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O'Leary on cue against Leesiders

LIMERICK FC claimed the Munster derby bragging rights after beating Cork City 3-2 at Turner's Cross.

It was an afternoon to remember for Corkman Dave O'Leary against his hometown club as he scored the winning goal and provided two assists in a thrilling clash.

Cork City, who played 49 minutes with only 10 men, took the lead 13 minutes in when Gearóid Morrissey sought out Behan who raced clear and tucked the ball neatly past Barry Ryan.

But Brown redeemed himself on 27 when he rose highest to head a lovely weighted O'Leary free-kick into the net. And incredibly, the Shannonsiders were ahead two minutes later from a carbon copy move as O'Leary's delivery was nodded home by Axel Bossekota.

Cork defender Darren Dennehy was then sent off by referee Paul McLaughlin on 41 minutes but the home side drew level onn 56 minutes through Shane Duggan. But O'Leary was to have the last say, as he slotted home into an empty net after Mark McNulty failed to claim the initial ball into the box.

Tolka win lifts Bray off bottom

BRAY Wanderers lifted themselves off the bottom of the Premier Division table with a valuable 2-1 win over fellow strugglers Shelbourne at Tolka Park last night.

Kieran Marty Waters opened the scoring for Bray in the 18th minute, but Shels drew level on 54 minutes through Mark Leech.

However, John Mulroy grabbed the all-important winner in the 75th minute to give Pat Devlin's side only their second league win of the season, with Shels dropping to second from bottom.