley, who was well marshalled throughout, [proved his prowess firing in the loose ball.
It got worse for Mungret as the final play of the game saw Fitzgerald play a ball into the danger zone where Darren Stokes poked the ball over the line.
Extra time failed to separate the sides and Mungret just edged out Ray McMahon’s side in the shoot out.
Mungret Reg: James Roche; Dan Clancy; Ian Moore; Brian Cotter; Richie Burke; Neil O’Callaghan; James Hall; Ger Burke; Jamie Morrissey; Keith McNicholas; Joe Kennedy. Subs: Rob Horgan; Z Zagyi
Aisling Annacotty: Evan Moloney; Michael Fitzgerald; Cian Quinn; Jamie Shinnors; Ryan Mawdsley; Keegan Park; Shane Donegan; Gustavo Santos; Darren Stokes; Keith Mawdsley; Niall Hanley. Subs: Adam Foley; Jimmy Fyffe; Paddy Fitzgerald

Janesboro 3 Moyross 0
Janesboro also made it through to the quarter finals with an easy win over Moyross on Monday evening.
Once Arron Nunan put ‘Boro in front after ten minutes the result was never in doubt.
Shane Clarke doubled the lead midway through the half and the in-form Nunan tacked on the third goal ten minutes from the end.
Janesboro: Stephen Walsh; John Boyle; Aled Harkin; Aidan Hurley; Tom Clarke; Mike Hogan; John Tierney; Steven Bradley; Shane Waters; Shane Clarke; Aaron Nunan.
Moyross: Paudie Hickey; Mike Guerin; James McNamara; Ken Meehan; James Cleary; Alex Purcell; Colm O’Mahoney; Keith Colbert; Adrian Power; Barry Quinn; John Cunningham. Subs: Jamie Daly

Munster Champions Cup

Janesboro 4 Tralee Dynamos 0
Janesboro qualified for the semi finals of the Munster Champions Cup following a comfortable 4-0 win at home to Tralee Dynamos on Sunday afternoon.
The Kerry side knocked Janesboro out of the Munster Junior Cup last season but this time out the Limerick side proved too good for them.
Shane Clarke put Boro in front after eight minutes and the same player added a second midway through the half with a stunning headed goal.
Shortly after the restart Arron Nunan scored a third and the home side wrapped it up when former Finn Harps player Oisin McMenamin marked his debut scoring three minutes after his introduction.
Janesboro will play West Cork side Drinagh Rangers in the semi Finals. Newmarket Celtic play Nenagh Celtic in the other semi final.
Janesboro: John Ryan; John Boyle; Craig McMarlow; Aidan Hurley; Tom Clarke; Steven Bradley; Shane Waters; John Tierney; Shane Clarke; Aaron Nunan; Mike Hogan. Subs not used: David Donnan; Oisin McMenamin
Munster Junior Cup

Geraldines 0 Pike Rovers 4
Rumour of Pike’s demise, after their heavy defeat to Fairview in the Tuohy Cup, were well and truly quashed on Sunday morning when they overran Geraldines at the Garryowen Green.
From the first whistle the visitors looked likeliest, as they were first to every ball and never gave the ‘Dines a moment to settle.
In contrast, Pike seemed to have oodles of time when in possession and once Cian Collins knocked in John Connery’s cross after three minutes, never looked like losing.
Pike doubled their lead ten minutes from the break when Paddy O’Malley delivered a corner kick and, despite being outnumbered, Wayne Colbert somehow forced his header in at the front post.
The expected Geraldines comeback did not materialise after the break and the imposing Steve McGann make sure of the win, when he gathered inside the ‘Dines half and carried ten yards before unleashing a pile driver to the roof of the net.
Cian Collins tacked on a fourth just after the hour mark to complete the scoring.
Geraldines: Matt Nyong; Danny O’Neill; Donie Curtin; Thomas O’Grady; Keith O’Connor; Christy O’Neill; Stephen Keeley; Keith Harnett; Eddie Lee; Derek Hannon; James Cleary. Subs: Ian O’Donoghue; Robbie Kelleher; Dean Earls
Pike Rovers: Gary Neville; Jason Mullins; Paddy O’Malley; Sean O’Callaghan; Wayne Colbert; Dave Ryan; Steve McGann; Shane Walsh; Eoin Hanrahan; Cian Collins; John Connery. Subs: Colin Daly

St Pats 1 Mungret Reg 3
Mungret Regional made it two victories in 3 days when they defeated neighbours St Patricks to set up a third round tie versus the winners of Moyross and Knockainey.
Byron Fitzgerald put Mungret in front but Paul O’Brien levelled for a plucky Saints XI.
Keith McNicholas restored Mungret’s lead after the restart and Fitzgerald, with his sdecond wrapped it up.
Mungret Reg: James Roche; Rob Horgan; Dan Clancy; Alan Connors; Brian Cotter; Richie Burke; Jamie Morrissey; Byron Fitzgerald; Neil O’Callaghan; Keith McNicholas; Joe Kennedy.
 

September 26th

FAI Junior Cup

Castle Rvs 1 Carew Park 3
Premier side Carew Park found the going tough in their FAI Junior Cup game against Division 2A side Castle Rvs at the county venue on Sunday morning.
Like Croom last week versus Geraldines, Castle have shown that Premier sides will be made work for their victories in these games and can take nothing for granted.
Scoreless at the break the visitors opened the scoring on 50 minutes when a corner flicked on by Jonathan Grant picked out Cian O’Donoghue who opened his Carew Park account by firing into the bottom corner.
A hard working Castle XI were rewarded for their efforts ten minutes later when Mike Ryan’s inswinging corner found it’s way to the net for an equaliser to the delight of a huge home support.
Carew piled on the pressure but found it tough to break through against a home side whose stand-in goalkeeper Jack Flavin was outstanding throughout.
A penalty kick proved the breakthrough and the ever reliable Gary Griffin converted 20 minutes from time.
The home side were still not done however and Carew breathed a sigh of relief when Jamie O’Sullivan made the game safe sliding under the keeper following a fine run.
Carew Park: Gordon Stewart; Jamie Enright; Mike Leahy; Tom Culhane; Gary Griffin; Ross McCarthy; Adam Frahill; Cian O’Donoghue; Mark McGrath; Jonathan Grant; Jamie O’Sullivan. Subs: Barry Dillon; Alex Assouiss; Chimka Manjor

Aisling Annacotty 8 Kilmallock 0
Ray McMahon’s Aisling Annacotty continue to raise eyebrows and on Sunday they overwhelmed Division 1A side Kilmallock in the FAI Junior Cup.
The League’s top scorer Keith Mawdsley, in his first season out of youth football, added four more goals to bring his tally for the season to 18 (averaging nearly two per game!).
Evan O’Neill got off the mark with a hat trick for the winners with Keegan Park making up the tally for the winners.
Aisling Annacotty: Evan Moloney; Brian Butler; Cian Quinn; Jamie Shinnors; Ryan Mawdsley; Keegan Park; Michael Fitzgerald; Evan O’Neill; Jon Somers; Keith Mawdsley; Darren Stokes.

Mungret Reg 3 Coonagh Utd 2
Another Premier side who had to endure an uncomfortable 90 minutes were Mungret Regional before edging out side Coonagh United.
The Division 2A side took the lead through Ger Myles but an own goal restored parity for the Premier side.
Two goals from perennial poacher Keith McNicholas put the home side in command but Eoin Martin scored to leave the minimum between the sides.
Try as they might Coonagh could not break through the home side who held on to progress.
Mungret Reg: Shane Cotter; Dan Clancy; Ian Moore; Jamie Morrissey; James Hall; Ger Burke; Marcus Finucane; Neil O’Callaghan; Byron Fitzgerald; Joe Kennedy; Keith McNicholas. Subs: Eugene McNamara; Barry Danagher

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Ballynanty Rovers 12 Caledonians 1
Ballynanty Rovers marked their return to new look Bateman Park with a facile win over a very young Caledonians XI.
Balla led 9-0 at the break in a game best forgotten by all. Kevin Nolan was tormentor in chief with a four goal haul. Kevin Barry made it seven in two games with a hat trick. Lloyd Whyte also netted a treble with Robert Brock and an own goal completing the rout. Cian Nolan scored for Cals.
Ballynanty Rovers: Stephen McNamara; Adrian Mitchell; Zac Hyland; Ronan Ryan; Ryan Earls; Brian Doran; Kevin Nolan; Robert Brock; Lloyd Whyte; Kevin Barry; Andrew Leyden.

