Cork City make it seven wins from seven with victory over Limerick

Limerick 0 - Cork City 3 
Cork City make it seven wins from seven with victory over Limerick
Sean Maguire celebrates after team-mate Gearóid Morrissey scored their third goal during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match between Limerick FC and Cork City. Picture: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

CORK CITY romped to a three-goal win over Munster rivals Limerick in this provincial derby at the Market’s Field tonight, writesNoel Spillane.

City led 2-0 inside 33 minutes with goals from top scorer Seanie Maguire, his seventh in seven games, and Garry Buckley with his first league goal of the season.

It was two-nil at the break and then in the opening minute of the second half Gearoid Morrissey drove home a left-footed scorcher low into the bottom corner of Brendan Clarke’s net.

Limerick did well in the opening passages of play but City’s two goals took the sting out of the SuperBlues and quelled the 2,989 attendance.

On a night when Dundalk beat Drogheda 3-1 and Derry came for two goals down to get to 2-2 but lost 3-2 in the end to Bray Wanderers at McGinn Park – the Leesiders maintained their 100% record and stay six points clear at the top of the SSE Airtricity League.


Limerick (4-3-3) - Clarke; Kelly, Williams, Whitehead, Robson; Duggan (capt), Lynch, O’Conor; Ogbene, Tosi, Turner.

Subs - O’Flynn & D. O’Connor for Whitehead & Robson (half-time), Mulhall for Tosi (80 mins) Kenny, Hery, Kainz & Hall (not used) 

Cork City (4-2-3-1) - McNulty; Keohane, Bennett, Delaney, O’Connor; McCormack, Morrissey; Sheppard, Buckley, Dooley; Maguire.

Subs - Griffin for Keohane (67 mins), Ellis for Maguire (78 mins), Nanetti for Dooley (87 mins), Kavanagh, McCarthy, Byrne & Smith (not used) 

Referee: Neil Doyle (Dublin) 

Official attendance: 2,989

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