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Neville thwarts 'View as Maloney nets hat-trick

MUNSTER Junior Cup holders Fairview Rangers crashed out of the provincial tournament following a thrilling extra times loss to their arch rivals Pike Rovers at the Fairgreen yesterday.

Ace strike Pa Maloney was the hero for the Hoops, firing home a stunning hat-trick in front of a large crowd at the home of the seven times FAI Junior Cup winners.

Maloney struck twice in normal time only to see his efforts cancelled out by strike from Darren Young and Jonathan Grant on an afternoon when Pike keeper Gary Neville pulled off a series of top class saves to take the game to extra time.

Maloney then did the rest, firing home the winner to set up a tie with either Bohemians or Wilton United in the next round for the 2003 and 2007 Munster Junior Cup champions.

Meanwhile, Regional United also booked their ticket into the next phase of the Munster Junior Cup following a 3-1 win over Killumney United.

Shane O'Donoghue and Alan Finnucane were on the mark for the Dooradoyle club.

Dines facing the drop as trapdoor begins to open

Rock bottom Geraldine's remain on course for a quick return to Division 1A following a ten goal Premier Division thriller with Aisling Annacotty

Aisling scoring seven of that total on a morning when defences were in a generous mood.

Corbally United picked up what could prove to be three invaluable points with a 1-0 win over Carew Park and Wembley Rovers saw off the challenge of Mungret Regional.

Andy McGrath struck three times as Granville Rangers advance to the quarter final of the FAI U/17 Cup with a resounding 8-0 victory over Corbally United yesterday.

Team of the decade in pipeline

Meantime, Dolans and Warehouse, will sponsor the awards for Limerick Junior Soccer's "Team of the Decade". Further details will be announced shortly.

The judging panel will include former Pike Rovers and Ballynanty Rovers managers Pat Mullaly and Christy Earls, ex Star Rovers ace Sean Hehir, ex Oscar Traynor boss and Prospect Priory stalwart Aidan Ryan and Fairview FAI Junior Cup winning boss Derek White.