Gaelic Football

Saturday 2 August 2014

Wasteful Clare edge out Treaty

Clare 0-10 Limerick 0-9

Published 05/03/2012|05:00

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Clare were thankful poor shooting did not cost them after they ground out a victory over Limerick at Cusack Park.

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The Banner dominated but their 15 wides meant that a disappointing Limerick were in the hunt right up to the end.

The home side went in at half-time 0-5 to 0-3 in front following vital scores by Ger Quinlan and Michael O'Shea.

By the 11th minute of the second half, Limerick trailed by five after Clare centre-forward Shane McGrath landed a fine point off the side of his boot. But the visitors stormed back and reduced the deficit to 0-10 to 0-8 with four minutes left.

Limerick finished the game with 14 men after Barry Fitzpatrick was shown a second yellow late on. Sub Stephen Kelly kicked a fine point in injury-time but Clare held out.

Man of the Match: G Brennan (Clare)

Scorers -- Clare: D Tubridy 0-5f, S McGrath 0-2, Graham Kelly, G Quinlan, G Brennan 0-1 each. Limerick: I Ryan 0-5 (4f), G Collins 0-2, P Ranahan, S Kelly 0-1 each.

Clare -- Joe Hayes 7; B Hartnett 7, S McNeilis 7, L Healy 7; M McMahon 8, Gordon Kelly 7, John Hayes 7; G Brennan 8, G Quinlan 7; Graham Kelly 7, D Tubridy 8, R Donnelly 6; M O'Shea 7, S McGrath 8, A Clohessy 7 (capt). Subs: S Brennan 7 for Graham Kelly (45), T Ryan 6 for Donnelly (57).

Limerick -- B Scanlon 7; L O'Dwyer 7, J McCarthy 7, S Lavin 7; J Riordan 7, S Lucey 7, P Ranahan 7; S Buckley 7, B Fitzpatrick 7; J Cooke 6, E O'Connor 6,J O'Meara 6; G Collins 8 (capt), S O'Carroll 6, I Ryan 7. Subs: S Kelly 7 for O'Meara (h-t), E Barry 7 for Lucey (48), I Corbett 6 for Cooke (57), G O'Connell 6 for O'Carroll (62).

Ref -- B Tyrell (Tipperary).

Irish Independent

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