Old dog, same trick! 37-year-old Jason Byrne was Bohs' supersub

Bohs move third with a 2-1 win against Limerick.

Updated at 07.50

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JASON BYRNE WAS Bohemians’ match-winner once again as he came off the bench to deny Limerick.

The veteran striker scored five minutes from time — his 217th league goal — as Keith Long’s men went third in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division.

Bohs took an early lead through an unlikely source when Derek Prendergast headed them in front in the 11th minute — his first goal for the Gypsies.

But a set-piece proved to be the hosts’ undoing as they failed to clear a corner and allowed Dean Clarke to scramble home an equaliser seven minutes after the restart.

Long looked to Byrne with his final roll of the dice, sending him on for the final 13 minutes, and the 37-year-old showed that he hasn’t lost his golden touch, beating Conor O’Donnell to seal the points.

Bohemians: Dean Delany, Derek Pender, Lorcan Fitzgerald, Roberto Lopez, Derek Prendergast, Dave Mulcahy, Robbie Creevy (Keith Buckley 75), Kealan Dillon (Mark Griffin 57), Paddy Kavanagh, Dean Kelly (Jason Byrne 77), Adam Evans.

Limerick: Conor O’Donnell, Sean Harding (Jason Hughes 45), Paudie O’Connor, Robbie Williams, Shane Duggan, Paul O’Conor, Ian Turner, Dean Clarke, Vinny Faherty, Shane Tracy, Darragh Rainsford.

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