Two Limerick teams through to last 16 of the FAI Junior Cup

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Pike Rovers and Regional United are both through to the last 16 of the prized FAI Junior Cup.

In the capital, Pike advanced with a 1-0 win over Lucan United. The decisive goal arrived through a smashing headed effort from Shane Clarke.

At home, Regional recovered stunningly from a 2-0 interval deficit to progress 3-2, over Grattan United (Cork) after extra-time.

The important strikes came from Donal O’Connell, Kieran O’Connell, and Ruairí Casserly, in the opening period of extra-time.

Pike are also into the semi-finals of the FAI Under-17 Cup, courtesy of a 1-0 victory against Stella Marias (Dublin), with the goal late-on through Aaron Cusack.

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