Munster Junior Cup Round 1
Villa, Clonmel Town, Bansha and St Michael’s cruise into round two of Munster Junior Cup
Peake Villa 12
Tipperary Town 0
Peake Villa were far too strong for an under strength Tipperary Town side at the Tower Grounds.
It was a day of goals for Villa and when there on this kind of form they are a real force in local football.
It was in the 4th minute that the home side took the lead. Willie Tierney in the Villa Goal cleared a long ball that deceived the Tipp defence and Ronan Mcguire ran onto it and made no mistake to put the home side one up.
Villa only had to wait three minutes to make it 2-0 when Christy Burke scored.
Sean Wade soon got in on the act when he scored from a corner in the 11th minute. Jack Ryan Casey made it 4-0 on 19 minutes and just two minutes later Burke got another, composing himself well to finish to the corner.
Dale Loughnane made a great run down the left in the 30th minute and crossed to McGuire who made no mistake and that made it 6-0 to the home side going in at half time.
Villa made changes at the interval but this did not slow them down and the pace was kept up throughout the second half.
On 48 minutes Christy Burke completed his hatrick with a great finish.
On 57 minutes Dale Loughnane made a great run down the left and his finish was excellent to make it 8-0.
Kevin Patan made it 9 on the hour mark before McGuire made it 10 and secured his hatrick in the 70th minute.
Keith Cahill capped a fine performance adding two more late on to finish off the scoring.
The second of which was a fine free kick. Best on the day for Villa were Daragh Byrne, Keith Cahill and man of the match Dale Loughnane.
St Michael’s 6
Galbally United 1
Saints were always the better team here and despite not yet being at concert pitch had way too much in their locker for a game Galbally side who brought a lot to this encounter at Cooke Park on Sunday morning.
Ed O’Dwyer almost got St Michael’s off to a dream start on 6 minutes when he robbed Ricky Slattery but his shot was always rising and went up and over the bar.
Kenny Cunningham went close soon after while at the other end Jamie Morrisey had a shot which went harmlessly wide on 17 mins. Saints finally got the breakthrough on 24 mins when Kenny Cunningham crossed for Jimmy Carr to make it 1-0 from close range. Galbally went close to equalising on 33 mins when Jamie Morrissey played in Ger Quinlan but with the ball heading for the net Paul Breen got back to clear off the line.
Saints went 2-0 up on 35 mins when Jimmy Carr’s half volley from a Kenny Cunningham cross nestled in the corner of the net.
Saints went 3-0 ahead on 53 mins when Paul Breen found Ed O’Dwyer who played in Rhys Byron who finished well from a tight angle. Saints were in cruise mode by now though and went 4-0 up on 59 mins when Jimmy Carr was upended by keeper Aidan Sheehan and Carr picked himself up to get his hat trick from the penalty spot. Saints brought in Gavin Dillon and Adam McGrath for John O’Brien and Mikey Nash and went 5-0 ahead.
Clonmel Town 4
Clonmel Town made five changes to their starting 11 ahead of this cup tie at Newhill Park but it was business as usual for Barry Ryan’s side who ran out comfortable winners.
Town had a couple of early chances before Jake Ffrench Davis broke the deadlock on 22 minutes. Alan O’Donnell doubled the away side’s lead before the break and although Borris were well in the game, they failed to trouble the Town keeper.
Two became three when Evan McGuire fired home and Ryhs O’Regan kept his run of goals going when he ensured victory by adding a fourth.
Late chances for Michael Foley and Darren Ivors could have reduced the deficit but the away side defended well to keep their fourth clean sheet in five matches.
on 73 mins when a long ball from Paul Breen saw Adam McGrath upended in the area and Jimmy Carr made it 5-0 from the penalty spot with his fourth goal.
Galbally pulled a goal back on 87 mins when DJ Cremins was adjudged to have handled the ball and Cathal Flynn made it 5-1 from the penalty spot. In the last play of the match Kenny Cunningham persevered on a run into the area and just got the touch ahead of substitute custodian Kevin Deenihan to make it 6-1 for St Michaels.
Bansha Celtic 4
Rosegreen Rgs 1
The home side started well and created some good chances in the opening 15 minutes but couldn’t break the deadlock and were almost punished when Trevor Downey nearly put the away side in front with a brilliant free kick from the edge of the box only to be denied by a brilliant save from Nicky Cummins. Bansha Celtic began to take control of the game after that but Rosegreen were always dangerous and Downey in particular looked lively up front.
However it was Bansha who took the lead on 20 mins when Daire Egan found the net with a sublime bicycle kick from the edge of the area.
This was followed up by two quick-fire goals on 30 and 35 minutes from Killian Fitzgerald and Niall Daly both finishing well at the back post.
The second half was a more even affair and Rosegreen pulled one back on the hour mark when they were awarded a penalty. Nicky Cummins made a brilliant save from the first attempt but a Bansha player was adjudged to have encroached the area and Trevor Downey made no mistake at the second attempt. Rosegreen came into the game after this but couldn’t add to their tally and on 80mins a counter attack from Bansha Celtic was finished well from 12 yards by Darren McGrath which put the game beyond the reach of the away side. An entertaining contest but one that Bansha Celtic deserved to win.