Thursday 8 December 2016

Cork earn comfortable victory in Munster Derby

Published 16/05/2015 | 21:23

John Mountney, Dundalk, celebrates after scoring his side's first goal with team-mate Sean Gannon, right. Photo: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE
John Mountney, Dundalk, celebrates after scoring his side's first goal with team-mate Sean Gannon, right. Photo: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE

Cork City kept up their pursuit of Dundalk with a comfortable 1-0 victory in their Munster Derby with bottom side Limerick FC in Jackman Park.

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In a largely uneventful first half, Cork took the lead on 22nd minute when Karl Sheppard continued his recent purple patch when he head home a Billy Dennehy cross with ease at the back post.

In a game that Cork never looked like losing, Mark O’Sullivan came closest to adding a second for the visitors when he pounced on an error by Limerick keeper O’Donnell but failed to keep his effort below the crossbar.

Teams:

Limerick FC

Conor O’Donnell, Jason Hughes (Tony Whitehead ’43), Paudie O’Connor, Robbie Williams, Shane Tracey, Ian Turner, Shane Duggan (C) , Paul O’Conor, Darragh Rainsford (Ross Mann’73) , Vinny Faherty (Sean Russell ’61), Dean Clarke.

Cork City

Mark McNulty, John Kavanagh (Michael McSweeney ’66), Darren Dennehy, Dan Murray, Colin Healy (C), Gavin Holohan, Kevin O’Connor, Karl Sheppard (Liam Kearney ’88), Billy Dennehy, Liam Miller (Gary Buckley ’77), Mark O’Sullivan

Referee:  Neil Doyle, 

Bookings

Limerick: None

Cork: Gavin Holohan ’45, Michael McSweeney ‘90

Attendance: 605

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