Limerick FC bid to extend unbeaten Dublin run

Colm Kinsella

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Colm Kinsella

Limerick FC's Lee-J Lynch in action against Josh O'Shea, of Cork City, in their SSE Airtricity League Premier Division clash at Thomond Park
LIMERICK FC will be hoping to maintain their unbeaten Premier League run in Dublin this season when the Blues tackle Bohemians at Dalymount Park on Friday, 7.45pm.

LIMERICK FC will be hoping to maintain their unbeaten Premier League run in Dublin this season when the Blues tackle Bohemians at Dalymount Park on Friday, 7.45pm.

Ninth-placed Limerick FC are unbeaten in their six trips to the capital this season.

Martin Russell’s side will be looking to bounce back from their 1-0 league defeat to Cork City in their Munster derby at Thomond Park on Sunday evening.

Martin Russell said: “We have that target to aim for as well. We will hope to keep our good record in Dublin going. We have a couple of players back from suspension as well.

“We will go to Dalymount with desire to win there and see how it goes.

“It was very disappointing not to take something from the game with Cork on Sunday. On the balance of the game, I didn’t think we deserved to lose it.

“We could have won it if we had taken the couple of chances we had. It was a tight game. We controlled fair chunks of it with good possession. We managed to deal with their direct play which we knew was going to come.

“The players put a lot into the game on Sunday. The players we have carrying knocks, we are nursing them between games because their injuries haven’t fully cleared up. “

Martin Russell agreed that the current Limerick squad was ‘a bit off’ what is needed to challenge for the Premier Division title.

“You have to look at the evidence. We have bene a bit off of it this season and last season. There is no denying that.

“There is quite a number of places up for grabs. I would hate to put an exact figure on it, but that would be the case.

“I think also what probably speeds up that progress (evolve into title contenders) is for everyone to play their part in helping the club move forward.

“What was disappointing for me at the weekend, particularly the owner, was to see that Cork City’s fans practically outnumbered us on the evening.”