Under 13 Round 3 IN the Under 13 National Cup Round 3 Dillon Robinson proved his class once again as he hit a hat trick in Kingdom Boys 3-2 win over Kilcornan. There reward is a home clash in Round 4 against Nenagh with a spot in the open draw last 32 up for grabs.
Killarney Celtic and Herbertstown were involved in a classic which ended 2-2 after normal time. Killarney Celtic got the only goal in extra time to also progress to Round 4 where they are at home to the winners of Avenue and Herbertstown. Jack Hanrahan scored twice and Darren Looney once in Celtic's win.
Unfortunately The Park went out 4-3 to Pike Rovers after extra-time. Under 15 Round 3 BALLYHAR'S love affair with the 2012/13 National Cup's continue as their under-15 sides progressed after a breath-taking win over Connolly Celtic at Must Scott Park.
Shane O'Donoghue and Liam Brosnan looked to have made sure of Ballyhar's progress to the next round as they led 2-1 going into the last minute of normal time. However, their opponents had other ideas and equalised with the last kick of the game. With no extra scores in extra time it was onto penalties and after an amazing 20 penalty shootout Ballyhar won 7-6. Patrick Daly in the Ballyhar goal was in outstanding form saving three spot kicks and Luke Fitzgerald showed great composure to knock in the winning score.
In Round 4 Ballyhar will travel to Mungret Regional who knocked out Kingdom Boys this weekend. The Limerick side won on a 7-2 scoreline so Ballyhar will have to be at their best to keep this great run going.
Killarney Celtic travelled to Nenagh and looked to be cruising at half time leading 3-0 with goals from Peter McCarthy, Dion Marcos and Cathal O'Shea. However Nenagh came back to make it 3-2 but Celtic were able to hold on.
The Hoops now travel to Kilmallock who ended Killarney Athletics interest on Saturday on a 5-4 scoreline.
However, that doesn't tell the story of the game as Athletic were 4-0 down only to level matters with goals from James Suter, Michael Potts, Padraig O'Brien and Joe Glinwood. Athletic unfortunately also missed a penalty and were on the wrong side of a couple of 'home town' refereeing decisions.
The Park went out going down 10 away to Herbertstown. The only goal of the game came 20 minutes from time from a soft penalty.