Limerick face Tipperary in NFL round two


Screen shot 2015-02-06 at 10.22.55THE LIMERICK footballers enter round two of the National football league this weekend high in confidence from their 0-14 to 1-9 win over Sligo last weekend.
John Brudair’s men sealed the win with an impressive display of point taking. However, ahead of this Sunday’s clash with Tipperary at Templetouhy, (throw in 2pm), the manager is looking for his players to be more clinical.
“We created upwards of 20 scoring chances the last day against Sligo. We would be looking for a higher conversion rate on those this weekend. Tipperary are a strong side with a huge amount of cohesion. They will take their scores when they get the chance, so we need to too”
Limerick, the bookies favourites to struggle in Division 3 this season, defied the odds to win their first game against a side who defeated Limerick in the championship last season.
When one considers that Limerick were without John Galvin (retired), Ger Collins, (undecided), Ian Ryan (injured) and Pa Ranahan (undecided) the nature of the result is even more satisfactory.
Brudair believes that his new crop of talent are growing into the senior set up and confidence this week has been high after their win.
“We trained well this week. When things you have been practising in training come off in a game, you get a great feeling from that. We missed a few frees alright and we can tighten up on that, but with eight of our lads now playing Sigerson, we are getting more and more players used to a higher level. Hopefully, that experience can help us this weekend and in 2015 in general”
Limerick side that faced Sligo:
Brian Scanlon; Colm Moran, Johnny McCarthy, Robert Browne; Iain Corbett, Pádraig Browne, Seán O’Dea; Tom Lee, Gearóid Hegarty; Cillian Fahy, Darragh Treacy, Seanie Buckley; Mikey Lyons, Cian Sheehan, Danny Neville. Subs: Stephen Cahill for Darragh Treacy (black card, 40 mins), Peter Nash for Colm Moran (50 mins), Killian Phair for Mikey Lyons (58 mins), Jason Mullins for Iain Corbett (71 mins).
Scorers versus Sligo:
Mikey Lyons 0-6 (4 frees), Seanie Buckley 0-3 (1 free), Tom Lee, Stephen Cahill, Robert Browne, Killian Phair, Peter Nash 0-1 each;