Limerick were well worthy of their hard-fought point against Cork City in their Continental Tyres Women's National League clash at the Markets Field on Sunday, a game that saw both goalkeepers produce quality saves to ensure the sides shared the spoils.

While the game produced no goals, a clean sheet will have pleased no one more than former Cork City goalkeeper Trish Fennelly Hunt who knew she was going to be in for a difficult 90 minutes, having played with the Leesiders for six years.

Despite this, the Limerick netminder knew she would have to approach the tie like any other game but claimed that it was an added bonus to keep her hometown club and former teammates at bay.

“It is always nice to keep a clean sheet and this is the second one this season so hopefully we can build on that now,” said Fennelly Hunt.

“We played well and of course, obviously, it is a little nice to keep it against your old club.

“We dominated the first half. I think in the last ten minutes we got a little bit leggy, a little bit tired.

“But even at that we were compact, we knew what our job was and we worked hard.

“They did press us in the second half towards the end but they didn’t really create much chances from it.

“I think the draw was a fair result. I think maybe once or twice there with balls through we could have nicked it but I suppose if you sit down and really look at the game it could have went any way. It was pretty even out there,” she added.

“I was at Cork for nearly six seasons so all the girls playing there, I would know them.
“But at the end of the day, my club now is Limerick so my job is to just go out there and play the best that I can and obviously as a goalkeeper your aim is to go out and keep a clean sheet.

“It is nice to keep a clean sheet against your old club.

“You are going out there and you are doing your job.

“You performed well and you can put your hand up and say look I did my job.

“Obviously anyone who is playing against their old club when they have been with them the length of time I was it is hard.

“My job is to go out there and do that. That is what is expected of me.

“We are happy out with the point.

“We are a very new team and a very young team. Only three or four of us have actually played in the national league before and we are competing and that is what we want to do this year.”

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