Shannon Olympic goalkeeper, Zslot Lakos saves a penalty from Gary Leahy. Photograph: Joe Buckley
Ennis Town have qualified for the Munster U19 final while Tulla Utd bowed out at the semi-final stage.
Meanwhile in the Premier Division, David McCarthy helped Newmarket Celtic to collect another valuable three points. Shannon Hibs’ relegation from the top tier was also confirmed.
Ennis Town 5
Venue: Ozier Park, Waterford
Ennis Town travelled to Ozier Park in Waterford on Sunday and scored an impressive win over a fancied Tramore outfit in the semi-final of the Munster U19 cup.
In the final they will take on Midleton who had a 1-0 win over Tulla United at Frank Healy Park, Doora on Saturday last. The final will be played on Friday May 27and that fixture will take place at Turner’s Cross in Cork.
Ennis Town raced into a 3-0 lead with goals from Michael Mongans, Dean Hegarty from the penalty spot and Joe Campbell.
Campbell also had a first half goal disallowed before the home side pulled back to leave the score at 3-1 at half time.
Ennis Town restored their three goal advantage early in the second half when Robbie Gormley scored. Tramore made it 4-2 but Joe Campbell struck again to put three between the sides for the third time.
The winners defence excelled throughout which was key to this victory.
In the other semi-final, Tulla United went down to Midleton at Doora on Saturday, the visitors scoring the game’s only goal from a free with fifteen minutes remaining.
Ennis Town: Conor Meaney; Conal Meade, Sean Perrill, Mikey Kelleher, Johnston Munumkum, Yasher Alieu, Luke Pyne, Dean Hegarty, Robbie Gormley, Joe Campbell, Michael Mongons.
Subs; Jack Kelleher for Pyne; Ian McGuane for Campbell; Evan White for Mongans; Chibby King for Gormley.
Celtic remain in top spot
Bridge United A 0
Newmarket Celtic A 1
Title holders Newmarket Celtic maintained their position at the top of the premier league table with this victory over neighbours Bridge United A on Sunday.
The all important goal came midway through the first half through Davis McCarthy who picked up an injury shortly after which forced him out of the game
Newmarket Celtic A: Shane Cusack; David O’Grady, Darren Cullinan, Paddy Purcell, Stephen Kelly; Conor McDaid, Gearoid Ryan, David McCarthy Eoin Hayes, Daithi O’Connell, Ronan McCormack
Subs; Eoin Kelly for McCarthy(inj), Tadhg Noonan for O’Connell; Cathal Hayes for McDaid; Ciaran McCoy for O’Brien
Bridge United; Paul Tuohy; Dan Larkin, Michael Carr, Alan Mulready, Liam Buckley; Jonathan Downes, Jason Whyte, Stevie Stewart, Paul Corry; Adam Fitzpatrick, Brian Corry;
Subs: Ronan Tuohy for B. Corry (inj); Conor Deasy for Stewart; Adam Murphy-Black for Downes.
Lifford edge past Sporting
Sporting Ennistymon 1
Goals from Ethan Cronin and Dylan Ryan helped Lifford to this victory by the odd goal in three over Sporting Ennistymon on Sunday.
Nna scored the Sporting goal shortly after Sean McConigley saw his penalty rebound off the upright.
Lifford; Rhys Phillips; Eddie Killeen, John Maher, Darragh Kerins, Ethan Cronin; Guillermo, Dan Daly, Paul Martyn Gary McNaboe, Nathan Rezende, Keith Shea
Subs; Eoin Walsh for Shea; Michael Junaid for Killeen; Zac Guilfoyle for Rezende; Dean Ryan for McNaboe; Niall Guinnane for Daly;
Sporting Ennistymon; Joe Gallagher; Shane Kearney, Jamesie McConigley, Jack O’Dea, Ciaran McMahon; Kieran Monaghan, Cathal McConigley Michael Leigh, Darren McNamara; Nna, Sean McConigley.
Subs; Chris O’Keeffe for Monaghan; Cian Shannon for McNamara
Spoils shared in Shannon
Shannon Hibs 1
Shannon Olympic 1
Shannon neighbours, Hibs and Olympic, shared the spoils when they met in this premier league tie on Sunday.
Gary Leahy scored for Hibs while Olympic’s goal came straight from a corner from Sean McDonald.
The result relegates the Aaron Leahy managed Hibs.
Shannon Hibs; Damien Casey; Ciaran McKee, Bobby O’Connell, Julien Woods, Gary Leahy; Darragh McDade, Pa Devanney, Zygge Wall, Stephen McInerney, Dean Devanney, Billy Connors
Subs; Mikey Wall for McInerney; Jack Hannah for McDade; Trevor O’Donnell for Zygge Wall; Cian Mason for McKee
Shannon Olympic; Zolt Lagos; Benjamin Cantillon, Rob Clair, Dan Clair, Pa Madden; Dean Power, Sean McDonald, Ciaran Keane, Piotr Kaluza, Declan Mcdonald, Mateusz Chelminiak.
Subs; Rachid Amallah for Dean Power; Ray Quigley for Piotr Kaluza
Shannon Town in control
Shannon Town 3
Mountshannon Celtic 0
Shannon town A scored a comfortable win over Mountshannon Celtic on Sunday. The winners led 2-0 at the interval with goals from Brian Monaghan and Jack Ryan and Ben O’Neill struck for their third in the second half.
Shannon Town; Darren Whelan; Fionn McInerney, Colum Treacy, Darren Griffin, Brian Monahan, Cody Waller, Jack Kelly, Ben O’Neill, Ciaran Hackett, Colin Scanlan, Jack Ryan;
Subs; Josh Lindsay for Waller; Liam Boland for Monahan; Brian O’Connor for O’Neill; Christopher Dunning for Scanlan; Charlie Morrisan for Ryan
Mountshannon Celtic: Andy O’Dwyer; Ben Harrington, Oran Scanlan, Michael Barrett, Niall Dear; Martin Cunningham, John Scanlan, Luke Sugrue, Ethan Madden, William Glass, Simon Ball
Cup quarter finals
The race for the Banner Carpets and Flooring Clare Cup has reached the quarter final stage and all four ties are scheduled for this Sunday,
Holders Newmarket Celtic A will entertain Kilkishen Celtic with the home side fancied to progress. The game kicks off at 11am as does the clash of Ennis neighbours Avenue United A and Ennis Town which takes place at Roslevan. Avenue will carry the favourites tag but they are sure to be wary of the challenge which their Ennis neighbours will pose.
The remaining tie will see Lifford with home advantage against Tulla United and this will also kick off at 11am. The Shannon derby clash of ShannonTown B and Shannon Hibs is sure to arouse a lot of interest and this tie kicks off at 2.30p.m..
Rhine Rovers and Connolly Celtic will both play in the First Division next season. Rhine had a 1-1 draw with Kilkishen at the weekend and this was enough to see them crowned division 2 champions.
Connolly Celtic played a 1-1 draw with Corofin Harps and this sees the Connolly outfit promoted as runners up in division 2.