Tracy hits brace for Limerick

SHANE TRACY notched a brace as Limerick FC romped to victory in their first home First Division match of the season at Jackman Park last night.

Tracey picked himself up after being fouled just outside the penalty to fire his first into the roof of the net inside the opening minute.

And he added a second just before the break when he turned home a low cross from Peter Hynes one minute from the break.

Hynes put the matter beyond dispute just past the hour mark with a fine left-footed finish.

LIMERICK FC. Ryan, Brougdall, McCarthy, O’Callaghan, Frost, Judge, O’Leary (White 70) Quinn (Lyons) McGann (Coughlan 55) , Tracy, Hynes

SALTHILL DEVON: Forde, Conlon, O’Leidhinn (Howley 73) Horgan, Fadden, Quinlan, Dunne, Ropa, McBrien, Collins, Nkololo

Ref: P Caschera (Dublin)

Monaghan United 2 Waterford United 0

By Peter Hughes

THE Roddy Collins era at Monaghan United began in satisfactory fashion with a 2-0 victory over Waterford United at Gortakeegan last night.

Alan Byrne put Monaghan ahead after 34 minutes, pouncing from close range after Sean Brennan rocketed a shot off the post and Waterford failed to clear.

In the second half Byrne missed a chance when he headed Jason Marks’ cross wide from four yards, and then only a last-ditch Browne tackle prevented a Marks breakthrough.

Monaghan wrapped it up two minutes from time. Marks broke clear and set up substitute John Reilly whose powerful shot eventually crept over the line despite the best efforts of Kevin Burns.

MONAGHAN UNITED: Sava; McMahon, Rogers, Collins, Grimes; R Brennan (Reilly60), Tierney, A Byrne, Marks; S Brennan, Barrett (Foley 89).

WATERFORD UNITED: Burns; Long, Murray, Browne, Coady; Barrett (Breen 85), Sinnott (Dempsey 40), Quinn (Wilson 68), Dunphy; Keane, Murphy.

Referee: J McLoughlin.

Wexford Youths 0 Longford Town 2

By Brendan Furlong

TWO second half goals helped Longford Town take their first points of the season over a disappointing Wexford Youth in this division 1 game at Ferrycarrig Park last night.

A disappointing first half was dominated by Longford Town but they failed to utilise their possession, showing little creativity up front.

Just five minutes into the game Longford Town’s Craig Walsh blasted into the side netting from an acute angle, but the goalmouth action was limited, as the game really became bogged down in midfield. Still it was Longford Town who continued to press forward as Don Cowan had an attempt on goal blocked by Shane Nolan after 27 minutes, while one minute later Walsh had a shot half blocked but home keeper Holden was alert to the danger.

The homeside had to wait until the 28 minute for their first real attack, with Ben Ryan firing the ball across the face of the goal, where the in-rushing Shane Nolan just failed to get the vital touch. Five minutes before the break Darragh Walshe headed over a Nolan cross, but it was no surprise that it was still 0-0 at the break.

Longford Town took the lead after 51 minutes. Cathal Brady cut inside Martin Kehoe, cut the ball low across the face of the goal, with keeper Holden managing to get a hand to it, but Jacques Morley was on hand to force the ball over the line. Centre-forward Don Cowan made it 2-0 after72 minutes with a superb long range strike after a fine Brady run and cross.

WEXFORD YOUTHS: Pakie Holden, Karl Keogh, Anto Russell, Anthony Wolfe, Martin Kehoe, Patsy Malone, Ben Ryan (Muzzi Mullen 86), Craig Wall (Max Cream 69), Danny Furlong, Darragh Walshe (David Grincell 76), Shane Nolan.

LONGFORD TOWN: Alvin Rouse, Graham Dowling, Mike Lee, Des Hope, Chris Deans, Thomas Hyland, Cathal Brady, Mark Salmon, Don Cowan (Jason Oladene 86), Craig Walsh, Jasynes Morley (Aidan Roche (70).

Referee: Jim McKell (Tipperary).

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