Monday 18 December 2017

Irish on mark for Villa

(Thomond Park, 7.45)

(Thomond Park, 7.45)

Team news: Limerick had Dave O'Leary, Rory Gaffney and Jeffrey Judge back training this week but Robbie Williams is troubled by a groin strain and Dom Foley by a back problem. Barry Ryan and Axel Bossekota are suspended and manager Stuart Taylor also serves a touchline ban. Pat's are at full-strength.

Talking point: After their last two fixtures were lost due to bad weather, are St Pat's sharp enough to cope with a Limerick side that continues to impress despite a few run-ins with the match officials?

Form guide: Limerick DDWL St Pat's WL

Odds: Limerick 9/5 St Pat's 7/5 Draw 11/5

Referee: A Buttimer (Cork)

Verdict: Home win.

IRISH ON MARK FOR VILLA

GOALS from Irish internationals Graham Burke, Jack Grealish and captain Samir Carruthers gave Aston Villa a 3-1 extra-time win over sporting Lisbon in the semi-final of the NextGen Series in Lake Como. Villa will now play Chelsea in the final on Monday.

Irish Independent

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