FOUR Limerick teams will be in the hat for the last sixteen of the FAI Junior Cup, following a weekend of wins.
Ballynanty Rovers were on the road last Saturday as they took on Dublin side Rush Athletic. In what was a very tight clash, it was Ballynanty’s Jamie Daly with an 84th minute goal that sealed victory for the Northside Club.
Also on the road were Regional who were in Dublin clashing with Booth Celtic. Brian O Callaghan`s squad emerged winners by the odd goal in three with a last minute goal from Stephen Keeley coupled with David Cowpars header seeing them through.
Kilmallock hosted Belorgan trailed by a goal before the county side re-grouped to win 2-1. Tommy Heffernan and Paudie Sheehy netted the vital goals.
Janesvboro, a side that many fancy to be big contenders for the cup outright, hosted Kerry side Dingle Bay. Janesboro raced into a quick two goal lead through Mike Ryan and ace goal-getter Shane Clarke on the goal-sheet but a goal mid-way through the second half from the visitors made it a tense final 20 minutes. However Janesboro did enough to win 2-1 as all four Limerick sides now await the final 16 draw this coming Thursday.
In the Lawson Cup, those to advance to round three were Fairview Rangers, Nenagh AFC, Prospect/Priory, Pike Rovers and Carew Park.
On the league front, in Division 1A, those to record wins were Murroe and Mungret, while in Division 1B Cappamore saw off Hyde on a 7-3 score-line
On the youth front, in the Munster Youths, Aisling advanced, while there was no joy for Janesboro or Mungret in this cup.
Earlier last week, Fairview Rangers advanced to the semi-final of this season’s Tuohy Cup with an impressive 4-2 win over current holders Carew Park. Fairview’s goals were scored by David Hannon (2), Craig Madigan and Stephen Conway.
This coming weekend it’s a mixture of Munster Junior Cup and Lawson Cup games coupled with league games on the agenda.
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