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Leixlip double up with Carroll Cup

LEIXLIP UNITED 2

GLENVILLE 2

(AET: Leixlip won 4-3 on pens)

Leixlip United completed a league and cup double on Friday night as they edged out Glenville in a penalty shoot-out at Baldonnel to add the Carroll Cup to their Major 1A Saturday title.

Kenneth Molloy notched the winning spot-kick to hand United the double after this pair had shared four goals in an exciting cup final.

Molloy had also netted during the game, the Leixlip captain scoring just after the break to cancel out Mark Roche's first-half opener.

Roche was a constant source of trouble for Leixlip and it was the clinical striker that put Glenville back in front.

With time and the double slipping away, up popped Colm May to steer home a late free-kick to send the game into extra-time and eventually a penalty showdown.

BALLYER DENIED AS STONES CLINCH TITLE

GREYSTONES UNITED 1

BALLYFERMOT UNITED 0

Eoin Darcy netted the only goal of the game as Greystones United clinched the Senior Division 1B title on Friday night and consigned Ballyfermot United to the runners-up spot in a dramatic finale to the season.

Stones needed the win to kill off the Ballyfermot resurgance and they duly claimed the title when Darcy got on the end of a Paul Molloy cross to bag the winner with 18 minutes left.

This was the sixth promotion on the bounce for Alan Dodd and Eoin Meehan's side and with their Saturday side promoted from Major 1C Saturday Division, this has been a highly successful campaign for the Wicklow club.

RICHARD'S STAR TURN BAGS CUP FOR PARK

PARK CELTIC 1

BALLYOULSTER UNITED 0

The father-and-son partnership of Jim and Richard Shiggins combined to bring Park Celtic back into the winners' enclosure as they claimed the Wally Winn Cup at the Postal Grounds on Saturday.

It was Richard who was the goalscoring hero, netting the only goal of a tense game in the first-half to hand his dad Jim's side the trophy as they hung on despite a late rally by Ballyoulster.

David Simons of Celtic revealed: "We are delighted with the win. It is the first time in a few years that we have won something. It was a tight game, especially in the last 10 to 15 minutes when Ballyoulster threw everything at us."

Niall Feery


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