Nine-man All Stars pull off a stunning win against Shamrocks

Padraig Brown St Dominick,s  gets a block on this effort by Redeemers  Barry Carr
A battling performance from nine-man Doolargy All Stars saw them inflict a first defeat of this season on Shamrocks FC, and stretch their unbeaten run to four games.

A battling performance from nine-man Doolargy All Stars saw them inflict a first defeat of this season on Shamrocks FC, and stretch their unbeaten run to four games.

An own goal put Doolargy ahead midway through the first half, but they had a player sent off five minutes prior to the break.

Two minutes later Shamrocks were on level terms when Owen Armstrong stabbed home from close range.

The sides turned over level at one apiece and when Aidan Sheehy cracked home a beauty of a free kick to put the Hoops ahead, it looked like curtains for the ten men of Doolargy.

Brave goalkeeping by Eamon Roe was instrumental in thwarting the Fatima side from forging further ahead.

A superb free kick from dead ball specialist Keith Harmon drew the All Stars level before they were reduced to nine men by the referee.

Against the odds the home side snatched a winner with six minutes remaining, James McKey heading Keith Harmon’s cross past Alan Sheehy to earn all three points for the All Stars.

McConnell gives the large 
Redeemer 
travelling support something to shout about

St Dominics and Redeemer United served up a feast of end to end football on a perfect Friary pitch before a large crowd in this 1-1 draw.

Both sides had plenty of chances in a scoreless first half, but the elusive breakthrough goal alluded them.

Pauric Brown, with his first goal this season, drew first blood for the Saints and it looked as if the big away following were going to be disappointed until Dean McConnell popped up with his first strike this year to level the match. His goal earning a precious away point for Redeemer.

Veteran Ger Rafferty made a big impact for Steven Fisher’s side when he came on late in the game. But John Derry’s men held out for a share of the spoils.

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