Author: Adrian Finnin

LISTEN: Pike Rovers central midfielder Steven McGann discusses the FAI Junior Cup final

Sporting Limerick caught up with Pike’s key central midfielder Steven McGann ahead of Saturday’s FAI Junior Cup final between Pike Rovers and North End at the Aviva Stadium (2pm). The midfielder has been instrumental during his side’s journey to their second final in three years. Obviously, the former Limerick FC man is hoping for a different outcome to the defeat to Sheriff YC in 2016 and has praised the preparation which sees the squad travel on the day before the game. “No it doesn’t (get much bigger than the FAI Cup final). Since the semi final win the time...

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Limerick face tough test against St Patrick’s Athletic at the Markets Field

Limerick FC welcome St. Patrick’s Athletic to the Markets Field on Friday night in the Airtricity League Premier Division (kick-off 7.45). The Shannonsiders will be aiming to bounce back from last week’s Munster derby defeat against Cork City at Turners Cross while St. Pats will be looking to build on last week’s Dublin derby victory over Shamrock Rovers. Limerick are currently ninth in the league table having accumulated thirteen points so far. Tommy Barrett’s side took the lead against the Leesiders last weekend through a superbly taken Danny Morrissey scissors kick which took many by surprise. However, Graham Cummins...

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LISTEN: Pike Rovers manager Mick Shiel speaks to Sporting Limerick ahead of FAI Junior Cup final

LISTEN: Pike Rovers manager Mick Shiel speaks to Sporting Limerick ahead of FAI Junior Cup final. “Yeah look it’s grand (the mood in the camp). We just trained there. We have been a little bit leggy over the last few weeks because we probably lost a little bit of focus and haven’t been able to train. I always find that very difficult as that’s a big part of what I try to do.” Shiels was referring to the hectic schedule his side have faced over the last few weeks due to their progression in both national competitions and the...

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League Report: Cork City 2-1 Limerick FC

Limerick FC suffered their second defeat in five days despite an encouraging display against Cork City as forward pair Graham Cummins and Josh O’Hanlon scored to cancel out a Danny Morrissey opener for the Super Blues in the first half. Surprisingly, Limerick started with a midfield three of Eoin Wearen, Cian Coleman and Conor Clifford while captain Shane Duggan covered the right hand side of the field when Limerick were not in possession. However, the captain tucked in to the middle of the park when the Super Blues had the ball. Cork City were awarded a penalty following their...

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Limerick face tough challenge against joint leaders Cork City on Saturday

Limerick FC continue their league campaign with the un-enviable task of attempting to inflict a second defeat on Cork City in the space of five days at Turners Cross on Saturday (kick-off 2pm). Limerick’s last victory at Turners Cross came in a 2-3 win on the 14th of August 2015. Limerick suffered a 0-3 defeat at the hands of Derry City on Monday night as a goal from Rory Patterson and a brace from Aaron McEeneff ensured the victory for the Candystripes. The Super Blues were very competitive in the first period and should have taken an early lead...

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