LIMERICK and District Schoolboy League (LDSL) will face Kildare in the third and fourth place play-off in the Kennedy Cup at UL this Friday after losing their semi-final clash with Waterford.
A 13th minute goal from Waterford winger Regix Madika consigned Limerick to their second consecutive Kennedy Cup semi-final defeat before a large, sun-kissed attendance at UL Bowl this Thursday afternoon.
As a result, the LDSL will take on a Kildare side, beaten by holders, the DDSL, in the third-place play-off at UL this Friday at 11.45am.
The LDSL, who finished fourth in the Kennedy Cup 12 months ago, must go back to 2000 to their last win in the prestigious inter-league U-14 soccer competition which features 32 sides.
Meanwhile, the Limerick County side faced the Mayo League in the play-off for 15th place, while the Limerick Desmond League took on the South Dublin Schoolboy League in the battle for 19th place.
A total of 96 matches are played over five days in the annual Kennedy Cup competition. The final of the Kennedy Cup between the DDSL and Waterford will take place at the UL Bowl at 2pm this Friday.
LDSL v Waterford: Killian Fitzpatrick (Regional Utd), Anthony O’Dwyer (Shannon Town), Joshua O’Reilly (Mungret Regional), Joshua Considine (Mungret Regional), Benjamin Carew (Regional Utd), Adam McNamara (Regional Utd), Lee Davitt Molloy (Shannon Hibernians), Cian Power (Pike Rovers), Dylan Kelly-Higgins (Pike Rovers), John Hurley (Mungret Regional), Eoin Murphy (Aisling Annacotty). Substitutes used: Liam Loftus (Regional Utd) for Davitt-Molloy (42 mins), Adam Lipper (Pike Rovers) for O’Reilly (52 mins). Not used: Killian Moloney (Aisling Annacotty), Conor Coughlan (Aisling Annacotty), Ross Mitchell (Geraldines), Jack Canny (Aisling Annacotty), Eoghan Sherlock (Caherdavin Celtic), Kian Barry (Mungret Regional), Gerard Higgins (Regional Utd)
Head of Delegation: Paddy Murphy, Manager Colin Scanlon, Coaches: Craig Madigan and Gavin O’Shea