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Three LDMC teams into FAI Junior Cup semis THE Limerick District League are guaranteed to have one side in the 2009/10 FAI Junior Cup final following quarter final wins for Pike Rovers, Fairview Rangers and Regional United yesterday. 1965. Yesterday's wins, which also qualify Rangers, Pike and Regional for next season's FAI Senior Cup, also sets up an all Limerick semi-final between Fairview and Regional United at Jackman Park on Easter Saturday. Patsy Butler was on target for Regional, who also scored from the penalty spot in a 2-0 victory over Dublin AUL side Shangan Athletic, in Dooradoyle on Sunday afternoon. Pike Rovers found themselves 2-0 down and looking at the exit sign away to Tipperary aces St Michael's following two James Walsh penalties at Cooke Park. However, strikes from Colm Enright and Eddie O'Donoghue brought the game to extra time where Owen Hanrahan got on the score sheet in a 4-2 win. Geraldine's still in search of that elusive first win

Fairview edged to within two games of winning an historic eight FAI Junior Cup following a 3-0 quarter final win over fellow Limerick Premier side Kilmallock yesterday morning.

Goals from Christy Doyle, Darren O'Sullivan and Tommy Barrett secured the win for the View, who could afford the luxury of missing a penalty, and edged the Fairgreen club one step closer toward adding to the seven FAI cups they've won since



1965.



Yesterday's wins, which also qualify Rangers, Pike and Regional for next season's FAI Senior Cup, also sets up an all Limerick semi-final between Fairview and Regional United at Jackman Park on Easter Saturday.



Patsy Butler was on target for Regional, who also scored from the penalty spot in a 2-0 victory over Dublin AUL side Shangan Athletic, in Dooradoyle on Sunday afternoon.



Pike Rovers found themselves 2-0 down and looking at the exit sign away to Tipperary aces St Michael's following two James Walsh penalties at Cooke Park.



However, strikes from Colm Enright and Eddie O'Donoghue brought the game to extra time where Owen Hanrahan got on the score sheet



in a 4-2 win.

The Hoops will now face Clonmel Town in the corresponding semi final at Cook Park on Easter Sunday.



Geraldine's still in search of that elusive first win

Meanwhile, Geraldine's search for their first win of the season in the

Premier League continues after they were beaten 2-1 by Wembley Rovers yesterday. Dave Quinn and Lee Carey netted for Aisling. Lee Dore replied for the Dines.

Colm Scanlon and Alan Quinn were both on target as Aisling Annacotty chalked up their third straight win in a 2-1 victory over Carew Park.

Stephen O'Mahony was amongst the scores as Division 1A high fliers Caherdavin beat Ballynanty Rovers B 2-1.

Granville Rangers were beaten 5-0 by Cork City in the Munster Youth Cup semi final in Cork on Saturday.





Bernard O'Neill


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