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