Munster Junior Cup

Regional Utd 1 Fairview Rgs 3
The Munster Junior Cup game between Regional and Fairview never lived up to pre match expectations at UL on Sunday morning.
The result suggests otherwise but three of the goals arrived late in the game.
Prior to the late spree Paudie Quinn’s first half strike looked like it would prove the lone score.
With the ball in the air for much of the game neither set of midfields were able to impose themselves on the game.
Fairview had the first real effort of the game when George Daffy’s ball across the face of goal found Colin Scanlon but his effort was blocked on the line by Andy Cowapr.
Regional subsequently took control of the game but could not penetrate a solid Fairview back line.
The nearest they came was a superb run by Garbhan Coughlan that saw him beat three defenders but a last ditch intervention by the superb Jonathan Hannafin saved the day for the visitors.
Against the run of play Fairview took the lead midway through the half when Regional failed to deal with Eoin Roche’s free kick. Daffy fired the ball back into the danger zone and Paudie Quinn put the finishing touch.
Before the break Andrew Walsh saved well from a header by Kieran O’Connell and just after the restart the Regional man was involved again putting Coughlan away with a quick pass but the striker’s shot was deflected for a corner.
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Regional continued to chase the equaliser as a Pat Deegan shot to the front post was kept out by Walsh while at the other end Quinn went close with an effort from long range.
With ten minutes on the clock Garbhan Coughlan after another mazy run looked to have broken clear only to be blocked by another Hannafin challenge.
Following a series of Regional corners, a quick breakaway gave Fairview a two against one advantage and Dean McNamara marked a fine outing by playing in a through ball for Scanlon to shoot past Shier for the crucial second.
Coughlan scored a cracker in injury time to revive Regional hopes only to be dashed two minutes later when Brian Murphy made it 3-1.
The result for Fairview sets up an all Premier second round game with Aisling Annacotty.
Regional Utd: Rob Shier; Pat Deegan; Shane O’Doherty; David Cowpar; Andrew Cowpar; Paudie Walsh; Mike Lyons; Tom Frawley; Ken Nealon; Garbhan Coughlan; Kieran O’Connell. Subs: John O’Leary; Peter Ryan
Fairview Rgs: Andrew Walsh; AJ O’Connor; Jonathan Hannafin; Paul Danaher; John Mullane; Eoin Roche; Dean McNamara; Craig Madigan; George Daffy; Colin Scanlon; Paudie Quinn. Subs: Brian Murphy; David Hannon

 

Tuohy Cup
Fairview Rgs 6 Pike Rvs 1
Paul O’Donnell’s new look Fairview Rgs side gave notice of their potential with a scintillating Tuohy Cup opener, beating arch rivals Pike Rvs 6-1 in Jackman Park on Thursday evening.
Considering that Fairview had only beaten Pike Rvs twice in 38 games over the last 12 seasons, the result looks even more impressive.
Both teams were missing some regular starts on the night but in truth it hit Pike hardest and allied to an error ridden performance it was a night best forgotten for the Hoops.
Fairview took the lead midway through the first half when Paudie Quinn teed up George Daffy to score at the far post.
The impressive Jon Hannafin was instrumental in setting up number two for Colin Scanlon shortly after and just before the break it was 3-0.
Daffy crossed from the left and when Pike defence failed to deal with the danger Paudie Quinn gleefully headed home.
Daffy was gifted a second after the restart when Pike hesitancy and completed his hat trick as Pike fell to pieces. Dylan Murphy set up Scanlon for his second to make up Fairview’s tally.
Jamie Kelly’s late consolation brought little cheer from the Pike fans.
Fairview Rgs: Andrew Walsh; Bobby Tier; Jonathan Hannafin; Paul Danaher; John Mullane; AJ O’Connor; Dean McNamara; Eoin Roche; Paudie Quinn; George Daffy; Colin Scanlon. Subs: Shane Power; Dylan Murphy
Pike Rovers: Gary Neville; Wayne O’Donovan; Eddie O’Donovan; Jason Mullins; Sean O’Callaghan; Cian Collins; Dave Ryan; Paddy O’Malley; Eddie Brazier; Shane Walsh; John Connery. Subs: Jamie Kelly

 

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September 20th

Midweek Premier League

Regional United 3-2 winners over Janesboro in League

Regional Utd 3 Janesboro 2
Regional United inflicted a first defeat of the season on Champions Janesboro winning 3-2 in a thrilling encounter in UL on Tuesday evening.
The Dooradoyle club did it the hard way, twice conceding the lead before Garbhan Coughlan struck what proved the winning goal midway through the second half.
The former Limerick FC and Athlone Town striker was the star of the show and had Janesboro defence in all sorts of bother every time he took possession of the ball.
If Coughlan stole the limelight further up the park, the winners had to withstand some serious Janesboro pressure as the game wore on and Kieran O’Connell, David Cowpar and Tom Frawley were particularly prominent.
Janesboro had to line out without striker Shane Clarke but created plenty of openings and with a little luck could have snatched a share of the spoils.
Shane Waters is back to his best for the Champions and Aaron Nunan gets better and better by the game.
The game was only five minutes old when Coughlan pounced on defensive hesitation to race between two defenders to shoot home.
Janesboro levelled matters on the half hour mark. Waters left his marker for dead on the right and delivered a quick ball into the area where Arron Nunan powerfully headed to the net.
Regional grabbed the lead again minutes later when Mike Lyons’ delivered a free kick into the Janesboro area and Kieran O’Connell unmarked guided the ball past a stranded John Ryan in the ‘Boro goal.
Paudie Walsh went close to making it 3-1 but pulled his effort wide of goal and at the other end Thomas Clarke’s 30 yard free kick forced Rob Shier to superbly turn the ball off the post to safety.
Within minutes of the restart the sides were back on level terms. Waters was again the instigator and his ball across the face of the United goal was finished off in a crowded goalmouth by David Donnan.
Regional had taken the lead in their last two defeats to Fairview and Pike and you could sense the fear of “déjà vu” on the Regional sideline and the fear was not eased when Arron Nunan was allowed race in along the end line and fire of the upright.
However Coughlan came good again on the hour mark. Walsh intercepted a ball on half way and picked out Coughlan just outside the box. The striker turned two defenders and drilled a low shot to the corner for a superb goal.
With ‘Boro pushing forward in search of an equaliser they were vulnerable on the break and Coughlan was denied his hat trick, by a good save from Ryan, when put clear by Nealon.
Clarke went close with a couple of headers and a Waters cross nearly crept in at the back post.
With time nearly up, Frawley threw himself in front of Aidan Hurley’s shot, blocking the goal ward effort and ‘Boro’s last chance.
Regional Utd: Rob Shier; Pat Deegan; Shane O’Doherty; David Cowpar; Kieran O’Connell; Paudie Walsh; Mike Lyons; Tom Frawley; Dave Lyons; Garbhan Coughlan; Ken Nealon. Subs: Peter Ryan
Janesboro: Stephen Walsh; Tino Nzvavra; Craig McMarlow; Aidan Hurley; Tom Clarke; Shane Waters; John Boyle; Steven Bradley; David Donnan; John Tierney; Aaron Nunan. Subs: Conor Lynch

 

Weekend

Munster Junior Cup
Geraldines A 5 Croom Utd 3 (AET)
Geraldines made it through to round two by the skin of their teeth against a gritty Croom XI on Sunday morning.
The Division 2B side raced into a 2-0 lead courtesy of Kieran Larkin. Derek Hannon pulled one back before the break and on 75 minutes James Cleary restored parity.
Croom again took the lead through Conor Laffan but Keith Harnett stepped up with a crucial equaliser to take the game to extra time.
The superior fitness of the Premier side came to the fore and Christy O’Neill and Hannon struck the winning scores.

Ballynanty Rovers A 9 Fairview Rangers B 2
A shock looked on the cards when Kieran Long and Craig Reddan scored to put Fairview B two to the good against Ballynanty Rvs.
However a powerful comeback by the Premier side sparked by debut boy Kevin Barry saw them win 9-2. Barry scored four, Eddie Radcliffe twice, Robert Brock and an own goal made up the tally.

Fairview Rangers A 1 Kilmallock Utd 0
Fairview were made pull out all the stops to get past a dogged Kilmallock side in the Munster Junior Cup on Sunday.
George Daffy’s first half effort proved the difference between the sides but the Premier outfit had to withstand plenty Of Kilmallock pressure before making it through to Round Two.

