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Thursday 22 February 2018

Real Tubber's five-goal thriller

On the local scene Jack Frost was the big winner here with only one game surviving the elements and that was the Andrew Mullen Premier League clash local derby encounter between Real Tubber and Chaffpool United played on the Astro at Cleveragh.

Real Tubber dominated this game from the fourteenth minute when Paddy Kilian opened the account for Real Tubber and five minutes it was two nil with a beautiful strike from Matthew Mulhern.

Chaffpool rallied well and in fact pushed Real Tubber really hard but 25 minutes from full time Eoin Walsh put the game beyond doubt with a clinical finish to put Real Tubber three goals up.

Five minutes from full time and Eimhin Killoran notched a fourth and on the stroke of full time Peter Wynne topped off the day for Real Tubber with their fifth goal.

This was a crucial result for Real Tubber that sees them sixth on the leader board and may well keep them in contention for the Premier League cut off in the next few weeks when the top six will play off for the title and the bottom five will be contenders in the Cleary Landscapes and Pitch Maintenance Division One.

In the T P Brennan Connacht Cup 2nd Round the League had four Clubs in contention.

Arrow Harps fell before the first hurdle conceding to Westport Utd.

Darren Sommers warmed up the day for Ballisodare United who entertained visitors Galway United at the Astro in Cleveragh.

Galway Bohs were two goals up at the interval and Ballisodare needed to up the gears.

Eight minutes into the second half and Andrew Patton delivered with a cracker to give Ballisodare a lifeline.

Darren Sommers equalised with 17 minutes remaining and this score eventually brought the game into extra time.

Once more up stepped the big man seven minutes into extra time and with an acrobatic effort Darren Sommers fired Ballisodare United into the lead.

Then five minutes from full time he claimed his hat trick with a superb finish that sees Ballisodare United played away to Ballyheane next Sunday lets home the grounds are of a better standard then today at Ballyheane.

Ballymote Celtic journeyed to Ballyheane and on what can only be described as a very poor surface went down by six goals to one and finishing up with only nine men.

Daniel Clarke scored the only goal for Ballymote. Ballyheane now play Ballisodare United next Sunday.

Rahara Rovers Roscommon welcomed Merville United the home side took an early lead but Merville hit back with rapid fire and goals from Jordan Harte, Ryan Hargadon and David Lynch, all goals coming in the first half. This great result now sees Merville United progress.

In the T P Brennan Connacht Shield 1st Round the League had two Clubs in contention.

Mayo League side Swinford hosted Coolaney United while Manulla B welcomed Gurteen Celtic.

Both Sligo Leitrim Teams fell. Joe Cullen scored once for Coolaney United but they went down four goals to one at Swinford.

Ross O'Dowd scored one for Gurteen Celtic but they fell by three goals to one against Manulla B. Hopefully the frost isn't a factor next weekend.

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