Captain Clarke's cracking penalty save helped Limerick earn all three points against Bohs  (Credit: Tom Beary)

League Report: Limerick 1 - 0 Bohemians
Published: August 20, 2017

The boos for Limerick after their mid-week defeat were put in the past as they beat Bohs 1-0 on Saturday night at Markets Field to move four points clear of the dangerzone.


Rodigo Tosi was the match winner on his return to the starting line up after the 2-0 home defeat to Shamrock Rovers on Tuesday. Tosi scored his 11th league goal of the season to earn Limerick their only win in their last six Premier Division games.


Bohs were hoping to keep pressure on Bray Wanderers above them in fifth position in the table but their Saturday night loss leaves them only two points clear of Limerick in seventh place, and comes after their late extratime loss in the FAI Cup in Finn Park last week.


The Gypsies paid the penalty in the first half, conceding an early spot kick from Tosi in the tenth minute which was won by the Brazilian. They then missed one of their own later in the half.


Georgie Poynton was the hero for Bohs from the penalty spot when they inflicted Cork City’s first league loss of the season late last month. However he couldn’t convert just before half time with Limerick ‘keeper Brendan Clarke saving the spot kick diving to his left.


Limerick: Brendan Clarke, Barry Cotter, Joe Crowe, Tony Whitehead, David O’Connor, Lee J Lynch, Stephen Kenny (Dean Clarke 63), Bastien Hery, Chiedozie Ogbene, Peter Beki (Garbhan Coughlan 67), Rodrigo Tosi.

Subs not used: Tommy Holland, Shane Tracy, Henry Cameron, Killian Brouder, Dean Clarke, Shane Duggan, Garbhan Coughlan.

Booked: David O’Connor, Joe Crowe.


Bohemians: Shane Supple, Derek Pender, Rob Cornwall, Keith Ward, Ciaran O’Connor (Lorcan Fitzgerald 67), Fuad Sule, Dan Casey (Dylan Hayes 77), Warren O’Hora, Georgie Poynton (Keith Dalton 84), Ian Morris; Ishmail Akinade.

Subs not used: Colin McCabe, Eoghan Morgan, Stephen Donnelly, Keith Dalton, Philip Gorman, Dylan Hayes, Lorcan Fitzgerald.

Booked: Rob Cornwall, Ian Morris, George Poynton.


Referee: Jim McKell.



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Macdara Ferris

Macdara Ferris is a contributor since 2007 to Hoops Scene (Shamrock Rovers' match day programme) and the co-author of Tallaght Time: Shamrock Rovers 2009 to 2012. He still believes that one day he will see Rovers win the FAI Cup. The first international game he attended was Luxembourg being dispatched 2-1 at Lansdowne Road by Jack Charlton's Ireland team.

He has been a writer with since 2012 covering the League of Ireland, the Irish National team and a few Champions League finals. He has also been known to pop up in far flung places like Ballybofey, Belfast, Berlin and Brazil to report for extratime.

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