Fr Casey’s claimed another Limerick MFC title in Bruff on Saturday when they had a 2-8 to 1-2 win over surprise finalists Ballybrown,
Right from the throw-in, the Abbeyfeale side set the pace and first-half goals from Jamie O’Connor and Daniel Daly had them in a commanding 2-4 to 0-0 lead at the break. The two goals had a slice of good fortune about them but there was still no doubting their superiority.
A goal from Ross Griffin early in the second half, followed by a point from Andrew Cliffe, gave Ballybrown a glimmer of hope but Fr Casey’s settled with points from Jamie O’Connor and they held on for a deserved nine-point win.
- For a full report and photographs, see this weekend’s print edition of the Limerick Leader.
SCORERS - Fr Casey’s: Jamie O’Connor 1-2 (0-1 free, 0-1 ‘45’), Daniel Daly 1-1, Cormac Roche 0-3 (1 free), TJ Lane 0-1, Adrian Enright 0-1; Ballybrown: Ross Griffin 1-0, Andrew Cliffe 0-1, Tom Clancy 0-1 (free).
FR CASEY’S - James O’Mara; Liam O’Connor, Tommy O’Keeffe, John Murphy; Chris Smith, Jake Quirke, Danny Harnett; Daniel Daly, Darren Keane; Cathal Broderick, Adrian Enright, Jamie O’Connor; TJ Lane, Jack Breen, Cormac Roche. Subs: Darragh Quirke for Danny Harnett (41 mins), Peter Browne for Chris Smith (55 mins), Paddy Lane for Cathal Broderick (55 mins), Keith Harnett for Jake Quirke (59 mins), Jonathan Lyons for TJ Lane (59 mins),
BALLYBROWN - Michael Davoren; Luke Doran, Cathal Flanagan, Pádraig O’Connor; Donal O’Connell, Bryan Griffin, Brendan Moran; Kenny Power, Lee Doolan; Robert Davoren, Andrew Cliffe, Kevin Foster; Cillian Gavin, Ross Griffin, Tom Clancy. SUBS: Cian Hedderman for Robert Davoren (41 mins), Robert O’Grady for Kevin Foster (inj 51 mins), Josh Fitzgerald for Cillian Gavin (58 mins), Diarmuid O’Connor for Tom Clancy (58 mins).
REFEREE - John Scully (Galbally)