Limerick District in Oscar Traynor action

All the weekend Desmond League fixtures
Limerick District welcome the Kilkenny to Jackman Park on Friday evening with a place in the semi finals of the Oscar Traynor Trophy up for grabs.

Limerick District welcome the Kilkenny to Jackman Park on Friday evening with a place in the semi finals of the Oscar Traynor Trophy up for grabs.

Limerick topped their group to earn a home tie and although the visitors are sure to pose a stern test, hopes are high the home side can achieve their goal.

Limerick started their campaign rather tentatively eking out a draw with the Kerry League.

They improved with a 2-1 win over the Desmond League in their second outing and were very impressive in their final game, a 4-1 win over the Cork AUL.

In the three games to date nine of the Premier League Clubs have been represented in the squads selected by managers Declan Considine and Derek Braddish.

The following players have chipped in along the way to earn Limerick a place in the last eight; Stephen McNamara, Jamie Bromell (Ballynanty Rvs), Adam Frahill (Aisling), Adrian Power (Moyross), Kieran O’Connell (Regional Utd), John Connery (Carew Park), Jeffery Judge (Fairview Rgs), Aled Harkin, Shane Clarke, Shane Waters, Mike O’Gorman, John Boyle, Thomas Clarke (Janesboro), Bobby Tier, Craig Madigan, Paul Danagher (Geraldines), Colin Daly, Eoin Hanrahan, Gary Neville, John Tierney, Wayne Colbert, Pat Mullins, Seamus O’Carroll (Pike Rvs),

They have lost a few players along the way but can still field a team capable of winning the tournament; a long overdue feat.

The full Quarter Final Draw reads: Limerick v Kilkenny, Wexford v Kerry, Sligo/Leitrim v Clare, AUL v Inishowen or UCL

On Monday evening the final of the Premier League Tuohy Cup promises to be an exciting affair with Janesboro and Carew Park battling it out for the prestigious trophy.

Janesboro are chasing their fifth Tuohy Cup win with Carew looking for their fourth success.

The sides met earlier in the season when Janesboro triumphed 3-1. However as we all know, previous form when you get to a cup final is of little value. With two attack minded sides we could well get a Final to remember. The game kicks off Monday evening at 7.00pm.

There are two games down for decision in the Lawson Cup. On Saturday evening Charleville will fancy their chances when they welcome Premier side Aisling Annacotty to the Cork venue.

Despite their lowly position Aisling play some neat football and are much better their position suggests. they will get nothing easy at a Charleville venue that has already seen a Premier side beaten when Corbally went down 3-2 in a previous round of the same competition. Shannon Town welcome Moyross to the Clare venue for the second time this season. In the Munster Junior Cup the Premier side proved more adept winning out 7-3. After that game Shannon won four on the trot but with just a point to show from their last three games the Division 1A side need a major lift if they are to topple a Moyross side on the crest of a wave at present.

On Sunday afternoon it is the turn of Herbertstown to attempt to make it through to the last eight of the FAI Youth Cup when they host crack Dublin outfit St Pauls of Artane.

We regularly rave at the talent available at the Herbertstown club and with a self belief to match they could well make it through.

In Division 1A League Mungret Regional have a vital game when they host League leaders Wembley Rovers. Mungret are currently five points behind second places Newport but have two games less played.

Sunday’s game is one of them and a win would set them up for a great promotion run in.