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2019 Electric Ireland Munster GAA Hurling Minor Championship Limerick 0-19 Cork 1-16
Limerick and Cork played out a draw at 0-19 to 1-16 in the 2019 Electric Ireland Munster GAA Hurling Minor Championship on Sunday May 19th at the LIT Gaelic Grounds in Limerick.
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Late free earns Cork minors a draw against Limerick
Report by John Keogh for the Irish Examiner newspaper
Limerick 0-19 – 1-16 Cork
A late Darragh Flynn free earned Cork a 0-19 to 1-16 draw with Limerick at the end of a highly entertaining Munster MHC tie at LIT Gaelic Grounds.
Flynn was the hero for John Considine’s men as he hit six frees in the last 13 minutes to pull back a Limerick side that looked set earn a win from their opening game.
Cathal O’Neill was a star of the Limerick side that reached the Munster Final in 2018 and was again central to the Treaty cause with a haul of 0-10.
O’Neill and Daniel Hogan traded points in the opening minutes but 1-1 from Flynn in the space of three minutes put Cork in full control.
Jack Cahalane brilliantly took Colin Walsh’s low delivery, before offloading to Flynn, who then fired past a helpless Jack Franklin for the game’s only goal.
Cork extended their advantage through Flynn and Paul O’Riordan but Limerick hit back through three O’Neill who landed scores in a row. Further efforts from Aidan O’Connor and Patrick Reale saw Limerick level in the 22 minute at 0-7 to 1-4.
O’Neill and Flynn traded points once more in the run up to half time but it was Limerick that went ahead going into the break thanks to a fine effort on the run from O’Connor.
O’Neill’s sixth point of the afternoon extended Limerick’s advantage to two points on the game’s resumption but Colin Walsh and Ethan Twomey soon saw the contest level for the third time.
However, Limerick then hit a bit of a purple patch with O’Connor and two fine strikes from full forward Adam English putting them 0-13 to 1-7 ahead eight minutes into the second half. Flynn arrested the slide for Cork but O’Neill’s immediate response from a free kept the Rebels at arm’s length.
English and O’Neill then put Limerick five clear and seemingly out of sight as the game entered the final stages a Cork side that looked dead on their feet.
However, there was a sting in the tail and it was Flynn who delivered it. The centre-forward hit four frees in a row to cut Limerick’s lead to one.
O’Neill did give Limerick some breathing space but Daniel Hogan and Flynn levelled the contest for a fourth time in added time. O’Neill’s ninth free of the game looked to have edged it for Limerick but a Flynn free from inside his own ’65 gave Cork a dramatic draw.
Scorers for Limerick: C O’Neill (0-10, 9 frees), A O’Connor (0-4), A English (0-3), D Hegarty and P Reale (0-1 each).
Scorers for Cork: D Flynn (1-10, 8 frees, 1 ’65) D Hogan (0-2), C Walsh, P O’Riordan, E Twomey and J Carr (0-1 each).
LIMERICK: J Franklin; R Lyons, M Keane, F O’Connor; J Quilty, EHurley, C Coughlan; A Murrihy, P Kirby; P Reale, D Hegarty, C O’Neill; A O’Connor, A English, P O’Donovan.
Subs: L Lynch for O’Donovan (49), C Casey for Reale (50), C Hanley Clarke for Murrihy (58).
CORK: B Saunderon; C O’Brien, C McCarthy, S Kingston; C McCarthy, C Joyce, B O’Sullivan; E Twomey, L Horgan; C Walsh, D Flynn, D Hogan; C McCarthy, J Cahalane, P O’Riordan.
Subs: L Doocey for Cian McCarthy (24), J Carr for O’Riordan (41), I Walsh for Colm McCarthy (44), L Mulroy Quiligan for Kingston (49), S Walsh for C Walsh (59).
Ref: P Kelly (Tipperary)
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LIMERICK: Jack Franklin (Kilteely-Dromkeen); Ronan Lyons (Monaleen), Michael Keane (Adare), Fergal O’Connor (Effin); Jimmy Quilty (Blackrock), Ethan Hurley (Newcastle West), Colin Coughlan (Ballybrown); Adam Murrihy (Ahane), Patrick Kirby (Patrickswell); Patrick Reale (Knockainey), Diarmuid Hegarty (St Patricks), Cathal O’Neill (Crecora-Manister); Aidan O’Connor (Ballybrown), Adam English (Doon), Patrick O’Donovan (Effin)
Subs: TJ Kelly (Kileedy), Michael Cremin (Newcastle West), Sean Mortell (St Patricks), Darragh Casey (Granagh-Ballingarry), Odhran O’Dwyer (Mungret St Pauls), Cian Casey (Ahane), Conor Hanley Clarke (Kilmallock), Michael Ryan (Murroe-Boher), Liam Lynch (Mungret St Pauls)
Extended panel: Brian O’Meara (Mungret St Pauls), Conor Linnane (Pallasgreen), Eddie Stokes (Doon), John Kirby (Patrickswell), Luke O’Connor (Ballybrown), Ned Quinn (Ballybrown), Rory Hannon (Crecora-Manister), Sam Williams (Bruree), Shaun Moloney (Glenroe).
— Cork GAA (@OfficialCorkGAA) May 16, 2019