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Limerick edge opening Oscar Traynor derby spoils

Oscar Traynor Trophy Munster Region Round 1 Limerick District League 2 Clare District League 1 Clare’s grandstand finish proved too late to derail neighbours Limerick who relievedly held on for an opening victory in this year’s Oscar Traynor Cup in Jackman Park Limerick on Wednesday evening. Two first half strikes including a decisive sucker-punch just before the half-time whistle catapulted the home side into the ascendency that they would never relinquish despite a late injury-time backlash for Donie Garrihy’s side. With the Avenue United contingent delayed due to a car malfunction en route, Clare’s request to delay the kick-off time fell on deaf ears and it would a disconcerting blow as the visitors lacked bite early on and would be punished on the break in the 12th minute when Kieran O’Connell centred for waiting Shannon native Eoin Duff to finish at the second attempt. Jack Ryan came closest to regaining parity in the 29th minute when Nathan Boaventura’s corner wasn’t …

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Floodlights fail but Clare march on in Oscar Traynor cup

THERE was drama in Frank Healy Park this Wednesday night, when the floodlights failed early in the second period of extra-time of this Oscar Traynor clash, with Clare ahead by 2-1. At the full-time whistle, Clare and Limerick were dead-locked at 1-1 each, meaning extra time was required. In the first minute of the second period of extra-time, Clare went in front with a Derek Fahy goal, following a Dylan Casey corner. Two minutes later the floodlights failed and the referee took both teams off the field. The game resumed after a few minutes and when the extra time concluded Clare were 2-1 winners and into the last eight with their dream of a third title in a row still alive Visitors Limerick were full-value for their 1-0 half-time lead, as they had the better of the first half exchanges and could have been further ahead at that stage. Limerick took the game to their opponents from the off. They …

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