Limerick exit Munster SFC

Tommy Childs in action against Colm O'Callaghan, left, and Paul Walsh of Cork during the Munster Senior Football Championship match between Cork and Limerick at SuperValu Páirc Ui Chaoimh. Photo: Tom Beary.

PLUCKY Limerick exited the Munster Senior Football Championship at the hands of experienced Cork at Supervalu Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

The 3-13 to 0-11 full-time scoreline was a flattering one for the winners as Limerick led by a point at the interval (albeit having played with a stiff wind to their backs) and were in the hunt for much of the closing-half.

The visitors were also at a numerical disadvantage for a ten minute period either side of the break after a black card was issued.

Goals, however, ultimately proved Limerick’s undoing.

This encouraging performance by Limerick argues for a potentially good run in the second-tier Tailteann Cup, which commences next month.

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Earlier in the weekend, Limerick were beaten, 1-7 to 0-6, by Carlow in the Ladies National Football League Final at St. Brendan’s Park in Birr.

The game was in the melting pot up until a late goal from Maeve O’Neill.

Limerick and Carlow are both promoted to Division Three for next season.

Limerick (SF): Josh Ryan; Darren O’Doherty, Sean O’Dea, Brian O’Sullivan; Cormac Woulfe, Cillian Fahy, Paul Maher; Tommy Childs (0-1), Emmet Rigter (0-2); Bryan Nix (0-1), Cathal Downes, James Naughton (0-4); Peter Nash (0-1), Bob Childs (0-1), Danny Neville.

Substitutes used:  Barry Coleman, Jamie Baynham, Shane Costello (0-1), Tommy Griffin, Ruadhán O’Connor.