Soccer

WATCH: Highlights of Pike Rover’s agonising FAI Junior Cup exit

By Raffaele Rocca / January 14, 2019 / 0 Comments

Pike Rovers made an agonising exit from the FAI Junior Cup on penalties yesterday as Sheriff won 5-4 on penalties despite being down to 10 men for the majority of the game. Pike hit the front through a Paddy O’Malley free kick which the keeper carried over the line. Sheriff then had Pat Oglesby red-carded.…

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Three Limerick teams exit the FAI Junior Cup

By Adrian Finnin / January 13, 2019 / 0 Comments

It was a disappointing weekend for the Limerick District League representatives in the last 32 of the New Balance FAI Junior Cup as Pike Rovers and Newport exited the competition. Also, Limerick Desmond League side Glin Rovers were knocked out. On the other hand, Aisling Annacotty will represent the Limerick District League in the last…

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Sheil confident ahead of huge Sheriff challenge

By Adrian Finnin / January 13, 2019 / 0 Comments

Pike Rovers travel to Dublin today to take on Sheriff YC in the sixth round of the FAI Junior Cup. Pike overcame the challenge of a stubborn St. Kevin’s Boys outfit in the last round of the competition with Johnathan Grant grabbing the winner in a 2-1 win. There are four Limerick District League sides…

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Cork City defeat Limerick FC in pre-season friendly

By Adrian Finnin / January 12, 2019 / 0 Comments

Limerick FC suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of Cork City in their opening pre-season friendly at The Farm in UCC. Goals from Garry Comerford, Ronan Coughlan, Ronan Hurley, Aaron Barry and Graham Cummins gave John Caulfield’s men the win. Limerick started with a very youthful side with centre-back Killian Brouder named as captain.…

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Limerick FC complete signings of Hughes and McSweeney

By Adrian Finnin / January 12, 2019 / 0 Comments

Limerick FC manager Tommy Barrett added to the squad on Friday evening as the club completed the signings of Jason Hughes and Sean McSweeney from local clubs Ballynanty Rovers and Regional United. Hughes has spent the last two seasons with Donal Magee’s Ballynanty team and the central midfielder was captain of the northside outfit. He…

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LISTEN: Glin Rovers manager Shane Culhane speaks ahead of FAI Junior Cup last 32 tie.

By Jack Neville / January 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

Glin Rovers travel to Terenure tomorrow for their FAI Junior Cup 6th Round Clash against VEC FC (Dublin). It will be a historic day for the Limerick club as they have never reached the Last 32 of the competition. Glin defeated Ennistymon in the 2nd round in Glin before traveling to Tralee to face Strand…

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FAI Junior Cup sixth round takes place this weekend

By Adrian Finnin / January 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

The FAI Junior Cup last 32 games will take place this weekend with plenty of Limerick interest. Pike Rovers, Glin Rovers, Newport and Aisling Annacotty are all in action on Sunday afternoon. Arguably, Pike Rovers face the toughest draw in the competition when they face Sheriff YC in Dublin (2pm). The rivalry between these sides…

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John Whyte reflects on distinguished career with Fairview & Limerick

By Adrian Finnin / January 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

Long serving Limerick FC midfielder John Whyte took time out to reminisce on his career in football with local junior club Fairview Rangers and Limerick FC over two decades. It was a hugely successful career for Whyte who picked up two FAI Junior Cups as well as numerous league titles with the Fairgreen outfit. In…

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Limerick native Paudie O’Connor joins Bradford City on loan

By Adrian Finnin / January 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

Leeds United centre-back Paudie O’Connor has signed for English League One club Bradford City on loan until the end of the season. The Ballybrown native spent the first half of the season on loan at Blackpool where he made ten league appearances and featured in the FA Cup defeat to Arsenal last weekend. A statement…

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No shocks in the Lawson Cup as Pike and Ballynanty go through

By Adrian Finnin / January 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

The Lawson Cup fixtures took place on Sunday morning and afternoon as is the tradition in Limerick junior soccer at this time of year. The competition always begins on the first weekend in January and 2019 was no different. The biggest game of the weekend pitted two premier division sides against each other as Geraldines…

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