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Weekend Review 11th - 13th May

13/05/18

  • Mark Duffy makes a save v Kiltimagh/Knock United
  • Dylan MCKee scores for Ballina Town v Kiltimagh/Knock Utd
  • Ballina Town v Kiltimagh Knock Utd 13/05/18

Claremorris stunned Westport United in the Super League while Kevin Curry scored a wonder goal for Snugboro United and Hollister keeper John Langdon scored in the McDonnell Cup.

Elverys Sports Super League 

On Saturday evening Westport United suffered their first league defeat of the season as Claremorris struck a late winner to claim a valuable three points. Claremorris went in 2-0 in front at the break thanks to two goals from Dean Roddy but Westport were back on level terms before the hour mark thanks to a double from Darren Browne. At this stage many would have expected Westport to come out on top but it wasn’t to be as Clive Hennigan had the easiest of tasks as he finished into an empty net after a mix up in the Westport defence with just under ten minutes remaining. 

Straide & Foxford United continued their great start to the season as they claimed another three points with a 3-2 win over Manulla. Manulla took the lead early on but Stephen Moyles had the home-side back on level terms before the break. Michael Guilfoyle then put Straide & Foxford in front for the first time before Paul Lawless was again brought the teams back on level terms with twenty five minutes to play. It was anyone’s game at this stage but it was the men in orange and black that came away with all three points as Daniel Gorman hit the winning goal.
 
Iorras Aontaithe picked up their first point of the season as they earned a share of the spoils with Ballyglass at Michael Keaveney Park. After a goalless first half Ballyglass finally took the lead with just over ten minutes remaining thanks to a goal from Conor Heneghan but Ioarrs hit back minutes later thanks to a wonder strike from Brendan Nallen to earn their first point of the season which also keeps Ballyglass in the relegation zone.

On Sunday morning Ballina Town kept up their unbeaten record with a 4-0 win over Kiltimagh/Knock United. In an even enough first half Brendan Lavelle gave Ballina the lead on 41 minutes after good work from Fabiano Macario. They added a second minutes later thanks to Duane Helly and Kiltimagh/Knock just couldn’t cope with the pace of the Ballina attack as Lavelle added his second early in the second half before Dylan McKee completed the scoring late on.

Castlebar Celtic are still two points behind the leaders after a 3-0 win over Ballyheane on Sunday morning. Gary Concannon continued his recent run of good form to give them the lead before the break. Celtic doubled the lead thanks to an unfortunate own goal before Concannon sealed the three points as he got his second of the day.

CastleCourt Hotel Premier League
Glenhest Rovers
moved further clear at the top of the Premier League on Friday night as a last minute goal form Cathal Chambers sealed all three points in a 2-1 win over Achill Rovers. Kevin Warde had given Glenhest the lead at the break with a goal on 20 minutes but it looked like Achill had grabbed a point from the game when they equalised from a free-kick on eighty three minutes until Chambers struck late on to ensure Damian Walsh’s side continued their recent good run of form.

On Saturday evening Bangor Hibs got their third win of the season as an impressive team performance earned them a 3-1 win at home to Fahy Rovers. Kyle Holmes gave them a deserved lead on 38 minutes as he bundled the ball home after Fahy failed to clear a corner but Fahy were level minutes into the second half as Ian Jennings fired an unstoppable shot past Pat McHale in the Hibs goal. Fahy then had their best spell of the game without creating any meaningful chances and they were hit with a sucker punch on 70 minutes when Sean Ginty brilliantly headed home a corner from Thomas Murphy. Hibs had to wait until the 89th minute to get the crucial third goal when Cathal Doherty finished to an empty net as he got to the rebound after Stevie Winters shot was well saved by the Fahy keeper.

