EA Cup R2
Date: 5 p.m. April 17, 2017
Venue: Markets Field
Ref: Jim McKell
Att:
TV:

Scored: 21'
- Garry Buckley 21'

OG: 64'
- Shane Tracy 64'

Scored: 68'
- Shane Griffin 68'



EA Sports Cup Report: Limerick 0 - 3 Cork City

Mon, Apr 17 2017

Limerick interim boss Willie Boland suffered his first defeat as boss in the same fixture that did for his predecessor Martin Russell. Credit: Peter Fitzpatrick

Cork City defeated Limerick 3-0 at the Markets Field for the second time in three weeks to advance to the third round of the EA Sports Cup.

 

Goals from Garry Buckley and Shane Griffin either side of a Shane Tracy own goal provided the Rebels with a well-deserved victory.

 

Cork began brightly and the lively Garry Buckley beat Shane Tracy to get to the by-line, but Conor Ellis failed to covert his clever pull-back. Immediately, Ellis turned provided for Steven Beattie but his weak effort was easily saved by Brendan Clarke in the Limerick goal.

 

The visitors took a deserved lead when Steven Beattie’s right wing cross was powerfully headed into the roof of the net by Garry Buckley.

 

Limerick were particularly sloppy in possession and Cork midfield duo Greg Bolger and Buckley were comfortable throughout the opening stages, while the home side looked vulnerable from set pieces.

 

Limerick struggled to create any chance of note and could only manage wayward shots from Stephen Kenny, Garbhan Coughlan and Bastien Hery which failed to trouble experienced goalkeeper Mark McNulty.

 

Approaching the hour mark, Stephen Dooley received possession in acres of space and supplied the ball to Ellis who somehow placed his effort wide with the whole goal to aim at.

 

Limerick's first clear effort on goal came from Stephen Kenny, but his drilled shot was well held by veteran McNulty.

 

Cork doubled their lead from a corner as Dooley’s in swinging cross was headed into his own net by Tracy. Limerick had no time to recover as Cork added to their lead after a great run and finish from left-backGriffin, who easily beat Tobiaz Kainz.

 

Cork were running riot at this point but it was Limerick who fashioned the next chance as substitute Sean McSweeney blazed over from 18 yards from a Dean Clarke pass.

 

Great link up play between Sean Maguire and Dooley resulted in the latter forcing a great save from Clarke. With ten minutes remaining, rampant Cork should have scored a fourth as Ryan Delaney misjudged a header from a Dooley corner.

 

The visitors had no difficulty in the remaining minutes and comfortably dealt with the feeble attacks offered up by Willie Boland’s men.

 

With 17 changes made overall by both teams, it was no surprise that it was a relatively poor game. John Caulfield will be happy with his own team’s dominance.

 

However, Limerick were poor in attack and defence, which will disappoint Boland considering a lot of these players had a chance to stake a claim for a place in the first team on a regular basis

 

 

 

Limerick: Brendan Clarke; Tobiaz Kainz, Barry Cotter (Tony Whitehead 81), Dave O’Connor, Shane Tracy; Bastien Hery, Stephen Kenny (Sean McSweeney 67), Tom Wash, Dean Clarke, Ian Turner; Garbhan Coughlan (John O’Flynn 46).

Subs not used: Freddy Hall (gk), Tommy Robson, Lee-J Lynch, Chris Mulhall.

 

Cork City: Mark McNulty; Conor Mccarthy, John Dunleavy, Ryan Delaney, Shane Griffin; Greg Bolger, Garry Buckley (John Kavanagh 72), Stephen Beattie; Stephen Dooley, Achille Campion (Alec Byrne 55), Conor Ellis (Sean Maguire 55).

Subs not used: Alan Smith (gk), Aaron Drinan, Conor McCormack, Christian Nanetti.

 

Referee: Jim McKell.

Attendance: 847 (official).

Extratime.ie Player of the Match: Stephen Dooley (Cork City).

 

 



Limerick FC
Brendan Clarke
Goalkeeper
Tommy Walsh
Defender
Shane Tracy
64OG: 64'
Defender
David O'Connor
Defender
Stephen Kenny
67'
67Subbed Off: 67'
Defender
Ian Turner
Midfielder
Tobias Kainz
Midfielder
Bastien Hery
Midfielder
Barry Cotter
81'
81Subbed Off: 81'
Midfielder
Garbhan Coughlan
46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Forward
Dean Clarke
Forward

Substitutes
Tommy Robson
Defender
John O'Flynn
46'
46Subbed On: 46'
Forward
Chris Mulhall
Midfield
Sean McSweeney
67'
67Subbed On: 67'
Forward
Lee-J Lynch
Midfield
Freddy Hall
Goalkeeper
Tony Whitehead
81'
81Subbed On: 81'
Defender
Cork City
Mark McNulty
Goalkeeper
Conor McCarthy
Defender
Shane Griffin
Defender
68Scored: 68'
John Dunleavy
Defender
Ryan Delaney
Defender
Stephen Dooley
Midfielder
Garry Buckley
Midfielder
21Scored: 21'
72'
72Subbed Off: 72'
Greg Bolger
Midfielder
Steven Beattie
Midfielder
Connor Ellis
Forward 55'
55Subbed Off: 55'
Achille Campion
Forward 55'
55Subbed Off: 55'

Substitutes
Christian Nanetti
Midfield
Conor McCormack
Midfield
Sean Maguire
Forward
55Subbed On: 55'
55'
John Kavanagh
Defender
72Subbed On: 72'
72'
Aaron Drinan
Forward
Alec Byrne
Midfield
55Subbed On: 55'
55'
Alan Smith
Goalkeeper


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