Martin Russell's side are back to winning ways in the First Division. Cathal Noonan/INPHO
back to winning ways

Normal service resumes as Limerick win again in the First Division

Martin Russell’s team enjoyed a straightforward victory over Cabinteely.

Cabinteely FC 0-2 Limerick FC

LIMERICK RETURNED TO winning ways with a comfortable 2-0 victory at Stradbrook over Cabinteely.

Thanks to goals from Shane Tracy and Sean McSweeney, Martin Russell’s side extended their advantage to 16 points in the First Division.

Despite a bright opening from the hosts, they failed to capitalise on openings for Oliver Hamzat and Joe Doyle.

Limerick, eased into their stride and eventually struck the front. Just shy of the half-hour mark, full-back Tracy sent a low free-kick beyond Michael Kelly. The goal was his 50th in the League of Ireland.

The second-half brought an even slower pace than the first, Limerick who held Aaron Greene and the prolific John O’Flynn in reserve, cantered to all three points.

Teenager Sean McSweeney, who was introduced at the break, netted an exquisite lob from 25 yards to double the Shannonsiders lead.

Limerick lost Chris Mulhall to injury midway through the second-half, though it didn’t matter with Freddy Hall rarely threatened in the visiting goal.

The runaway leaders failed to hit the heights of recent outings, though they never looked like losing their unbeaten record against a youthful Cabinteely outfit.

Cabinteely: Michael Kelly; Adam Maher, Oscar Brennan, Shane Boyle (Christian Lotefa), Edward McDonagh, Jamie Broderick, Mark Slater (Paul Fox 63), Aaran Brilly, Ben Hanrahan, Oliver Hamzat, Joe Doyle (Gavin Howard 83).

Limerick: Freddy Hall; Tony Whitehead, Paudie O’Connor, Robbie Willimas, Shane Tracy (SeanMcSweeney 46); Paul O’Conor, Seán Russell, Lee-J Lynch (Shaun Kelly 64); Ross Mann, Stephen Kenny, Chris Mulhall (Shane Costello 70).

Referee: Eoghan O’Shea

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