Three Limerick sides face crucial Kennedy Cup ties

Colm Kinsella


Colm Kinsella

Three Limerick sides face crucial Kennedy Cup ties

THE three Limerick representatives in this year’s 40th Kennedy Cup at UL face crucial fixtures this Wednesday as the knock-out stages of the competition begins.

The Limerick Desmond face pre-tournament favourites the Dublin and District Schoolboy League (DDSL) in one of the Kennedy Cup quarter-finals at 5pm today.

Limerick Desmond qualified for the last eight stage by topping their group with wins over the Midlands and Clare Leagues as well as a draw with local rivals the Limerick and District Schoolboy League (LDSL).

The LDSL will play-off for places 25 to 32 after finishing bottom of that group, taking one point from their three fixtures.

The LDSL begin the play-off series against the Carlow League in the Trophy quarter-finals at UL this Wednesday at 3pm.

The Limerick County League also finished bottom to their pool, picking up a draw in their final group game against West Cork on Tuesday evening.

Limerick County begin the 25-32 play-off series with a Trophy quarter-final clash with Inishowen at 3pm this Wednesday.

Kennedy Cup schedule, Wednesday, June 15

Kennedy Cup quarter-finals: (All 5pm)

Limerick Desmond v DDSL; Wexford v North Dublin SL; Galway v Kerry; Cork v South Dublin SL

Bowl quarter-finals: (All 5pm)

Athlone v Midlands; Cavan/Monaghan v West Cork; Kildare v Waterford; Donegal v Kilkenny

Shield quarter-finals: (All 3pm)

Roscommon v Mayo; North Tipp v Clare; Longford v Wicklow; South Tipp v Sligo/Leitrim

Trophy quarter-finals: (All 3pm)

Limerick District v Carlow; Limerick County v Inishowen; NEC v Drogheda; WWEC v Dundalk