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Limerick Desmond League Review 20/11/16

2016-10-18-12-01-05-1-300x168Munster Junior Cup 2nd Round (extra time & penalties if required)

The first of the two Munster Junior Cup games saw Ballingarry progress to the next round with a 1-0 victory over Athea United at the Paddocks.

It was another tight encounter between Glin Ro
vers and Abbeyfeale United as it took Extra-Time for Abbeyfeale to emerge as 3-2 victors. Abbeyfeale raced to a 2-0 half time lead before a Tommy Culhane chip on the hour mark followed by Paul Sheehan winning and scoring a penalty five minutes later drew it level. The score stayed the same until the start of the second period when Jamie O’Connor got the winner to send Abbeyfeale into the next round.

Richard Hogan Cup Quarter Final (extra time & penalties if required)

Adare United left it late as they progressed to the last four with a 4-1 victory away to Knockaderry after Extra-Time.

A great result for Shountrade as they advanced to the Richard Hogan Cup Semi Final after a 5-2 victory against Newcastle West Rovers B in Woodfield. Declan Mullane scored a hat trick for the visitors with Conor Aherne scoring a brace while Rovers’ two goals came from Kieran Guina and Noel Geary.

Weekly Observer Premier Division

It was seven heaven for Rathkeale as they put seven past Newcastle West AFC to make it seven wins from as many league games in their 7-1 win. Declan Nash was responsible for five, while Pa Ahern struck from the penalty spot for the third time in two weeks and Peter Nash got the last. Van Mambouana scored Newcastle’s goal.

While just down the road Newcastle West Rovers redeemed themselves from their previous loss to Carrig Celtic by coming out as 8-2 winners in this game. Seoirse Joyce got four, Iain Corbett scored two and Paudie Kinahan and Shane Stack got one each.

Weekly Observer Division 1

Rathkeale B jumped out of the drop zone and into seventh position in the league with their 1-0 victory away to Feenagh.

Granagh United put themselves back on top of the table with a 3-1 victory against Abbeyfeale United B. It was a close game with both sides being level at half-time until Granagh scored two goals late in the game to grab the three points.

Breska Rovers picked up a 2-1 victory away to Kildimo United despite being down 1-0 at half-time when Barry Walsh scored for the home side. Breska struck back in the second half with goals from Niall Quane and Ian O’Leary giving them the win.

Weekly Observer Division 2

The only Division Two game of the weekend saw Bally Rovers pick up their second win over Rockhill Rovers this season when they edged them out in a 3-2 victory in Ballyhahill.

Weekly Observer Division 3

Creeves Celtic went second in the Division Three table as they picked up a 3-1 victory over Carrig Celtic B at the Thatch.

While Ferry Rangers went top with a 1-0 victory against Newcastle West B in Tarbert.

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