Limerick were in more trouble ten minutes into the second half when Leighton Glynn scored a goal.
Limerick were reduced to 14 men after corner-back Lorcan Dwyer got a straight red card, while just before the end Wicklow’s Peadar Burke was dismissed after picking up a second yellow card.
Scorers for Wicklow: T Hannon 1-4 (2fs), L Glynn 1-3, S Furlong 0-5 (1f), Rory Finn 0-1.
Scorers for Limerick: I Ryan 0-7fs, B Scanlon 0-2fs, J O’Meara, G Collins, S Lavin, J Mullane, J Cooke 0-1 each.
WICKLOW: J Flynn; C Hyland, A McLoughlin, A Byrne; S Kelly, M McLoughlin, D Healy; J Stafford, R Finn; D Hayden, P Burke, L Glynn; P Earls, S Furlong, T Hannon.
Subs: D O’Sullivan for P Earls, P Dalton for T Hannon.
LIMERICK: B Scanlon; E Barry, S Lavin, L O’Dwyer; J Riordan, S Lucey, B Fitzpatrick; J Galvin, P Kinnerk; S O’Carroll, G O’Connell, P Ranahan; G Collins, J O’Meara, I Ryan.
Subs: C Coady for B Fitzpatrick, J Mullane for G O’Connell, P Browne for G Collins, S Carroll for P Kinnerk.
Referee: F Barry (Kildare).