Mixed results for Limerick colleges in Sunday’s GAA action

Limerick minor hurling team
There was mixed results for Limerick’s colleges in Sunday’s GAA action in Munster.

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.