O'Reilly makes Gorey Rangers pay penalty
Published 19/03/2016 | 00:00
Premier Division: Danny O'Reilly kept his cool from the spot to earn Shamrock Rovers another crucial three points in their bid to wrest the Premier Division title from the grasp of North End United.
O'Reilly netted two penalties as the Enniscorthy side edged out a gallant Gorey Rangers side 2-1.
In fact, penalties were the deciding factor in the game as Rangers were also awarded two spot-kicks, with Joe Bolger hitting the post with the first and Gary Murphy converting the second.
North End United fought back from a goal down to take the three points against Kilmore United, eventually winning 3-1.
Paul Murphy put Kilmore ahead but an Andy Moore goal and a double from Jason Murphy earned North End the win.
Aaron Kehoe was the match-winner for Rosslare Rangers, netting a goal in each half to earn his side a 2-0 win away to New Ross Celtic.
Moyne Rangers won 3-1 against bottom side Ferns with Peter Marsden, Conor Bruce and James Peare scoring for the Enniscorthy side.
A Graham Howlin goal was enough to earn Campile United the points against Courtown.
Gorey Celtic moved to the top of the Division 1 table by beating St. Leonards 3-0 on Sunday.
Darren Brennan, Ger Carey and Juanjo Lopez got the goals for the north county men.
Bridge Rovers were too good for bottom side Shelburne, winning 5-1 thanks to Derek Walsh, Kevin Murphy, Niall Murphy, Mark Mythen and an own goal.
Richie O'Hara scored the only goal of the game as Tombrack beat North End 1-0.
Title-chasing Gorey Rangers showed their championship credentials on Sunday by overwhelming Wexford Celtic 6-1.
Polish player Damo helped himself to a double, Adam Flynn also contributed a brace, while Joe Bolger and Killian Cushe scored a goal apiece.
Fellow table-toppers St. Joseph's weren't to be outdone, however, as they beat Clougbawn 6-0 with Paul Nangle netting a hat-trick, Gary O'Leary added a double and Michael Farrington also getting his name on the scoresheet.
Ajax Athletic were another side to net six, as they overcame Rosslare Strand 6-3, while Dayle Donohoe and Niall Thorpe scored for Moyne Rangers as they drew 2-2 with Enniscorthy Town.
Shamrock Rovers took another step towards the Division 3 title as they saw off Duncannon 4-1 on Sunday.
David Kearney, Robert Moorehouse, Seán Wildes and Mark Murphy got the goals for the Enniscorthy outfit.
Second-placed Stoney Rovers kept the pressure on with a 4-2 win over Forth Celtic, with Gary O'Grady, Jamie O'Grady, Martin Delaney and Willie McDonald scoring for the winners.
Fastnet Rovers kept their promotion hopes on track with a 3-0 win away to Killenagh. Paddy Miskella opened the scoring with a fine individual effort and when Kevin Hannigan was brought down inside the area in the second-half Miskella did the needful from twelve yards.
Hannigan then got in on the scoring act himself with Fastnet's third to wrap up the three points.
New Ross Town won 2-0 away to Enniscorthy United, with the deadlock being broken in the first-half through an own goal and Liam Walsh settling the contest with Town's second after the interval.
New Ross Celtic also picked up three points as they won 3-2 in Fethard.
In the only Division 3 game on Sunday, Jack Michaels scored four times for Bree United as they beat Castledockrell 5-0.
Seán Ring grabbed the other goal for the winners.
Bunclody continued to close in on the Division 3A title as they earned a 3-1 win away to The Ballagh on Sunday.
Second-placed Campile had to be content with a share of the spoils as they drew 3-3 with Shelburne.
Elsewhere, Crossabeg earned a 3-1 win away to All Blacks and Kilmore United beat Courtown 4-2.
Boolavogue picked up a valuable three points on Sunday as they won 3-1 against Carne with goals from Fionn Doyle, Jonathan Murphy and Mark McDonagh.
Aaron Davis (two), Mark Berney and Joshua O'Byrne (penalty) scored for Moyne Rangers in their 4-2 win over Rosbercon, while Enniscorthy United beat Curracloe 5-0.
Conor Neville netted a hat-trick for Division 4A leaders Corach Ramblers as they beat Cloughbawn 4-0.
Mark Sinnott grabbed the other goal in a convincing win for the table-toppers.
Rosslare Rangers kept up the pressure, however, by seeing off Ferns United 3-0 with goals from Ultan Quirke (two) and Alan Hyland.
Enniscorthy Town edged out Ajax Athletic 2-1 in a local derby.
Tombrack chalked up a convincing 5-1 win over St. Cormac's with Tom Hayden, Eoghan Murphy (two), Eoin Carton and William Power getting the goals. Wexford Albion also won 5-1, with Ross Hammond. T.J. Cousins, Joe Pitman and Cian Harpur (two) getting their goals against Caim, who replied through Anthony Peare.
Rosslare Port overwhelmed Camolin 10-1, while Killenagh beat Orrill United 3-0.