Dublin no match for Limerick in NHL action

Limerick's Darragh O'Donovan in action against Seán Gallagher of Dublin. Photo: Brendan Moran.

IT was with little fuss that Limerick disposed of Dublin in the weekend National Hurling League outing between the pair at Croke Park.

Aside from a barren 10 minute scoring period, Limerick were in flying form and easily had more than the measure of the home outfit, eventually romping to an 18-point victory, 3-30 to 0-18.

Donnacha Ó Dálaigh fired home (after mere seconds) the fastest goal thus far in the pennant competition and another three-pointer arrived from the lively Monaleen performer, as did one also for Tom Morrissey.

Adam English impressed overall, with a points haul of eight. Returning Kyle Hayes also lofted over a couple of neat scores.

Limerick led 2-13 to 0-11 at the interval, and were already assured of the points on offer at headquarters.

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It was Limerick’s third win on the trot and odds of another National League title for John Kiely’s charges have shortened once more.

Sterner tests, however, await against Tipperary and Galway, both fixed for the repaired Gaelic Grounds in March.

There is no competitive fixture for Limerick next weekend, but rest assured Kiely will have planned one of his famed in-house and behind closed-doors practice matches.

Elsewhere, Limerick recorded clear-cut wins over Kerry and Down in their respective Senior and Junior League outings at the weekend.