Avenue United A 8 – Tulla United B – 0 at Lees Road, Ennis

TEN times champions Avenue United had it all their own way on Sunday morning as they hit hapless Tulla United B for eight goals in the most one-sided Clare Cup contest of the day.

Tulla’s second string may be pushing for promotion in Division 3 of the league as they chase runaway leaders Treaty Celtic, but taking on Premier Division bluebloods was a step too far for them as they were on the receiving end in both halves.

Avenue split the scoring between both 45-minute periods – banging home four in each half as they cruised into the third round at their leisure with the mercurial Mikey Mahony being their inspiration.

Mahony bagged the first three goals of the contest to kill the game inside the first 30 minutes. His opener came after only five minutes while he followed up with further strikes on 20 and 30 minutes, while Barry Nugent made it 4-0 on the stroke of half-time.

The floodgates remained open in the second half, albeit Avenue had to wait until the 70th minute to add to their total when Scott Hennessy grabbed the first of his two second half goal.

Hennessy closed the scoring with another in the 90th minute, while before that Nicky Twumasi and Eamon O’Reilly had got on mark with goals in the 77th and 84th minutes respectively.

Avenue United

John Healy, Dean D’Auria, Eamon O’Reilly Mattie Nugent, David Herlihy, Alan Roche, Mark Roche, Nicki Twumasi, Mikey Mahony, Scott Hennessy, Barry Nugent.

Tulla United

Trevor McInerny , Declan Curran, Niall Meaney, John O’Hagan, Brendan Hgannon, Gerry Ryan, Martin Flyod, Keith Walsh, Alan Leamy, Shane McNamara, Darragh Hannon. Subs Tim Durkin, Cathal Dinan, Eddie Fogarty, John Horan, Marco David.

Man of the Match

Mikey Mahony (Avenue United)


Frankie Coote

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Joe Ó Muircheartaigh graduated from University College Dublin in 1989 with a degree in history and politics. After completing a Diploma in Journalism at The College of Commerce, Rathmines in 1991, he embarked on a career in journalism. Joe spent four years with Clare FM from 1992 and was with The Clare Champion from 1996 to 2005. He has won two McNamee Awards for GAA journalism and has published two books. Contact Joe on [email protected]

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