Munster Under 21 Hurling Q-Final – Limerick 3-19 Cork 2-15

Limerick defeated Cork by 3-19 to 2-15 in the Bord Gais Energy Munster GAA Hurling Under 21 Championship Quarter-Final on Tuesday June 28th at Pairc Ui Rinn.

Munster U21 HC: Champions Limerick advance

Bord Gais Energy Munster U-21 Hurling Championship Quarter-Final

Limerick 3-19 Cork 2-15

By Denis Hurley at Pairc Ui Rinn for

Limerick’s seven-point winning margin in this Bord Gáis Energy Munster U21HC quarter-final at Páirc Uí Rinn flattered Cork somewhat, yet the game was still in the balance into injury time.

With nine minutes of normal time left, John Kiely’s visitors had a 2-18 to 0-13 advantage after substitute Oisín O’Reilly, barely on the pitch a minute, sent a rasping shot beyond Patrick Collins and into the Cork net. Having led by 1-12 to 0-12 at half-time, the Shannonsiders had put on a demonstration since half-time as Cork were frustrated in their efforts to eat into the gap, but with the large advantage came a certain level of complacency.

The wides tally, stuck on four since half-time, began to mount liberally from the three-quarter mark on, but it appeared that their place in the semi-final against Tipperary wasn’t in doubt, even allowing for two Mark Coleman points for Cork. Limerick midfielder Darragh O’Donovan, a bundle of energy, responded with his second of the game and Shane Kingston’s goal for Cork on 57 looked to be just a consolation. As injury time dawned though, Coleman netted another for the Rebels and suddenly there were just four points in it.

A Mark O’Connor delivery to the square might have yielded an unlikely third goal but Limerick conceded a 65, which came to nothing. From the puckout, sub Jack Quaid found O’Reilly, who gleefully finished for his second goal and the security of victory.

In many ways, the second half reflected the first. Limerick, with Cian Lynch dropping back to centre-back in a switch with his namesake Ronan, were rampant, the latter Lynch with a 10th minute goal after Barry Nash’s run.

Pat Ryan alongside O’Donovan at midfield had three good points too and by the end of the first quarter it was 1-8 to 0-2 for the men in green. As would happen later, a certain sloppiness prevented Limerick from heading out of sight and Cork ground their way back into it, with Shane Kington and Pa O’Callaghan getting important points.

Kingston’s fifth free in injury time made it 1-11 to 0-12 but Cian Lynch had the final score of the half. While the Lynches reverted back to their selected positions for the second half, Ronan Lynch was still able to send over three important frees as part of a five-point burst to again leave Limerick in command. O’Reilly’s first goal looked to be the final confirmation of that but, while Cork were given a sniff again, it was Limerick’s night.

Scorers for Limerick: R Lynch 1-8 (6fs, 1 65, 1 sideline), O O’Reilly 2-0, P Ryan 0-3, B Nash, C Lynch, D O’Donovan 0-2 each, T Morrissey, P Casey 0-1 each.

Scorers for Cork: S Kingston 1-6 (5fs), M Coleman 1-2, P O’Callaghan 0-3, C Twomey, N Cashman, A Spillane, D Noonan 0-1 each.

Limerick: E McNamara; S Flanagan, R English, M Casey; C Ryan, C Lynch, A La Touche Cosgrave; D O’Donovan, P Ryan; R Lynch, B Nash, D Dempsey; P Casey, T Morrissey, A Gilane
Subs: B Murphy for Gillane (half-time), O O’Reilly for Morrissey (50), L Lyons for Nash (55), J Quaid for Dempsey (59).

Cork: P Collins; D Browne, S O’Donoghue, D Griffin; R Cahalane, M Coleman, C Twomey; N Cashman, D Noonan; D Fitzgibbon, S Kingston, P O’Callaghan; L Meade, T O’Mahony, A Spillane
Subs: D Lee for Cashman (28), C O’Leary for Noonan (41), M O’Halloran for O’Mahony (45), C Cormack for Meade (48), M O’Connor for Lee (55).

Referee: R McGann (Clare).

