Limerick minors crowned Munster champions once again

Colm Kinsella at Sem

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Colm Kinsella at Sem

Colin Ryan, Limerick, in action against Michael Cronin, Waterford. Electric Ireland Munster GAA Hurling Minor Championship Final Replay in Thurles on Tuesday night
THE Limerick minor hurlers retained their Munster title thanks to a 0-24 to 0-18 win over Waterford in Thurles this Tuesday evening.

THE Limerick minor hurlers retained their Munster title thanks to a 0-24 to 0-18 win over Waterford in Thurles this Tuesday evening.

Limerick trailed by 0-13 to 0-11 at the break but inspired by man of the match Tom Morrisey, they burst into life in the second half to run out six-point winners.

The win means they now go forward to an All Ireland semi-final on Sunday, August 17 against Antrim, Galway or Dublin.

Waterford, All Ireland champions last year, must now play Dublin in the All Ireland quarter-final on Sunday on Thurles at 12noon.

SCORERS - Limerick: Ronan Lynch 0-10 (four frees, three ‘65s), Tom Morrissey 0-5, Peter Casey, Barry Nash 0-3 each, Colin Ryan 0-2, Robbie Hanley 0-1. Waterford: Patrick Curran 0-9 (five frees), Colm Roche 0-3, Shane Ryan, Eddie Meaney 0-2 each, Cormac Curran, Peter Hogan 0-1 each

LIMERICK - Eoghan McNamara (Doon), Sean Finn (Bruff), Paddy O’Loughlin (Kilmallock); Jamie Porter (Monaleen), Lorcan Lyons (Monaleen), Andrew La Touche Cosgrave (Monaleen), Conor Byrnes (Murroe/Boher); Robbie Hanley (Kilmallock), Cian Lynch (Captain)(Patrickswell); Seamus Flanagan (Feohanagh/Castlemhon), Barry Nash (South Liberties), Ronan Lynch (Vice Captain)(Na Piarsaigh); Peter Casey (Na Piarsaigh), Tom Morrissey (Ahane), Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen). Subs: Edward Doyle (Monaleen) for Lyons (37 mins)

WATERFORD - Billy Nolan (Roanmore); David Prendergast (Lismore), Eddie Hayden (Ballygunner), Michael Cronin (Ardmore); Darragh Lyons (Dungarvan), Colm Roche (Shamrocks), Conor Prunty (Abbeyside); Jack Mullaney (Stradbally), Andy Molumby (Cappoquin), Shane Bennett (Ballysaggart), Cormac Curran (Brickey Rangers), Conor Gleeson (Fourmilewater); Peter Hogan (Ballygunner), Patrick Curran (Dungarvan), Shane Ryan (Capt) (De Le Salle). Subs: Eddie Neaney for Molumby (half-time), Aaron O’Sullivan for Hogan (49 mins), Shane Murray for Prendergast (52 mins)

- For more on this game see Wednesday’s print edition of the Limerick Leader and the weekend city and county print edition on Thursday