FAIRVIEW RANGERS closed the gap on Premier league leaders Janesboro too two points - but with a game more played - with a narrow 1-0 win over Regional United yesterday.
Both sides were tied in second spot on 24 points going into this clash before a solitary strike from ex eircom League ace Colm Heffernan separated the sides on Sunday morning.
Meanwhile, Frankie Lee was on target for Ballynanty Rovers in their win over Corbally United and Carew Park eased their relegation fears with a convincing 3-0 victory over mid-table Mungret.
Pat Doyle was on the mark twice for Park in this clash on a morning when Herberstown beat Bruff 3-2 in the Lawson Cup.
Brave Star lose out on 'penos' to Clonmel Town
it was a weekend of mixed fortunes for Limerick's clubs in the Munster Senior and Junior Cups with Pike Rovers and Janesboro advancing but 10 man Star Rovers bowing out.
Division 1A Star were expected to lose out to firm favourites Clonmel Town in the Munster Junior, but the Lee Estate boys produced a fantastic performance to take the game down to penalties after both sides were locked at 1-1.
However, the Tipperary sideheld their nerve from the spot to secure a 3-1 win and snuff out the brave challenge of the Limerick side.
Maloney nets two in Boro's MJC cruise
Janesboro hammered Waterloo 4-1 in the Munster Junior Cup and Pike Rovers dismantled St Mary's in the Munster Senior Cup.
Two goal Pa Maloney and Colm Enright got amongst the scorers for the Hoops, who are six points behind Premier League table toppers Janesboro but with two games in hand.
O'Neill bags a brace
Meanwhile, David O'Neill notched a brace as Division 1A pace setter Caherdavin Celtic maintained their promotion drive after leap-frogging Shannon and Star Rovers to the top of the table with a 4-2 win over Dromore.