All-Ireland holders Limerick overrun Cork U21s

Cork 2-15 Limerick 3-19

Report from the Irish Examiner newspaper

Limerick progress to face Tipperary in the Munster U21 hurling semi-final after a facile win over in Pairc Ui Rinn in front of 3,238 spectators, writes Michael Moynihan.

Limerick looked like overrunning Cork early on, with Pat Ryan hitting three points for them in the opening five minutes. The visitors were 1-7 to 0-1 ahead before ten minutes had gone – Ronan Lynch the goalscorer. The men in green and white took over early and as befitted a team laden with All-Ireland medallists in the grade, they kept Cork at bay with ease.

The Leesiders were struggling to find their range, and at the end of the first quarter they were 1-8 to 0-3 in arrears. Limerick’s physically powerful forwards were able to keep the ball in the opposition half, something the home side couldn’t do. Barry Nash – playing in the half-forward line, though named at full-forward – and David Dempsey were particularly effective in the middle third for Limerick, as was Ronan Lynch at centre-field.

However, six points by the home side – a snap shot by Pa O’Callaghan the pick of them – cut the deficit to 1-9 to 0-8; Peter Casey stopped the rot with a Limerick point on 26 minutes. Cork still had time to hit four more points before the break, and Limerick needed Cian Lynch to range forward before the half-time whistle for a point to keep his side that goal ahead, 1-12 to 0-12.

Limerick restarted with four quick points to stretch their lead to seven again. Two of those were Ronan Lynch frees, and with that player back in defence, Cork struggled again to make inroads up front.

It took the Rebels 14 minutes to get on the scoreboard, and by then Limerick were well in control. Cork needed a goal to have any chance but Limerick weren’t in a charitable mood at the back: sub. Oisin O’Reilly’s goal with ten minutes to go killed the game as a contest. However Kingston and Coleman got consolation goals for Cork with time almost up, before O’Reilly struck again with another goal in injury time.

Scorers for Cork: S. Kingston (1-6, 5 frees);f M. Coleman (1-2, 1 65, 1 free); P. O’Callaghan (0-3); N. Cashman, C. Twomey, D. Noonan, A. Spillane (0-1).

Scorers for Limerick: R. Lynch (1-8, 6 frees, 1 65, 1 sideline); O. O’Reilly (2-0); P. Ryan (0-3); C. Lynch, D. O’Donovan, B. Nash (0-2); P. Casey, T. Morrissey (0-1).

CORK: P. Collins (Ballinhassig)(c); D. Browne (Kanturk), S. O’Donoghue (Inniscarra), D. Griffin (Carrigaline); R. Cahalane (Ballymartle), M. Coleman (Blarney), C. Twomey (Newtownshandrum); N. Cashman (Blackrock), D. Noonan (Glen Rovers); D. Fitzgibbon (Charleville), S. Kingston (Douglas), P. O’Callaghan (Ballyhea); A. Spillane (Castlelyons), T. O’Mahony (Newtownshandrum), L. Meade (Newcestown)
Subs: D. Lee (Na Piarsaigh) for Cashman (28); C. O’Leary (Valley Rovers) for Noonan (40); M. O’Halloran (Blackrock) for O’Mahony (45); C. Cormack (Blackrock) for Meade (50); M. O’Connor (Douglas) for Lee (55).

LIMERICK: E. McNamara (Doon), M. Casey (Na Piarsaigh), R. English (Doon), S. Flanagan (Feoghanagh); C. Ryan (Pallagreen), R. Lynch (Na Piarsaigh), A. La Touche Cosgrave (Monaleen); D. O’Donovan (Doon), P. Ryan (Doon); C. Lynch (Patrickswell), T. Morrissey (Ahane), D. Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh); A. Gillane (Patrickswell), B. Nash (South Liberties), P. Casey (Na Piarsaigh)
Subs: B. Murphy (Doon) for Dillane (HT); L. Lyons (Monaleen) for O’Donovan (blood, 42-44); O. O’Reilly (Kilmallock) for T. Morrissey (50); L. Lyons for Nash (55); J. Quaid (Effin) for Dempsey, (59).

