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Electric Ireland Munster MHC Q-F – Limerick 3-17 Tipperary 2-11

April 10, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Limerick defeated Tipperary by 3-17 to 2-11 in the Electric Ireland Munster GAA Hurling Minor Championship Quarter-Final on Thursday April 10th at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.

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Defending champions Limerick ease into Munster MHC semi-final

Limerick 3-17 Tipperary 2-11

Report by Jackie Cahill for

BRIAN RYAN’S LIMERICK cruised into the semi-finals of the Electric Ireland Munster minor hurling championship this evening, with a nine-point victory over Tipperary at the Gaelic Grounds. The Shannonsiders, featuring ten survivors from last year’s All-Ireland semi-final in their starting line-up, scored three second half goals to set up a provincial semi-final showdown with Cork.

The reigning Munster champions showed their class after half-time as Colin Ryan set up all three of the Limerick goals, with Barry Nash helping himself to a brace. Cian Lynch netted three minutes into the second half to set Limerick on their way but Tipp were back to within a point with goals from Paul Ryan and Andrew Coffey.

Nash, scorer of the controversial point that never was against Galway in the 2013 All-Ireland semi-final, responded a minute later with Limerick’s second goal and he struck again in the final minute to seal a comfortable win. At half-time, Limerick led by double scores, 0-12 to 0-6, with the visitors managing just a point from play in the opening half.

A feature of Limerick’s play throughout was their aerial ability under their own puckouts and this led to a number of scores, with Nash and captain Cian Lynch particularly impressive in this regard. Inside, Colin Ryan was a constant threat, registering 0-5 in the opening half, including three frees. Three points also came from the Limerick half-back line, with Ronan Lynch banging over two long-range frees from inside his own half.

Wind-assisted Limerick finished the half with six wides, compared to Tipperary’s two, a further indication of the home side’s dominance. Tipp’s sole first half point from play was scored by Tommy Nolan in the 13th minute, after the Premier County turned over Limerick possession. Tipperary must now regroup for a semi-final playoff against Clare or Kerry.

Scorers for Limerick: Barry Nash 2-2, Cian Lynch 1-3, Colin Ryan 0-6 (3f), Ronan Lynch 0-4 (3f, 1 65), Lorcan Lyons & Conor Fitzgerald 0-1 each.

Scorers for Tipperary: Andrew Coffey 1-2 (0-1f), Paul Ryan 1-2, Shane Hennessy 0-5 (4f, 1 65), Tommy Nolan 0-2.

LIMERICK: Eoghan MacConmara (Doon); Sean Finn (Bruff), Darragh Fanning (Pallasgreen), Jamie Porter (Monaleen); Andrew La Touche Cosgrave (Monaleen), Ronan Lynch (Na Piarsaigh), Lorcan Lyons (Monaleen); Robbie Hanley (Kilmallock), Cian O’Brien (Mungret); Seamus Flanagan (Feohanagh/Castlemahon), Barry Nash (South Liberties), Cian Lynch (Patrickswell); Tom Morrissey (Ahane), Edward Doyle (Monaleen), Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen).
Subs: Conor Fitzgerald (Claughaun) for Doyle (21), Thomas Grimes (Na Piarsaigh) for O’Brien (42), Paddy O’Loughlin (Kilmallock) for Lyons (48), Shane O’Connell (Doon) for Hanley (54).

TIPPERARY: Brian Hogan (Lorrha & Dorrha); Chris McCullagh (Moycarkey-Borris), Jack Skehan (Holycross-Ballycahill), Darragh Peters (Kilruane MacDonaghs); Billy McCarthy (Thurles Sarsfields), Paul Maher (Kilsheelan-Kilcash), Conor Ryan (Nenagh Éire Óg); Andrew Coffey (Nenagh Éire Óg), Willie Connors (Kildangan); Alan Tynan (Roscrea), Willie Coffey (Toomevara), Shane Hennessy (Nenagh Éire Óg); Tommy Nolan (Drom & Inch), Stephen Quirke (Moyle Rovers), Paul Ryan (Toomevara).
Subs: Liam Fahey (Rockwell Rovers) for Quirke (half-time), Conor Floyd (Newport) for McCarthy (half-time), Pa Ryan (Newport) for Connors (40), Ross Peters (St Mary’s, Clonmel) for Paul Ryan (60).

Referee: Joe Larkin (Cork)

Fixture Details

Limerick v Tipperary
Luimneach v Tiobraid Árann
Venue: Gaelic Grounds Limerick, 7pm
Referee: Joe Larkin (Corcaigh)
Extra Time if necessary

When – Thursday April 10th  at 7pm

Where – Gaelic Grounds Limerick

Referee – Joe Larkin (Cork)

Extra time – (2 periods x 10 minutes only) to be played if sides finish level at the end of 60 minutes

Next Round – the winners will qualify for the Munster semi-final on June 25th or 26th where they will play the winners of Cork v Kerry. The losers will play the losers of Play-off game 1 on Wednesday April 30th or May 7th.

