Lyons stars for Limerick against Sligo

Limerick 0-14 Sligo 1-9

Lyons stars for Limerick against Sligo

By Therese O'Callaghan

Limerick 0-14 Sligo 1-9

Limerick got their opening round Allianz NFL Division 3 tie off to a winning start with a hard-fought two-point victory over Sligo at Kilmallock this afternoon.

Six points from corner forward Mikey Lyons set them on their way as they led at the break, 0-6 to 0-4.

The sending off of Sligo wing-back Brian Curran 20 minutes into the second half did not help the visitors cause.

It came at a juncture when they had taken the lead 1-8 to 0-8 thanks to an Adrian Marren goal. However, from there to the end, they just added one more point, and that was from a free.

Scorers for Limerick: M Lyons (0-6, four frees), S Buckley (0-3, one free), R Browne, T Lee, K Phair, S Cahill and P Nash (0-1 each).

Scorers for Sligo: A Marren (1-4, 0-1 45, 0-1 free, 0-1 sl), K Sweeney (0-3), N Murphy and S Gilmartin (0-1 each).

Limerick: B Scanlon; C Moran, J McCarthy, R Browne; I Corbett, P Browne, S O’Dea; T Lee, G Hegarty; C Fahy, D Tracey, S Buckley (Capt); M Lyons, C Sheehan, D Neville.

Subs: S Cahill for D Tracey (BC 40), P Nash for C Moran (50), K Phair for M Lyons (53), J Mullins for I Corbett (72).

Sligo: A Devaney; E Flanagan, R Donovan, D Maye; K Cawley, N Gaughan, B Curran; S Gilmartin, S McManus; N Ewing, M Breheny (Capt), C Harrison; N Murphy, A Marren, K Sweeney.

Subs: D Kelly for D Maye (53), J Martyn for S McManus (54), C Kerins for K Cawley (BC 59), P Clarke for K Sweeney (63 inj).

Referee: Conor Lane (Cork).

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