First
Date: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, 2012
Venue: Flancare Park
Att: 450 (est)

Jamie Duffy 55' -
Red: 55'


Peno Scored: 79'
- Shane Tracy 79'

Scored: 90'
- Sean Brosnan 90' + 1'

Live Updates for Longford Town -v- Limerick

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90' + 3'

FULL TIME!

All over here and it's a win for the Champions. The celebrations can begin now. From this Longford journalist a huge congrats to Limerick. They always say the best team over a season wins the league and Limerick have proven that.

90' + 1'

GOAL!

Sean Brosnan scores for Limerick FC. I mentioned him scoring here last year and he's done it again this year. Shaun Kelly does well to break down the wing his cross was finished to the net by Brosnan.

90'
There will be at least 3 minutes additional time. I don't mind if referee Sean Grant blows up now.

87'
And the home supporters are beginning to leave now. They've seen enough. I wish I could follow them but work has to be done after the game too.

86'
Just been announced that Limerick supporters must wait behind to let the home fans leave first and then they can celebrate. I waiting to hear please stay off the pitch, because there's not a hope that'd happen.

85'
The football has been poor here but fair play to the Limerick supporters who have kept me entertained with their chants.

85'
It's getting nippy here. Thankfully this game is near over because I can't wait to get a cuppa and warm the old toes up.

83'
With the play-off games coming up Longford really need to get a bit of a run going before they face Waterford. Maybe resting players wasn't a good idea.

81'
It was only a matter of time before Limerick broke the deadlock. With the amount of possession they've had they thoroughly deserve the lead.

79'

PENALTY SCORED!

And Shane Tracy makes no mistake with the spot-kick.

78'
Penalty to Limerick.

76'

Substitution

Longford Sub - Alex Kenny is on for Keith Gillespie.

74'

Yellow Card

Chris Deans is booked for Longford Town.

73'
The singing and chanting from the Limerick supporters brings back memories of Cobh 2000 when Longford got promoted to the Premier Division for the first time in the club's history. It was party-time. Will they do that again this year or will it be another year in the First Division.

71'
As it stands in meetings between these two sides this season it's one win apiece and a draw. What will the final installment bring us?

70'
Longford's Gary Cronin does very well to shove Shaun Kelly off the ball after he went racing towards the endline.

69'
Denis Behan has another great chance and it really looked like it was going in, even the Limerick bench jumped up expecting it to nestle in the back of the net.

68'
This is Longford's last home game in the league but they have the play-off game in a few weeks against Waterford. At this stage it looks like the first leg will be in Flancare on Saturday the 20th.

67'
Sean Brosnan scored last year here in Longford, just seconds into the second half. Will he be the one that eventually breaks the deadlock tonight?

66'

Substitution

Limerick Sub - Sean Brosnan is on for Cian Collins.

66'
I still can't believe Limerick have yet to score here. It's been all them in this game but it's a poor game despite the chances.

64'

Substitution

Longford Sub - Tony Griffiths comes on for Thomas Crawley. Crawley had been down earlier with cramp.

62'

Substitution

Longford Sub - Robert Bayly comes on for Noel Haverty.

61'
Steve Bradley's corner whipped across the goal but Denis Behan flashes his header wide.

61'

Substitution

Limerick Sub - Steve McGann comes on for Joe Gamble.

59'
Denis Behan with a snapshot which flies into Paul Hunt's hands.

55'

Second Yellow & Red Card

Jamie Duffy receives a second yellow for tripping David O'Leary. The only thing he has done tonight of note is getting booked.

51'
From the corner Pat Purcell had a chance but his header went just wide.

51'
Denis Behan has a chance but Longford keeper Paul Hunt pulled off a good save to deny the striker and push the ball out for a corner.

49'
The visitors have started the second half like they did the first. Plenty of the early possession

46'

Substitution

Limerick Sub - Garbhan Coughlan comes on for Derek O'Brien.

46'

Second Half

And we're off here.

45' + 1'

Half Time

It's half time at Flancare Park and the sides remain scoreless.

