Limerick’s Templeglantine into All-Ireland JBHC final

Templeglantine's Timmy Conroy
LIMERICK’S Templeglantine have booked their place in the All-Ireland junior B hurling championship final.

LIMERICK’S Templeglantine have booked their place in the All-Ireland junior B hurling championship final.

The west Limerick side beat Galway’s St Thomas’ on Sunday 1-7 to 0-9 in the semi-final of the Killeedy organised tournament.

The game took place in the Rathkeale GAA club grounds and Templeglantine full forward Gavin Harnett was the hero with an late late winning point.

Indeed Templeglantine trailed for the entire contest and were still two points in arrears with just minutes left to play.

Two frees from inter-county footballer John Riordan drew the sides level and then Harnett sealed a historic win with the late score.

There was a last gasp chance for the Galway side to draw level again but the free from Adrian Shine went wide.

The Galway men had led from the off with three quick fire points.

By half time they were 0-6 to 1-1 ahead with John Riordan getting the all-important Templeglantine goal.

On the resumption points from John and James Riordan kept the Limerick side in touch but they still trailed until the late drama.

They now await either Ballyragget of Kilkenny or Tipperary’s Holycross-Ballycahill in the All-Ireland final

TEMPLEGLANTINE - Seamus Murphy; James O’Mara, Anthony Murphy, Diarmuid Curtin; Timmy Conroy, Ger McCarthy, Patrick Brislane; Philip Collins, Seamie Scanlan; Patrick O’Connor, John Riordan, James Riordan; Cian Larkin, Gavin Hartnett, Thomas Young. Subs used; Michael Sexton, Jesse Dore. Unused subs: Brian McAuliffe Evan Larkin, Sean Gaffney, Chris Scannell, Patrick Cahill, Colin Heffernan, Jack Denihan, Leonard Murphy, Ian Liston.