Donohill and District 1 – 0 Glengoole United
In recent weeks Glengoole United have been making all the news in the TSDL with some very big scalps, but they found out on Sunday what it is like to get a taste of one’s own medicine.
Three Divisions apart, it was the home team who took the spoils on Sunday, against the Premier new boys.
After a lively start by both teams, it was Donohill who broke the deadlock in the 25th minute when after a great passage of play, Jer O’Neill was on hand to finish to the net and put the home team in front. Though this might have been the catalyst for the Premier team to up their game, they were matched every time they tried by an excellent Donohill defence marshalled by Tim Cranley. And the few times that defence were breached, they were unable to get past the young Donohill keeper Tom Carr, who put in a man of the match performance. In the end the home team fully deserved this victory, and Glengoole were left to lick their wounds.
Ballyneale 0 – 3 Tipperary Town
First Division side Tipperary Town ensured that there would be no chances of their lower division opponents pulling off a shock win on Sunday, by closing out the tie before the teams stopped for tea at half-time.
They opened the scoring on 20 minutes when Russell Bowes swooped to finish some good build up work, and then doubled their advantage seven minutes before the break through a strike by Tony Byrne.
The game was effectively over right on the stroke of half time when Stephen Quinn hit a third, and despite a good effort to try to peg back the visitors in the second period, Tipperary were simply too strong never really threatened.
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