Pike Rovers continued their free-scoring start to the Limerick District Premier Division season with an emphahtic 7-1 victory over Kilmallock at Crossagalla. Robbie Williams made 6 changes to his starting line-up for the game.
Johnathan Grant, Ger Barry x2, Colin Daly, Colm Walsh-O’Loughlin and Kevin Barry x2 accounted for the Pike goals as they prepare for next Thursday’s crucial clash with Ballynanty Rovers.
Pike Rovers: Gary Neville, Wayne O’Donovan, Nathan O’Callaghan, Adam Lipper, Eddie O’Donovan, Shane Walsh, Ger Barry, Colm Walsh-O’Loughlin, Kyle Duhig, Johnathan Grant, Cian Collins. Subs used: Colin Daly, Kevin Barry, Cian O’Donoghue, Adam Quinlivan,
Regional United bounced back from the opening night defeat to Aisling Annacotty with a narrow 1-0 win over Prospect Priory at Dooradoyle.
Jack Arra gave Tom O’Connell’s side the lead but there very nervy moments from the home side when two long range strikes hit the underside of the crossbar for Wayne Colbert’s side.
Regional United: Rob Shier, Jack O’Donovan, Andrew Conway, Evan O’Connor, Sean Madigan, Ross Fitzgerald, Mark Shanahan, Kieran O’Connell, Pat McDonagh, Jeff Mannion, Jack Arra, Subs Used: Killian Kingston
Prospect Priory: Adam O’Doherty, Ian Maher, Josh O’Rahilly, Wayne Colbert, Glen Kelly, Adrian Healy, Jack Cross, Eric Carr, Ian Clancy, Dylan Kelly, Yakouba Yabre. Subs: Phillip Naughton, Danny Colbert, Chris Hogan
Fairview Rangers picked up their second successive victory with a narrow 2-1 victory over Nenagh AFC at the Fairgreen on Sunday. Nenagh took the lead in the first-half when Nathan Kelly scored. Ross Mann equalised for the home side who were forced to come from behind for the second time in four days.
Bizarrely, both sides spurned chances from the penalty spot in the second period as both Harry Fleming and Aaron Savage kept their teams level.
Fairview have a strong squad once again this season and it was two players from the club’s B team who had a big victory over Cappamore on Saturday night who were central to Jason Purcell’s side taking the lead. Cian Fitzgerald whose brother James is also part of the Fairview squad, provided the cross for recently signed AJ Moloney to convert and hand the Fairgreen outfit the 3 points.
Fairview will now travel to Coonagh on Thursday night while Nenagh will play their first home game of the season against Regional United.
Fairview Rangers: Aaron Savage, Jamie Enright, Mark Slattery, AJ O’Connor, Jason Cross, Adam Frahill, Jeffrey Judge, Mike O’Gorman, Ross Mann, Conor Coughlan, Eoin Duff. Subs: Paul Danaher, Conor McCormack, James Fitzgerald, Cian Fitzgerald, AJ Moloney, Conor Keane, Sean Connolly, Mark Cahill
Nenagh AFC: Harry Fleming, Dylan Kennedy, Bryan McGhee, Eoin Coffey, Colm Hayden, Eamon White, Diarmuid Fitzpatrick, Paul Costello, Adam Ryan, Kieran O’Brien, Nathan Kelly. Subs: Tommy Martin, Jamie Finn, Alex Gardos, Mark McKenna, Devlin Courtney.
Geraldines succumbed to a second defeat in four days as opponents Coonagh left the Garryowen Green with all three points. The visitors raced into a 0-2 first half lead with Ger Myles grabbing a brace and picking up where he left off in recent seasons.
Geraldines were down a lot of players for this encounter but they showed great character to pull one back before half time as David Hurley scored. Both Frank Harnett and Trevor Daly traded goals as James O’Neill and Keith Doran’s side emerged victorious ahead of a tough home clash with Fairview Rangers on Thursday night.
Geraldines will hope to pick up their first points of the season when they host Mungret Regional.
Geraldines AFC: David Fitzgerald, Andrew Kennedy, Bobby Tier, Paul Fitzgerald, Lee Whyte, David Considine, Ousman Darboe, David Hurley, Karl Turner, Trevor Daly, Cillian Finn Subs: Zak Mursal, Cillian Healy, Michael Crowley, Thomas O’Grady, Tshepho Ngwako
Coonagh United: Jose Zaquiem, Darren Martin, Joey Sheahen, Ryan Earls, Luke Doherty, Frank Harnett, Eoghan O’Neill, Barry Harnett, Ian Considine, Martin Deady, Ger Myles Subs: Kenneth Meehan, Brion Moriarty, Rory O’Neill, Mark Moylan, Jack O’Donovan, Josh Sheehan, Keith Doran
In a goal-fest at Pearse Stadium, Aisling Annacotty were 4-2 winners over Janesboro on Shane O’Hanlon’s return to his former club. Daithi O’Donoghue also came up against his former team as he was O’Hanlon’s assistant at Annacotty last season.
Annacotty took a 0-2 lead through two very well taken goals from Shane Tracy and Shane Clarke. Janesboro pulled a goal back before Liam Quinn regained their two-goal lead. ‘Boro were not giving up and reduced the arrears once more before former Boro player Shane Stack secured all three points for the away team.
Aisling Annacotty: Brian O’Connor, Blake Curran, Graham Bourke, Eoin Murphy, Aled Harkin, Shane Tracy, David O’Mahoney, Liam Quinn, Shane Stack, Hugo O’Hanluian, Shane Clarke Subs: Dara Huagh, Thomas Clarke, Killian Maloney, Michael Curran, Jack Nunan