Lee Mowat

Good Cup weekend for Nenagh AFC

By Pat Sheehan

Nenagh AFC 3-0 Star Rovers

Nenagh AFC maintained their recent good form with a 3-0 home win on Sunday over Star Rovers to advance to the third round of the Munster Junior Cup.

The hosts opened the scoring after ten minutes when following a good team move down the right, Aidan White pulled the ball to the back post for Lee Mowat for a tap in.

Nenagh doubled their advantage on the half hour mark when a push on Matthew Spain resulted in a spot kick which the striker took himself and successfully converted.

The contest was as good as over just before the break when a patient build-up ended with Eamonn White playing through the lines to Aidan White who hit a sweet strike from distance.

With the game in the bag, Nenagh eased up in the second half but held on comfortably to set up a clash at Aisling Annacotty in round three.

Nenagh AFC: Eoghan Tinkler; Cathal Coonon; Lee Mowatt; Bryan McGee; Eamon White; Alan Sheehan; Saeed Ryan; Casey Finn; Kieran O'Brien; Matt Spain; Aidan White, Subs: Kieran Barr; Szymon Popiela; Diarmuid Fitzpatrick

Janesboro 2-0 Newport Town

Janesboro withstood what was a potential giant killing fixtures when they beat Premier ‘A’ side Newport Town 2-0 in Pearse Stadium on Sunday.

Bradley McNamara put Boro in front after a defensive slip up. The visitors bounced back well and were denied on a number of occasions. Top scorer Jay Ryan seemed to have a personal duel with Finn Clancy but the ‘Boro keeper came out tops again and again.

With time running out McNamara scored his second of the morning to seal the issue.

Newport; Seamus O’Regan, Pa Murtagh, Killian O’Malley, Elliott Slattery, Kevin O’Brien, Luke Ryan, Darren Collins, Ben Coleman, Dan Egan, Brian O’Sullivan, Jay Ryan, Subs; Eoin Looney, Diarmuid O’Riordan, Christy Doyle, Dave Ryan.

Elsewhere, all the games went to script with the premier division sides all making it through comfortably to round 3. The revised third round draw reads as follows: Janesboro v Regional United; Ballynanty Rovers v Kilmallock; Aisling Annacotty v Nenagh AFC; Charleville v Geraldines; Carew Park v Fairview Rangers ‘B’; Pike Rovers v Fairview Rangers

In the Munster Youth Cup, Newport Town posted an impressive 5-1 win at Regional United. Shane Flanagan scored twice while Eoghan Flynn, Jamie Kavanagh and Senan Ryan also got on the scoresheet.

In the FAI Under 17 Cup, Sean Condon scored for Shelbourne but they were beaten by a determined Nenagh AFC whose two goals were scored by Lenny Raleigh and Dylan McKenna.