Bridge Celtic A: 4
Avenue United: 4
IN their Premier League clash at O’Briensbridge on Sunday, Avenue United came from behind to snatch a share of the spoils with the home side.
Before a big attendance, Celtic started in lively fashion and raced into a three-goal lead, thanks to goals from Paul McEvoy (2) and Ger O’Connell. Just before the half-time whistle, David McCarthy pulled one back for the visitors but Celtic restored their three-goal advantage early in the second half when David Hickey was on target.
With six minutes remaining, Eamonn O’Reilly pulled one back for the Ennis side, shortly before he was sent off on a second yellow card. There was just a minute of normal time remaining when substitute Gary Flynn scored to bring the margin back to the minimum.
Four minutes of additional time were signalled by referee Padraic Sutton and in the third of those minutes, Mikey Mahoney struck the leveller for Avenue. The point could yet prove to be very valuable in the race for the league crown.
Bridge Celtic A: Adrian Dhuig, Stephen McCarthy, Rob Seymour, William Slattery, Trevor Howard, Barry O’Connell, Ricky Mowatt, Shane Byrnes, David Hickey, Paul McEvoy, Ger O’Connell.
Subs: Brian Barry and Conor Hynes.
Avenue United: Barry O’Donnell, Simon Cuddy, David Russell, Mattie Nugent, Eamonn O’Reilly, David Herlihy, Pa Wilson, Dave McCarthy, David Smith, Barry Nugent, Mikey Mahoney.
Subs: Gary Flynn.
Bridge United A: 1
Burren United: 1
BRIDGE United and Burren United shared the spoils in their tie played at Sixmilebridge on Sunday. Donald Devanney scored from the penalty spot for the home side. His first effort was saved by Eric Cahilane but the referee ordered a re-take.
Burren’s goal also came from the penalty spot and was scored by Pat Nagle. This goal was the opening score of the game and it came after an hour’s play.
Bridge United A: Brian Culbert, Stephen Stewart, Billy Maxwell, Jonathon Downes, Donald Devanney, Greg Deegan, Dara Fitzgerald, Adrian White, Jason White, Derek Fahy, Trevor Maxwell.
Subs: Dara Murphy for Fahy and Kieran Quinlan for J White.
Burren United: Eric Cahilane, Michael Keating, Kevin Danagher, Stephen Tierney, John McCormack, David Devanney, Evan Talty, Conor Cormican, Marine Ghat, Pat Nagle, John McDonagh.
Bunratty A: 3
Rock Rovers: 2
LEAGUE title holders Bunratty kept up their chase for honours with a hard-earned win over Rock Rovers.
It was 1-1 at half-time with Ryan Kelly scoring for the winners and Cathal O’Sullivan on target for Rovers.
Ryan Kelly had a second for Bunratty after the break but Jacko White replied for Rock, before Ritchie Lillis hit the winner for the home side.
Bunratty A: Fintan Quinn, Andy Murphy, Shane Purcell, Kieran Kissane, Ritchie Lillis, Jamie Cullen, Noel Collins, Ryan Kelly, Enda McNamara, Daithi O’Connell, Martin Russell.
Subs: David Hogan for McNamara (inj) and Seán McDonald for Russell.
Rock Rovers: Eric Murphy, Ronan Judge, Barry Woods, Luke Coote, Jacko White, Francis Daniels, David Ryan, Daryl Eade, Dean Gardiner, Gavin Dinan, Cathal O’Sullivan.
Subs: Ashley Glynn, Davy Considine and Marty O’Loughlin.
Hermitage A: 2
Bridge United B: 3
BRIDGE United B came from behind twice to book a place in the last eight of the Junior Cup with victory over Hermitage A at the Fairgreen on Sunday.
The Ennis side had had the better of the early exchanges and they took the lead through Ger Dullaghan, 20 minutes into the game.
On the stroke of half-time Bridge levelled when Albert Finnan headed to the net after a Kevin Meehan free kick
The winners started the second half much better but they quickly found themselves behind to a Paul Dullaghan header after good work by Robbie Downes.
The lead lasted five minutes as Barry Downes was fouled in the area after receiving a pass from Jamie Gorman. Downes converted the spot kick to level matters for the second time.
Paul Fitzpatrick headed the lead gal with fiftheen minutes remaining after a Chris Lake cross. The ’Tage piled on the pressure in the closing stages and came c lose on a few occasions through Eddie Killeen, David Moloney and Robbie Downes.
Hermitage: Joe Burke; Rhys Phillips, Marty O’Regan, Davy Moloney, Pa Mannion; Ger Dullaghan, Alan O’Riordan, Ritchie Neylon, Robbie Downes, Paul Dullaghan, Eddie Killeen.
Subs: John Maher for G Dullaghan; Seanie McGee for O’Riordan; Joe Lynch for Neylon.
Bridge United B: Barry Deasy, Johnny Hayes, Albert Finnan, Dominic Murphy, Kevin Meehan, Barry Downes, Jamie O’Gorman, Paul Fitzpatrick, Chris Lake, Gavin Downes, Trevor Kearney.
Subs: Geoff Flynn for O’Gorman, Robert Conlon for C Lake, Mike Whyte for G Downes.
Manus Celtic A: 1
Manus Celtic B: 0
MANUS Celtic A’s name will be in the hat later this week when the draw for the quarter finals of the Clare Junior Cup are made following their one goal win over their B team at the county grounds on Sunday.
The goal that decided the game came with just eight minutes remaining and it was scored by Conor Plunkett who finished a cross from Alan Considine to the net.
The teams were evenly matched throughout and the result could really have gone either way. On what was an excellent day for football, there was a fine turnout at the county grounds for the game that produced some fine football.
Manus Celtic A: Brian Keogh; Tola Crowe, Micka Malone, Trevor McNamara, Declan Frawley, Sean Travers, Kevin Clohessy, Paddy Donlon, Alan Considine, Eamonn Callinan, Conor Plunkett.
Sub: Danny Scanlan for Donlon.
Manus Celtic B: Christopher Guinnane; Neil Mulqueen, Ian Considine, Barry Malone, Barry Guinnane, Emmett Considine, Stephen Geraghty, Adam Healy, Andrew Page, John Molloy, Michael McDonagh.
Sub: Ambrose Talty for E Considine.