Limerick Manager Tommy Barrett
LIMERICK AND BOHEMIANS played out a scoreless draw in Phibsboro – capturing a point apiece that sees both sides move further clear of Bray Wanderers in tenth.
Limerick welcomed Mark O’Sullivan back into the side – something the Blues had been crying out for since he broke his metacarpal.
Oddly, Shane Tracy lined out on the right flank as a winger. Barrett wanted to shake things up, and he did for a while.
However, midway through the first half, he reverted to the 3-5-2 he employed against Waterford last week.
The first half was a non-affair, much like most Limerick games this season – however the Blues should have led when the energetic Cian Coleman’s run was picked out expertly. He squared but O’Sullivan slid after the opportunity had past.
Limerick were second-best in this game, although Bohs struggled to create anything completely clear-cut. The safe hands of Brendan Clarke were on form to deny a few long-range efforts, but that was it.
It was certainly one for the purists, and maybe even they were tested on this occasion. Tommy Barrett won’t mind too much though, as Limerick finally stop the rot and pick up a point, albeit picking it up as the weaker side across most of the ninety minutes.
Bohemians: Shane Supple; Keith Buckley, Dan Byrne, Dan Casey (Karl Moore, 88), Darragh Leahy; JJ Lunney, Ian Morris; Danny Grant (Dinny Corcoran, 79), Dylan Watts, Keith Ward; Eoghan Stokes.
Limerick: Brendan Clarke; Shaun Kelly, Tony Whitehead, Killian Brouder (Darren Dennehy, 44), Billy Dennehy; Kilian Cantwell, Cian Coleman; William Fitzgerald (Danny Morrissey, 75), Shane Duggan, Shane Tracy (Barry Maguire, 67); Mark O’Sullivan.
Referee: John McLoughlin