Press Release 25/09/12

Weekly Press Release, Tuesday 25th September 2012

Next Game

Airtricity League

Limerick FC V Athlone Town

Friday Sept 28th KO 7.45pm

Jackman Park, Limerick.

Last Game

Airtricity League

SD Galway 0 V 1 Limerick FC

Limerick Scorer: Joe Gamble (45min)

Friday Sept 21th KO 7.45pm

Terryland Park, Galway.

Managers Notes

Pat Scully said “ We played well last Friday after going down to 10 men just 30 min into the game. We kept the ball well and our passing and work rate was good. We have another tough task this Friday at home to Athlone Town and must again show the same desire as we did last Friday to get the result we need. We have nothing won yet and we must keep our feet on the ground and concentrate on our job and stay professional in everything we do.”

Limerick FC U19

League of Ireland U19 Championship – Southern Division

Longford Town 0 V 1 Limerick FC Limerick Scorer: Barry Sheedy (80min)

Limerick FC U-19s left it late to collect all three points at Longford on Saturday. Barry Sheedy had one of his quieter games, but popped up  to hit a late winner. This was his seventh goal in in four games and he could have had an eight moments later except Dave McNamara in the Longford goal made an excellent save.

Both teams played with caution from the kick-off and it was twenty minutes into the game before either keeper was tested. Longford’s Paul Kearns was first on target with a shot the Nathan Murray comfortably saved. Kieran Hanlon put the ball over after Reece Healy set up the opportunity. Limerick FC were pressing and Hanlon, Sheedy came close before Shane Costello’s drive just cleared the cross bar. With five minutes remaining in the half Longford were awarded a corner, the ball was left bounce in the area and Steve Boaking was unlucky to see his volley come off the bar. At half time it remained 0-0.

Longford started the second half with new confidence and a desire to get their first points of the season on the board. Ex Avenue Keeper, Nathan Murray was called on to make two very good saves when he tipped over shots from Paul Kearns and Kieran McNamara. Midway through the half, Limerick FC gained the initiative. Gavin Whyte got a strong header on a cross by Colm Murphy that was collected comfortably by McNamara. Nathan Kelly was making things happen from mid-field, Murphy and Gavin Dillon were causing problems for Longford down the left and Sheedy was beginning to get opportunities. On forty minutes his shot came back off a post following a corner from the left. Moments later Sheedy got beyond the defenders and at the second attempt got the all-important goal.

The defence of Nathan Murray, Shane Costello, Gavin White, Tino Nzvaura and Colm Murphy must take great credit for ensuring their first clean sheet of the season and ensuring Limerick FC came away 1-0 winners.

Longford Town: Dave McNamara, Dean Cosgrove, Cormac Kennedy, Steve Boaking, Dave McNamara, Kieran McNamara, Jamie Coady, Aaron Brilly, Alex Kenny, Paul Kearns, Ryan Carbery,

Subs: Ruari Carbery, Paul Rush, Mark Rossulo, Mike James, Liam Furnill, Brian McNamara, Padraig Gallagher

Limerick FC: Nathan Murray, Shane Costello, Colm Murphy, Gavin Whyte, Tino Nzvaura, Tony Whitehead, Darragh Rainsford, Nathan Kelly, Kieran Hanlon (Gavin Dillon), Barry Sheedy, Reece Healy (Ross Mann).

Subs not used: Dean Coughlan, Sean O Callaghan, A J o Connor, Stephen Walsh,

Limerick FC U19 manager Declan Farmer said ” We did not play as we can, but we still got the win, which was all important for our league campaign. We have another tough away game against Longford Town next Saturday and a much better performance is needed.”

Limerick FC U19’s play their next League game away to Galway Utd on Saturday Sept 29th KO 7pm in Terryland Park.

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