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2019 Munster Senior Hurling Championship – Tipperary 1-22 Limerick 0-21

June 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tipperary defeated Limerick by 1-22 to 0-21 in the 2019 Munster Senior Hurling Championship on Sunday June 16th at Semple Stadium, Thurles.

Match Highlights

Munster SHC: Tipperary maintain impressive form


Report By Shane Brophy at Semple Stadium, Thurles for

Tipperary completed a perfect Munster Championship round-robin campaign by defeating All Ireland champions Limerick in front of a bumper crowd of 39,115.

However, the sides will have to do it all over again in two weeks time in the Munster Final at the LIT Gaelic Grounds as despite the defeat, the Shannonsiders progress to the decider in two weeks time with Tipperary having pipped both Cork and Clare on score difference for second place.

It proved to be a costly victory for Tipperary with Cathal Barrett (hamstring) and Patrick Maher (knee) forced off before half time with major concern over the latter who was in severe pain and had to be stretchered from the pitch. Limerick’s Sean Finn also limped from the field late in the game in what proved to be an attritional game.

Tipperary were full value for their victory having hit thirteen wides to Limerick’s nine, laying the platform for the win in the first half where they led 0-12 to 0-8, despite having played against the breeze.

This was despite having been held scoreless for the first nine minutes as Shane Dowling and Aaron Gillane had Limerick into an early lead but Tipp hit back with the next five with Brendan Maher and Seamus Callanan on target from play.

Limerick relied heavily on Aaron Gillane for scores in the opening half, mainly from free, as Cathal Barrett was doing well on the Limerick star until he was forced off before half time. Seamus Flanagan was also denied a goal by a fine Brian Hogan save.

The introduction of Graeme Mulcahy at half time paid immediate dividends for Limerick as he set up Gillane for a point before scoring one himself as the All Ireland champions cut the margin to two, this in the same move that saw Nickie Quaid make a fine save to deny John O’Dwyer.

However, a minute later Tipp did get the goal they had been threatening as John McGrath’s handpass took out two Limerick defenders as Seamus Callanan ran on before side-stepping two more defenders and firing to the net.

From there, Limerick could never get any closer than three points with Tom Morrissey and Gillane their main threats up front, however, with Padraic Maher to the fore at centre back, Tipperary were always able to keep them at arms length, helped by two sublime sideline cuts by Jason Forde who top-scored with eight points with nine different scorers contributing.

Scorers for Tipperary: Jason Forde 0-8 (4fs, 2 sideline cuts), Seamus Callanan 1-4, Padraic Maher, John McGrath, Noel McGrath (1 free) 0-2 each, Brendan Maher, Michael Breen, Jake Morris, John O’Dwyer 0-1 each.

Scorers for Limerick: Aaron Gillane 0-12 (10fs); Tom Morrissey, Diarmuid Byrnes (2 65s) 0-3 each, Shane Dowling, Graeme Mulachy, Cian Lynch 0-1 each.

TIPPERARY: Brian Hogan; Sean O’Brien, James Barry, Cathal Barrett; Brendan Maher, Padraic Maher, Ronan Maher; Michael Breen, Noel McGrath; Jason Forde, John O’Dwyer, Patrick Maher; John McGrath, Seamus Callanan, Jake Morris
Subs: Alan Flynn for Barrett (33 inj), Dan McCormack for Patrick Maher (35 inj), Robert Byrne for Breen (47), Mark Kehoe for Morris (63), Willie Connors for J McGrath (68).

LIMERICK: Nickie Quaid; Sean Finn, Mike Casey, Riche English; Diarmuid Byrnes, Dan Morrissey, Paddy O’Loughlin; Darragh O’Donovan, William O’Donoghue; Shane Dowling, Kyle Hayes, Tom Morrissey; Peter Casey, Seamus Flanagan, Aaron Gillane
Subs: Graeme Mulcahy for Flanagan (HT), Conor Boylan for Dowling (43), Pat Ryan for Casey (51), Cian Lynch for O’Donoghue (55), David Reidy for Hayes (64).

REFEREE: Sean Cleere (Kilkenny).

Ticket Information

Munster GAA can confirm that the / Centra / Supervalu allocation of Stand Tickets for the Munster Senior Hurling Championship game between Tipperary and Limerick have now sold out. The remaining Stand Tickets remain with the participating County Boards and in the unlikely event of these tickets being returned, they will be put on public sale via / Centra / Supervalu. Terrace Tickets for this fixture remain on sale with Limerick being allocated the Town End Terrace and Tipperary allocated the Killinan End Terrace.