Referee: R. McGann (Clare).

A minute’s silence was observed before the game in memory of the late Jim Forbes of the Cork County Board.

Team News

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 Tuesday evening’s Munster U21hurling quarter final against Cork. 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 (Feoghanagh), 5. Colin Ryan (Pallagreen), 6. Ronan Lynch (Na Piarsaigh), 7. Andrew La Touche Cosgrave (Monaleen), 8. Darragh O Donovan (Doon) 9. Pat Ryan (Doon), 10. Cian Lynch (Patrickswell), 11. Tom Morrissey (Ahane), 12. David Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh), 13. Aaron Gillane (Patrickswell), 14. Barry Nash (South Liberties), 15. Peter Casey (Na Piarsaigh).
16. Cian O Dwyer (Monaleen), 17. Lorcan Lyons (Monaleen), 18. Stephen Cahill (Tournafulla), 19. Oisin O Reilly (Kilmallock), 20. Jack Quaid (Effin), 21. Barry Murphy (Doon), 22. John Fox (Ahane), 23. Dean Coleman (Doon), 24. Paddy Morrissey (Ahane)

The Cork team to play Limerick in Munster U21 Hurling Championship Quarter-Final has been announced as follows.

1. Patrick Collins Ballinhassig (Captain)
2. Darren Browne Kanturk
3. Sean O Donoghue Inniscarra
4. David Griffin Carrigaline
5. Rickard Cahalane Ballymartle
6. Mark Coleman Blarney
7. Conor Twomey Newtownshandrum
8. Niall Cashman Blackrock
9. David Noonan Glen Rovers
10. Darragh Fitzgibbon Charleville
11. Shane Kingston Douglas
12. Pa O Callaghan Ballyhea
13. Anthony Spillane Castlelyons
14. Tim O Mahony Newtownshandrum
15. Luke Meade Newcestown
16. Declan Dalton Fr O’ Neills
17. Killian O Connor Mallow
18. Luke Hanley Ballyhea
19. Jack Buckley Charleville
20. Chris O Leary Vallry Rovers
21. Dayne Lee Na Piarsaigh
22. Michael O Halloran Blackrock
23. Mark O Connor Douglas
24. Cathal Cormack Blackrock
25. Eddie Guiney Na Piarsaigh
26. Ollie Dempsey Youghal


Munster Junior Football Final – Kerry 0-14 Cork 0-13

Kerry defeated Cork by 0-14 to 0-13 in the Munster Junior Football Championship Final on Wednesday June 29th at Austin Stack Park Tralee.

Kerry win third consecutive Munster junior football crown

Kerry 0-14 Cork 0-13

Report from the Irish Examiner newspaper

Kerry held off a late Cork surge to secure a third consecutive Munster junior football crown this evening at Austin Stack Park, writes Eoghan Cormican.

The winners were outscored by 0-7 to 0-4 in the second period, but, crucially, never allowed their opponents back on level footing after building up a significant lead in the opening period. Kerry returned back down the tunnel at the break much the happier, Stephen Wallace’s side ahead by 0-10 to 0-6. The home outfit were much the smarter out of the blocks but two wasted efforts in the opening two minutes meant it was Cork who were first on the board through Mark Sugrue.

Kerry sharpened the radar thereafter and settled with three white flags on the bounce from Patrick Clifford, Adrian Spillane and Paul O’Donoghue. The visitors never managed to get back level, their best chance at wiping out Kerry’s lead falling to Killian O’Hanlon following Kerry’s three point-burst. The Cork centre-forward, though, under pressure from a Kerry defender, dragged his goal effort wide.

Having reduced the deficit to the minimum in second-half stoppages, Cork captain Bart Daly attempted to tie proceedings from out the field – his shot curled to the left and wide. Kerry captain Paul O’Donoghue played a leading role with seven points, all but one arriving from the dead ball.

Scorers for Kerry: P O’Donoghue (0-7, 0-5 frees, 0-1 ’45); SM Ó Conchúir, A Spillane (0-2 each); P Clifford, N O’Shea, K Hurley (0-1 each).

