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FAI Youth Cup 1st Round

FAI Youth Cup 1st Round

Celtic well beaten in Thurles


Gary Dunne with a brace helped Peake Villa qualify for the FAI Youth Cup 2nd Round following this surprisingly easy victory over Clonmel Celtic at the Tower Grounds, Thurles last Saturday.

Villa got the breakthrough in the 10th minute when Faolon Linnane scored. With Villa enjoying the majority of the exchanges the Thurles side doubled their lead in the 25th minute when Gary Dunne scored his first. It was 3-0 in the 30th minute when Adam Garrett added his name to the scoresheet and five minutes later Gary Dunne with his second of the afternoon made it 4-0. Celtic were reduced to 10 players after 40 minutes to leave them with an uphill battle after the changeover.

The second half was a non-event compared to the excitement of the opening 45 minutes, with the ten men of Celtic forced to apply damage limitation tactics. However Villa used their superior numbers to good advantage, making it 6-0 with an Anthony Walker goal after 60 minutes. 

Baptism of fire for Galbally



Two Mile Borris qualified for the second round of the FAI Youth Cup, hitting a hapless Galbally United for six in Newhill Park, Littleton last Saturday.

Borris never looked in trouble against debutants Galbally. The Limerick side were playing catch-up once Kieran Maher broke the deadlock. The floodgates then opened with Sean Bermingham, Timmy Dunne, Jamie Carey, Aidan Croke and Willie McCarthy amongst the goals for a rampant Borris.

Slick Nenagh put Town to the sword



North Tipperary champions Nenagh AFC got the better of Tipperary Southern and District League champions Clonmel Town to advance to the next round of the FAI Youth Cup at Brickfields, Nenagh last Saturday.

Clonmel Town, who had defeated Nenagh in the Joe Delaney Cup Final last May, were outclassed by a slicker Nenagh side that scored in both halves of an entertaining cup tie. Nenagh got the breakthrough just before half-time when Jordan Lewis scored.

Town applied plenty of pressure throughout the second half but failed to breach a well-organised Nenagh defence and Nenagh got the insurance goal from Alan Sheehan with ten minutes left.

Matches postponed

The St. Kieran’s FC versus Redmondstown tie was postponed due to a bereavement.

The BT Harps versus Cahir Park game was called off due to a waterlogged pitch in Templemore.