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Limerick Easily Outclass Antrim

Limerick 1-19
Antrim 0-06

Limerick had no difficulty in running out easy winners over Antrim in the Gaelic Grounds last Sunday. Aided by the strong wind in the first-half Limerick totally dominated. Half-forward Mike Galligan claimed the opening point after three minutes and finished the half with a well struck goal one which put Limerick very much in the driving seat going in at half time, with the score Limerick 1-10 Antrim 0-02. In the first half there were also points from T.J. Ryan, James Moran, Barry Foley, and James Butler and the only forward not to put his name on the score sheet was Mike Houlihan being tried for the first time at no.14. Antrims only two scores came from Alaistair Elliott.
At the start of the second half Antrim's Sean Kelly pointed from far out it looked as if they were ready to made a serious challenge. However Limerick were stung into action again none more so than Barry Foley who had three points inside a five minute spell and that effectively signalled the end of the Antrim challenge.
If there was one fault with the winners' play it was an unacceptable number of wides.

Scorers:

LIMERICK:

M. Galligan 1-7 (0-2 frees), B. Foley 0-4, J. Moran 0-3, T.J. Ryan 0-2, O. Moran, B. Tobin, J. Butler 0-1 each.
ANTRIM: S. Kelly, A. Elliott 0-2 each, S. McMullen, Conor McCambridge 0-1 each.

Teams:

LIMERICK:

J. Quaid, S. McDonogh, B. Begley, B. Geary, D. Nash, C. Carey, M. Foley, O. Moran, B. Tobin, J. Moran, T.J. Ryan, M. Galligan, J. Butler, M. Houlihan, B. Foley. Subs. C. Smith for Nash, J. Foley for M. Foley, D. Clarke for Butler.

ANTRIM:

S. Elliott, Ciaran McCambridge, E. McCloskey, R. Donnelly, S. McMullen, G. O'Kane, S. Mullen, J. Connolly, J. Carson, S. Kelly, A. Mort, J. Flynn, J. McIntosh, S. McKillop, A. Elliott. Subs. Conor McCambridge for Mort, A. Delargy for McIntosh.

Man Of The Match:

Ciaran Carey.