Full-time – Limerick 1-0 Finn Harps
90 mins – There will be five minutes added time. Limerick 1-0 Finn Harps
89 mins – Harps defending well here to keep the tie within reach at just one goal down before Friday’s second leg in Ballybofey. Limerick 1-0 Finn Harps
82 mins – Wilfried Tagbo is on for Michael Funston. Limerick 1-0 Finn Harps
78 mins – Best chance of the night for Harps. Goalkeeper Freddy Hall charged from his goal to intercept a pass from Gareth Harkin. BJ Banda won the race and rounded Hall but, slightly off balance, opted to shoot early from 25 yards and an awkward angle and missed the target. Limerick 1-0 Finn Harps
75 mins – Vinny Faherty’s header under pressure from a cross by Ian Turner clips the outside of the Harps post with Ciaran Gallagher struggling to get across. Limerick 1-0 Finn Harps
73 mins – Shaun Kelly went in two-footed on Tony McNamee, who was incensed. Only a yellow. It was certainly borderline. Ollie Horgan wasn’t happy and gets a ticking off from the referee Limerick 1-0 Finn Harps
67 mins – Penalty appeal for Harps but referee Rob Rogers shakes his head. Michael Funston was almost in on goal and went down when Patrick Kanyuka might’ve clipped him slightly. Not a bad shout. Limerick 1-0 Finn Harps
Banda’s physical presence causing the limerick defense to think twice
— Conor Gibbons (@Con_Gibbs) November 2, 2015
63 mins – Vinny Faherty gets the home support to their feet with a strike from 20 yards but it drifts wide of Ciaran Gallagher’s goal. Limerick FC 1-0 Finn Harps
62 mins – Raymond Foy has come on for Harps, with Matthew Crossan making way. Limerick FC 1-0 Finn Harps 57 mins – Banda carries the ball well into the Limerick half but in the end is isolated and gives away a free-kick. Limerick FC 1-0 Finn Harps
56 mins – Harps patiently sitting in and BJ Banda, the 17-year-old from the Royal & Prior in Raphoe, will lead the line alone. Limerick still look dangerous. Limerick FC 1-0 Finn Harps
53 mins – Nathan Boyle has gone off. BJ Banda is on. Limerick FC 1-0 Finn Harps
47 mins – Damien McNulty booked and from Ian Turner’s free, Ciaran Coll concedes a corner but it comes to nothing. Limerick FC 1-0 Finn Harps
46 mins – Second half is underway In summary, Limerick have looked like a side who are indeed operating on a higher level to Harps, who were under pressure right from the off here at Markets Field. Harps did improve the longer the half went on but still lived dangerously on occasion. Shaun Kelly’s goal was top class. Could be better, could be worse.
45+1 mins – Shane Tracy heads into his own side-netting following a corner from Gareth Harkin. Whistle blows for half-time before Harps have the chance to take the next one. Limerick FC 1-0 Finn Harps
45 mins – Robbie Williams fizzes a shot over the Finn Harps crossbar. But he has no regrets. Limerick FC 1-0 Finn Harps
45 mins – Michael Funston is booked for a tug on Dean Clarke, who has been a menace all evening for Limerick. Limerick FC 1-0 Finn Harps
39 mins – Shaun Kelly almost gifts Harps a leveller when he and goalkeeper Freddy Hall get their wires crossed. Hall fails to gather a header back but Patrick Kanyuka gets in ahead of Nathan Boyle to clear. Limerick FC 1-0 Finn Harps
38 mins – A Harps corner comes to nothing as Vinny Faherty has to head over his own crossbar following a dangerous free from deep by Tony McNamee. Limerick FC 1-0 Finn Harps
There won’t be a single Christmas card sent to the Kelly family in Killybegs this Christmas.
— Andrew Cunneen (@Cunneen92) November 2, 2015
34 mins – GOOOOOOAAAALLLLLLL and guess who? Shaun Kelly, from Killybegs, fires Limerick into the lead with an unstoppable shot from the angle of the penalty area. Limerick FC 1-0 Finn Harps
33 mins – Nathan Boyle doing a decent job for Harps as a long striker, chasing down everything and hoplding up the play well. Limerick FC 0-0 Finn Harps 27 mins – Nathan Boyle chased down what appeared to be a lost cause and Harps had Limerick penned in momentarily but Damien McNulty’s crossfield ball was overhit. Limerick FC 0-0 Finn Harps
21 mins – Phew! Packie Mailey clears off the line from Vinny Faherty after a cross from the left by Dean Clarke that Harps struggled to clear as it bobbed about the area. Limerick FC 0-0 Finn Harps
19 mins – Bit better from the visitors who have been keeping the ball a little better in the last few minutes. Limerick FC 0-0 Finn Harps
13 mins – Harps struggling to put a string of passes together. Limerick FC 0-0 Finn Harps
11 mins – Dean Clarke is flying down the Limerick left and is fouled by Damien McNulty. Should’ve been a yellow. Limerick FC 0-0 Finn Harps
10 mins – Shane Tracy, with a half-volley, draws a save from Ciaran Gallagher. Limerick FC 0-0 Finn Harps
8 mins – Let off for Harps as Dean Clarke, under pressure from Damien McNulty, clips the crossbar following a cross from Killybgs native Shaun Kelly. Limerick FC 0-0 Finn Harps
6 mins – Pressure from Limerick as Dean Clarke, who looks lively on the right, wins a corner but Harps clear the danger. Limerick FC 0-0 Finn Harps
4 mins – Harps essentially flooding the midfield, with a back three and Nathan Boyle up front on his own. Limerick FC 0-0 Finn Harps
1 mins – We’re underway! Despite the picture above, this place is rocking.
Hello and welcome to Markets Field, where Limerick FC welcome Finn Harps in the first leg of the SSE Airtricity League promotion/ relegation play-off first leg.
Martin Russell’s team defeated Sligo Roversd 3-2 to avoid automatic relegation, while Harps overcame UCD 3-1 on aggregate to seal their place in tonight’s fixture.
Limerick FC: Freddy Hall; Shaun Kelly, Patrick Kanyuka, Robbie Williams, Shane Tracy; Shane Duggan; Dean Clarke, Paul O’Conor, Sean Russell, Ian Turner; Vinny Faherty.
Finn Harps: Ciaran Gallagher; Damien McNulty, Packie Mailey, Keith Cowan; Josh Mailey, Matthew Crossan, Gareth Harkin, Tony McNamee, Ciaran Coll; Michael Funston; Nathan Boyle.Tags: