Oscar Traynor derby win for Limerick District over Desmond League

Oscar Traynor derby win for Limerick District over Desmond League

LIMERICK District League's hopes of winning the Oscar Traynor Trophy remain well on track after Saturday evening's 6-1 win over Limerick Desmond League.

The win ensures Limerick District League top of their group and on course to earn a home draw in the quarter finals.

Having won their opening two games, the home side needed a draw to ensure top place and they achieved that goal with ease.

Limerick District broke the deadlock on 15 minutes. An excellent run by Tierney saw him keep the ball in play before crossing. O'Shea's headed clearance fell to Dan Butler and the Nenagh man calmly volleyed home from 15 yards.

Limerick District began the second half on the front foot and sloppy defending on the edge of the box was punished when Jonathan Grant intercepted and clinically curled the ball into the bottom corner. Substitute Alex Purcell made it 3-0 with an excellent goal when he raced in from the right before firing across the keeper into the far corner.

It was 4-0 minutes later. Danny Butler put Adrian Power away on the left and his delivery saw Grant open his bogy to guide the ball to the net.

Alex Purcell made it 5-0 from Eddie Byrnes' delivery before Desmond got a consolation score when great determination from Mambuana yielded results.

The scoring was completed in this Oscar Traynor Trophy tie when Adrian Power set up Eddie Byrnes to finish to the net.

LIMERICK DISTRICT: Aaron Savage; Danny O'Neill; Edward O'Donovan; Thomas Clarke; Dermot Fitzgerald; Dan Butler; Mike Guerin; John Tierney; Darragh Rainsford; Jonathan Grant; Shane Clarke. Subs not used: Adrian Power; Alex Purcell; Eddie Byrnes (Gary Neville, Jamie Enright)

DESMOND LEAGUE: Sean Lynch; Dylan Corrigan; Thomas Quilligan; Van Mambuana; Sean O'Shea; Roy Broader; Keith Harnett; Gerry Kelly; Ed Gallagher; Colin Enright; Cillian O'Connor. Subs: Kevin Foster; Ger Garvey; Declan Somers.