Clare defeated Limerick by 2-11 to 0-5 in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Play Off 2 on Wednesday April 29th at Cusack Park Ennis.
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Munster MFC: Clare 2-11 Limerick 0-5
Report from the Irish Independent web site
The winning margin of 12 points was no more than they deserved as Limerick were poor on the night. The home-side were first to draw blood with a Sean Malone point early on and as the half progressed, it was evident that he was The Banner’s main man.
By half-time, Clare lead by 1-7 to 0-3, with the diminutive corner-forward recording 1-2 of that tally. Limerick opened their account in the 12 minute from a Mikey Morrissey pointed free. This score inspired the Shannonsiders to take a 0-3 to 0-1 lead by the 19th minute, but their ascendency was short-lived.
A goal from Malone in the 23rd minuted kick-started an impressive 1-5 to no reply by half-time and put the hosts firmly in pole position, despite playing against a strong breeze. Clare grabbed the second-half’s first two scores through Keelan Sexton as the Banner looked to maintain their dominance.
A goal by sub Conor Lynch in the 44th minute effectively ended the game as a contest with Limerick struggling to make any impression on the scoreboard. Two points by substitue Adam Storan was all they could produce in the second period.
Clare: S Malone 1-3, K Sexton 0-5 (3f), C Lynch 1-0, C Pyne, C Hehir, C Brennan 0-1 each.
Limerick: M Morrissey 0-2 (2fs), A Storan 0-2, E Sheehy 0-1.
Clare – K Roche, K Killeen, C Pyne, C O’Halloran, L Devitt, P Lillis, C Hehir, D Bohannon, S O’Donoghue, A Sweeney, N Murray, K Sexton (C), P McNamara, C Brennan, S Malone.
Subs: C Murray for McNamara (17, inj), C Lynch for O’Donoghue (33, injy), N McCarthy for Lillis (37), M Nugent for N Murray (46), J Morrissey for Sweeney (50), C Downes for Hehir (59).
Limerick – A Murphy, D Hanley, L O’Connell, F Murphy, J Wallace, S Ivess, S Murphy, A Kerins, M Whelan C McSweeney, M Morrissey (C), E Sheehy, D Kelly, M Connolly, J Ryan. Subs: P Maher for Hanley (ht), A Storan for Ryan (37), C Stephenson for Whelan (46), R Hayes for C McSweeney (52), D Corrigan for Connolly (55), A White for Morrissey (55)
Ref – S Mulvihill (Kerry)
WEDNESDAY APRIL 29TH
ELECTRIC IRELAND MUNSTER MINOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY-OFF GAME 2
Clare v Limerick
An Clár v Luimneach
Venue: Cusack Park, Ennis 7pm
Referee: Seamus Mulvihill (Ciarraí)
Extra time if necessary
— The GAA (@officialgaa) April 29, 2015
Limerick Manager Jerry O’Sullivan has named his starting team for the Munster Minor Football Playoff v Clare. There are no changes from the team that defeated Waterford last week. The Limerick Captain is Mikey Morrissey from the Rathkeale club.
Limerick Minor Football Team
1. Aaron Murphy Fr. Casey’s
2. David Hanley Ballysteen
3. Luke O’Connell Mungret
4. Fionn Murphy Killteely-Dromkeen
5. John Wallace Glin
6. Sean Ivess Newcastlewest
7. Sean Murphy Newcastlewest
8. Adam Kerins St.Senan’s
9. Michael Whelan Hospital-Herbertstown
10. Andrew White Rathkeale
11. Mikey Morrissey Rathkeale CAPTAIN
12. Ed Sheehy Granagh Ballingarry
13. Diarmuid Kelly Newcastlewest
14. Mark Connolly Adare
15. James Ryan Athea.