Super Blues finish in Derry


gaffneyLIMERICK FC will conclude their first season back in the Airtricity League Premier Division with a trip to Derry City on Friday October 25 (kick-off 7:45pm).

The Super Blues played Shelbourne in their final home game of 2013 at Thomond Park last Wednesday, Rory Gaffney’s first half goal securing a 1-0 win.

The victory leaves Limerick still with a chance of finishing ahead of Cork City in sixth place, which has been a target for manager Stuart Taylor in recent weeks. He praised his team’s showing on the night and was especially pleased with the performances of several teenage players.

“I thought the players went and expressed themselves really, really well and they passed the ball and played at a good tempo where Shelbourne found it very, very difficult to get the ball back.

“We had spoken about giving the supporters a good send-off for the season and thanking them and doing it in style, and I felt we did that. Although we only got one goal, I felt we still did it in style and we kept a good clean sheet at the back.

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“It was great experience for the younger lads and it was a proud display from everybody. It’s what we’re looking for our club to be all about, progressing and promoting our young players and having a stage for them to go and play on.”

After last week’s match, the club held a brief function in the Thomond Suite. Barry Ryan was named as their Player of the Year, with Stephen Folan collecting the Young Player of the Year award.