Munster MHC Final Replay – Limerick 1-20 Waterford 4-8

Limerick defeated Waterford by 1-20 to 4-8 in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship Final Replay on Tuesday July 23rd at Semple Stadium Thurles.

Limerick crowned Munster minor hurling champions

Report from the Limerick Leader newspaper

Limerick won their first Munster minor hurling title in 29 years on Wednesday night thanks to a thrilling 1-20 to 4-8 win over Waterford in Semple Stadium. Just 10 days earlier Limerick had to fight back from seven points down late in the game to snatch a draw. But this time round Limerick were outstanding from start to finish. They were hit with set back after set back but showed great heart to fight back.

The win came on the back of some astute switches prior to the throw-in.  Limerick manager Brian Ryan and his selectors made two changes to the starting team and lined out with a new-look central defence and it worked a treat. Ronan Lynch moved from full forward to centre back and was outstanding. Limerick bossed most of the opening 30 minutes as they started where they left off in the drawn game.

The defence was first to everything and the attack was displaying a far superior touch and pace than the first clash between the sides. By the end of the opening quarter, Limerick were 0-5 to 0-0 ahead with the Ronan Lynch, Sean Finn and Andrew La Touche Cosgrave dominant. Late goal hero from the first day, Tom Morrissey, opened the scoring. Then Lynch came to the fore with four successive scores – all frees, bar his second.

But just as Waterford looked lost they got a tonic goal when star centre back Austin Gleeson won his first possession and delivered long to the Limerick goalmouth. Stephen Cahill attempted to win in front but Stephen Bennett crept in behind and when he won possession he finished cooly to the net from close range. Dean Coleman steadied the Limerick ship but then came the next bolt of a goal.

This time the score could be traced back to the opposite end of the field when Barry Nash looked to be fouled. But the referee waved play on and up the field went Waterford and Adam Farrell found the net to put the Desie ahead for the first time 0-6 to 2-2. A Lynch free replied but Waterford looked likely to take the lead to the break until Cian Lynch goaled in injury time. Ronan Lynch delivered long into the goalmouth and when the ball broke the Patrickswell man pulled first time to the net for a most deserving 1-7 to 2-2 interval lead.

The second half was a thrill-a-minute contest, in front of 6,532 supporters in Semple Stadium. Waterford hit the front midway through the half at 3-6 to 1-9 but still Limerick were hurling strongly with Barry Nash and Cian Lynch causing trouble in attack. Limerick surged ahead 1-13 to 3-7 and then went further ahead with Man of the Match Cian Lynch and Tom Morrissey pointing for a 1-16 to 3-8 lead. But there was another twist and Stephen Bennett completed his hat-trick with a goal from a free. That levelled the game in the final minute. But Limerick got their reward with three winning points from Ronan Lynch (free), David Dempsey and Pat Ryan.

SCORERS – Limerick: Ronan Lynch 0-6 (five frees), Cian Lynch 1-2, Tom Morrissey, Pat Ryan, Barry Nash 0-3 each, David Dempsey 0-2, Dean Coleman 0-1. Waterford: Stephen Bennet 3-2 (1-0free), Patrick Curran 0-3 (one free), Cormac Curran 0-2, Conor Gleeson 0-1.

LIMERICK – Colin Ryan; Sean Finn, Stephen Cahill, Richard English (capt); Andrew La Touche Cosgrave, Ronan Lynch, Sean Flanagan; Jamie Butler, Darragh O’Donovan; Cian Lynch, David Dempsey, Barry Nash; Dean Coleman, Tom Morrissey, Pat Ryan. Subs: Edward Doyle for Dean Coleman (29mins), Michael Casey for Stephen Cahill (38mins), Lorcan Lyons for Jamie Butler (53mins), Dean Coleman for Edward Doyle (58mins).

WATERFORD – Gavin Power; William Hahessy, Kevin Daly, Cian Leamy; Tom Devine, Austin Gleeson Shane Bennett; Michael Kearney, Micheal Harney; Adam Farrell, Patrick Curran, DJ Foran; Colm Roche, Stephen Bennett, Conor Gleeson. Subs: Cormac Curran for Colm Roche, inj (28mins), MJ Sutton for Tom Devine (48mins).

