Athletic take Killarney derby spoils
Published 09/01/2013 | 10:20
THE bragging rights in the Killarney town derby went to Athletic, who stopped the gallop of title chasing Celtic in the process.
DENNY DIVISION 1A
Killarney Athletic 2 Killarney Celtic 1
This was a very good competitive tie with all three goals coming from the penalty spot. Athletic went ahead when Ed O'Sullivan was brought down after a Celtic defensive mix up and Shane Bunyan walloped home the spot kick and it remained 1-0 to the interval.
Early in the second half Athletic doubled their lead when Martin Crowley was grounded in the box after a great attacking run. Once again Bunyan was impeccable from 12 yards.
Both sides continued to create chances and it was Celtic who eventually got one back from the penalty spot but it came too late and Athletic scooped the three league points.
Best for the winners were Martin Crowley, Shane Bunyan, Gary Moynihan and Timmy O'Sullivan.
Tralee Dynamos 3 QPR 0
THE question everyone is asking is why are Tralee Dynamos in this division as they are blowing away all opposition so far this season.
They easily accounted for QPR on Sunday with striker supreme Danny Roche bagging a brace of goals and Jonathan Burrows also finding the net.
The Park 3 Castleisland 2
THE Park upset the apple cart here defeating Castleisland, who are fighting for a place in the division decider with their goals coming from Martin Bowler, David Mc Loughlin and young Jesse O'Sullivan.
Steven Divane and Connie O'Rourke scored for the islanders who felt they done enough to get something from the game.
Ballyhar Dynamos 1 Castlemaine United 1
THIS was a close contest between the neighbouring clubs and the game was scoreless at half-time.
Castlemaine went ahead with a Cathal Moriarty penalty kick on the hour mark, but Kevin Casey restored parity with a fine strike from the verge of the box and that is the way it remained to the final whistle. Best for Ballyhar were Colm O'Shea, Steven Moloney, Anthony McKenna, John Daly and Owen O'Sullivan. 'Best for Castlemaine were Nigel Wren, Laurence O'Dowd, and sub Kieran Mc Kenna when introduced.
DENNY DIVISION 1B
Listowel Celtic 1 CSKA 2
CSKA threw themselves a life line in the race for the division title with a vital win over second placed Listowel Celtic. The Tralee side scorers were Kieran O'Donovan
and Mike Griffin.
Newtown Athletic 0 Balloonagh FC 3
BALLOONAGH stretched their lead at the top of the table to six points, but as usual they don't send in details of games.
By all accounts Newtown gave them a good run for their money and but for defensive lapses the outcome could have been much closer than the final scoreline indictates.
The Moyvane side are in relegation difficulties, but if they get their act together they are good enough to come out of it before the season is over.
DENNY DIVISION 2B
Skelliga FC 3 CS Abbeydorney 1
SKELLIGA collected all three points in their last home game of the season against a resilient Abbeydorney side.
The home side went ahead in the first half with a brilliant volley from Jimmy Stapleton after good build up play by Brian Smith and Jason Stapleton. The doubled their lead from a corner kick with Keith Curran outjuming everyone and sent a powerful header to the roof of the net.
They put the game to bed early in the second half when after a period of sustained pressure Eanna O'Connor forced the ball home from close range.
They could have gone further ahead but the Abbeydorney goalkeeper made a great save from a Jason Stapleton penalty kick. A sprited Abbeydorney side kept going to the very ended but left themselves too much to do.
Tralee Athletic 1 Annascaul FC 2
ANNASCAUL elevated themselves to within a whisker of the leaders with a vital win over fellow title contenders Tralee Athletic.. The all important goals were scored by Paul Whelehan and James Sayers.