Limerick look on longingly as Blues boast blueprint for quick success

Alan O’Brien 

High-flying Waterford are reaping the benefits of placing footballing decisions in the right hands. For Limerick, well beaten here, it’s very much a case of what might have been. Continue reading

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Marvelous Madden shines as Saints stretch spent Super Blues

Alan O’Brien 

Five games in a fortnight always looked a tough ask for Tommy Barrett’s razor-thin Limerick squad. Liam Buckley’s St Patrick’s Athletic lay in wait at the last stop, primed to take full advantage. Ultimately, Barrett’s spent Super Blues, bereft of answers to the Saints’ energy and width, were lucky to lose by one. Continue reading

Moment of Kelly madness settles sedate Markets Field affair

Alan O’Brien 

If the league insists on jamming eight fixtures into the first five weeks, non-events like this one are a given. Monday’s Markets Field clash had nil-all written all over it before Shaun Kelly’s ill-timed lunge at Ronan Finn. But lunge the full-back did, handing Shamrock Rovers a second consecutive scrappy win. Continue reading

Barrett comes of age with timely tactical triumph

Alan O’Brien 

The learning pathway was always bound to be a bumpy one for 38-year-old Tommy Barrett. Thrown in at the Limerick FC deep end, with no senior management experience, the eviscerations Barrett suffered in Dundalk and Derry were not exactly unexpected. Continue reading

Stricken Seagulls let Limerick off the hook

Alan O’Brien 

If banishing the ghosts of Oriel Park was foremost in Tommy Barrett’s mind, Bray Wanderers represented the perfect foil. As passive as Dundalk were aggressive, as profligate as the Lilywhites were clinical, Dave Mackey’s basement boys gifted Limerick a morale-boosting victory. Continue reading