Iain Corbett gave Limerick life with a penalty following scores from Brian Donovan and Cathal Downes but a Wicklow goal in response killed off the contest.
Limerick fell to a first ever defeat in the Tailteann Cup on Sunday afternoon, falling to a 2-14 to 1-10 defeat to Wicklow in Portlaoise.
With Limerick’s path to the quarter-final already secured prior to throw in, and Wicklow’s elimination guaranteed regardless of the result, it was still a disappointing afternoon for the Shannonsiders who failed to find the form that saw them as the first team to book their last eight berth.
The Treaty trailed for the majority of the game with Mark Fitzgerald making a number of changes for the clash in O’Moore Park. They did get off to a bright start with James Naughton and Peter Nash helping them into a 0-3 to 0-1 lead on the quarter mark.
But Wicklow took over from here on in, leading by 1-6 to 0-5 at the half with Limerick getting the final pair of scores before the turn of ends.
The Leinster outfit then hit the net after the restart to push themselves six in front. Iain Corbett gave Limerick life with a penalty following scores from Brian Donovan and Cathal Downes but a Wicklow goal in response killed off the contest.
Limerick await their opponents for the quarter-final on June 18 while Wicklow will have to wait for the 2024 National League campaign, where they are paired with the Shannonsiders for their next piece of competitive action.
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