Kilrush Rangers 2 Moher Celtic A 1
Moher took the lead midway through the first half through Declan Fawl and this goal separated the teams at half-time.
Kilrush got more into the game and levelled through James Duffy midway through the second half. The West Clare side got the upperhand at this stage and they took the lead when David Tubridy scored what proved to be the winner. Moher were denied an equaliser shortly before the finish when Kilrush goalie John Soffe made an excellent save.
Kilrush Rangers: John Soffe, Paul Zapla, Kevin Clohessy, Eoin Fitzgerald, Paddy Coleman, Johnnie O’Connor, James Duffy, Brian Harte, Seán Lahiffe, David Tubridy, Stephen O’Gorman.
Subs: Brian Clancy for Coleman and Kevin Larkin for Lahiffe.
Moher Celtic A: Craig Flanagan, Michael Talty, David McInerney, Denis Murphy, Cathal Honan, Willie Murphy, Thomas McDonagh, Alan Clohessy, Thomas Murphy, Declan Fawl, Paul Cagney.
Subs: Kieran Monaghan for Murphy.
Tulla United A 6 Kildysart Celtic 1
Tulla United A scored an easy win over Kildysart Celtic in this tie played at the Cragg on Sunday.
The winners were three goals ahead at half-time after Keith Lenihan, Shane Mason and Ger Hanrahan were on target.
Early in the second half, Kildysart pulled one back through Damian Hill but then the home side regained control and half-time substitute Andy McMahon restored their three goal advantage.
An own goal followed, before McMahon struck for his second to seal an easy win in the team’s first home league game of the season.
Tulla United A: Shane Collins, Ricky Collins, Gearóid O’Doherty, Denis Murphy, Niall Whelan, Seosamh O’Loughlin, Ger Hanrahan, Shane Mason, Brian Hehir, Keith Lenihan, Alan Brigdale.
Subs: Andy McMahon for Brigdale, John Brigdale for O’Doherty and Tom Burns for Hanrahan.
Kildysart Celtic: Keith Murphy, John Guinnane, Shane McNeilis, Keith O’Connor, Kenneth Kelly, Kieran Connolly, Brian Carigg, Christy Clancy, Eoin Cleary, Gary Brennan, Ciaran Neenan.
Subs: Damian Hill for Cleary, Damian O’Shea for Connolly and John Murtagh for Neenan.
Corofin Harps A 1 Turnpike Rovers 1
After a scoreless first half, Corofin went in front early in the second period through Gordon Hogan.
Fifteen minutes from the end, Shane Moroney equalised for the Pike, who had a chance to snatch victory when substitute Brian Shannon rounded the goalie shortly before the finish but his effort hit the side netting.
Corofin had a number of chances over the 90 minutes but poor finishing cost them on the day.
The winners finished with 10 after Dean Lee was sent off, while Turnpike Rovers had Adrian Keane and John Kelly dismissed on the day.
Corofin Harps A: Kieran Carkill, Stephen Quinn, Willie Treacy, Dean Lee, Diarmuid Daly, Gordon Hogan, Paul Linnane, John Keane, Damian Ryan, Stephen Keane, Cathal O’Sullivan.
Subs: Brendan Keane for O’Sullivan.
Turnpike Rovers: Dermot Gannon, Donnacda Hassett, James Keane, Andrew Hayes, Steve Skelly, Shane Moroney, John Kelly, Noel Frawley, Fergal Brennan, Dermot Ryan, Jason Hayes.
Subs: Brian Shannon for D Ryan and Adrian Keane for J Hayes.
Hermitage A 1 Mountshannon Celtic 1
In a top-of-the-table clash in the first division, the honours were shared, leaving Mountshannon as group leaders from the Ennis side.
The East Clare side took the lead through John Moloney and they held the lead until Pa Mannion struck for the Hermitage goal at the midpoint in the second half.
Hermitage A: Joe Burke, John Maher, Alan Riordan, Rhys Phillips Marty O’Regan, Ritchie Neylon, Seánie McGee, Pa Mannion, Ger Dullaghan, Miquel Diaz, Paul Dullaghan.
Subs: Robert Dunne for Diaz, Robbie Downes for McGee and Eddie Killeen for Dunne (inj).
Mountshannon Celtic: Jason Horan, Diarmuid Walsh, Martin McNamara, Raymond Cahill, Colm Collins, Colm Madden, Andrew McNamara, George Waterstone, Cathal Moloney, John Moloney, Stephen Malone.
Subs: Tommy Gleeson, Paul Dooley and Arthur Burzynski.
Avenue United B 0 Sporting Ennistymon 3
Sporting Ennistymon moved ahead of Avenue United B and into third spot with this comprehensive win over the Ennis side at the Fairgreen on Sunday morning.
The North Clare men took an early lead when Noel Mullane scored after Killian Culligan in the Avenue goal had parried an effort from Alan Sexton and this goal separated the sides at half-time.
In the opening five minutes of the second half, they struck for two more through Mullane and Seán McConigley. Mullane’s second came after Healy made a surging run through the middle, while McConigley volleyed to the net following an Alan Sexton corner.
This was Avenue’s first defeat in over two years of league football.
Sporting Ennistymon: Lukasz Piepka, Michael McDonagh, Caoimhín Fahy, Mark Burke, Robbie McInerney, Alan Horan, Lawrence Healy, James Murphy, Alan Sexton, Noel Mullane, Seán McConigley.
Subs: Paudie Fahy for Murphy, Patrick O’Dwyer for McInerney and Abdel Ennaoui for McConigley.
Avenue United B: Killian Culligan, Eugene McNamara, Keith Dormer, Albert Hartiman, Gary Seery, Barry Nugent, Neil Slattery, Barry Cusack, Cian Griffin, Darren O’Meara, Ritchie O’Grady.
Subs: Craig McNamara for Nugent and Jan Feck for E McNamara.
Leaders Mountshannon Celtic welcome Kilrush Rangers to Scariff on Sunday. In a North Clare derby, bottom placed Moher Celtic A will have Corofin Harps as visitors to Liscannor.
Second-placed Hermitage A will play Ennis neighbours Avenue United B, who are currently fourth, at the Fairgreen, while Turnpike Rovers will have Sporting Ennistymon as visitors to Lees Road.