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  • 27 April 2013
  • • 19:45
  • • Thomond Park, Limerick
  • Referee: N. Doyle
  • • Attendance: 1582
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Limerick 0-0 Shelbourne - Blues fail to capitalise on early sending off

Limerick 0-0 Shelbourne - Blues fail to capitalise on early sending off

Diarmuid Greene / Sportsfile

Shels held out for a scoreless draw despite Limerick dominating for most of the game after the eighth minute sending off of Robert Bayly

Stuart Taylor's side were made to rue many missed chances as Limerick could not find a goal despite playing the majority of the match with an extra player as Shelbourne had Robert Bayly sent off early on.

Limerick had the first chance of the game, with Shane Tracy driving the ball towards the right of the goal, drawing Ger Hanley into an easy save. The visitors were reduced to 10 men after just eight minutes when Robert Bayly was dismissed for a tussle with Craig Curran, which sent Curran to the turf due to a suspected elbow from the Shelbourne player.

Ian Ryan was lucky not to put the ball into his own net 15 minutes later, heading dangerously close when trying to clear Danny Galbraith's cross. Another mistake from Ryan almost gifted Limerick the opener on the stroke of half-time, but Shane Tracy saw his shot hit the crossbar when through on goal.

Jack Memery put in a fantastic tackle to keep out Danny Galbraith at the beginning of the second-half, with the winger causing plenty of problems for the visiting defence. Rory Gaffney was close to getting on the end of a Shane Tracy cross as the home side began to dominate possession, helped by the man advantage.

Limerick threw everything forward at the end, including defender Aaron Browne, but could not break the deadlock, with 10-man Shelbourne holding on for a hard-fought point.

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