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Friday 24 November 2017

DDSL get off to a flyer as 13 proves unlucky for Longford

The DDSL are determined to make history once again in the SFAI Kennedy Cup
The DDSL are determined to make history once again in the SFAI Kennedy Cup

Bernard O'Neill

The Dublin District Schoolboy League (DDSL) got their SFAI Kennedy Cup campaign off to a flying start at the University of Limerick yesterday.

The defending champions, who are aiming for their 13th Kennedy Cup this century, routed Longford 13-0 to go top of the Group 2 table.

Jack Moylan and Danila Bogdanovs led the way for the DDSL with four goals apiece. Dawson Devoy and James Clarke also got amongst the scorers with two goals each.

The DDSL will now meet North Tipperary and Kilkenny, who drew 2-2 yesterday, today knowing that two wins will see them into tomorrow's quarter-finals as group winners.

Meanwhile, the North Dublin District Schoolboy League, who beat the DDSL in the 2011 final, recorded a 3-0 win over South Tipperary in Group 1 yesterday.

David Okpako and Liam McGrath netted for the North Dubs, who meet Athlone and Sligo/Leitrim today.

Athlone beat Sligo/Leitrim 4-1 yesterday to go top of the group on goal difference, while Kerry beat neighbours West Cork 2-0 in Group 3.

Paul O'Shea and Dylan Murphy were on target for the boys from the Kingdom. Hosts Limerick District League put six without reply past West Waterford/East Cork.

Cork also got off to a solid start on Shannonside. Goals from Adam Idah and Tyreik Wright (2) saw the Leesiders beat Wicklow 3-0 and go top of Group 6 on goal difference.

The group phase concludes today. The quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals will be decided tomorrow, Thursday and Friday.

Irish Independent

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