JANESBORO fell victim to a surprise 2-1 defeat to Fairview Rangers in the FAI Junior Cup last Sunday, with former Limerick FC midfielder Jeffrey Judge scoring both goals for the winners at the Fairgreen. All the goals came in the second half, with Mike Hogan cancelling out Judge’s opener before the Fairview man struck again at the death.
Pike Rovers also made it through after a convincing 5-2 win away to Caherdavin Celtic, who took an early lead before the Hoops took charge of the game. 2014 semi-finalists Carew Park narrowly overcame Granville Rangers 3-2, with Barry Dillon scoring late on to settle this see-saw encounter.
Regional United enjoyed a 5-0 thrashing of Athlunkard Villa, for whom the final score did not represent a battling display. Knockainey were 3-2 winners away to Charleville while Moyross got the better of Hill Celtic thanks to Adrian Power’s strike. In the Munster Junior Cup, Aisling Annacotty moved into the open draw stages after a 3-1 defeat of Summerville Rovers.
In league action, the Premier Division clash of Ballynanty Rovers and Geraldines ended in a 2-2 draw. A David Dunphy brace had Balla two goals up inside 20 minutes before Karl Turner and Bobby Tier brought ‘Dines level by half-time.
Wembley Rovers moved six points clear at the top of Division 1A after they Caherconlish 2-0 and their nearest rivals Kilmallock and Mungret Regional drew 2-2. Newport are in fourth after beating Shannon Town 2-0.
Division 1B leaders Murroe put seven past Shannon Hibs, with Ballynanty B a point behind after their 3-1 win over Prospect Priory. Holycross won 4-1 against Aisling B.
Geraldines B now have 10 points of a lead atop Division 2A following their 3-1 win over Coonagh United. St Pat’s in second had a remarkable 6-5 win over Weston Villa while Southend beat Charleville 2-1.