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Date: 7:45 p.m. May 11, 2018
Venue: Markets Field
Att: 800 (est)
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Scored: 72'
- Ryan Brennan 72'



League Report: Limerick 0 - 1 St Patrick's Athletic

Sat, May 12 2018

Ryan Brennan (left) scored the game's only goal. Credit: Darragh Connolly

A second-half strike by Ryan Brennan was enough to give St Patrick’s Athletic a 1-0 win over Limerick at the Markets Field.

Limerick managed to create the first chance of the game as Danny Morrissey played in Conor Clifford but his shot failed to bother Barry Murphy in the Saints net.

Pats beat Limerick 1-0 at Richmond Park earlier this season and they almost took the lead early in the half as Ian Bermingham played through Jake Keegan but his shot went wide of the post

Limerick could have led on 19 minutes but a last-ditch block by Kevin Toner kept the scores level from Colm Walsh O’Loughlen's shot.

Four yellow cards in a four-minute spell in the first half had tempers flaring on Shannonside as neither side were giving an advantage in the opening minutes.

With half an hour played, Pats had another chance as Dean Clarke set up Keegan, but his dipping volley flew over the bar.

Limerick had an opportunity to go ahead before the break as Cian Coleman won the ball from Ryan Brennan in midfield and was fouled in the process but referee Ray Matthews waved away advantage as Shane Duggan had a go from distance, stinging the palms of Barry Murphy.

Limerick came out stronger in the opening stages of the first half and the best chance fell to Danny Morrissey as broke past Lee Desmond before his shot was well saved by the impressive Murphy.

Pats created a chance of their own as Clarke played the ball through for Keegan, but his effort was saved by Limerick keeper Brendan Clarke.

Clarke caused problems again as he set up Conan Byrne, but his goal bound effort was blocked by Eoin Wearen, leading to a chaotic goalmouth scramble that ended with Ryan Brennan heading just wide.

Pats took the lead 18 minutes from time as Ryan Brennan breached the Limerick defence before sending a shot high into the top corner past Brendan Clarke.

Murphy again kept Limerick at bay with reaction save from close range to deny Karl O’Sullivan and keep the score at 1-0 in favour of the Saints.

Limerick remain second bottom in the table, two points behind Sligo Rovers, while the Saints move up to fifth place.

Limerick: Brendan Clarke; Killian Cantwell, Killian Brouder, Billy Dennehy, Eoin Wearen; Conor Clifford, Cian Coleman (Mark O’Sullivan 82), Shane Duggan; Colm Walsh-O’Loughlen (Karl O’Sullivan (58), Will Fitzgerald (Daniel Kearns 68), Danny Morrissey.

Subs not used: Tommy Holland (gk), Shane Tracy, Tony Whitehead, Barry Maguire.

Booked: Cian Coleman (21), Killian Brouder (23), Colm Walsh O-Loughlen (25), Eoin Wearen (90)

St. Patrick’s Athletic: Barry Murphy; Simon Madden, Kevin Toner, Lee Desmond, Ian Bermingham; Killian Brennan (Daragh Markey 65), Jamie Lennon, Ryan Brennan; Conan Byrne (Thomas Byrne 89), Dean Clarke, Jake Keegan (Christy Fagan 58).

Subs not used: Tyson Farago (gk), Michael Barker, Graham Kelly, Michael Leahy.

Booked: Killian Brennan (22), Jamie Lennon (65).

Referee: Ray Matthews (Westmeath)

Attendance: TBC



Limerick
Brendan Clarke
Goalkeeper
Killian Cantwell
Defender
Killian Brouder
22Booked: 22'
Defender
Shane Duggan
Midfielder
Billy Dennehy
Midfielder
Cian Coleman
20Booked: 20'
80'
80Subbed Off: 80'
Midfielder
Conor Clifford
Midfielder
Eoin Wearen
90Booked: 90'
Midfielder
William Fitzgerald
68'
68Subbed Off: 68'
Forward
Danny Morrissey
Forward
Colm Walsh O'Loghlen
25Booked: 25'
58'
58Subbed Off: 58'
Forward

Substitutes
Barry Maguire
Midfield
Daniel Kearns
68'
68Subbed On: 68'
Forward
Tommy Holland
Goalkeeper
Mark O'Sullivan
80'
80Subbed On: 80'
Forward
Karl O'Sullivan
58'
58Subbed On: 58'
Midfield
Shane Tracy
Midfield
Tony Whitehead
Defender
St. Patrick's Athletic
Barry Murphy
Goalkeeper
Ian Bermingham
Defender
Lee Desmond
Defender
Simon Madden
Defender
Kevin Toner
Defender
Ryan Brennan
Midfielder
72Scored: 72'
Killian Brennan
Midfielder
21Booked: 21'
66'
66Subbed Off: 66'
Conan Byrne
Midfielder 89'
89Subbed Off: 89'
Jamie Lennon
Midfielder
65Booked: 65'
Dean Clarke
Forward
Jake Keegan
Forward 58'
58Subbed Off: 58'

Substitutes
Michael Barker
Defender
Thomas Byrne
Forward
89Subbed On: 89'
89'
Christy Fagan
Forward
58Subbed On: 58'
58'
Tyson Farago
Goalkeeper
Graham Kelly
Midfield
Mick Leahy
Defender
Darragh Markey
Midfield
66Subbed On: 66'
66'


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