Paddy McCourt’s penalty in the first half was all that separated Finn Harps and Limerick at the end of tonight’s first leg of the promotion-relegation play-off final.
McCourt netted in the 36th minute after Jesse Devers was fouled by Killian Brouder.
It proved the only goal of the game and leaves the tie delicately poised heading into Friday’s return leg at the Markets Field.
Here’s how the world of Twitter saw tonight’s game …
— Did Finn Harps Win? (@DidFinnHarpsWin) October 29, 2018
Limerick FC would also like to thank @StCatherinesFC – the very first club of our defender Shaun Kelly – for the kind use of their facilities and their hospitality in helping us to prepare for tonight's game against Finn Harps.
— Limerick FC (@LimerickFCie) October 29, 2018
What a win in Ballybofey for Finn Harps as they beat Limerick 1-0 courtesy of a Paddy McCourt penalty! They will go to Market's Field full of confidence for the play-off final second leg! #LOI #GreatestLeagueInTheWorld
— League Of Ireland Daily (@LOIDaily) October 29, 2018
Delighted Harps won that and hope they can see it out on Friday 🙏🏻 Love that trip up to Ballybofey
— Sr Coño Grande (@codsrfc93) October 29, 2018
— MariaGallagher_ (@MariaGallagher_) October 29, 2018
Control your fans @LimerickFCie throwing fireworks at players feet as they take a throw in is pathetic
— Dermot Connolly (@DJConnollyEsq) October 29, 2018
It was in the script wasn't it? Paddy McCourt goal for Harps
— Gerard Mooney (@gerardm117) October 29, 2018
Paddy McCourt scoring on his final appearance at Finn Park. pic.twitter.com/fh5ZFYcrEf
— Darren Holland (@darren__holland) October 29, 2018
As suggested by total goal counts, a 1-0 win for Finn Harps …
Correct outcome & correct scoreline …@FinnHarpsFC 1 @LimerickFCie 0 #GreatestLeagueInTheWorld #LeagueOfIreland #loi #loilive https://t.co/0I8YkqU4sp
— Robert Reid (@RobertReid64) October 29, 2018
— sharon gillespie (@shazscan) October 29, 2018