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Munster GAA Junior Football Championship Quarter Final – Waterford 2-13 Limerick 1-10
Casey strike paves the way for Deise victory
Report from the Irish Independent newspaper
Waterford 2-13 Limerick 1-10
WATERFORD proved much too crafty for Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds, though at one stage in the second half the Shannonsiders had narrowed the gap to a goal. Two first-half goals, the first after 13 minutes, and the second with the last action of the half, were the real difference between the sides. The first goal was superbly taken by full-forward Mitchell Casey who took a great catch from a cross by John Coffey before blasting his shot past James Brouder from close range. Goal number two was even more brilliantly executed, with Waterford goalkeeper Paul Houlihan starting a move which involved six players before David Power applied the finishing touch.
By half-time, Waterford led 2-4 to 0-4 and they went further ahead when Ed Hogan had the opening point on the resumption. That sparked a Limerick revival. Substitute Mark O’Sullivan scored a goal to raise their hopes of a comeback, but Waterford retained possession very efficiently in the final quarter and they cruised to a comfortable victory.
Waterford’s defence was superb, especially in the first half, during which Limerick’s only point from play came from wing-back John Bourke. Full-back Declan Prendergast, Richie Hennessy and Ger Dunphy excelled, while Michael O’Gorman and Patrick Lynch dominated midfield. Ronan Cahill was the perfect middle man in the half-forward line and he was flanked by the two Powers, Paul and David, who also shone all through. Limerick were a big disappointment, with only John Bourke, Stephen Nix and Derry O’Connor, catching the eye.
SCORERS — Waterford: D Power 1-2, M Casey 1-1, G Crotty 0-3, P Power, E Hogan (1f), 0-2 each, R Hennessy, R Cahill, J Coffey 0-1 each. Limerick: K O’Callaghan 0-5 (4f), D O’Connor 0-3, M O’Sullivan 1-0, J Bourke 0-2.
WATERFORD — P Houlihan; J Walsh, D Prendergast, G Dunphy; A O’Loughlin, E Rockett, R Hennessy; M O’Gorman, P Lynch; P Power, R Cahill, D Power; E Hogan, M Casey, J Coffer. Subs: G Crotty for O’Gorman (h-t), S Lannon for O’Loughlin (40), K Sheehan for Lynch (52), D Wall for P Power (59), K Buckley for Casey (59).
LIMERICK — J Brouder; M O’Keeffe, S Browne, A O’Sullivan; P Sheahan, S Nix, J Bourke; B O’Brien, T Cahill; K O’Connor, M Quilligan, T McMahon; S Cronin, K O’Callaghan, D O’Connor. Subs: M O’Sullivan for Cronin (22), B O’Sullivan for McMahon (25), G Noonan for Cahill (39).
REF — J Lynch (Kerry)
Casey and Power pave way for Déise
Waterford 2-13 Limerick 1-10
By John Redington for the Irish Examiner newspaper
Former Waterford senior boss John ‘Jackson’ Kiely made a successful return to inter-county management when his side secured victory in yesterday’s Munster JFC quarter-final at the Gaelic Grounds. A 15th minute goal gave the visitors a lead they never relinquished. A second moments before the interval was a huge blow to the hosts. After Limerick pair Kieran O’Callaghan and John Bourke traded scores with Ronan Cahill and John Coffey, Waterford took control when Mitchell Casey netted after fielding a long delivery.
O’Callaghan sent over another two frees either side of points from Paul Power and David Power before the latter’s injury-time goal gave Waterford a 2-4 to 0-4 interval lead. Mark O’Sullivan’s goal lifted Limerick hopes but the two Powers responded to ease Waterford worries. Scores from Derry O’Connor and O’Callaghan brought Limerick within two but Waterford finished in style to ease into the last four.
Scorers for Waterford: D Power 1-2, M Casey 1-1, G Crotty 0-3, P Power 0-2, E Hogan 0-2 (1f), R Cahill 0-1, J Coffey 0-1, R Hennessy 0-1.
Scorers for Limerick: K O’Callaghan 0-5 (4f), D O’Connor 0-3, M O’Sullivan 1-0, J Bourke 0-2.
WATERFORD: P Houlihan; J Walsh, D Prendergast, G Dunphy; A O’Loughlin, E Rockett, R Hennessy; M O’Gorman, P Lynch; P Power, R Cahill, D Power; Edmond Hogan, M Casey, J Coffey.
Subs: G Crotty for M O’Gorman (h-t), S Lannon for A O’Loughlin (38), K Sheehan for P Lynch (52), D Wall for P Power (58), K Buckley for M Casey (60).
LIMERICK: J Brouder; M O’Keeffe, S Browne, A O’Sullivan; P Sheehan, S Nix, J Bourke; B O’Brien, T Cahill; K O’Connor, M Quilligan, T McMahon; S Cronin, K O’Callaghan, D O’Connor.
Subs: M O’Sullivan for S Cronin (23), B O’Sullivan for T McMahon (28), G Noonan for T Cahill (38).
Referee: J Lynch (Kerry)
Limerick Junior Football Team V Waterford on 20th May 2012.
1. James Brouder Mountcollins.
2. Michael O’Keeffe Newcastlewest.
3. Shaun Browne Newcastlewest.
4. Aidan O’Sullivan Bruff.
5. Patrick Sheahan St. Mary’s/Sean Finn’s. Captain.
6. Stephen Nix Newcastlewest.
7. John Bourke Oola.
8. Bobby O’Brien Bruff.
9. Tom Cahill Fr. Casey’s.
10. Keith O’Connor Hospital/Herbertstown.
11. Michael Quilligan Newcastlewest.
12. Tony McMahon Pallasgreen.
13. Sean Cronin Newcastlewest.
14. Kieran O’Callaghan Ballylanders.
15. Derry O’Connor Fr.Casey’s.
16. Tom Enright Fr. Casey’s.
17. Gary Enright St. Mary’s/Sean Finn’s.
18. Shane O’Connor Fr. Casey’s.
19. Mark O’Sullivan St. Mary’s/Sean Finn’s.
20. Brendan O’Sullivan Hospital/Herbertstown.
21. Padraigh Horan Glin.
22. Jamie Lee Newcastlewest.
23. Conor Henebry Galbally.
24. Garrett Noonan Dromcollogher- Broadford.
Management Team: Manager John Cummins (Galbally); Selectors Billy Lee (Newcastlewest) and Gerry O’Sullivan (Hospital/Herbertstown); Logistics Coordinator Kieran Donovan (St.Mary’s/Sean Finn’s)
Waterford Junior Football Team
1. Paul Houlihan St. Saviours P. Ó hUallacháin
2. Justin Walsh Nire S. Breathnach
3. Declan Prendergast Ardmore D. de Priondargáis
4. Ger Dunphy Newtown G. Mac Donnchaidh
5. Adam O’Loughlan St. Molleran’s A. Ó Lochlainn
6. Eddie Rockett (CAPTAIN) Stradbally E. Mac Rocéid
7. Richie Hennessy Ardmore R. Ó hAongasa
8. Michael O’Gorman Nire M. Ó Gormáin
9. Patrick Lynch Ballinacourty P. Ó Loingsigh
10. Paul Power Portlaw P. de Paor
11. Ronan Cahill Rathgormack R. Ó Cathail
12. David Power Kilrossanty D. de Paor
13. Edmond Hogan Rathgormack E. Ó hÓgáin
14. Mitchell Casey De La Salle M. Ó Cathasaigh
15. John Coffey Stradbally S. Ó Cofaigh