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REPORT | Limerick 0-0 Galway United

United’s first pre-season outing of the 2018 season ended in stalemate at the University of Limerick.

Shane Keegan’s newest signing, Conor Layng, went close to netting on his first appearance, but he fired straight at Brendan Clarke.

United’s task was made more difficult on the half hour mark when a trialist was sent off by referee Rob Hennessy for a late challenge on Eoin Wearen.

Former Bohemians midfielder Wearen then tried his luck with a shot from outside the box, but Tadhg Ryan made a routine save.

The second half saw Shane Keegan making ten changes and his players put in a hard working shift to stifle Limerick.

Mark O’Sullivan went close to applying the finishing touch at the back post, but he could not get the ball on target from a tight angle.

Ryan Connolly flashed a shot wide of Freddie Hall’s post from long range.

Limerick responded through O’Sullivan once again, but the striker fired into the side netting and the sides ended 0-0.

Galway United: Ryan; Shanahan, Trialist, Walsh, Ludden; Trialist, Barry, Byrne, Sharkey; McCormack, Layng

Substitutes used: Trialist, Conway, Rooney, Williams, Kinneen, Manning, Nugent, Connolly, Ubaezuonu, Trialist, Trialist, Trialist.