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Limerick footballers book Division 3 promotion play-off spot while Carlow finish top in Division 4
Limerick defeated Wicklow 2-19 to 1-11 today.

LAST UPDATE | May 29th 2021, 7:07 PM

LIMERICK’S RECENT FOOTBALL improvement under manager Billy Lee continued today as they booked a spot in the promotion play-offs of Division 3 of the football league.

Their 2-19 to 1-11 win over Wicklow in Aughrim clinched success after a powerful second-half display. 

It ensured they finished second in the table behind Offaly in Division 3 South, with goals from Danny Neville and Hugh Bourke proving key for the Munster side.

The margin had looked tight before the game with Tipperary also in the promotion equation but Limerick bounced back in style from their loss to Offaly last week. They were in front 0-11 to 1-6 at the interval before stretching clear to win by 11 points.

Adare club man Bourke was their top scorer with 1-7 while Ballysteen’s Neville struck 1-3. Eoin Darcy netted for Wicklow in the first half.

danny-neville Oisin Keniry / INPHO Limerick footballer Danny Neville. Oisin Keniry / INPHO / INPHO

The win propels Limerick to a play-off against Derry on the weekend of 12-13 June at a venue to be confirmed.

  • Scorers for Limerick: Hugh Bourke 1-7 (0-5f), Danny Neville 1-3, Robbie Bourke 0-2, Gordon Brown, Tommie Childs, Adrian Enright, Iain Corbett, Tommy Griffin, Seamus O’Carroll, Gerard Stack 0-1 each.
  • Scorers for Wicklow: Eoin Darcy 1-3 (0-2f), Mark Jackson 0-3 (0-3f), Kevin Quinn, Patrick O’Connor 0-2 each, Padraig O’Toole, Seanie Furlong 0-1 each.

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In Division 4 South, Carlow played Wexford in the final game with the home side winning 2-12 to 2-11 at Netwatch Cullen Park.

John Murphy levelled the game in injury time for Carlow with Darragh Foley scoring the winning point moments later. The result sealed Carlow’s progression to the promotion play-offs while also doing Waterford a favour as they will also contest those games to try to reach Division 3.

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Wexford needed to win reach the promotion play-offs and looked on course for that until they Carlow’s late comeback. Waterford will now take on Antrim, who are guaranteed to finish Division 4 North, while Carlow will meet Louth or Sligo, the pair face off tomorrow in Dundalk.

Carlow started brightly with a goal from Jordan Morrissey helping them surge in front by 1-3 to 0-0. But Wexford fought back to trail 1-4 to 0-6 at the break and then goals from Sean Nolan and Liam Coleman seemed to put them in the driving seat for the second half, until Carlow mounted that late revival.


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