Paddy Purtill Cup action

MOYGLASS UNITED 2 GALBALLY UNITED 5

MOYGLASS UNITED 2 GALBALLY UNITED 5

Galbally United progressed to the last eight of the Paddy Purtill Cup after hitting fellow First Division outfit Moyglass United for five in Moyglass last Sunday.

In a game where both sides created several chances, it was the visitors that were more potent in front of goal. Galbally United took the lead through Jimmy Barry Murphy after 30 minutes from close range to lead at the break.

Galbally United continued to turn the screw and doubled their lead on 50 minutes, with a low shot into the corner of the net from Kieran Callaghan. Moyglass bounced back with a goal from Jamie Morrissey but it was just a token of resistance as Bob Hanley made it 3-1 for a more clinical Galbally side shortly afterwards. Kieran Callaghan added his second to make it 4-1 before Quinn Perry made it 5-1 to the visitors. Jamie Morrissey pulled back another goal for Moyglass but by then it was a lost cause as Galbally United deservedly booked their place in the quarter-finals.

Grace header proves decisive for Killenaule Rovers

KILMANAHAN UNITED 0 KILLENAULE ROVERS 1

First Division Killenaule Rovers advanced to the last eight of the Paddy Purtill Cup after defeating Second Division Kilmanahan United by the only goal in this tie played at the Waterford/Tipperary border venue last Sunday.

Killenaule Rovers grabbed the winning goal on 10 minutes. The Kilmanahan players were caught asleep when John Grace with a unmarked header from a corner-kick broke the deadlock. For that point onwards, it was an uphill struggle for Kilmanahan as Killenaule continued to repel any attack.

Both teams created a couple of half chances after the changeover, but neither looked like running away with it. Throughout the second half Kilmanahan pressed for an equaliser but a combination of inspired play by the Killenaule ‘keeper and poor finishing from Kilmanahan meant that Killenaule Rovers hung on and book that quarter-final place.