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Campbell back in the soup at Mount Merrion

Senior Division side, Mount Merrion, are heading back to the future after they re-appointed former manager Dave Campbell to take charge of their first team affairs.

Campbell's first spell with Mount Merrion was highly successful as the former Limerick and Galway United manager won three league titles and a George Moore Cup as the club rose through the intermediate rank and into the top division of the LSL.

Now Campbell will be looking to rally his old club and with the recruitment of Stephen Gough, Darren McKenna and Barry Slattery along with the emergence of David Guilfoyle, David Ryan and Dave Fahy from the Saturday squad

"Things augers well for the club going forward" according Pat Maher of the club.

Spartak reward is trip to tackle Liffey Valley

Spartak Dynamo's reward for dumping out Cullen Cup holders and Division 2 Sunday leaders, St. Pat's C.Y., in the last round is a trip to take on league strugglers, Liffey Valley Rangers, in the quarter finals.

Elsewhere, bottom of the table and one of the oldest teams in the city, Queens Park, meet Dunboyne, the only side that the basement dwellers has managed to defeat this season. Queens Park will be hoping that lightening strikes twice as they go in search of a last four berth.

Cullen Cup: Quarter Finals: Dunboyne v Queens Park; Liffey Valley Rangers v Spartak Dynamo; Knocklyon Utd or Everton v Orwell or Cabinteely; Mourne Celtic v Meath Rangers.

Connaughton injury dampens 'Bell joy

Bluebell United's victory over Belgrove in the FAI Intermediate Cup last sixteen at the Red Cow last weekend came at a high price for Liam Reilly's?side as star defender Paul Connaughton was subsequently ruled out of action for up to two months.

The up and coming defender ended up with a broken leg following a tackle with one of the Belgrove players and just like most bone breakers there was no malice in what was a freakish accident.

"All of us at Bluebell are sadden by Paul's injury and we wish him a speedy recovery. He is one of the up and coming players in the club and the league and is an exceptional talent," remarked Anto O'Brien of Bluebell.

Iveagh have revenge on their minds in Lynch

The quarter final draw for the Lynch Cup has thrown together a red-hot tie as Division 3 Sunday league leaders, Iveagh Celtic, take on the only side that has managed to beat them this season, Hillcrest. ??

Hillcrest, second in the table by eight points but have two games in hand, ?defeated the Super Celts earlier in the season by three goals to nil. The inner city Celts, though, will be looking to bounce back against Hillcrest and lay down a marker for the title chase as well as booking a place in the last four. ??

Lynch Cup: Quarter Final draw. Lakelands v St Itas; Iveagh Celtic v Hillcrest; Blackforge or Swords Celtic v St Colmcilles; Loughshinny Utd v Blackrock College.