Match Info

Date: 19/10/2018
Kick-Off: 7:45pm
Competition: League
Venue: Markets Field

Officials

Referee: John McLoughlin
Assistants: Emmet Dynan and Rafal Pieper
Fourth Official: Anthony Buttimer

Limerick vs St Patrick's Athletic

St Patrick's Athletic hit Tommy Barrett's Limerick for four on Friday night, but in truth it could have been ten in their Premier Division encounter at the Markets Field.

Kevin Toner and Jake Keegan grabbed first half goals before an own goal and a clever Simon Madden strike added further gloss.

Limerick have their minds fully fixed on their promotion/relegation playoff, but because of a lengthy injury list, Tommy Barrett was forced into playing a strong XI, with four of their five outfield substitutes under the age of 21.

A change of goalkeeper was the most notable of the four switches the Blues boss had to make, as Jack Brady replaced Tommy Holland. Kilian Cantwell, Killian Brouder and Cian Coleman also made way for a debuting Tomás O'Connor, – a brother of Leeds United's Paudie – Colman Kennedy and Karl O'Sullivan.

As much uncertainty as there seems to be around Limerick, Pat's are now in an unfamiliar position themselves following the departure of long-term boss Liam Buckley. Interim boss Ger O'Brien made three switches himself from the Saints' disappointing 1-0 loss to Shamrock Rovers at Richmond Park – Mick Leahy, Jamie Lennon and Ryan Brennan came out of the lineup, with Joe Manley, Conan Byrne and James Doona coming into the XI.

The home side had kept just a single clean sheet at home in the league all season and ten minutes into this one, they would fall behind.

Having struggled to defend set pieces all year, the visiting Saints became the latest team to benefit. Lee Desmond rose highest to meet Conan Byrne's deliciously-lofted cross, but the bar would deny him.

Limerick's hesitancy to clear their lines would ensure Kevin Toner wouldn't be, though. He fired low into the net, clearly frustrating Blues ‘keeper Jack Brady.

You don't often associate Ian Bermingham with the right flank. The left-footer has forged a career almost exclusively occupying the opposite wing, but he gambled following a set piece.

Staying in the Limerick, Bermingham received a beautiful cross-field ball before teeing up Jake Keegan in the middle of the goal to tap home.

The result was put to bed and the tiny crowd in attendance would have been put to sleep if entertainment levels were exclusively dependent on their ATHLETICside.

Liam Buckley may have left the Saints a couple of weeks ago, but his brand of football is still very much in the DNA of this team – a minor consolation for the sparsely-occupied home stand.

Two second half goals further enhanced the scoreline within the opening few minutes of the second half. First, Colman Kennedy's pass was miscontrolled on the line and allowed trickle over it by Jack Kennedy, before Simon Madden added a fourth.

Limerick travel to Ballybofey in ten days to decide what division they'll be in next season, and in current form, will be underdogs.

© rte.ie


Date Competition Home Team Away Team
October, 19th 2018LeagueLimerick0St Patrick's Athletic4REPORT
May, 11th 2018LeagueLimerick0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
June, 24th 2017LeagueLimerick2St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
September, 17th 2016LeagueCupLimerick1St Patrick's Athletic4REPORT
September, 5th 2015LeagueLimerick3St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
October, 26th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic5Derry City0REPORT
October, 19th 2018LeagueLimerick0St Patrick's Athletic4REPORT
October, 12th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Shamrock Rovers1REPORT
October, 5th 2018LeagueDundalk1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
September, 28th 2018LeinsterSnrCupShelbourne1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
September, 22nd 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Bohemians3REPORT
September, 15th 2018LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
September, 3rd 2018LeinsterSnrCupSt Patrick's Athletic1Dundalk0REPORT
August, 31st 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3Waterford0REPORT
August, 24th 2018FaiCupDerry City1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
October, 19th 2018LeagueLimerick0St Patrick's Athletic4REPORT
July, 20th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Limerick1REPORT
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
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
October, 26th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic5Derry City0REPORT
October, 19th 2018LeagueLimerick0St Patrick's Athletic4REPORT
October, 12th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Shamrock Rovers1REPORT
October, 5th 2018LeagueDundalk1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
September, 22nd 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Bohemians3REPORT
September, 15th 2018LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
August, 31st 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3Waterford0REPORT
August, 19th 2018LeagueCork City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
August, 3rd 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3Bray Wanderers0REPORT
July, 27th 2018LeagueDerry City2St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT