Playoff
Date: 7:45 p.m. Nov. 2, 2015
Venue: Markets Field
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Shaun Kelly 35' -
Scored: 35'


Live Updates for Limerick -v- Finn Harps

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90' + 6'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Limerick FC and Finn Harps. I think Horgan's men will be the happier of the sets of players at the end of this game, although obviously Limerick have the lead at half time in this two legged affair. Limerick had many chances to double their lead, but can also be thankful that they weren't reduced to 10 men or that a penalty was awarded against them. The final chapter of the league season will unfold on Friday at Ballybofey with Limerick traveling to Donegal with the advantage.

90' + 5'

Yellow Card

Keith Cowan is booked for Finn Harps. Another cynical foul on Faherty ends a counter-attack opporunity and the ref gives Finn Harps' their fifth booking of the night.

90' + 3'

Limerick showing the urgency here as time ticks away towards the full time whistle.

90'

Vinny Faherty heads wide as the fourth official signals five minutes added time.

85'

Five minutes left and the game is still in the balance right now. Limerick searching for a second, while Harps are hoping to find something on the counter.

81'

Substitution

Wilfried Tagbo replaces Michael Funston for Finn Harps.

80'

Certain players starting to look tired now. The end of the season, and two games in 4 days for both clubs is taking its toll.

78'

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear! Banda had a great chance to equalise, after rounding Hall, but missed an open goal at an angle from 20 yards. Limerick once again almost the architects of their own destruction.

77'

The game is starting to get both edgy and stretched.

75'

Turner does well down the right and Faherty meets it with a header that hits the outside of post. So close to 2-0!

73'

Yellow Card

Shaun Kelly is booked for Limerick FC. Kelly is a lucky, lucky man, as he commited a two footed lunge on Tony McNamee has been leniently dealt with by referee Rogers and he's only punished with a yellow.

72'

Corner Kick

Limerick FC has won a corner kick. Ian Turner will take it.

70'

Yellow Card

Freddy Hall is booked for Limerick FC. Freddy Hall foolishly ran 70 yards to protest at Foy's foul, and received a booking for his troubles.

70'

Yellow Card

Raymond Foy is booked for Finn Harps.

69'

Substitution

Lee-J Lynch replaces Dean Clarke for Limerick FC.

67'

A penalty claim for Finn Harps as Funston looked to have been fouled in the box. The referee wasn't convinced though.

65'

A succession of sloppy moments from Limerick gives the home crowd a scare or two to worry about. At the moment it seems as though only Limerick's faults will let Finn Harps back into the game.

63'

Paul O'Conor is a whisker away from doubling the lead. His effort curled narrowly wide with Gallagher beaten.

62'

Substitution

Raymond Foy replaces Matthew Crossan for Finn Harps.

60'

Another chance for Limerick. This time Faherty is almost put through with a ball over the top, but he just couldn't stretch enough to get a good touch on the ball.

58'

Yellow Card

Gareth Harkin is booked for Finn Harps.

56'

Limerick are continuing to look dangerous and Dean Clarke was almost put through by a great Kanyuka ball only for Gallagher to come out and shepherd the ball behind for a goal kick.

52'

Substitution

BJ Banda replaces Nathan Boyle for Finn Harps. Boyle is unable to continue and Harps are forced into a like for like change.

50'

Nathan Boyle looks like he's struggling, and it seems as though his pre-match hamstring injury problems are plaguing him early on in this second half.

49'

Three early attacks by Limerick. It's been all the home team since the start of the second half.

48'

Corner Kick

Limerick FC has won a corner kick. Sean Russell will take it.

47'

Yellow Card

Another foul on Dean Clarke early in the second half. This time McNulty is the hatchet man and it's another yellow card for Harps.

46'

Second Half

The second half between Limerick FC and Finn Harps has started.

45' + 1'

Teams are coming back onto the pitch. Limerick are out first. Second half is almost ready to begin.

45' + 1'

Limerick chairman Pat O'Sullivan currently giving the crowd a motivational speech during half time!

45' + 1'

Half Time

It is half-time between Limerick FC and Finn Harps.

45'

Corner Kick

Finn Harps has won a corner kick. Gareth Harkin will take it.

45'

An effort from Robbie Williams fizzes narrowly over the bar, as Neil Doyle signals 1 minute added time.

44'

Corner Kick

Limerick FC has won a corner kick. Sean Russell will take it.

44'

Yellow Card

Michael Funston is booked for Finn Harps. A third cynical foul by Harps is finally punished by Rogers, as Limerick were looking to break on the counter.

42'

Harps are looking more alive now, and would you blame them given that they're a goal down. The complexion of the game has changed with that goal, and an interesting second half awaits.

41'

Another defensive lapse from Limerick. Kelly's header loops over Hall, but Boyle couldn't get there in time to convert.

40'

Corner Kick

Finn Harps has won a corner kick. Gareth Harkin will take it. The ref blows for a free out though.

39'

Keith Cowan almost got in and Vinny Faherty got back to block the ball out for a corner.

36'

The stadium erupted with noise with the goal and now the place is hopping. The fans are chanting 'We are staying up!'

35'

GOAL!

Shaun Kelly scores for Limerick FC. An absolute rocket from the edge of the right hand side of the box. What a hit. A move broke down, but Turner kept it alive and passed it back for Kelly to hit a thunderbolt. 1-0!

32'

This game is lacking a level of quality that such a crowd deserves so far. Finn Harps are sitting back and making it difficult for Limerick to make things happen.

27'

Harps come forward again and through a defensive error from Williams, Boyle almost has a chance. Eventually Limerick get back in numbers and clear.

21'

Vinny Faherty has an effort cleared off the by Packie Mailey. Perhaps slightly tame, but Harps did well to scramble it away

19'

First real foray forward from Finn Harps. Ciaran Coll tried to find somebody in the box, but Limerick cleared their lines. It was the first time Harps committed men forward.

16'

The game has settled down a bit now. Limerick looking the most positive, trying to make things happen.

12'

McNulty cynically fouls Clarke. The home crowd let out a groan due to the referee not taking out his cards on this occasion.

10'

Tracy has a shot on target but the effort is too clean a contact and Gallagher holds well.

8'

Great cross by Shaun Kelly and Josh Mailey got a touch on it and almost sent it into his own goal. The ball came off the crossbar and Limerick almost took the lead!

6'

Nervy start to the game so far.

3'

First bit of invention from Limerick. A good ball forward looked for Shaun Kelly to run onto it, but it goes out for a goal kick.

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Limerick FC and Finn Harps has kicked off.

0'

A slight delay to the kick-off due to the huge crowds and the impending entrance of the teams.

0'

Almost ready to go here at The Market's Field. The stadium is absolutely packed and the crowd are anxiously anticipating a big Limerick performance tonight. Finn Harps are the visitors and they've made the four hour journey south from Donegal for what they hope will be their return to the Premier Division.



Photo Gallery for Limerick -v- Finn Harps



Limerick
Freddy Hall
Goalkeeper
70Booked: 70'
Robbie Williams
Defender
Shane Tracy
Defender
Shaun Kelly
35Scored: 35'
73Booked: 73'
Defender
Patrick Kanyuka
Defender
Ian Turner
Midfielder
Sean Russell
Midfielder
Paul O'Conor
Midfielder
Shane Duggan
Midfielder
Dean Clarke
69'
69Subbed Off: 69'
Midfielder
Vinny Faherty
Forward

Substitutes
Tony Whitehead
Defender
Paudie O'Connor
Defender
Ross Mann
Forward
Lee-J Lynch
69'
69Subbed On: 69'
Midfield
Tommy Holland
Goalkeeper
Cyril Guedje
Forward
Prince Agyemang
Midfield
Finn Harps
Ciaran Gallagher
Goalkeeper
Ciaran Coll
Defender
Keith Cowan
Defender
90Booked: 90'
Matthew Crossan
Defender 62'
62Subbed Off: 62'
Josh Mailey
Defender
Packie Mailey
Defender
Damien McNulty
Defender
47Booked: 47'
Michael Funston
Midfielder
44Booked: 44'
81'
81Subbed Off: 81'
Gareth Harkin
Midfielder
58Booked: 58'
Tony McNamee
Midfielder
Nathan Boyle
Forward 52'
52Subbed Off: 52'

Substitutes
BJ Banda
Forward
52Subbed On: 52'
52'
Raymond Foy
Midfield
62Subbed On: 62'
62'
70Booked: 70'
Tommy Lee McCarron
Goalkeeper
Kieran McDaid
Midfield
Kevin McHugh
Forward
Thomas McMonagle
Defender
Wilfried Tagbo
Forward
81Subbed On: 81'
81'