FAI R2
Date: 7:45 p.m. Aug. 24, 2018
Venue: Markets Field
Att:
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Connor Ellis 29' -
Scored: 29'


Barry Maguire 57' -
Scored: 57'


Scored: 90'
- Kevin Knight 90'



FAI Cup Report: Limerick 2 - 1 Cabinteely

Fri, Aug 24 2018

Barry Maguire on the scoresheet for Limerick in the FAI Cup Credit: Martin Doherty

Diarmuid Kearney reports from Markets Field 

As the late summer sun set on the Markets Field, Limerick returned to winning ways after a hard earned 2-1 win over Cabinteely in the last 16 of the FAI Cup.

Goals from Conor Ellis and Barry Maguire were enough to seal the victory for Limerick despite a late goal by Kevin Knight for Cabinteely.

Limerick’s opening chance fell in the fifth minute as a Shane Tracy free was whipped in on the left but Connor Ellis’ glancing header was easily saved by Cabinteely ‘keeper Stephen McGuinness.

Defence issues have been a worry all season for Tommy Barret’s side and it looked as if their issues were about to look bleaker when they lost Eoin Wearen to injury after just nine minutes.

The Super Blues were playing with a more direct style opting to play with a more compacted formation with two strikers up front and they would dominate the opening 15 minutes but fail to break down the Cabinteely defence. 

Cabinteely should have been a goal ahead midway through the half after a defence meltdown nearly ended with a Cabo man sending a header into the net, but Tommy Holland managed to gather the ball on the line.

Limerick found the front in the 29thminute and in quite comical fashion. As the homeside were putting pressure on the visitor’s defence, Karl Manahan opted to play a pass back toward his own ‘keeper Stephen McGuinness. However the pass was intercepted by Limerick forward Conor Ellis who rounded McGuiness and fired into the empty net.

The Shannonsiders almost went two goals up after the half hour mark, but centre back Colman Kennedy failed to direct a Shane Tracy free kick on target with the defender firing well over the bar.

Ellis was almost celebrating his second goal of the night in the 40thminute after McGuinness failed to clear a cross. The Limerick foreward would again round the stranded goalkeeper and fire a low hard shot toward goal but it was cleared off the line by Daniel Blackbyrne. The defender’s clearance would again fall to Ellis but his second effort was saved by a combination of McGuinness and Blackbyrne.

Limerick dominated the opening half of football and were deserving of taking the half time lead. The home side could have easily been ahead by more than just a single goal at the break having missed some easy scoreable chances.

The away side almost came out the better in the early stages of the second half as Joe Doyle met the cross of Jack Watson but his goal bound header was well stopped by Limerick ‘keeper Tommy Holland. At the other end Limerick’s counter attack saw Maguire go close with a shot just over the bar.

The Super Blues would double their advantage in the 57thminute though. Ellis ran wide beyond the Limerick defence and delivered a cross into the area where Maguire would pounce and convert via a rebound from the Cabinteely Keeper.

It looked almost over as a contest by the hour mark as Limerick came a whisker away from adding a third goal but Ellis’ rebounded effort failed to be converted by Maguire.

After that Limerick chance very little opportunites were created by either side in the final quarter hour of football until towards injury time. Following a Dean Casey corner Cabinteely managed to pull a goal back as Kevin Knight finished after a defensive scramble.

It was a nervous final few minutes for the home side as Cabinteely threw everything at Limerick. The Shannonsiders had their backs to the walls following corner after corner but Limerick eventually would come out winners and advance to the next round of the cup after a 2-1 win.

Limerick:Tommy Holland; Shaun Kelly, Eoin Wearen (Killian Brouder 9), Colman Kennedy, Billy Dennehy; Cian Coleman, Darren Murphy, Shane Tracy (Karl O’Sullivan 56), Barry Maguire; Conor Ellis (Will Fitzgerald 76), Danny Morrissey.

Subs not used:Jack Brady, Colm Walsh-O’Loughlin, Adam Foley, Ger Barry.

Booked:Shane Tracy (53), Darren Murphy (78).

Cabinteely:Stephen McGuinness; Daniel Blackbyrne, Jack Tuite, Kevin Knight, Karl Byrne; Jack Watson, Karl Manahan (Eoghan Morgan 75), Keith Dalton; Kieran Walters, Joe Doyle (Jean Yves Poame 60), Luke Clucas (Dean Casey 60).

Subs not used:Jack Menton, Robert McGee, Seán Fitzpatrick, Andrew O’Reilly.

Booked: Karl Byrne (72).

Referee:Anthony Buttimer

Attendance:400 (estimate)

Extratime.ie Man of the Match:Barry Maguire (Limerick)



Limerick
Tommy Holland
Goalkeeper
Shaun Kelly
Defender
Colman Kennedy
Defender
Shane Tracy
53Booked: 53'
56'
56Subbed Off: 56'
Defender
Cian Coleman
Midfielder
Billy Dennehy
Midfielder
Barry Maguire
57Scored: 57'
Midfielder
Darren Murphy
78Booked: 78'
Midfielder
Eoin Wearen
9'
9Subbed Off: 9'
Midfielder
Connor Ellis
29Scored: 29'
76'
76Subbed Off: 76'
Forward
Danny Morrissey
Forward

Substitutes
Ger Barry
Midfield
Jack Brady
Goalkeeper
Killian Brouder
9'
9Subbed On: 9'
Defender
William Fitzgerald
76'
76Subbed On: 76'
Forward
Adam Foley
Forward
Karl O'Sullivan
56'
56Subbed On: 56'
Midfield
Colm Walsh O'Loghlen
Forward
Cabinteely
Stephen McGuinness
Goalkeeper
Keith Dalton
Defender
Karl Byrne
Defender
72Booked: 72'
Daniel Blackbyrne
Defender
Kevin Knight
Defender
69Booked: 69'
90Scored: 90'
Jack Tuite
Defender
Luke Clucas
Midfielder 60'
60Subbed Off: 60'
Kieran 'Marty' Waters
Midfielder
Jack Watson
Midfielder
Joe Doyle
Forward 60'
60Subbed Off: 60'
Karl Manahan
Forward 75'
75Subbed Off: 75'

Substitutes
Sean Fitzpatrick
Defender
Dean Casey
Midfield
60Subbed On: 60'
60'
Robert McGee
Midfield
Jack Menton
Goalkeeper
Eoghan Morgan
Midfield
75Subbed On: 75'
75'
Andy O'Reilly
Midfield
Jean Yves Poame
Midfield
60Subbed On: 60'
60'


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