Busy weekend of Limerick junior soccer ahead

Pat Sheehan

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Busy weekend of Limerick junior soccer ahead

Geradlines will play St Michaels at the Markets Field this weekend

With the season racing to a close we have some key games in nearly all competitions this week. The centre piece however, the FAI Junior Cup semi final is up in the air at the moment, which is unfair to all parties involved.

The Munster Junior Cup semi final between Pike Rvs and Newmarket Celtic was set for the same time Saturday before the FAI penciled in their provisional fixture.

Pike Rvs played a thrilling 3-3 draw with Janesboro on Sunday and were superb in the second half.

The first half was a different matter however and if they come up with a repeat performance you can be sure the Clare champions will punish them.

As current holders Pike will be keen to retain the title but know they will get nothing cheap from the visitors.

On Sunday, Geraldines host St Michaels in the Markets Field also vying for a place in the Munster Junior Cup final.

It is a great achievement for the ‘Dines’ who have had an average season in the Premier League.

The first of the Lawson Cup semi finals takes place Sunday with the clash of Janesboro and Fairview Rgs.

As stated above Janesboro were part of the thriller in the Pike Club on Thursday last and they had positives and negatives from that clash.

On form there are few teams that can live with Boro, but Fairview, despite losing three times already this season to Janesboro, have been in fine form of late and are focused on this game for weeks with no distractions.

The winners will meet Pike or Hill Celtic in the final.

On Friday night in Jackman Park the final of the Div 1A O’Halloran Cup pits Moyross against Mungret Reg in what promises to be an exciting affair.

In the 1A League Coonagh can book their place in the Premier League if they beat Corbally on Sunday.

Also on Sunday is the final of the Division 2B Cup where Pallasgreen and Athlunkard Villa will battle it out in Jackman Park with an 1.00 kick off.

The three way battle at the top of Div 1B pits first v second when Kilfrush and Hill Celtic with third placed Newport on a visit to Geraldines will be looking to take advantage of one or both of their rivals losing points

McGettigans Div 2A League Champions will win their crown at Lee Estate on Sunday when

Star Rvs host leaders Hyde Rgs needing a win to overtake the visitors. Another cracker is in store here.

In Div 4 League Lisnagry will be crowned Champions if they can avoid defeat to second placed Fairview and likewise in Youth Div Two where Cals just need a draw with Caherdavin to be crowned Champions.