Match Reports

Mullingar Athletic 0 Birr Town 6 - October 9th

Mullingar ath 0- 6 birr town, Birr who went into this game on a run of 3 wins from 3 were buoyed by their returning manager tom Shalloe started the game excellently and piled pressure on the home team from the off that led to some great work in the 1st 10mins by the brilliant ricky Fitzsimons who put dennis alminana through to poke home, some fantastic football playing out from the back and through midfield lead to ricky grabbing his 11th in 4 games some, classy defending by the back 4 and some good goalkeeping by adam duffy kept birr in front, soon after ricky raced past the left back and set up dennis again to make it 3 at half time, second half birr started slow and gave up a few silly chances to the home team but again keeper and defenders thwarted the home team, 1 more for Ricky who now had 12 in 4 and George hayes made it 5 before Dennis got his hattrick to cap another brilliant display, every player on the the day including the 5 subs were fantastic today especially ricky, Dennis and ferdia Dickson, but man of the match on the day was alesio szoma who worked tirelessly on the left wing and was unlucky not to score his 4th in 4,well done to all on to the next game now

Birr Town 4 Stradbally 1

Birr made it three wins from three with a hard earned win over a gallant Stradbally side on Saturday. Birr were made to work hard the whole game and after a sluggish start they found their rhythm and took the lead halfway through the half after brilliant work by Ricky Fitzsimons who got the ball out wide took on the defenders and finished smartly. Birr added to their lead just before the break with Ricky this time turning provider when his corner was finished to the back of the net by Alessio Szoma. Town went in at the break two nil up and looked in control of the game, but a bit of sloppy play early in the second half allowed the away side back into the game as a mistake was punished by their striker. However, this birr side are made of stern stuff and reacted brilliantly and not long after were two goals ahead again with Ricky getting his second after been played through by Aaron Dalzell. The fourth goal came through Dennis Alminana who finished excellently from the edge of the box. In what was an excellent team performance player of the game today was Dennis Alminana who worked tirelessly throughout and caused all sort of problems to the Stradbally defence all game. Special thanks to our sponsors this season Kelly’s of the green and EJ ireland

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