Match Info

Date: 23/03/2018
Kick-Off: 7:45pm
Competition: League
Venue: Richmond Park

Officials

Referee: Sean Grant
Assistants: Wayne McDonnell and Brian Fenlon
Fourth Official: Alan Carey

St Patrick's Athletic vs Limerick

Ian Bermingham led by example to get St Patrick's Athletic back on track with the only goal of the game at Richmond Park as the Inchicore side had just a little too much for Limerick in this SSE Airtricity League Premier Division clash.

Captain Bermingham's winner gave Liam Buckley's side a second victory in five games to see them leapfrog both Limerick and Derry City up into the top half of the table.

With three changes from their defeat at Shamrock Rovers last week, and first starts of the season for midfielder James Doona and striker Jake Keegan, St Pat's struggled to settle in a scrappy opening.

It was Limerick, with Cian Coleman breaking up play well in the middle of the park, who showed early promise on the counterattack.

Saints goalkeeper Barry Murphy was the first to see action, dealing ably with a free-kick from former team-mate Billy Dennehy 15 minutes in as the game laboured to find a spark.

And though St Pat's enjoyed plenty of the ball, it scarcely got better has the half wore on.

Ex-Limerick winger Dean Clarke couldn't get a solid touch with his head to Conan Byrne's cross just past the half hour mark.

Byrne then curled a shot over the top a minute later after Ryan Brennan worked an opening.

Limerick keeper Brendan Clarke made the only real save of a dour first half two minutes before the break; diving to his right to push away a drive from distance by Doona to deny his former club the lead.

St Pat's upped the tempo on the resumption with the industrious Brennan heading over from Bermingham's cross.

Bermingham then gave his side a deserved lead on 56 minutes for what proved the winner.

Billy Dennehy saw yellow for a foul on Simon Madden. Bermingham met Byrne's free kick with a bullet header to the net for his second goal of the season.

With their tails up, Pat's were inches from doubling their lead eight minutes later as the impressive Brennan's stinging drive arrowed just over the top of Clarke's crossbar.

Doona was then guilty of a dreadful miss on 74 minutes. Brennan flicked on Keegan's low cross from the right to find Doona at the back. But he somehow managed to balloon the ball high over the top with the goal at his mercy.

© rte.ie


BUY MATCH TICKETS


Date Competition Home Team Away Team
April, 16th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Waterford0REPORT
April, 9th 2018LeagueCupSt Patrick's Athletic4Dundalk4REPORT
April, 6th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic5Bray Wanderers0REPORT
March, 23rd 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Limerick0REPORT
March, 12th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Dundalk0REPORT
February, 16th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Cork City3REPORT
February, 9th 2018FriendlySt Patrick's Athletic12SureSports0REPORT
October, 20th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic4Cork City2REPORT
October, 7th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Limerick2REPORT
September, 25th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Shamrock Rovers0REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
April, 21st 2018LeagueSligo Rovers0St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
April, 21st 2018Under15St Patrick's Athletic1Finn Harps1REPORT
April, 16th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Waterford0REPORT
April, 14th 2018Under15St Patrick's Athletic3Dundalk1REPORT
April, 13th 2018LeagueCork City1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
April, 9th 2018LeagueCupSt Patrick's Athletic4Dundalk4REPORT
April, 7th 2018Under15Shelbourne0St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
April, 6th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic5Bray Wanderers0REPORT
March, 30th 2018LeagueDerry City2St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
March, 25th 2018Under15St Patrick's Athletic5Derry City0REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
March, 23rd 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Limerick0REPORT
October, 7th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Limerick2REPORT
June, 24th 2017LeagueLimerick2St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
April, 7th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Limerick2REPORT
September, 17th 2016LeagueCupLimerick1St Patrick's Athletic4REPORT
August, 19th 2016FaiCupSt Patrick's Athletic2Limerick0REPORT
September, 5th 2015LeagueLimerick3St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
June, 12th 2015LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3Limerick1REPORT
March, 28th 2015LeagueLimerick1St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
August, 18th 2014LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Limerick1REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
April, 21st 2018LeagueSligo Rovers0St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
April, 16th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Waterford0REPORT
April, 13th 2018LeagueCork City1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
April, 6th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic5Bray Wanderers0REPORT
March, 30th 2018LeagueDerry City2St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
March, 23rd 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Limerick0REPORT
March, 16th 2018LeagueShamrock Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
March, 12th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Dundalk0REPORT
March, 9th 2018LeagueBohemians0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
February, 26th 2018LeagueWaterford2St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT