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Dom calls the tune with whistling role at Killeigh

CCFL official and well known manager and coach of various teams, from club to league representative level, Dom Keating, recently added another string to his bow - refereeing.

But players shouldn't be too concerned, it was a one-off encounter with the whistle for Keating.

He took charge of a novel friendly game between the Killeigh Women's Division team and a selection of Killeigh coaches and managers - all of whom were men.

The Killeigh Women's team, who picked up one win from their first five outings in the CCFL Women's Division, found themselves 2-0 down to the men but finished up running them close, with an Elaine Delaney converted penalty making the final score 3-2 - to the boys.

Carty heroics secure point for Shamrocks

A POINT for Arlington at home to Walsh Island Shamrocks was enough to nudge them to the top of CCFL Division One on the opening day of

action in 2010.

However, the Portarlington boys should probably have taken all three points, and thereby earned the win which would have given them a firm grip on the Division One title race.

Arlington had many, many more chances than Walsh Island but the Shamrocks defence and goalkeeper Noel Carty, was in one of those moods where they weren't going to concede very much.

Shamrocks then rocked Arlington before half-time when Aaron Reynolds put the Offaly men in front with a fine effort.

Arlington didn't have long to wait for their leveller. Just after the restart Jason Moore set up Oleg Shiskarev for an accurate drive to the top corner which even the athletic Carty couldn't stop.

O'Brien bags four as Clara hit for six!

MEANWHILE, Arlington's B team had no problem taking their chances when they visited Clara Town's C side in the Combined Counties Shield.

Luke O'Brien was the star of the show, netting four of Arlington's six goals, while Joe Tully and substitute Ciaran McManus scored the others.

Clonaslee United B managed an even higher tally in the Shield, firing seven past Co Longford side Carrickboy Celtic.

Niall Kearns hit a hat-trick, Sean Larkin scored twice as did Edward Colbert, in a match which finished 7-2.

Clonaslee will play either North Celtic from Mullingar or Raharney in the next round, while Arlington will face Rathmore, who knocked out Ballyroan Rovers with Ronnie Weston among the goals at the Laois venue.

Portlaoise's Dynamo Town, who despatched Frankford with the help of a Danny Red goal, will play Tullamore's Westend in the third round.

Dynamo are currently flying high in Division 3A where they are in second place, just a point behind Rathmore's neighbours Cloneygowan Celtic.

Banagher United, still unbeaten in Division 3B, made sure of their place in the third round of the Shield with a 2-1 win at Longford Celtic.

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