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Sligo beat Limerick by two points in Round 3A Qualifier

The Yeats County in a scrappy affair at Markievicz Park.

Stephen Coen had an impact off the bench today.
Stephen Coen had an impact off the bench today.
Image: Ed Mulholland/INPHO

Sligo 0-12

Limerick 0-10

A CROWD OF just over 2,200 saw Sligo beat Limerick in Round 3A of the All-Ireland SFC qualifiers this afternoon with substitute Stephen Coen having a massive impact in the latter stages.

In a cagey affair, the two sides saw their ‘keepers score 45s in the opening 15 minutes with Adrian Deavney and Keelan Cawley scoring from play to make it 0-2 apiece in the opening quarter of an hour.

The sides were still level at the break as two late Limerick scores left it at 0-6 apiece. Sligo should have been five or six points clear but they regrouped and attack the second 35 with vigour.

Adrian Marren slotted over a free to edge the hosts ahead before missing two more gilt-edged chances from the placed ball. Ian Ryan levelled matters again before Coen and Mark Brehony gave Sligo some breathing room.

Ger Collins knocked over a point with 10 minutes to play and Limerick should have had a goal in the closing stages but, as with far too many of their scoring efforts, the ball flew wide.

Scorers to follow…

SLIGO
1. A Devaney

2. R Donovan
3. J Martyn
4. N Ewing

5. C Harrison
6. B Egan
7. K Cawley

8. A McIntyre
9. K McDonnell

10. P Hughes
11. J Hynes
12. B Curran

13. A Marren
14. M Breheny
15. D Kelly

LIMERICK

1. Brian Scanlon (Gerald Griffin’s)

2. Mark O’Riordan (Croom)
3. Johnny McCarthy (St.Kieran’s)
4. Sean O’Dea (Kilteely/Dromkeen)

5. Iain Corbett (Newcastlewest)
6. Padraig Browne (Fr. Casey’s)
7. Pa Ranahan (Ballysteen)

8. Thomas Lee (Ballylanders)
9. John Galvin (Croom)

10. Darragh Tracey (St. Kieran’s)
11. Danny Neville (Ballysteen)
12. Seanie Buckley (Dromcollogher/Broadford)

13. Ger Collins (Monaleen)
14. Killian Phair (Dromcollogher/Broadford)
15. Ian Ryan (St. Senan’s)

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