REFEREE – John O’Brien (Tipperary).

Fixture Details

TUESDAY JULY 23RD

Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship Final Replay

Limerick v Waterford

Venue: Semple Stadium Thurles @ 7:30pm

Referee – John O’Brien (Tipperary)
Standby Referee – Damian Fox (Clare)
Linesman – John McCormack (Tipperary)
Sideline Official – Anthony Sherlock (Tipperary)
Umpires – James O’Brien, Brian Glasheen, Mickey Butler and Davis Heelan (Tipperary)

Extra time if necessary

Next Round – the winners will qualify for the All-Ireland Semi-Final while the losers will play in the All-Ireland Quarter-Final v Antrim on July 27th / 28th.

Admission Prices

Adults: €10

Student/OAP: €5

Under 16: Free of charge

Contact Munster GAA PRO Ed Donnelly at pro.munster@gaa.ie for more information

Team News

The Limerick Minor Hurling team to play Waterford has been named as follows – 1, Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen), 2, Jamie Porter (Monaleen), 3, Richard English (Doon) (Capt), 4, Sean Finn (Bruff), 5, Stephen Ryan (Doon), 6, Andrew La Touche Cosgrave (Monaleen), 7, Sean Flanagan (Feoghanagh/Castlemahon), 8, Jamie Bulter (Feoghanagh/Castlemahon), 9, Darragh Donovan (Doon)(Vice Capt), 10, Barry Nash (South Liberties), 11, David Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh), 12, Cian Lynch (Patrickswell), 13, Dean Coleman (Doon), 14, Ronan Lynch (Na Piarsaigh) and 15, Pat Ryan (Doon).

The Waterford Minor Hurling Team to play Limerick on Tuesday night next (23rd July) in Semple Stadium Thurles in the Munster Final Replay is listed below. The team remains unchanged from the drawn game.

1. Gavin Power – Dungarvan

2. William Hahessy – Clonea

3. Kevin Daly – Dungarvan CAPTAIN

4. Cian Leamy – Ballyduff Upper

5. Tom Devine – Modeligo

6. Austin Gleeson – Mount Sion

7. Shane Bennett – Ballysaggart

8. Conor Gleeson – Fourmilewater

9. Micheal Harney – Bonmahon

10. Adam Farrell – De La Salle

11. Colm Roche – Shamrocks

12. DJ Foran – Portlaw

13. Patrick Curran – Dungarvan

14. Stephen Bennett – Ballysaggart

15. Michael Kearney – Ballyduff Upper

For the Record

Waterford Limerick
2013 Team Management Sean Power
(Mount Sion – Manager) 

Selectors –
Kieran O’Gorman (Lismore), Wayne Power
(Ballyduff Upper),
John Treacy (Passage)

Brian Ryan
(South Liberties – Manager) 

Eamonn Cregan
(Claughaun – Selector),

Paul Finn (Bruff – Selector)

2013 Team Captain Kevin Daly
(Dungarvan)
Richard English
(Doon)
2012 Championship Performance Defeated Clare by 1-20 to 3-13 after extra time in the first round before losing to Tipperary in the semi-final. Defeated Cork by 0-16 to 1-12 in the Munster Quarter-Final. Lost to Clare by 1-19 to 2-14 after extra time in the Munster Semi-Final.
Number of Munster Minor Hurling titles 4 5
Last Munster Minor Hurling Title 2009 1984
Munster Minor Hurling Championship Record since 2000 Played – 33
Won – 12
Lost – 18
Drawn – 4
Played – 27
Won – 9
Lost – 16
Drawn – 3
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship July 14th 2013 at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick
Waterford 2-19 Limerick 2-19 – Munster Final

MUNSTER GAA HURLING MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2013

First Round

Thursday April 11th

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                               Cork 3-15 Clare 2-14
@ Walsh Park Waterford                Tipperary 2-18 Waterford 1-15

Semi-Final Play-off

Wednesday May 1st

@ Fraher Field Dungarvan                        Waterford 4-18 Clare 1-10

Semi-Finals

Wednesday June 26th

@ Semple Stadium Thurles           Limerick 1-17 Tipperary 0-17

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                               Waterford 3-19 Cork 1-20 (after extra time)

Final

Sunday July 14th

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick               Limerick 2-19 Waterford 2-19

Final Replay

Tuesday July 23rd

@ Semple Stadium Thurles               Limerick v Waterford                                                  @ 7:30pm

Munster Minor Hurling Championship – Odds and Ends

The last Munster Minor Hurling Final to finish level was in 1992 – Waterford 4-7 Tipperary 3-10 at Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Waterford won the replay by 2-10 to 0-14, again played at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

Waterford have won at least 1 match in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship over the last 6 years, the longest current streak in the province.