Pike Rovers 7 Shelbourne 1
Pike Rvs advanced with ease against a game Shelbourne side. Two goals from John Connery and one from Eoin Hanrahan put Pike on their way by half time.
Hanrahan went on to complete his hat trick after the break and Eddie Brazier opened his account for the hoops. Niall Earls scored a consolation for Shels.

Kennedy Park 0 Janesboro 8
A five goal haul from Shane Clarke was the highlight of an easy win for Janesboro against neighbours Kennedy Park. Thomas Clarke, John Tierney and Mike Hogan also netted.

Aisling Annacotty A 9 Meanus 0
Meanus had no answer to the power of Premier side Aisling Annacotty who ran in nine goals without reply. Top scorer Keith Mawdsley scored another three. Ryan Mawdsley nabbed two while Darragh Stokes, Cian Quinn, Keegan Park and Mike Fitzgerald also obliged.

Caherdavin Celtic 1 Summerville Rovers A 2
Brian Shorten gave Caherdavin the lead against Premier side Summerville but the visitors showed good character to fight back to win the tie. Darren O’Sullivan scored twice for the winners.

Carew Park 7 Hyde Rgs 1
The score line is a little harsh on Hyde who only trailed 3-1 with 20 minutes remaining when Carew’s superior fitness told.
Lee Somers scored for Hyde but goals from Jonathan Grant (3), Kieran Hanlon (2), Mark McGrath and Jamie O’Sullivan booked a second round clash with Summerville Rvs.

Mungret Regional 7 Parkville 1
Struggling Premier side Mungret Regional took a welcome break and got back to winning ways with an easy win over Parkville.
Keith McNicholas grabbed a hat trick. Marcus Finucane, Brian Cotter, Byron Fitzgerald and Richie Burke also obliged.

Shannon Hibernians 0 Moyross Utd 6
Premier side Moyross eased into round two putting six past Shannon Hibs without reply.
Barry Quinn claimed the kudos scoring three of his side’s total.
Stephen Hannon, Adrian Power and Alan Quinlivan were also on the mark.

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September 13th

Midweek

Pike Rovers 0 Carew Park 1

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Pike Rvs suffered their first defeat of the season on Thursday evening when Carew Park came out best in a disappointing encounter that saw three men red carded.
A Kieran Hanlon penalty 15 minutes from time separated the sides in a game that never lived up to expectations.
An nasty clash of heads early on saw Pat Mullins and Ross McCarthy leave the fray and it set the tone for a game that often threatened to overheat.
Chances were at a premium in the opening half and after the restart the home side had a number of great chances to take the lead. They paid the price for poor finishing on 75 minutes when Jonathan Grant was adjudged to have been fouled in the box. Kieran Hanlon slotted in the spot kick but his night ended on a low on receipt of a second yellow card.
Pike also lost Eoin Hanrahan and Colin Daly to red cards, which could prove costly to the Hoops in important upcoming games.
Pike Rovers: Gary Neville; Wayne O’Donovan; Eddie O’Donovan; Pat Mullins; Sean O’Callaghan; Shane Walsh; Steve McGann; Wayne Colbert; Colin Daly; Paddy O’Malley; Eoin Hanrahan. Subs: Jason Mullins; Dave Ryan; Eddie Brazier
Carew Park: Jamie Stewart; Jamie Enright; Richie Mullins; Mark Slattery; Tom Culhane; Adam Frahill; Ross McCarthy; Jonathan Grant; Kieran Hanlon; Mark McGrath; Barry Dillon. Subs: Brian Aherne

Geraldines 4 Aisling Annacotty 3
Geraldines chalked up another three pointer when they defeated a hard working Aisling XI by the odd goal in seven.
Aisling made life difficult for the home side who were relieved to hear the final whistle. Geraldines found striker Keith Mawdsley too hot to handle as the League’s top scorer added another three goals to his haul.
Christy O’Neill scored twice with Danny O’Neill and Derek Hannon also netting for the home side.
Geraldines: Matt Nyong; Danny O’Neill; Donie Curtin; Keith O’Connor; Thomas O’Grady; Christy O’Neill; Ian O’Donoghue; Eddie Lee; Stephen Keeley; Derek Hannon; James Cleary. Subs: Ralph Judge; Dan Lucey
Aisling Annacotty: Sean Fitzpatrick; Brian Butler; Cian Quinn; Jimmy Fyffe; Jamie Shinnors; Michael Fitzgerald; Niall Hanley; Keegan Park; Keith Mawdsley; Evan O’Neill; Paddy Fitzgerald. Subs: Jon Somers; John O’Sullivan
Fairview Rgs 2 Regional Utd 1
Fairview kept pace with the leading group with a good comeback win over Regional Utd.
Garbhan Coughlan put the visitors in front with a cracking long range effort.
After the restart George Daffy restored parity with a controversial goal shortly after the restart and with the visitors still reeling Fairview scored the all important second courtesy of Craig Madigan.
Fairview Rgs: Andrew Walsh; AJ O’Connor; Jonathan Hannafin; Paul Danaher; Bobby Tier; Dylan Murphy; Colm Heffernan; Craig Madigan; George Daffy; Eoin Roche; Paudie Quinn. Subs: Brian Murphy; Dean McNamara; John Mullane
Regional Utd: Rob Shier; Pat Deegan; Shane O’Doherty; David Cowpar; Brian O’Callaghan; Dave Lyons; Ken Nealon; Ollie O’Driscoll; Peter Ryan; Tom Frawley; Garbhan Coughlan. Subs: Paddy McMyler; Paudie Walsh; Ian Hughes

Ballynanty Rovers 1 Mungret Reg 1
Mungret picked up a welcome point with a plucky performance against Ballynanty in Shelbourne Park.
Byron Fitzgerald fired the visitors in front with a perfectly struck free kick but the home side levelled through Dean O’Brien to earn a share of the spoils.
Ballynanty Rovers: Stephen McNamara; Dara Hughes; Gary Moore; Ryan Earls; Danny McInerney; Brian Doran; Robert Brock; Ronan Ryan; Zac Hyland; Derek Daly; Dean O’Brien. Subs: Andrew Leyden; Kevin Nolan
Mungret Reg: James Roche; Jamie Morrissey; Richie Burke; Brian Cotter; Rob Horgan; James Hall; Joe Kennedy; Ger Burke; Dan Clancy; Marcus Finucane; Byron Fitzgerald. Subs: Barry Danagher; Neil O’Callaghan

Summerville Rvs 1 Moyross 2
Moyross bounced back from a couple of disappointing results to take full points in their game at Summerville Rvs.
Dave Nash put the home side in front but goals from Ken Meehan and Barry Quinn gave the Northsiders the spoils.
Summerville Rvs: Alan Aherne; Sam Mullins; John Collins; Cyril Maher; Ian Maher; Kuba Domanski; Stephen Kiely; Philip Naughton; Evan O’Grady; Darren O’Sullivan; Dave Nash. Subs: Mike Moynihan; Des Quinlivan; Cathal Lonergan
Moyross: Paudie Hickey; James Cleary; James McNamara; Ken Meehan; Shane Guerin; Keith Colbert; Barry Quinn; Mike Guerin; Colm O’Mahoney; Alex Purcell; Jamie Daly. Subs: Stephen Hannon; Adrian Power; Pa Roche

Weekend

FAI Junior Cup
The FAI Junior Cup kicked off on Sunday and once again the clubs from the lower Leagues proved cannon fodder for the Premier sides.
While there is opposition to the suggestion of seeding in the Capital, surely the FAI can come up with an acceptable solution that would see the top sides enter the fray at a later stage.
Nothing in the way of shocks but if we get more games like the Moyross v Geraldines encounter then the road to the Aviva should be highly entertaining.

