First
Date: 7:45 p.m. July 19, 2019
Venue: Markets Field
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Clyde O'Connell 5' -
Scored: 5'


Scored: 53'
- Jamie Hollywood 53'

Scored: 71'
- Jake Hyland 71'

Peno Scored: 82'
- Mark Doyle 82'

Scored: 86'
- Ryan O'Shea 86'



League Preview: Limerick -v- Drogheda United

Fri, Jul 19 2019

Sean Brennan scored a hat-trick when the sides last met at United Park in May. Credit: Larry McQuillan

LIMERICK

A pivotal game in Limerick’s attempt to gain promotion back to the Premier Division via the play-offs takes place at the Markets Field on Friday night (kick-off 7.45pm).

The Blues’ stuttering league form continued as they followed up a fine 3-1 win over title-chasing Longford Town with a defeat to Bray last week.

Tommy Barrett’s side played against ten men for the better part of 40 minutes but couldn’t find a way to goal following Paul Keegan’s opener.

Tomás O’Connor misses out with a broken thumb while Darren Murphy is suspended.

DROGHEDA UNITED

Drogheda’s title chances took a big dent last week when they went down to a 2-1 defeat away to fellow contenders Longford Town.

A win would have seen Drogs move within three points of league leaders Shelbourne, however a late Sam Verdon goal saw the three points reside in the midlands.

Stephen Meaney had given Tim Clancy’s side the lead before Dylan Grimes levelled up for Longford, and Verdon headed them to victory late on.

Adam Wixted, Mark Hughes, Chris Lyons, Eoin McPhillip are all doubtful, while James Brown is definitely out, but new signing Jamie Hollywood is available.

Referee: Marc Lynch

MATCH STATS

The sides have met twice so far this season with Drogheda United taking four points from a possible six.

The first game at the Markets Field finished goalless while Drogs came out on top of a five-goal thriller in May thanks to Sean Brennan’s hat-trick.

BETTING

Limerick 10/3; Draw 13/5; Drogheda United 4/6.

PREDICTION

Limerick 1 – 1 Drogheda United

Limerick

Injured: Tomás O’Connor.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: Darren Murphy.

Drogheda United

Injured: James Brown (hand).

Doubtful: Adam Wixted, Mark Hughes, Chris Lyons, Eoin McPhillip.

Suspended: None.



Limerick
Jack Brady
Goalkeeper
Clyde O'Connell
5Scored: 5'
Defender
Shaun Kelly
Defender
Jason Hughes
Defender
Robbie Williams
Defender
Aaron Fitzgerald
75'
75Subbed Off: 75'
Midfielder
Lee Devitt Molloy
Midfielder
Karl O'Sullivan
89'
89Subbed Off: 89'
Midfielder
Shane Tracy
Midfielder
Sean McSweeney
75'
75Subbed Off: 75'
Forward
Kieran Hanlon
Forward

Substitutes
Ciaran O'Reilly
Midfield
Edmond O'Dwyer
Midfield
Alan Murphy
75'
75Subbed On: 75'
Defender
Cory McManus
Goalkeeper
Sean Madigan
Defender
Adam Foley
75'
75Subbed On: 75'
Forward
Ger Barry
89'
89Subbed On: 89'
Midfield
Drogheda United
Luca Gratzer
Goalkeeper
Luke McNally
Defender
Conor Kane
Defender
Luke Heeney
Defender
Luke Gallagher
Defender
Jake Hyland
Midfielder
71Scored: 71'
Jamie Hollywood
Midfielder
53Scored: 53'
Sean Brennan
Midfielder 75'
75Subbed Off: 75'
Stephen Meaney
Forward 63'
63Subbed Off: 63'
Chris Lyons
Forward 80'
80Subbed Off: 80'
Mark Doyle
Forward
82Peno: 82'

Substitutes
Paul Skinner
Goalkeeper
Ryan O'Shea
Defender
80Subbed On: 80'
80'
86Scored: 86'
Eoin McPhillips
Midfield
Cian Kavanagh
Midfield
75Subbed On: 75'
75'
Kevin Farragher
Defender
James Clarke
Midfield
Jordan Adeyemo
Forward
63Subbed On: 63'
63'


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