There was mixed results for Limerick’s colleges in Sunday’s GAA action in Munster.
UL got their 2014 hurling year off to a good start yesterday when they got the better of Waterford on a scoreline of 1-11 to 0-10 in the opening round of the Waterford Crystal Cup.
Managed by former Clare star Brian Lohan, UL trailed 0-6 to 0-4 at the break but a second-half goal from Galway’s Jonathan Glynn helped them to a four-point win. They will play Waterford IT next weekend in the quarter-final.
In the other preliminary round played yesterday, LIT had no answer to Tipperary in Nenagh. Trailing 2-8 to 0-1 at half-tim it didn’t get any better for the students in the second half as a Lar Corbett goal helped the home side to a 3-20 to 0-5 win.
Tipperary now play Kerry in their quarter-final next weekend and the winners of that will play the winners of UL and Waterford IT.
In McGrath Cup football, UL suffered a big defeat at the hands of Cork. Having beaten UCC last week in a high-scoring affair, UL made the trip to Mallow but Cork were much too strong and ran out 6-16 to 0-7 winners.
Meanwhile, it’s a big weekin the Harty Cup with Doon CBS playing Charleville in a quarter-final on Wednesday in the Gaelic Grounds and Ardscoil Ris meeting Templemore on Friday in Nenagh.