Munster Minor Hurling Championship – Limerick 2-11 Clare 1-8

Limerick defeated Clare by 2-11 to 1-8 in the first round of the Electric Ireland Munster Hurling Minor Championship on Wednesday April 6th at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.


Limerick subs play major role in defeat of Clare minors

By Eoghan Cormican, Gaelic Grounds for breakingnews.ie

Limerick 2-11 Clare 1-8

A goal apiece from substitutes John Ryan and Cian Magnier Flynn handed Limerick victory in this Munster MHC first round clash. Ahead by 0-11 to 1-7 after 52 minutes, Ryan grabbed a long delivery into the Limerick inside line and hopped the sliotar in front of Clare ‘keeper Killian Nugent for their first goal. Clare attempted to fight their way back into the contest, but the result was decided when Cian Magnier Flynn rattled in a second Limerick goal deep in stoppages.

Clare, despite having the wind in the first-half, opted to redeploy centre-forward David Fitzgerald to the half-back line and operate with just two men in their inside line. It was a move that paid no real dividend as Limerick full-back William O’Meara hurled a significant amount of ball in the opening period. The visitors did get off to the perfect start; Ian Murray pulling to the net one minute in after Limerick ‘keeper Mark O’Kelly attempted handpass when bursting off his line went astray.

Limerick answered with three on the bounce through Mark O’Dwyer (free), Conor Boylan and Kyle Hayes, and while Sean O’Loughlin nudged the Banner back in front, they would fail to add to their tally in the ensuing 17 minutes of action. Mark O’Dwyer (free), Cal McCarthy and Brian Ryan returned the home outfit in front during this period, 0-6 to 1-1, but the sides would return to the dressing room deadlocked as Clare hit the three of the final four points of the half to tie matters at 1-4 to 0-7.

Teams and Scorers:
Scorers for Limerick: C Magnier Flynn, J Ryan (1-0 each); M O’Dwyer (0-3, 0-3 frees); C Boylan, K Hayes (0-2 each); D Carroll, B Ryan, C McCarthy, C O’Connor (0-1 each).

Scorers for Clare: S O’Loughlin (0-4, 0-4 frees); I Murray (1-0); A Kennedy (0-2); C Tierney (0-1).

Limerick: M Kelly (Croom); B Nash (South Liberties), W O’Meara (Askeaton), B Timmons (Murroe/Boher); J Adams (Ballybrown), C O’Connor (Kilmallock), F Hourigan (Murroe/Boher); C Nicholas (Monaleen), C McCarthy (Kilmallock); K Hayes (Kildimo/Pallaskenry), D Carroll (Newport), B Ryan (South Liberties); C Boylan (Na Piarsaigh), A Barrett (Kilmallock), M O’Dwyer (Monaleen).
Subs: C Magnier Flynn (Kileedy) for Barrett (HT), J Ryan (Doon) for O’Dwyer (45), D Woulfe (Kilmallock) for McCarthy (58), C Flahive (Mungret) for Timmons (58), D Minihan (Ahane) for O’Connor (63).

Clare: K Nugent (O’Callaghan’s Mills); C McInerney (Inagh Kilnamona), D O’Loughlin (Corofin), K White (Inagh Kilnamona); P Mulready (Sixmilebridge), C Noonan (Killanena),T O’Meara (Killanena); R Hayes (Crusheen), C Tierney (St Joseph’s Doora Barefield); G Cooney (O’Callaghan’s Mills), D Fitzgerald (Crusheen), S Kennedy (Kilmaley); S O’Loughlin (Kilmaley), K Galvin (Clonlara), I Murray (Bodyke).
Subs: A Kennedy (Kilmaley) for Murray (40 mins), S Costelloe (Wolfe Tones) for McInerney (41, inj), T Connellan (Eire Og) for Cooney (49), M Danaher (Cratloe) for Galvin (58).

