There was contrasting fortunes for the Limerick sides in the opening round of the 2017 Kennedy Cup.

Limerick Desmond Schoolboy League were the only winners with a 2-0 victory over the Carlow League in Group 1.

A brace from Ballingarry’s Michael Molly along with a goal from Shannonside’s Niall O’Connor saw the West Limerick side pick up a vital three points.

It’s the Kilkenny League who are next up for the Desmond side with the two sides to kick off tomorrow morning at 10:30am.

Meanwhile, there was disappointment for the two Limerick sides competing in Group 3 as both suffered defeats.

Limerick District looked to have done enough to secure a 1-1 draw but up popped Athlone League’s Tom Cloonan with a dramatic winner as the clock ticked into time added on.

Limerick County Schoolboy League opened their Group 3 campaign with a 4-0 defeat to a strong Wexford side.

Limerick District and Limerick County meet in a crucial derby fixture on tomorrow, Tuesday, morning at 10.30am with both sides looking to get their campaigns back on track.