Nil-nil at half-time and a reasonable enough reflection on the game if you excluded the danger from Limerick's deadball into the box. Limerick upped the tempo in the second-half and had a good spell for ten minutes. After five, a Behan knock-down was hit over the bar by Gaffney on the turn. With nine gone, Deano had an excellent effort from a free from thirty-five out which Ryan was happy to push away. This then fell to Joey whose low shot was deflected for a corner. From that corner, Patsy got a free-header from six out and he controlled it well to give Ryan no chance for 1-0 to the home side. Bradley then came on for McGrath for Limerick. However, Limerick then equalised almost immediately with a bad goal for the Youths when a low corner travelled, with a bounce, all the way to the far post where Gaffney had an easy job to steer it home. Not the first time that the Youths have given this type of goal away and symptomatic of the failure to really attack the ball as it comes head-height into the box. Derek O'Brien then came on wide left for Gary Sheahan. Limerick looked the better for their substitutions and, after twenty, Behan had a completely free header from twelve out but let it come up off his glance and it smacked against the crossbar and went away.