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o'reillys impress to put iveagh on road to success

IVEAGH CELTIC..................................5

PEAMOUNT/MOYLE PARK....................2

Iveagh Celtic produced a five star show on Saturday afternoon as they blasted their way by Peamount/Moyle Park and onto three priceless Major 1 points at Stanaway Park.

Brothers Marc and Gerard O'Reilly chipped in with three of the goals while Damien Balfe and Jordan Barry also netted as the Super Celts made it two wins from their first three games of the season.

The opening goal arrived five minutes before half time when Marc O'Reilly thumped home from the penalty spot after Peamount goalkeeper Gareth Coakley took Phillip Rooney out of the game with a miss timed challenge. The goal was just reward for Iveagh, who had taken control of the game and had etched out several clear cut chances in the minutes leading up to the penalty.

Five minutes into the second half and the Celts went two in front with a goal of brilliance. Created in defence and crafted in midfield a slick seven-pass move went through Paul McMahon, who slipped O'Reilly in the clear. The striker stroked the ball into the path of Damien Balfe and he made no mistake from close range, tucking home to add the gloss to a brilliant passage of football from Iveagh.

Celtic continued to plough forward and went three goals to the good with thirteen minutes left. A deep cross by Liam Walton was met by Jordan Barry at the back post and the winger smartly nodded the ball back into the path of O'Reilly, who turned the ball home by Coakley with a neat flick.

That goal sparked off a late goal spree as both sides netted two goals each in the final ten minutes. Peamount/Moyle Park finally got on the scoresheet when Emerson Farrelly reacted quickest to John Hogan's parried shot to scoop the ball home from close range.

Any thoughts of a revival from the visitors were soon shot down with six minutes left when Barry collected the ball on the edge of the area and curled a stunning effort by Coakley to restore Celtic's three goal cushion.

Moyle Park hit back again with three minutes remaining when they were awarded a penalty after Sean Lawlor had his ankles tapped by Robert Warren. Substitute Tom Lyons coolly stroked home from the penalty spot leaving Mark O'Reilly no chance.

It was Iveagh that had the last word, though, and deservedly so as Gerard O'Reilly joined brother Marc on the scoresheet when he tucked home the fifth goal of the day to round off a super performance from the Super Celts.

IVEAGH: Mark O'Reilly; Darren Grey, John Murray, Phillip Rooney, Robert Warren, Paul McMahon, Jordan Barry, Darren Reddin, Damien Balfe, Marc O'Reilly, Ian Cannons. SUBS: Dean Eustace (for Rooney 40mins), Liam Walton (for Balfe 68mins), Gerard O'Reilly (for Eustace 80mins), Barry Riordan, James Christian. PEAMOUNT/MOYLE PARK: Gareth Coakley; Stephen Dingle, Jordan Roe, Sean Lawlor, Mark Fitzgibbons, Keith Fitzpatrick, Brian Coleman, Brian White, John Hogan, Emerson Farrelly, Dean O'Roule. SUBS: Phillip Power (for Coleman 65mins), Tom Lyons (for O'Roule 65mins), Jonathon Carter, Adam Rowan, Martin Corbett

Referee: Dave Fitzsimons.


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