Referee: T Walsh (Waterford)



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Team News

The Limerick minor hurling management team of Pat Donnelly manager and his selectors Brian Foley (South Liberties) and John Mulqueen (Bruff) has released their match team and panel for this Wednesday evening Munster minor hurling championship clash with Clare at the Gaelic Grounds throw in will be at 7.00pm.

The Limerick minor hurling team and panel are as follows 1. Mark O Kelly (Croom), 2. Brian Nash (South Liberties) 3. William O Meara (Askeaton), 4. Brian Timmons (Murroe/Boher), 5. Josh Adams (Ballybrown), 6. Ciaran O Connor (Kilmallock), 7. Finn Hourigan (Murroe/Boher), 8. Conor Nicholas (Monaleen), 9. Cal McCarthy (Kilmallock), 10. Kyle Hayes (Kildimo/Pallaskenry) (Captain), 11. Darragh Carroll (Newport), 12. Brian Ryan (South Liberties), 13. Conor Boylan (Na Piarsaigh), 14. Anthony Barrett (Kilmallock), 15. Mark O Dwyer (Monaleen).
16. Jamie Power (Monaleen), 17. Conor Flahive (Mungret), 18. Paul O’Riordan (Bruff), 19. Cian Magnier Flynn (Killeedy), 20. Dan Minihan (Ahane), 21. Conor O Grady (Hospital/Herbertstown), 22. Michael O Grady (Knockainey), 23. Josh Ryan (Doon), 24. David Woulfe (Kilmallock)

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Munster MHC – Cork 0-17 Waterford 1-10

Cork defeated Waterford by 0-17 to 1-10 in the first round of the Electric Ireland Munster Hurling Minor Championship on Wednesday April 6th at Walsh Park Waterford.


Cork minors battle back after disastrous start

By Michael Moynihan for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Waterford 1-10 Cork 0-17

An impressive Cork side overcame a disastrous start to ease to victory over Waterford in this Munster MHC clash in Walsh Park, Waterford. The 2,707 in attendance saw Waterford begin with the strong wind and enjoy the perfect start, Eoin McGrath charging through the middle and goaling from the throw-in.

With Cathal Curran and Michael Mahony chipping in as well, Cork were 1-2 to no score behind on five minutes, and they needed Matthew Bradley’s two points to settle. As the game wore on, both sides deployed a spare player behind their half-back lines to sweep, which cut down the supply to the full-forward lines and reduced chances to a minimum in the first quarter.

Josh Beausang hit a Cork free on eleven minutes, though, and added a good score from play two minutes later to make it 1-2 to 0-4. Evan Sheehan tied it up on fifteen minutes and then hit a superb point from the sideline for the lead. Cork’s half-backs were now on top, with Eoghan Clifford getting on a lot of ball. When Robbie Bourke and Bradley added to Cork’s lead it meant the visitors had hit eight points in a row.

Waterford needed ‘keeper Billy Nolan, out to point a free from his own half, to stop the rot – their first point in sixteen minutes, and playing with the breeze at that. Still, with Neil Montgomery and Eoghan Murray (free) finding the range, the home side were level on 26 minutes, and then Murray converted another free to give them the lead. Waterford were better, with Murray more involved in general play, but when referee Philip Kelly blew for half-time they were only one point in front, 1-6 to 0-8.

Cork levelled within a minute of the resumption, a good Sheehan score, and added three more quickly, one a long-range beauty from Liam Healy, to put some daylight between the sides. By now Cork’s defence looked well on top, with John Cooper and Paul Lyons prominent. When Beausang hit a free it was Cork’s fifth without reply and Waterford were struggling to carve out an opening.

Jack Prendergast eventually ended Waterford’s scoring drought with a good point on 42 minutes, the first Déise score after the break. Both sides began to hit wides as fatigue took a toll, but Sheehan and Montgomery swapped points to maintain the margin as the game went into the final ten minutes.

A superb Sheehan sideline and a Beausang free pushed Cork’s lead to five, however. Nolan came upfield to hit over another Waterford free, but the home side needed a goal. The game ended in a series of Waterford frees near the Cork goal, but Nolan couldn’t find the goal that would have given his team a lifeline.

