Author: Adrian Finnin

Busy weekend of action in the Limerick District League

The PJ Matthews Premier Division is back in full flow this weekend following FAI Junior Cup action last weekend. There are five games down for decision on Sunday and each game will kick off at 11am besides the meeting of Janesboro and Carew Park which kicks off at 2pm at Pearse Stadium. There is also Munster Junior Cup action as Charleville entertain Pike Rovers on Saturday evening at 7pm. The aforementioned southside derby is the pick of the fixtures for the weekend with the top two of Janesboro and Carew Park in action. Albert Slattery’s Carew Park have went...

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Three Limerick sides progress in the FAI Junior cup while three sides are eliminated

Three Limerick sides progress in the FAI Junior cup while three sides are eliminated. It was a weekend of mixed fortunes for Limerick junior soccer as three of the city’s teams advanced to the last 32 of the FAI Junior Cup. However, three local sides were also knocked out including one of the favourites Janesboro. Wexford based side North End travelled to Pearse Stadium to take on joint favourites Janesboro. The Wexford side have been to this stage regularly in recent years and were always going to provide a stern test to Shane O’Hanlon’s side. Shane Dempsey gave the...

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FAI Junior Cup takes centre stage as six Limerick sides look to progress

FAI Junior Cup takes centre stage as six Limerick sides look to progress. The FAI Junior Cup 5th round takes place this weekend with six Limerick clubs looking to progress to the next round. Division 1B side Shelbourne face a huge task as they travel to Galway to face Mervue on Saturday evening (kick-off 5.30 pm). Mervue have been to the latter stages of the competition regularly in the past. However, Shelbourne have nothing to lose as few are expecting the Limerick club to progress and it is a great opportunity for Niall Hogan’s team to cause an upset....

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Limerick FC sign winger Daniel Kearns from Sligo Rovers

Limerick FC sign winger Daniel Kearns from Sligo Rovers. Limerick FC have completed the signing of Daniel Kearns from Sligo Rovers for the upcoming 2018 season. Kearns signed the new deal at Limerick’s training base in Bruff this afternoon. The winger spent the 2017 season at rivals Sligo Rovers. In 2007 Kearns signed for West Ham United and after three years in the academy, he returned to Ireland and signed for Dundalk. He impressed massively upon his return, making 37 appearances and contributing four goals. After a strong end to the season, Daniel earned a quick return to England...

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Limerick Oscar Traynor side lose out on penalties in Kerry

The inclement weather played havoc with the junior fixture list last weekend with all games bar the Limerick District League Oscar Traynor match and matches staged on Astroturf being postponed. The newly assembled Limerick District League squad travelled to Kerry in search of better luck in the competition. Limerick started brightly as Keith Mawdsley set up Daragh Rainsford whose effort went just over the crossbar. Former Limerick FC player James Sugrue responded for Kerry with a delicate chip which just missed the target. Kerry opened the scoring with their next meaningful attack. Aidan O’Callaghan’s cross eventually fell to Danny...

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