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Mixed fortunes for Laois soccer clubs on busy weekend

The Emo Celtic team that beat Willow Park

Laois teams were competing across four different leagues this weekend as the season ticked into the final third.

Portlaoise AFC’s attentions turned away from the league for this weekend and on to the Lummey O’Reilly Cup away to Skerries.

Oisin Fitzpatrick’s first half strike gave Ger Dunne’s side a half time lead and they built on that in style in the second half.

Colm Poole and form Athlone Town man Jason Caffrey both netted in the second period to seal a safe passage to the next round.

On Saturday in the CCFL, Emo Celtic advanced to the quarter final of the LFA Youth Cup after a 5-1 win over Willow Park which included goals from Jack Owens (2), Barry Howling (2) and Mark Barry.

Portlaoise outfit Towerhill Rovers reached the third round of the Paddy Cotter Cup on Sunday as goals from Paddy Downey and Paul Sutton saw them past Clonown Rovers.

Meanwhile in the league, Rosenallis pulled off a surprise in the Senior Division by drawing 2-2 with second placed Clara Town.

Mountmellick United moved up to fifth in Division 1 after a 3-1 win over Coolraine while Stradbally Town’s promotion push in Division 2 continues.

They fell behind against Birr Town B but equalised through Podge Fitzpatrick before Danny Kelly got the winner in the second half to move them up to third.

Elsewhere, Maryborough remain rooted to the bottom of Division 3 after losing to Derry Rovers while Mountmellick Celtic have moved top of Division 4 after beating Rosenallis B 1-0.


The bad weather hit the Carlow league particularly badly with just a handful of the games involving Laois teams that were scheduled to happen, actually going ahead.

Killeshin B’s interest in the Division One/Two/Three Cup is over after they were soundly beaten by Hannover Harps.

While in the Premier Division, St Fiacc’s lost to Hannover Harps with Killeshin moving fourth by beating Parkville 2-0.


In Kilkenny, Clover United remain top of Division One despite drawing 3-3 with Thomastown United.

And in the only other game involving a Laois team, Clover United B reache dthe next round of the Division 3 Cup by beating Evergreen 2-0.


Leinster Senior League
Lummey O’Reilly Cup
Portlaoise AFC 3 Skerries 0

LFA Youths Cup 2nd Round
Emo Celtic 5 Willow Park 1
U-17 Premier Division
Melview Celtic 2 Portlaoise 1
U-17 Division 1
Mullingar 0 Ath St Aengus 0
U-19 Premier Division
Portlaoise 3 Tullamore Town 2
U-19 Division 1
St Aengus 4 Banagher Utd 1
Mountmellick Utd 3 Kilbeggan 0
Paddy Cotter Cup 2nd Round
Clonown Rovers 1 Towerhill Rovers 2
Senior Division
Clara Town A 2 Rosenallis AFC 2
Division 1
Coolraine 1 Mountmellick Utd 3
Division 2
Stradbally Town 2 Birr Town B 1
Division 3
Maryborough 2 Derry Rovers B 7
Division 4
Mountmellick Celtic 1 Rosenallis B 0
Abbeyleix Athletic 1 St. Cormacs Athletic 4

Division 1:
Thomastown United B 3 Clover United A 3
Division 3 Cup:
Clover United B 2 Evergreen 0

Division One/Two/Three Cup:
Killeshin B 0 Hannover Harps C 5
Premier Division:
St Fiacc’s 0 Hannover Harps 4
Parkville 0 Killeshin FC 2
Ballymurphy Celtic 2 St Patrick’s Boys 2
Ladies Carlow Cup:
Parkville United 4 St Fiacc’s 1
Crettyard 3 Mill Celtic 0

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