Cobh Ramblers 1 – 0 Limerick FC

Dr Tony O’Neill Under 19 Championship – Southern Division



Sunday 11th September 2011

Limerick FC played Cobh Ramblers in their third game of the Under 19 National League.

Limerick had the better chances in the first half through Barry Sheedy. Sheedy received a penetrating pass from captain James McGrath splitting Cobh’s defence wide open but with just Ramblers’ goalkeeper Shane Hallahan to beat he put his shot wide.

The second half produced several chances for Limerick to win the game. Again Barry Sheedy was in the thick of the action, coming close on a number of occasions. Fatmadh Dunisha was stopped on his runs several times by the off-side flag. However, from a corner kick the referee gave a penalty against Limerick FC for a tussle amongst a group of players marking their markers tight in defending the corner. Cobh’s Jason Abbott placed a well struck penalty into the bottom corner. Limerick players upped the tempo of the game, pushing forward and were unlucky with Kevin Fahey, who had come on as sub, having his shot cleared off the line.

Limerick FC will feel unlucky not to come away with at least a point, but it was a performance with a lot to take from and to focus on for Saturday’s game against Galway United.

Limerick FC: Stephen Walsh, Vincent Noonan, Anthony O’Donnell, Sean O’Callaghan, Tinotenda Nzvaura, Alex Scully (Sean Barrett), Fatmadh Dunisha, (Kevin Fahey), James McGrath, Barry Sheedy, Oliver O’Driscoll, Darragh Rainsford, (Andrew Cowpar).
Subs not used: Rafal Lubinski, Robert Shier.

Match Report by Declan Farmer