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Riordan strike proves decisive


Published 06/02/2012 | 05:00

A Goal by Limerick wing-back John Riordan eight minutes from time proved decisive in a game of contrasting halves at Pairc Sean Mhic Diarmada, Carrick-on-Shannon yesterday.

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Both sides exchanged points early on. Leitrim's Adrian Croal opened the scoring after five minutes and when Limerick's Ian Ryan pointed in the 11th minute, the sides were tied at 0-3 each at the interval.

Limerick went ahead with two Eoghan O'Connor points without reply after the break and when Riordan finished a fine Treaty move to the net eight minutes from time to lead by six points, it was effectively game over.

Man of the Match: Ian Ryan (Limerick)

SCORERS -- Limerick: J Riordan 1-0, I Ryan 0-6 (2f), E O'Connor 0-3. Leitrim: R Lowe, J Glancy (3f) 0-3 each, C Clarke, A Croal, D Sweeney 0-1 each.

LIMERICK -- B Scanlon 7; D Quaide 6, J McCarthy 7, L O'Dwyer 6; J Riordan 7 B Fitzpatrick 6, P Ranahan 6; S Buckley 7, S Lucey 7; D Treacy 6, E

O'Connor 8, J Cooke 6; G Collins 6, J O'Meara 6, I Ryan 8. Subs: I Corbett 6 for J O, Meara, C Cody for L O'Dwyer 6, M Quilligan 6 for C Collins, E Barry for J Cooke.

LEITRIM -- C McCrann 6; A Wynne 6, C Egan 7, P Maguire 6; D Beck 6, W McKeon 6, C Clarke 7; P McGowan 6, D Lowe 6; P Brennan 6, R Lowe7, G Hickey 6; A Croal 6, J Glancy 6, R Cox 6. Subs: C Sheridan 6 for G Hickey, S Moran 6 for P Brennan, D Sweeney 6 for P McGowan.

REF -- S McLaughan (Donegal).

Irish Independent

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