Avenue Utd A 2 Bridge Celtic A 0
(Game abandoned with eight minutes to go)
LEAGUE leaders Avenue United A were two goals ahead when this tie, played at Lees Road on Sunday morning, was abandoned shortly before the end.
There were some nasty incidents after tempers flared and some spectators got involved in the closing stages.
At the time of writing, the Clare League were awaiting the referee’s (Albert Murphy) report on the game before deciding what action to take.
Both goals were scored in the opening half and they came from Seán O’Meara and Gary Flynn.
Tempers flared in the final quarter when the visitors were reduced to 10 men after goalkeeper Adrian Douhig was dismissed following a clash with Seán O’Meara. From here on, there was a lot of tension between players and following another clash, a number of spectators went onto the pitch resulting in referee Albert Murphy calling a halt to proceedings.
Avenue Utd A: John Healy, Simon Cuddy, Eamonn O’Reilly, Colin Smth, Paul Crowley, David Russell, Gary Flynn, David McCarthy, David Herlihy, Sean O’Meara Adrian McDonagh.
Subs: Barry Nugent for Flynn.
Bridge Celtic A: Adrian Douhig; Rob Seymour, Jimmy Fyffe, William Slattery, Rob Cassidy; Shane Byrnes, David Hickey, Patrick Murtagh, Trevor Howard; Ricky Mowatt, Paul McEvoy.
Sub: Kevin McEvoy for Mowatt.
Newmarket Celtic 5 Bridge United A 0
KIERAN Devitt scored a hat-trick as Newmarket Celtic A scored a convincing win over their neighbours Bridge United A.
The winners got off to a dream start with a goal from Devitt inside the first minute and he had a second midway through the half to leave his team 2-0 in front at half-time.
Midway through the second half, Devitt completed his hat-trick before Eoin Hayes took over to score two in the closing stages.
Ronan Arthur has re-joined the club after a spell with Rock Rovers and he was introduced during the second half.
Bridge United A: Paul Tuohy, Jonathon Downes, Stephen Steward, Donald Devanney, Christy Griffin, Greg Deegan, Mark Culbert, Billy Maxwell, Michael Redden, Derek Fahy, Kieran Quinlan.
Subs: Trevor Maxwell, Adrian White.
Newmarket Celtic A: Trevor O’Donnell; Mark O’Malley, Seamus Lawlor, Michael Devitt, Darren Cullinan; Seamus Considine, Dave Ryan, Eoin O’Brien, Michael Crosby; Kieran Devitt, Eoin Hayes.
Subs: Conor Ryan for D Ryan; Dave O’Grady for Considine; Ronan Arthur for Devitt.
Lifford A 3 Burren United 1
LIFFORD scored a much-needed victory when they proved too strong for Burren United.
Goals from Ryan Boyle, Declan McMahon and Darren O’Neill saw them take a 3-0 lead having led by a goal at half-time. Substitute Donal Howley scored for the North Clare side.
Both teams finished with 10 players after Seán Cormican (Burren) and Fabrice Baptista were sent off.
Lifford A: Colin Burke; Hamad Kuku; Darren O’Neill, Dylan Blake, Gary McNaboe, Fabrice Baptista, Liam Keane, TJ Ajisomo, Ryan Boyle, Lunga Balman, Declan McMahon.
Subs: Liam Meaney for Keane.
Burren Utd: Eric Cahilane; Daniel Carey, Stephen Tierney, Michael Keating, Sean Cormican, Conor Cormican, Martin McDonagh, John McCormack, Anton Mannering, John McDonagh, Pat Nagle.
Subs: Donal Howley for J McDonagh (inj); Marine Ghat for Nagle.
Bunratty A 1 Rineanna Rovers 1
LEAGUE title holders Bunratty A came from behind to earn a draw with Rineanna Rovers in this Premier League tie.
Rineanna took the lead with a goal from Paul Butler after half an hour and this score separated the teams at half-time. Bunratty equalised 10 minutes into second half through a penalty by Ryan Kelly.
Bunratty: Enda McNamara; Alister McMillan, Richard Lillis, Kieran Kissane, Gearóid O’Connell, Noel Collins, Daithi O’Connell, Seán McDonald, Pat Twomey Declan McDonald, Ryan Kelly.
Sub: Jamie Cullen for D McDonald.
Rineanna Rovers: Jason Casey; Dean Richter, John Earls, Pa Fahy, Hugh Kelly, Conor Sweeney, Patsy Keyes, Kieran Keane, Dermot Nash, Paul Butler, Stephen Kelly.
Subs: Jay Hannam for Kelly; Neil Ryan for Richter; Brian Kelly for Hannam.