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Magic Murphy’s to the ‘four’ for table-toppers

Wexford soccer round-up


Division 1

Jay Murphy has certainly found a new lease of life with North End’s second string and he continued to bang in the goals on Sunday, hitting the net four times as the leaders saw off Adamstown 5-1. Jordan Jarrett got the other goal for the pacesetters, while Conor Hickey scored for the visitors.

Curracloe United edged out St. Leonards 2-1, with Graham Staples and Ryan Donnelly scoring for the seasiders and Ben Whitty replying.

Michael Mackey was the match winner for Glynn Barntown, netting both his side’s goals in their 2-1 away win over New Ross Celtic, with Donnacha O’Connor scoring for the hosts.

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Division 2

Shelburne United put themselves right back in the mix for a title challenge with a 4-3 win over high-flying Gorey Rangers on Sunday.

Paddy Murphy, Eoin Kelly, Brian Minogue and Eoin Burke all hit the back of the net for the winners, with Killian Cushe, Seán Roche and Aaron Byrne scoring for Rangers.

Taghmon United earned their first win of the campaign in fine style as they saw off St. Cormac’s 4-0, with goals from Luke Sinnott (two), Adam Sinnott and Brandon Power.

Raheen also got three points on the board as they overcame Shamrock Rovers 4-2.

David McEvoy netted twice for the winners, with his second a spectacular lob from close to the halfway line, while Mark Cowman and Dylan Whitty added a goal apiece. Tommy O’Rourke and Ricky Murphy got the goals for Rovers.

Division 3

All Blacks moved to the top of the Division 3 table with a 3-1 win over Wexford Celtic at Sinnottstown Lane on Sunday.

Shane Cassidy netted a double for the Mayglass side, with Shane Goff also getting in on the act and Darragh Whelan replying.

Killenagh Wanderers were top going into the weekend but they had to settle for a share of the spoils after a thrilling local derby against St. Joseph’s.

Seán Keane, Eoin Foy and Brendan Tobin got the goals for Joey’s in a 3-3 draw, with Michael O’Regan, Jack Doyle and Dominic Maher scoring for Wanderers.

Third-placed Rosslare Strand also picked up three points as they saw off Duncannon 5-1. A Danny O’Reilly penalty gave them a slender advantage at the break, before Mark Buckley (two), Tyrone O’Reilly and Shane Connick added to their tally after the interval.

New Ross Town came out on top in the basement battle against Rosbercon United, winning 3-0 thanks to a Cillian Thomas double and a Ramon Fernandez strike.

Division 3A

Camolin Celtic moved to within five points of leaders Rathnure with a hard-fought 3-2 win over Oylegate United on Sunday.

Martin Wadding scored a double for the winners, while Aymen Siouane added to their tally and Jack Reck and Pierce Murphy replied for Oylegate.

Division 4

Kiltealy Celtic kept up their title challenge on Sunday with a 3-0 away win over St. Joseph’s. Shane Mernagh scored twice for the visitors, with Dan Murphy grabbing their other goal.

Bridge Rovers and Camolin Celtic came away with a point apiece after a 2-2 draw, with Mikey Lacey and Niall O’Malley scoring for the Castlebridge side and Dean Earley and Glen Carton replying.

Joe Roberts, Adam Harte and Paul Nolan got the goals for Bunclody as they edged out Shamrock Rovers 3-2, with Ryan Heimsoth and Timmy Dwyer scoring for the Enniscorthy side.

Division 4A

Glynn Barntown moved a step closer to the Division 4A title by overcoming Campile United 3-1 in the top of the table clash on Sunday. John Kirwan fired Campile in front, but Theo Doyle levelled matters before Paddy Carley edged the hosts ahead with a long-range effort.

It was end-to-end for the second-half, but a late Aaron Kehoe goal sealed the deal for Glynn Barntown.

Third-placed Carne FC suffered a 3-2 defeat to All Blacks, with Shane Mythen, Mark Sinnott and Jake Kehoe netting for the winners and Carne replying through a Jason Ellard double.

Kilmore United moved up to fourth place with a 4-2 away win over Castledockrell, thanks to a Stevo Redmond treble and a Luke Quirke strike.

Jon Reville helped himself to a hat-trick for Corach Ramblers as they ran out emphatic 7-2 winners over Shelburne United. Nigel Kehoe (two), Garrett McMahon and Evan Sinnott also netted for Ramblers, with Ryan Kielthy and Aaron Kinsella replying.

Mark O’Connor (two) and Gary Murphy got the goals for Curracloe United as they won 3-2 away to St. Leonards, with Cormac Kiely and Kian Swan scoring for the hosts.

Division 5

Title-hopefuls Gorey Rangers and Ajax Athletic shared the spoils on Sunday after a 1-1 draw in Enniscorthy.

Liam Murphy hit the back of the net for the Rajahs, with Killian Cushe scoring for Rangers.

Wexford Celtic moved level on points with Rangers at the top of the table as they hit five without reply in Camolin.

Craig Hore and Elliott Malone both scored twice for the Sinnottstown Lane side, with Shaun Donoghue adding to their tally.

Gorey Celtic also had a comfortable victory, seeing off Adamstown 4-0 with a Reinar Ceizar double and a goal apiece from Eddie Prudkojs and Danny Dixon.