Moyross 3 Geraldines 4
Few could have foreseen Moyross’ exit from the FAI Junior Cup at half time in yesterday’s game with Geraldines. The home side led 3-0 and looked like they were heading to the next round.
However they never accounted for the tenacity of a Geraldines side, short a host of players through injury, who staged a stunning comeback to record a memorable win.
The two sides met last week when Geraldines came out tops but a different looking Moyross XI took the side on Sunday and showed more conviction than their opponents.
Geraldines did nothing to help their own cause handing the home side the lead through a defensive error; Barry Quinn made them pay firing in from an acute angle.
Shortly after Adrian Power was allowed two opportunities to play the ball across goal; on the second occasion Alex Purcell poked the ball home from close range.
When ‘Dines thought it couldn’t get worse, it did. Failure to clear their lines cost them again when Mike Guerin struck a sweet goal from the edge of the box.
With nothing to lose the visitors went after the game on the restart and buoyed by the excellent Thomas O’Grady got one back after five minutes, the impressive Stephen Keeley blasting home from 25 yards.
Seven Minutes later James Cleary flicked on from Danny O’Neill’s delivery and Derek Hannon finished to leave one between the sides.
On the hour mark Donie Curtin rattled the Moyross crossbar but it was a temporary let off as three Danny O’Neill’s free kick did find the target to tie the game up.
Extra time arrived and youth player Dylan Blackhall became the toast of Garryowen when he fired home outside the box for what proved the winning goal.
An injury to Blackhall saw the Aidan Ryan and Mike Considine’s men finish with ten men but they held out for a memorable win.
Moyross: Paudie Hickey; John Corbett; James McNamara; Shane Guerin; Ken Meehan; Barry Quinn; Mike Guerin; Keith Colbert; Alex Purcell; Aaron Power; James Cleary. Subs: Stephen Hannon; Jamie Daly; Pa Roche
Geraldines: Matt Nyong; Danny O’Neill; Donie Curtin; Pat McGarry; Thomas O’Grady; Ralph Judge; Stephen Keeley; Keith O’Connor; Derek Hannon; James Cleary; Eddie Lee. Subs: Dylan Blackhall; Dan Lucey; Paul Fitzgerald
Fairview Rgs 8 Star Rvs 0
Division 2B Side Star Rovers held high flying Fairview to 2-0 at half time but the introduction of Paudie Quinn saw the flood gates open with the striker nabbing a hat trick. Colin Scanlon (2), Brian Murphy and Dean McNamara completing the scoring.
Fairview Rgs: Andrew Walsh; AJ O’Connor; Jonathan Hannafin; John Mullane; Paul Danaher; Shane Power; Dean McNamara; Colin Scanlon; George Daffy; Brian Murphy; Darren Roche. Subs: Bobby Tier; Paudie Quinn; Kieran Rainsford

Janesboro 9 Glenview 0
Janesboro had things their own way at Pearse Stadium against Glenview. Highlight of the game was two goals for regular goalkeeper John Ryan. Shane Clarke also grabbed two with Craig McMarlow, Aaron Nunan, Shane Waters, David Donnan and Thomas Lyons completing the rout.
Janesboro: Stephen Walsh; Adrian Healy; Craig McMarlow; Jason Cross; Aidan Hurley; Thomas Lyons; David Donnan; Shane Waters; Shane Clarke; Aaron Nunan; Mike Hogan. Subs: Evan Lynch; John Tierney; John Ryan

Ballynanty Rovers 2 Granville Rgs 1
Ballynanty Rvs were forced to pull out all the stops against a willing Granville XI.
Lloyd Whyte put Balla in front but Niall Doran had the sides level by the break.
Andrew Leyden scored the winner just after the hour mark to send Balla into round two.
Ballynanty Rovers: Stephen McNamara; Ronan Ryan; Des Fitzgerald; Gary Moore; Ryan Earls; Robert Brock; Eddie Radcliffe; Derek Daly; Andrew Leyden; Lloyd Whyte; Derek O’Hanlon. Subs: Dara Hughes; Kevin Nolan

Regional Utd 6 Shannon Hibs 0
Regional are another Premier side who had tings their own way in a home win over Shannon Hibs. Garbhan Coughlan scored twice with Ollie O’Driscoll, Ken Nealon, Dave Lyons and David Cowpar also chipping in.
Regional Utd: Rob Shier; Pat Deegan; Ian Hughes; David Cowpar; Kieran O’Connell; Mike Lyons; John O’Leary; Dave Lyons; Paudie Walsh; Ken Nealon; Garbhan Coughlan. Subs: Joey Sheehan; Ollie O’Driscoll; Evan Patterson

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Newport 0 Pike Rovers 5
A couple of early goals put paid to Newport’s challenge in this one.
New signing John Connery and Shane Walsh hit two apiece and Gary Higgins completed the scoring.
Pike Rovers: Gary Neville; Wayne O’Donovan; Wayne Colbert; Sean O’Callaghan; Paddy O’Malley; Steve McGann; Jason Mullins; Gary Higgins; Eoin Hanrahan; Shane Walsh; John Connery. Subs: Eddie O’Donovan; Colin Daly; Cian Collins

Summerville Rvs 5 Kennedy Park 0
A welcome first win of the season for Summerville against an in form Kennedy Parks side.
Darren O’Sullivan marked his return to the club with a brace and Des Quinlivan, Evan O’Grady and Ian Maher also obliged.
Summerville Rvs: Alan Aherne; Cyril Maher; Eoin O’Sullivan; John Collins; Sam Mullins; Ian Maher; Joe Manahan; Dave Nash; Philip Naughton; Darren O’Sullivan; Des Quinlivan. Subs: Cian O’Longaigh; Stephen Kiely; Evan O’Grady

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September 6th

Midweek Games

Pike Rovers 3 Regional Utd 1
Pike Rovers left it late to take full points at home to an under strength Regional Utd XI at the Pike Club. Colin Daly was the hero of the night scoring all three goals for the winners.
Peter Ryan put the visitors in front in the second half but shortly after Daly levelled. With time running out Daly got the crucial breakthrough and wrapped it up with the goal of the game deep in injury time.
Pike Rovers: Gary Neville; Wayne O’Donovan; Eddie O’Donovan; Sean O’Callaghan; Pat Mullins; Paddy O’Malley; Wayne Colbert; Steve McGann; Gary Higgins; Colin Daly; Eoin Hanrahan. Subs: Shane Walsh; Jason Mullins
Regional Utd: Rob Shier; Pat Deegan; Shane O’Doherty; Brian O’Callaghan; Andrew Cowpar; Dave Lyons; Mike Lyons; Ken Nealon; Ollie O’Driscoll; Peter Ryan; Tom Frawley. Subs: Evan Patterson; Paudie Walsh; Paddy McMyler

Ballynanty Rovers 2 Moyross 1
Ballynanty Rvs came out tops in the Northside El Clásico at Shelbourne Park at a packed Shelbourne Park on Thursday. Fielding a number of former Balla players, Moyross had strengthened considerably since their last outing but came up against a more determined Balla XI.
Liam Brock put the Blues on their way with a fine first half opener and Lloyd Whyte tacked on a second midway through the second half.
John Corbett headed home to set up an exciting finish but Balla held out for a deserved win.
Ballynanty Rovers: Stephen McNamara; Dara Hughes; Des Fitzgerald; Danny McInerney; Ryan Earls; Derek Daly; Liam Brock; Ronan Ryan; Zac Hyland; Lloyd Whyte; Brian Doran. Subs: Eddie Radcliffe
Moyross: Paudie Hickey; James McNamara; Grant Murphy; John Corbett; Ken Meehan; Barry Quinn; James Cleary.

Geraldines 1 Fairview Rgs 1
Another game that brought out a huge crowd was the game between Geraldines and Fairview in Garryowen.
In a tentative opening half Eoin Roche fired Fairview in front but they only held the lead two minutes before James Cleary headed in a superb equaliser.
The game heated up after the restart but neither side could find the breakthrough.
Geraldines: Matt Nyong; Danny O’Neill; Donie Curtin; Keith O’Connor; Pat McGarry; Christy O’Neill; Dean Earls; Keith Harnett; Darren O’Sullivan; James Cleary; Eddie Lee. Subs: Stephen Keeley; Ian O’Donoghue
Fairview Rgs: Andrew Walsh; AJ O’Connor; Jonathan Hannafin; Bobby Tier; Paul Danaher; Brian Murphy; Craig Madigan; Colm Heffernan; George Daffy; Eoin Roche; Paudie Quinn. Subs: Colin Scanlon; Dylan Murphy

Janesboro 3 Summerville Rvs 1
Champions Janesboro did not get things all their own way in their home clash with Summerville.
Goals from Shane Waters, Mike Hogan and John Tierney secured the three points with Philip Naughton netting a beauty for the visitors.
Janesboro: John Ryan; Adrian Healy; Craig McMarlow; Tom Clarke; Aidan Hurley; Steven Bradley; Mike Hogan; John Boyle; Conor Lynch; John Tierney; David Donnan. Subs: Aaron Nunan; Shane Waters; Thomas Lyons
Summerville Rvs: Alan Aherne; Ian Maher; Cyril Maher; Dave Nash; Kuba Domanski; Joe Manahan; Philip Naughton; Des Quinlivan; Stephen Kiely; Cathal Lonergan. Subs: Eoghan Ryan; Rafa Klozyk; Mike Moynihan; Dave Lynch

