Limerick fall to Sligo in Allianz Football League clash

Sligo headed in at the interval with a five point lead, which they would also hold when the full-time whistle rolled around.

Limerick remain without a win in Division Three of the Allianz League following their round three defeat to Sligo in Rathkeale on Sunday.

The visitors came away with a five point victory, a Paul McNamara goal minutes before half-time proving key for the Magpies.

Sligo raced into a two point lead before a Peter Nash free pulled one back for Jimmy Lee’s men, but it wasn’t long before scores from Sean Carrabine and Pat Spillane pushed the away side ahead again.

17 June 2023; Iain Corbett of Limerick during the Tailteann Cup Quarter Final match between Limerick and Laois at TUS Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. Photo by Tom Beary/Sportsfile

Tommy Childs was raising white flags for the hosts but Sligo kept replying, and the visitors secured some comfort when McNamara hit the net minutes before the break.

The corner-back won a break off Niall Murphy and blasted past Aaron O’Sullivan with his left to put his side firmly in the ascendency.

Sligo headed in at the interval with a five point lead, which they would also hold when the full-time whistle rolled around.

Nash was doing his best to drag the Shannonsiders back into the tie, but Murphy found his shooting boots for Sligo in the second half, and managed to keep them at arm’s length.

It ended 0-10 : 1-12, and Limerick remain without a win from their three games in the Allianz League so far, but there is no time for Lee’s men to feel sorry for themselves, as attention turns to next Sunday’s meeting with Westmeath.

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