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Limerick Desmond League Review 4/12/2016


FAI Umbro Junior Cup 5th Round (extra time & penalties if required).

Abbeyfeale United cruised into the last 32 of Ireland as they won 5-0 against Kildrum Tigers of Donegal. All five of the homeside’s goals came in the first half with Thomas Smith grabbing a brace while Packie O’Connor, Paudie Smith and Barry Sheehy grabbed one each.

While Carrig Celtic were on the other end of a 5-0 loss at the hands of Evergreen FC from Kilkenny.

Munster Junior Cup 3rd Round (extra time & penalties if required).

Our only Munster Junior Cup game of the weekend saw Broadford United progress to the next round with their third 2-0 victory against Ballingarry this season. First half goals from Michael Brosnan and Paul Madigan were enough for Broadford to get the win.

Riedy Joinery Cup Quarter Finals (extra time & penalties if required).

Shountrade continued their great form as they marched into their second cup semi-final this season with a 6-2 win away to Ferry Rangers.

While today’s other Quarter Final saw Creeves Celtic make a bold statement by defeating Division One’s Kildimo United 4-0.

Weekly Observer Premier Division.

The local derby between Killeaney and Glin Rovers ended in a 1-1 draw as Garry Kelly’s fantastic first half free kick was cancelled out by Darren Sheahan who got the vital touch in a goalmouth scramble in the 85th minute to secure a point for Glin Rovers.

Weekly Observer Division 1.

Shannonside moved on top of the table as they picked up a 4-1 victory at home to Feenagh. Shannonside went into the break with a 1-0 lead but Feenagh struck back in the 55th minute as Luke Ryan equalised for his side before the home team would go on to score a further three and secure the result.

Rathkeale B picked up a good win against AK United with it finishing 2-1 in Holycross.

Abbeyfeale United B and Glantine shared the points as their game ended in a 0-0 draw in Riverside Park.

Despite going 1-0 up after two minutes from a Ryan Kelly penalty, Pallaskenry fell to a 4-1 home defeat at the hands of Breska Rovers. The score was level at half-time with Breska’s goals coming from Diarmaid O’Connor, Josh page and two from Niall Quane.

Weekly Observer Division 2.

St. Ita’s returned to winning ways as they recorded a 4-0 victory at home to Rockhill Rovers in Ashford. The Saints led 1-0 at half-time from Callum Donoghue who went on to score a further three in the second half to secure the points.

While Ballysteen continued their good form with a 1-0 win against Newcastle West Rovers B as a Darragh Ranahan goal early in the second half was enough for them to get the win.

Adare United picked up a great 4-1 win away to Glin Rovers B to continue their push for promotion. Glin opened up the scoring on the 15th minute mark as Edward Mulvihill converted from the penalty spot but Adare equalised soon after as Paudie Kelly put his head on the end of  Sam Costello ball to make it 1-1. Adare took the lead when Evan Fitzgerald scored from range which was then followed up by a second from Paudie Kelly before Evan Fitzgerald grabbed another to make it 4-1.

Weekly Observer Division 3.

Just one goal separated Knockaderry and Newcastle West B as the away side picked up a 1-0 victory. An Aaron Geary free kick was met by Jordan Hurley who grabbed the one and only goal which gave his side the win and put them joint top with Ferry Rangers.

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