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