Clonmel Credit Union League Division 4
Dualla end league campaign on a high
DUALLA 4 PEAKE VILLA B 2
Dualla completed their League Division 4 campaign joint top after overcoming Peake Villa B at the Community Sportsfield, Dualla last Sunday.
Strong Wind dictated the game with Dualla playing against it in the first half. Chances came on both sides but Dualla came out with the win. Dualla needed to win to keep their promotion hopes alive broke the deadlock after 13 minutes with Tommy Hogan on target. Peake Villa reserves with nothing to play for but pride looked to have turned this game on its head when goals from Colin Grace on 34 minutes and Colin Grace again on 43 minutes made it 2-1 to the visitors. However, Derek Hayes from a free kick restored parity for Dualla right on the stroke of half time.
Dualla regained the lead after 48 minutes when Tommy Hogan added his second after a Richie Hennessy header from a corner-kick was parried by the goalie. Dualla put the game to bed on 69 minutes when good passing up the field into the path of Richie Hennessy who slid into right hand corner of the net to make it 4-2.
This win sees Dualla finish their campaign on 30 points, but leaves them looking over their shoulder at St. Kieran’s, Two Mile Borris B and Ballyneale are all waiting to snatch those two promotion spots.
Alan O’Donoghue scores four as Kierans go joint top
ST. KIERAN’S 8 KILBEHENNY CELTIC 1
Four goals from Alan O’Donoghue helped St. Kieran’s take a step closer to automatic promotion from League Division 4 after this eight-goal demolition of Kilbehenny Celtic at the Duneske Recreational Centre Cahir last Sunday.
St. Kieran’s got off to a flyer with Alan O’Donoghue opening his account after just 2 minutes. O’Donoghue made it 2-0 on 23 minutes. Kilbehenny Celtic were given a glimmer of hope when Kevin Crotty pulled a goal back after 32 minutes, but it proved just to be a consolation score.
St. Kieran’s regained the upper hand after the changeover and a Shane O’Neill spot-kick on 50 minutes put this game beyond the visitors. Jimmy English made it 4-1 on 57 minutes before Alan O’Donoghue took over scoring duties again with his third and fourth goals after 62 and 64 minutes respectively to make it 6-1. St. Kieran’s completed the demolition job with further goals from Aidan Keating and James Coughlan in the last ten minutes. This victory sees St. Kieran’s go joint top on 30 points with games at home to Ballyneale and away to Peake Villa still to play.
Undefeated Ballyneale keep up promotion challenge
TIPPERARY TOWN B 0 BALLYNEALE 5
Ballyneale kept their remarkable unbeaten run intact as the hit Tipperary Town B for five in this League Division 4 encounter in Tipp town last Sunday.
Ballyneale who are in contention for promotion this season were not put under pressure by a Tipperary Town reserve side playing their last game of the campaign. Ballyneale broke the deadlock with a Darren McCarthy direct free kick and Edna Fogarty header from corner-kick made it 2-0 at half time.
After the changeover, Ballyneale continued to apply the pressure with a cross-cum-shot from Johnny McGrath deceiving the keeper allowing a Darren McCarthy tap in to make 4-0. To round off the scoring a Martin O’Reilly direct free kick from outside the box made it 5-0.
This victory sees an undefeated Ballyneale side move onto 27 points with home games against Two Mile Borris B and Cullen-Lattin B and away to St. Kieran’s still to come.