Limerick FC move within touching distance of title with Cabinteely win

Limerick FC move within touching distance of title with Cabinteely win

LIMERICK FC ARE just one point away from a return to the Premier Division following a comfortable win over Cabinteely on Saturday afternoon at the Markets Field.

Goals from Shane Tracy and Garbhan Coughlan secured the three points for the Blues in a game that was played at a friendly tempo.

Limerick opened the scoring after 18 minutes. Bursting down the right-hand side, Stephen Kenny fouled by his opposing full back. Shane Tracy stood over the set piece and his looping left-footed delivery looped over everyone, including Cabo 'keeper Michael Kelly before finding the net. 

Just as it seemed as though Cabo might get to half time with just a goal deficit, Cabo's midfield gifted Garbhan Coughlan possession on half way. He weaved his way in and out of challenges before finishing excellently - down low to his Kelly's left.

John O'Flynn had a chance to add another from the penalty spot in injury time, but he smashed over the bar.

Limerick: Freddy Hall; Shaun Kelly, Tony Whitehead, Robbie Williams; Shane Tracy; Shane Duggan (Paul O'Conor, 67), Lee-J Lynch; Stephen Kenny (Ross Mann, 67), Garbhan Coughlan (Chris Mulhall, 84), Aaron Greene; John O'Flynn.

Cabinteely: Michael Kelly; Adam Maher (Lee Mitchell, 60), Edward McDonagh (Christian Lotefa, 63), Oscar Brennan, Andrew McGovern; Mark Slater, Aaron Brilly, Shane Boyle (Gavin Howard, 75), Kevin Knight; Ben Hanrahan; Joseph Doyle.

Referee: Adriano Reale