John Ryan “The Scoreboard Doesn’t Lie” After Drop Down to Junior

Limerick manager John Ryan. Photo by Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

A poor championship campiagn for the Limerick ladies footballers came to an abysmal conclusion yesterday as they were relegated back to Junior after just a maiden season in the Intermediate Ranks.

After three losses from three in the group stages, Limerick faced Laois yesterday in a relegation play-off where the Leinster side proved far too strong winning out 3-21 to 3-5.

For Ryan, the loss came after they failed to build on a positive opening period.

“The scoreboard doesn’t lie.”

“We got a great start and it looked as though we would take the game to Laois. But just before half-time we got a sin-bin and we just fell apart after that.”

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After comprehensively winning the Junior Championship last September and earning promotion to Inetrmediate, Limerick will once again be in the bottom tier of the championship for 2020.

Ryan insists everyone must come together to ensure Limerick can return to the second tier and push on for the future.

“It’s not a nice place to be, comparing the highs of 2018 to the lows of 2019, but that’s sport and that’s why people play.

“Everyone should sit back over the next couple of months and look at the whole structure, the whole club scene, everything and see where we go from there.”

“But look we’re back down Junior again and its just to restart again.”


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