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Limerick side hit for six as Dublin trio soar to semis

There was success for all three Dublin Leagues on day three of the Umbro Kennedy Cup in Limerick yesterday, with the DDSL and NDSL both progressing to the semi-finals, while the SDFL will be in the Shield semi-finals.

The DDSL continued their impressive form in the competition to date with a 6-0 victory against the Limerick County League and now face the Limerick District League in the final four.


Late squad draft-in Joel Bekombo netted a hat-trick, while there were single goals for Shane Stokes, Aaron O'Driscoll and Mike Nzingo.

A happy DDSL manager Martin Doyle said: "Every game we're getting stronger and stronger and we've been playing the right way and creating lots of chances and today against a tough Limerick side, we done well."

The DDSL will now face Limerick District League, who overcame Donegal on penalties after the sides finished deadlocked at 2-2. The shoot-out was witnessed by more than 2,000 spectators.

The North Dublin League will face Cork Schoolboys in today's second semi-final after the Dubliners defeated Dundalk 3-1.

Goals from Jason Grouse and Sean Trimble put the NDSL two ahead before Dundalk pulled one back through Dean Connolly.

The NDSL's victory was secured, though, when Yassin En-Neyah scored late on to make it 3-1.


"It's a reward for all the hard effort put in by the boys and I'm delighted for them," said NDSL manager Paul Colgan.

"We deserved it and the team played very well and it'll give us a lot of confidence when we face Cork in the semi-final," he added

In the Shield competition, the South Dublin Football League are in the last four after they saw off the Limerick Desmond League 3-1 on penalties following a goalless 70 minutes.

The SDFL 'keeper Liam Walsh was the hero, saving three spot-kicks.