Limerick District League
They had to wait until the final day of the season but Janesboro eventually lifted the Limerick District Premier title.
Boro tested the nerves of their fans by failing to secure the point they needed to secure the title on Thursday, setting up a must win Sunday clash with Aisling Annacotty in the process.
Boro dominated their final game of the season, but twice allowed Annacotty back into the game and had to withstand a nervy finale before they got their hands on the cup.
Boro started with title winning intent and could have been three to the good early on, but Shane Clarke fired wide before having an effort from Danny O’Neill’s center saved by Stephen Walsh.
The deadlock was finally broken by the hosts on just seven minutes when Mike Ryan found the back of the net. The wide player benefited from a Clarke lay off after Adrian Power stormed down the left and cut back to John Tierney, who was a big miss on Thursday night against Nenagh.
Boro continued to press and one of a number of set pieces resulted in the second. The corner from left back Harkin came back off the up right and when Alan Connors went to clear he could only turned into his own net.
The home side had more chances to extend their lead, but couldn’t add to their advantage before the turn.
The visitors, who defeated ‘Boro in a Cup final this term, excited the likes of Nenagh and Pike Rovers when they managed to pull one back just short of the hour. Jason Lipper reduced the arrears to one with a well taken free kick.
Boro went attempted to restore the cushion, but were denied by the woodwork and some good net minding before Adrian Power pounced on a rebounded Tierney strike to give the hosts some breathing space.
With Nenagh coming from behind to beat Carew and Keith Mawdsley pulling one back late on that strike proved vital as Boro went on to be crowned Champions of Limerick.