A long overdue Tailteann win for Limerick

Limerick were weekend winners over Offaly.

LIMERICK ended a 12-month win drought with a snug 2-10 to 0-8 defeat of Offaly in the Tailteann Cup at Mick Neville Park in Rathkeale.

The outsiders produced a commendable display, best highlighted by a couple of fine second-half goals from Emmett Rigter of Newcastle West.

Jimmy Lee’s side are now guaranteed a preliminary quarter-final, and possibly a place in the last eight of this second-tier championship if the colours of London can be lowered over the June Bank Holiday Weekend.

Elsewhere, Cian Costello (Cappagh-Rathkeale) grabbed a brace of goals as Limerick reached the quarter-final of the All-Ireland Minor Football Tier Three Championship with a fine 3-11 to 0-9 victory over Fermanagh at Connacht’s Centre of Excellence.

Limerick: Josh Ryan, Tony McCarthy, Séan O’Dea, Cormac Woulfe; Barry Coleman (0-2), Cillian Fahy, Paul Maher; Tommy Childs, Emmet Rigter (2-0); Tommy Griffin, James Naughton (0-1), Cathal Downes (0-3); Brian Ahern, Bob Childs (0-1), Peter Nash (0-2).

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Substitutes:  Iain Corbett, Danny Neville, Darren O’Doherty (0-1), Andrew Meade, Bryan Nix.