Lim­er­ick pay the penalty as Doo­ley makes amends

Lim­er­ick Of­faly 2-16 4-10

The Irish Times - Monday - Sport - - National Hurling League Gaelic Games -

SHANE DOO­LEY was the cen­tral player in this dra­matic con­test which fin­ished in con­tro­versy at the Gaelic Grounds.

Doo­ley had a penalty saved four min­utes into the sec­ond half but he made amends when he blasted a sim­i­lar ef­fort to the net with the last ac­tion, which also saw Lim­er­ick’s Tom Con­don sent off .

Lim­er­ick se­lec­tor John Kiely did not be­lieve a penalty should have been awarded. “In my opin­ion it was def­i­nitely not a penalty. We will study the video a nd while a draw was a dis­ap­point­ing out­come we will go to Antrim next Sun­day full of con­fi­dence,” he said.

Points by Conor Al­lis and Graeme Mulc­ahy gave Lim­er­ick a good start but a goal by Doo­ley af­ter 13 min­utes tied the game.

Lim­er­ick man­aged two goals be­fore the break, the first by Niall Mo­ran. And just on half-time sub­sti­tute Seán Tobin scored a su­per goal. That left Lim­er­ick 2-6 to 1-7 in front at the in­ter­val.

Lim­er­ick opened up their 2-12 to 1-9 ad­van­tage with 14 min­utes re­main­ing. Ger Healion’s goal brought it back to a point but Mulc­ahy and Seán O’brien looked to have scored the in­sur­ance points for Lim­er­ick only for the late dra­matic in­ci­dent which saw Doo­ley bring his tally to 2-5. LIM­ER­ICK: N Quaid; S Walsh, R Mccarthy, T Con­don; W Mcna­mara, D O'grady, G O'ma­honey; P Browne (0-1), J Ryan; N Maher (0-1), D Breen (0-2), C Al­lis (0-4, two frees); G Mulc­ahy (0-2), N Mo­ran (1-0), T Quaid (0-3). Subs: S Tobin (1-2) for Maher (27 mins), K Downes for Mo­ran (57 mins), S O’brien (0-1) for Breen (63 mins), M Ryan for T Quaid (70 mins). OF­FALY: J Dempsey; C Mcdon­ald, D Kenny, S Wynne; D Morkan, R Han­niffy, D Franks; D Ho­ran (0-1), J Rigney (0-2); J Ber­gin, C Ma­hon (1-0), B Mur­phy (0-2), S Doo­ley (2-5, 1-0 pen, 0-3 frees, 0-1 64, 1 side­line), C Egan, J Mul­rooney. Subs: G Healion (1-0) S Cough­lan for Egan and Wynne (half-time), T Car­roll for Mul­rooney (49 mins), S Ryan for Rigney (57 mins), E Mur­phy for Han­niffy (70 mins). Ref­eree: C Mcal­lis­ter (Cork). Mon­aghan ............... Fin­gal ........................ Louth ......................... Ty­rone........................ Done­gal ..................... Sligo............................ PW 4 3 4 3 4 1 4 2 4 1 4 0 D 1 0 2 0 0 1 L 0 1 1 2 3 3

F 2-60 7-54 6-63 4-66 3-49 6-49

A 3-41 0-57 4-47 7-51 7-80 7-65 PD +16 +18 +22 +6 -43 -19 Pts 7 6 4 4 2 1 Fer­managh.............. War­wick­shire ........ Leitrim ..................... Long­ford ................. PW 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 0 D 0 0 0 0 L 0 1 1 2

F 6-41 9-29 4-25

1-15

A 3-16 0-19 7-37 10-38 PD +34 +37 -21 -50 Pts 4 2 2 0

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