Leinster Senior League: Lummy O’Reilly Cup

Captain Moore moves bus into Lummy last 16

by Jonny Stapleton
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Castleknock Celtic 1

A fantastic first-half finish from captain fantastic Dylan Moore set Dublin Bus on the road to the next round of the Lummy Cup in Inchicore on Sunday.

Moore found the top corner from range early on to put ‘Bus in the driving seat of this cup clash and they never looked back.

An impressive home performance saw them knock fellow LSL Senior 1A side Caslteknock out of the tournament at the Round of 32 stage.

Moore open the scoring in style, unleashing an unstoppable shot from 25 yards to put the visitors on their way.  

Sean Maher doubled the advantage before the break, converting from a tight angle to add to his season tally.

Castleknock did manage to get back within one via a Lacey strike with just over 10 minutes remaining but Conor Byrne headed home from close range to quash any comeback hopes.

Dublin Bus’ near neighbours Collinstown also progressed to the final 16 easing past Templeogue United at the SDFL Astro.

Dublin City University FC   put six past Ardmore Celtic in the only Lummy Cup tie to survive a pitch inspection.

Elsewhere, LFA Leinster Junior Cup, Rialto won the Dublin 8 Derby 2-1 to progress into the third round of the LFA Leinster Junior Cup on Saturday.

They defeated near neighbours Oliver Bond Celtic to claim both bragging rights and a place in the next round of the prestigious provincial cup contest in one of the few games to survive the weekend weather.

Glen Carroll will be the man about town after settling the local rivalry in the favour of Rialto in dramatic fashion.

Carroll made it two decisive late cup goals in two weeks to win the UCFL – LSL battle for his side.

Fran Campbell gave the hosts the lead at Brickfiled Park 20 minutes in but Oliver Bonds’ Saturday side were level by the break.

Extra-time looked extremely likely as a tense and physical second half ticked toward 90 minutes only for Carroll to pop up with an 86 minute winner.

Earlier in the day on the same pitch Old County, last season’s LJC surprise package, also won through into the third round.

Three eye-catching strikes say the LSL Junior Team of the Year beat Ballymun United’s Saturday side in a competition they reached last year’s semi-final.

Another Crumlin side, Black Forge’s passage to the third round was a lot more dramatic.

The UCFL side progressed past Mid Sutton Sports Link despite finishing the game with just 9 men, Jack Kelly scoring the winner in a keenly contested cup tie.

Collinstown’s second side threatened to end the reigning champions Trim’s interest in the competition early. The Clondalkin side brought the Meath outfit to penalties but exited after losing on spot kicks.  

Dylan Casey scored a brace as Leinster Senior League team Balscadden FC beat Malahide United’s U-20 side to put their name in the hat for the third-round draw.

Gary English broke broke the deadlock at Gannon Park, turning home a Ryan Bissett cross, before two fine Dylan Casey finishes sealed the win.

Mikey Drennan broke Finglas’ hearts in the Leinster Senior Cup, the former Irish Youth International and St Patrick’s Athletic player scoring a 96 minute winner for Kilkenny’s Evergreen.

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