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Team News

Tipperary: Brian Hogan; Cathal Barrett, James Barry, Seán O’Brien; Brendan Maher, Padraic Maher, Ronan Maher; Michael Breen, Noel McGrath, Patrick Maher, John O’Dwyer; Jake Morris, John McGrath, Séamus Callanan, Jason Forde.

LIMERICK: Nickie Quaid (Effin); Sean Finn (Bruff), Mike Casey (Na Piarsaigh), Richie English (Doon); Diarmaid Byrnes (Patrickswell), Dan Morrissey (Ahane), Paddy O’Loughlin (Kilmallock); Darragh O’Donovan (Doon), William O’Donoghue (Na Piarsaigh); Shane Dowling (Na Piarsaigh), Kyle Hayes (Kildimo-Pallaskenry), Tom Morrissey (Ahane); Aaron Gillane (Patrickswell), Seamus Flanagan (Feohanagh-Castlemahon), Peter Casey (Na Piarsaigh). Subs: Barry Hennessy (Kilmallock), Conor Boylan (Na Piarsaigh), Tom Condon (Knockaderry), Aaron Costello (Kilmallock), Gearoid Hegarty (St Patricks), Cian Lynch (Patrickswell), Graeme Mulcahy (Kilmallock), Barry Nash (South Liberties), David Reidy (Dromin-Athlacca), Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen), Pat Ryan (Doon).

Permutations Explained

Tipperary (6 points) are guaranteed to remain in the All-Ireland race, irrespective of the result, and are also well placed to book a place in the Munster final. A win or draw against Limerick would take them into the final and, even if they lose, they are still in with a great chance of getting there.

They have a scoring difference of +38 points. Cork and Limerick both have four points with a scoring difference of +13 and +31 respectively. If Limerick and Cork win, they will join Tipperary on six points, with placings decided on scoring difference.

2018: Limerick 1-23 Tipperary 2-14 (Munster ’round robin’)
2016: Tipperary 3-12 Limerick 1-16 (Munster semi-final)
2015: Tipperary 4-23 Limerick 1-16 (Munster semi-final)
2014: Limerick 2-18 Tipperary 2-16 (Munster semi-final)
2013: Limerick 1-18 Tipperary 1-15 (Munster semi-final)

*They have met 69 times in the championship (67 in Munster, one in the All-Ireland semi-final (2009) and one in the All-Ireland qualifiers (2004) with the results standing as follows: Tipperary 35 wins; Limerick 24 wins; Draws 10.
*This will be the 17th championship clash between the counties in the new Millenium with Tipperary having won nine times (2016-2015-2012-2009-2006-2005-2004-2002-2001), Limerick four times (2014-2013-2007-2018) while there were three draws (twice in 2007 and on ein 2005) in the previous 15 games.
*Limerick beat Tipperary by 1-21 to 1-14 in this years Allianz League in the LIT Gaelic Grounds.
*Top scorers for both teams after three rounds are as follows:
Tipperary: Jason Forde 1-20 (0-12 frees, 0-1 sideline); Seamus Callanan 3-7; John McGrath 1-12.
Limerick: Aaron Gillane 2-24 (0-19 frees, 0-1 ’65’); Graeme Mulchahy 1-6; Shane Dowling 0-8 (0-6 frees).

Thurles Parking Facilities

The following are parking facilities available for people attending the Munster Senior Hurling Championship, Tipperary v Limerick in Semple Stadium on Sunday the 16th of June

Thurles Sarsfields, Racecourse Rd
Thurles Greyhound Stadium
LIT Thurles
Beside Barlow Motors, Racecourse Rd
Bru Stoves, Templemore Road
Colaiste Mhuire, Beside stadium
Stevie’s Smees field, Holycross Road
Thurles Cattle Mart, Ballycurrane, Rd Thurles
Industrial Est, Stradavoher.
Durlas Og Ground, Abbey Rd, Thurles
Lidl car park, Holycross Rd
St Patricks College, Cathedral St
Parnell St Car Park
Liberty Square Car Park
Source Car Park, Cathedral St
Slievenamon Rd Car Park

Match Programme

Pick up a copy of the 56 page souvenir match programme on the day for 5 euro.


June 16, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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