GAA – Limerick travel to Sligo in NFL

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THE LIMERICK footballers make the long journey to Markievicz Park this coming Sunday in round six of the National Football League.

Sitting at the bottom of the table with one point from their last five games, Limerick manager John Brudair knows that even two wins from their remaining games may not be enough to escape relegation from Division three of the league.

“We need to make sure that we do all we can to win the next two games. This weekend against Sligo and April 2 against Offaly are vital for our season.”

Limerick lost heavily to Westmeath in their last game, while Sligo managed a one point victory over much fancied Kildare. Ironically, Limerick’s best performance of the season came against the Lily Whites  and John Brudair knows that when teams are on form in Divison three, any one can beat any one else.

“We know we have performed well in some games this season. The lads in the panel know how close we came to winning against Tipperary and Kildare. The losses to Clare and Westmeath, all be it disappointing, were more about our own mistakes than anything else. We have a young panel and they will learn from that. We have played Sligo three times over the last few years and we know that there will only be a kick of the ball between us once the dust settles.”

Limerick may be without the services of Seanie Buckley (calf), while Gearóid Hegarty has chosen to begin 2016 with the senior hurlers. Throw in is at 2pm.

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