It was another busy weekend of action for the Limerick junior soccer teams.
MUNSTER JUNIOR CUP
Aisling Annacotty 2 Ballynanty Rvs 2
(Aisling won 15-14 on penalties)
The first big shock of the season saw Ballynanty Rvs knocked out of the national cup at the second hurdle.
Dave Dunphy opened the scoring from the spot for Balla before Damien Collins levelled it.
Aisling took the lead on 80 minutes when Adam Frehill before a late Dean O’Brien equaliser.
Aisling prevailed in a mammoth penalty shoot out to progress.
Regional Utd 2 Carew Park 2
(Regional won on penalties)
Barry Dillon put the visitors in front in this all premier clash.
Gary Sheehan and Kieran O’Connell turned the tie in Regional’s favour before a late Jonathon Grant goal forced extra time.
Extra time yielded no clear cut chances and Regional held their nerve to win on spot kicks.
Wembley Rvs 1 Janesboro 3
Shane Clarke gave ‘Boro the lead before Diarmuid O’Callaghan levelled the game.
When extra time seemed likely Eddie Brazier gave the visitors the lead.
Substitute Conor Lynch secured ‘Boro’s passage to the next round with the victory.
Moyross 4 Holycross 0
Goals from Adrian Power and Keith Ryan set up Moyross for a routine victory over a dogged Holycross side.
Murroe 0 Summerville Rvs 2
James Cleary and Jimmy Bourke got on the scoresheet as Summerville put their league woes behind them with a good cup win.
Kilfinane 0 Corbally 7
A Ben Savage hat trick set up the Premier side to a routine victory over an under strength Kilfinane side.
Peter Ryan, playing his first game since returning from Australia also netted two goals.
Kilmallock 1 Summerville Rvs B 2
Val McDermott and Ger Nash scored in a big upset win for Summerville Rvs ‘B’ who progress to meet Newport in the next round.
MUNSTER CHAMPIONS CUP
Pike Rvs 1 Carrick Utd 0
Pike defeated Waterford Cup champions Carrick Utd to progress to the last four. Colin Scanlon scored on his debut to seal an impressive home win for PIke.
Mungret moved top of the league with a 4-2 win over Caherdavin Celtic. Struggling Charleville got a much needed 3-1 win over Cappamore. Elsewhere, Newport eased to a 6-0 win over Hospital.
Ballynanty defeated Aisling Annacotty with goals from Blake Hayes and Kevin Nolan.
Corbally showed great fighting spirit to secure a 3-2 comeback victory over Regional Utd B.
In the other game, Lisnagry came out the better of an eight goal thriller securing a 5-3 win over Shannon Hibs.
Hill Celtic, Herbertstown, St Pats and Charleville all got three points over the weekend in the fourth tier.
Caledonians and Glenview both had routine victories as Glenview and Moyross also secured wins in more difficult outings.
Star Rovers, Croom and Parkville were all victorious while St Paul’s and Newport were forced to share the spoils in a 1-1 draw.
Athlunkard Villa and Pallasgreen got important wins in 3B. Castle Utd and Caherconlish shared four goals in Kilbreedy.
Caledonians, Hyde Rangers, Moyross, Summerville and Croom all added three points to their tallies while Northside went to Dronmore and took a point.