Mungret Reg 1 Aisling Annacotty 2
Aisling brought their points tally to double figures with a 2-1 win over Mungret Regional.
Top scorer Keith Mawdsley put Aisling in front but Mungret replied with a Byron Fitzgerald equaliser.
The visitors took the spoils with a Niall Hanley goal late in the game.
Mungret Reg: James Roche; Dan Clancy; Brian Cotter; Ian Moore; Aled Harkin; Richie Burke; Ger Burke; Jamie Morrissey; James Hall; Joe Kennedy; Keith McNicholas. Subs: Byron Fitzgerald
Aisling Annacotty: Sean Fitzpatrick; Michael Fitzgerald; Jon Somers; Ryan Mawdsley; Jamie Shinnors; Brian Butler; Niall Hanley; Jack Barry; Evan O’Neill; Conor Burke; Keith Mawdsley. Subs: Paddy Fitzgerald; Christy Hogan; Keegan Park

Weekend 

Moyross 1 Geraldines 2
Geraldines picked up a creditable win at Moyross on Sunday afternoon beating the home side by the narrowest margin.
Inspired by a superb display from Danny O’Neill, the visitors were rocked v=back on their heels in the opening minutes when Matt Nyong made a rare mistake to allow Jamie Daly put Moyross in front.
The Geraldines keeper was to make amends with a string of top class saves including a penalty save from Barry Quinn with the game balanced on a knife-edge.
Eddie Lee hit a stunning 25 yard equaliser that was destined for the net from the moment it left his foot.
Before Moyross had time to regroup Ian O’Donoghue finished from short range to tilt the tie in Dines favour.
Both sides had chances in the second half but Nyong’s heroics ensured the visitors left with the points.
Moyross: Paudie Hickey; James McNamara; Adrian Mitchell; Ken Meehan; John Corbett; Barry Quinn; Colm O’Mahoney; James Cleary; Mike Guerin; Jamie Daly; Alex Purcell. Subs: Stephen Hannon
Geraldines: Matt Nyong; Danny O’Neill; Donie Curtin; Keith O’Connor; Pat McGarry; Christy O’Neill; Eddie Lee; Darren O’Sullivan; Ian O’Donoghue; Derek Hannon; Ralph Judge. Subs: Dan Lucey; Trevor Hogan

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Aisling Annacotty 2 Ballynanty Rovers 2
Paddy Fitzgerald scored a fortuitous last minute equaliser to earn his side a share of the spoils in their game with Ballynanty Rvs.
Balla took a first half lead through Lloyd White but minutes later Niall Hanley equalised.
Robert Brock looked to have given Balla the points with a fine strike but with time running out Fitzgerald nabbed his first of the season to the delight of the home fans.
Aisling Annacotty: Sean Fitzpatrick; Brian Butler; Jon Somers; Ryan Mawdsley; Jamie Shinnors; Keegan Park; Evan O’Neill; Michael Fitzgerald; Niall Hanley; Conor Burke; Keith Mawdsley. Subs: Paddy Fitzgerald; Jack Barry
Ballynanty Rovers: Stephen McNamara; Des Fitzgerald; Ryan Earls; Danny McInerney; Gary Moore; Ronan Ryan; Derek Daly; Liam Brock; Andrew Leyden; Lloyd Whyte; Zac Hyland. Subs: Brian Doran; Robert Brock; Eddie Radcliffe

Carew Park 6 Mungret Reg 0
Mungret’s tale of woe continued on Sunday morning when they were hit for six by bang in form Carew Park XI.
Hat tricks for both Mark McGrath and Jonathan Grant did the damage despite the fact that only a goal separated the sides at half time.
Carew Park: Jamie Stewart; Gary Griffin; Jamie Enright; Mark Slattery; Tom Culhane; Adam Frahill; Barry Dillon; Kieran Hanlon; Jonathan Grant; Mark McGrath; Jamie O’Sullivan. Subs: Colm Hyland; Mike Leahy; Ross McCarthy
Mungret Reg: James Roche; Dan Clancy; Ian Moore; Brian Cotter; Alan Connors; Ger Burke; Richie Burke; Jamie Morrissey; Aled Harkin; Keith McNicholas; Gary Long. Subs: David Lowe

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August 30th

Midweek Games
Regional Utd 2 Carew Park 1
Goals in the first and last minute by Garbhan Coughlan gave Regional Utd a good win over Carew Park in a tough encounter that saw both teams end with ten players at UL on Thursday.
The former Athlone Town striker struck the opener inside a minute catching Carew cold. In an evenly fought encounter Jamie Enright restored parity in the second half and it looked like earning Carew a point but in the 91st minute Coughlan struck a fine goal to seal the win.
Regional Utd: Rob Shier; Pat Deegan; Shane O’Doherty; Andrew Cowpar; David Cowpar; Dave Lyons; Tom Frawley; Mike Lyons; Kieran O’Connell; Ollie O’Driscoll; Garbhan Coughlan, Sub, Paddy McMyler, Ian Hughes, Paudie Walsh
Carew Park: Jamie Stewart; Jamie Enright; Mike Leahy; Mark Slattery; Gary Griffin; Chimka Manjor; Barry Dillon; Adam Frahill; Kieran Hanlon; Jonathon Grant; Mark McGrath, Subs Tommy Culhane, Jamie O’Sullivan

Aisling Annacotty 6 Moyross 1
Aisling turned on the style as the put six past Moyross in Annacotty. Two goals apiece for Keegan Park, Conor Burke and Keith Mawdsley gave Ray McMahon’s side their first win. John Corbett replied for an out of sorts Moyross XI.
Aisling Annacotty: Sean Fitzpatrick; Brian Butler; Jamie Shinnors; Ryan Mawdsley; Michael Fitzgerald; Keegan Park; Niall Hanley; Jack Barry; Christy Hogan; Evan O’Neill; Keith Mawdsley. Subs: Paddy Fitzgerald; Conor Burke
Moyross: Paudie Hickey; James McNamara; Adrian Mitchell; John Corbett; Shane Guerin; Barry Quinn; Colm O’Mahoney; James Cleary; Stephen Hannon; Adrian Power; Jamie Daly.

Ballynanty Rovers 0 Janesboro 4
Champions Janesboro continued on their merry way with their fourth successive win beating Ballynanty Rvs at Shelbourne Park. Goals from Aaron Nunan, Tom Clarke, Conor Lynch and David Donnan sealed an impressive win for the away side.
Ballynanty Rovers: Stephen McNamara; Dara Hughes; Des Fitzgerald; Gary Moore; Ryan Earls; Ronan Ryan; Brian Doran; Derek Daly; Derek O’Hanlon; Eddie Radcliffe; Robert Brock.
Janesboro: Stephen Walsh; Tinotenda Nzvavra; Lee O’Mara; Tom Clarke; Aidan Hurley; John Boyle; Shane Waters; Steven Bradley; Conor Lynch; John Tierney; Aaron Nunan. Subs: David Donnan; Craig McMarlow; Adrian Healy

Mungret Reg 0 Fairview Rgs 5
Mungret’s difficult start to the season continued on Thursday when Fairview hit them for five without reply. Paudie Quinn scored twice, Eoin Roche, Craig Madigan and an own goal sealed the win.
Mungret Reg: James Roche; Rob Horgan; Brian Cotter; Alan Connors; Ian Moore; Aled Harkin; Richie Burke; Jamie Morrissey; Dan Clancy; Marcus Finucane; Keith McNicholas.
Fairview Rgs: Andrew Walsh; AJ O’Connor; Jonathan Hanafin; Paul Danaher; Bobby Tier; Brian Murphy; Colm Heffernan; Craig Madigan; Colin Scanlon; Eoin Roche; Paudie Quinn. Subs: Dean McNamara; Nathan O’Callaghan; James Cussen

Pike Rovers 1 Geraldines 0
Two unbeaten sides met at the Pike Club with Geraldines as visitors and it was the home side who emerged triumphant in a one goal game.
The only goal of the game was of the own goal variety following good pressure by Pike centre back Sean O’Callaghan.
Pike Rovers: Gary Neville; Wayne O’Donovan; Eddie O’Donovan; Sean O’Callaghan; Wayne Colbert; Gary Higgins; Steve McGann; Keith Colbert; Colin Daly; Cian Collins; Eoin Hanrahan. Subs: Jason Mullins; Jamie Kelly; Ken Meehan
Geraldines: Matt Nyong; Danny O’Neill; Eddie Lee; Keith O’Connor; Pat McGarry; Donie Curtin; Dean Earls; Keith Harnett; Christy O’Neill; James Cleary; Darren O’Sullivan. Subs: Stephen Keely; Derek Hannon

Wembley Rvs 1 Summerville Rvs 4
Summerville Rvs got their first points of the season with a 4-1 win at Wembley Rvs.
Youngster Evan O’Grady, dripping of impressive football DNA, got his first scores in the top flight scoring twice.
Jimmy Bourke and Val McDermott also scored for the winners while former Summerville star Darren O’Sullivan replied for Wembley Rvs.
Summerville Rvs: Alan Aherne; Eoghan Ryan; Dave Nash; Tony O’Mahoney; Sam Mullins; Stephen Kiely; Jimmy Bourke; Philip Naughton; Kuba Domanski; Val McDermott; Evan O’Grady.