Teams and Scorers –
Scorers for Waterford: E. McGrath 1-0, B. Nolan (frees) 0-3; E. Murray (frees), N. Montgomery 0-2 each; J. Prendergast, C. Curran, M. Mahony 0-1 each.

Scorers for Cork: J. Beausang (0-4 frees), E. Sheehan (0-1 sideline) 0-5 each; M. Bradley 0-4; L. Healy, R. Bourke, C. O’Mahony 0-1 each.

WATERFORD: B. Nolan (Roanmore), C. Giles Doran (De La Salle), J. Flavin (Ardmore), D. McGrath (Abbeyside), D. Power (Passage), E. Murray (Ballyduff Upper), M. O’Brien (Geraldines), E. McGrath (Butlerstown), H. Ruddle Redmond (Ballygunner), J. Prendergast (Lismore), D. Guiry (Fourmilewater), C. Curran (Brickey Rangers), M. Mahony (Ballygunner)( c), N. Montgomery (Abbeyside), T. Douglas (De La Salle)
Subs: C. Dalton (Clonea) for M. O’Brien, 35; T. Barron (Fourmilewater) for D. McGrath, 41; C. Kirwan (Fenor) for T. Douglas, 53; G. Waters (Dungarvan) for E. McGrath, 57; J. Reade (St Mollerans) for D. Guiry, 59.

CORK: G. Collins (Ballinhassig), P. Lyons (Mallow), N. O’Leary (Castlelyons)( c), S. O’Leary Hayes (Midleton), J. Cooper (Eire Og), R. Walsh (Cuchulainns), E. Clifford (Cloughduv), C. O’Mahony (Ballinhassig), R. Bourke (Ballincollig), J. O’Sullivan (Blackrock), M. Bradley (Aghabullogue), S. Condon (Harbour Rovers), E. Sheehan (Na Piarsaigh), J. Beausang (St. Colman’s), L. Healy (Sarsfields)
Subs: B. Buckley (Shandrum) for O’Sullivan, 40; J. Saich (Kilworth) for R. Walsh, 49; D. Gunning (Na Piarsaigh) for S. Condon, 53; R. Howell (Douglas) for N. O’Leary (inj), 60; J. Geary (Shandrum) for E. Sheehan, 62.

Referee: P. Kelly (Tipperary).


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Team News

Waterford (MH v Cork) B Nolan (Roanmore); C Curran (An Rinn), Jack Lacey (Dungarvan), 4. D McGrath (Abbeyside); D Power (Passage), E Murray (Ballyduff Upper), M O’Brien (Ballinameela); E McGrath (Butlerstown) , HR Redmond (Ballygunner); J Prendergast (Lismore), D Guiry (Fourmilewater), C Curran (Brickey Rangers); M Mahony (Ballygunner) – Capt, N Montgomery (Abbeyside), T Douglas (De La Salle) .

The Cork Minor team to play Waterford in the Munster Minor Championship on Wednesday night has been announced as follows

1 Ger Collins – Ballinhassig
2 Paul Lyons – Mallow
3 Niall O Leary – Castlelyons- Captain
4 Sean O Leary Hayes – Midleton
5 John Cooper – Eire Og
6 Ryan Walsh – Cuchulann’s
7 Eoghan Clifford – Cloughduv
8 Cian O Mahony – Ballinhassig
9 Robbie Bourke – Ballincollig
10 John Sullivan – Blackrock
11 Matthew Bradley – Aghabullogue
12 Stephen Condon – Harbour Rovers
13 Evan Sheehan – Na Piarsaigh
14 Josh Beausang – St Colman”s
15 Liam Healy -Sarsfield
16 Barry Kenneally – Cuchulann’s
17 Darragh Guiney – Shandrum
18 Ross Howell – Douglas
19 Jeremy Saich – Kilworth
20 Kevin Murphy – Killeagh/Ita’s
21 Danny Gunning – Na Piarsaigh
22 Brian Buckley- Shandrum
23 John Geary- Shandrum
24 Brian Turnbull – Douglas

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