Michael Ward Trophy: Munster SL 1 Ulster SL 0
CHRISTOPHER BUTTâ€™S second half goal sealed victory for the Munster Senior League in their Michael Ward Cup clash with the Ulster Senior League.
Buttâ€™s strike means Munster have two wins from two and only need a draw from their clash with the Leinster Senior League at Turnerâ€™s tomorrow to retain their trophy.
Munster had a couple of chances to open the scoring in the first half, Ronan Stanton, going close on 27 minutes while Ian Stapleton saw his shot go over 10 minutes before the interval.
At the other end keeper Michael Devine made a number of fine saves in both halves.
The MSL had a couple of penalty shouts waved away in the second half before Butt popped up in the 80th minute to score the winner.
MUNSTER SENIOR LEAGUE: Michael Devine, Ken Hoey (Stephen Montgomery 85), Anthony Wolfe, Declan Cahill, Greg Kelly, Michael Oâ€™Shea, BrianMurphy, Ronan Stanton (Danny Long 64), Ricky Oâ€™Sullivan (Ray Oâ€™Leary 64), Kevin Mulcahy (Chris Butt 70), Ian Stapleton (Mark Oâ€™Sullivan 64).
ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE: James Gallagher, Seanie Friel, Benny Bonner, Shaun McElwaine (Marty McDaid 85), Keith Hegarty (Lawrence Toland 65), Gerry Gill, Malachy McDermott, Davitt Walsh (Kyle Black 72), Michael Doherty (Shane Buncan 87), Damian Crossan, Jonathan Minnock (Richie Moore (93).
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