ANALYSIS: Maguire the diamond in relegation-scrap rough

Alan O’Brien 

The phrase ‘diamond in the rough’ was invented for Barry Maguire’s performance here. The Dutchman’s quality was enough to tip this ugly scrap, between two depleted strugglers, in Limerick FC’s favour. Continue reading


Limerick FC: 2017 Season in Review

Alan O’Brien 

Remaking Limerick FC’s patchwork squad is a challenge few would relish. And yet, just days after securing Premier Division football for 2018, Neil McDonald has already begun to tackle that herculean task. There will be no holiday for him. Both his future, and his reputation, rest on the outcome. He is, after all, only here because his predecessor failed to scale the same mountain. Continue reading

Sligo Rovers 2-3 Limerick: Limerick withstand kamikaze defending to keep great escape dream alive

The great escape is still on. Having spent 203 days in the 12th-placed wilderness, Limerick have finally managed to scale the giddying heights of eleventh – right when it mattered most. Continue reading