Gordon Kelly of St Josephs Miltown

*Gordon Kelly of St Josephs Miltown. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill

Three teams share top spot in the race for this season’s Cusack cup (Division 1 football league).

St. Josephs Miltown, St. Breckans and Ennistymon have each dropped just a point but Ennistymon have a game less played. Their fourth round game against Kilmurry-Ibrickane will take place on this Wednesday evening.

Miltown lead the way on score difference and at this stage are favourites to win the title. The final round of league games is scheduled for Saturday week, July 17

St. Breckans 2-12
Kildysart 1-9

Goals from the Guerin brothers Eoin and Cathal helped St. Breckans to maintain their unbeaten run in this season’s Cusack cup as they overcame Kildysart at Kildysart on Sunday evening.

This win sees the Lisdoonvarna side with three victories and a draw from their three games. Miltown are in the same position but hold top spot on score difference. Ennistymon have two wins and a draw and they will play their fourth round game on Wednesday evening and victory here will also see them with three wins and a draw.

The Guerins also scored two points each while inter county man Joe McGann marked his return to club action with 0-4. Padraig Kelly and Aiden Davidson each chipped in with two points on an evening when Keith Murphy was the Kildysart goalscorer.

St. Breckans: Tristan O’Callaghan; Doireann McNamara, Ciaran Flanagan, Cian Burke; Conor Shannon, Maccon Byrne, Aaron O’Brien; Liam Tierney, Padraig Kelly; Colm O’Brien, Eoin Guerin, Mark O’Donnell; Aiden Davidson, Cathal Guerin, Joe McGann
Subs: Denis O’Callaghan for O’Donnell; Rowan Danaher for Shannon; Evan Barrett for Flanagan;

Kildysart: Robert Eyers; Ian Flanagan, Shane McNeilis, Brian Eyers; Kieran Leahy, Conor Donnellan, Mikey Donnellan; Kieran O’Brien, Keith O’Connor; Keith Murphy, Diarmuid O’Donnell, Luke McGrath; Ryan Casey Seamus Casey, Michael Eustace;
Subs: Aidan O’Loughlin for McNeilis; Rory McMahon for Flanagan; Oisin Coyle for R. Casey; McNeilis for S. Casey.

St Josephs Miltown 1-16
Éire Óg 1-9

Impressive performances from Eoin Cleary and Kieran Malone inspired Miltown to another victory when they proved too strong for Éire Óg.

Malone was the team’s goalscorer in the opening half on a day when they led from the outset.

Éire Óg, helped by a goal from Philip Talty fought back strongly and had the better of matters in the final quarter

St Josephs Miltown: Sean O’Brien; Euan Reidy, Seanie Malone, Aidan McGuane; Micheál Murray, Gordon Kelly, Enda O’Gorman; Darragh McDonagh, Oisin Looney; Kieran Malone, Eoin Cleary, Jamesie O’Connor; Brian Curtin, Sean Malone, Kevin Keavey;
Subs: Graham Kelly for Sean Malone; Damien Devereaux for Seanie Malone; Liam Hehir for Gordon Kelly; Cormac Devitt for Reidy; Killian O’Malley for Keavey.

Éire Óg: Nathan Murray; Éinne O’Connor, Ronan Lanigan, Gearoid Collins; Ultan Shields, Sean Corry, Conor O’Halloran; Ciaran Russell, Darren O’Neill; Paul Martyn, Gavin Cooney, Niall McMahon, Philip Talty, Luke Moore, Tadhg Connellan;
Subs: Jack Joyce for McMahon; Niall O’Donoghue for L. Moore.

Clondegad 0-10
Doonbeg 0-8.

Clondegad emerged as narrow winners over Doonbeg in a well contested Cusack Cup game at Ballynacally. Inter county star David Tubridy landed 0-5 for the Magpies on a day when they finished with thirteen players after Shane Ryan was sent off on a straight red card while Paul Dillon picked up two yellow cards. Ryan’s dismissal came in the opening quarter.

Former Clare captain Gary Brennan top scored for the winners with 0-5 to his credit

Doonbeg: Eamonn Tubridy; James Killeen. Ronan Goode, Cillian Blake; Padraic Ahearne, Paul Dillon, Cian O’Mahoney; Jason Linnane, Kevin Pender; Eoin Tubridy, Luke Conway, Brian Behan; Brian Egan, David Tubridy, Shane Ryan;
Subs: Eamonn O’Dea for O’Mahoney (inj); Padraig Pender for L. Conway (inj).

Clondegad; Declan O’Loughlin; Brian Murphy, Joe Neylon, Cillian Brennan; Niall Lynch, Conor Gavin, Brian Casey; Ian Carigg, Eoin Gavin; Brandon O’Connell, Sean O’Leary, Evan Wall; Gary Brennan, Shane Brennan, Podge McMahon;
Subs: Eoin Donnellan for McMahon (inj), Evan Flynn for Wall; Patrick Sweeney for Carigg; Michael Meaney for E. Gavin

Lissycasey lead the way

Lissycasey lead the way in the race for the Garry cup (division 2) after they recorded their fourth successive win when defeating Corofin 2-12 to 0-9. Niall Kelly and Sean Hayes were the goalscorers for the winners.

Kilrush Shamrocks overcame Cooraclare on a 1-11 to 1-9 scoreline to secure their third win from four outings while St. Josephs Doora/Barefield are another in a similar position after they were one point winners, 0-12 to 2-5, winners over O’Currys.

Kilmihil had their first win of the campaign when they had four points to spare, 1-9 to 0-8, over their neighbours and great rivals Shannon Gaels.

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