Competition: League of Ireland Premier Division   Venue: United Park    Attendance: 716   Referee: Graham Kelly
Drogheda United
Drogheda United

Declan O'Brien - Penalty (10')

Brian Gannon - Yellow Card (28')

Alan Byrne - Yellow Card (43')

Gabriel Sava - Yellow Card (46')

Declan O'Brien - Missed Penalty (50')

Declan O'Brien - Penalty (87')

Fri 15 Mar 2013

2 - 2


(Full Time)
Limerick FC
Limerick FC

Joe Gamble - Yellow Card (36')

Craig Curran - Yellow Card (43')

Aaron Brown - Goal (45')

Aaron Brown - Red Card (50')

Shane Tracy - Penalty (57')

Axel Bossekota - Red Card (76')



Team Lineup
Gabriel Sava (G)
Alan Byrne (D)
Michael Daly (D)
Brian Gannon (D)
Shane Grimes (D)
Ryan Brennan (M)
Gavin Brennan (M)
David Cassidy (M)
Philip Hand (M)
Paul O'Conor (M)
Declan O'Brien (F)
Eric Foley (Sub)
Dean Gaynor (Sub)
Peter Hynes (Sub)
Jason Marks (Sub)
Stephen Quigley (Sub)
Graham Rusk (Sub)
Michael Schlingermann (Sub)



Game Matchtracker



Drogheda United 2 - 2 Limerick FC
90' + 3' - Full Time -

It's over. An epic encounter. And a point a-piece. 

Drogheda United 2 - 2 Limerick FC
90' -

There will be THREE added minutes

Drogheda United 2 - 2 Limerick FC
90' -

The corner comes to nothing at all. No twist there. Or a red card. Which is nice.

Drogheda United 2 - 2 Limerick FC
90' -

Drogheda United have a corner... is there another twist?

Drogheda United 2 - 2 Limerick FC
89' - Substitution - Graham Rusk replaces David Cassidy for Drogheda United.
Drogheda United 2 - 2 Limerick FC
87' - Penalty - Declan O'Brien scores for Drogheda United from the penalty spot.
Drogheda United 1 - 2 Limerick FC
86' -

PENALTY FOR DROGHEDA!!!

Drogheda United 1 - 2 Limerick FC
85' -

Shane Grimes sends a great ball into the box but the Drogheda attacker heads it just wide 

Drogheda United 1 - 2 Limerick FC
82' -

Philly Hand fires in a shot but Barry Ryan is equal to it. Drogheda United are now throwing everything forward. 

Drogheda United 1 - 2 Limerick FC
80' -

Limerick win a corner and there are timewasting tactics afoot! 

Drogheda United 1 - 2 Limerick FC
79' - Substitution - Stephen McGann replaces Danny Galbraith for Limerick FC.
Drogheda United 1 - 2 Limerick FC
76' -

Axel squared up to David Cassidy and chested Cassidy. The midfielder went  down holding his face. It didn't seem to me like a straight red at all.

Drogheda United 1 - 2 Limerick FC
76' - Red Card - Axel Bossekota is sent off for Limerick FC.
Drogheda United 1 - 2 Limerick FC
73' -

Drogheda United have been wasteful of possession as Limerick dominate. Less than 20 minutes to go.

Drogheda United 1 - 2 Limerick FC
68' -

You could be forgiven for thinking Limerick have the extra man at the moment

Drogheda United 1 - 2 Limerick FC
65' -

Eric Foley's first touch is to put a 35 yard free kick high and wide.

Drogheda United 1 - 2 Limerick FC
64' - Substitution - Peter Hynes replaces Michael Daly for Drogheda United.
Drogheda United 1 - 2 Limerick FC
64' - Substitution - Eric Foley replaces Paul O'Conor for Drogheda United.
Drogheda United 1 - 2 Limerick FC
63' -

Subs on both sides warming up but Drogheda may need to make the change first

Drogheda United 1 - 2 Limerick FC
59' -

Limerick fans are in fine voice now

Drogheda United 1 - 2 Limerick FC
57' - Penalty - Shane Tracy scores for Limerick FC from the penalty spot.
Drogheda United 1 - 1 Limerick FC
56' -

Now Limerick have a penalty. This is a crazy game! Michael Daly with the foul. Drogheda United to lax around their own box. 

Drogheda United 1 - 1 Limerick FC
50' -

Stuart Taylor has now been sent off from the dug out.

Drogheda United 1 - 1 Limerick FC
50' - Missed Penalty -

Declan O'Brien misses for Drogheda United from the penalty spot. O'Brien hit the peno to the right in the middle and it was an easy save for Ryan

Drogheda United 1 - 1 Limerick FC
50' - Red Card - Aaron Browne is sent off for Limerick FC.
Drogheda United 1 - 1 Limerick FC
46' - Yellow Card -

Gabriel Sava is booked for Drogheda United.

