*Stephen Jordan impressed for Avenue Utd. Photograph: Natasha Barton

Both Avenue Utd and Newmarket Celtic made it back to back wins in the Maloney Garden Machinery Premier Division while Ennis Town FC got their campaign back on track with an impressive victory over Bridge Utd.

Hat trick for Eliaz Kunz as Avenue win

Avenue Utd A 6
Shannon Olympic 3
Venue: Roslevan

Eliaz Kunz scored a hat trick as Avenue United proved too strong for Shannon Olymic in this premier league tie at Roslevan on Sunday morning in what was his first start for the club after signing from Ennis Town FC.

The opening goal came after ten minutes when Kunz headed home after a great cross from Stephen Jordan. He struck again ten minutes later when he applied the finish after good work by Mark Roche.

Olympic pulled one back through Declan McDonald but the winners restored their two goal lead when Stephen Jordan headed to the net following a Mark Roche cross. The winners stretched their advantage to three goals, 4-1, just before half time when Roche converted from the penalty spot.

Ten minutes into the second half Avenue introduced Cian O’Dea and within two minutes of his introduction he had found the net when he blasted to the roof after great work by Jordan.

Olympic hit back and scored to in quick succession through Dan Clair and John Keogh from a free kick. Avenue had the final say when Kunz completed his hat trick after good work by Cullen McCabe.

Avenue United A; James Tierney; Cullen McCabe, Simon Cuddy, Dylan Casey, Conor Hehir, Stephen Jordan, Dylan Barry, Mikey Dinan, Mark Roche, Eliaz Kinz, Gary Roche.

Subs: Conor Mullen for Cuddy; Cian O’Dea for D. Barry; Thomas Hehir for G. Roche

Shannon Olympic: Ciaran Keane; BJ Cantillon, Dean Power, Dan Clair, Wayne Regan; Gary Birchall, Ray Quigley, John Keogh, Zbigniew Barsizczynski, Rachid Amallah, Declan McDonald

Subs: Jason Regan for W. Regan; Jason Ledger for McDonald.

Ennis Town in control

Bridge Utd A 1
Ennis Town FC 6
Venue: Sixmilebridge

Ennis Town collected their first win of the Premier Division in a comprehensive manner when they put six past Bridge United A at Sixmilebridge.

On the day the winners created the greater number of chances and struck for goals from Davy Keenan who netted a hat trick, Dean Hegarty, Robbie Gormley while an own goal completed their tally.

David Keenan scored a hat-trick for Ennis Town. Photograph: Natasha Barton

It was 3-0 to Town at half time thanks to an own goal which opened the scoring and two from Keenan. The winners had stretched their lead to five when Glen Murray pulled one back for the Bridge but the visitors had the final say to seal a merited and comfortable victory.

After running Newmarket Celtic close last weekend, Bridge’s challenge was weakened as they lined out without the vast majority of their dual-players.

Ennis Town A: Andrew Skerritt; Thomas Collins, Sean Perrill, Stephen Horgan, Chibby Okoye, Eoin Keenan, Peter O’Brien, Dean Hegarty, Jashar Aliu, Davy Keenan, Lee Clohessy

Subs: Robbie Gormley for Lee Clohessy, Declan Ensko for T. Collins, Sean Oloncewaju for P O’Brien; Lase Isedajo for E. Keenan; Emmanuel Ihiebey for Aliu

Bridge United A; John Mulready; Leon Kelly, Darren Murphy, Gavin Whyte, Storm Devanney, Alex Collins, Stephen Stuart, Conor Deasy, Leon Daly, Jordan Downes, Eli O’Sulliivan-Murphy

Subs: Michael Carr for Stuart; Conor Maxwell for O’Sullivan-Murphy; Kyle Walker for Whyte; Glen Murray for Downes, Dan Larkin for D. Murphy.

Champions go marching on

Mountshannon Celtic 0
Newmarket Celtic A 4
Venue: Mountshannon

Champions Newmarket Celtic A continued their winning ways when they proved too strong for Mountshannon Celtic at Scariff on Sunday morning.

Two goals in each half gave the visitors a merited win on a day when the experienced Paddy Purcell opened the scoring with a powerful header from the back post after twenty minutes. They doubled their advantage before half time through David McCarthy who converted from the penalty spot for the second week in a row.

Mountshannon came close to pulling one back in that opening period but William Glass’ effort struck the post and flew wide.

Newmarket continued to hold the upperhand in the second half and McCarthy struck for his second before Aaron Rudd completed the scoring for the visitors after a good build up.

Newmarket Celtic A; Shane Cusack; Pat McDaid, Eoin O’Brien, Paddy Purcell, Darren Cullinan; Conor McDaid, Alan Kelly, Jamie Egan, Aaron Rudd; David McCarthy, Ciaran McCoy

Subs: Martin McCarthy for Cullinan; Cathal Hayes for Egan.

Mountshannon Celtic A; Andrew O’Dwyer; William Kavanagh, Niall Dear, Oran Scanlan, Tommy Gleeson, Michael O’Brien, Ben Harrington, Harry Gaffy, Martin Cunningham, William Glass, Niall Minogue

Sub: Oscar Bogenberger for Cunningham.

Match report from Shannon Town’s victory over Lifford FC available HERE.

The results from the other divisions are as follows

First Division:
Moher Celtic A 2 Shannon Town B 2
Newmarket Celtic B 2 Coole FC 3
Tulla Utd 4 Hermitage FC 2
Turnpike Rovers 1-0 Avenue Utd B 0

Second Division
Manus Celtic A 3 Cloughleigh Celtic 2
Rhine Rovers 2 Corofin Harps 3
Inch Crusaders 2 Kilkishen Celtic 4
Kildysart Celtic 4 Shannon Hibs B 0

Third Division
Shannon Town C 1 Bunratty/Cratloe 1
Manus Celtic B 4 Fern Celtic 0

 

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