Admission Prices
Adult – €10
Student/OAP with appropriate ID Card – €5
Under 16s are free
Tickets can be purchased in advance via Centra & Supervalu

PRO Contact Details

Limerick PRO Eamonn Phelan – and 087-9231493

Acting Tipperary PRO Ed Donnelly – and 087-2055642

Contact Munster GAA PRO Ger Ryan at for more information

Team News

Team News

The Tipperary Minor Hurling team to play Limerick in Thursday’s Munster first round game at the Gaelic Grounds has been announced. Darragh Peters, Willie Connors and captain Brian Hogan are the only survivors from the team which lost to Limerick in the Munster Minor Hurling Semi-Final.

Tipperary (MH v Limerick) – Brian Hogan (Lorrha and Dorrha – Captain); Chris McCullagh (Moycarkey-Borris), Jack Skehan (Holycross-Ballycahill), Darragh Peters (Kilruane MacDonaghs); Billy McCarthy (Thurles Sarsfields), Paul Maher (Kilsheelan Kilcash), Conor Ryan (Nenagh Eire Og); Andrew Coffey (Nenagh Éire Óg), Willie Connors (Kildangan); Alan Tynan (Roscrea), Willie Coffey (Toomevara), Shane Hennessy (Nenagh Eire Og); Tommy Nolan (Drom and Inch), Stephen Quirke (Moyle Rovers), Paul Ryan (Toomevara)​
Subs: Gavin Ryan (Upperchurch Drombane), Cian Darcy (Kilruane MacDonaghs), Liam Fahey (Rockwell Rovers), Conor Floyd (Newport), Bill O’Connell (Loughmore-Castleiney), Gavin O’Halloran (Carrick Swan), Ross Peters (St. Mary’s Clonmel), Pa Ryan (Newport), Ronan Teehan (Gortnahoe-Glengoole), Robert Holohan (Newport), Enda Heffernan (Clonoulty-Rossmore), Michael Dunne (Mullinahone), Robbie Long (Drom & Inch), Brian McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney), Shane Neville (Lattin-Cullen), Kevin Ahearne (Drom & Inch), Liam McCutcheon (Templederry Kenyons)

The Limerick minor hurling management has announced their team and panel for Thursday evening Munster minor hurling championship game against Tipperary at 7pm in Limerick Gaelic Grounds. The team and panel is as follows: 1. Eoghan McNamara (Doon), 2. Sean Finn (Bruff), 3, Darragh Fanning (Pallasgreen), 4, Jamie Porter (Monaleen), 5. Andrew La Touche Cosgrave (Monaleen), 6. Ronan Lynch (Na Piarsaigh)(Vice Captain), 7. Lorcan Lyons (Monaleen), 8. Robbie Hanley (Kilmallock), 9. Cian O Brien (Mungret), 10. Seamus Flanagan ( Feoghanagh/Castlemahon), 11. Barry Nash ( South Liberties), 12. Cian Lynch (Patrickswell)(Captain), 13. Tom Morrissey (Ahane), 14. Ed Doyle (Monaleen), 15. Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen).

Subs: 16. Cian Hedderman (Ballybrown), 17. Paddy O Loughlin (Kilmallock), 18. Shane O Connell (Doon), 19. Thomas Grimes (Na Piarsagh), 20. Dylan Dawson (Blackrock), 21. Cian O Brien (Monaleen), 22. Eoghan Costelloe (Adane), 23. Conor Moroney ( Tournafulla), 24. Conor Fitzgerald (Claughaun)

Management team Brian Ryan (Manager), Eamonn Cregan, Stephen McDonogh (Selectors), Jerry Wallace (Selector/Coach)

For the Record



2014 Team Management

Brian Ryan –


Eamonn Cregan

Stephen McDonagh

Jerry Wallace


Liam Cahill (Ballingarry) –  Manager

Sean Corbett (Durlas Óg)

TJ Ryan (Clonoulty-Rossmore)

 John Sheedy (Portroe).


2014 Team Captain

Captain: Cian Lynch (Patrickswell)

Vice Captain: Ronan Lynch (Na Piarsaigh)

Brian Hogan

2014 Championship Performance Defeated Tipperary by 1-17 to 0-17 in the Munster semi-final and Waterford by 1-20 to 4-8 in Munster final replay. Lost All Ireland semi-final to Galway after extra time. Controversy followed as a result of “Hawk-Eye” error which cost Limerick a legitimate point. Defeated Waterford by 2-18 to 1-15 in the Munster first round but lost semi-final to Limerick by 1-17 to 0-17 at Semple Stadium, Thurles.
Number of Munster Minor Hurling titles



Last Munster Minor Hurling Title



Munster Minor Hurling Championship Record since 2000 Played – 30
Won – 11
Lost – 16
Drawn – 3
Played – 41
Won – 27
Lost – 11
Drawn – 3
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship June 26th – 2013 Munster Semi-Final at Semple Stadium Thurles
Limerick 1-17 Tipperary 0-17 – a goal scored from a penalty by Ronan Lynch was the difference between the sides.


