? Finbarr Buckley

? Nicky Mulcahy (Unofficial: Football) – Doolans Cow Bar FC 2019 – 2020:

Back (L-R):ย  Jamie Murphy, Aaron Hennessy, Sean Oโ€™Sullivan, Keith McCarthy, James Murphy, James Cotter.

Front (L-R):ย  Craig Keegan, Stephen McCarthy, Alan Monaher, Stephen Heffernan, (Tony Oโ€™Reilly was up doing the coin toss ?)

Munster Junior Cup โ€“ Second Round

Doolanโ€™s Cow 6 – 1 Everton

In-form Doolanโ€™s Cow put MJL Premier Division joint leaders Everton to the sword when the teams met at Mayfield Community School last Sunday morning. The hosts, who are already in the open draw of the FAI Junior Cup, went in front in the 15th minute through summer signing Jamie Murphy who got his head to Aaron Hennessyโ€™s cross. Murphy set up Tony Oโ€™Reilly for a second fifteen minutes later only for Craig Hurley to reduce the deficit on the hour. James Cotter restored Doolanโ€™sโ€™ two goal advantage within five minutes with a spectacular strike from outside the area and Hennessy followed up with a fourth in the 75th minute. With ten minutes remaining, and Doolanโ€™s in complete control, Murphy stamped his mark further on the game to complete his hat-trick with goals in 80th and 85th minutes. Murphy, Stephen McCarthy and Craig Keegan impressed throughout for the hosts.

OBS 1ย  – 4 Drinagh Rangers

West Cork League premier division leaders made the long journey to Ballea Pk. last Friday night and came away with 4-1 at the finish after the outcome hung in the balance up to the final quarter. Barry Oโ€™Driscoll (H) capitalized on a mix-up at the back to put Drinagh one up in the 10th minute before Colm Oโ€™Brien released Jack Cotter who outpaced the centre-back to equalize ten minutes later. Oโ€™Brien and Lee Maher went close to a second for the hosts only for Oโ€™Driscoll to grab a second for the visitors before half-time. OBSโ€™s Wayne Rodgers displayed quick feet in trying to get Anto Oโ€™Reilly away on the right-wing but Rangers put the tie to bed with goals from Thomas Connolly and Oโ€™Driscoll again in the final twenty minutes to advance to the third round.


Carrigaline United 3 – 1 UCC Utd

UCCโ€™s interest in the competition was ended by Carrigaline United who brought the best out of UCCย  keeper Sean Mellet early on before deservedly taking the lead through Stephen Barry who finished a deep cross at the far post. The visitorโ€™s response produced an equalizer from Eric Montgomeryโ€™s cross which was turned into his own net by a home defender. But, the joy was short-lived as a contentious offside call was waved aside allowing Wayne Oโ€™Halloran to restore the hostโ€™s lead with Barry getting a toe to the ball to add a third minutes later. Walter Messina headed over from a corner before half-time but despite both teams creating chances in the second 45 and Mellet again performing heroics with a couple of one on one saves, UCC couldnโ€™t find the breakthrough to take the tie to extra-time.

Sports Gear Direct First Division

Planet Entertainment (Cork) 5 – 1 Pepsico

Planet Entertainment remain top of the Sports Gear Direct First Division following last Saturday afternoonโ€™s 5-1 win over Pepsico at Murphyโ€™s Farm last Saturday afternoon. The ever-dependable defensive midfielder James Morrissey bagged a hat-trick with speedy central striker Dylan Sheridan and Eoghan Ryan, who beat four defenders on route to scoring the fifth goal, also among the goals. Ian Leahyโ€™s replied with Pepsicoโ€™s consolation.


Dell EMC 1 – 4 Abtranย 

Abtran made it three wins out of three to close the gap at the top to a single point. After Dellโ€™s Kevin Oโ€™Connorโ€™s forty yard cross was headed in by Sean Holmes in the 25th minute, goals from Dale Dalton (60mins.), Danny Oโ€™Brien (pen.), (80th ) and two later strikes fromย  Shane McGill and sub and veteran Shane Bowles sealed Abtranโ€™s ย win and condemned EMC to a third league defeat. Dalton and William Corcoran shone for the winners who are now unbeaten in eight, with Holmes and Paul Oโ€™Hea equally the impressive performers for the home team.

VoxPro 2 – 1ย  Janssen

VoxPro moved up to second courtesy of a best of three goal win over an under-strength Janssen at the G.A.C.A. Grounds ,Glanmire. After VoxProโ€™s Reece Hogan and Janssenโ€™s Rory Oโ€™Keeffe exchanged goals, Hogan went on to grab the winner for the Mahon based outfit.

The Weigh Inn Dripsey 2 – 3 Martin Harvey Solicitors

Martin Harvey Solicitors won at the third attempt to register their first points in league football despite going behind to a Killian Kelleher goal in the 20th minute. Adam Oโ€™Sullivan levelled with a fine strike from distance before Jack Casey sent Dripsey in leading at half-time. After Cain Oโ€™Mahony equalized on the hour, Donal Lyons ran through to slot home what would prove to be the winner five minutes later. Captain Conor Dalton, Evan Lordon and Darragh Healy were in fine form for the winners with Casey and the returning Frank Field catching the eye for the home team.

Cork Hospitals 0 – 5 CPL

Cork Hospitalsโ€™ wretched start to the league campaign continued with another heavy defeat, this time to CPL, who were still smarting after their ย big loss to Colso Celtic the week before. The visitors should have been ahead at half-time but once the outstanding Afonse Gasper netted with a clever flick to beat a defender and run on to score, there was doubt on where the points would go. Chris Brantโ€™s inch perfect pass sent Gasper in for a second with the lively striker completing his hat-trick within minutes of grabbing his second after being put through by Jamie Nagel. Cian Higginsโ€™ flick led to Keelyn Cotter addingย  a fourth with Cotterโ€™s inspirational run from central defence finishing with ย Brant completing the scoring. Hospitalsโ€™ cause wasnโ€™tย  helped by having a player dismissed for two yellow cards at one-nil. Paul Cummins had a fine match for the winners.

Sports Gear Direct Premier Division

Co. Council 1 – 1 Marlboro Trust

The oldest fixture in the league ended with a share of the spoils after Steven Oโ€™Reilly opened the scoring for Trust in the 25th minute. A foul on Robert Susek led to Fergus Oโ€™Connor equalizing from the penalty-spot five minutes before half-time. In a tough encounter in which both teams strived for the winner, Oโ€™Connor came closest to breaking the deadlock when his rising shot came back off the post. Liam Buckley and Chris Halpin kept Council ticking over in the 90.