Electric Ireland Munster MHC Q-Final – Cork 2-20 Limerick 1-13

Cork defeated Limerick by 2-20 to 1-13 in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship Quarter-Final on Wednesday April 8th at Pairc Ui Rinn.

Munster MHC: Cork cruise to win over Limerick


A fine second-half turnaround propelled Cork into the semi-finals of the Electric Ireland Munster MHC as they saw off Limerick at Páirc Uí Rinn this evening.

At half-time, the visitors led by 1-9 to 1-6, and only a late Cork goal from Tim O’Mahony, followed by a point from captain Shane Kingston, the margin would have been greater. However, Cork rallied at half-time and scored the first five points of the second half to put themselves into a lead which they wouldn’t lose. Captain Kingston finished with 1-9, including the 45th-minute goal which made it 2-12 to 1-10, and from there they pushed on to victory.

In the first half, Limerick had been dominant. They were 0-4 to 0-1 ahead when Séamus Flanagan caught a Darragh Carroll sideline in the 11th minute and turned and shot to the net to put them firmly in control. While Kingston’s frees were keeping Cork from falling further behind, points from Barry Murphy, Flanagan and Casey were keeping the scoreboard active for Limerick and Flanagan’s free on 28 made it 1-9 to 0-5.

Incredibly, Cork would ‘win’ the remainder of the game by 2-15 to 0-4, Crowley’s goal – after Limerick goalkeeper Eoghan McNamara had denied Robbie O’Flynn – kick-starting the revival. Michael O’Halloran, Ciarán Cormack, sub John Looney and goalkeeper Declan Dalton all scored for Cork in the closing stages as they eased to a 10-point win. They could, however, face Limerick again, as the Treatymen clash with Waterford for a place in the semi-finals against the Rebels.
Scorers for Cork: S Kingston 1-9 (0-5 frees), T O’Mahony 1-3, M O’Halloran, J Looney, D Dalton (0-1 free, 0-1 65) 0-2 each, B Dunne, C Cormack 0-1 each.

Scorers for Limerick: S Flanagan 1-4 (0-4 frees), B Murphy 0-5, P Casey 0-2, W O’Meara 0-1.

CORK: D Dalton; S Smyth, D Griffin, N O’Leary; M Coleman, E Murphy, D Lowney; C O’Leary, D Fitzgibbon; T O’Mahony, R O’Flynn, S Kingston; B Dunne, C Cormack, M O’Halloran
Subs: D Gunning for O’Flynn (half-time), J Looney for Dunne (43).

LIMERICK: E McNamara; M Bourke, C McSweeney, J O’Grady; C Carroll, P O’Loughlin, C Byrnes; T Hayes, C O’Connor; K Hayes, P Casey, T Grimes; B Murphy, S Flanagan, D Carroll
Subs: C Boylan for C Carroll (35), W O’Meara (0-1) for T Hayes (43), D Hannon for D Carroll (53), P Ahern for K Hayes (57), C Magner-Flynn for O’Connor (59).

Referee: R McGann (Clare)
Report: Denis Hurley for GAA.ie

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Students/OAP’s: €5 (available at Venue).
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Team News

The Cork Minor Hurling team to play Limerick is as follows –

1: Declan Dalton (Fr O’Neills)
2: Seadnaidh Smyth (Midleton)
3: David Griffin (Carrigaline )
4: Niall O’Leary ( Castlelyons )
5: Mark Coleman ( Blarney )
6. Eoghan Murphy ( Sarsfields )
7: David Lowney ( Clonakilty)
8: Chris O’Leary ( Valley Rovers )
9: Darragh Fitzgibbon ( Charleville )
10: Tim O’Mahony (Shandrum )
11: Robbie O’Flynn ( Erins Own)
12: Shane Kingston (Douglas ) Capt.
13: Billy Dunne ( Fr O’Neills)
14: Ciaran Cormack ( Blackrock )
15: Michael O’Halloran (Blackrock )
16: Barry Kenneally (Cuchulainns )
17: John Cashman ( Blackrock )
18: Kevin Murphy ( Killeagh/Itas)
19: Conor Cahalane (St Finbarrs )
20: Robert Bourke ( Ballincollig )
21: Billy Hennessy ( St Finbarrs )
22: Danny Gunning (Na Piarsaigh )
23: John Looney (Aghada )
24: Liam Healy (Sarsfields )

Extended training panel :
Donal English (Sarsfields )
Jeremy Saich ( Kilworth )
Matthew Bradley (Aghabullogue )
Sean Howard (Dromtarriffe )
Donnachadh Murphy (Douglas )
Darragh O’Brien ( Killeagh/Itas)
Eoghan O’Brien (Douglas )

Selectors: Denis Ring (Fermoy) Manager; John Dwyer (Ballincollig) Coach; John Mortell (Ballyhea); Liam Martin (Glen Rovers); Pat Hartnett (Midleton).

Trainer: Richard O’Leary (Ballygarvan). Medical Officer: Dr. Paddy Burke (Fermoy). Physiotherapist: John O’Mahony (Newtownshandrum). Logistics: Derek Connolly. Stats: Mike Mortell and Mike McGrath.

