Taxis hail a fourth final appearance in five seasons! CBL Weekend Roundup 15th – 17th October 2021

Sports Gear Direct Shield Semi-Final

Satellite Taxis 3 – 2 Jay Bazz                                                                                                              SATELLITE TAXIS were pushed all the way by first division Jay Bazz before advancing to their fourth final in five years, writes Finbarr Buckley.

A Red Geaney corner led to Damien O’Mahony glancing in the opener for Satellite before a Breff McCarthy penalty was brilliantly saved by Mark Sheedy  only for Geaney to convert the rebound and send Taxis in two-nil up at half-time. However, a determined Jay Bazz got back in the tie through Sam Heffernan’s sublime lob before Darren McGrath cracked in a bullet header to square up the tie. With penalties imminent, O’Mahony swung the tie Taxis’s way and there was still time for Blackburn to save another O’Mahony penalty before referee Jim Hennessy brought an end to proceedings.

Sports Gear Direct Premier Division

Jason O’Neill Electrical 1 – 3  Marlboro Trust

Goals from Kevin McMahon, Tom Frawley, his third in the last three, and Colm O’Driscoll had the visitors three up at half-time. A better second-half display by JONE was rewarded with a fine strike by Paudie Cotter from outside the area.

OBS 4 – 1 District 11                                                                                                                            Both OBS and District were searching for their second win at Ballea Pk. last Friday night. Colm O’Brien and Eoghan Brennan scored for the hosts before Caolan O’Callaghan reduced the deficit on the stroke of half-time. A solid OBS eleven went on to seal the points with further goals from O’Brien and Fletcher Fynn.

Harp Celtic 0 – 7 Martin Harvey Solicitors

MHS were in sparkling scoring form against luckless Harp Celtic going three up inside the opening half hour through Luke Magee, Chris O’Connell and Alan O’Driscoll. After Harp keeper Darren Keegan saved a penalty, Solicitors’ keeper Barry McCarthy knocked in a fourth from the penalty-spot which was followed by further second-half goals from Magee, Matt Tiffany and Scott Blount. Tony O’Leary rattled the crossbar for Celtic from a free-kick with five minutes remaining.

Sports Gear Direct First Division                                                                                                      Lion’s Den 5 – 1 Trend Micro

The Lion’s Den roared to a 7th win in eight outings to stay top. Top scorer David Gaffney and Dean Buckley banged in two apiece along with Sean Lynch. Trend Micro’s response came courtesy of Sebastian Sepulveda. Buckley’s thirty-five yard strike was the goal of the game in a contest in which Sean Taggart and Tim O’Donovan excelled.

Suro Cars 1 – 5 Cork Hospitals

Cork Hospitals picked up a much needed win to move above Suro Cars in the table after Sean Kent (2), Alan Cooper, Conor O’Halloran and Richie Maher netted the goals for the winners. Gearóid Collins scored for the hosts midways through the second 45. Jonathan Jordan and Aaron O’Mahony shone for the visitors.

Longboats 0 – 4 Brew Boys

Anthony Cody’s Brew Boys put four past unbeaten Longboats to stay on the coat tails of leaders Lion’s Den. Goals from Tom McGrath, Mike Aherne, Gavin Quirke and Trevor Hynes maintained the visitors 100% winning run which has now stretched to seven in the league.

Co. Council   5 – 0 VIP Barbers                                                                                           

Council’s rise up the table continued with a comfortable  win over VIP Barbers . Kieran O’Regan, Szymon Glowczak and Robert Susek eased the hosts into a three-nil half-time lead before Susek went on to register a hat-trick with two further second-half goals. Top scorer Mario Fosca didn’t feature in the goals but impressed along with Ian Scott and Kevin Murphy.

Telus International 0 – 6 Daz Barbers

Daz Barbers romped to their biggest win of the season, scoring six unanswered  goals courtesy of Kieran Buckley (3), Kieran O’Donoughue, Dean Twomey and Pa McAuliffe. Twomey and McAuliffe were the pick of the winner’s eleven.

Finbarr Galvin’s Derrow Rovs. 1 – 3 The Weigh Inn                                                                     The Weigh Inn, after a bright start fell away in recent weeks, won for only the second time against second from the bottom Derrow Rovs. Killian Kelleher (2) and Frank Field were among the goals with Rover’s consolation coming from Kyle Buttimer.

FAI Centenary Junior Cup – Second Round

UCC 4 – 1 Doolan’s Cow

Both BL  teams Doolan’s Cow and UCC Utd. bowed out  while playing Cork AUL opposition, alongside each other, at the Farm last Sunday morning. Doolan’s went close on a couple of occasions in the first-half but fell behind five minutes into the second 45 when Michael Connolly put the hosts in front. After Connolly added a second ten minutes later and Steven Bradfield netted a third from a penalty , David O’Sullivan reduced the deficit in the 75th minute. However, Connolly sealed the tie for the College from a penalty with the last kick of the game.

UCC Utd. 2 –  3 Donoughmore Ath.

Dave Foley opened the scoring for United after ten minutes only for Mickey Johnson to level within two minutes .Aidan O’Shea put Athletic in front in the 26th minute before  Gokhan Dumlupinar  equalized from the penalty spot with twenty minutes remaining. UCC’s brave comeback was ended when Steven Looney scored a third for the visitors in the 76th minute.