Murphy leads fightback
Carlow 1-10 Limerick 0-10
Carlow came good in the second-half of this tie at Netwatch Cullen Park on Saturday night to claim two league points and leave visitors Limerick pointless after three straight losses.
Home midfielder Brendan Murphy scored four points from play in a man-of-the-match performance as Turlough O'Brien's side fought back from half-time arrears of 0-7 to 0-5 to take control and outscore the Treaty County by 1-5 to 0-3 after the change of ends.
The game's only goal proved pivotal after an undistinguished opening half. It arrived in the 38th minute when Carlow full-forward Ciaran Moran was adjudged to have been fouled in the large square and John Murphy crashed the resultant penalty to the Limerick net.
Scorers - Carlow: B Murphy 0-4, J Murphy 1-1 (1-0 pen); D Foley 0-2 (1f); S Murphy, E Ruth, S Gannon 0-1 each. Limerick: G Collins 0-3 (2f); D Neville, J Lee (2fs), S O'Carroll (0-1 '45) 0-2 each, I Corbett 0-1.
Carlow: C Kearney; C Crowley, C Lawlor, K Nolan; D Moran, D St Ledger, S Redmond; B Murphy, S Murphy; A Kelly, D Foley, E Ruth; S Clarke, C Moran, J Murphy. Subs: S Gannon 7 (0-1) for St Ledger (inj, 31), M Rennick for D Moran (54), J Kenny for Clarke (62), S O'Neill for C Moran (70 + 2).
Limerick: D O'Sullivan; G Noonan, J McCarthy, S O'Dea; P White, C Fahy, B Fanning; D Trace, I Corbett; B Donovan, C Sheehan, S O'Carroll; G Collins, D Neville, J Lee. Subs: P Nash for Neville (50), J Naughton for Neville (50), P Quinn for Corbett (57), S McSweeney for Corbett (57), P Scanlon for Donovan (64), D Ward for Sheehan (70 +2).
Ref - B Cawley (Kildare).