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๐Ÿ“ธ Jay Bazz FC goalkeeper Mark Sheedy, pictured alongside club captain Rory Murphy and manager Declan Cronin before last Saturday’s CBL Shield group game against fellow newcomers District 11.

Sports Gear Direct Shield โ€“ Group D

Jay Bazz 2ย  – 0 District 11

Declan Cronin’s Jay Bazz took control of the group by notching up a second win at Mayfield Pk. last Saturday afternoon to leave the debutants needing only a point in their final group tie with Martin Harvey Solicitors to qualify for the knock-out stages at the first attempt. Christopher Croninโ€™s 35th-minute goal separated the teams at half-time with Adam Hegarty adding a second five minutes into the second 45. Adam Geraghty and Alex Oโ€™Driscoll excelled for the winners with Daniel Kelleher, Aaron Walsh, Tim Hegarty, Sean Rall and new signing Eoghan Oโ€™Connor playing well for the visitors.

 

 

Marlboro Trust 3 – 1 Martin Harvey Solicitors

Marlboro Trust bounced back from the previous weekโ€™s reversal to Jay Bazz to keep alive their hopes of qualifying from the group. Steven Oโ€™Reilly opened the scoring for Trust in the first minute only for Ian Harrington to equalize two minutes later. Daniel del Blanco bagged his second in a week to restore the home teamโ€™s lead leaving Kevin Oโ€™Sullivan to seal the points with his sideโ€™s third in the 65th minute.

Sports Gear Direct Shield โ€“ Group A

Abtran 5 – 2ย  Dell EMC

Abtran put the disappointment of the previous weekendโ€™s defeat firmly behind them by hitting Dell EMC for five. New signing Rico Oโ€™Driscoll scored a fine opener after fifteen minutes paving the way for Michael Oโ€™Connor to head a second and Eoghan Oโ€™Sullivan a third from a penalty after his skillful run in was ended by Paul Oโ€™Heaโ€™s foul on the striker. Ian Kentโ€™s neat control with his right and volley with his left netted Abtranโ€™s fourth before Mark Foley reduced the deficit to 4-1. Oโ€™Driscoll added his second and his sideโ€™s fifthin the 74th minute with Foley bringing the curtain down on the scoring with his second of the night. The impressive Daniel Oโ€™Brien laid on two of the winnerโ€™s goals and along with Oโ€™Driscoll, Oโ€™Sullivan and Kent were Abrtanโ€™s outstanding contributors. Oโ€™Hea, Dylan Oโ€™Sullivan and Kevin Oโ€™Connor kept EMC ticking throughout the ninety.

Doolanโ€™s Cow 7-1ย  OBS

Finalists for the last three seasons, Doolanโ€™s eased to a comfortable win over luckless OBS courtesy of goals from Jamie Murphy (3) and two each from James Cotter, Tony Oโ€™Reilly, Stephen McCarthy and Liam Horgan.

Sports Gear Direct Shield โ€“ Group B

Healy Oโ€™Connor Solicitors 3 – 3 Jason Oโ€™Neill Electrical 3 (JON won 3-2 on pens.)

HOC boss Shane Healy must have been left wondering what his side had to do to gain a first win after scoring three for the second week in a row and still ending up with nothing to show. A bout of pressure led to Darren McCarthy nudging the visitors in front on fifteen minutes before Paudie Oโ€™Connor doubled the lead from the penalty spot after he was taken down himself. Craig Butler whipped in a cross which was headed in by McCarthy for number three. An injury led to JON losing their shape which allowed HOC to duly capitalize with Mark Oโ€™Sullivan reducing the deficit on the stroke of half-time. Oโ€™Sullivan and Justin Banks netted again for the visitors who sensed victory but in the shoot-out, Luke couldnโ€™t beat Luke Madden held his nerve to save the decisive penalty after the two Healy brothers kept HOC in contention.

The Weigh Inn 1 – 3 Co. Council

Councilโ€™s winning start to the season continued with another impressive win after trailing one-nil at half-time to a dominant Weigh Inn eleven. Two quickfire goals from Mario Fosca and a Jordon Hughes screamer inside a two-minute spell turned the tie in Councilโ€™s favour paving the way for David McCarthy, after excellent approach work by Karol Pryzbylski, to grab a third late on. Kieran Oโ€™Regan and Richie Murphy shone for the winners.

Sports Gear Direct Shield โ€“ Group C

Cork Hospitals 2 – 1 Satellite Taxis

Cork Hospitals ended holderโ€™s Satellite interest in this seasonโ€™s competition with the decisive goals coming from Sean Kent and George Marculescu. Tadhg Whelan, Danny Oโ€™Driscoll, Kelvin Lynch and John Cosgrove were influential throughout for the hosts.

Sports Gear Direct Shield โ€“ Group E

UCC United 5 – 1 Harp Celtic

Celtic didnโ€™t have the rub of the green against premier opponents UCC United going three behind to goals from Gokan Dumlupiner, Wassim Magnin and Mo El Shouky before Lee Cooke pulled one back for the visitors. Davie Oโ€™Mahonyโ€™s charges pushed on in the second 45 but were undone by late goals from Ransell Dโ€™Souza and El Shouky which at the finish put an unfair reflection on the scoreline. El Shouky, Magnin and Eric Montgomery were the pick for UCC while the young midfield duo of Gordon Bulman and Jack Oโ€™Brien never stopping running for the visitors.