1 - 0
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Rory Gaffney 27' -
Scored: 27'



Limerick 1 - 0 Shelbourne

Wed, Oct 16 2013

None Credit: Steve Alfred

Rory Gaffney’s strike just inside the half hour mark sunk a resilient Shelbourne side at Thomond Park on Wednesday evening.

 

A terrific corner on the left hand side from Carel Tiofack found the in-form Rory Gaffney at the near post to slot home just before the half hour mark.

 

In a game that started off at a lacklustre pace, the tempo really livened up as the half progressed – Barry Sheedy had the first chance of the game as Shaun Kelly’s one-two with Stephen Bradley resulted in a terrific ball across the face – the youngster just couldn’t stretch far enough.

 

Dylan Connolly also came close minutes later. The midfielder broke the offside trap and cut in from an angle. His half volley wasn’t enough to beat veteran Ryan though – he parried away.

 

The opener arrived 27 minutes into the game as Gaffney connected with Tiofack’s corner – smashing it into the net from close range.

 

Two glorious chances fell to the Reds just moments before the break. First, Dean Kelly slipped in between Kelly and O’Callaghan before taking aim across Ryan. However, Ryan was once again the hero for the home side as he pushed the ball wide of goal.

 

Graham Gartland spurned another chance before the half – a corner from the right was met at the back post and headed across goal to the towering centre half but he couldn’t swing his effort on target.

 

The visitors had the best chance in the early stages of the second half. Derek Doyle superbly crossed into the danger area for Dean Kelly, but the striker struck wide from eight yards.

 

Adam Hanlon was next to waste a chance for Shels – just passed the hour mark. He broke free on the right wing before cutting in and smashing at Ryan from a narrow angle. The Ennis native managed to push it over the bar.

 

Dean Kelly had the best chance of the game just ten minutes from the end. The former Shamrock Rovers man found himself in acres of space, just six yards from goal with all the time in the world – he somehow blasted the ball over Ryan’s crossbar.

 

The Reds couldn’t find a goal in the late stages and their Premier Division survival is now out of their hands.

 

Limerick: Barry Ryan; Shaun Kelly, Brian O’Callaghan (c) (Robbie Williams 56), Tony Whitehead, Colm Murphy (James McGrath 76), Patrick Nzuzi, Stephen Bradley, Jason Hughes, Carel Tiofack, Barry Sheedy (Kieran Hanlon 69), Rory Gaffney.
Subs not used: Shane Cusack (GK), Val Feeney, Jeffrey Judge, Nathan Kelly.

Booked: Murphy (38).

 

Shelbourne: Lee Murphy; Pat Flynn, Graham Gartland (Ian Ryan 51), Rob Cornwall, Paul Andrews; Adam Hanlon, Stephen Hurley, Stephen Sheerin (Brian Gannon 57), Dylan Connolly, Derek Doyle (Lee Murtagh 69); Dean Kelly (c).
Subs not used: Niall Burdon (GK), Carl Walshe, Adam O’Connor, Paul Crowley.

Booked: None.

 

Referee: Alan Kelly (Cork).

Attendance: 1,584

Extratime.ie Man of the Match: Derek Doyle (Shelbourne).

 


Limerick
DAug. 16, 2019
Limerick 1 - 1 Athlone
LAug. 24, 2019
Sligo 6 - 2 Limerick
WSept. 13, 2019
Limerick 4 - 1 Wexford
LSept. 16, 2019
Galway 3 - 2 Limerick
LSept. 21, 2019
Shels 7 - 0 Limerick
Barry Ryan
Goalkeeper
Tony Whitehead
Defender
Brian O'Callaghan
56'
56Subbed Off: Robbie Williams 56'
Defender
Patrick Nzuzi
Defender
Shaun Kelly
Defender
Carel Tiofack
Midfielder
Barry Sheedy
69'
69Subbed Off: Kieran Hanlon 69'
Midfielder
Colm Murphy
Booked: 37'
75'
75Subbed Off: James McGrath 75'
Midfielder
Jason Hughes
Midfielder
Stephen Bradley
Midfielder
Rory Gaffney
Scored: 27'
Forward

Substitutes
Robbie Williams
56'
56Subbed On: Brian O'Callaghan 56'
Defender
James McGrath
75'
75Subbed On: Colm Murphy 75'
Midfield
Nathan Kelly
Midfield
Jeffrey Judge
Midfield
Kieran Hanlon
69'
69Subbed On: Barry Sheedy 69'
Forward
Val Feeney
Midfield
Shane Cusack
Goalkeeper
Shelbourne
WSept. 10, 2021
Cork 0 - 2 Shels
WSept. 24, 2021
Cabinteely 0 - 2 Shels
WOct. 1, 2021
Shels 1 - 0 Treaty United
DOct. 8, 2021
Shels 1 - 1 Athlone
LOct. 15, 2021
Cobh 2 - 0 Shels
Lee Murphy
Goalkeeper
Graham Gartland
Defender 51'
51Subbed Off: Ian Ryan 51'
Pat Flynn
Defender
Rob Cornwall
Defender
Paul Andrews
Defender
Stephen Hurley
Midfielder
Adam Hanlon
Midfielder
Derek Doyle
Midfielder 70'
70Subbed Off: Lee Murtagh 70'
Dylan Connolly
Midfielder
Stephen Sheerin
Midfielder 57'
57Subbed Off: Brian Gannon 57'
Dean Kelly
Forward

Substitutes
Brian Gannon
Defender 57'
57Subbed On: Stephen Sheerin 57'
Paul Crowley
Midfield
Niall Burdon
Goalkeeper
Lee Murtagh
Forward 70'
70Subbed On: Derek Doyle 70'
Adam O'Connor
Defender
Ian Ryan
Manager 51'
51Subbed On: Graham Gartland 51'
Carl Walshe
Forward

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2013 League of Ireland Premier Division

Date: 7:45 p.m. Oct. 16, 2013

Venue:

Referee: Unknown

Attendance: 1,584