Cappamore fall short in final

CAPPAMORE failed to complete a historic hat-trick of Munster club titles for Limerick on Sunday when they failed to Charleville in the provincial junior hurling final.

CAPPAMORE failed to complete a historic hat-trick of Munster club titles for Limerick on Sunday when they failed to Charleville in the provincial junior hurling final.

Before a large crowd in Mallow, the north Cork side pulled away in the final quarter for a merited win that now books them an All-Ireland semi-final place against Fullen Gaels of Warwickshire.

In the end the men from Cork won 3-15 to 2-8. Entering the final quarter, Charleville only led 1-9 to 1-7.

But super sub Mark Kavanagh inspired the late scoring spree with four excellent points.

Charleville had also started the better and led 1-5 to 0-3 after 15 minutes. Then an excellent goal from Tommie O’Donoghue kick-started Cappamore and by half time they only trailed 1-7 to 1-6.

But they were to score just 1-2 in the second half as Charleville hit 2-8.

There was also Munster final heartbreka for Blackrock on Sunday when they failed to Brosna in the Munster junior B football championship final in Knockaderry.

The final score was 0-11 to 0-8.

The Rockies were always playing catch-up after trailing 0-6 to 0-4 at the interval.

For a full report and reaction, see this weekend’s print edition of the Limerick Leader