NFL Division 4 – London v Limerick

Limerick defeated London by 0-17 to 1-4 in Round 1 of the National Football League on Sunday at Ruislip.

Limericks trip to Ruislip over the weekend proved a fruitful one when they defeated London 0-17 to 1-04 in the opening round of the NFL Division 4. While the result was favourable the team performance was below par with some wayward shooting and vital possession being lost on several occasions

Ian Ryan got Limerick off to a good start with a point in the opening minute. However, the Limerick defence were caught napping and conceded an easy goal shortly after. At half time Limerick were in front 0-10 to 1-2 and never really looked in danger from here on, with 10 points between the sides at the final whistle. Limerick had impressive performances from Stephen Lavin and Johnny McCarthy in defence, up front James Ryan showed no signs of rustiness after this lay off and Ian Ryan proved a handful for the London defence.

Limerick Team: Conor Ranahan, Shane Gallagher, Conor Mullane, Andrew Lane, Stephen Lavin, Johnny McCarthy (0-1), Pa Ranahan, Jim ODonovan (0-1), John Galvin, John Mullane (0-1), James Ryan (0-3), Padraig Browne(0-1), Ger Collins (0-1), Ian Ryan (0-7), Cormac Joyce-Power (0-1). Subs used: Mark ORiordan for P Ranahan, Stephen Kelly (0-1) for G Collins , Eoin Joy for J Galvin, Wayne Enright for Cormac Joyce-Power, Barry Fitzpatrick for S Lavin.