Prem
Date: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 24, 2018
Venue: Markets Field
Ref:
Att: 2,225
TV:

Cian Coleman 58' -
Scored: 58'


Scored: 90'
- Eoghan Stokes 90'



League Preview: Limerick -v- Bohemians

Thu, Feb 22 2018

Action from Limerick in pre-season. Credit: John Doyle

LIMERICK

The Blues return to the Market’s Field having claimed an impressive victory over Sligo Rovers last weekend. Compact, organised and balanced, Tommy Barrett’s side were deserving winners in Sligo and will look to build on it against a confident Bohemians side.

 

Limerick’s squad was dealt a blow during the week with Freddy Hall departing, however the Bermudan was immediately replaced by Tommy Holland, who re-joins after a brief spell in junior football with Carew Park.

 

Tommy Barrett spoke of his admiration for Bohemians on this week’s Extratime Sportscast. “You have to go into the game confident. We always try to be positive, and confident. Obviously we’re not getting carried away – it’s a real tough challenge against Bohs,”

 

Barrett added, “I’ve a lot of respect for them (Bohemians), they’re a great team and they’re very energetic. They work hard and can play different types of football – they’re adaptable. They’ve got two top coaches as far as I can see. It’ll be tough, but all the games will be tough.”

 

Connor Ellis should return to the squad having missed out in Sligo, while it would be surprising if Limerick make any changes to their starting eleven.

 

BOHEMIANS

The Gypsies enjoyed a fantastic start to the season as they stunned Shamrock Rovers late on last weekend. And, while the Dalymount chipper will not be open this weekend, Keith Long will be hoping that his side can serve up another tasty display on Shannonside.

 

Early last season, Bohs were 1-0 winners at the Markets Field, however Limerick won the other two clashes, 2-1 and 1-0 – the latter after Georgie Poynton missed a penalty in the Garryowen venue.

 

Long will know that his side were far from fluid offensively last week, but their effectiveness in nullifying Ronan Finn and Greg Bolger will leave them confident of doing similar to Shane Duggan and their former player Eoin Wearen.

 

Bohemians won nine and lost six of their 15 away games last year, bizarrely not drawing once on their travels.

 

Referee: Ray Matthews

 

 

MATCH STATS

Since 2013, the sides have met 12 times in the league and once in the FAI Cup there has yet to be a draw.

 

The side who have scored first in this fixture has been the winner in each of the last six encounters.

 

 

BETTING

Limerick 6/4; Draw 21/10; Bohemians 7/4.

 

PREDICTION

Limerick 1-1 Bohemians

 

 

Limerick

Injured: None

Doubtful: Connor Ellis (groin)

Suspended: None

 

Bohemians

Injured: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None



Limerick
Brendan Clarke
Goalkeeper
Darren Dennehy
Defender
Shaun Kelly
Defender
Shane Tracy
Defender
Tony Whitehead
Defender
Shane Duggan
Midfielder
Billy Dennehy
Midfielder
Cian Coleman
58Scored: 58'
Midfielder
Eoin Wearen
Midfielder
Daniel Kearns
86'
86Subbed Off: 86'
Forward
Mark O'Sullivan
75'
75Subbed Off: 75'
Forward

Substitutes
Connor Ellis
75'
75Subbed On: 75'
Forward
Killian Cantwell
Defender
William Fitzgerald
Forward
Tommy Holland
Goalkeeper
Danny Morrissey
86'
86Subbed On: 86'
Forward
Clyde O'Connell
Midfield
Colm Walsh O'Loghlen
Forward
Bohemians
Shane Supple
Goalkeeper
Rob Cornwall
Defender
Dan Casey
Defender
Darragh Leahy
Defender
Derek Pender
Defender
Philip Gannon
Midfielder
77Booked: 77'
Keith Buckley
Midfielder 87'
87Subbed Off: 87'
Oscar Brennan
Midfielder 76'
76Subbed Off: 76'
Paddy Kavanagh
Midfielder 68'
68Subbed Off: 68'
Dinny Corcoran
Forward
Eoghan Stokes
Forward
90Scored: 90'

Substitutes
Daniel Byrne
Defender
JJ Lunney
Midfield
87Subbed On: 87'
87'
Colin McCabe
Goalkeeper
Karl Moore
Midfield
68Subbed On: 68'
68'
Ian Morris
Midfield
76Subbed On: 76'
76'
Dylan Watts
Midfield
John Ross Wilson
Defender


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