Two Limerick s ides in FAI Cup action

Two Limerick s ides in FAI Cup action

LIMERICK'S two remaining representatives in this season's Daily Mail FAI Senior Cup will be aiming to book quarter-final places this weekend.

Runaway leaders of the SSE Airtricity League First Division, Limerick FC, face Premier Division St Patrick's Athletic in a last 16 tie at Richmond Park on Friday night, 7.45pm.

Then, local junior side Janesboro will take on UCD at Belfield Bowl on Saturday at 7pm also in the third round of the Cup.

John O’Flynn bagged a hat-trick as Limerick FC booked their place in the third round of the FAI Cup thanks to a 5-2 win over Bluebell Utd at the Markets Field in May.

Limerick FC will hope this win is a good omen as the Blues also defeated the Leinster Senior League side in their opening fixture on route to their last FAI Cup win in 1982.

While Limerick are runaway leaders of the First Division, their FAI Cup opponents St Pat’s currently sit in sixth place in the Premier Division.

Janesboro avenged their semi-final defeat to eventual FAI Junior Cup winners Sheriff YC when overcoming the Dubliners 2-1 in the second round of the FAI Senior Cup at Pearse Stadium in May.

Second half goals from Aaron Nunan and Aidan Hurley saw the Boro become the first side to defeat Sheriff last season. The Boro had overcome another Dublin side, St John Bosco 4-2 in the opening round. UCD sit third in the First Division table, 21 points behind Limerick FC.