04/02/2010: Reports from 30/01/2010

Trinity Corinthians moved into the fourth round of the LFA Junior Cup with a 2 - 1 home win over Bangor Celtic. Ken Hills set up the victory with two first half goals and his side will have home advantage again as they face Walkinstown Utd this weekend. The winners of this tie, which is scheduled for w/e Feb 13/14th, are also at home.

Orchard Celtic are into the fifth round of this competition with a good away win over North Wall. Matthew Cullen scored with a spot-kick with Derek Lynch scoring the winner in the first half of extra time. Orchard are away again to Carlow's Crettyard Utd who fired five past  Wicklow Town to advance.

 In the Sydney Bedlow Cup, Terenure 4ths were worthy winners over VEC 3rds on a 5 - 2 scoreline. The winning tally came from Brian Donlon (3), Pat Synnott and Shane McCaul.

In the Premier Division, Ardmore Rovers were unable to make home advantage pay and went down 4 - 5 to the visitors, Lucan Utd. They were always on the back-foot and turned at the interval 2 - 0 in arrears. With seven goals going in after the break, Ardmore never even managed to draw level and so afforded Lucan their first league win of the season.  John May, Gavin Rankin, Sean Dunne and Stephen Gannon (2) were on the mark for Lucan with the replies coming from Andy Galligan (2), Aodhan  O'Donoghue and Ian Foran.

Terenure picked up a vital three points in Div 1 with a 4 - 2 defeat of Balally Celtic. Chris Walshe, Paddy McAuley, Alan Breheny and Keith Baker found the net for Terenure with David Kelleher and David Hyland replying for Balally.  Although Strand 2nds scored first, Stedfast Utd went on to record a 7-1 win against the bottom side. Paddy Moran, Pat O'Brien (3), Jimmy McGrath (2) and Alan Delahunty scored for the winners.  Sandyford Rovers kept their first clean sheet of the season and had an added bonus when a Darren Hughes header on 35 minutes gave them all three points against Leixlip Town.

Slievenamon came unstuck against Claremont Rangers in Div 2, going down 4 - 1 to the bottom side. Robert Carroll got the ball rolling for Claremont and, though Slievenamon levelled, three further goals for Claremont from Glen Hynes, Dave Carroll and Dave Kiernan clinched victory.

Terenure 2nds were always in control against A C Portobello in Div 2A and came home with a 3-1 win.  Nigel O