Prior to 2013, the only previous Munster Minor Hurling Final meeting between Limerick & Waterford was 1958 when Limerick were 8–9 to 2–5 winners in Thurles. The Limerick team went on to win the All-Ireland title. The Limerick team lined out as follows in the 1958 Munster Minor Hurling Final – Tommy Hanley, John McDonagh, John Joe Bresnihan, Con O’Connell, Jimmy Guinane, Joe Leonard, Micky Hanrahan, Pat Hartnett, Brendan Kelleher, Paddy Cobbe (Captain), Liam Canty, Pat Murphy, Pat Doyle, John Hayes, Tom Meaney. Sub: Con Connolly

Of the 267 points scored on aggregate in the six Munster Minor Hurling Championship matches to date, 140 points (52%) have come courtesy of 6 players – Patrick Curran (Waterford), Stephen Bennett (Waterford), Ronan Lynch (Limerick), Bobby Duggan (Clare), Josh Keane (Tipperary) and Pa O’Callaghan (Cork).
Last Meeting – Munster Minor Hurling Championship Final

July 14th 2013 at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick – Waterford 2-19 Limerick 2-19

Limerick – C Ryan; J Porter, R English, S Finn; S Ryan, A La Touche Cosgrave, S Flanagan; J Butler, R Lynch; B Nash, D O’Donovan, C Lynch; D Coleman, D Dempsey, P Ryan. Subs: G Whelan for O’Donovan (37), S Power for Flanagan (43), T Morrissey for Coleman (49) M Casey for Porter (51).

Waterford – G Power; W Hahessy, K Daly, C Leamy; T Devine, A Gleeson, Shane Bennett; M Kearney, M Harney; A Farrell, C Roche, DJ Foran; P Curran, Stephen Bennett, C Gleeson. Subs: C Curran for Farrell (51), M O’Brien for Gleeson (54) P O’Connor for Harney (56).

Scorers – Limerick: R Lynch 1-9 (1-9fs), T Morrissey 1-1, C Lynch 0-4, B Nash 0-3, P Ryan 0-2. Waterford: S Bennett 1-2, M Harney 1-1, P Curran 0-5 (1f), A Gleeson (2fs), C Roche 0-3 each, C Gleeson 0-2, A Farrell, DJ Foran, M Kearney 0-1 each

Referee – Fergal Horgan (Tipperary)

Munster Minor Hurling Championship Roll Of Honour

Tipperary (37) – 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1967, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1973, 1976, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2012

Cork (32) – 1928, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1951, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1998 , 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008

Limerick (5) – 1940, 1958, 1963, 1965, 1984

Waterford (4) – 1929, 1948, 1992, 2009

Clare (4) – 1981, 1989, 2010, 2011

Munster Minor Hurling Championship – List of Winning Teams

Visit the Munster GAA web site History section to view the complete list of each winning team since the competition began in1928 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/mh_teams/

Munster Minor Hurling Cup

There is no name on the Munster Minor Hurling Cup. The cup itself was presented by T.W.A. Shannon Airport in 1946.

All Ireland Minor Hurling Championship

In the Minor Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Tipperary are second in the charts with 19 titles behind Kilkenny’s 20 titles. Cork have won 18 titles, Limerick have 3 titles (1940, 1958, 1984), Waterford have won 2 titles (1929, 1948) while Clare’s only title to date came in 1997.

Of the last 13 All-Ireland Minor Hurling Finals played, the Irish Press Cup has only returned to Munster on 4 occasions – Cork (2001) and Tipperary (2006, 2007 and 2012). Of the other 9 titles since 1999, Galway have 5 and Kilkenny have captured 4.

