LIMERICK FC’s Shane Tracy says striker John O’Flynn has been ‘different class’ since arriving at the club this season.
O’Flynn bagged a hat-trick on Saturday night at the Markets Field as high-flying Limerick moved 12 points clear at the top of the First Division.
Thirty three-year-old O’Flynn has now scored 11 times for the Blues this season in all competition’s since joining Martin Russell’s side from Cork City during the closed season.
Tracy said: "To be fair, he (John O’Flynn) has been different class. You can see that since he has come in, his movement is excellent, his finishing as well. His finish for the second goal, I thought, was excellent.
"Then, he anticipates the ball coming over the top, another great finish. He has been a great addition since he has come in.”
Limerick FC have won each of their opening 9 First Division league fixtures and face Premier Division Galway Utd in an attractive EA Sports Cup quarter-final tie at the Markets Field on Tuesday night, 7.15pm.
Tracy told LimerickFC TV: "We have 9 wins from 9 games. You couldn't have asked for a better start. We have a lot of goals scored and not many conceded.
"The supporters have been excellent. It is brilliant playing in front of the fans here. It is growing bigger and bigger every week.
"It is great to see fans turning out in such numbers. All we can do is try and keep scoring goals and hopefully they will keep coming back.
"It would be great to get through against Galway Utd on Tuesday night and get another home tie here in the semi-final. But we will focus on Galway first.
"They are going well in the Premier Division. (Former Limerick FC striker) Vinny (Faherty) is scoring his share of goals. It will be a tough game. We just have to approach it the way we have been approaching games to far and keep doing what we have been doing.”