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Pike power into MJC semis and showdown with Carrick

Pike Rovers are through to the semi finals of the Munster Junior Cup following a 2-0 victory over Leeside in Cork yesterday.

Goals from Colm Enright and Dave Ryan booked the Hoops passage into the last four where they will meet Carrick United at a date to be confirmed.

Meanwhile, Regional United, who meet Fairview Rangers in the FAI Junior Cup semi final at Jackman Park next Sunday, had to rely on an extra time Tossy Butler goal to spare their blushes versus lower Division Hospital in the Lawson Cup on Sunday morning.

Cod strikes late to deny Janesboro 'maximum'

In the Premier League, leaders Janesboro were held to a 1-1 draw by Kilmallock. Dave Owns opened the scoring for the Boro, but Chris Cod fired home an injury equaliser.

Fairview Rangers, meantime, took maximum advantage and bagged all three points courtesy of solitary strike from Christy Doyle in a 1-0 victory over Aisling Annacotty.

Fairview Youths book FAI semi-final berth

Meanwhile, Fairview Rangers Youth side joined their senior side in the FAI cup semi finals with a 2-1 FAI Youth Cup quarter final win over fellow Limerick outfit Granville Rangers yesterday.

Division 1A leaders Caherdavin slipped to a rare defeat when they were beaten 1-0 by Herberstown, while Ollie Kenny and Tony Fahy found the back of the net as Granville Rangers beat Star Rovers 2-1.

'Dines still searching

Bottom of the table Geraldine's are still trying to secure their first win of the season.

The Dines opened the scoring via Mike Ryan yesterday, but replies from two goal Tony Fahy and Paul Quinn secured a 3-1 victory for Ballynanty Rovers.

Yesterday's win lifts Fairview to joint top of the table with the Boro and 10 points ahead Pike Rovers - who are scheduled to meet Limerick FC in the Munster Senior Cup next Sunday. However, Pike have five games in hand.

Bernard O'Neill