Scorers for Cork: M Vaughan (0-6); M Sugrue (0-2 frees); E Buckley (0-3 each); K O’Hanlon (0-1).

Cork: A Casey (Kiskeam); D Colfer (Glanworth), P Murphy (Bandon), J Mullins (Éire Óg); D O’Neill (Mayfield), B Daly (Newmarket), K Histon (Cobh); J Corkery (Boherbue), C Brosnan (Brian Dillons); M Vaughan (Millstreet), K O’ Hanlon (Kilshannig), R Harkin (Mallow); M Sugrue (Bandon), G O’ Connor (Boherbue). D Harrington (Adrigole)
Subs: E Buckley (St Michael’s) for Harrington (6 mins, inj); C Moynihan (Gabriel Rangers) for Corkery (24); TJ Brosnan (Newmarket) for O’Neill (HT); P Condon (Mayfield) for O’Connor (48); S O’Leary (Bantry Blues) for C Brosnan (52); N McCarthy (Kinsale) for Murphy (57, inj).

Kerry: D O’Shea (Ballydonoghue); D Brosnan (Gneeveguilla), J Foley (Ballydonoghue), C Ó Lúing (An Ghaeltacht); P Clifford (Templenoe) A Barry (Na Gaeil), L Bastible (John Mitchels); A Spillane (Templenoe), M O’Donnell (Austin Stacks); B Ó Seanacháin (Ballydonoghue), P O’Donoghue (St Mary’s), D Foran (St Senan’s); SM Ó Conchúir (An Ghaeltacht), K Hurley (St Pats), N O’Shea (Dromid Pearses)
Subs: F Clifford (Waterville) for Brosnan (40 mins); L O’Donoghue for Clifford (46); K O’Sullivan (Kenmare) for O’Donnell (48); R Wharton (Renard) for Foran (51); S O’Sullivan (Kenmare) for Hurley (54); A Barry (Brosna) for S O’Sullivan (62).

Referee: D Grogan (Tipperary)

Team News

The Kerry Junior team to play Cork in the Munster Junior Football Final in Austin Stack Park Tralee on Wednesday evening at 7:30 shows four changes in personnel from the side that defeated Limerick in the semi final; Jason Foley comes into the full back line instead of Fionán Clifford; Andrew Barry starts in the half back line instead of Robert Wharton; David Foran comes into the half forward line in place of Liam Carey and Sean Michéal Ó Conchúir, a late withdrawal in the semi final due to injury, recovers to take his place at right corner forward to the exclusion of Dara Roche.
Stephen O’Sullivan, Sean T Dillon and Shane Fitzmaurice are added to the match day squad.

The team captained by Paul O’Donoghue of St Marys is as follows:

1 Darragh O’Shea Ballydonoghue
2 Darren Brosnan Gneeveguilla
3 Jason Foley Ballydonoghue
4 Cathal Ó Lúing An Ghaeltacht
5 Patrick Clifford Templenoe
6 Andrew Barry Na Gaeil
7 Laurence Bastible John Mitchels
8 Adrian Spillane Templenoe
9 Michael O’Donnell Austin Stacks
10 Brian Ó Seanacháin Ballydonoghue
11 Paul O’Donoghue (C) St Marys
12 David Foran St Senans
13 Sean Michéal Ó Conchúir An Ghaeltacht
14 Kieran Hurley St Pats
15 Niall O’Shea Dromid Pearses
Fir Ionaid:
16 Kieran Fitzgibbon Kenmare
17 Kevin O’Sullivan Kenmare
18 Fionán Clifford Waterville
19 Robert Wharton Renard
20 Dara O’Shea Kenmare
21 Stephen O’Sullivan Templenoe
22 Lee O’Donoghue Glenflesk
23 Conor O’Shea St Marys
24 Adam Barry Brosna

Bainisteóir: Stephen Wallace (Ardfert)
Róghnóirí: Timmy O’Sullivan (Kerins O’Rahillys), Jimmy Keane (Brosna), Brian Hickey (Skellig Rangers).

