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Limerick Desmond League Review 19/2/2017

Weekly Observer Desmond Cup 2nd Round (extra time & penalties if necessary).

There was a big shock in our first game of the weekend as Pallaskenry defeated Granagh United 5-0 to advance to a third round home draw against another Division One side in the shape of Abbeyfeale United B. There was only one goal between the sides at the break with Ger Garvey getting the first. Garvey would strike again after half-time before Lorcan Fitzgerald would grab a hat-trick to seal the deal.

Weekly Observer Desmond Cup 3rd Round (extra time & penalties if necessary).

Newcastle West B lost out by the odd goal in five to Adare United in our only Desmond Cup third round game with all five goals coming within the opening forty five minutes. It was the home side who would strike first as Steven Browne got his head to an Aaron Geary cross to break the deadlock. Adare fired back soon after with goals from Jack Fitzgerald and Oran Collins giving them the lead but Newcastle would go on to make it level as Adam Harrington got the vital touch from a Kevin Kavanagh corner. Adare would gain the lead just before the end of the first half when Evan Fitzgerald hit the net to put them in the lead for the final time.

Weekly Observer Division 1 League Cup 1st Round (extra time & penalties if required).
Glantine needed penalties to advance to the next round of the Division One League Cup as it finished 2-2 after extra-time between them and Feenagh. It was Glantine who would draw first blood towards the end of the second half but it was level again soon after when Diarmuid Coleman equalised with his head. It would stay that way for the remainder of regular time before Glantine would regain the lead in the first period of added time. Yet again, their lead was short lived as Feenagh would equalise soon after from the penalty spot to send it to a shootout where Glantine would come out on top on a 4-2 scoreline. Glantine can now look forward to a home quarter final against AK United.

Weekly Observer Division 2 League Cup Quarter Final (extra time & penalties if required).

Askeaton now find themselves in the Division Two League Cup semi final thanks to goals from Mikey Harty, Robbie Carrig and a last minute winner from James O’Meara which gave them a 3-2 victory over Bally Rovers.

Weekly Observer Premier Division.

It was as close as ever between Abbeyfeale United and Glin Rovers as a late Tommy Smith free kick gave Abbeyfeale the spoils at Riverside Park. Three goals from Newcastle West Rovers without reply gave them the points away to Ballingarry. Seoirse Joyce had the visitors in the lead at the break with that lead being extended further by goals from Daragh McCarthy and Peter Shanahan. Killeaney are now out of the relegation zone as they defeated Carrig Celtic 2-0 to pick up their second league win in a row.

Weekly Observer Division 1.

There were two convincing victories in Division One as Abbeyfeale United B defeated AK United 5-1 while Breska Rovers defeated Rathkeale B 4-1 with a brace from Josh Page and one each from TJ O’Connor and Mark Phayer.

Weekly Observer Division 2.

Newcastle West Rovers B and Glin Rovers B had to share the points in a 0-0 draw in Woodfield while St. Ita’s promotion hopes were bruised by the in form Shountrade who came out on top on a 2-1 scoreline in Ashford. Ballysteen received a walkover from Rockhill Rovers.

Weekly Observer Division 3.

It was a big three points for Ferry Rangers as they defeated Creeves Celtic 2-1 in Newbridge. A hat-trick from John Greaney gave Carrig Celtic B a 3-1 win away to Feenagh B for whom Keith Saunders was the scorer. Knockaderry were 1-0 winners at home to Glantine B.

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