Jackie O’Driscoll Premier Cup: Semi-Final

Satellite Taxis 0 – 0 Doolan’s Cow (Doolan’s won 3-2 on pens.)

HOLDERS Doolan’s Cow and northside rivals Quinlan’s Bar will meet in the last match of the season, the Jackie O’Driscoll Premier Cup Final, at Turner’s Cross on Tuesday  next, June 4th ,(kick-off 7pm), following Doolan’s shoot-out win over Satellite at Deerpark Secondary School, writes Finbarr Buckley.

It’ll be the third time the teams will meet in a final at Turner’s Cross after Doolan’s triumphed in the Shield and Mooney Finals of 2017. Defences largely dominated a tight encounter which always looked like going to penalties. Ross Healy and goalkeeper Cian Hammond converted for the home team whose best on the night included the penalty takers and Emmet O’Neill.

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Satellite Taxis 1 – 4 UCC United

Last season’s champions UCC and Mooney finalists Satellite Taxis have it all to play for in the race for runners-up after the visitors won comfortably at Deepark Secondary School in mid-week. Both teams are not level on points and will meet in a play-off at a date and time to be decided.  Ali Ahmidat scored a hat-trick for the visitors along with Gokhan Dumlupinar. Alex Coughlan netted Satellite’s consolation.

Cork International 1 – 5  Doolan’s Cow

Champions Doolan’s rounded off their campaign with a 10th successive win to finish eight points clear of the chasing pack following last Sunday morning’s 5-1 win over Cork International at Mayfield Community School. James Cotter netted his 15th of the season from the penalty-spot in the 20th minute before Luca Lanzilli deservedly equalized for the visitors ten minutes later. Cotter rounded  keeper Barry Sheehan  to coolly put his side in front again before half-time leaving Cotter, Luke Byrne and Stephen McCarthy to add further second-half goals for the winners. Captain Darren Geraghty, Alan Monaher and Graeme Buckley were influential throughout for the winners.

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Dalton’s Pharmacy 3  – 2 Dell EMC

Dalton’s came out on top by the odd goal in five after a first-half hat-trick from Paulo Santos, his third a superb lob from near the half-way line, looked to have done enough to seal the points. Sean Holmes and Mark Foley pulled two back early in the second 45 but that was as good as it got for the visitors. Dalton’s Shane McGill forced a couple of good saves from his opponent’s keeper and caught the eye along with Santos and Brian Davis while Karl O’Reilly and Ger Kelly impressed for Dell EMC.

Dalton’s Pharmacy 8  – 2 Abtran

In-form Dalton’s climbed three places to fourth following Sunday afternoon’s convincing win over Abtran at Mayfield Pk. Paulo Santos followed up his hat-trick in mid-week against Dell EMC with another and along with four from Steven Kiely and one from Reece Hogan, the hosts looked poised for a top four finish after what had been an indifferent season in the league.

FOOT-NOTE : The Premier Division 2nd  place play -off between Satellite Taxis and UCC United will take place during UCC United’s pre-season tournament, the University Shield,  date TBC. The League extends its sincerest sympathies to 20/20 Glazing’s Gary Cronin on the recent passing of his mother Tricia. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam dilís!