45'
4th Official holds the board up. There will be at least one minute additional time played here at the end of the half.

41'
Alan Kirby's corner from the left met the head of Craig Walsh but his effort is cleared off the line by Dave O'Leary. For all the chances Limerick have had they could actually be behind in this game.

37'

Yellow Card

Jamie Duffy becomes the first Longford player to be booked.

34'
Out of nothing Longford could've taken the lead here. It just shows that Limerick have to be on their toes. Very good save from Ryan.

32'
From the free-kick Daragh Reynor's effort was poor. The ball eventually fell to Mark Salmon but his fantastic strike was saved by Barry Ryan.

32'

Yellow Card

Limerick centre back Pat Purcell gets booked for hauling down Alan Kirby. He's a lucky boy because it could've been a red.

31'
Gamble again but yet again he fails to hit the target; this time his header goes wide.

30'
Joe Gamble's shot is blocked by Daragh Reynor. Limerick are beginning to assert their pressure again.

29'
The game has died down a little here.

28'
Longford are beginning to string a few passes together but the end product is poor.

16'
Quelle surprise it's another Limerick chance; Joe Gamble with the cross but Derek O'Brien just couldn't finish.

12'
The Champions are playing well here.

11'
It has been all Limerick so far in this game.

8'
And it's Limerick again on the attack. Derek O'Brien this time with the chance and it looked like Longford keeper Paul Hunt got a slight touch to it but the referee awards a kick-out.

7'
Another Limerick chance goes abegging. Joe Gamble's cross met Denis Behan but he's off target again.

6'
And it's Limerick again; Cian Collins through but his low drive just went wide.

5'
Limerick very nearly take an early lead here. Denis Behan's diving header just goes narrowly wide.

4'
It seems Longford manager Tony Cousins has rested a number of players for this game. His eyes are firmly on the play-off games with Waterford.

3'
I now feel like I'm in Celtic Park - I just can't get enough is sung now.

2'
Sean South is now being sung here in Longford. I feel like joining in.

1'

GAME ON!

It's the visitors and newly promoted Limerick who get the game underway.

0'
The teams are now on the pitch and we're nearly ready to go.

0'
The fight was on earlier to catch a glimpse of the teams beforehand.. We just have one copy between us here in Longford and there is actually a few more reporters here tonight so it's not fun trying to get the sheets.

0'
Just minutes to kick-off here and the chant of Championees are coming from the travelling Limerick supporters. Among those noisey fans are extratime's Andrew Cunneen who is one happy chappy tonight..



Photo Gallery for Longford Town -v- Limerick



Longford Town
Paul Hunt
Goalkeeper
Darragh Reynor
Defender
Noel Haverty
Defender
Chris Deans
74Booked: 74'
Defender
Gary Cronin
Defender
Alan Kirby
Midfielder
Keith Gillespie
Midfielder
Jamie Duffy
37Booked: 37'
55Sent off: 55'
55Booked: 55'
Midfielder
Mark Salmon
Midfielder
Craig Walsh
Midfielder
Thomas Crawley
Forward

Substitutes
Brian McNamara
Midfield
Alex Kenny
Forward
Craig Hyland
Goalkeeper
Tony Griffiths
Forward
Dean Cosgrave
Midfield
Aaron Brilly
Defender
Robert Bayly
Midfield
Limerick
Barry Ryan
Goalkeeper
Pat Purcell
Defender
32Booked: 32'
Shaun Kelly
Defender
Corie Tracey
Defender
Shane Tracy
Defender
79Peno: 79'
David O'Leary
Midfielder
Derek O'Brien
Midfielder
Joe Gamble
Midfielder
Stephen Bradley
Midfielder
Cian Collins
Forward
Denis Behan
Forward

Substitutes
Dave Ryan
Goalkeeper
Stephen McGann
Midfield
Robert Kluciar
Defender
Shane Guthrie
Defender
Dominic Foley
Forward
Garbhan Coughlan
Forward
Sean Brosnan
Forward
90Scored: 90'