Men's Leinster Division One:
Clontarf 0 Pembroke 9 (Alan Giles 4, Alan Sothern 3, Justin Sherriff, Paddy Conlon)
A month off but the goal-rush continues as Pembroke waltzed to another big win. Clontarf battled hard in the first half before the visitors pulled away in the second period with captain Alan Giles scoring four times while Alan Sothern scored a hat-trick on his return from Argentina. Tim Lewis picked up a slight back strain while Patrick Good is also a doubt for Sunday's league tie with Three Rock. The win, though, maintains the Serpentine Avenue club's 100pc record in six league games to date and was one of five wins in the division for the top five ahead of the bottom half.
Railway Union 0 Three Rock Rovers 3 (Ali Haughton, Sven Galjaardt, Peter McConnell)
Three Rock Rovers kept pace with the leaders as they completed a league double over Railway Union, coverting a 1-0 half-time lead into a three goal win. Ali Haughton scored a superb solo goal - his injury not as bad as first diagnosed - flicking high over Stephen O'Keefe following a mazy run to complete the scoring. Corner strikes from Peter McConnell and Sven Galjaardt had done the earlier damage. Conor Quinn made a number of saves to keep a clean-sheet on debut while fellow Wesley schoolboy David McCrea also saw first team league action.
Fingal 2 (Tom Manning, Chris Neville) Corinthian 3 (Brian Doherty 2, Davy Carson)
Rarely a dull moment when Fingal and Corinthian at ALSAA. With the fog descending and plenty of calls for an abandonment, Corinthian were the ultimate beneficiaries as Fingal lost their discipline to end the game with nine men and Davy Carson pounced two minutes from time to win the game. Earlier, Chris Neville's corner goal and Tom Manning's brilliant smash made it 2-0 at half-time with both sides having chances to add to the scoring.
Brian Doherty's drag brought the reds back into the game and, after David Bane and Andrew Sutton agreed to play on after consultation with umpire Andrew Groves, Doherty got on the score-sheet once more to tie the game up. Derek O'Gorman received his second yellow card - the first for a bad tackle, the latter for dissent - moments after returning to the pitch to be issued a red while Bane was sent to the bin for a bad tackle, too. And Corinthian prospered via Carson to keep their place at the top of the pile.
Monkstown 3 (Gareth Watkins, Andrew Ward, Matt Fairweather) YMCA 2 (Andrew Walker, Richie Pedreschi)
Monkstown reasserted the gap between the top and bottom halves of the table as they won by the odd goal in five at Rathdown. They led for 67 minutes but still almost contrived to draw the match as a late chance fell to Richie Pedreschi and a late corner went unconverted. Gareth Watkins was the beneficiary of a good advantage to break the deadlock inside three minutes and Matt Fairweather's corner made it 2-0 at the break. Andrew Walker pulled one back from a corner second phase but Andrew Ward swept in a baseline pull-back to make it 3-1. Pedreschi struck late to make it a nervous finish for the Town but they held out. Geoff Walker and Watkins were both earlier sin-binned in the same incident, the former not retreating at a free while the latter's reaction warrented the card.
Glenanne 6 (Shane O'Donoghue 2, Alan Lewis 2, Joe Brennan, Eddie O'Malley) UCD 2 (Robbie McFarlane 2)
Glenanne returned to league action with a bang to end UCD's winning streak. Eddie O'Malley started the rout before Joe Brennan (pictured) - on his return from injury - dragged home a corner for a 2-0 half-time lead. He was on set-piece duty as both Graham Shaw and Stephen Butler did not feature. Goals from Alan Lewis and Shane O'Donoghue stretched the lead to 5-0 before Robbie McFarlane scored twice in a minute to reel in the margin somewhat.
Men's Irish Junior Cup:
Six Leinster sides remain in the Irish Junior Cup as a number of big names crashed out of the competition at the first round stage. Pembroke stepped up their game to beat Corinthian for the second time in a week, needing no recourse to the extra-time Railway Cup win of six days previously. Craig Wilson and Maurice Elliott set them on their way before Leinster U-16 Kirk Shimmins and Mick O'Connor struck late to seal the win.
YMCA's tie in North Down was originally threatened by frost but got the tie played and won 4-2 to set up a Sandymount derby with Pembroke in round two. Monkstown won the other Dublin derby 4-2 ahead of UCD while Railway had too much for Antrim.
Fingal II were disappointed to have their tie abandoned despite a 5-0 lead with half an hour remaining against Catholic Institute due to fog. Glenanne's tie with Annadale - set to feature David Smyth and Chris Jackson - went the same way.
Three Rock bowed out 2-1 at Instonians despite a lively performance and a boisterous crowd with Neal Megarity and Alan White impressing. Ross Harris' stroke set up a tense finish but Inst held out and will play the winners of Fingal's tie in round two.
Weston lost on strokes to Mossley; Dublin Uni went close against a fancied Lisnagarvey side with former Villiers' man Roger Clarke's fortuitous goal giving them a lifeline but were unable to force an unlikely period of extra-time in their 2-1 loss. Clonatrf fell 8-1 to Cookstown.
Holders Cork C of I were the big winners at a misty Havelock Park as they earned a win in Banbridge. Nick Burns stood out and got the vital goal in the 2-1 win after Stephen Parker had scored the Garryduff side's opener. They must travel once more to Co Down in round tow as they go to Newry.
No such luck for their city rivals Cork Harlequins who fell to their Belfast namesake in the round's big shock result.
IJC round one results:
Weston II 2 Mossley II 2 Mossley won 5-4 on strokes; Portadown II 0 Newry II 8; Kilkeel II 11 (Andrew Graham 4, Allen Gordon 3, David Finlay 2, Ryan Cunningham, David Tremblett) South Antrim II 1 (Jonny McDonough); Banbridge II 1 Cork C of I II 2 (Stephen Parker, Nick Burns); Clontarf II 1 Cookstown II 8; Instonians II 2 (Gregg Frizelle, Graeme Carson) TRR II 1 (Ross Harris ps); Bandon II 4 (Aaron Beamish 2, Darren Beamish, David Barrett) NICS II 2 (Steven Armstrong, Steven Neill); Belfast Harlequins II 2 Cork Harlequins 1; North Down II 2 (S Dalzell, A Keith) YMCA II 4 (Phil Powderley, Keith Benson, Gary Ryan, Michael Sleeman); Pembroke W II 4 (Craig Wilson, Maurice Elliott, Kirk Shimmins, Mick O'Connor) Corinthian II 0; Monkstown II 4 (Ian Allen 2, Zac Dutton, McHenry) UCD II 2 (Neil Young, Luke McSharry); Railway Union II 2 (Bruce Thompson, Kevin White) Antrim II 0; Lisnagarvey II 2 (S McQueen, Ian Davidson) Dublin Uni II 1 (Roger Clarke); Bangor II (Jonny McNaught) Raphoe 1 (Nigel Woods) Bangor won 4-3 on strokes; Fingal II vs Catholic Institute - abandoned due to fog; Glenanne II vs Annadale II - abandoned due to fog
Men's Irish Junior Cup draw:
Newry v Cork C of Ireland; Railway Union v Mossley; Monkstown v Kilkeel; Cookstown v Glenanne/Annadale; Bandon v Bangor; YMCA v Pembroke Wanderers; Belfast Harlequins v Lisnagarvey; Instonians v Fingal/Catholic Institute
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Men's Leinster Division One:
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