Additional Players on the Kerry Junior Panel:
Sean T. Dillon (St Senans) and Shane Fitzmaurice (Brosna)

The Cork Junior Football team to play Kerry in the Munster Junior Football Final on Wednesday 29th June @ 7.30pm in Austin Stack Park, Tralee has been announced as follows

(1) Anthony Casey (Kiskeam)
(2) Diarmuid Colfer (Glanworth)
(3) Peter Murphy (Bandon)
(4) John Mullins (Eire Og)
(5) David O’Neill (Mayfield)
(6) Bart Daly (Newmarket)
(7) Kieran Histon (Cobh)
(8) John Corkery (Boherbue)
(9) Cillian Brosnan (Brian Dillons)
(10) Michael Vaughan (Millstreet)
(11) Killian O’Hanlon (Kilshannig)
(12) Ryan Harkin (Mallow)
(13) Mark Sugrue (Bandon)
(14) Gerry O’Connor (Boherbue)
(15) David Harrington (Adrigole)
(16) Anthony Kidney (Passage)
(17) Colm Hyde (Naomh Aban)
(18) Matthew Taylor (Mallow)
(19) Niall McCarthy (Kinsale)
(20) T.J Brosnan (Newmarket)
(21) Sean O’Leary (Bantry Blues)
(22) Chris Moynihan (Gabriel Rangers)
(23) Eoghan Buckley (St Michaels)
(24) Paul Condon (Mayfield)


Munster Minor Hurling S-Final – Limerick 0-19 Waterford 0-17

Limerick defeated Waterford by 0-19 to 0-17 in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship Semi-Final on Wednesday June 29th at Walsh Park Waterford.

Limerick make it to fourth Munster minor hurling final in a row

Limerick 0-19 Waterford 0-17

Report from the Irish Examiner newspaper

Limerick resisted a late avalanche of Waterford pressure to squeeze through to the Munster minor hurling final for the fourth year in a row at a sunny Walsh Park. In a thrilling climax, before a crowd of 2,599, the hosts closed within a point on two occasions but Limerick held their composure.

Top scorer Paul O’Brien sealed their place in the provincial showpiece on July 10 at the Gaelic Grounds with a free two minutes into injury time. It was the Mungret/St Paul’s forward’s tenth point for the winners. Their lead stood at six with twelve minutes remaining but a spirited Déise rose to the challenge, scoring five points in a row. Kyle Hayes and Cian Magnier Flynn appeared to move Limerick out of trouble but they needed to hold off another home surge to progress.

Scorers for Waterford: E Murray 0-5 (3fs); J Prendergast, C Dalton, M Mahony, D Power, T Douglas 0-2 each; C Kirwan, N Montgomery 0-1 each.

Scorers for Limerick: P O’Brien 0-10 (8fs); B Ryan 0-3; D Carroll (1 s-l), K Hayes 0-2 each; C Magnier Flynn, D Woulfe 0-1 each.

Waterford: B Nolan (Roanmore); C Giles Doran (De La Salle), J Flavin (Ardmore), T Barron (Fourmilewater); L Wall (De La Salle), H Ruddle Redmond (Ballygunner), C Dalton (Clonea); D Power (Passage), C Curran (Brickey Rangers); E McGrath (Butlerstown), M Mahony (Ballygunner), N Montgomery (Abbeyside); T Douglas (De La Salle), E Murray (Ballyduff Upper), J Prendergast (Lismore).
Subs: D Guiry (Fourmilewater) for McGrath (29); C Kirwan (Fenor) for Montgomery (43); J Reade (St Mollerans) for Wall (57).

