FAI Cup R2
Date: 2 p.m. May 21, 2016
Venue: Market's Field
Ref:
Att: 545
TV:

Sean Byrne 77' -
Scored: 77'


Toyeeb Mustapha 84' -
Scored: 84'


Scored: 14'
- Chris Mulhall 14'

Peno Miss: 24'
- Shane Tracy 24'

Peno Scored: 41'
- John O'Flynn 41'

Scored: 51'
- John O'Flynn 51'

Peno Scored: 55'
- John O'Flynn 55'

Scored: 90'
- Paul O'Conor 90' + 2'



FAI Cup Preview: Bluebell United -v- Limerick FC

Fri, May 20 2016

Credit: Al Robinson

Despite being drawn at home to Limerick, Bluebell United have opted to visit Markets Field for this Cup tie with the First Division leaders.

 

BLUEBELL UNITED

Leinster Senior League side Bluebell face a fifth League of Ireland side this season, having already beaten Cabinteely and Drogheda United in cup action only to be eliminated from the EA Sports Cup and Leinster Senior Cup at the hands of UCD and Bray Wanderers.

 

Andy Noonan’s side are still in-line to regain their Leinster Senior League crown, having beaten Glenville on Wednesday night. 

 

The Nass Road based outfit enjoyed a comfortable 5-0 victory over Cork side Carrigaline United in round one but Noonan will be well aware of the huge step-up in quality that Limerick present. They did take Derry City to a replay in 2013, only to fall to the odd goal in three at the Brandywell.

 

United will be without Peter Sherlock, Ger Rowe and Ajibola Sule. Club captain Tony Keeler is also side-lined. Noonan and his troops will be hard pressed to become one of the non-league representatives in the third round.

 

 

LIMERICK

Fourteen wins in a row. There is little more that can be said for Martin Russell’s side who head into this game in immaculate form. His side have advanced to the last four of the EA Sports Cup while enjoying a 12 point advantage over Drogheda United in the second tier.

 

Back-to-back 3-0 wins with a weakened line-up further emphasises the dominance they hold over their competition, and how their defence appears to be improving each week.

 

The Super Blues look likely to be without Garbhan Coughlan, Seamus Sharkey and Captain Shane Duggan. With only two games after this tie until the mid-season interval, Limerick may rotate players ahead of the trip to Shelbourne on Sunday week.

 

Limerick’s free-scoring attack will look to exploit the width of an immaculate Markets Field once more, a ground where they’ve found the net 34 times in 9 home games this season, including 12 in their last three in all competitions.

 

Referee: Kevin O’Regan (Kerry)

 

 

MATCH STATS

John O’Flynn has netted 9 First Division goals having started just three games.

 

Limerick (United) beat Bluebell on their way to FAI Cup glory in 1982, their last FAI Cup triumph.

 

Bluebell last featured in the FAI Cup in 2014, having lost 3-2 to Phoenix FC.

 

 

BETTING

Bluebell United 20/1; Draw 7/1; Limerick 1/10.

 

PREDICTION

Bluebell United 0-4 Limerick

 

 

Bluebell United
Injured:
Tony Keeler, Peter Sherlock, Ger  Rowe, Ajibola Sule
Doubtful: Jordan Keegan, Sean Byrne
Suspended: None

 

Limerick
Injured:
Garbhan Coughlan (knee), Shane Duggan
Doubtful: Seamus Sharkey (head)
Suspended: None



Bluebell United
Andrew McNulty
Goalkeeper
Karl Russell
49'
49Subbed Off: 49'
Defender
Gilmar Mandiangu
Defender
Dean Lawrence
Defender
Sean Gleeson
Defender
Keith Quinn
Midfielder
Glen Keddy
Midfielder
Tony Griffiths
58'
58Subbed Off: 58'
Midfielder
Peter Darcy
57Subbed On: 57'
Midfielder
Robert Bayly
45Booked: 45'
Midfielder
Graham Zambra
Forward

Substitutes
Barry Slattery
57'
57Subbed Off: 57'
Midfield
Mark Rooney
Defender
Andy Noonan
Manager
Toyeeb Mustapha
58'
58Subbed On: 58'
84Scored: 84'
Midfield
Jordan Keegan
Midfield
Keith Foy
Midfield
Sean Byrne
49'
49Subbed On: 49'
77Scored: 77'
Midfield
Limerick
Tommy Holland
Goalkeeper
Shaun Kelly
Defender 58'
58Subbed Off: 58'
Paudie O'Connor
Defender
Shane Tracy
Defender
24Peno Miss: 24'
Robbie Williams
Defender
Lee-J Lynch
Midfielder
Paul O'Conor
Midfielder
90Scored: 90'
Sean Russell
Midfielder 69'
69Subbed Off: 69'
Stephen Kenny
Forward
Chris Mulhall
Forward
14Scored: 14'
John O'Flynn
Forward
41Peno: 41'
51Scored: 51'
55Peno: 55'
56'
56Subbed Off: 56'

Substitutes
Shane Costelloe
Defender
Freddy Hall
Goalkeeper
Ross Mann
Forward
Jordan Moore
Forward
56Subbed On: 56'
56'
Colm Murphy
Defender
69Subbed On: 69'
69'
Tony Whitehead
Defender
58Subbed On: 58'
58'


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