Prem
Date: 7:45 p.m. July 27, 2018
Venue: Markets Field
Att: 1,040
TV:

Eoin Wearen 2' -
Red: 2'


Billy Dennehy 34' -
Peno Scored: 34'


Shane Duggan 83' -
Scored: 83'


Peno Miss: 3'
- Paul Keegan 3'

Red: 45'
- David Webster 45' + 4'

Scored: 47'
- Bastien Hery 47'



League Report: Limerick 2 - 1 Waterford

Fri, Jul 27 2018

Limerick Captain Shane Duggan was on the scoresheet against Waterford Credit: Michael P Ryan

Tom Clancy reports from the Markets Field

Captain Shane Duggan delivered a thunderbolt to claim a vital victory for Limerick late on over high-flying Waterford at the Markets Field.

Ten man Limerick had led through a Billy Dennehy spot kick, before Bastien Hery scored against his former club early in the second half. Waterford played the second half a man down after defender Dave Webster saw red in first half stoppage time. 


Limerick had lost Eoin Wearen to an early red card right at the beginning of the game. He was dismissed inside two minutes as he pulled down former Irish International Noel Hunt to concede a penalty. However Paul Keegan saw his spot kick expertly saved by young ‘keeper Tommy Holland. 

Limerick opted to play on the counter attack as result and were defensively comfortable for large periods as Waterford failed to reach their top gear. 


The visitors passed up a great opportunity when they intercepted Shane Duggan’s pass. Noel Hunt squared for Courtney Duffus who slipped when he looked certain to break the deadlock. 


Tommy Barrett’s men were adventurous at times with Dennehy supporting Will Fitzgerald on the left hand side when he could. The Limerick boss added more youthful legs when he replaced Barry Maguire with teenager Karl O’Sullivan. 

The home side were rewarded for their attacking efforts in the 33rdminute when Webster pulled Fitzgerald’s shirt. Referee Damien MacGraith pointed to the spot and booked Webster, despite his protests.

Dennehy calmly slotted home his second penalty in a week and his third goal of the season to give the loud home support something to celebrate. 

Stanley Aborah clipped the outside of the post with a free-kick, but Alan Reynolds’ side were dealt a huge below in the final moments of the half.

Webster and attacker Connor Ellis lunged together for a loose ball with both players requiring treatment. A clearly injured Webster received his marching orders almost four minutes after the incident as he was carried down the tunnel. 

Limerick over committed players forward in the opening moments of the second half, and Hery countered to punish them. He was allowed dribble from the halfway line before blasting to the net, as Limerick backed off far too much. 

Waterford dominated possession for the remainder of the game, with Limerick relying on their defensive shape to maintain parity. Noel Hunt went close with a volley, after he’d earlier brought a wonderful save from Tommy Holland. 

However, Duggan snatched the win with a 35-yard effort that flew past Matt Connor, to the delight of the Garryowen crowd. His outpouring of emotion was evident during his knee slide in front of the bulk of the 1,040 in attendance. 

Waterford thought they’d equalised in stoppage time when Holland caught the ball on the line with Akinade denied a goal as Limerick held on.

Limerick: Tommy Holland; Killian Cantwell, Eoin Wearen, Killian Brouder, Billy Dennehy; Shane Duggan, Barry Maguire (Karl O’Sullivan 31), Cian Coleman, Darren Murphy, William Fitzgerald, Connor Ellis (Danny Morrissey 71).

Subs not used: Jack Brady, Shaun Kelly, Tomás O’Connor, Adam Foley, Colman Kennedy.

Booked: Killian Cantwell (78)

Sent off: Eoin Wearen (3)

Waterford: Matthew Connor; Dessie Hutchinson, Kenny Browne, Dave Webster, Dylan Barnett; Paul Keegan (Carlos Wilson 79), Stanley Aborah, Bastien Héry, Sander Puri (Isamahil Akinade 57); Noel Hunt, Courtney Duffus (Rory Feely 57).

Subs not used: Niall Corbett, Dean O’Halloran, Gary Comerford, Noe Baba. 

Booked: Dave Webster (33, 45+4), Kenny Browne (89)

Sent off: Dave Webster (45+4)
 

Referee: Damien McGraith

Attendance: 1,040 (estimate)

Extratime.ie Man of the Match: Shane Duggan (Limerick)

 



Limerick
Tommy Holland
Goalkeeper
Killian Brouder
Defender
Killian Cantwell
78Booked: 78'
Defender
Barry Maguire
31'
31Subbed Off: 31'
Defender
Cian Coleman
Midfielder
Billy Dennehy
34Peno: 34'
Midfielder
Shane Duggan
83Scored: 83'
Midfielder
Darren Murphy
Midfielder
Eoin Wearen
2Sent off: 2'
Midfielder
Connor Ellis
71'
71Subbed Off: 71'
Forward
William Fitzgerald
Forward

Substitutes
Jack Brady
Goalkeeper
Adam Foley
Forward
Shaun Kelly
Defender
Colman Kennedy
Defender
Danny Morrissey
71'
71Subbed On: 71'
Forward
Tomas O'Connor
Defender
Karl O'Sullivan
31'
31Subbed On: 31'
Midfield
Waterford
Matthew Connor
Goalkeeper
Kenny Browne
Defender
Dylan Barnett
Defender
Dessie Hutchinson
Defender
David Webster
Defender
33Booked: 33'
45Sent off: 45'
45Booked: 45'
Bastien Hery
Midfielder
47Scored: 47'
Stanley Aborah
Midfielder
Paul Keegan
Midfielder
3Peno Miss: 3'
Sander Puri
Midfielder 57'
57Subbed Off: 57'
Courtney Duffus
Forward 57'
57Subbed Off: 57'
Noel Hunt
Forward

Substitutes
Rory Feely
Midfield
57Subbed On: 57'
57'
Niall Corbet
Goalkeeper
Garry Comerford
Midfield
Noe Baba
Defender
Ismahil Akinade
Forward
57Subbed On: 57'
57'
Dean O'Halloran
Midfield
Carlos Wilson
Midfield


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