Limerick: M O’Kelly (Croom); B Nash (South Liberties), C Nicholas (Monaleen), F Hourigan (Murroe/Boher); M O Grady (Knockainey), J Adams (Ballybrown), B Timmons Murroe/Boher); C McCarthy (Kilmallock), D Carroll (Newport); B Ryan (South Liberties), C Magnier Flynn (Killeedy), D Woulfe (Kilmallock); C Boylan (Na Piarsaigh), K Hayes (Kildimo/Pallaskenry), P O’Brien (Mungret/St Pauls).
Subs: J Flynn (Patrickswell) for McCarthy (H-T); C O’Connor (Kilmallock) for Timmons (41); M Bourke (Garryspillane) for Adams (56); A Barrett (Kilmallock) for Woulfe (58).

Referee: N Wall (Cork)

Team News

The Waterford Minor Hurling Team to face Limerick on Wednesday 29th June at 7:30pm in Walsh Park has being named!

1. Billy Nolan (Roanmore)
2. Conor Giles Doran (De La Salle)
3. James Flavin (Ardmore)
4. Tom Barron (Fourmilewater)
5. Donal Power (Passage)
6. Eoghan Murray (Ballyduff Upper)
7. Lee Wall (De La Salle)
8. Eoin McGrath (Butlerstown)
9. Harry Ruddle Redmond (Ballygunner)
10. Jack Prendergast (Lismore)
11. Conor Dalton (Clonea)
12. Cathal Curran (Brickey Rangers)
13. Michael Mahony (Ballygunner)
14. Neil Montgomery (Abbeyside)
15. Thomas Douglas (De La Salle)

The management team of Pat Donnelly (Manager) (South Liberties), selectors Brian Foley (South Liberties), John Mulqueen (Bruff) has released their team and panel to face Waterford this Wednesday evening in the semi final of the Munster minor hurling championship in Walsh Park Waterford at 7.30pm.

The Limerick minor hurling team and panel is as follows 1. Mark O Kelly (Croom), 2. Brian Nash (South Liberties), 3. Conor Nicholas (Monaleen), 4. Finn Hourigan (Murroe/Boher), 5. Michael O Grady (Knockainey), 6. Josh Adams (Ballybrown), 7. Brian Timmons Murroe/Boher), 8. Brian Ryan (South Liberties), 9. Cal McCarthy (Kilmallock), 10. Darragh Carroll (Newport), 11. Cian Magnier Flynn (Killeedy), 12. David Woulfe (Kilmallock), 13. Conor Boylan (Na Piarsaigh), 14. Kyle Hayes (Kildimo/Pallaskenry)(Captain), 15. Paul O’Brien (Mungret/St Pauls).
Subs: 16. Jamie Power (Monaleen), 17. Anthony Barrett (Kilmallock), 18. Michael Bourke (Garryspillane), 19. Ronan Connelly (Adare), 20. Martin Farrell (Blackrock), 21. John Flynn (Patrickswell), 22. Aaron Kennedy (Murroe/Boher), 23. Ciaran O Connor (Kilmallock), 24. Paul O’Riordan (Bruff)


Munster Minor Hurling S-Final – Tipperary 0-23 Cork 1-15

Tipperary defeated Cork by 0-23 to 1-15 in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship Semi-Final on Thursday June 30th at Pairc Ui Rinn.

Tipp’s blistering second-half blast adds to Rebel woes

Tipperary 0-23 Cork 1-15

Report from the Irish Examiner newspaper

Tipperary produced a blistering second-half performance – Liam Cahill’s young charges outscored their opponents by 0-14 to 0-3 from the 33rd minute onwards — to send Cork packing from the Munster championship and, in the process, set up a final date with Limerick, writes Eoghan Cormican.

Cork, following three unanswered points from Evan Sheehan (0-2) and Jack O’Connor within as many minutes of the restart, were 1-12 to 0-9 clear and well on the road to a first Munster minor final since 2008.

Josh Beausang’s fortuitous goal on 28 minutes, arriving as it did off the back of a mistake in the Tipperary defence, had provided Cork with a shot of brio which was then added to by Sheehan’s interval introduction.

What followed thereafter was as much Cork collapsing as it was Tipperary assuming control in each of the key sectors. Management, too, can take credit in their astonishing comeback effort — subs Cian Flanagan and Dylan Walsh contributed five points between them when sprung from the bench.

