The Limerick footballers suffered another big defeat this Sunday in Division 3 of the National Football League.
The final score in Newcastle West was Limerick 1-6 Fermanagh 0-18.
The wins leaves Limerick on four points in a congested league table with games against Cavan and Offaly to come in the bid to ensure survival in the league.
Fermanagh set the ball rolling from the opening minutes with a succession of attacks.
Ryan Jones had two superb points to help them towards a 0-6 to 0-0 lead after 14-minutes.
The first Limerick score of the game came in the 15th minute when midfielder Tom Lee pointed.
Then in the 19th minute an Eoin Hanrahan shot went all the way to the net with Paudie Browne blocking the view of the goalkeeper as he jumped on the edge of the square.
But it failed to kick-start the home side with Eoin Donnelly and Richard O’Callaghan kicking Fermanagh points to put them 0-9 to 1-1 ahead entering the final 10-minutes of the half.
Free-taker Tomas Corrigan extended the Fermanagh before Ian Ryan had the final score of the half with a free to leave it 0-13 to 1-1 after a most disappointing opening half for Limerick.
In the second half Limerick had to wait until the final minute to get a score from play - Eoin Hanrahan.
Indeed Limerick were to score just four points in the half as the Northerners kept Limerick at bay with ease.
Peter McGrath’s men had match winners in Tomas Corrigan (0-10) and Ryan Jones (0-3).
Scores: Limerick: Eoin Hanrahan 1-3 (0-2frees), Ian Ryan 0-2 (2frees), Tom Lee 0-1. Fermanagh: Tomas Corrigan 0-10 (5frees), Ryan Jones 0-3, Ryan McClusky, Tommy McElroy, Eoin Donnelly, Richard O’Callaghan, John Woods 0-1 each.
LIMERICK: Donal O’Sullivan; Paudie Browne, Johnny McCarthy, Colm Moran; Iain Corbett, Stephen Lucey, Pa Ranahan; John Galvin, Tom Lee; Eoin Hanrahan, Micheal Brosnan, Mike Fitzgibbon; Danny Neville, Ger Collins, Ian Ryan. Subs: Mark O’Riordan for Stephen Lucey (16mins), Seamus O’Carroll for Mike Fitzgibbon (20mins), Garrett Noonan for Micheal Brosnan (h-t), Darragh Treacy for Seamus O’Carroll (40mins), Gearoid Hegarty for John Galvin (55mins), Killian Phair for Ger Collins (61mins),
FERMANAGH: Chris Snow; John Woods, Che Cullen, Tiarnan Daly; Declan mcCusker, Ryan McClusky, Tommy McElroy; Eoin Donnelly, Richard O’Callaghan; Lee Cullen, Ryan Jones, Paul McCusker; Ronan Ormsby, Brian Cox, Tom Corrigan. Subs: Niall Cassidy for Ronan Ormsby (41mins), Eddie Courtney for Brian cox (41mins), Barry Mulrone for Tommy McElroy (61mins), Conal Jones for Paul McCusker (61mins), Aidan Breen for Tiarnan Daly (64mins), Niall Shannon for Declan mcCusker (65mins).
REFEREE: Liam Devanney (Mayo).
See the print edition of the Limerick Leader for a full match report.
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