First Round

Wednesday April 9th

@ Páirc Uí Rinn                               Cork v Kerry                                                  @ 6:15pm

@ Cusack Park Ennis                     Clare v Waterford                                         @ 6:30pm

Thursday April 10th

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick           Limerick v Tipperary                                    @ 7pm


Dates and Venues to be confirmed depending on results

Wednesday April 23rd or 30th

Play-off 1: Loser of Cork v Kerry v Loser of Clare v Waterford

Wednesday April 30th or May 7th

Play-off 2: Loser of Limerick v Tipperary v Winner of Play-off 1


Wednesday June 25th or Thursday June 26th

Winners of Limerick v Tipperary v Winners of Cork v Kerry

Winners of Clare v Waterford v Winners of Play-off 2


Sunday July 13th

Munster Minor Hurling Championship – Odds and Ends

Waterford have won at least 1 match in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship over the last 6 years. Cork and Limerick have the next best consecutive streak with at least 1 victory in each of the last 4 years. Tipperary have won a game in each of the last 3 years. While Clare did not secure a victory last year, they won a game in each of the previous 7 years. Tipperary have the best consecutive streak since 2000 winning a game in each of the ten years from 2000 to 2009 inclusive. 

Limerick are the defending Munster Minor Hurling Champions following a 1-20 to 4-8 victory over Waterford at Semple Stadium in the 2013 final replay. `

Waterford secured their first All Ireland minor hurling title since 1948 when they defeated Galway in the final on September 8th 2013 by 1-21 to 0-16.

Kerry make a welcome return to the Munster championship this year. In 2012, when they last competed, they lost both their games – the first against Tipperary and the second against Cork. 2013 was a good year for them as they won the All Ireland Minor Hurling B championship defeating Meath by 1-19 to 3-9 in the final.

Cork Coach Mark Landers captained Cork to win the All-Ireland senior hurling title in 1999. Manager Denis Ring guided St. Colman’s College Fermoy to a number of Harty Cup titles. This is a first season in charge for Denis and his team, who were appointed at the end of last season.

Tipperary captain, Brian Hogan, is the son of former TIpperary Senior Hurling goalkeeper and manager Ken. Brian lined out in goal for the Tipperary Minor Hurlers in their two matches last year emulating his father Ken who was the Tipperary Minor Hurling goalkeeper in 1980 and 1981, winning Munster and All-Ireland Minor Hurling medals in 1980.

Clare appeared in 3 Munster minor hurling finals in a row from 2010 to 2012, winning in 2010 and 2011 against Waterford and losing to Tipperary in 2012. Several of their All Ireland senior winning squad of 2013 featured on those minor teams.

Munster Minor Hurling Championship Roll Of Honour

Tipperary (37) – 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1967, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1973, 1976, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2012

Cork (32) – 1928, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1951, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1998 , 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008

Limerick (6) – 1940, 1958, 1963, 1965, 1984 , 2013

Waterford (4) – 1929, 1948, 1992, 2009        

Clare (4) – 1981, 1989, 2010, 2011

Munster Minor Hurling Championship – List of Winning Teams

Visit the Munster GAA web site History section to view the complete list of each winning team since the competition began in 1928 –

Munster Minor Hurling Cup

There is no name on the Munster Minor Hurling Cup. The cup itself was presented by T.W.A., Shannon Airport in 1946.

All Ireland Minor Hurling Championship

In the Minor Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Tipperary are sedond in the charts with 19 titles behind Kilkenny’s 20 titles. Cork have won 18 titles, Limerick have 3 titles (1940, 1958, 1984) and Waterford joined them on 3 last year (1929, 1948, 2013) while Clare’s only title to date came in 1997.

Of the last 14 All-Ireland Minor Hurling Finals played, the Irish Press Cup has returned to Munster on 5 occasions – Cork (2001), Tipperary (2006, 2007 and 2012) and Waterford (2013). Of the other 9 titles since 1999, Galway have 5 and Kilkenny have captured 4.

Tipperary were All-Ireland Minor Hurling Champions in 1930, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1976, 1980, 1982, 1996, 2006, 2007 and 2012

Cork were All-Ireland Minor Hurling Champions in 1928, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1951, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1995, 1998, 2001


April 10, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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