The Limerick District League side had the perfect opening to their Inter County Youth campaign with a 3-2 win over their Galway counterparts at Jackman Park on Friday evening.
It was a fine performance by a Limerick side managed by Martin Sugrue with assistance from Jason O’Connor in a game they could have wrapped up much earlier.
Leading 2-0 Limerick allowed the visitors back into the tie forcing a nervous finish but they thoroughly deserved their win.
Limerick captain Ewan O’Brien led by example with a superb performance in which he dominated the middle of the park along with Kyle Duhig .
The remainder of the side all played their part with Tommy Canty providing a thorn in the side of the Galway team in the crucial opening half.
It was Canty who broke the deadlock after ten minutes cutting in from the left, leaving his marker for dead before shooting home from an acute angle.
Limerick doubled their lead just after the half hour when Jorge Gustavo showed his strength to beat keeper and defender to bravely knock the ball into the net.
Limerick were well in control but conceded when the visitors forced a corner and Calvin Tone blasted home from 6 yards.
To their credit Limerick did not panic and got their reward 15 minutes from time with a superb goal. O’Brien won the ball in the middle of the park, broke down the left and supplied an inch perfect cross to the far side of the box where Jamie Greaves met the ball perfectly to volley home.
The visitors did get a late consolation with virtually the last kick of the game but it was Limerick’s night and their next hurdle is a trip to Carlow.
Limerick DL; Kevin Walsh (Regional), Frankie Hehir(Kilfrush), Blake Curran (Fairview), Craig Carew (Caledonians), Darren Collins (Newport), Kyle Duhig (Fairview), Jamie Greaves (Regional), Ewan O’Brien (Regional) Tyrique Leamy (Kilfrush), Jorge Gustavo (Charleville), Tommy Canty (Aisling Annacotty), subs, Jack Noble (Newport), David Parajnak(Charleville), Shay McCarthy(Fairview), Anthony McNamara (Caledonians)
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