Limerick FC best in big Munster derby

Limerick FC beat Cork City 2-1 on Friday night
Limerick FC continued their good record against Cork City this season with a 2-1 win in Thomond Park.

Limerick FC continued their good record against Cork City this season with a 2-1 win in Thomond Park.

The result moves Limerick five clear of Cork in mid-table and follows on from their 3-2 win in Turners Cross in May and 0-0 draw in Thomon back in March on the first day of the season.

The Blues hit the front after 55 minutes when Barry Ryan’s goal-kick was flicked on by Rory Gaffney and Craig Curran controlled expertly before rifling the Blues ahead.

Shaun Kelly then extended Limerick’s advantage in the 70th minute slamming home the rebound after Mark McNulty had saved Rory Gaffney’s initial attempt.

There was late drama with Daryl Horgan red carded in the 83rd minute before Danny Morrissey’s 87th-minute goal gave Cork some optimism but Limerick held on for the win.

Limerick’s next game is away to Drogheda next weekend.

LIMERICK - Barry Ryan; Shaun Kelly, Robbie Williams, Stephen Folan, Patrick Nzuzi; Stephen Bradley, Joe Gamble, David O’Leary (Jason Hughes, 80); Danny Galbraith, Rory Gaffney (Barry Sheedy, 90), Craig Curran.

Subs not used: Shane Cusack, Shane Costelloe, Val Feeney, James McGrath.

CORK CITY - Mark McNulty; Neal Horgan, Garry Buckley, Dan Murray, Danny Murphy; Ian Turner (Stephen Kenny, 85), Gearoid Morrissey, Shane Duggan, Daryl Horgan; Danny Morrissey, Ciaran Kilduff.

Subs not used: Rob Lehane, Johnny Dunleavy, Brian Lenihan, Eoghan Murphy, Dave Ryan, Andy O’Connell.

Referee: N Doyle (Dublin).