Limerick FC manager Tommy Barrett with Cork City boss John Caulfield
LIMERICK FC, set for a crucial SSE Airtricity League Premier Division relegation play-off fixture at the end of the month, suffered a 3-0 defeat to Cork City in their third last regular season fixture at Turners Cross on Friday night.
Goals from the impressive Jimmy Keohane, Kieran Sadlier and Aaron Barry was enough to see FAI Cup finalists Cork secure their first Premier Division win since the start of August..
Limerick play their last home regular season Premier Division fixture on Friday night when St Patrick’s Athletic visit the Markets Field, 7.45pm.
Meanwhile, Limerick FC will play either Finn Harps or Drogheda United in the two-leg relegation play-off at the end of the month.
The sides played out a 1-1 draw in the play-off first leg at United Park on Friday night.
CORK CITY: Peter Cherrie; Conor McCarthy, Damien Delaney, Aaron Barry, Ronan Hurley; Conor McCormack, Jimmy Keohane (Pierce Phillips 67); Shane Daly Butz (Dale Holland 85), Barry McNamee, Kieran Sadlier; Ronan Coughlan (Cian Murphy 57).
LIMERICK FC: Tommy Holland; Shaun Kelly, Killian Cantwell, Killian Brouder (Colman Kennedy 73), Shane Tracy; Darren Murphy (Karl O’Sullivan 61); Shane Duggan, Cian Coleman, Barry Maguire, Shane Tracy; Danny Morrissey (Connor Ellis 72).