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Limerick Desmond League Review 2/4/2017

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

Rathkeale filled in one of the two remaining Quarter-Final slots on Sunday with a 3-1 win away to Shannonside.

Glin Rovers left it late to secure their spot in the last eight as they defeated Newcastle West AFC 3-2 in Ballygowan Park. Glin Rovers took the lead after just five minutes through Gary Culhane but the scores would be level on eleven minutes when Paul Downes scored a great free kick. It was a fairly evenly contested game for the remainder of the half with Conor Whelan putting the home side into the lead on the stroke of half-time with his corner going directly into the net. Newcastle defended well in the second half and seemed to be heading towards the last eight but Glin equalised with ten minutes remaining with a goal from Shane Culhane. Just when it seemed that extra-time was coming Glin would strike once again as Kevin Sweeney would grab the winner on the ninetieth minute to advance.

Richard Hogan Cup Semi-Final (extra time & penalties if required).

While there were more dramatics in the Richard Hogan Cup where it took a penalty shootout for Shountrade to get the better of Newcastle West B as it finished 3-3 after extra-time. Joey Shire scored one from the penalty spot while Adam Reidy came of the bench to score a brace for Shountrade. Jason Cummins scored a hat-trick for the visitors.

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

Ballysteen eased into the Semi-Final with a 3-1 win at home to Adare United thanks to goals from Shane Hallinan, Darragh Ranahan and John O’Shaughnessy.

Glin Rovers B pulled off a shock as they defeated holders St. Ita’s 2-1 in Ashford. The home side entered the break 1-0 up thanks to a goal from Callum Donoghue but two goals from the visitors in the second half was enough for them to book their spot in the last four.

Weekly Observer Division 3 League Cup (90 minute).

Creeves Celtic returned to winning ways with a big 7-1 win at home to Glantine B.

Feenagh B vs Ferry Rangers was called off.

Weekly Observer Premier Division.

The league title chances of both Newcastle West Rovers and Abbeyfeale United took a hit as they drew 2-2 in Woodfield. Abbeyfeale held a 2-0 lead at the break thanks to goals from Packie O’Connor and Barry Sheehy but Rovers would score two of their own in the second half from Marty Madden and Shane Stack to tie the game.

Weekly Observer Division 1.

Abbeyfeale United B overcame Pallaskenry on a 4-2 scoreline after two successive defeats to the visitors.

AK United had a convincing victory at home to Rathkeale B with a 4-1 win.

Breska Rovers had a narrow win over Glantine as a goal from Josh Page gave them a 1-0 win away from home.

While it was Kildimo United who came out on top in the big relegation game with a 2-1 win at home to Feenagh. The visitors were in the lead for the majority of the game but late goals in the second half from Darragh Deegan on the seventieth minute and one from Simon Guerin ten minutes later meant that Kildimo took all three points.

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  1. Referee was an absolute disgrace in the Richard hogan cup. More should be done at least so it’s a far game

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