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Limerick Desmond League Review 22/1/2017

Munster Junior Cup 4th Round (extra time & penalties if required).

Broadford United recorded a 5-0 victory at home to Tower FC which sees them move on to the fifth round with a home draw against the winners of Abbeyfeale United and Youghal United. Gary Egan, Alan Fitzpatrick and Sean Brosnan all got one each with Micheál Brosnan grabbing two.

Weekly Observer Premier Division.

Athea United shared the points with Glin Rovers in a 2-2 draw with Brian O’Donovan and Karl O’Sullivan grabbing the goals for the visitors. Carrig Celtic put five past Newcastle West AFC without reply to pick up a strong home win. The home side held a 3-0 lead at half-time before scoring a further two in the second period.. While our second Premier Division draw of the weekend saw Rathkeale and Abbeyfeale United play to a 2-2 stalemate in Holycross. Abbeyfeale took the lead midway through the first half as Chris Smith struck from the penalty but it was 1-1 soon after as Seán O’Shea equalised before the break. Rathkeale would gain the lead for the first time in the encounter in the second half before Abbeyfeale would put the scores level late into the game.

Weekly Observer Division 1.

Abbeyfeale United grabbed a great home results against Granagh United defeating them 3-2 in Riverside Park. While Shannonside are now just one point behind Granagh United with a game in hand thanks to their 2-1 victory again AK United in Kilcornan. Glantine picked up a 3-2 victory away to Kildimo United also.

Weekly Observer Division 2.

A close encounter between Glin Rovers B and Bally Rovers saw the away side come out on top on a 3-2 scoreline. Bally Rovers went in to the break with a 2-0 lead and Glin pulled one back soon after the break from the penalty spot. Bally extended their lead by two when they went up 3-1 but Glin would score once more for it to finish 3-2 to the visitors. Rockhill Rovers edged out Adare United by a single goal in their 1-0 victory while two goals from Shountrade were not enough as a hat-trick from Darragh Ranahan gave Ballysteen a 3-2 victory to stay on top of the table. Newcastle West Rovers B’s game against Askeaton was called off due to a bereavement.

Weekly Observer Division 3.

Ferry Rangers remain undefeated in Division Three thanks to their 2-1 victory at home to Feenagh B. Glantine B pulled off their second win in as many weeks as they defeated Creeves Celtic 3-2 while Newcastle West B defeated fellow promotion contenders 2-1 at home.

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