Champions Glenview get off to winning start
SOCCER ROUND-UP OF ALL THE LOCAL ACTION
Enniskerry YC 0, Glenview FC 2: It may be a brand new season but it’s the same old story for the reigning Andy McEvoy Premier Division champions Glenview FC as they got their new season off to a winning start. PREMIER DIVISION The Bray outfit will need to be at their very best if they are to retain their crown again this season and they got off to a perfect start at Enniskerry’s expense thanks to goals from Kieran Conway in the first half and a header from well known ex-Bray Wanderers star Kieran ‘Tarzan’ O’Brien in the second half.
Arklow Celtic 6, Arklow Town 3: Last years runners-up in the Premier Shield enjoyed a convincing win over their rivals Arklow Town in a high scoring clash at Celtic Park last Sunday.
A Paul Werder brace and a Peter Finnegan strike would have been enough for three points for Town on most days but not on Sunday as Celtic, and in particular Darren Doyle, were in prolific form.
Doyle well and truly got himself off the mark for the new campaign with a hat-trick, while his teammates Cliff Whelan and Brian Moran (2) chipped in as well.
St. Peter’s Bhoys 0, Wicklow Town 0: St. Peter’s Bhoys will be hoping that they can go one better than last year when they had to make do with the runners up spot in the league but they didn’t get off to the best of starts here, playing out a stalemate at the People’s Park.
They shouldn’t be too disheartened however though as Wicklow Town have seen plenty of changes over the summer and could be challenging for league honours this year also.
St. Anthony’s 3, Richmond Rovers 1: Two of the new boys to the Andy McEvoy Premier Division faced each other on the opening day of the new season and it was the Division 1 champions who emerged the winners at Finn Park.
A Martin Williams double and a Glen Tighe effort meant that Richmond’s Stephen Doyle’s effort was no more than a consolation effort.
On a serious note, Richmond goalkeeper Keith Allen suffered a knee injury during the game and both clubs, and People Newspapers would like to wish him a speedy recovery.