Four of said scores arrived during the first of Tipperary’s mini-spurts which would dominate the second-half plot. Added to a Lyndon Fairbrother free, the five unanswered points had the Premier boys back within the minimum of Cork on 38 minutes. A Beausang free on 40 minutes served as a temporary band aid on the cut. The bleeding, though, simply couldn’t be stopped and Cork would add to their tally on only two further occasions in the remaining 20 minutes of action.

The second Tipperary burst yielded four without reply — Cian Darcy and three from the stick of full-forward Fairbrother steering Cahill’s side into a 0-18 to 1-13 lead. Cork again attempted to cover the wound. Beausang (free), one of Cork’s better performers on the evening, particularly in the first-half, and Matthew Bradley split the posts in successive plays to tie matters at 1-15 to 0-18.

With the clock reading 52 minutes, the next punch had to be made count. Tipperary threw first and the connection was sweet. Paddy Cadell tore down the right sideline before firing over a most audacious effort. Brian McGrath followed it with a monstrous free from inside his own half. Cork were sinking and the die was cast when Ger Browne and Walsh raised white flags within a minute of each other.

Denis Ring’s side went in search of goals, their efforts repelled by Tipp ’keeper Ciaran Barrett and his defence. The post-mortems on Leeside will inevitably focus on what transpired at the change of ends for there was little wrong with their first-half showing. By the end of the first quarter, a 0-5 to 0-2 lead had been established; full-forward Beausang accounting for all but one of this opening flutter. The visitors roared back with three in-a-row from Darcy, Fairbrother (free) and Doody.

Rebel ’keeper Ger Collins produced a fine double-save to deny Darcy in the ensuing play, luck appearing to side with the home outfit under the rain. Both sides traded blow for blow until Beausang whipped to the net — the scoreboard read 1-9 to 0-9 at the interval. The second period went to Tipperary by unanimous decision, Cork left to ponder a third successive Munster semi-final defeat. Of the three, this one will hurt the most.

Winning mamager Liam Cahill hailed the “complete” display of his troops in the second-half, Denis Ring lamented Cork’s “terrible collapse”. “Physically, we were blown out of it,” said Ring. “Their half-back line and midfield took over. We were losing every break around the middle. We were in a very good position and to lose it from there was terrible.”

Over to the seniors.

Scorers for Tipperary: L Fairbrother (0-10, 0-8 frees); D Walsh (0-4); B McGrath (0-1 free, 0-1 ’65), C Darcy (0-2 each); C Flanagan, P Cadell, G Browne (0-1 free), M Kehoe, R Doody (0-1 each)
Scores for Cork: J Beausang (1-7, 0-6 frees); J O’Connor (0-3); E Sheehan (0-2); L Healy, M Bradley, D Gunning (0-1 each).

Cork: G Collins (Ballinhassig); P Lyons (Mallow), N O’Leary (Castlelyons), D Guiney (Shandrum); J Cooper (Éire Óg), S O’Leary Hayes (Midleton), E Clifford (Cloughduv); L Healy (Sarsfields), C O’Mahony (Ballinhassig); S Condon (Habour Rovers), M Bradley (Aghabullogue), T Deasy (Blackrock); J O’Connor (Sarsfields), J Beausang (St Colman’s), D Gunning (Na Piarsaigh).

Subs: R Howell (Douglas) for Lyons (HT); E Sheehan (Na Piarsaigh) for Condon (HT); J Saich (Kilworth) for O’Mahony (40); B Turnball (Douglas) for Healy (49); J Geary (Shandrum) for Gunning (58).

Tipperary: C Barrett (Clonmel Óg); K O’Dwyer (Killenaule), M Whelan (Carrick Davins), G Dunne (Holycross-Ballycahill); J Cahill (Kilruane McDonaghs), B McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney), J Morris (Nenagh Eire Og); P Cadell (JK Brackens), G Browne (Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams); R Doody (Cappawhite), C English (Fr Sheehy’s), M Kehoe (Kilsheelan-Kilcash); E Barry (Killenaule), L Fairbrother (JK Brackens), C Darcy (Kilruane McDonaghs)
Subs: C Flanagan (Newport) for English (27 mins); D Walsh (Ballingarry) for Barry (HT); K Breen (Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams) for Dunne (34); S Neville (Lattin/Cullen) for Morris (47); C Stakelum (Thurles Sarsfields) for Doody (60).

