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O’Driscoll hat-trick helps fire Drinagh to victory

April 21st, 2024 8:00 PM

By Sean Holland

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Drinagh Rangers' Barry O'Driscoll (H) scored a hat-trick last weekend against Lyre.

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A NINE-minute hat-trick from Barry O’Driscoll (H) was the highlight of deadly Drinagh Rangers 4-0 win over Lyre Rovers in the Premier Division at the weekend. O’Driscoll scored in the fifth, ninth, and 14th minutes, with Tom McQueen also on target after 10 minutes as Rangers quickly ended this one as a contest.

Drinagh are 15 points behind leaders Clonakilty but have five games in hand, and like Clon have lost just once this season. Leaders Clonakilty hit Sullane FC for six as Clon continued their hot streak this season in the West Cork League Premier Division. Conor McKahey opened the scoring after just four minutes and Joe Edmead doubled the advantage on 13 minutes. Edmead would find the target again while further goals came from Chris Collins, Jonathan Leahy, and Odhran Bancroft. Togher Celtic kept up their own title hunt with an emphatic 6-1 win over Beara United. Patrick Collins scored a hat- trick for Togher with Robbie Lucey and a brace from Brian Horgan adding to their total. Beara’s late reply came from Rueben McAtasney. Mizen Hob A pulled off a 1-0 win at Bunratty, United, Ryan O’Neill with the goal.

In the OBrienWaterServices. com West Cork Championship, Eoin Murphy scored a hat-trick for second placed Clonakilty United but it still wasn’t enough to prevent a 4-3 defeat to Castlelack. Castlelack’s goals came from Dylan O’Callaghan Cian Kelleher, Brian O’Mahony, and Chris Harrington, who scored in the 90th minute to claim a dramatic victory.
A Daire O’Brien double saw Aultagh Celtic beat Ardfield 2-0, while Drinagh Rangers beat Aultagh Celtic B 4-1. Drinagh’s goals came from Mike Hennigan with two, Jack McCarthy, and Cillian Fitzpatrick. Oisin O’Connell had given Aultagh Celtic B an early lead. In the 2023/24 Women’s Cup, Drinagh Rangers beat Dunmanway Town 5-0 on aggregate after a 0-0 draw in Dunmanway. Lyre Celtic progressed 5-3 on aggregate against Aultagh Celtic. Lyre pulled off a 5-1 victory to reel in Aultagh’s 2-0 advantage from the first leg and progress.

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