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LSL vie for Oscar Traynor final slot

By NIALL FEERY

James Lee’s LSL are just one more win away from booking a spot in the final of the Oscar Traynor Trophy when they meet Limerick League at Pearse Park on Saturday at 6pm. 

In his first managerial role of his career, Lee stands on the cusp of greatness as he looks to steer the LSL back into this final for the first time in three years.

The LSL, backboned by Crumlin United’s Saturday side sprinkled with stars from other clubs, have home advantage and will be more comfortable with their Pearse Park surroundings than the Shannonsiders. 

Lee’s men came through a tough group featuring the UCL, Defence Forces and Carlow. The LSL defeated UCL easily in the opening game of the group, but fell to the Defence Forces in the second game. The LSL withstood a late Carlow fightback to emerge from the group as runners up.

The quarter finals paired the LSL with old rivals the AUL and it was Lee’s side that emerged as winners by three goals to one. Limerick had a tough trip to the north west, but managed to edge out Donegal on penalties. 

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