Bohemians 0 Limerick 0
Limerick produced an impressive defensive display at Dalymount Park on Friday night to claim a share of the spoils with Bohemians in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division.
Though seventh-place Bohs dominated possession from the get-go, they breathed a sigh of relief on 17 minutes when Limerick striker Mark O’Sullivan failed to connect with an enticing Cian Coleman pull-back.
Following this let-off, an audacious lob by Gypsies striker Eoghan Stokes floated just over the visitors’ crossbar.
Keith Ward provided a strong attacking outlet for the hosts on the left-flank, and he was narrowly off-target from a Keith Buckley cross.
Limerick netminder Brendan Clarke turned over a subsequent piledriver by Dylan Watts, before Shane Tracy was denied by some last-gasp defending at the opposite end.
Bohs continued to press for an opening goal after the break – Stokes forcing fine saves from Clarke in the 58th and 66th minutes respectively. However, Limerick remained largely resolute in defence, where first-half substitute Darren Dennehy combined effectively with his brother Billy.
Shaun Kelly cleared a goal-bound Ward strike off the line as the Bohs challenge intensified in the final-quarter, but Tommy Barrett’s side ultimately held out for their third draw of the season.
BOHEMIANS: Supple; Buckley, Morris, Casey (Moore, 88 mins), Leahy; Watts, Byrne; Grant (Corcoran, 79 mins), Lunney, Ward; Stokes.
LIMERICK: Clarke; Kelly, Whitehead, Brouder (D Dennehy 44 mins), B Dennehy; Cantwell, Coleman; Tracy (Maguire, 67 mins), Duggan, Fitzgerald (Morrissey, 75 mins); O’Sullivan.
Referee: J McLoughlin (Roscommon).