Carew Park and Aisling Annacotty do battle in Tuohy Cup semi final

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Carew Park and Aisling Annacotty do  battle in Tuohy Cup semi final

Jonathan Grant, Carew Park (yellow) in action against Eddie Byrnes, Ballynanty Rovers in the earlier rounds of the Tuohy Cup. Carew Park face Aisling Annacotty in the semi final tonight, Wednesday

The second of the Tuohy Cup semi finals is scheduled for Jackman Park at 7pm tonight, Wednesday.

Holders Aisling Annacotty take on Carew Park for the right to face Charleville in the decider.

Both sides go into the tie on the back of Lawson Cup wins last weekend. Carew Park showed plenty of grit to see off a dogged Glenview challenge on a 5-3 scoreline.

Aisling had things more their own way with a 5-0 win over Abbey Rvs in Annacotty.

Mike McCarthy’s side caused the shock of the season last year by capturing the Tuohy Cup for the Clubs first Premier trophy.

They struggled slightly earlier in the season but have been showing more consistency of late. The form of front men Sousuke Kimora and Jason Lipper plays a large part in that improvement.

Carew Park see this as a great chance to bring home silverware this season and will be determined to topple the champions.

They have an abundance of goal threats. In Jonathan Grant they have a scorer whose record is second only to Shane Clarke in the Premier League.

Throw in the prolific John Connery and the bang in form Darragh Rainsford and you get an idea of their attacking ability.

Veteran Aisling defender Damien Collins will need all his experience to have his defence on guard.

Games between these two sides always produces an exciting game and hopefully tonight will more of the same.

On Sunday the hustle and bustle of the last few weeks of FAI and Munster Junior action take a back seat as the Premier League takes centre stage and it gives a chance for the chasing pack to close the gap on Janesboro, who have a rest weekend.

Second placed Regional Utd will be looking to close the gap at the top to four points when they visit Moyross. The Dooradoyle side have often stumbled on their trip Northside but this season seem to have a more focused look about them. Moyross are fighting for their Premier lives and will concede nothing lightly.

Pike start their claw back of games in hand when they visit bottom side Holycross.

Ballynanty Rvs and Nenagh, two sides whose form is inconsistent of late meet in Shelbourne Park

Carew Park will be meeting for the second time in five days following their midweek Cup game.

Limerick hopes in the FAI Youth Cup will be put to the test on Sunday when Aisling and Kilfrush are on the road. Aisling travel to meet Freebooters in Kilkenny.

Kilfrush head the other direct travelling to take on Carrigtwohill Utd.

One Munster Logistics Lawson Cup game is a battle between Division 1A sides Mungret Reg and Granville.

The first of the Open Cup Semi-Finals is also scheduled for Sunday with Mungret Reg and Weston Villa vying for a place in the decider.

The front runners in the promotion battle in Division 1A are in action on Sunday in games that could well shake up the race.

Prospect take on a Murroe side still in contention for the Munster Junior Cup. Summerville Rvs will be favoured at home to Aisling and likewise Cappamore will be expected to take the spoils at home to Fairview Rgs B.

Likewise in Division 1B Hill Celtic versus Coonagh Utd and Shelbourne versus Southend will have a big bearing on the top of the table.

The Ger Ryan Youth Cup continues apace with three games on offer. Mungret Reg take on Newport, Charleville welcome Regional Utd and Caledonians host Pike Rvs.