LIMERICK ENGAGED ON THE DOUBLE IN ALLIANZ LEAGUE ON SUNDAY.
On this Sunday 25th. February , both Limerick Senior Hurlers and Football have engagements in the Allianz League.
The Hurlers make the long journey to Pairc Mhuire in Cushendall to play Antrim, in Round 4 of Division 1b Allianz Hurling League, with full points after wins in the opening three games, while the Glensmen lost out in their three games played to date. Three years ago, on Sunday 22nd. February 2015, the sides met in Ballycastle where Limerick were winners by 0.23 to 1.12 after leading at the interval by the narrowest of margins 0.10 to 0.09. The Limerick team that lined out on that occasion was : Nicky Quaid, Stephen Walsh, Richard McCarthy, Seamus Hickey, Tom Condon, Wayne McNamara, Dam Morrissey, James Ryan, Paul Browne, David Reidy, Donal O’Grady Cian Lynch, Tom Morrissey, Shane Dowling, Adrian Breen, Subs : Declan Hannon for T. Morrissey, Conor Allis for T. Condon, Johyn Fitzgibbon for D. O’Grady, Seanie O’Brien for P. Browne.
Meanwhile, the Footballers in search of their first win in the current Allianz League make the journey to Sean Mac Diarmada Park in Carrick on Shannon to play bottom of the table, Leitrim, who are pointless after three games with Limerick just ahead on the league table with one point from a draw with London in Ruislip two weeks ago
The sides met last year in Newcastewest and Limerick recorded a well earned win by 2.11 to 0.15 victory, while six years in the opening round, , Limerick hosted Leitrim in the Gaelic Grounds and recorded a 0.11 to 0.09 win, after the visitors were ahead at the interval 0.05 to 0.04 in a game where Limerick had to plan without the services of as many as six key players. The Limerick team on the day was : Brian Scanlon, Cian Coady, Johnny McCarthy, Mark O’Riordan, Stephen Lavin, Padraig Browne, (Capt), Pa Ranahan, Thomas Lee, Bobby O’Brien, James O’Meara, John O’Riordan, Iain Corbett, Seamus O’Carroll, Eoghan O’Connor, Derry O’Connor. Subs, Paul Kinnerk for T. Lee, Darragh Treacy for I Corbett.
Scorers for Limerick were Eoghan O’Connor (0.07), James O’Meara (0.02), Stephen Lavin and Paul Kinnerk (0.01) each.
Let’s hope the winning ways continue this weekend for both teams