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Gerry Smith's Republic of Ireland side lost 2-1 to an excellent Belgium side in their final UEFA Regions Cup game in Croatia on Saturday. Belgium were leading 2-0 in the closing stages but Ireland's Dean Kelly scored from close range in the 90th minute to set up a nail biting four minutes of added time with Belgium on the rack but they held out to secure the win.
The DDSL struck a late winner to beat the North Dublin 2-1 in Friday's SFAI Umbro U13 Kennedy Cup final at University Limerick to retain the coveted trophy. Paddy Ellis put the NDSL into the lead in the first half but Sam Byrne hit a decisive double after the break.
Longford Town 3-2 Wexford Youths (AET). An own goal put Longford through to the FAI Ford Cup Fourth Round after late drama in extra-time at Flancare Park on Wednesday night.
Friday afternoon's SFAI Umbro U13 Kennedy Cup final at University Limerick will be a repeat of the 2006 decider as DDSL go for a sixth straight title against their capital rivals, North Dublin. Both teams came through their semi-finals on penalty shoot-outs against Dundalk and Galway respectively.
Dundalk have reached the last four of the SFAI Umbro U13 Kennedy Cup for the first time in 20 years by defeating Waterford to seal a meeting with the DDSL. The North Dublin SL overcame Donegal in their quarter-final to set up a semi-final against Galway, victors against last year's runner-up Kerry SL.
Republic of Ireland 3-0 Bosnia The Rep of Ireland Region 1 Amateur team secured a 3-0 victory over Bosnia this evening (Wednesday) with a brace from Wayside Celtic's Ray Whelehan and one from Killester's David Lacey. Elsewhere, Spain clinched a place in the UEFA Regions Cup final but Ireland will go into Saturday's game against Belgium knowing that a win should earn them a bronze medal for third place.
Sligo Rovers came from behind to defeat Cork City 2-1 in Tuesday's FAI Ford Cup third round replay. Shamrock Rovers and Monaghan United also came through their replays, defeating Drogheda United and Cherry Orchard respectively.
The DDSL, North Dublin, Donegal, Kerry, Galway, Dundalk, Waterford and Roscommon all booked their places in the last-eight of the SFAI Kennedy Cup, scheduled for Wednesday (3pm). The upset in Tuesday's final day of group fixtures occurred in Group Four as top seeds Cork crashed out.
Shelbourne 0-1 Crumlin United. Martin Cramer's sweetly struck winner 14 minutes from full-time was enough to knock League of Ireland Shelbourne out of the FAI Ford Cup at Tolka Park as the teams met in a third round replay on Monday night. The Leinster Senior League now go into the Fourth round draw on July 6.
Barney Cronin's Dublin District Schoolboy League (DDSL) side began the hunt for their 6th Kennedy Cup title in a row when they defeated Cavan 5-0 in their opening game of the SFAI Umbro Kennedy Cup at the University of Limerick on Monday but it was the Roscommon League who stole the show as they defeated top seeds, Kildare in a pulsating 2-1 victory in group 6.
Gerry Smith's Irish Amateur side suffered a 2-0 defeat to a stylish Spanish team in the first group game in the UEFA Regions Cup in Zapresic Stadium, Croatia this evening (Monday). Goals from David Durantez and Antonio Ramirez in the first and second half respectively means that Ireland will have to get a positive result against Bosnia on Wednesday if they are to make the final.
Tickets for this game will go on sale at the end of June. In the meantime, you can still buy one of our remaining pre-release tickets which are available exclusively from Gleeson Sports Scene in Limerick. These pre-release tickets are limited and are expected to sell quickly so if you can't get to Gleeson Sports Scene in person, you can pre-register your interest by pre-registering for tickets on-line at www.fai.ie/tickets
Leinster Senior League team Cherry Orchard had Gavin Donoghue to thank for netting a stoppage-time equaliser in their 2-2 draw against Monaghan United at the Red Cow in the first of Sunday's FAI Ford Cup third round ties. At Ferrycarrig Park, Gavin Doyle struck a late brace against Longford Town to earn a replay.
Shamrock Rovers 1-1 Drogheda United. Resiliant Drogheda United will host Shamrock Rovers at United Park in Tuesday's FAI Ford Cup replay after captain Conor Kenna's second-half equaliser denied the home side a first win in the competition at Tallaght Stadium on Saturday evening. Galway United, Waterford United, Athlone Town and Tralee Dynamos also advanced to the fourth round.
Arklow Town led after 15 minutes against UCD only for the Students to reply with three goals. St. Patrick's Athletic, Dundalk and Sporting Fingal also marched into Round Four.
Cork City 2-2 Sligo Rovers. Battling Sligo Rovers twice came from behind at Turner's Cross to force a replay in this FAI Ford Cup third round tie. Rafael Cretaro set up Sligo's first and supplied the second equaliser 12 minutes from time.
Derry City 6-0 Ballymun United. Dublin AUL side Ballymun United held out against last year's FAI Ford Cup runners-up until three minutes before half-time but Derry City took control in the second half at the Brandywell. Aaron Nash bagged a hat-trick.
Bohemians 8-1 Mayfield United. Jason Byrne and Glen Crowe each netted a brace as Cork non-league side Mayfield finished with ten men at Dalymount Park. The Gypsies never looked back after going ahead on eight minutes through an own-goal.
Bray Wanderers 2-1 Bluebell United. Ten-man Bray Wanderers did it the hard way but earned themselves a place in the fourth round of the FAI Ford Cup after a narrow victory over Leinster Senior League side Bluebell United at the Carlisle Grounds on Friday night.
Gerry Smith's Irish Amateur team have completed their preparation for the UEFA Regions Cup finals which will be held in Croatia from the 15th - 20th June and they will jet out to Zagreb tomorrow (Saturday) as they face Castilla y León in their first game of the eight nation tournament on Monday, June 15th.