Munster U21 Football Q-Final – Limerick 0-16 Tipperary 0-14

Limerick defeated Tipperary by 0-16 to 0-14 after extra time in the Eirgrid Munster Under 21 Football Championship Quarter-Final on Wednesday March 8th at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.


Dramatic win for Limerick over Tipperary at the Gaelic Grounds

Report by Jackie Cahill for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Limerick won a dramatic EirGrid Munster U21 football championship quarter-final at the Gaelic Grounds this evening – coming good in extra-time to stun Declan Browne’s Tipperary.

In a quite dramatic game, with cards aplenty, Tipp had Emmet Moloney and Willie Connors sent off in normal time, before influential midfielder Jack Kennedy and Jordan Moloney were dismissed on black cards in extra-time.

Limerick also lost Josh Ryan to a red card in stoppage time at the end of the regulation hour but Tipp finished the Gaelic Grounds tussle with 14 players, having used six subs when Moloney was black-carded.

That allowed Limerick to come from three points down and finish with a flourish to set up a semi-final clash with Cork next week.

The sides were deadlocked at 0-10 apiece at the end of 60 minutes and while Kennedy thought he’d won it for Tipp with a free deep in stoppage time, there was still time for Limerick to draw level.

Robert Childs, in the seventh minute of additional time, with five having been signalled, launched a magnificent score from the right touchline and Limerick were back in business.

Tipp opened extra-time with real intent, Ross Peters, the excellent Paudie Feehan and Kennedy landing scores, and they led by 0-13 to 0-11 at the turnaround, before Limerick came thundering back.

Scorers –
Limerick: H Bourke 0-8 (6f), J Ryan (1f, 1 45) & Michael Donovan 0-2 each, P De Brún, K Daly, B Donovan & R Childs 0-1 each.
Tipperary: J Kennedy 0-6 (3f, 2 45s), P Feehan 0-3, B Martin 0-2, J Ryan, J Lyons & R Peters 0-1 each.

Limerick – R Hayes; D Connolly, J Liston, E Sheehy; B Fanning, M Donovan, K Ryan; T Childs, S Murphy; P De Brún, H Bourke, B Donovan; K Daly, J Ryan, AJ O’Connor
Subs: S Stack for Daly (42), R Childs for De Brún (53), E O’Brien for O’Connor (56), M Whelan for T Childs (67), S Brosnan for Murphy (69), AJ O’Connor for K Ryan (69).

Tipperary – C Manton; W Connors, L Ryan, C O’Shaughnessy; D Brennan, L Fahey, P Feehan; D Owens, J Kennedy; A Buckley, S Quirke, E Moloney; J Ryan, J Butler, B Martin
Subs: M O’Connor for Butler (43), D Egan for Buckley (49), J Lyons for Ryan (58), S Power for Brennan (64), J Moloney for Kennedy (b/c 70), G Whelan for Feehan (70).

ref – S Joy (Kerry)



Fixture Details

2017 EirGrid GAA Football Under 21 Munster Championship Quarter-Final
Wednesday March 8th 2017 @ 7:30pm

Limerick v Tipperary
Venue: Gaelic Grounds Limerick
Referee: Sean Joy (Kerry)
Extra time if necessary


Ticket Information

Adult General Admission: €10.00
Concession (Student/Senior): €5.00 rebate available on full priced Adult tickets on match day prior to entry with valid ID
Juvenile (Under 16 years of age): Free of Charge
All tickets for this match are UNRESERVED


Team News

Manager Declan Brouder has released his starting fifteen for this Wednesday evening’s EirGrid Munster U21 football championship quarter final against Tipperary at the Gaelic Grounds. The management team of manager Declan Brouder (Newcastle West), Coach Tommy Stack (Dromcollogher/Broadford) and selectors Gerard O’Connor (Fr. Caseys), Karl Lenihan (Newcastle West) and John O’Grady (Oola) has released the following fifteen.

1. Richard Hayes (St Senans), 2. David Connolly (Adare), 3. Jim Liston (Gearld Griffins), 4. Edward Sheehy (Granagh/Ballingarry), 5. Brian Fanning (Pallasgreen), 6. Sean Murphy (Newcastle West), 7. Michael Donovan (Galbally), 8. Josh Ryan (Oola), 9. Tommie Childs (Galtee Gaels), 10. Padraig De Brún (Firies), 11. Hugh Bourke (Adare), 12. Killian Ryan (Mungret/St Pauls) (Captain), 13. Kieran Daly (Na Piarsaigh), 14. AJ O Connor (Newcastle West), 15. Brian Donovan (Monaleen).

The Tipperary football team to play Limerick in the EirGrid Munster U21 Football Championship Quarter-Final in the Gaelic Grounds tomorrow night, Wednesday March 8th at 7.30pm has been announced by manager Declan Browne.

The team lines out as follows –

Tipperary U21F v Limerick – Charlie Manton (Fethard), Willie Connors (Kiladangan), Liam Ryan (Clonmel Commercials), Colm O’Shaughnessy (Ardfinnan), Daire Brennan (Kilsheelan-Kilcash), Liam Fahey (Rockwell Rovers), Paudie Feehan (Killenaule), Danny Owens (Moyle Rovers, captain), Jack Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials), Aidan Buckley (St Patrick’s), Stephen Quirke (Moyle Rovers), Emmet Moloney (Drom & Inch), Joe Ryan (Kilmurry, Cork), Jack Butler (Upperchurch-Drombane) & Brendan Martin (Kilsheelan-Kilcash).



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