Munster Under 21 Hurling Semi-Final – Tipperary 2-12 Limerick 1-13

Tipperary defeated Limerick by 2-12 to 1-13 in the Bord Gais Energy Munster GAA Hurling Under 21 Championship Semi-Final on Thursday July 14th at Semple Stadium Thurles.



Teehan goal secures Tipperary win over Limerick

Report from the Irish Examiner newspaper

A 58th minute goal from sub Ronan Teehan was the crucial score as Tipperary dumped out All-Ireland champions Limerick, and, in the process, secured passage to the Munster U21 final later this month, writes Eoghan Cormican.

Tipperary, despite leading for the majority of the second period, were never able to move more than two points clear of their opponents, but clear daylight was established when Teehan whipped to the net two minutes from time to shove the home side 2-11 to 0-12 clear. Limerick midfielder Darragh O’Donovan responded with a superb goal in the subsequent passage, but William Maher’s side held on to complete a dream week for the county.

Limerick had returned back down the tunnel at half-time carrying the slenderest of margins, 0-8 to 1-4, and could have been further ahead but for seven first-half wides. The visitors, despite falling behind to an early Josh Keane free, hit the next three scores through Ronan Lynch (free), Seamus Flanagan and Pat Ryan to settle into proceedings.

Tipperary countered with three unanswered points of their own – Josh Keane (free), Conor Lanigan and Andrew Coffey on target; Limerick produced a second three-point burst to make it 0-6 to 0-4 after 27 minutes.

A rare opening in the Limerick defence in the subsequent action allowed the home side pour through relatively untouched, Andrew Coffey drilling a low shot to the net after good work by Stephen Quirke and Conor Lanigan.

The All-Ireland champions soaked up the goal and replied through Lynch (free) and Tom Morrissey to take control of the lead at the break. They weren’t able to hold it.



Scorers for Limerick: R Lynch (0-9, 0-9 frees); D O’Donovan (1-0); P Ryan, B Nash, T Morrissey, S Flanagan (0-1 each).

Scorers for Tipperary: A Coffey (1-2); R Teehan (1-1); J Keane (0-4, 0-1 free); J Ryan, C Lanigan (0-2 each); M Russel (0-1)

Limerick: E McNamara (Doon); M Casey (Na Piarsaigh), R English (Doon), Sean Flanagan (Feohanagh); C Ryan (Pallagreen), C Lynch (Patrickswell), A La Touche Cosgrave (Monaleen); D O Donovan (Doon), P Ryan (Doon); R Lynch (Na Piarsaigh), B Nash (South Liberties), D Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh); P Casey (Na Piarsaigh), T Morrissey (Ahane), Seamus Flanagan (Feohanagh)
Subs: O O’Reilly (Kilmallock) for Casey (42 mins); L Lyons (Monaleen) for Morrissey (42); D Coleman (Doon) for Seamus Flanagan (44); J Quaid (Effin) for La Touche Cosgrave (57)

Tipperary: B Hogan (Lorrha-Dorrha); P Maher (Kilsheelan-Kilcash), T Fox (Éire Óg Annacarty), D Sweeney (Kiladangan); J Shelly (Mullinahone), R Maher (Thurles Sarsfields), S Ryan (Sean Tracey’s); B McCarthy (Thurles Sarsfields), W Connors (Kiladangan); S Quirke (Moyle Rovers), B Heffernan (Nenagh Éire Óg), A Coffey (Nenagh Éire Óg); J Keane (Golden-Kilfeacle), C Lanigan (Thurles Sarsfields), M Russell (Lattin Cullen)
Subs: J Ryan (Toomevara) for Connors (47 mins); P Ryan (Newport) for Lanigan (47); R Teehan (Gortnahoe-Glengoole) for Keane (55); T Nolan (Drom & Inch) for McCarthy (58).

Referee: C McAllister (Cork)





Fixture Details

Bord Gais Energy Munster U/21 Hurling Championship Semi-Final:
Date: Thursday 14th July
Teams: Tiobraid Árann v Luimneach
Time: 7.30pm
Extra Time if necessary i.e. 2 x 10 minute periods only
Venue: Semple Stadium, Thurles
Referee: Cathal Mc Allister (Cork)


Ticket Information
General Admission:
Adult: €10.00
Concession (Student/OAP): €5.00 rebate available on full-priced ADULT tickets at designated stiles on match day with valid ID PRIOR to entry
Juvenile (Under 16 Years of Age): Free of charge

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Team News

The Tipperary team to play Limerick in the Bord Gáis Energy Munster U21 Hurling Semi-final this Thursday night in Semple Stadium at 7.30pm has been announced by manager William Maher.

In his fourth year at the grade Ronan Maher captains the side. Elsewhere, it’s a third term for Tom Fox and Barry Heffernan while Billy McCarthy and Willie Connors are the other stalwarts from last year.

Tipp’s starting 15 for Thursday comprises eleven in total from the 2015 match day squad and that fifteen lines out as follows –

1. Brian Hogan – Lorrha-Dorrha
2. Paul Maher – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
3. Tom Fox – Éire Óg Annacarty
4. David Sweeney – Kiladangan
5. Barry Heffernan – Nenagh Éire Óg
6. Ronan Maher (Capt.) – Thurles Sarsfields
7. Sean Ryan – Sean Treacys
8. Billy McCarthy – Thurles Sarsfields
9. Andrew Coffey – Nenagh Éire Óg
10. Jack Shelly – Mullinahone
11. Stephen Quirke – Moyle Rovers
12. Josh Keane – Golden-Kilfeacle
13. Conor Lanigan – Thurles Sarsfields
14. Mark Russell – Lattin Cullen
15. Willie Connors – Kiladangan

Limerick under 21 hurling management team of John Kiely (Galbally) and his selectors Jimmy Quilty (Blackrock) & John Flavin (Monagea) has released their team and panel for this Thursday evening’s Munster U21 hurling semi final against Tipperary in Thurles at 7.30pm. The Limerick U21 hurling team and panel is as follows – 1. Eoghan McNamara (Doon), 2. Mike Casey (Na Piarsaigh)(Captain), 3. Richie English (Doon), 4. Sean Flanagan (Feohanagh), 5. Colin Ryan (Pallagreen), 6. Cian Lynch (Patrickswell), 7. Andrew La Touche Cosgrave (Monaleen), 8. Darragh O Donovan (Doon) 9. Pat Ryan (Doon), 10. Ronan Lynch (Na Piarsaigh), 11. Barry Nash (South Liberties), 12. David Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh), 13. Peter Casey (Na Piarsaigh), 14. Tom Morrissey (Ahane), 15. Seamus Flanagan (Feohanagh).
16. Cian O Dwyer (Monaleen), 17. Lorcan Lyons (Monaleen), 18. Darragh Fanning (Pallasgreen), 19. Jack Quaid (Effin), 20. Gordan Browne (Na Piarsaigh), 21. Aaron Gillane (Patrickswell), 22. Barry Murphy (Doon), 23. Dean Coleman (Doon), 24. Oisin O Reilly (Kilmallock).


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