Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Final – Tipperary 1-24 Limerick 0-10

Tipperary defeated Limerick by 1-24 to 0-10 in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship Final on Sunday July 10th at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.



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TIPPERARY 1-24 LIMERICK 0-10

By Jackie Cahill at the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick for GAA.ie

TIPPERARY stormed to Electric Ireland Munster minor hurling championship glory at the Gaelic Grounds this afternoon.

The Premier County ran out massive 17-point winners against hosts Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds. Jake Morris collected 1-4 from play and Lyndon Fairbrother notched seven points, including four from play, as Liam Cahill’s charges retained their provincial crown.

On a miserable afternoon for Limerick, they were reduced to 14 players four minutes after half-time when Brian Nash was dismissed for a second bookable offence. That came shortly after a 33rd minute goal for Morris, a superb low effort past Mark O’Kelly after Paddy Cadell had somehow managed to get his pass away under extreme pressure.

From there until the finish, it was a procession for Tipperary as they cruised to a 39th Munster minor hurling crown. The writing was on the wall for Limerick from a long way out as Tipp looked the more fluent outfit.

They’ve come a long way in a short space of time under Cahill and watching them in action this afternoon, it’s almost remarkable to think that Tipp lost their championship opener to Waterford. But a do-or-die victory over Clare set Tipp up for a crack at Cork in the semi-final, a game they won at Páirc Uí Rinn, and their season opened up.

Today, they produced some brilliant hurling in difficult weather conditions to storm past Limerick, who admittedly had to play the vast majority of the second half a player light. At half-time, Tipp led by 0-13 to 0-7, with Fairbrother, Morris and Mark Kehoe prominent.

Limerick managed just six points from play on the day and that was never going to be good enough against a Tipp wide with scoring contributions from nine players. The sending-off ended any faint hopes of a Limerick revival and they were even denied a consolation goal late on. Sub Aaron Kennedy put the ball in the net but referee Rory McGann had already signalled for a 20m free, which was diverted out for a ’65.

Scorers for Tipperary: J Morris 1-4, L Fairbrother 0-7 (3f), B McGrath (2f) & D Walsh 0-3 each, G Browne & M Kehoe 0-2 each, R Doody, C English & S Neville 0-1 each.

Scorers for Limerick: P O’Brien 0-3f, K Hayes & C Boylan 0-2 each, C Magnier Flynn, J Flynn & A Kennedy (f) 0-1 each.

TIPPERARY: C Barrett; J Cahill, M Whelan, K O’Dwyer; T Murphy, B McGrath, C Flanagan; P Cadell, G Browne; C Darcy, J Morris, R Doody; C English, M Kehoe, L Fairbrother
Subs: D Walsh for English (27), S Neville for Darcy (49), C Stakelum for Doody (temp, 53), G Dunne for Flanagan (59), K Breen for Murphy (60).

LIMERICK: M O’Kelly; B Nash, R Connelly, B Timmons; J Adams, F Hourigan, M O’Grady; D Carroll, J Flynn; B Ryan, K Hayes, C Boylan; P O’Brien, C Magnier Flynn, C Nicholas
Subs: J Boylan for Timmons (19), D Woulfe for Ryan (36), A Kennedy for O’Brien (36), C McCarthy for Adams (40), A Barrett for O’Grady (53).

Ref – R McGann (Clare)




Team News

The Limerick management team of Pat Donnelly (Manager) (South Liberties), selectors Brian Foley (South Liberties), John Mulqueen (Bruff) and Anthony Daly (Coach) has released their team and panel to face Tipperary this Sunday afternoon in the Munster minor hurling championship final at the Gaelic Grounds at 2pm. The Limerick minor hurling team and panel is as follows

Mark O Kelly (Croom), 2. Brian Nash (South Liberties), 3. Conor Nicholas (Monaleen), 4. Brian Timmons Murroe/Boher), 5. Michael O Grady (Knockainey), 6. Josh Adams (Ballybrown), 7. Finn Hourigan (Murroe/Boher), 8. Brian Ryan (South Liberties), 9. Darragh Carroll (Newport), 10. Kyle Hayes (Kildimo/Pallaskenry)(Captain), 11. Cal McCarthy (Kilmallock, 12. David Woulfe (Kilmallock), 13. Conor Boylan (Na Piarsaigh), 14. Cian Magnier Flynn (Killeedy)15. Paul O’Brien (Mungret/St Pauls). 16. Jamie Power (Monaleen), 17. Anthony Barrett (Kilmallock), 18. Michael Bourke (Garryspillane), 19. Jerome Boylan Na Piarsaigh, 20. Ronan Connelly (Adare), 21. John Flynn (Patrickswell), 22. Aaron Kennedy (Murroe/Boher), 23. Ciaran O Connor (Kilmallock), 24. Paul O’Riordan (Bruff).

Tipperary minor hurling team manager Liam Cahill has also named his side to face Limerick in their Munster Final clash which throws in at 2pm in the Gaelic Grounds.

Liam has kept faith with his side that started last week’s semi-final win, meaning Eoin Barry wears the no. 13 shirt having being called up before throw-in in that semi-final.

The Tipperary Minor team to take on Limerick lines out as follows –

1. Ciarán Barrett – Clonmel Óg
2. Killian O’Dwyer – Killenaule
3. Michael Whelan – Carrick Davins
4. Jerome Cahill – Kilruane MacDonaghs
5. Gavin Dunne – Holycross-Ballycahill
6. Brian McGrath (Capt.) – Loughmore-Castleiney
7. Jake Morris – Nenagh Éire Óg
8. Paddy Cadell – J.K. Brackens
9. Ger Browne – Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams
10. Rian Doody – Cappawhite
11. Mark Kehoe – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
12. Cian Darcy – Kilruane MacDonaghs
13. Eoin Barry – Killenaule
14. Colin English – Fr. Sheehy’s
15. Lyndon Fairbrother – J.K. Brackens