Wednesday 22 November 2017

Kelly ends trying week with a victory

Bray Wanderers 0 Limerick FC 1

Happy to be back: Shaun Kelly. Picture credit: Diarmuid Greene / Sportsfile
Happy to be back: Shaun Kelly. Picture credit: Diarmuid Greene / Sportsfile Sportsdesk

Shaun Kelly was just happy to be back playing football after a week of tragedy and horrific injury to close personal friends.

The Derry native played alongside Ryan McBride, who passed away suddenly last week, during the 2014 season with the Candystripes.

And Kelly is close pals with Ireland captain Seamus Coleman, who underwent surgery on Saturday morning after fracturing his right tibia and fibula during Friday's World Cup qualifier against Wales at the Aviva Stadium.

"I grew up with Seamus in Killybegs. I just wish him a speedy recovery. Knowing the man he is, I'm sure he will come back better than ever," said the 28-year-old defender.

Limerick ended Bray's ten-month unbeaten record at the Carlisle Grounds thanks to Paul O'Conor's fourth-minute 25-yard piledriver.

Saturday's match proved unlucky 13 for the Seagulls who had not lost in 12 games on their own turf since May 2016.

Bray Wdrs - Cherrie; Douglas, Kenna, Clancy, Earley (Kehoe 76); Salmon, Sullivan; Greene, McCabe (Brennan 68), Connolly; Flood (Aherne 68).

Limerick FC - Clarke; Kelly, Williams (David O'Connor 67), Whitehead, Robson; Duggan, O'Conor; Turner, Lynch (Hery 85), Ogbene (Kenny 61); Tosi.

Ref - R Matthews (Longford)

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