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Limerick Desmond League Review 21/5/2017

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

Askeaton stopped a Shountrade treble as they came out on top in a penalty shootout after a 2-2 draw to lift the Division Two league cup. Shountrade took the lead through Tim Frawley with Askeaton equalising on the hour mark. The scores remained at 1-1 for regular time with both sides getting one each in extra-time to send it to a penalty shootout. This is where Askeaton shone brightest where they came out as 4-1 winners and were crowned champions.

Weekly Observer Premier Division.

Ballingarry’s chances of staying up were dented on Friday evening as they went down 3-1 at home to Athea United.

Carrig Celtic defeated Newcastle West Rovers at home by the odd goal in three with Darragh Woods being on the mark for the visitors.

Killeaney capitalised on Ballingarry’s loss with a victory of their own as they picked up three points away to Glin Rovers with a 1-0 win.

Newcastle West AFC were relegated on Friday but went down fighting as they lost 6-3 at home to Abbeyfeale United.

While Rathkeale’s unbeaten league form came to an end as they lost 2-1 at home to Broadford United. Micheál Brosnan scored twice for Broadford in a win which has really rekindled their title hopes.

Weekly Observer Division 1 Relegation Playoff (extra time & penalties if required). 

It’s Division One Soccer for Feenagh next season as a Thomas O’Sullivan goal was enough for them to get the better of Rathkeale B who will now play in Division Two.

Weekly Observer Division 3 League Cup Final (extra time & penalties if required).

There was no shortage of goals in the Division Three league cup final where Ferry Rangers defeated Carrig Celtic B 3-2 in Clounreask.

Weekly Observer Premier Division.

There was a shock on Sunday morning as Athea United defeated Abbeyfeale United 4-1 in Riverside Park.

It was advantage Broadford ahead of the Desmond Cup final as they grabbed a 3-1 victory at home to Glin Rovers. Glin held a 1-0 lead at half time thanks to Sean Horan but a dominant second half from the home side saw them score three without reply with Micheál Brosnan, Sean Brosnan and Tim Larkin all getting on the mark.

Ballingarry bounced back from Friday’s loss by defeating Newcastle West AFC 4-2 away from home.

While Killeaney’s relegation to Division One was confirmed as they lost 2-1 away to Newcastle West Rovers for whom Darragh Woods and Seoirse Joyce were the scorers.

Rathkeale had no issues on Sunday as they kept a clean sheet in their 4-0 victory at home to Carrig Celtic.

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