Tipperary were All-Ireland Minor Hurling Champions in 1930, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1976, 1980, 1982, 1996, 2006, 2007 and 2012

Cork were All-Ireland Minor Hurling Champions in 1928, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1951, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1995, 1998, 2001

2013 Munster Minor Hurling Championship Matches played

Tipperary 2-18 Waterford 1-15 – April 11th @ Walsh Park Waterford (Munster Quarter-Final)

Tipperary: B Hogan; A Tierney, J Ryan, D Peters; B Heffernan, R Maher, T Kirwan; T Fox, W Connors; S Ryan, C O’Riordan, S Hennessy; C Lanigan, J Keane, M McCarthy
Subs: K Dunne for Hennessy (45); J Mackey for McCarthy (54), F O’Sullivan for Ryan (59).

Waterford: S Clancy; W Hahessy, S O’Neill, C Leamy; K Daly, A Gleeson, M Harney; M O’Brien, T Devine; Shane Bennett, C Roche, A Farrell; P Curran, DJ Foran, M Kearney
Subs: C Gleeson for O’Brien (26); C Curran for K Daly (47), Stephen Bennett for Farrell (49), MJ Sutton for Shane Bennett (52)

Referee: Jer O’Connell (Cork)

Cork 3-15 Clare 2-14 – April 11th @ Pairc Ui Rinn (Munster Quarter-Final)

Cork: P Collins; S O’Brien, K O’Connor, K Histon; M O’Keeffe, C Twomey, C Cormack; M Cahalane, R Cahalane; P Kelleher, K O’Neill, T Horgan; A Ward, P O’Callaghan, A Spillane
Subs: M O’Connor for O’Keeffe (24), S Hayes for Ward (45), S Burke for Hayes (59)

Clare: L Corbett; S O’Leary, D McCarthy, N Bolton; A McGuane, E Tuohy, S Gleeson; D Conroy, C Downey; B Duggan, I Galvin, S Ward; C Deasy, D Begley, C Moloney.
Subs: A Morey for Galvin (47), M Lynch for Moloney (56), O Donnellan for Conroy (60)

Referee: John O’Brien (Tipperary)

Waterford 4-18 Clare 1-10 – May 1st @ Fraher Field Dungarvan (Munster Semi-Final Playoff)

Waterford: S Clancy; B Whelan, S O’Neill, W Hahessey; T Devine, A Gleeson, Shane Bennett; M O’Brien, M Harney; A Farrell, C Roche, C Curran; P Curran, C Gleeson, M Kearney
Subs: Stephen Bennett (Roche 40); K Daly (Whelan 48); DJ Foran (Kearney 50); C Breathnach (O’Brien 52); P O’Connor (P Curran 55).

Clare: L Corbett; S O’Leary, D McCarthy, N Bolton; A McGuane (c), E Tuohy, S Gleeson; C Downey, D Conroy; B Duggan, C Corbett, A Morey; S Ward, D Begley, C Maloney
Subs: R Taylor (Downey 23); M Lynch (Moloney inj. 37); O Donnellan (Corbett 39); K Fennessy (Conroy 51).

Referee: Anthony Sherlock (Tipperary)

Limerick 1-17 Tipperary 0-17 – June 26th @ Semple Stadium Thurles (Munster Semi-Final)

Tipperary: B Hogan; R Mulcahy, J Ryan, D Peters; T Fox, R Maher, B Heffernan; W Connors, T Kirwan; C Lanigan, C O’Riordan, S Conlon; M McCarthy, J Keane, S Ryan
Subs: T Nolan for Conlon (42), D Quinn for Lanigan (48), A Tierney for Peters (51), F O’Sullivan for Connors (57).

Limerick: C Ryan; J Porter, R English, S Finn; S Ryan, A La Touche Cosgrave, S Flanagan; J Butler, D Donovan; B Nash, R Lynch, C Lynch; D Coleman, D Dempsey, P Ryan
Subs: G Whelan for Butler (39), T Morrissey for P Ryan (44)

Referee: Damien Fox (Clare)

Waterford 3-19 Cork 1-20 (after extra time) – June 26th @ Pairc Ui Rinn (Munster Semi-Final)

Waterford: G Power; C Leamy, W Hahessey, K Daly (c); T Devine, A Gleeson, Shane Bennett; M Harney, M Kearney; A Farrell, C Roche, C Curran; P Curran, Stephen Bennett, C Gleeson
Subs: D Foran for Farrell (26); M O’Brien for Kearney (30); C Breathnach for C Curran (45); S Hogan for Roche (inj. 75); P O’Connor for Harney (76).