Weekend

Geraldines 1 Janesboro 1
Premier League holders Janesboro dropped their first points of the season to a dogged Geraldines XI at the Garryowen Green on Sunday morning. A large crowd turned out and had no complaints at the end of an entertaining tussle.
Tom Clarke headed Janesboro in front within ten minutes but Dean Earls restored parity midway through the first half .
A draw looked the likeliest outcome thereafter but in injury time a Shane Clarke free kick hit the post and the rebound was gratefully gathered by Dines keeper Nyong.
Geraldines: Matt Nyong; Danny O’Neill; Donie Curtin; Pat McGarry; Thomas O’Grady; Darren O’Sullivan; Keith Harnett; Keith O’Connor; Christy O’Neill; James Cleary; Dean Earls. Subs: Stephen Keeley; Eddie Lee; Ian O’Donoghue
Janesboro: John Ryan; Tinotenda Nzvavra; Craig McMarlow; Tom Clarke; Aidan Hurley; John Boyle; Steven Bradley; Shane Waters; Shane Clarke; John Tierney; Aaron Nunan. Subs: Mike Hogan

Summerville Rvs 0 Pike Rovers 4
Pike Rvs remain the only team with full points following their 4-0 win over Summerville.
Colin Daly put the Hoops on their way and further goals from Gary Higgins, Jamie Kelly and Sean O’Callaghan eased the leaders to victory.
Summerville Rvs: Andy Bugaj; Ian Maher; Sam Mullins; Jimmy Bourke; Cyril Maher; Philip Naughton; Kuba Domanski; Evan O’Grady; Stephen Kiely; Dave Nash; Des Quinlivan. Subs: Val McDermott; Dermot McNamara; Rafa Klozyk
Pike Rovers: Gary Neville; Wayne O’Donovan; Eddie O’Donovan; Wayne Colbert; Sean O’Callaghan; Colin Daly; Steve McGann; Gary Higgins; Eoin Hanrahan; Keith Colbert; Cian Collins. Subs: Shane Walsh; Jason Mullins; Jamie Kelly

Fairview Rgs 1 Ballynanty Rovers 2
Fairview Rgs lost for the first time this season going down to a young and lively Balla XI at the Fairgreen.
Lloyd Whyte put Balla in front in the opening minutes but the sides were level by the break, Paudie Quinn having equalised.
While Fairview were piling on the pressure a break down the right saw Zac Hyland’s cross deceive keeper Walsh and end up in the net for what proved the winning goal.
Fairview Rgs: Andrew Walsh; AJ O’Connor; Jonathan Hannifin; Paul Danaher; Bobby Tier; Brian Murphy; James Cussen; Craig Madigan; Colin Scanlon; Eoin Roche; Paudie Quinn. Subs: George Daffy
Ballynanty Rovers: Stephen McNamara; Dara Hughes; Des Fitzgerald; Danny McInerney; Ryan Earls; Lloyd Whyte; Ronan Ryan; Liam Brock; Robert Brock; Andrew Leyden; Zac Hyland.

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Moyross 4 Mungret Reg 0
Moyross bounced back with a fine performance that saw them record their first win of the season against fellow strugglers Mungret Regional. The deadly duo Barry Quinn and Adrian Power scored two apiece to bring relief to the home side who tell me that Alex Purcell will be lining out with them in their next game.
Moyross: Paudie Hickey; James McNamara; Grant Murphy; Shane Guerin; John Corbett; Danny Sheehan; Colm O’Mahoney; Stephen Hannon; Barry Quinn; Jamie Daly; Adrian Power. Subs: Anthony Begley; Adrian Mitchell
Mungret Reg: James Roche; Dan Clancy; Ian Moore; Brian Cotter; Alan Connors; Ger Burke; Richie Burke; Marcus Finucane; Barry Danagher; Keith McNicholas; Jamie Morrissey. Subs: Gary Long

Carew Park 3 Aisling Annacotty 2
Carew bounced back to take three points in a hard earned win over Aisling Annacotty. Mark McGrath scored twice for the winners with John Connery also obliging.
Keith Mawdsley became the League’s top scorer when he netted. Former Carew favourite Jon Somers was also on the mark for Aisling.
Carew Park: Brian Collopy; Gary Griffin; Greg Barrett; Pat Staniszewski; Mark Slattery; Adam Frahill; Ross McCarthy; John Connery; Kieran Hanlon; Jonathon Grant; Mark McGrath.
Aisling Annacotty: Sean Fitzpatrick; Brian Butler; Michael Fitzgerald; Jamie Shinnors; Darren Harrington; Ryan Mawdsley; Keegan Park; Niall Hanley; Christy Hogan; Keith Mawdsley; Evan O’Neill. Subs: Paddy Fitzgerald; Conor Burke

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August 23rd

Midweek

Geraldines 3 Regional Utd 2
Geraldines and Regional played out a thrilling encounter in Garryowen with the home side recoding a memorable win.
Reduced to ten men early on Geraldines went in front before half time when Regional committed the cardinal sin of leaving Keith Harnett unmarked at the back post and he volleyed home spectacularly.
After the break Christy O’Neill ghosted in behind his marker to double the home side’s advantage before Shane O’Doherty pulled one back for the visitors.
‘Dines keeper Matt Nyong made a host of top class saves to keep his side in front and Danny O’Neill eased the pressure when he converted from the spot to make it 3-1.
Shane O’Doherty scored his second to set up an exciting finale but the home side held firm to record their second victory.
Geraldines: Matt Nyong; Danny O’Neill; Eddie Lee; Pat McGarry; Thomas O’Grady; Christy O’Neill; Keith Harnett; Donie Curtin; Dean Earls; Darren O’Sullivan; James Cleary. Subs; Keith O’Connor, Ian O’Donoghue
Regional Utd: Rob Shier; Ian Hughes; Shane O’Doherty; Brian O’Callaghan; Andrew Cowpar; Mike Lyons; Tom Frawley; Ken Nealon; Dave Lyons; Peter Ryan; Garbhan Coughlan. Subs Evan Patterson, David Cowpar, Ollie O’Driscoll

Aisling Annacotty 2 Janesboro 5
Champions Janesboro made it two from two away to Aisling. Shane Clarke netted a hat trick (two from the spot) while Shane Waters and Aaron Noonan were also on the mark. Keith Mawdsley scored twice for the home side.
Aisling Annacotty: Evan Moloney; Michael Fitzgerald; Darren Harrington; Jamie Shinnors; Brian Butler; Brian O’Donovan; Jack Barry; Conor Burke; Christy Hogan; Keegan Park; Keith Mawdsley.
Janesboro; Stephen Walsh, Tinotenda Nzvavra; Craig McMarlow, Aidan Hurley, Steven Bradley, John Boyle, Aaron Noonan, John Tierney, Shane Clarke, Shane Waters, Subs, David Donnan, Thomas Lyons

Moyross 0 Fairview Rgs 3
Fairview made it two from two with a 3-0 win at Moyross. Craig Madigan was the star of the show for the winners chipping in with two goals along the way. Paudie Quinn got off the mark in his new colours, the first of many I suspect.
Moyross: Paudie Hickey; James McNamara; Adrian Mitchell; Pat McCallig; James Cleary; Barry Quinn; Adrian Power; Colm O’Mahoney; Kevin O’Mahoney; Danny Sheehan; Ger Cronin.
Fairview Rgs: Andrew Walsh; Dylan Murphy; Jonathan Hannifin; Paul Danagher; James Cussen, Bobby Tier; Brian Murphy; Craig Madigan; Colin Scanlon; Eoin Roche; Paudie Quinn.

