Business League: First Division Jay Bazz into Sports Direct Shield semi-final

Finbarr Buckley rounds up all the weekend action across the Business League competitions
Business League: First Division Jay Bazz into Sports Direct Shield semi-final

Jay Bazz who defeated Harp Celtic 3-2 in their replayed Sports Gear Direct Shield quarter-final at Mayfield Community School last Friday night

Jay Bazz 3 Harp Celtic 2

JAY BAZZ maintained a First Division representation in this season’s shield by toppling Premier opponents, Harp Celtic, in their replayed Sports Gear Direct Shield quarter-final at Mayfield Community School last Friday night.

After their first encounter was abandoned in added time with Harp leading 2-1, Jay Bazz turned the tables on their opponents by winning 3-2, despite being down 2-1 at half-time.

After Aaron Kemp, in the first minute, and Celtic’s Lee Cooke exchanged early goals, Cooke edged Harp ahead five minutes before half time.

However, second-half goals from Jay Bazz captain, Brandon Downey, and a sparkling free-kick from Adam Hegarty set up a semi-final tie with twice winners, Satellite Taxis, for the right to meet holders Doolan’s Cow in the final.

Sports Gear Direct First Division

Lion’s Den 4 Daz Barbers 2

In the top-of-the-table clash at Mayfield Park, leaders Lion’s Den opened up a five-point gap at the top over second-placed Daz Barbers to bounce back in style from the previous weekend’s loss to Suro Cars.

After being reduced to 10, David Gaffney opened the scoring for the Den, from a penalty, before Jo Jo Daly equalised on the half hour.

Sean Lynch turned in a second for the hosts before half time, with further second-half goals from Sam Kelleher and James Flannery stretching the lead to 4-1. Dean Twomey pulled a consolation back for the visitors in added time.

Trend Micro 2 Longboats 2

Fourth-placed Longboats recovered from 2-0 down to save a point and remain unbeaten after goals from Peter O’Leary (free-kick) and Neil O’Connell forced a draw at Mayfield Park.

David Collins and Vitor Granja had earlier given the host’s a 2-0 lead.

VIP Barbers 0 The Weigh Inn 3

James Foley (2) and Jordan Murray scored for the visitors at sunny Crosshaven.

The versatile Frank Field and James Deasy shone for the Dripsey outfit.

Co Council 7 Suro Cars 3

Council continued their good form with an impressive win.

Robert Susek (2), Mario Fosca, Cian Hennessy, Ian Scott, and two own goals made up Council’s seven.

Cork Hospitals 1 Brew Boys 5

In-form Brew Boys notched up their sixth consecutive league win to close the gap at the top to three points with two matches in hand.

Gavin Quirke fired in a hat-trick, which was followed by a fourth from Michael Aherne and a fifth from Adam Byrne (free-kick). Dave Grufferty bagged a consolation for the Hospitals, whose best player was Jonathan Jordan.

Finbarr Galvin’s Derrow Rovers 2 Telus International 5

Telus remain third from bottom, despite winning for the first time in six outings.

Callan Dempsey and Darren O’Connor scored two apiece, with Fintan Cadogan also among the goals.

Goals from Rory Galvin and Daithi Collis prevented a fifth straight defeat for the hosts.

Sports Gear Direct Premier Division

Marlboro Trust 3 Healy O’Connor Solicitors 4

In a seven-goal thriller, Healy’s surprised unbeaten Marlboro Trust by taking all three points from their visit to Mayfield Community School.

Tom Frawley (pen.), Colm O’Driscoll, and Pedro Pinto exchanged goals for the 10-men hosts, with Healy's Emmanuel Adeleke (2) and Eoghan O’Sullivan scoring, before Mark Sullivan popped up with the winner for Shane Healy’s charges in the 82nd minute.

Jason O’Neill Electrical 0 Doolan’s Cow 6

Doolan’s Cow stretched their winning run in all competitions to 11 matches by accounting for a gallant JONE outfit.

Jamie Murphy brought his total for the season to 23 and is on course to surpass the 46-goal record season total of Postal Workers’ John Reid, which was achieved in 1987/88.

James Cotter added two more for the champions, whose best included Darren Geraghty, Steve O’Leary, and James O’Shea.

Satellite Taxis 8 SCS Crookstown Utd 1

Satellite geared up for next weekend’s shield semi-final by overwhelming an under-strength home eleven, courtesy of goals from Breff McCarthy (4), Damien O’Mahony (3), James Walsh, Red Geaney, and an own goal.

James Kelleher replied with United’s consolation.

Red Geaney was outstanding for the winners, while Charles Kenneally caught the eye for the visitors.

Martin Harvey Solicitors 2 OBS 2

Despite dominating, MHS will be disappointed that goals from Dave O’Leary and Jamie Lynam could only muster a share of the spoils with the visitors, whose scorers were Patrick Keohane and Tom Crowley.

District 11 2 UCC Utd 5

UCC made it three wins out of three with five different scorers, namely, Brice Pinel, Joe Normoyle, Dom McHale, Adam Lannon (pen.), and Mo El Shouky among the goals.

Goals from Caolan O’Callaghan and Gary Mooney kept District in the contest till the final quarter.

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