Peter McNulty Tournament

Lilies U21s give way to Limerick

Tommy Callaghan tommy@leinsterleader.ie

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Tommy Callaghan tommy@leinsterleader.ie

Lilies U21s give way to Limerick

Kildare's Kevin Foley goes down from Killian Ryan of Limerick in the NcNulty cup under 21 game at Hawkfield on Saturday. Picture: Adrian Melia

Kildare U21 footballers lost out to Limerick in their third game in the Peter McNulty football tournament, played at Hawkfield this afternoon (Saturday January 21).

On a bitterly cold but dry day, Kildare looked to be in control after 20 minutes, leading 0-6 to 0-2 but a goal from Mark Connolly brought Limerick back into it.

The half time score saw Kildare leading 0-7 to 1-2.

On the resumption Limerick took complete control around the middle, hitting three quick points before getting a second goal from Seán Murphy, going on to win on a final score line of Limerick 2-10 Kildare 0-11.

Scorers: Limerick, Hugh Bourke 0-6 (3 frees), Seán Murphy 1-0, Mark Connolly 1-0, Tommy Childs 0-1, Edward Sheehy 0-1, Pádraig De Bruin 0-1, Killian Ryan 0-1.

Kildare, Cian Costigan 0-4 (3 frees), Stefan Lawlor 0-2, Eoghan Boyle 0-2, Kevin Foley 0-1, Daniel Courtney 0-1, Jack Robinson 0-1 (free).

LIMERICK: Aaron Murphy; Edward Sheehy, Michael Donovan, Cormac Flanagan;  Robert Childs, Stephen Brosnan; David Connolly; Tommy Childs, Mikey Whelan; Pádraig De Bruin, Josh Ryan, Killian Ryan; Mark Connolly, Kieran Daly, Hugh Bourke. Subs: Jim Liston for Cormac Flanagan (black card 43 minutes).

KILDARE: Luke Mullins (Naas); Mark Dempsey (Moorefield), David Randles (Aylmer Gaels) Darren Maguire (Maynooth); Danny O'Sullivan (Maynooth), Kevin Foley (Sallins), Shane Maughan (Ellistown); Brian Travers (Rathcoffey), Daniel Courtney (Kilcock); Cian Costigan (Sarsfields), Stefan Lawlor (Rathangan), Con Kavanagh (Sarsfields); Cian Scanlon (Sarsfields), Eoghan Boyle (Rathangan), Ian Meehan (Moorefield). Subs: Paddy Woodgate (Raheens) for Ian Meehan (35 minutes); Chris Byrne (Clane) for Brian Travers (39 minutes); Jack Robinson (Clogherinkoe) for Cian Scanlon (42 minutes); Cian Byrne (Sarsfields) for Stefan Lawlor (42 minutes).

REFEREE: Henry Barrett.