WATCH: Limerick FC open Women's National League with win

Andrew Cunneen

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Limerick FC began life in the Women’s National League in the best possible fashion – notching a 4-0 win over Kilkenny United WFC at the Markets Field on Sunday afternoon.

A sensational performance from wing-back Lauren Keane saw her bag a brace – the first arriving in the ninth minute when she converted a right-wing cross.

The experienced Sylvia Gee added the second just five minutes into the second half before a lapse in concentration from the United rearguard allowed Keane to nip in and put the game beyond the visitors.

Megan Kelleher added a fourth from a Sylvia Gee corner with twenty minutes to go – completing the rout.

Limerick FC: Trish Fennelly; Tara Mannix, Marie Curtin, Megan Kelleher (Shauna Rooney, 79); Carys Johnson, Sylvia Gee, Therese Hartley, Aisling O’Connor, Lauren Keane (Megan Carroll, 72); Rebecca Horgan (Rebecca Mahon, 60), Sophie Hudner.

Kilkenny United WFC: Megan Butler (Niamh Coombes, 40); Colleen Richards, Erin Best, Shauna Martin, Sarah O’Donoghue (Michaela Walsh, 46); Niamh Kelly, Nicole Plunkett, Jennifer O’Neill, Ailbhe Claney, Gillian Keenan; Carla MacManus.

Referee: Robbie Broe.