Cork: P Collins; D Quinn, K Histon, S O’Brien; C Twomey, K O’Connor, A O’Callaghan; M O’Connor, R Cahalane; C McCormack (c), K O’Neill, P Kelleher; M Cahalane, P O’Callaghan, A Spillane
Subs: C Kelleher for S O’Brien (inj. 7); B Dunne for Kelleher (44); A Ward for Dunne (71); D Hannon for O’Connor (77).

Referee: Fergal Horgan (Tipperary)

Waterford 2-19 Limerick 2-19 – July 14th @ Gaelic Grounds Limerick (Munster Final)

Limerick – C Ryan; J Porter, R English, S Finn; S Ryan, A La Touche Cosgrave, S Flanagan; J Butler, R Lynch; B Nash, D O’Donovan, C Lynch; D Coleman, D Dempsey, P Ryan
Subs: G Whelan for O’Donovan (37), S Power for Flanagan (43), T Morrissey for Coleman (49) M Casey for Porter (51).

Waterford – G Power; W Hahessy, K Daly, C Leamy; T Devine, A Gleeson, Shane Bennett; M Kearney, M Harney; A Farrell, C Roche, DJ Foran; P Curran, Stephen Bennett, C Gleeson
Subs: C Curran for Farrell (51), M O’Brien for Gleeson (54) P O’Connor for Harney (56).

Referee: Fergal Horgan (Tipperary)

2013 Top Scorers – Munster Minor Hurling Championship

Patrick Curran (Waterford) – 0-34 (0-16 frees, 0-4 65s)
Bobby Duggan (Clare) – 3-16 (1-0 penalty, 0-9 frees, 0-2 65s)
Ronan Lynch (Limerick) – 2-16 (1-0 penalty, 1-15 frees)
Josh Keane (Tipperary) – 2-16 (0-11 frees, 1-0 penalty)
Pa O’Callaghan (Cork) – 2-16 (1-0 penalty, 0-7 frees)
Stephen Bennett (Waterford) – 4-3 (1-0 penalty)
Colm Roche (Waterford) – 1-6
Anthony Spillane (Cork) – 1-5
Michael Kearney (Waterford) – 1-4
Conor Gleeson (Waterford) – 1-4
Cian Lynch (Limerick) – 0-6
Colin O’Riordan (Tipperary) – 0-6
Cormac Curran (Waterford) – 1-2
DJ Foran (Waterford) – 1-2
Thomas Morrissey (Limerick) – 1-2
David Dempsey (Limerick) – 0-4
Adam Farrell (Waterford) – 0-4
Micheal Harney (Waterford) – 1-1
Barry Nash (Limerick) – 0-4
Austin Gleeson (Waterford) – 0-4 (0-2 frees)
M Cahalane (Cork) – 1-1
Mark O’Connor (Cork) – 0-4 (0-1 free)
Willie Connors (Tipperary) – 0-4
Conor Lanigan (Tipperary) – 0-4
Patrick Ryan (Limerick)  – 0-3
Trevor Horgan (Cork) – 0-3
David Begley (Clare) – 0-3
Peter Kelleher (Cork) – 0-2
Kevin O’Neill (Cork) – 0-2
Ian Galvin (Clare) – 0-2
Mark O’Brien (Waterford) – 0-2
Christy Breathnach (Waterford) – 0-2

Dean Coleman (Limerick), Shane Hennessy (Tipperary), Tom Fox (Tipperary), Mark McCarthy (Tipperary), Sam Conlon (Tipperary), Donnacha Quinn (Tipperary), E Tuohy (Clare) (0-1 free), C Downey (Clare), A Morey (Clare), Tom Devine (Waterford), Paul O’Connor (Waterford), Adam Farrell (Waterford), R Cahalane (Cork), C McCormack (Cork) – 0-1 each

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