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Summer soccer underway in North Tipperary

Wednesday, 29th May, 2019 3:12pm
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Summer soccer underway in North Tipperary

BT Harps Eanna McBride takes on Nenagh Celtic's Christopher Ryan in the Premier Division clash at Nenagh College. PHOTO: ODHRAN DUCIE

Summer soccer underway in North Tipperary

BT Harps Eanna McBride takes on Nenagh Celtic's Christopher Ryan in the Premier Division clash at Nenagh College. PHOTO: ODHRAN DUCIE

By Padraig Ryan

 

The 2019 North Tipperary & District League season kicked off at the weekend with nine games across the three divisions.

The weekend also saw confirmation of the decision of BT Harps FC to pull their junior side from all NT&DL competitions. This meant that their scheduled game against Nenagh Celtic did not go ahead and the NT&DL committee will now have to decide how to approach the Premier Division for the season as they are now down to just six teams.

In the games that did go ahead, Moneygall travelled to Portumna Town for their first top division game for a number of years but came away on the wrong side of a seven goal thriller.

Portumna dominated the opening half and toom a 3-1 lead into the break thanks to goals from Ronan O’Meara, Kevin Brummell and a David Nee penalty. Paul Costello had drawn the game level midway through the half but Moneygall found the initial pace of the game difficult to master.

In the second half Moneygall produced a far better performance with two goals from Jack O’Brien either side of another Portumna goal from Ryan Hanrahan. The away side pushed hard for the last quarter of an hour but couldn’t find the equaliser and Portumna could celebrate a successful start to their season.

 

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