FAI Cup R3
Date: 7:45 p.m. June 4, 2010
Venue: Markets Field
Ref:
Att: Unknown
TV:

David McGrath 60' -
Scored: 60'


Robbie Kelleher 84' -
Scored: 84'


Sean Kelly 91' -
Scored: 91'


Scored: 92'
- Sean Hughes 92'



Limerick FC 3 - 1 Tolka Rovers

Fri, Jun 04 2010
Experience prevailed Friday night on Shannonside as Leinster Senior outfit Tolka Rovers were beaten by an efficient Limerick performance. Goals from Dave McGrath, Robbie Kelleher and Sean Kelly were enough to ensure that Shane Hughes’ late goal was nothing more than a consolation.

In the early stages, Limerick dominated as expected with Tolka only chasing shadows. Some good inter-play between Thomas Lyons and Jason Hughes crafted the first real chance, with Hughes shooting narrowly wide.

As Limerick became more relaxed, the Glasnevin outfit found the motivation to pressurise although no to avail, the Blues were determined after two straight defeats. Jason Hughes in particular, impressing in the first half with his work rate.

Despite this comfort, Limerick couldn’t find the breakthrough in the first forty-five minutes, and Rovers found themselves level going into the break.

The second half kicked into life as once again, the energy of Lyons and Hughes inspired the Limerick attack. Sean Kelly went close from a free kick, which Cranley managed to tip over the woodwork.

Inevitably, Limerick got their breakthrough on the hour mark as a perfectly weighted Thomas Lyons corner found young striker Dave McGrath rising highest to flick the ball to the far post and into the net, much to the relief for the home side.

The introduction of John Tierney, gave Limerick what they’ve sought in previous weeks, direction. The sheer pace of the striker proved next to impossible for Tolka to deal with. His runs constantly gave goal-scoring opportunities for the Blues.

Another super-sub, Robbie Kelleher got the second, which sealed Rovers’ fate. Some great work from Jason Hughes down the right saw him cross low to Dave McGrath, who miss-kicked but luckily the ball fell to Kelleher who made no mistake.

Limerick weren’t finished there. The tireless Thomas Lyons’ passing, opened up the opposition time and time again. A looped ball over the top caught out McDermott, as Sean Kelly made the run from right back, dinking the ball over the helpless net-minder. The third goal well deserved.

A spirited late show from Tolka granted them their goal, a cross put in by Stephen Murtagh, beat all the Limerick defence to find Shane Hughes at the back post who had the simplest of finishes, a goal which he deserved.

Limerick progress to the next round as a spirited Tolka Rovers wave goodbye to their cup dream for another year.

Limerick FC: Dave Ryan, Sean Kelly, Pat Purcell, Gavin Roche, Ian Storan (John Boyle 72), Jason Hughes, Thomas Lyons, Peter White, Peter Balough (John Tierney 68), Daryl Kavanagh (Robbie Kelleher 82), Dave McGrath.
Subs not Used: John McGuinness, Stephen Hickey, Alex Scully, Nigel Stanley.
Booked: Daryl Kavanagh, Sean Kelly.

Tolka Rovers: Morgan Cranley, Aidan O’Sullivan (Stephen Comerford 86), Stephen Costello, Alan McDermott, Noel Murray, Mark Sheridan (Eamonn Moylan 68), Stephen Murtagh, David Somers, Derek Swan (Alan Barrett 78), Shane Hughes, Gavin Quinn.
Subs not Used: Sean Gorman, Brian Fitzpatrick, Keith Maher, Ronan Garvan.
Booked: Alan Barrett, Mark Sheridan.

Referee: Keith Kallanan.
Extratime.ie Man of the Match: Sean Kelly.



Limerick
Dave Ryan
Goalkeeper
Ian Storan
Defender
Gavin Roche
Defender
Pat Purcell
Defender
Sean Kelly
75Booked: 75'
91Scored: 91'
Defender
Peter White
Midfielder
Thomas Lyons
Midfielder
Jason Hughes
Midfielder
Peter Balough
Midfielder
David McGrath
60Scored: 60'
Forward
Daryl Kavanagh
43Booked: 43'
Forward

Substitutes
John Tierney
Forward
Nigel Stanley
Defender
Alex Scully
Defender
John McGuinness
Goalkeeper
Robbie Kelleher
84Scored: 84'
Forward
Stephen Hickey
Midfield
John Boyle
Defender
Tolka Rovers
Morgan Cranley
Goalkeeper
Aidan O'Sullivan
Defender
Noel Murray
Defender
Alan McDermott
Defender
Stephen Costello
Defender
Derek Swan
Midfielder
David Somers
Midfielder
Mark Sheridan
Midfielder
58Booked: 58'
Stephen Murtagh
Midfielder
Gavin Quinn
Forward
Sean Hughes
Forward
92Scored: 92'

Substitutes
Eamonn Moylan
Midfield
Keith Maher
Unknown
Sean Gorman
Unknown
Ronan Garvan
Unknown
Brian Fitzpatrick
Defender
Stephen Comerford
Defender
Alan Barrett
Midfield
0Booked: 0'


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