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
July, 9th 2018LeinsterSnrCupSt Patrick's Athletic5Wexford0REPORT
July, 6th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Dundalk3REPORT
June, 15th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Sligo Rovers3REPORT
May, 25th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Cork City3REPORT
May, 18th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic5Derry City2REPORT
May, 15th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Sligo Rovers0REPORT
May, 4th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Shamrock Rovers0REPORT
April, 27th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Bohemians2REPORT
April, 16th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Waterford0REPORT
April, 9th 2018LeagueCupSt Patrick's Athletic4Dundalk4REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
July, 9th 2018LeinsterSnrCupSt Patrick's Athletic5Wexford0REPORT
July, 6th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Dundalk3REPORT
June, 29th 2018LeagueBohemians1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
June, 15th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Sligo Rovers3REPORT
June, 8th 2018LeagueWaterford2St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
June, 1st 2018LeagueBray Wanderers3St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
May, 25th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Cork City3REPORT
May, 22nd 2018LeagueShamrock Rovers3St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
May, 18th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic5Derry City2REPORT
May, 15th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Sligo Rovers0REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
May, 11th 2018LeagueLimerick0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
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
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
July, 6th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Dundalk3REPORT
June, 29th 2018LeagueBohemians1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
June, 15th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Sligo Rovers3REPORT
June, 8th 2018LeagueWaterford2St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
June, 1st 2018LeagueBray Wanderers3St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
May, 25th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Cork City3REPORT
May, 22nd 2018LeagueShamrock Rovers3St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
May, 18th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic5Derry City2REPORT
May, 15th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Sligo Rovers0REPORT
May, 11th 2018LeagueLimerick0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT