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Late Cawley screamer secures point for Shane Keegan’s men

Harry Coyne

Limerick hosted Galway in the Marketsfield on Friday night. A big and loud Galway crowd travelled down and aided the 1700 attendance.

The game had a very slow start but Limerick were dominant throughout. 6 minutes in Chiedozie Ogbene was released down the wing by Tommy Robson. The winger cut inside but poorly shot and the ball was easily saved by Conor Winn. Limerick went close again. Chris Mulhall’s long range shot was saved low down by Conor Winn out for a corner.

Limerick were then awarded a free kick on the half hour mark. Lee-J Lynch whipped it in and Robbie Williams was there to head into the Galway net. After this the game slowly died out and it was left with Limerick one goal to the better at the half.

The second half started the same and there was no action until late on. Bastien Héry and Chiedozie Ogbene went close which would have clinched the win for Limerick but in the 85th minute, out of nowhere David Cawley hit a thunderbolt of a strike from 30 yards out, the ball flew into the top right corner, straight past a fully stretched Brendan Clarke. The travelling fans went mad and some even ran onto the pitch to celebrate with the players causing a bit of a delay in the restart of the game.

A hard fought point for Galway but Limerick will be fuming that they could not seal the win and continue interim manager Willie Bolands winning streak.

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