Limerick District Premier
Nenagh proved they are in the title race to stay with a victory over reigning champions Carew Park on Sunday.
The Limerick top flight debutantes made a positive start to the campaign, but there were some questioning their ability to keep pace in the title race.
They registered somewhat of a statement win on Sunday, albeit they were helped by a second half Carew red card, beating the champions to go second around the half way stage.
The first half was error strewn first half as the enormity of the clash seemed to have an negative effect on both.
Nenagh sensed the need for a change and shuffled the pack at half time, Nathan Kelly came off the bench and began to inspire a turn around in the away approach.
The visitors wasted a number of half chances as they began to take control and a Carew red with just under 20 minutes to go handed them further impetus.
With a man advantage Nenagh began to probe further and when the break through came it was no surprise Ryan Gilmartins was involved.
The striker sent a free kick goal ward and it deflected past the helpless Carew Park keeper.
Nenagh seen out the remaining ten minutes without much concern to record a huge win and bank what could prove a crucial three points
The Tipp side have now taken six points away to Limerick powerhouse’s Pike Rovers and Carew Park now and are firmly in the mix with a mouthwatering game against leaders Janesboro on the horizon.