Tuesday 22 January 2019

North rout South to qualify for quarters

THE North Dublin Schoolboy League produced a five-goal demolition of the South Dublin Football League in their final match to clinch their group and book their quarter-final spot in the Kennedy Cup.

Goals from Chris Darby (two), Sean Doyle, Adam Clarke and an own goal saw them leapfrog Limerick Desmond, who could only manage a scoreless draw in their final Group 4 clash.

The NDSL will now meet North Tipperary, who qualified for their first SFAI Kennedy Cup quarter-final as they grabbed a lastminute equaliser courtesy of Michael Greed to top their group.

The DDSL overcame Roscommon 1-0 thanks to Thomas Tiernan's second-half strike while Derek Daly's winner against North East Counties sealed their progress. Midlands Schoolboys topped their group following a 1-1 draw against Athlone having earlier drawn with group top seeds Wexford.

Cork Schoolboys nudged out West Cork for group victory by defeating Dundalk 2-0 and they were facing Munster rivals Waterford today.

Galway romped to top spot in Group One with three straight wins and a record of 12 goals scored and none conceded to set up a last-eight meeting against Kilkenny.

Results -- Group 1: Galway 5-1 Clare, Mayo 3-3 WWEC, Galway 2-2 Mayo, Clare 1-3 WWEC.

Group 2: Wexford 1-1 Midlands, Wicklow 0-2 Athlone, Wexford 1-2 Wicklow, Midlands 1-1 Athlone.

Group 3: Kerry 4-0 South Tipperary, Sligo/Leitrim 1-4 North Tipperary, Kerry 3-0 Sligo/Leitrim, South Tipperary 1-1 North Tipperary.

Group 4: NDSL 1-1 Limerick Desmond, SDFL 1-1 Drogheda, NDSL 5-0 SDFL, Limerick Desmond 0-0 Drogheda.

Group 5: DDSL 1-0 Roscommon, NEC 2-0 Cavan/Monaghan, DDSL 1-0 NEC, Roscommon 0-1 Cavan/Monaghan.

Group 6: Donegal 0-1 Limerick County, Kildare 1-1 Kilkenny, Donegal 2-2 Kildare, Limerick County 0-2 Kilkenny.

Group 7: Waterford 3-1 Longford, Limerick District 1-2 Carlow, Waterford 5-0 Limerick District, Longford 2-2 Carlow.

Group 8: Dundalk 1-0 Inishowen, Cork 0-0 West Cork, Dundalk 0-2 Cork, Inishowen 0-1 West Cork.

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