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McDonagh’s hat-trick takes victory for Avenue

Avenue Utd 4   Turnpike Rovers 1

Avenue United won this Ennis derby tie when they proved too strong for Turnpike Rovers at the Fairgreen on Sunday.

Avenues Adrian Mc Donagh in action against Turnpikes Shane Moroney during their Munster Junior Cup game at The Fairgreen. Photograph by John Kelly.They led through a David Smith goal at half-time but they could have been much further ahead at this stage, such was their dominance against an understrength Turnpike side.
Early in the second half, Adrian McDonagh scored twice for the winners before the Pike pulled one back through Shane Moroney, who scored from the penalty spot after Chris Shannon was fouled. Shortly after this McDonagh struck again to complete his hat-trick.
Avenue Utd: John Healy; David Russell, Gary Seary, Mattie Nugent, Davie Herlihy, David Smith, Pa Wilson, Anthony White, Declan Field, David McCarthy, Adrian McDonagh.
Subs: Eamonn O’Reilly for Smith (half time); Stephen Loftus for Healy.
Turnpike Rovers: Jason Hayes; Shane Moroney, Donnacda Hassett, Brian Shannon, James Keane, Niall Healy, James Downes, Mark Woods, Joe Kelly, Dermot Ryan, Christopher Shannon.

Bridge Utd B 4   Shannon Olympic B 1

Bridge B progressed to the first round proper of the Munster Junior Cup with a convincing 4-1 win away to Shannon Olympic B on Sunday morning. Both sides took a while to settle but a golden 10-minute period midway through the first-half saw the visitors score three times and effectively win the game.
The first goal came after a through ball by Mikey Whyte was expertly lobbed over the keeper by Chris Lake for his fifth goal of the season. Five minutes later, a free-kick from Lake came off the post and Dominic Murphy was sharpest to the rebound to make it 2-0. The third came straight from the Olympic tip-off when Mikey Whyte and Barry Downes forced an error from Olympic and Downes intercepted, took ball round the keeper and scored.
Bridge went four up when Albert Finnan headed expertly to the roof of the net from a Kevin Meehan free-kick. Olympic pulled one back through a Greg Keane penalty after Tadgh Keogh was adjudged to have pushed his opponent in the box.
Shannon Olympic B: Billy Law; Ger Mason, Ronan McGirl, Brian Cunningham, Greg Keane; Bladamir Bahuli, Ian Gallagher, Aidan Boland, Cathal McKee, Karl Fogarty, Chris Ryan.
Bridge Utd B: Barry Deasy; John Hayes, Albert Finnan, Dominic Murphy, Kevin Meehan, Geoff Flynn, Paul Fitzpatrick, Tadgh Keogh, Chris Lake, Barry Downes, Mikey Whyte.
Subs: Brendan Murphy for Finnan; Sam O’Sullivan for Paul Fitz; Barry Noonan for Flynn.

Burren Utd 2   Corofin Harps A 0

A goal in each half was enough to give Burren Utd victory over their North Clare neighbours Corofin Harps in this cup tie on Sunday.
Pat Nagle scored the opening goal from the penalty spot and this score separated the teams at half-time.
Donal Howley scored from a free-kick in the second half.
Burren Utd: Eamonn Garrihy; Daniel Carey, Eric Murrihy, John McDonagh, Michael Keating, Brian Shannon, Kevin Danaher, Donal Howley, Seán Cormican, Pat Nagle, Martin McDonagh.
Corofin Harps: David Quinn; Dean Lee, Willie Treacy, Fergal Neylon, John O’Donoghue, Aaron Lally, Alan O’Callaghan, Gordon Hogan, Ronnie Meere, Stephen Keane, John Keane
Subs: Gary Tierney for Lally (inj)

Bridge Celtic A 3   Shannon Olympic A

Olympic took the lead in this tie when John Keogh scored after half an hour’s play and it drew a sharp response from the home side, who levelled early in the second half when Paul McEvoy was on target.
Midway through the half the winners took the lead when Ger O’Riordan punished a defensive error and shortly afterwards Ger O’Connell struck to seal a comfortable win for the O’Briensbridge side.
Bridge Celtic A: Adrian Douhig; Robert Seymour, Jim White, Peter Fitzmaurice, Shane Byrnes, Kevin McEvoy, Barry O’Connor, Patrick Murtagh, Barry O’Connell, Paul McEvoy, Ger O’Riordan.
Subs: Ger O’Connell; David Hickey.
Shannon Olympic A: Ronan O’Connor; Brendan McKeogh, Wayne Regan, James Fitzgerald, Paul O’Connor, David Collins, Mark McKeogh, Donagh Kelly, Karl Scott, Jimmy Houlihan, John Keogh.

Tulla Utd A 8  Moher Celtic 1

Tulla Utd continued their winning run with this comfortable win over Moher Celtic B. They led at half time through goals from Gearóid  O’Doherty and Seosamh O’Loughlin and went on to dominate the second half, adding goals from Andy McMahon(3) Shane Mason and Sunny Jay. Moher replied through Michael Foley.
Moher Celtic B: Ritchie Lee; Brian McMahon, Michael Foley, Eoin Falvey Shane Ganley, Michael Commane, Enda Kearney, Thomas McDonagh, Robert Lucas, Dan Clair, Noel Sexton.
Tulla: Matthew Sherlock; Gearóid  O’Doherty, James O Hagan, Denis Murphy, Niall Whelan, Seosamh O Loughlin, Paudge Vaughan, Shane Mason, Mike McDermott, Andy McMahon, Sunny Jay.

Bridge Utd A 3   Hermatige A 2

Bridge Utd took the lead just before the half-time whistle when Trevor Maxwell scored after the visitors had failed to clear their lines.
Early in the second half Derek Fahy doubled the winners’ lead when he headed a Maxwell cross to the net.
The ’Tage pulled one back through Adrian Walsh but shortly after Fahy restored his side’s two-goal cushion with a good strike.
Hermitage hit back and Darren O’Mara-Daly scored to close the gap to one but the home side held on and their prize now is a date with Avenue A.
Bridge Utd A: Brian Culbert; Jonathon Downes, Alan Whyte, Stephen Stewert, Billy Maxwell, Greg Deegan, Shane Devanney, Adrian Whyte, Michael Reddan, Trevor Maxwell, Derek Fahy.
Subs: Christy Griffin, Alan McAuley
Hermitage A: Joe Burke; John Maher, Alan O’Riordan, Rhys Phillips, Adrian Walsh, Robbie Downes, Ger Dullaghan, Pa Mannion, Damian Hand, Lennie Piggott, Eddie Killeen.
Subs: Darren O’Mara-Daly for Hand; Francis Franks for Piggott.

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