Mungret Reg 0 Pike Rovers 3
Mungret held Pike until the last quarter when Mike Shields men raced away with three goals.
Wayne O’Donovan broke the deadlock from the spot with 20 minutes remaining and shortly after a good run by Eoin Hanrahan ended with Steve McGann netting on his debut.
Hanrahan was again the inspiration as Pike wrapped it up with a third goal courtesy of Paddy O’Malley.
Mungret Reg: James Roche; Rob Horgan; Ian Moore; Richie Burke; Brian Cotter; Jamie Morrissey; Barry Danagher; Ger Burke; Aled Harkin; Dan Clancy; Keith McNicholas.
Pike Rovers: Gary Neville; Wayne O’Donovan; Eddie O’Donovan; Wayne Colbert; Sean O’Callaghan; Colin Daly; Dave Ryan; Paddy O’Malley; Gary Higgins; Eoin Hanrahan; Cian Collins. Subs Steve McGann, Gavin O’Shea, Keith Colbert

Summerville Rvs 1 Carew Park 2
Kieran Hanlon opened his Carew Park account with a goal within two minutes of the start.
When Mark McGrath made it 2-0 midway through the half Carew looked to be on their way to an easy win.
However a fine strike by Philip Naughton after the break made it a real battle with the visitors glad to hear the final whistle.
Summerville Rvs: Alan Aherne; Rafa Klozyk; Ian Maher; Ian Ryan; Philip Naughton; Kuba Domanski; Des Quinlivan; Dermot McNamara; Stephen Kiely; Dave Nash; Mullins. Subs Ger Nash,
Carew Park: Jamie Stewart; Jamie Enright; David Corbett; Mark Slattery; Mike Leahy; Barry Dillon; Adam Frahill; Kieran Hanlon; Jonathon Grant; Colm Hyland; Mark McGrath.

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Wembley Rvs 0 Ballynanty Rovers 3
Two teams who had a disappointing opening day crossed swords when Wembley hosted Balla in Rathuard.
Alex Purcell poked the ball home to put Balla on their way and just before the break a Des Fitzgerald free kick made it 2-0.
Wembley put up a better showing in the second half but Purcell added his second to complete the scoring.
Wembley Rvs: Pat Reardon; Eoin O’Sullivan; Enda Frawley; Richie Mullins; Joey Sheehan; Aaron O’Hanlon; Conor McCormack; Dave Quinn; Darren Nolan; Kevin Barry; James Davern. Subs Darren O’Sullivan
Ballynanty Rovers: Stephen McNamara; Dara Hughes; Des Fitzgerald; Danny McInerney; Ryan Earls; Alex Purcell; Brian Doran; Eddie Radcliffe; Liam Brock; Derek Daly; Derek O’Hanlon. Subs Zak Hyland, Andrew Leydon, Gary Moore

Weekend

Ballynanty Rovers 1 Pike Rovers 3
Pike Rovers made it three consecutive wins when they travelled to Shelbourne Park and took the spoils in a 3-1 victory.
In an exciting opening half Pike had the game more or less wrapped up leading 3-1 with the home side down to ten men.
To their credit Balla kept plugging away and had Gary Neville not made a fine save from a penalty kick it could well have had a different end.
Pike Rovers were well up for the fray and took the lead when the highly influential Colin Daly was on hand to tuck the ball home when McNamara saved superbly from Gary Higgins.
Within a minute of the goal Eoin Hanrahan fired a thunderbolt off the woodwork and Daly went within a whisker of doubling the lead.
However Balla were back on level terms when Alex Purcell left the Pike defence for dead to shoot past Neville.
the home side missed a clear chance minutes later and paid the penalty when a superbly worked free kick ended with Paddy O’Malley firing in at the near post.
McNamara made a super save from Wayne O’Donovan’s spot kick after Daly was pulled back and Danny McInerney was red carded.
Before the break Pike captain Wayne Colbert tacked on a third when he returned a ball into the area from a cleared corner kick and it sneaked in at the back post.
Ballynanty Rovers: Stephen McNamara; Dara Hughes; Des Fitzgerald; Danny McInerney; Ryan Earls; Brian Doran; Alex Purcell; Derek Daly; Derek O’Hanlon; Liam Brock; Eddie Radcliffe. Subs: Zac Hyland
Pike Rovers: Gary Neville; Wayne O’Donovan; Eddie O’Donovan; Sean O’Callaghan; Wayne Colbert; Paddy O’Malley; Keith Colbert; Steve McGann; Gary Higgins; Colin Daly; Eoin Hanrahan. Subs: Cian Collins; Jason Mullins; Jamie Kelly; Ken Meehan

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Janesboro 6 Mungret Reg 0
Champions Janesboro are three from three in their quest to retain the title.
On Sunday they raced away from Mungret with scores from John Tierney, Shane Waters and Shane Clarke. They were five up at the break when they lost Shane Clarke to a red card to put a damper on the result. Aaron Nunan continued his good start with a brace and Aidan Hurley completed the scoring.
Janesboro: John Ryan; Tinotenda Nzvavra; Aidan Hurley; Tom Clarke; Lee O’Mara; Shane Waters; John Boyle; Steven Bradley; Aaron Nunan; Shane Clarke; John Tierney. Subs: Adrian Healy; Thomas Lyons; Mike Guerin
Mungret Reg: James Roche; Rob Horgan; Ian Moore; Richie Burke; Brian Cotter; Jamie Morrissey; Ger Burke; Marcus Finucane; Aled Harkin; Dan Clancy; Keith McNicholas.

Geraldines 7 Wembley Rvs 0
Joint leaders Geraldines made light work of their clash with an under strength Wembley Rvs XI.
James Cleary put the Dines on their way and two penalties from Danny O’Neill and a Darren O’Sullivan goal had them four to the good by half time.
Further goals after the break by Ian O’Donoghue (2) and Keith Harnett completed the rout.
Geraldines: Matt Nyong; Danny O’Neill; Donie Curtin; Keith O’Connor; Pat McGarry; Christy O’Neill; Dean Earls; Keith Harnett; Eddie Lee; James Cleary; Darren O’Sullivan. Subs: Ian O’Donoghue; Derek Hannon; Dan Lucey
Wembley Rvs: Robert Browne; James Davern; Graham Carey; Joey Sheehan; Eoin O’Sullivan; Aaron O’Hanlon; Enda Frawley; Conor McCormack; Dave Quinn; Kevin Barry; Darren O’Sullivan.

Moyross 3 Carew Park 6
It was goals galore in Moyross as Carew Park chalked up their second success of the season, winning 6-3. A stunning opener by Kieran Hanlon was cancelled out by Moyross’ Adrian Power.
A Gary Griffin penalty restored the visitors lead and John Connery made it 3-1.
Mark McGrath added another brace before Eddie O’Neill reduced the deficit. Hanlon scored his second and Kevin O’Mahoney completed the scoring with Moyross’ third.
Moyross: Paudie Hickey; James McNamara; Adrian Mitchell; Shane Guerin; Pat McCallig; Adrian Power; Colm O’Mahoney; Kevin O’Mahoney; Stephen Hannon; Barry Quinn; James Cleary. Subs: Eddie O’Neill
Carew Park: Jamie Stewart; Gary Griffin; Jamie Enright; Mark Slattery; Tom Culhane; Adam Frahill; Brian Aherne; John Connery; Kieran Hanlon; Mark McGrath; Jonathon Grant. Subs: Pat Stanislewski; David Corbett; Ross McCarthy

Fairview Rgs 4 Aisling Annacotty 1
Another side moving along nicely are Fairview who made it seven points from a possible nine thanks to a 4-1 win over Aisling.
James Cussen put Fairview on their way and after the break a clever ball from Quinn put Dean McNamara in for number two.
Paudie Quinn curled in a third before Aisling’s pulled one back through Keith Mawdsley however the home side had the final say as Eddie Byrnes rattled in a fourth.
Fairview Rgs: Andrew Walsh; Dylan Murphy; Jonathan Hannifin; AJ O’Connor; Paul Danagher; Brian Murphy; Craig Madigan; Colin Scanlon; James Cussen; Eoin Roche; Paudie Quinn. Subs: Shane Power; Eddie Byrnes; Dean McNamara
Aisling Annacotty: Evan Moloney; Jack Barry; Cian Quinn; Darren Harrington; Jamie Shinnors; Brian O’Donovan; Brian Butler; Danny Delbronco; Niall Hanley; Keith Mawdsley; Evan O’Neill. Subs: Keegan Park; John Lysaght; Conor Burke

