Adrian Finnin

Shiel feels Pike spell came to a natural end

By Adrian Finnin / January 30, 2020 /

Former Pike Rovers manager Mike Shiel took time out to speak to us about his time with the Limerick District League giants this week. On the week of a very important cup tie for his former club against Fairview, nobody knows more about FAI Junior Cup final heartbreak than Shiel who lost two finals in…

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Pike Rovers vs Fairview Rangers: The Key Battles

By Adrian Finnin / January 29, 2020 /

On Sunday afternoon, an age old rivalry in Limerick junior soccer will recommence with the meeting of Pike Rovers and Fairview Rangers at Crosagalla in the FAI Junior Cup last 16 tie (2pm). Historically, it is a game which attracts a massive support from both clubs and the neutral observer and one would imagine that…

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Mixed day for LDSL sides in u-15 National Cup

By Adrian Finnin / January 25, 2020 /

There was a mixed set of results for Limerick sides in the u-15 National Cup on Saturday afternoon with two sides exiting the competition while Fairview Rangers defeated Everton AFC in Cork this afternoon. The Fairgreen outfit were 1-0 victors over their Cork counterparts thanks to a goal from Josh McCarthy and will now face…

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Airtricity League First Division draft fixture list released

By Adrian Finnin / January 24, 2020 /

A first draft fixture list for the Airtricity League First Division has been released this Friday evening which includes 11 teams ahead of the 2020 season. With the news that Limerick FC could apply for a First Division licence, the fixture list had to be revised and the news has caused chaos and controversy in…

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No contact between Limerick FC and Limerick United

By Adrian Finnin / January 23, 2020 /

Limerick senior soccer was thrown into chaos once more last week with the news that Pat O’Sullivan’s Limerick FC were granted permission by the Football Association of Ireland to apply for an Airtricity League First Division licence for the 2020 season. Mr O’Sullivan began High Court proceedings against the FAI following their failure to invite…

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All eyes on the Munster Junior Cup this Weekend

By Adrian Finnin / January 23, 2020 /

The attention will turn to the fourth round of the Munster Junior Cup this weekend when five Limerick sides look to make the most of home advantage over a two day period. Although all eyes will be firmly fixed on the provincial trophy this weekend, there is a big Tuohy Cup semi-final taking place tonight…

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Former Limerick FC players begin to find new clubs

By Adrian Finnin / January 22, 2020 /

Three former Limerick FC players were unveiled at their new clubs over the past week ahead of the new Airtricity League season. In the case of Shane Tracy, the veteran defender has joined Limerick District League side Aisling Annacotty in a player/coach capacity. Two of Limerick FC’s more impressive performers in recent seasons were youngsters…

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Aisling Annacotty announce Tracy signing

By Adrian Finnin / January 21, 2020 /

Aisling Annacotty have announced the signing of former Limerick FC player Shane Tracy. The club announced the signing via their social media pages on Tuesday afternoon. “The official statement said: Aisling Annacotty are delighted to announce the signing of former Wembley Rovers, Galway United and Limerick FC player Shane Tracy to the club. Shane who…

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Limerick FC secure investment and call for 'United' front

By Adrian Finnin / January 17, 2020 /

In a sensational turn of events on Friday night, Limerick FC were granted permission from the Football Association of Ireland to apply for an Airtricity League First Division licence following a week of legal proceedings taken against the association by owner Pat O’Sullivan. O’Sullivan and his legal team argued that Limerick FC were excluded from…

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Janesboro and Regional among the top recruiters in January

By Adrian Finnin / January 17, 2020 /

The Limerick District League transfer window has been open since the 1st December and unlike previous seasons, clubs in the Premier Division appear to be quieter in terms of player recruitment. After speaking to many managers over the last week or so, it is clear that the majority of clubs are in the process of…

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