Shannon Olympic 1 Rock Rovers 4
Rock Rovers took the lead in their tie with a goal from a Barry Woods free kick but Olympic had the better of the first-half exchanges and they deservedly equalised through Joey O’Neill.
Rock got the upperhand in the final half hour of the game and goals from Ashley Glynn, Shane Daniels and Niall McNevin ensured victory.
Shannon Olympic A: William Law, Wayne Regan, Ian Hogan, Paul O’Connor, Donnacda Kelly, Jason Regan, Karl Scott, Eoin O’Neill, Joey O’Neill, Ray Quigley, James Fitzgerald.
Subs: Jason Stretton for J O’Neill.
Rock Rovers: Eric Murphy, Greg Howard, Ronan Judge, Shane Daniels, Stephen White, Daryl Eade, Brian Fitzpatrick, Ashley Glynn, Niall McNevin, Barry Woods, Dean Gardner.
Subs: Francis Daniels and Ronan Arthur.
Burren United 0 Newmarket Celtic A 2
Newmarket Celtic made the journey to Doolin on Sunday for their Premier League tie and they returned with the points after a two-goal victory.
They took the lead when Kieran Devitt scored with a header following a Darren Cullinan free. Midway through the second half, they doubled their advantage when Eoin Hayes cracked a 30yard free to the net.
Newmarket had a number of good chances in the second half and could have had a bigger winning margin but the Burren defence and, particularly, goalie Eric Cahilane. held firm.
Burren United: Eric Cahilane, Dave Devanney, Daniel Carey, Michael Keating, Stephen Tierney; Conor Cormican, Seán Cormican, Anton Mannering, Stephen O’Flaherty, John McDonagh, Pat Nagle.
Subs: John McCormack and Martin McDonagh.
Newmarket Celtic A: Ciaran McGlynn, Mark O’Malley, Liam Murphy, Michael Devitt, Darren Cullinan, Seamus Considine, Dave Ryan, Eoin O’Brien, Michael Crosby, Kieran Devitt, Eoin Hayes.
Subs: Mark Donlon and Seamus Lawlor for Devitt and Ryan and Dave O’Grady for Considine.
Rineanna Rovers 2 Bridge Celtic 0
After a scoreless first half, Rineanna Rovers got the breakthrough in the second period and goals from Brian Kelly and John Earls ensured victory over Bridge Celtic. Both sides showed signs of not having had a game in a number of weeks but the standard improved as the game progressed.
The win keeps Rineanna in second place behind the clear leaders Avenue A.
Rineanna Rovers A: Jason Casey, Dean Richter, John Earls, Pa Fahy, Hugh Kelly, Conor Sweeney, Ciarán Keane, Patsy Keyes, Diarmuid Nash, Johnnie Okoru, Brian Kelly.
Subs: Stephen Kelly for H Kelly and Seán O’Connor for Nash.
Bridge Celtic A: Adrian Dohuig, Paul McEvoy, Rob Seymour, Juanz Fyta, Trevor Howard, Shane Byrnes, Ricky Mowat, Paul Murtagh, Dave Hickey, Ger O’Connell, Kevin McEvoy.
Lifford A 0 Avenue United A 5
League leaders Avenue United A recorded another victory when they proved too strong for their Ennis neighbours, Lifford A at Cassidy Park on Sunday.
The game produced plenty of talking points as Lifford finished with eight players, having three sent off in the second half.
Niall White, Stephen O’Halloran and Joe Lynch were all sent off by referee Julian Stanford.
The winners scored twice in the opening half and continued to hold the upperhand after the break, when they added a further three goals.
Gary Flynn and Dave McCarthy were the first-half scorers. David Russell (penalty) and Adrian McDonagh (2) were the second-half goalscorers for the winners.
Lifford A: Colin Burke, Joe Lynch, Hamad Kuku, Darren O’Neill, Jason Tierney, Gary McNaboe, Stephen O’Halloran, Niall White, Scott Hennessy, Lunga Balman, Declan McMahon.
Subs: Ryan Boyle for McNaboe and TJ Ajisomo for McMahon.
Avenue United A: James Hanrahan, Eamonn O’Reilly, Simon Cuddy, David Russell, Anthony White, Gary Flynn, David McCarthy, David Herlihy, Mikey Mahoney, Seán O’Meara, Adrian McDonagh.
Subs: David Smith for White, Paul Crowley for Mahony and Barry Nugent for Flynn.
Bunratty A 1 Bridge United A 3
Goals from Greg Deegan, Trevor Maxwell and Derek Fahy ensured victory for Bridge United A over their neighbours Bunratty A in their Premier League tie on Sunday. Ryan Kelly scored for the losers, who are the league titleholders.
Bunratty A: Enda McNamara, Shane Purcell, Darren Ryan, Gearoid O’Connell, Richard Lillis, Ally McMillan, Noel Collins, Terry Duggan, Ryan Kelly, Daithi O’Connell, Pa Twomey.
Subs: Deaglan McDonald for Pa Twomey and George Justice for Ryan Kelly.
Bridge United A: Paul Touhy, Jon Downes, Stephen Stewart, Donald Devanney, Billy Maxwell, Mark Culbert, Greg Deegan, Adrian Whyte, Trevor Maxwell, Derek Fahy, Kieran Quinlan.
Subs: Christy Griffin for Quinlan, Darren Murphy for Maxwell and Shane Devanney for Stewart.
There are just four games in the Premier League this weekend. Bridge United A will host their neighbours, Newmarket Celtic A. Leaders Avenue A entertain Bridge Celtic A at the Fairgreen.
Titleholders Bunratty will have Rineanna Rovers as visitors to Woulfe Park, while bottom-of-the-table Lifford take on third-from-bottom Burren United at Cassidy Park. The Ennis side desperately needs points to get away from the relegation zone.