Ryan on song as Limerick punish 14-man Exiles
Limerick 1-13 London 1-7
Limerick led all the way but their cause was greatly helped when London were reduced to 14 players after four minutes when Lorcan Mulvey saw red for an off-the-ball incident.
The Exiles fought hard and it was level at the interval -- 0-7 to 1-4 -- but Ian Ryan hit top form after the break as the hosts pulled away.
Man of the Match -- Ian Ryan (Limerick)
Scorers -- Limerick: I Ryan 1-6 (0-2f), E O'Connor 0-3, G Collins 0-2, J O'Meara, G O'Connell 0-1 each. London: P McGoldrick 1-4 (1-0pen, 4f), E O'Neill 0-2, S McVeigh 0-1.
Limerick -- B Scanlon; D Quaide, J McCarthy, L O'Dwyer; J Riordan, B Fitzpatrick, P Ranahan; S Buckley, S Lucey; D Treacy, E O'Connor, J Cooke; G Collins, J O'Meara, I Ryan. Subs: S Lavin for Quaide (h-t), I Corbett for Treacy (h-t), M O'Keeffe for O'Dwyer (37), G O'Connell 0-1 for Cooke (58), S Nix for Lucey (63).
London -- D Traynor; S Hannon, S Bradshaw, D McGreevey; A Gaughan, S Mulligan, J Scanlon; S McVeigh, M Gottsche; C McCallion, L Mulvey, M Mullins; P McGoldrick, S Kelly, E O'Neill. Subs: P McDermott for Kelly (48), S Doolin for Scanlon (52), F Niblock for O'Neill (58), F McVey for Mullins (60), B Kerr for Gaughan (65).
Ref -- K O'Brien (Tipperary).