Saturday 17 March 2018

Treaty cruise to third win on the trot

Limerick 0-14 Waterford 0-8

'Billy Lee's men rattled off seven on the spin in the second half' Photo: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile
'Billy Lee's men rattled off seven on the spin in the second half' Photo: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile Sportsdesk

Limerick made it three NFL wins in a row as they eased away from Waterford at Fraher Field last night. Billy Lee's men rattled off seven points on the spin in the second half with Danny Neville to the fore at full-forward.

Déise number nine Michael Curry slotted 0-3 from play as Waterford recovered from a slow start to level the contest by half-time, 0-5 to 0-5.

Darragh Tracey hit the post before James Naughton landed Limerick's opener after nine minutes. Curry equalised immediately.

Brian Fanning and Danny Neville singles left it 0-3 to 0-1 in favour of the visitors before Donie Breathnach replied from a free.

Limerick posted seven first-half wides but Cian Sheehan and Ger Collins (free) kept their noses in front approaching the break. Curry kicked a late double to tie the scores.

Aidan Trihy edged Waterford into the lead for the first time five minutes into the second period. But after Limerick goalkeeper Brian Scanlon levelled it again with a long-range free, the Treaty kicked on to claim a comfortable win.

Scorers - Limerick: D Neville 0-3, B Scanlon (f), S O'Dea, I Corbett, B Fanning, J Naughton, C Sheehan, G Collins (f), S O'Carroll, P Scanlon, S McSweeney, J Lee 0-1 each. Waterford: M Curry 0-3, D Breathnach 0-2 (2fs), S Prendergast, A Trihy, P Whyte (f) 0-1 each.
Limerick: B Scanlon; G Noonan, J McCarthy, S O'Dea; B Fanning, C Fahy, P White; D Tracey, D Ward; P Nash, C Sheehan, J Naughton; G Collins, D Neville, I Corbett. Subs: B Donovan for Nash (44, BC), S O'Carroll for Sheehan (44), S McSweeney for Ward (59), P Scanlon for Collins (62), P Quinn for White (65), J Lee for Neville (66).
Waterford: S Enright; J McGrath, T O'Gorman, S Dalton; A Trihy, S Prendergast, K Murphy; T Prendergast, M Curry; M O'Halloran, J Veale, C Murray; P Whyte, D Breathnach, F Ó Cuirrín. Subs: G Crotty for Veale (48), D Guiry for Dalton (65).
Referee: J Bermingham (Cork).

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