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Decent performance against Cork today in the MSC. Not sure how much of a barometer it is for the league season, maybe it's given us fall hope, but there were some excellent individual performances. Paudie O'Connor looked hugely assured for a 17-year-old at centre-back. Duggan superb.
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Such a poor away attendance for a Munster derby. Limericks start to the season wouldn't have done much for their potential support either. We would have brought a bigger crowd to Cork ffs
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Originally posted by PanteirA PanteirA wrote:

Such a poor away attendance for a Munster derby. Limericks start to the season wouldn't have done much for their potential support either. We would have brought a bigger crowd to Cork ffs


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It`s the 3rd biggest city in the Republic but as "Corkery`s" pic shows, their away support would fit in a 7-seater taxi. Maybe Limerick have been playing too long outside the LOI Premier? Their amateur clubs were always quite strong and have done well in the AUL Junior Cup over the years.

They`ve a good manager who knows how to scrap off buttons of a budget, as he did with UCD. They`ve also a few experienced heads like Shane Duggan, Ian Turner, Aidan Price and Vinny Faherty to guide the youngsters along. But here`s the rub: will a fickle Limerick soccer public come out to support a team whose biggest goal (realistically) is survival in the LOI Premier?


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Terrible crowd alright, had the match kicked off by that stage? In fairness though I've seen a number of other teams in the league with similar away supports on a regular basis
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Originally posted by starryplough starryplough wrote:

Terrible crowd alright, had the match kicked off by that stage? In fairness though I've seen a number of other teams in the league with similar away supports on a regular basis
Ya, the match was on. They started waving the flags when they were losing. The munster derby thing appeals to Limerick but not Cork. Cork have tried marketing Limerick and Waterford as a derby but it doesn't seem to work. You could get 4,000 against Pats and the next week be done to 3,000 because it's Limerick or Waterford. 
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Originally posted by corkery corkery wrote:

Originally posted by starryplough starryplough wrote:

Terrible crowd alright, had the match kicked off by that stage? In fairness though I've seen a number of other teams in the league with similar away supports on a regular basis

Ya, the match was on. They started waving the flags when they were losing. The munster derby thing appeals to Limerick but not Cork. Cork have tried marketing Limerick and Waterford as a derby but it doesn't seem to work. You could get 4,000 against Pats and the next week be done to 3,000 because it's Limerick or Waterford. 


While fans will come out when there's a good team in town its a lot to do with the amount of times teams play each other too.
In order to market a derby it cant be happening every week.

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I don't think that photo was taken when the game was on.  There were a number of people in the away end who are not in the photo.  

We didn't have great support on friday night but it was quite a few more than in the photo.  I also know of away fans who were there in the home end. 
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Come on, if there was 5 more in the away end that would have been doing well for ye, I was shocked with the low support, even Waterford used to bring more for the so called "Munster Derby".

I'm very easy going when it comes to teams from outside of Leinster and away followings, because I know how difficult it is to juggle trying to get half days even full days off to get up the country every second week. But Limerick is only an hour and a half away at most. Even if you finished work at 6 you'd still make KO.
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That photo looks accurate to me. Kept looking over when the game was on, expecting more to arrive. They never did
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Really felt Limerick were on the cusp of something when they got promoted but can't help thinking now that they will return to  First Division obscurity for the forseable. Hopefully not though  
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I'm in the photo on my own and I was sitting beside somebody for the first half.  I stood for the 2nd half and none of the people near me are in the photo.   A few missed the first goal but not many.  My guess is that it was taken as the teams came out. 

The away crowd was poor but not as bad as shown.  I counted 62 in the away end in the first half.     
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The fact you counted them sums it up. Sixty f**king two. Limerick are f**ked. Very sad
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I'm really sorry, but there was not 62 fans in the away section Friday night. The picture is an accurate representation of the amount of fans Limerick bought. Take this from someone who stands in the first section of the Shed End directly opposite the away section, and who can easily count the number of fans in said section. 
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Originally posted by RKBarmyArmy RKBarmyArmy wrote:

I'm really sorry, but there was not 62 fans in the away section Friday night. The picture is an accurate representation of the amount of fans Limerick bought. Take this from someone who stands in the first section of the Shed End directly opposite the away section, and who can easily count the number of fans in said section. 
Agreed, not a hope was there 62 must have been on the bucky on the way down seeing at least double.
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I was seeing double and 62 still surprised me

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When you have a stadium like they do, you'll never get fans.

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