Summerville Rvs 1 Regional Utd 2
Regional bounced back from a disappointing midweek result taking the points against Summerville at Portland.
Ken Nealon put Regional in front after Garbhan Coughlan’s effort was saved.
Kuba Domanski hit a sweet 25 yarder to level the scores but after the break the visitors got the winner when Coughlan latched onto Pat Deegan’s throw to blast the ball home.
Summerville Rvs: Alan Aherne; Jimmy Bourke; Sam Mullins; Ian Maher; Ian Ryan; Stephen Kiely; Philip Naughton; Dermot McNamara; Kuba Domanski; Val McDermott; Evan O’Grady. Subs: Rafa Klozyk; Keith O’Shaughnessy; Joe Manahan
Regional Utd: Rob Shier; Brian O’Callaghan; Shane O’Doherty; Andrew Cowpar; David Cowpar; Mike Lyons; Kieran O’Connell; Dave Lyons; Ken Nealon; Garbhan Coughlan; Tom Frawley. Subs: Pat Deegan; Peter Ryan; Paudie Walsh

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August 16th

Champions kick off defence in style
Janesboro 7 Moyross 2

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Janesboro kicked off the defence of the Premier League in fine style on Sunday morning with a no nonsense performance against Moyross.
In a campaign that promises to be just as exciting as last season, ‘Boro went about their business from the start and never looked like being reined in by the visitors.
It took the home side just three minutes to open the scoring with Tom Clarke’s back post header being adjudged to have crossed the line despite the vociferous protests of the opposition.
To their credit Moyross were back on level terms within a minute when Barry Quinn’s inch perfect cross was guided in by Adrian Power.
Moyross were upset again when keeper Paudie Hickey was adjudged to have upended Shane Clarke and the striker slotted home the spot kick after 17 minutes.
The visitors were calling for offside when ‘Boro tacked on a third but the impressive Aaron Nunan timed his run perfectly to fire in.
Nunan scored again just before the break capitalising on a poor kick out to kill off the contest.
After the restart new signing John Tierney added two further goals with Shane Waters also getting in on the act. Barry Quinn scored Moyross’ second goal.
The Champs will be delighted firstly to get a winning start, a rare event in recent years, and secondly with the performance of John Boyle in the middle of the park where he mopped up everything that came his way.
Janesboro: John Ryan; Adrian Healy; Craig McMarlow; Tom Clarke; Aidan Hurley; John Tierney; John Boyle; Steven Bradley; Aaron Nunan; Shane Waters; Shane Clarke.
Moyross: Paudie Hickey; James McNamara; Grant Murphy; Anthony Lee; Pat McCallig; Danny Sheehan; James Cleary; Adrian Mitchell; Barry Quinn; Ger Cronin; Adrian Power.

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Geraldines 4 Summerville Rvs 1
New look Geraldines got off to a winning start beating Summerville Rvs 4-1 in an efficient manner.
In a welcome return of Premier football to Garryowen Green, Geraldines opened the scoring when former Summerville winger Darren O’Sullivan came back to haunt his old side converting a Christy O’Neill pass.
Another new signing Keith Harnett scored his trademark back post header to make it 2-0 after the restart and shortly after O’Sullivan netted his second of the morning.
A hard working Summerville side got some consolation when Stephen Kiely pulled one back but the home side had the last say when O’Neill was again provider for Keith O’Connor to finish.
Geraldines: Matt Nyong; Danny O’Neill; Donie Curtin; Pat McGarry; Thomas O’Grady; Dean Earls; Keith Harnett; Christy O’Neill; Eddie Lee; Ian O’Donoghue; Darren O’Sullivan. Subs; Keith O’Connor; James Cleary
Summerville Rvs: Alan Aherne; Rafa Klozyk; Ian Ryan; Ian Maher; Sam Mullins; Joe Manahan; Dave Nash; Philip Naughton; Des Quinlivan; Evan O’Grady; Stephen Kiely. Subs; Ger Nash; Dermot McNamara; Keith O’Shaughnessy

Mungret Reg 1 Wembley Rvs 1
Newcomers to the top flight Mungret and Wembley Rvs played out an entertaining game in Mungret where a share of the spoils was the outcome.
Richie Mullins fired Wembley in front in the first half but after the restart Jamie Morrissey scored to force a draw.
Mungret Reg: James Roche; Rob Horgan; Ian Moore; Brian Cotter; Richie Burke; Jamie Morrissey; Barry Danagher; Ger Burke; Aled Harkin; Dan Clancy; Keith McNicholas.
Wembley Rvs: Pat Reardon; Colin Byrnes; James Davern; Richie Mullins; Eoin O’Sullivan; Aaron O’Hanlon; Conor McCormack; Dave Quinn; Joey Sheehan; Kevin Barry; Darren O’Sullivan.

Regional Utd pip Balla in thrilling opener
Ballynanty Rovers 0 Regional Utd 1
In one of the most exciting opening day games in years Balla and Regional went hell for leather in a hugely entertaining encounter which went the way of Regional by the narrowest of margins.
New signing Garbhan Coughlan had a great chance to put the visitors in front when Mike Lyons was fouled in the area but his spot kick was superbly saved by Stephen McNamara.
The home side also had chances most notably from Alex Purcell but he was denied by Rob Shier on a few occasions.
Coughlan made amends after the restart beating the outrunning McNamara to a through ball allowing him to round the keeper to fire in.
Balla went all out for an equaliser and but for some stout defending and luck would have succeeded.
In the end an impressive opener that leaves a longing for more of the same.
Ballynanty Rovers: Stephen McNamara; Dara Hughes; Des Fitzgerald; Danny McInerney; Ryan Earls; Alex Purcell; Robert Brock; Liam Brock; Eddie Radcliffe; Derek Daly; Jamie Daly. Subs; Brian Doran; Lloyd Whyte; Zac Hyland
Regional Utd: Rob Shier; Ian Hughes; Shane O’Doherty; Brian O’Callaghan; Andrew Cowpar; Mike Lyons; Tom Frawley; Kieran O’Connell; Ken Nealon; Garbhan Coughlan; Peter Ryan. Subs; Dave Lyons; Ollie O’Driscoll

Carew Park 1 Fairview Rgs 1
Two sides who signed heavily in the close season, Carew Park and Fairview Rgs cancelled each other out in a good game at Carew Park on Sunday.
Carew Park took the lead when former Fairview player Mark McGrath struck a stunning effort from 35 yards however the visitors struck back and following a fine move Jonathan Hannifin crossed for Colin Scanlon to fire home.
The home side went closest to snatching all three points when Mark Slattery’s free kick rattled the post but in truth a share of the spoils was a fair result.
Carew Park: Brian Collopy; Gary Griffin; Jamie Enright; Mark Slattery; Tom Culhane; Adam Frahill; Barry Dillon; Ross McCarthy; John Connery; Jonathon Grant; Mark McGrath. Subs; Jon Somers; Aaron Power
Fairview Rgs: Andrew Walsh; Dylan Murphy; Jonathan Hannifin; Paul Danagher; Brian Fitzgerald; Nathan O’Callaghan; Colm Heffernan; Craig Madigan; George Daffy; Colin Scanlon; Eoin Roche. Subs; Bobby Tier; Brian Murphy; Paudie Quinn

Pike Rovers 2 Aisling Annacotty 1
Pike Rovers made hard work of their opening fixture against a very young Aisling side.
Things seemed to be going to plan for the Hoops when first half scores from Wayne Colbert and Eoin Hanrahan had them two up at the break.
After squandering a number of good chances Pike were rocked on their heels when the impressive Keith Mawdsley struck a long range effort past an unsighted Gary Neville.
The Pike keeper was forced into action again minutes later when he had to make a superb save at the feet of Mawdsley to keep Pike in front.
In the end the Hoops did enough to earn the points but will need a more lethal touch in front of goal as they progress.
Pike Rovers: Gary Neville; Wayne O’Donovan; Eddie O’Donovan; Wayne Colbert; Sean O’Callaghan; Gary Higgins; Colin Daly; Paddy O’Malley; Eoin Hanrahan; Cian Collins; Dave Ryan. Subs; Gavin O’Shea
Aisling Annacotty: Evan Moloney; Brian Butler; Michael Fitzgerald; Darren Harrington; Jamie Shinnors; Jack Barry; Keegan Park; Conor Burke; Brian O’Donovan; Keith Mawdsley; Paddy Fitzgerald. Subs; Christy Hogan; John Lysaght