Limerick's 600km day-trip for Ladies Football League game in Fermanagh

Jerome O'Connell

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LIMERICK bid to return to winning way in the Lidl Ladies Football League when they face into a 600km round trip to Fermanagh.

Saturday’s round three Division Four tie in Ederney at 2.30 is a battle of the last two All-Ireland junior championship winners.

Limerick travel north on Saturday looking for a positive response to their loss to Carlow two weeks ago.

John Ryan’s side hope to welcome back dual player Rebecca Delee but there is no let-up in the injury list with key players Rosin Ambrose and Niamh Ryan among those still on the treatment table.

Limerick started the league with an open-ended 32-strong panel but true to their word management continue to reassess and have added a trio of Athea players since their last outing – Rebekah Daly, Lisa O’Connell and Carla Sheehy.

“We regrouped after the Carlow game and we looked back to last year when we had to regroup after losing to Derry. The only way we can answer is Saturday in Fermanagh. They have won two out of two so they are going quite well, said Ryan of the Limerick opponents. While Limerick have beaten Louth and lost to Carlow, Fermamagh defeated both Antrim and Derry.

“I would think we were maybe a bit complacent going into the Carlow game after beating Louth and we paid the price for it,” said Ryan.

 “We just made too many mistakes. I looked back at the DVD and the unforced errors were our problem,” said Ryan of the defeat to Carlow.

After Saturday’s trip to Fermanagh, Limerick are back on their travels the following weekend in Antrim. Limerick’s next home game is against Kilkenny on St Patricks weekend.