Limerick Soccer - Tight at the top of the LDMC Premier Division

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Pat Sheeah looks forward to the Premier Division action in the LDMC Premier Division.

Pat Sheeah looks forward to the Premier Division action in the LDMC Premier Division.

The Kilmurry Lodge Premier League is superbly poised with three teams sharing the lead on 29 points.

With Pike Rovers in Cup action this weekend, Carew Park and Janesboro have the chance to open a gap but both sides have difficult games in store.

Geraldines were caught on a bad day last weekend going down heavily to Carew Park.

It was an aberration on the ‘Dines part as they are a much better side than the scoreline suggested. They will be keen to prove such on Sunday when they welcome Janesboro to Rathuard.

‘Boro are in fine form with Shane Clarke passing the 30-goal mark last weekend.

Behind him Mike O’Gorman is also chipping in with his fair share of goals.

Geraldines welcomed back Colin Scanlon and Christy O’Neill from Pike Rvs and are just off the top three. A victory on Sunday would throw them right back into the mix.

Carew Park are in great form also as they proved against the ‘Dines last weekend and on Sunday they face another tough game at home to Regional Utd.

The Dooradoyle side beat Ballynanty Rovers in the Lawson Cup last weekend and with the Munster Junior Cup still in view may prove a stern test for Carew.

A crucial game at the other end of the table on Saturday evening sees Aisling Annacotty hosting Knockainey in Annacotty.

Aisling picked up three crucial points last weekend when they beat Corbally 1-0.

Knockainey have been going close in recent games and will look at Saturday’s game as one they must take something from if they are to avoid the drop.

Nervously looking over their shoulder at the drop zone are Moyross and Corbally Utd and the two teams meet on Sunday in another vital game.

Fairview Rangers were disappointed to go down to Shannon Town last weekend and will be looking to bounce back when they host Summerville Rvs on Sunday. Rovers need the points to steer clear of danger

Two outstanding games in the Lawson Cup to make up the last 16 sees Prospect welcome Shelbourne to Cals Park and Granville following their penalty kicks win over Kennedy Park last weekend rewarded with a bout against Pike Rvs in Glenbrook.

In Division 1A Wembley have opened up a four point lead on the chasing pack but the battle for second spot is intensifying and after the weekend we may get a clearer picture.

Shannon Town are coming with a late run and while they are well behind second spot they have four games in hand. they host Caherconlish on Sunday on a high after beating Fairview Rangers last weekend.

Caherdavin Celtic will look to build on their win over Caherconlish last week when they host leaders Wembley Rovers.

Current second placed side Newport were impressive beating Mungret last weekend and they will be hoping for full points at home to Charleville while Mungret will be looking to bounce back when they visit Hospital.

The lower Divisions see the start of their divisional cups. In Division 3A League leaders Croom should be too strong for St Pauls while in Division 3B leaders Aisling can reach the last four if they beat Kilfinane.

In the Division 4 Cup Croom B travel to Shelbourne B hoping to carry their league form to the Cup.