Week 6: Limerick District League Premier Division Round-up

Fairview Rangers continued their impressive start to the Limerick District League season with a comprehensive 6-0 victory over Charleville at the Fairgreen on Sunday. Conor Coughlan and Shane Duggan gave Paul Danaher’s side a 2-0 half-time lead before Irish junior international AJ O’Connor who lined out for his country in the win over Wales on Saturday, added a third goal.

Daragh Rainsford, Conor McCormack and Connor Ellis added further goals with six different scorers on the sheet for the table toppers who now face Ballynanty in a huge clash on Thursday night.

Fairview Rangers: Aaron Savage (Josh McCarthy), Wayne Colbert (Shane O’Brien), Jake Dillon, Jason Cross (John Mullane), Scott Kirwan, Steven Bradley (Conor McCormack), Shane Duggan, AJ O’Connor, Conor Coughlan, Daragh Rainsford (Ben O’Shaughnessy), Connor Ellis

Charleville: Jason O’Hara, Fionn O’Connor, Gavin Mullins, James Horgan, Kieran O’Donoghue, Joe Kavanagh, Aaron Smith, Cian McNamara, Luke Doyle, Tommy O’Neill, Shane Dillon

Aisling Annacotty made it back to back wins on Sunday with a 0-3 win over Mungret Regional. With the game evenly balanced and heading towards the half-time whistle, former Mungret Regional man Kian Barry scored directly from a corner to put the visitors ahead.

Another returning Irish junior international was on the score sheet when Chris Smith finished from a cormer taken by Tony Whitehead. Michael Curran sealed the victory for John Lysaght’s men when he linked well with fellow substitute Theo Joyce before finishing to the net. Curran also scored four for the B team on Saturday night. Pa Ahern forced a save from goalkeeper Brian O’Connor from a free-kick on a rare chance for Mungret who are still searching for their first win.

Mungret Regional: James Roche, Mark Patterson, Conor Myers, Eoin Ryan, Gary Kelly, Dylan Frawley, David Conway, Josh O’Rahilly, Kieran Long, Eoghan Kelly, Pa Ahern Subs Used: Sean O’Sullivan, Ben Flanagan, Peter Myers, James White

Aisling Annacotty: Brian O’Connor, Alan Murphy, Richkov Boevi, Chris Smith, Shane Tracy, Tony Whitehead, Shane Stack, Kian Barry, Liam Quinn, Adam Foley Shane Clarke Subs: Michael Curran, Sean Ezkennagha, Theo Joyce, Eoin Madigan, Jack Ryan

Nenagh AFC took a well earned point from Limerick Institute of Technology on Sunday after a 1-1 draw against Ballynanty Rovers. Matthew Spain gave the in-form Tipperary side the lead and they held that lead until the final minutes when Eddie Byrnes managed to grab an equaliser for the home side.

Nenagh AFC: Eoghan Tinkler, Bryan McGhee, Mark McKenna, Eamon White, Saeed Ryan (Eoin Coffey), Mini Sheehan, Dylan Morrison, Colm Hayden (Kieran Barr), Matthew O’Gorman (Aidan White), Matthew Spain, Adam Ryan

In the Munster Junior Cup, Pike Rovers defeated Caherconlish 1-3 in the first round thanks to goals from Danny O’Neill, Kevin Barry and Aaron Murphy. Pike will now face Coonagh United in the league on Tuesday evening.

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