Munster MHC Q-Final – Tipperary 1-14 Waterford 0-16

Tipperary defeated Waterford by 1-14 to 0-16 in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship Quarter-Final on Wednesday April 8th at Semple Stadium Thurles.

Munster MHC: Tipperary deny Déise in Thurles


Tipperary booked their place in the semi-finals of the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship this evening, despite registering just 1-3 from play. Liam Cahill’s Premier County didn’t play particularly well but still did just about enough to set up a last four provincial showdown with Clare on July 1.

Tipp registered eleven points from placed balls – eight Daragh Carey frees and three points from Brian McGrath, including two crucial 65s in the closing minutes. And Waterford can consider themselves slightly unfortunate to have been pitched into a play off with Limerick, having looked the better team in the first half. With Aaron O’Sullivan picking off four points from play, Waterford were 0-9 to 0-6 clear approaching the break.

O’Sullivan had gone close to an early goal for Waterford, denied by Padraig Hayes, and Tipp didn’t manage a score from play until sub Lyndon Fairbrother pointed in the 26th minute. But Fairbrother was on target again on the half hour mark and in first half stoppage time, Ruadhan Mulrooney scrambled home the game’s only goal after David Gleeson and Fairbrother were denied.

Ahead by 1-7 to 0-9 at the break in front of 2,821 spectators, Tipp went behind after the restart and the second half was level five times. But after McGrath edged Tipp in front with six minutes remaining, from a well-taken 65, Carey put two between the sides.

Waterford’s leading scorer Jack Prendergast responded for last year’s beaten Munster finalists but McGrath struck again to restore Tipp’s two-point advantage. Waterford kept going as Eoghan Murray reduced the deficit again but Peter Hogan shot wide in stoppage time as the Déise searched in vain for an equalising score.

Scorers for Tipperary: D Carey 0-8 (8f), R Mulrooney 1-0, B McGrath 0-3 (2 ’65s’, 1f), L Fairbrother 0-2, L McCutcheon 0-1.

Scorers for Waterford: J Prendergast 0-6 (6f), A O’Sullivan 0-4, C Lyons 0-2, D Lyons 0-1 (1f), E Meaney 0-1, G Waters 0-1, E Murray 0-1.

TIPPERARY: P Hayes; E Moloney, J Quigley, E Heffernan; J Skehan, B McGrath, D Peters; L McCutcheon, S Neville; D Carey, S Quirke, R Mulrooney; D Gleeson, A Tynan, R Peters
Subs: L Fairbrother for R Peters (23), K Hassett for Neville (40), D Roberts for Mulrooney (55), G Dunne for McCutcheon (60+2).

WATERFORD: B Nolan; D Lynch, C Prunty, D McGrath; J Henley, D Lyons, C Dunphy; C Lyons, A Molumby; G Waters, JP Lucey, E Meaney; A O’Sullivan, J Prendergast, P Hogan. Subs: E Murray for Waters (45), M Roche for Lucey (55).
Referee: J Murphy (Limerick)

Report: Jackie Cahill for GAA.ie

Admission Prices

Adults: €10.00
Students/OAP’s: €5.00 (available at Venue).
Rebates are available on full priced tickets at designated turnstiles prior to entry.
Juveniles are not required to have a ticket to attend this game.
This fixture is unreserved.

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Team News

The Tipperary minor hurling team to play Waterford in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship quarter final this Wednesday night, April 8th at 7pm in Semple Stadium, has been announced. It features four of the side that played against Limerick also in the opening quarter final tie last year, with Stephen Quirke, Darragh Peters, Jack Skehan and Alan Tynan all returning to duty in bringing experience to the side.

The team lines out as follows – Padraig Hayes (Ballingarry), Emmet Moloney (Drom & Inch), James Quigley (Kildangan), Enda Heffernan (Clonoulty Rossmore), Jack Skehan (Holycross Ballycahill), Brian McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney), Darragh Peters (Kilruane MacDonaghs), Liam McCutcheon (Templederry Kenyons), Shane Neville (Lattin Cullen), Daragh Carey (Templederry Kenyons), Stephen Quirke Capt. (Moyle Rovers), Ruadhan Mulrooney (Portroe), David Gleeson (Ballinahinch), Alan Tynan (Roscrea), Ross Peters (St. Mary’s Clonmel).

The Waterford Minor Hurling team to play Tipperary in Thurles on Wednesday evening has been announced –

1 Billy Nolan Roanmore
2 Darragh Lynch Passage
3 Conor Prunty Abbeyside
4 Darragh McGrath Abbeyside
5 Jordan Henley Tallow
6 Calum Lyons Ballyduff Lower
7 Cormac Dunphy Ballyduff Lower
8 Darragh Lyons Dungarvan
9 JP Lucey Shamrocks
10 Peter Hogan Ballygunner
11 Andy Molumby Cappoquin
12 Eddie Meaney De La Salle
13 Aaron O Sullivan Cappoquin
14 Jack Prendergast Lismore
15 Glenn Waters Dungarvan