Electric Ireland GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor Championship Quarter-Final – Galway 1-14 Limerick 0-13

Galway defeated Limerick by 1-14 to 0-13 in the Electric Ireland GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor Championship Quarter-Final on Sunday July 26th at Semple Stadium Thurles.

MHC Q-F: Galway too strong for Limerick

Electric Ireland All-Ireland MHC Quarter-Final: Galway 1-14 Limerick 0-13

By Jackie Cahill at Semple Stadium, Thurles for GAA.ie

Evan Niland hit 0-9 as Galway advanced past the challenge of Limerick in this afternoon’s Electric Ireland All-Ireland minor hurling quarter-final. Niland bagged five first half points and added four after the break as the Westerners set up an All-Ireland semi-final clash with Kilkenny on August 9.

Jack Grealish scored the crucial Galway goal in the 36th minute and while Limerick battled gamely to the finish, getting back to within three points in the final minute, sub Cianan Fahy slotted over the insurance score. Galway were a point clear at half-time, 0-9 to 0-8, but Limerick would have been reasonably happy after playing against the breeze in greasy conditions.

Galway led by five points – 0-9 to 0-4 – before Limerick hit four unanswered points before half-time.
Scorers for Galway: E Niland 0-9 (5f, 2 65s), J Grealish 1-0, B Concannon, T Monaghan, F Burke, M Lynch & C Fahy 0-1 each.

Scorers for Limerick: P Casey 0-5 (4f), C Magner-Flynn & E McNamara (1f, 1 65) 0-2 each, O O’Reilly, K Hayes, B Murphy & M Mackey 0-1 each.

GALWAY: D Gilligan; S Bannon, J Fitzpatrick, K O’Connor, C Mulry, I O’Brien, A Greaney; J Grealish, J Coyne; B Concannon, T Monaghan, F Burke; M Lynch, E Niland, S Loftus. Subs: C Fahy for Coyne (46), L Forde for Lynch (55), P Foley for Burke (60+1).

LIMERICK: E McNamara; O O’Reilly, C McSweeney, J O’Grady; C Byrnes, C Houlihan, S Flanagan; T Grimes, D O’Carroll; M Mackey, B Murphy, P Casey; K Hayes, P O’Loughlin, C Magner-Flynn. Subs: C O’Connor for O’Loughlin (38), B McPartland for D Carroll (40), C Carroll for Houlihan (43), C Boylan for Mackey (44), W O’Meara for Magner-Flynn (56), T Hayes for O’Connor (temp 58-60+1).

Referee: T Carroll (Offaly)

Fixture Details

26.07.2015 (Sun)
Electric Ireland GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor Championship Quarter Final
Semple Stadium, Thurles 12:00
Luimneach v Gaillimh
Referee: Tony Carroll (Uíbh Fhailí)
E.T. if Necessary)

Team News

Limerick Minor Hurling team to play Galway

1. Eoghan McNamara (Capt) Doon, 2. Oisín O Reilly (Kilmallock), 3. Conor McSweeney (South Liberties), 4. Jack O Grady (Knockainey), 5. Conor Byrnes (Murroe/Boher), 6. Paddy O Loughlin (Kilmallock), 7. Conor Houlihan (Na Piarsaigh), 8. Thomas Grimes (Na Piarsaigh), 9. Darragh Carroll (Kilteely/Dromkeen), 10. Kyle Hayes (Kildimo/Palllaskenry), 11. Barry Murphy (Doon), 12. Michael Mackey (Adare), 13. Peter Casey (Na Piarsaigh), 14. Seamus Flanagan (Feohanagh/Castlemahon) & 15. Cian Magner Flynn (Kileedy).
16. Adam O Brien (Ahane), 17. Colum Carroll (Ahane), 18 Conor Boylan (Na Piarsaigh), 19.Ciaran O Connor (Kilmallock), 20. Tom Hayes (Doon), 21. Paudie Ahern (Kileedy), 22. Willie O Meara (Askeaton), 23. Darren O Connell (Kildimo/Pallaskenry), 24. Brian McPartland (Doon) & 25. Eoin Ryan (Adare).