Monday’s sporting round-up from Limerick

John Keogh

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John Keogh

Limerick FC's Darragh Rainsford keeps a close eye on Drogheda's Keith Treacy in Saturday night's SSE Airtricity League game. Limerick won the game 4-1
Limerick FC win again, Big guns through to knockout stages in SHC and a roundup of the LDL Premier League games yesterday are the big talking points in Limerick sport today.

Limerick FC win again, Big guns through to knockout stages in SHC and a roundup of the LDL Premier League games yesterday are the big talking points in Limerick sport today.

Soccer - Super Blues on super run

Basement side Limerick now trail three clubs by four points in the table, Drogheda Utd, Galway United and Sligo Rovers. Limerick host St Patrick’s Athletic at the Markets Field on Saturday, 6.30pm. Goalscorer Darragh Rainsford was ecstatic with his goal and his team’s performance: “I am absolutely delighted with the win. We came out of the blocks firing straight away like we had done in the past couple of games, in their faces, pressing, everything, hungry. The desire to win is unbelievable. The confidence is unbelievable.”

GAA - Knockout pairings decided in SHC

The stage is set for the knockout stages of the Limerick SHC after this weekend’s final round of group games. Patrickswell and Na Piarsaigh advance directly to the September 27 semi finals after becoming group winners. The quarter finals take place on September 20 with champions Kilmallock playing Doon and Adare facing Ahane. Relegated are Effin and Croom. In the County Cup semi finals, Ballybrown play Murroe-Boher, while South Liberties face Bruff. Read Jerome O’Connell’s roundup of all the SHC action here.

Soccer - LDL Premier League roundup

There were wins for Pike, Ballynanty, Carew Park, Moyross in yesterday’s LDL Premier League, while Geraldines drew with Janesboro. Click here for a roundup of all the action.

FURTHER AFIELD....

GAA - Mayo and Dublin replay on Saturday in Croker

After a frantic end to yesterday’s All Ireland Football semi-final the date has been confirmed for the replay. The two sides will meet at Croke Park this Saturday with a 5pm throw in. Already there is unprecedented demand for tickets for the replay and the ones available to the public are now sold out. Saturday’s game is set to follow yesterday’s game and be a sellout at GAA headquarters.

Rugby - Schmidt to reveal his squad tomorrow

Irish rugby coach Joe Schmidt will submit his squad to Rugby World Cup officials tonight but it will be tomorrow lunchtime before the public knows the final 31. “We will try to be as forensic as we can be in looking back through that and determining what we can improve as a collective and isolating each individual performance as best we can to see how we differentiate between players that are very similar,” Schmidt said after the 16-10 defeat to Wales.