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Wednesday 23 April 2014

Junior Soccer: Depleted Abbey put up good show against Galway United

Last Saturday night in an historic game Sligo Southern Hotel Super League champions Abbey United travelled to Terryland Park to take on Galway United in the semi-final of the Connacht Senior Cup.Originally the game was fixed for Sunday afternoon which would have suited Abbey as they would have had a full squad available to them. Galway though re-fixed the game and rather than

With Sligo hosting the Irish stage of the World Rally Championships there were only two games played in the Sligo-Leitrim & District Soccer League. Calry Bohs travelled to Galway to take on Oranmore United in the third round of the Connacht Junior Cup and were beaten 10-1 although Calry were forced to field a weakened side as they were missing a number of players.

Last Saturday night in an historic game Sligo Southern Hotel Super League champions Abbey United travelled to Terryland Park to take on Galway United in the semi-final of the Connacht Senior Cup.

Originally the game was fixed for Sunday afternoon which would have suited Abbey as they would have had a full squad available to them. Galway though re-fixed the game and rather than forfeit the game Abbey chose to field a team although they were missing a number of players due to work commitments.

Indeed they travelled with just the bare minimum but produced a performance which did both the club and the League proud but it was Galway who progressed as they won 4-2.

Despite a bright start Abbey trailed 2-0 after the opening twenty minutes with Galway’s Brazilian striker Alfedo Neto getting both their goals. Keith Carty had a great chance to equalise when Abbey were one down but he had a header cleared off the line. Abbey did get themselves back into the game in the 37th minute as Lee Marshall played a great 1-2 with Glen Shannon rounded the keeper and shot home from a tight angle. Three minutes into the second half and Galway restored their two goal advantage as Neto headed down a Jason Molloy corner to Paul Sinnott who shot home from close range.

Again Abbey showed their fighting spirit to get back into the game as Gareth Kelly scored their second in the 58th minute. He got to the end of a long ball from Paddy Colon and flicked the ball over the advancing Galway keeper and into the net. Abbey were now on top and while they created a couple of good chances and had a strong shout for a penalty they couldn’t get that all important third and were caught on the break in the 87th minute when Molloy scored a fourth for Galway. Overall it was a great experience for the Abbey players and management and had they a full squad at their disposal whose to say that they mightn’t have caused an upset.

Abbey United: Cian Costello, Neal McKenna, Stephen Coen, Clive Somers, Paddy Conlon, Lee Marshall, Gareth Kelly, Keith Carty, Glen Shannon, Christopher Kelly, Andrew McLoughlin.



Results and fixtures

Results Saturday 17th November. 2007

Connacht UMBRO Senior Cup Semi Final

Galway United 4 - 2 Abbey United Terryland Pk.



Results Sunday 18th November. 2007

Connacht Junior Cup 3rd Round

89 Oranmore 10 - 1 Calry Bohs At Oranmore



Fixtures Sunday 25th November. 2007

Sligo Southern Hotel Super League K.O.11.00am

Arrow Harps v City United

Yeats United v Calry Bohs



Sligo Pallets Premier League K.O.11.00am

Aughanagh Celtic v Cliffoney Celtic

Ballymote Celtic v Chaffpool Rovers

Carrick Town v Glenview Stars

Cartron United v Innisfree Celtic

Real Tubber v Gurteen Celtic



Cleary Landscapes & Pitch Maintenance Division One K.O.2.00pm.

Ballygawley Celtic v Chaffpool United

Cloonamahon Celtic v Coolaney United

Coolera Rovers v Western Rovers

MCR F.C. v Quayside Rovers

Maugherow Unite

d v Ballisodare United



Ivor Parke Painters & Decorators Division Two K.O.2.00pm



Cliffoney Celtic Reserves v Kilglass-Inishscrone United

Dromore Villa v Real Tubber Reserves

Grange United v Aclare Celtic





UMBRO FAI JUNIOR CUP 4th Round K.O. 2.00pm

Boyle Celtic v Strand Celtic

Ballinasloe Town v Castlerea Celtic or Manor Rangers

Abbey United v Lisnamult Celtic



All morning results by 1.30pm and afternoon results by 5.00 pm to 087 7533112 Fixtures are available from 6.30pm in Sunday on 071 9170099.

Where a ground is deemed unplayable the game must revert to the opponent’s ground immediately.

TOP SCORERS:

SLIGO SOUTHERN HOTEL SUPER LEAGUE

Gareth Kelly (Abbey United) – 13; Christopher Kelly (Abbey United), Damien Fallon (Carbury FC) – 8; Paul Boylan (Manor Rangers), Lee McKillen (Boyle Celtic), Jason Mulrooney (Yeats United) – 6; Ronan McGourty (Manor Rangers), David Blaine (City United) – 5



THOMAS CONNOLLY BAR PREMIER DIVISION

Alan Harrison (Cliffoney Celtic), Mark Irwin (Ballymote Celtic) – 7 ; Gerard Henry (Real Tubber), Brendan Towey (Chaffpool Rovers), Shane Fowley (Innisfree Celtic) – 6; Gino O’Boyle (Glenview Stars), John Cooke (Gurteen Celtic) – 5; John O’Flaherty (Chaffpool Rovers), Paul Simon (Aughanagh Celtic), Dermot Walsh (Real Tubber) – 4



THE SCENE NEWSPAPER DIVISION ONE

Alan Flynn (Cloonamahon Celtic) – 12; John Conlon (Quayside Rovers) – 8; Michael Kelly (Western Rovers) – 7; Colin McMorrow (MCR) – 6



IVOR PARKE PAINTER & DECORATOR’S DIVISION TWO

Gary Hynes (Dromore Villa), Raymond Gannon (Aclare Celtic) – 6; Ryan McCombe (Dromore Villa), Peter Wilson (Grange United) – 5; Barry Battle, Shane Gilroy (Kilglass/Enniscrone United) – 4



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