Snugboro United moved into second place in the Premier League after an excellent second half performance earned them a 3-0 win over Conn Rangers. Conn Rangers got off to the better start and had the upper hand for the first 20-25 mins but Snugboro slowly started to get to grips as the half wore on. An excellent half of football ended up in stalemate but Snugboro came out much stronger after the break with Jason Ormsby breaking the deadlock. Snugboro applied the pressure and added a second with a wonder strike from Kevin Curry. Picking up the ball well inside his own half he beat 3 or 4 Conn players before chipping the Conn keeper from near the half way line. Jason Ormsby completed the scoring, grabbing his much deserved second of the day to leave Snugboro three points behind Glenhest Rovers.

Ballyhaunis Town dropped two points on Sunday morning as Ballyglass B got only their second point of the season with a 3-3 draw at Station Road. Ballyglass have been very competitive so far this season and will be delighted with the performance as they aim to move out of the relegation zone in the coming weeks. Ballyhaunis though slipped to third position as goals from Kieran Mooney, Keith Robinson and new signing Michael Marigiano earned Tommy Page’s side a share of the spoils.

Swinford
got back to winning ways as they defeated bottom of the table Westport United B 7-4 on Sunday morning to put last weekends Connacht Shield Final defeat behind them. Paddy O’Donnell and Peter McNicholas both scored twice with further goals from Paul Kenny, Joe Slevin and Niall Price moving them right back into the hunt for promotion.

Three Store League One
Ballina Town B
made short work of Castlebar Celtic B on Saturday evening as Philly Devers side got themselves right back into the hunt for promotion. A hat-trick from Dale Hopkins and further goals from Shane Devers, Ryan Moran and Jason Muldoon ensured Ballina were too strong for Bryan Mannion’s side.

Partry Athletic got their first win of the season after a hard fought 2-1 win away to Crossmolina on Saturday evening. The teams went in level at the break but the second half was only a minute old when Paul McAlpine finished after good work from Mark Gibbons. James Colfer then doubled Partry’s lead before the hour mark before Crossmolina pulled a goal back to set up a tense finish. Both sides did have chances to add further goals but Partry held on to claim a crucial three points.

Kilmore
got a crucial win against Mulranny United on Sunday morning as they came out on top in a tough encounter in Caurraun. Sean Brogan gave them the lead just before half time as he capitalized on a defence mistake. Mulranny will feel they should have at least got a draw from the game as they came close to scoring on numerous occasions in the second half. Kilmore then put the result beyond doubt when they got the crucial second goal as Niall Cawley’s deflected shot left Mikey Davitt with no chance in the Mulranny goal.

Killala moved to joint top of the League One Table after a thrilling 4-3 victory over Manulla B. Killala took the lead on 15 minutes as Darragh Ferguson headed home a Rory Gallagher cross only for Manulla to equalise through Mark Mongan. Killala then went back in front as Declan McGowan headed home a Gallgher corner but the sides went in level at the break as Manulla scored again through Roger Clarke. Gallagher then got on the scoresheet himself as he finished superbly after a he got on the end of a through ball from Kyle McLoughlin on 65 minutes. Manulla though hit back once again as Mongan grabbed his second of the day with a neat finish past Danny Gallagher in the Killala goal. At this stage it looked like Manulla would leave with a hard earned point but with ten minutes remaining substitute Dermot Lavelle got the winner as he tapped in the rebound after a Kyle McLoughlin shot was saved to send Killala level on points with their opponents.

McDonnell Cup
Hollister
progressed to the semi finals of the McDonnell Cup with a 5-4 win on penalties after a thrilling 3-3 draw with Newport Burrishoole. The first goal of the game came from the most unlikely of sources as Hollister goalkeeper John Langdon kick out from his own box deceived everyone and landed in the Newport net. Newport hit back though to get the next three goals of the game with their second and third goals coming from Declan McTigue and Ciaran O’Donnell. At this stage it looked like it wasn’t going to be Hollister’s day but Malachy McCarron had other ideas as his double brought the game to extra time. His first was a great header and his second came from the penalty spot after Jamie Forde was fouled in the box.

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