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Weekend Review - 25th/26th July


Jimmy McHugh's extra time strike puts an end to Westport United FAI Junior Cup hopes while it was also a tough day for some of the Mayo League sides in Connacht Cup action on Sunday

FAI Junior Cup Quarter Final

There was heartbreak for Westport United earlier today as they bowed out of the FAI Junior Cup as Jimmy McHugh hit the winning goal for Oliver Bond Celtic a minute into the second half of extra time. Oliver Bond were much the better side early and deservedly took the lead on the half hour mark as McAdams crossed for Sean McManus to fire home at the back post. Darren Browne was playing the lone role up front for United and he was struggling to get into the game. They pushed men further forward coming into the closing stages of the half and it paid dividends as a flowing move up the right hand side found Phil Keegan free at the edge of the box and his low ball across the box fell to Peter Corcoran at the back post an he calmly placed the ball into the bottom right hand corner of the net. Oliver Bond had a few chances to retake the lead early in the second half but it was Westport who had the best chances to win it with both Peter Corcoran and Darren Browne going close. The sides couldn’t be separated and extra time was required and it was Oliver Bond danger man Jimmy McHugh that scored the decisive goal a minute into the second period. McHugh held of Shaun Tagg as he raced into the box and from a narrow angle he brilliantly flicked the ball past Gary Cunningham and into the Westport net. United tried hard to force another equaliser but it was not to be and Oliver Bond marched into the semi finals and a big local derby against Usher Celtic.

TP Brennan Connacht Cup 5th Round
It was a difficult day for Mayo sides in the Connacht Cup as Manulla, Conn Rangers and Ballyglass all exited the competition at the 5th Round stage. The game of the day took place at Forthill as Sligo Champions Carbury advanced to the Quarter Finals with a 4-3 win over Manulla after extra-time. Gerry Canavan gave Manulla the lead in the first minute from the penalty spot a lead they held until Ryan McManus equalised five minutes before the break. Gary Finan then put Carbury ahead three minutes into the second half but Manulla’s Chris Maughan equalised minutes from the end to send the game to extra time. Experienced striker Gareth Kelly struck just before half time and Aaron Murrin hit Carbury’s fourth goal three minutes later. Manulla battled hard and Gerry Canavan got his second of the day but it came to late and the Sligo side held on to make the Quarter Finals.

Ballinasloe Town had no problems in dispatching Ballyglass thanks to goals from Callum McKelvey, Mark Duffy and Ryan Burke getting the goals for the Roscommon league side.

Another Roscommon side Castlerea Celtic got the better of Conn Rangers in a tough battle on Sunday afternoon. Eoin Prendergast did give the Mayo side the lead, but Castlerea fought back to score three goals in the last half hour to end the North Mayo side interest in the competition for this year.

TP Brennan Connacht Shield

It was a mixed day for Kiltimagh/Knock United as their A team progressed to the Quarter Finals with a 5-0 win over Moyne Villa while their B side were unlucky to fall to a 4-2 defeat away to another Galway league side Colemanstown United.
Iarla Carty, Dylan Webb and John McNicholas were amongst the goalscorers at CMS Park while Ryan Glynn and Gavin Groarke were on target for the B side in Galway.

The final Mayo side in against were Claremorris B and they also made their exit at this stage with a 4-3 defeat to Corofin.

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