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Allianz NFL Division 4 – Limerick 0-11 Carlow 0-7
In Kilmallock this afternoon Limerick recorded their second win in the NFL Division 4 at the hands of Carlow, 0-11 to 0-07.
With points from John Mullane, Ger Collins, Ian Ryan 0-2, Ray Hayes & Cormac Joyce Power and several missed opportunities in front of the goals in the opening half Limerick went in at the interval 0-6 to 0-3. Debutant Brendan Moran had a fantastic penalty save in the second quarter. In the second half Limerick took their foot of the pedal for a time and went almost sixteen minutes without registering a score. Despite Carlow kicking the last three scores, Limerick held on for the victory. Over all it wasnt one of Limericks best performances, but nevertheless they picked up the vital two points.
Scorers: I Ryan 0-6, C Joyce-Power 0-2, J Mullane, R Hayes, G Collins 0-1 each.
Team: Brendan Moran, Andrew Lane, Conor Mullane, Mark ORiordan, Stephen Lavin, Shane Gallagher, Pa Ranahan, James ODonovan, Eoin Joy, John Mullane, James Ryan, Padraig Browne, Ger Collins, Cormac Joyce-Power, Ian Ryan. Subs used: Raymond Hayes for E Joy (injured), Stephen Kelly, for P Browne, Barry Fitzpatrick for A Lane, Patrick Mullins for J Mullane, John Cooke for J Ryan
Limerick now travel to Pearse Park in Longford next Saturday 20th February (2.30pm) to take on the home side.
Mickey Ned OSullivan has made three changes from last weekends starting team v. London for next Saturday’s clash with Carlow. Mungrets Brendan Moran (1)makes his NFL debut between the posts, instead of Conor Ranahan. Mark ORiordan (4) comes in at corner back for Andrew Lane and Eoin Joy (9) who is also an u21 panelist comes in for John Galvin.
Limerick by virtue of their scoring difference presently sit on the top of the league table and will be hoping to maintain that status with a win over Carlow. Carlow defeated Longford in their opening round and are positioned in second place. Results from the opening rounds last weekend clearly indicate that Division 4 will be closely contested come the final round.
Limerick Team: Brendan Moran, Shane Gallagher, Conor Mullane, Mark ORiordan, Stephen Lavin, Johnny McCarthy, Pa Ranahan, James ODonovan, Eoin Joy, John Mullane, James Ryan, Padraig Browne, Ger Collins, Cormac Joyce-Power, Ian Ryan.