๐Ÿ“ Finbarr Buckley

Mooney Cup โ€“ Second Round

Abtran 3 – 0ย  Colso Celticย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย 

DUE to the inclement weather last weekend only two fixtures went ahead with the Mooney Cup second round tie between first division joint leaders and the 2014 winners Abtran and challengers Colso Celtic at Mayfield Community School last Saturday afternoon taking centre stage, writes Finbarr Buckley.

Colso dominated the early exchanges and went close to taking the lead through Andy Oโ€™Donovan and Alex Cummins. However, once Abtran settled and went in at half-time time without conceding, the hosts ran in three without reply courtesy of Chris Coughlan (2) and William Corcoran. Eoghan Oโ€™Sullivanโ€™s rampaging run and cross set up Coughlanโ€™s first before Danny Oโ€™Brien was taken down for Coughlan to covert from the penalty-spot, both goals coming within fifteen minutes of the changeover. Sub Shane Bowles got in on the action with an assist for Corcoranโ€™s third and had a fourth himself disallowed for offside. Oโ€™Sullivan, Coughlan and Dale Dalton were the pick of Abtranโ€™s eleven who now move into the last eight of the competition. Craig Murphy and Jack McCarthy shone for the visitors.

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Martin Harvey Solicitors 2ย  – 3 Cork Hospitals

Both teams needed a confidence-boosting win to bridge the seven-point gap at the bottom. ย After Hospitalsโ€™ John Hayes saved a penalty from Adam Oโ€™Sullivan and Martin Harvey’s Kevin Oโ€™Brien kept out a Morgan Walsh free-kick, the goals started to flow inside the opening five minutes of the second 45. ย Conor Oโ€™Halloran and Walsh netted for the visitors with Adam Oโ€™Leary crossing for Oโ€™Sullivan to side-foot Harveyโ€™s opener. Tadhg Whelan restored Hospitalโ€™s two-goal advantage only for captain Conor Dalton to keep the hosts in the contest with a late second. However, time ran out for Eric Oโ€™Learyโ€™s charges whose best on the day included Oโ€™Brien and Mark Moore McNally.


Next Sunday afternoonโ€™s eagerly awaited Munster Junior Cup fifth-round tie between local rivals, Cork AULโ€™s Village United and Doolanโ€™s Cow at Mayfield Pk., (KO 14:00), for a place in the last eight of the competition, is sure to capture the imagination of football followers young and old on Leeside. Both teams are enjoying tremendous seasons so far with Village on the coattails of Glen Celtic for the premier A title while Doolanโ€™s, fresh from their recent FAI Junior Cup adventure, successfully reached a third consecutive shield final recently. Both have explosive firepower upfrontย  in Dean Oโ€™Connell, Stephen Oโ€™Donnell and Michael Coffee for Village while Doolanโ€™s can confidently look to Tony Oโ€™Reilly, James Cotter, Aaron Hennessy and the outstanding Jamie Murphy to find the net for the Business League premier champions.