Cabinteely FC Press Release
Team News vs Limerick FC
SSE Airtricity League First Division
Saturday 23rd March 2019
In the only game in town this weekend, Cabinteely FC put their recent five-game unbeaten run in all competitions on the line when they host Limerick FC at Stradbrook.
Despite their recent undefeated streak, the South Dublin side have yet to register a home success this term.
Buoyed by their Munster triumph last week over Cobh Ramblers, the Shannonsiders come to the capital looking for their first away victory of the 2019 campaign.
Management Team View
Cabinteely Assistant Manager Eddie Gormley reflected on a good week after away victories over Drogheda United (4-1) and Bray Wanderers (2-1 in the Leinster Senior Cup).
“Last week against Drogheda, it was great to get another away victory and get the three points. Then Monday’s game with Bray was a different fixture with 11 changes of players. It keeps things tipping along for us.”
With Limerick the visitors to Stradbrook on Saturday, he is hopeful of keeping the unbeaten First Division running going.
“It’s going to be a difficult game. I don’t think there’s any easy games in this league. Everybody seems to be beating everybody else, So, it will be another tough game. Limerick were a Premier side last year. It will be a big challenge for us. But confidence is high in the squad. We just need to knuckle down and to perform. We’ll see where that takes us.”.
Kieran Marty Waters’ has been pivotal in Cabinteely securing seven points in their last three First Division outings – with a goal and four assists to his name.
“We probably had the toughest run of games imaginable. But we’ve dealt well with it. We suffered the Bray loss in the first game. They took it to us. But like that, we took that game and used it as motivation.”
He continued “We’ve ended up getting points from Shels, Longford and Drogheda. I think it’s been a really good return. But we have Limerick on Saturday. We have to turn those points into wins – especially at home. We have to take it from there.”
Daniel Blackbyrne, Paul Fox and Kieran Butler remain ruled out through injury.
A number of players featured in the Leinster Senior Cup and Colleges FAI Finals this week and will be checked over by the club’s medical staff.
Sean Grant will take charge of the fixture with Michelle O’Neill and Brian Fenlon the assistants. Oliver Moran is fourth official.
This is the first meeting of the clubs since October 2016. The teams have only met three times in the league – all in the First Division back 2016. Limerick won all three games – without conceding a goal.
FIRST DIVISION MEETINGS BETWEEN THE CLUBS
Stradbrook, October 15
Cabinteely 0; Limerick 1 (Sean Russell 65).
Market’s Field, August 13
Limerick 2 (Shane Tracy 19, Garbhan Coughlan 40); Cabinteely 0.
Stradbrook, June 24
Cabinteely 0; Limerick 2 (Shane Tracy 29, Sean McSweeney 54).
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