Tuesday 17 October 2017

Debut woe for Horan


MAURICE HORAN'S first game in charge of Limerick's senior footballers ended in a four-point defeat at Semple Stadium.

Tipperary produced a much-improved second-half performance to collect a crucial victory against a Limerick side reduced to 14 men in the final minute when dual star Mark O'Riordan was dismissed for a second bookable offence.

Despite playing against the breeze blowing into the Town End for the first half, Tipp still managed to carve out the better chances. But incredibly, 14 shots on goal led to just an 11th-minute point from George Hannigan, as the Premier County registered nine wides before the break.

But in the second half, Tipperary outscored Limerick by 0-9 to 0-3 and finished the game with seven different players on the scoresheet.

Scorers -- Tipperary: P Acheson, B Grogan (2f), C Sweeney (1f) 0-2 each, B Jones, G Hannigan, P Austin, S Grogan 0-1 each. Limerick: G Collins 0-5 (2f), J Galvin 0-1.

TIPPERARY -- P Fitzgerald; C McDonald, P Codd, A Morrissey; C Aylward, L Egan, C Dillon; B Jones, G Hannigan; B Fox, P Austin, P Acheson; S Hahessy, S Grogan, B Grogan. Subs: D Dwyer for Dillon (6), C Sweeney for Hahessy (28), B Mulvihill for Austin (65), N Curran for Fox (71).

LIMERICK -- B Scanlon; M O'Riordan, J McCarthy, S Gallagher; J Riordan, S Lucey, P Ranahan; J Donovan, J Galvin; S Kelly, P Corrigan, S Buckley; I Ryan, S O'Carroll, G Collins. Subs: E O'Connor for Buckley (56), J Cooke for Donovan (60), J Mullane for Ryan (61).

Ref -- S Doyle (Wexford).

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