Sporting Fingal 2 – 0 Limerick 37

Limerick saw their fine run of six games undefeated come to an end in Morton Stadium on Monday night July 28th.

Limerick lost against a Fingal side winning there fifth game in a row, which moves them up to second in the league above Shels and Waterford, just three points off league leaders Dundalk.

Limerick did not make it easy for themselves after conceding an own goal through Brian Cleary after one minute of play, when there was little danger around him.

Limerick played all the soccer in the first half and were unlucky twice through Gary Sheehan, Wayne Colbert and Paul Walsh. The best of the chances falling to Gary Sheehan who saw his shots amazingly blocked twice from four yards and ending up in the Sporting Fingal Keepers hands.

The sucker punch came right before half time on 42 minutes after Conan Byrne got in behind Cleary to coolly slot past Dave Ryan from eight yards.

Limerick started the second half well and almost got back into the game on the hour mark when substitute Hayes had his point blank shot excellently saved by Williams in the Sporting Fingal goal.

The only other chance of the half fell to Sub Peter White who headed just over from a free on the right on 80 minutes.Limerick will be disappointed by the soft goals they conceded, but also had the chances if luckier in front of goal.

MOM: Paul Walsh

Sporting Fingal: Williams; Tyrell, Collins, Deans, Gannon; Byrne, James, P Caffrey, McArdle; Hynes (Corcoran 77), Doyle (Morrisroe 90)

Limerick 37: David Ryan; Daly, Dannaher, Barrett, Cleary (White 46); Hughes, Walsh, Colbert, Manjor (Hayes 57); Dave Ryan (Carroll 79), Sheahan

Referee: Phil Caschara