Referee: J Murphy (Limerick)

Team News

The Tipperary team to play Cork in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship Semi-Final in Páirc Uí Rinn, at 7.30pm tomorrow night, June 30th has been announced by manager Liam Cahill.

The side shows two changes to that which lined out against Clare in the last round. In come Jake Morris and Colin English as Liam Cahill’s team continues in its bid to retain their Munster crown.

The team lines out as follows –

1. Ciarán Barrett – Clonmel Óg
2. Killian O’Dwyer – Killenaule
3. Michael Whelan – Carrick Davins
4. Jerome Cahill – Kilruane MacDonaghs
5. Gavin Dunne – Holycross-Ballycahill
6. Brian McGrath (Capt.) – Loughmore-Castleiney
7. Jake Morris – Nenagh Éire Óg
8. Paddy Cadell – J.K. Brackens
9. Ger Browne – Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams
10. Rian Doody – Cappawhite
11. Mark Kehoe – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
12. Cian Darcy – Kilruane MacDonaghs
13. Shane Neville – Lattin Cullen
14. Colin English – Fr. Sheehy’s
15. Lyndon Fairbrother – J.K. Brackens

16. Barry Hogan – Kiladangan
17. Cian Flanagan – Newport
18. Eoin Barry – Killenaule
19. Kieran Breen – Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams
20. Jerry Kelly – Borris-Ileigh
21. Robbie Quirke – Cappawhite
22. Dylan Walsh – Ballingarry
23. Diarmuid Ryan – Clonakenny
24. Conor Stakelum – Thurles Sarsfields

The Cork team to play Tipperary in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship Semi-Final on Thursday 30th June has been announced as follows.

1 Ger Collins Ballinhassig
2 Paul Lyons Mallow
3 Niall O Leary Castlelyons (Captain)
4 Darragh Guiney Shandrum
5 John Cooper Eire Og
6 Sean O Leary Hayes Midleton
7 Eoghan Clifford Cloughduv
8 Liam Healy Sarsfield (Vice Captain)
9 Cian O Mahoney (Ballinhassig)
10 Stephen Condon (Harbour Rovers)
11 Matthew Bradley Aghabullogue
12 Tadhg Deasy Blackrock
13 Jack O Connor Sarsfield
14 Josh Beausang St Colman’s
15 Danny Gunning Na Piarsaigh
16 Barry Kenneally Cuchulann’s
17 Sean O Meara Midleton
18 Jeremy Saich Kilworth
19 Ross Howell Douglas
20 John O Sullivan Blackrock
21 Evan Sheehan Na Piarsaigh
22 Robbie Bourke Ballincollig
23 Brian Turnbull Douglas
24 Ryan Walsh Cuchulann’s
25 John Geary Shandrum
26 Kelvin Forde Na Piarsaigh
27 Brian Buckley Shandrum
28 Jack Twomey Kilshannig

Extended Panel
Kevin Murphy Killeagh/ Ita’s,,
Craig Hannifin Na Piarsaigh ,
Barry Murphy Castlelyons,
Liam O Shea Lisgoold ,
Eoghan O Leary Courcey Rovers,
Robert Downey Glen Rovers,
Ross O Donovan Ballincolllig,
Ben Keohane Ballincollig ,
Eoin O Sullivan St. Colman’s

Diarmaid Linehan Ballyhooley,
James Keating Kildorrery,
David Jones Shandrum

Backroom team for Cork Minors.
Strength and conditioning – Richard O Leary –
Physio – John O Meara,
Doctor – Dr Paddy Burke
Logistics – Derek Connolly
Stats – Mikie Mortell, Ml McGrath,
Video Analysts- Len Browne, Daire Ring, John Ring and Sean O’Donnell
Dressing room assistant – Ian Mortell