Dundalk V Limerick | Tues 27 Feb | 7:45pm | Oriel Park

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Re: Dundalk V Limerick | Tues 27 Feb | 7:45pm | Oriel Park

Postby Johnnybegood33 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:44 pm

8-0 . That’s nearly an average of 3 per game. Cmon the town.



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Re: Dundalk V Limerick | Tues 27 Feb | 7:45pm | Oriel Park

Postby Bogger » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:51 pm

Sneachta ya eating your hat yet? Wasn’t a top class performance but was a massive improvement

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Re: Dundalk V Limerick | Tues 27 Feb | 7:45pm | Oriel Park

Postby Wexford White » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:51 pm

It all looks different now. Goal difference of 8 and 3 clean sheets
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Re: RE: Re: Dundalk V Limerick | Tues 27 Feb | 7:45pm | Oriel Park

Postby Sneachta » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:25 pm

Bogger wrote:Sneachta ya eating your hat yet? Wasn’t a top class performance but was a massive improvement
Haha!! I've been rootin in a cupboard lookin for a hat de last hour... only I'll need one tomorrow with that weather. I'll postpone the eating of the hat ceremony until the dawn at least.

In seriousness, wtf? Bray thrashed by six, Limerick eight, Sligo comfortably beaten. Are Bray, Limerick and Sligo full time? If not does a midweek game affect a semi pro teams preparations for a game? They're surely not recovered fully. I'm almost sure Sligo are full time and maybe Limerick so maybe my theory only applies to bray. I could think of nothing worse than playing midweek games in the winter as s junior footballer. Games are for the weekend!

Chevdukas looks the man to me. Get him in against Derry!

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Re: Dundalk V Limerick | Tues 27 Feb | 7:45pm | Oriel Park

Postby dundalkfc1903 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:42 pm

Somewhat enjoyable

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Re: Dundalk V Limerick | Tues 27 Feb | 7:45pm | Oriel Park

Postby Ezeikial » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:44 pm

Glass looks more than half full now

Up to 3rd place - Best goal difference, no goals conceded, three consecutive clean sheets, Unbeaten

League debut by Chvedukas. Hoban off the mark, Connolly with a goal, several players improving their fitness.

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Re: Dundalk V Limerick | Tues 27 Feb | 7:45pm | Oriel Park

Postby Townfan7 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:51 pm

The early goals eased the pressure on everybody. Couldn't have asked for more with that performance, at last we are properly up & running but that's all, one game at a time & so on. There was more movement & creativity throughout & this will only improve as we play more games. I haven't mentioned any players as all of them did their bit.

The only disappointment tonight was Hoban's disgraceful attitude when he was taken off, completely wrong & not good enough. I'm sure Stephen Kenny will deal with this as he sees fit.

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Re: Dundalk V Limerick | Tues 27 Feb | 7:45pm | Oriel Park

Postby OHare » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:55 pm

Kenny certainly wasn't happy with Hoban.
.he went over to him on the Bench and had a few strong words with him..looked like he grabbed the bib out of Hobans hands and then threw it at him..

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Re: Dundalk V Limerick | Tues 27 Feb | 7:45pm | Oriel Park

Postby Ezeikial » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:09 pm

I doubt that SK will tolerate that petulance for a minute. With a squad size of 24 he cannot allow any dissent from any player.

Pat Hoban was clearly disappointed about being denied further opportunities for a hat trick and in many ways that is understandable - even positive, if channeled the right way.

Once Pat recognises the problem and apologises privately for his behaviour and reaction, all is good. Otherwise there will only be one winner in any row, and it wont be him
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Re: Dundalk V Limerick | Tues 27 Feb | 7:45pm | Oriel Park

Postby Johnnybegood33 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:13 pm

That’s not tolerated at Dundalk. I’m sure Patrick will apologize , when he realizes , it was heat of the moment stuff. There’s a game on Friday Patrick , this game was won.

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Re: Dundalk V Limerick | Tues 27 Feb | 7:45pm | Oriel Park

Postby Ezeikial » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:39 pm

Gerry Malone does his usual post-match interview with Gary Rogers

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Re: Dundalk V Limerick | Tues 27 Feb | 7:45pm | Oriel Park

Postby Ezeikial » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:45 pm

Stephen Kenny post-match interview on DFCTV

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Re: Dundalk V Limerick | Tues 27 Feb | 7:45pm | Oriel Park

Postby mike » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:50 pm

Seemed quite childish from Hoban, not like he hadn’t scored, he got two and I was well impressed with his second that was real English league quality training ground, curling in from your weaker foot. He had nothing to be disappointed with. Compare his sub to that of Shields, he trotted off and made sure he shook hands with the whole bench. Come on Patrick.

On the match, this was real pressure to win and get off and running so top marks all round. We’ll have bigger fish to fry but what on earth were Limerick at allowing us to carry the ball almost unopposed from back to front and almost walking through their mf at every opportunity.

Good displays by Duffy, Benson, and Hoban (when on the pitch!) I like the partnership of Cleary and Folan, and also Shields is maturing into a very good holding player, and is starting to compliment Benson quite well. If he can eliminate his stray passing (better tonight) these two will be hard to dislodge. Nice intro by Chevedukas and and a great goal to mark his debut, Adorjan didn’t get involved as much, slight worry over Marco but he well behind on training.

That was one cold night in oriel tonight, but we are off and running. Mental to think Limerick started the game with +1 GD.

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Re: Dundalk V Limerick | Tues 27 Feb | 7:45pm | Oriel Park

Postby Ezeikial » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:05 am

Dundalk hit eight past Limerick to claim first win of new season
Dundalk 8 Limerick City 0

BEFORE kick-off at Oriel Park, the PA announcer told fans to hold onto their tickets in case snow forced an abandonment.

Within a few minutes of kick-off, it became clear that a match ending blizzard was Limerick’s only hope of escaping defeat.

This was almost too comfortable for Dundalk, a stroll that tackled the notion that the new 10 team league will be devoid of easy fixtures.

The quick turnarounds are exposing the clubs with stretched resources and, in Limerick’s defence, they had a day less to prepare for this fixture after Saturday’s draw with Bohemians on a heavy Market’s Field surface.

On a snow laden Oriel Park pitch, they were unable to put up any resistance as Dundalk left behind their barren start to the campaign to get some shooting practice in.

They needed a trouble free night with champions Cork City already setting a healthy pace. It sets the Lilywhites up nicely for a challenging trip to the Brandywell on Friday, although the elements will have a big say in whether that fixture goes ahead.

After 180 minutes without a goal, Stephen Kenny’s side scored two in the opening ten minutes here to remove any stress from proceedings. Six more would follow for what is their biggest margin of victory under Kenny.

Once a tractor had cleaned up visibility of the white lines, their path to success was clear.

An orange ball was also produced. Dundalk got more use out of it from the outset and both of their early strikes came from decent passages.

For the deadlock breaker, Robbie Benson threaded the ball through for Ronan Murray who squared for Patrick Hoban with the striker grabbing the first goal of his second stint.

Benson then got off the mark for the campaign by engineering a one-two with Michael Duffy and squeezing the ball past Brendan Clarke.


This set up a long night for Limerick, and the small band of away fans in the exposed away section who continued to sing away in the biting temperatures on the countdown to the long trip home.

It was a struggle for the travelling players to keep their spirits at the same level as the one way traffic continued.

Hoban looked rusty at times in Friday’s draw with Shamrock Rovers and this was a considerable improvement, although tardy Limerick defending aided the confidence boosting process.

He added his second following an elaborate build-up, dragging Shane Tracy one way and then the other before angling a left footer beyond Clarke.

As if confirmation was required, Limerick knew it wasn’t their night when a penalty shout by William Fitzgerald was waved away by Paul Tuite.

Rookie boss Tommy Barrett took over in less than ideal circumstances – manager Neil McDonald resigned on the first day of pre-season – and a four point return from their first two games was credible.

Owner Pat O’Sullivan has spoken of the need for new investment to help him out, a contrast from Dundalk’s situation with a new American consortium running the show.

The difference was exposed with Barrett down a few bodies here – their bench only included six subs – and the inadequacies were brutally apparent. The fourth came just before the half-time whistle with ex-Limerick player Stephen Folan rising highest to divert a corner into its intended destination.

Limerick’s second half mission was therefore about emerging with a scoreline that was somewhat respectable, and keeper Clarke was the main player in this regard. He denied Murray and Hoban with fine stops before the hour mark.

Kenny opted to utilise his bench and Karolis Chvedukas was brought in for a competitive debut, a player that is no stranger to Baltic temperatures seeing as he’s a Lithuanian international.

Ironically enough, his first meaningful appearance of the campaign was delayed by the flu. He made up for lost time by blasting the fifth past the helpless Clarke when a Murray shot came back off the post.

Duffy then notched the sixth, skipping down the left flank and drilling home with aplomb. “There’s only one Michael Duffy,” said the excited Dundalk PA man, who also happens to be named Michael Duffy. Limerick weren’t in on the joke.

Kenny then sprung Nigerian-Italian Marco Tagbajumi for a first Oriel outing, a decision that did not please the hat-trick chasing Hoban. He was admonished by his manager for a petulant reaction, the only hint of discord in what was a routine exercise.

Other players needed a leg-up though and chaotic Limerick defending allowed Dylan Connolly in to add the seventh. Limerick’s fans kept on singing, to the point where they could be forgiven for losing count.

Duffy added the eighth at the death, but the locals will know a more exacting test is required to measure the true meaning.

Dundalk – Rogers, Gannon, Folan, Cleary, Massey; Shields (Chvedukas 60), Benson (Adorjan 75); Connolly, Murray, Duffy; Hoban (Tagbajumi 67)

Limerick – Clarke, Kelly, Cantwell, D Dennehy, Tracy; Duggan, Wearen (Whitehead 60); Fitzgerald, Walsh O’Loghlen, B Dennehy; Ellis (O’Sullivan 60)

REF – P Tuite (Dublin)




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Re: Dundalk V Limerick | Tues 27 Feb | 7:45pm | Oriel Park

Postby dell » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:06 am

Use the orange ball every game!! Hoban isnt the type of player to have a falling out with a manager so Id presume it was wanting to play as much as possible after a frustrating time out. When well in front getting game time for players who were out up until tonight like Chevdukas or just signed like Tagbajemi was important and id expect Hoban to see that. Its amazing how a few hours and a good result can change things for us all - its 3 games in unbeaten, 8 scored, none conceded, almost a full squad to pick from. Any anxious moments from fans are put aside for a wee while now. Assuming the game in the Brandywell goes ahead it will be a sterner test and a better indication of where we are at developing this team as a unit. By goodness Oriel can be one cold place, beaten only by the Carlisle Grounds!!! (or some non league cup tie in Baldonnel).

What logic is there behind Limerick playing on a Sunday if they have to play the next Tuesday, surely a Friday night fixture would make more sense. Is there and issue with floodlighting at Markets Field?


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