Seamus Quigley frozen out by Fermanagh
Limerick 1-06 Fermanagh 0-18: Fermanagh manager Pete McGrath confirmed that Seamus Quigley is no longer in his plans following a disagreement at training last Tuesday, but has stated that the door remains open for the return of his brothers, Sean and Conor to return to the squad.
The trio left together last week and none were available for the trip to Limerick yesterday as Fermanagh finished comprehensive winners.
"I can confirm that Seamus is off the panel and will not be returning. The position of Conor and Sean is less clear.
"The door is still open and I would like to think that there will be some kind of contact with Conor and Sean," commented McGrath.
Indeed, Fermanagh were to make light of the absence of the three Roslea players as they cruised to a comfortable victory over Limerick in Newcastle West.
The Ernemen dominated from the start of the game and by half time had opened up an eight point advantage, 0-13 to 1-02.
Tomas Corrigan was to take on the scoring burden for Fermanagh with the attacker landing 0-09, while he was well supported by the impressive Ryan Jones, who rattled over three huge scores.
Fermanagh dictated play all over the pitch in the first half and raced into an early four point lead through Jones (2), Ryan McCluskey and Tommy McElroy.
With Corrigan then firing over two superb points, Fermanagh moved further clear, although Limerick were thrown a lifeline when Eoin Hanrahan's attempt at a point ended up in the net.
This was only a blip as far as Fermanagh were concerned, with midfielders Eoin Donnelly and Richard O'Callaghan giving them the upperhand in that sector.
Fermanagh were not as free flowing in the second half but they were always in control as Jones and Corrigan hit further points.
Hanrahan and Ian Ryan did knock over points for Limerick in the second half but there was an inevitability about the outcome.
Limerick: D. O'Sullivan; P. Browne, J. McCarthy, C. Moran; I. Corbett, S. Lucey, P. Ranahan; T. Lee (0-01), J. Galvin; E. Hanrahan (1-03, 2f), M. Brosnan, M. Fitzgibbon; D. Neville, G. Collins, I. Ryan (0-02, 2f). Subs: M. O'Riordan for Lucey, S. O'Carroll for Fitzgibbon, G. Noonan for Brosnan, G. Hegarty for Galvin, K. Phair for Collins. Black card: O'Carroll replaced by D. Treacey.
Fermanagh: C. Snow; J. Woods (0-01), C. Cullen, T. Daly; D. McCusker, R. McCluskey (0-01), T. McElroy (0-01); E. Donnelly (0-01), R. O'Callaghan (0-01); L. Cullen, R. Jones (0-03), P. McCusker; R. Ormsby, B. Cox, T. Corrigan (0-09, 5f). Subs: N. Cassidy for Cox, E. Courtney for Ormsby, B. Mulrone for McElroy, C. Jones for P. McCusker, A. Breen for Daly, N. Shannon for D. McCusker.