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Lambe sends high-flying Liffey into Junior Cup last 16

Liffey Celtic proved that they have not been relaxing sine they finished their summer season last October as they secured a place in round six (the last 16) of the Leinster Football Association Junior Cup with a rather comfortable away win over Swords Celtic.

The Kildare League side took the lead after 14 minutes when Michael Tracey and Tommy Nolan combined to create the chance for Jamie Lambe who tucked the ball away nicely.

The home side were further behind six minutes later when Brian Murphy and Fintan Donnelly linked up well to put Brian Kelly through on goal. The Swords 'keeper advanced to close down Kelly but he held his nerve and rounded the custodian befor slotting to an empty net. Indeed Liffey could have won by a bigger margin is they managed to convert even a fraction of the chances which they created. Swords had a chance to claw their way back into the game on the hour when they won a penalty but not for the first time in this competition keeper Kevin McDonnell got down well to his left to save.


Leinster FA Junior Cup rd 5: Swords Celtic 0 2 Liffey Celtic.

Sean Stafford Youths Cup semi-final: Bush Celtic 1 9 Coill Dubh AFC.

Evening Herald Youths Division: Sallins FC 2 2 Athy Town


Wednesday 17 February

Evening Herald Youths Division: Athy Town v Naas United 7.30pm E Sullivan

Saturday 20 February

Sean Stafford Youths Cup Final at Kildare Town: Athy Town v Coill Dubh AFC 2pm Martin Byrne, M O'Connor, T Burke

Evening Herald Youths Division: Bush Celtic v Sallins FC 2pm An Other; Naas United v Suncroft AFC 2pm M Hickey

Leinster FA Junior Cup rd 5: Swords Celtic 0 2 Liffey Celtic.