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Limerick Desmond League Review 16/4/2017

Weekly Observer Desmond Cup Quarter Finals (extra time & penalties if required).

Abbeyfeale United were the first side to book their place in the last four of the Desmond Cup as they defeated Ballingarry 3-0 at Riverside Park on Friday night.

Rathkeale had a convincing 8-1 victory against Pallaskenry but were given a tough time of it in the opening forty five minutes as they only held a 2-1 lead at the break. Lorcan Fitzgerald was the sole scorer for the visitors.

Broadford United eased into their semi final spot with a 5-1 win over Athea United.

While Glin Rovers remain on course to retain the Desmond Cup as two goals from Ger Riordan and a penalty from Paul Sheahan gave them a 3-0 win after a scoreless first half.

Riedy Joinery Cup Final (extra time & penalties if required).

Riedy Joinery Cup Champions, Shountrade AFC.

Three was the magic number for Shountrade on Saturday night as they defeated Creeves Celtic 3-0 in Rathkeale to claim the Riedy Joinery Cup. The deadlock was broken midway through the first half when Tim Frawley’s shot from outside the box hit the net. That lead was doubled just before the break when Shane Reynolds header beat the keeper with the final goal of the game coming with five minutes left in ordinary time as Tommy Stokes sealed the deal.

Weekly Observer Division 1 League Cup Semi Final (extra time & penalties if required).

Rathkeale B joined Kildimo United in the final of the Division One League Cup after they defeated AK United 1-0 away from home.

Weekly Observer Division 1.

The only Division One game of the weekend saw Shannonside reduce Granagh United’s lead at the top of the table to one point as they defeated Glantine 4-1 away from home.

Weekly Observer Division 2.

St. Ita’s came back from being one goal down to defeat Askeaton 3-1 in Pairc Eas Geitne with all four goals coming in the first half. Brandon Murphy put the home side in front but St. Ita’s would strike back with two goals coming from Niall McEnery and one from Paul Fitzmaurice.

Weekly Observer Division 3 League Cup (90 minutes).

Carrig Celtic B remain on track for a top two finish as they came back from a three goal half time deficit to draw 3-3 away to Ferry Rangers. Liam Upton, Darragh Breen and Conor O’Shea were all on the mark for the visitors.

Newcastle West B had a 2-1 win at home to Knockaderry with both goals coming from Kevin Kavanagh.

Feenagh B picked up their first victory of the season as a brace from Brian Geary and one from Kevin Moore gave them a 3-0 victory against Glantine B.

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