Limerick Desmond win as District and County lose in Kennedy Cup

Limerick Desmond win as District and County lose in Kennedy Cup

THE Limerick Desmond Schoolboy League boosted their hopes of progressing to the quarter-finals of this year’s Kennedy Cup at UL this Tuesday after securing a second group win.

A fifth minute goal from AK United’s Joey Rushe, who headed home from a corner, helped the Desmond side secure a hard-earned 1-0 victory over the Clare League.

That victory, coupled with their opening day win over the Midlands League has seen the Desmond League take top spot in Group 2.

A win or a draw in their final group fixture with local rivals, the Limerick District Schoolboy League, this Tuesday at 4pm, will see the Desmond side advance to the quarter-finals of the prestigious U-14 inter-league competition.

The Limerick District League’s hopes of progressing to the Cup quarter-finals ended with their 3-0 defeat to the Midlands League also on Tuesday.

After a scoreless opening half, the Midland League took the lead on 36 minutes through David Samuel. Samuel added a second mid-way through the half, while Israel Kimazo notched the third late on.

The Limerick District will be looking to pick up their first points against the Desmond League having suffered a 2-0 defeat to Clare on Monday.

The Limerick County side had their hopes of making the Cup quarter-finals ended with a 3-0 defeat to the Wexford League on Tuesday afternoon. The County side had lost to North Tipp on Monday night.

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