Drogheda United 1 - 1 Limerick FC
46' -

Shane Tracy fired a low shot in from the free kick but it goes wide.

Drogheda United 1 - 1 Limerick FC
46' -

Free to Limerick on the edge of the Drogheda United box - Sava handled outside the area.

Drogheda United 1 - 1 Limerick FC
46' - Second Half -

The second half is underway

Drogheda United 1 - 1 Limerick FC
45' - Half Time -

Half time and it's 1-1

Drogheda United 1 - 1 Limerick FC
45' - Goal -

Aaron Browne scores for Limerick FC. A cross from Shane Tracy on the right is turned in by the big defender. On his debut too.

Drogheda United 1 - 0 Limerick FC
43' - Yellow Card -

Craig Curran is booked for Limerick FC.

Drogheda United 1 - 0 Limerick FC
43' - Yellow Card -

Alan Byrne is booked for Drogheda United.

Drogheda United 1 - 0 Limerick FC
36' - Yellow Card - Joe Gamble is booked for Limerick FC.
Drogheda United 1 - 0 Limerick FC
31' -

Limerick are struggling to pick out the killer pass here as they trail Drogheda United by a 10th minute peno from Declan O'Brien.

Drogheda United 1 - 0 Limerick FC
28' - Yellow Card -

Brian Gannon is booked for Drogheda United. Tackle on Danny Galbraith 

Drogheda United 1 - 0 Limerick FC
27' -

Drogheda United's Gavin Brennan with a shot from out wide forces Barry Ryan into a save.

Drogheda United 1 - 0 Limerick FC
25' -

That hoof has landed with Gavin Brennan and he crosses to Declan O'Brien but his header is straight at Barry Ryan and he was offside to boot. 

Drogheda United 1 - 0 Limerick FC
25' -

Pressure mounting from Limerick. Joe Gamble chests the ball into the Drogs box but fails to attack the ball and the defence hoof it clear. 

Drogheda United 1 - 0 Limerick FC
17' -

It's pretty much 50 / 50 at the moment, neither teams being tested really. 

Drogheda United 1 - 0 Limerick FC
12' -

Bossekota with a tame effort for Limerick just inside the Drogheda penalty area. Limerick however have reacted positively to the concession of a goal

Drogheda United 1 - 0 Limerick FC
10' - Penalty -

Declan O'Brien scores for Drogheda United from the penalty spot. Joe Gamble slide across to block a Cassidy shot and hand balled. O'Brien hammered the peno high and down the middle

Drogheda United 0 - 0 Limerick FC
7' -

Drogheda United win a penalty!!

Drogheda United 0 - 0 Limerick FC
6' -

Drogheda United are playing a passing game, but Limerick are giving them no time or space on the ball

Drogheda United 0 - 0 Limerick FC
4' -

Unusually Shane Grimes partners Alan Byrne in the centre back positions for Drogheda United. 

Drogheda United 0 - 0 Limerick FC
2' -

Axel Bossekota is instantly proving himself to be a real threat for the visitors. 

Drogheda United 0 - 0 Limerick FC
1' - Kick-off -

Drogheda get the game underway. 

Drogheda United 0 - 0 Limerick FC
0' -

Teams are about to kick-off, Drogheda United to start the game

Drogheda United 0 - 0 Limerick FC
0' -

The PA is reeling back the years, welcoming everyone to O2 Park. There is a small but vociferous travelling support.

Drogheda United 0 - 0 Limerick FC
0' -

Welcome to Hunky Dorys Park for Drogheda's first home league game of the season. Mick Cooke has some selection headaches with Gary O'Neill, Derek Prendergast, Cathal Brady and Alan McNally all out. Gabriel Sava is a doubt but Michael Schlingermann is more than adequate replacement. Stuart Taylor's side still bring an element of the unknown with them, they have a chance to lay a real marker for the season tonight. Stay with myself, P.J. Murray for the next two hours or so and I'll guide you through what should be a thoroughly enjoyable game.





Team Lineup
Barry Ryan (G)
Patrick Nzuzi (D)
Stephen Folan (D)
Aaron Brown (D)
Robbie Williams (D)
Shane Tracy (M)
David O'Leary (M)
Joe Gamble (M)
Danny Galbraith (M)
Axel Bossekota (M)
Craig Curran (F)
Jonathan Tiffoney (Sub)
Barry Sheedy (Sub)
Darragh Rainsford (Sub)
Brian O'Callaghan (Sub)
Stephen McGann (Sub)
Shane Cusack (Sub)
Shane Costelloe (Sub)