SLIDESHOW: Friday's Munster Junior Cup final a repeat of 1981

Pat Sheehan


Pat Sheehan


THIS Friday evening, Limerick's top two junior soccer teams cross swords in the final of the Munster Junior Cup at Jackman Park when current holders of the trophy Pike Rovers take on Janesboro.

A huge crowd is expected to attend what could be the highlight of the season at 7pm. The two sides go into the tie in contrasting moods.

Pike are recovering physically and mentally from their defeat in the final of the FAI Junior Cup last Saturday while Janesboro are on the verge of winning back to back Premier League's for the first time in the Clubs history.

It is the second time the sides will meet in the Provincial decider as they met previously in 1981 when Jimmy McInerney's goal saw the trophy return to Pearse Stadium.

See above for a slideshow of the 1981 final at Jackman Park.