WATCH: Limerick hurlers crowned Fenway Classic champions in Boston with Cork final win

Jerome O'Connell

Reporter:

Jerome O'Connell

Email:

joconnell@limerickleader.ie

WATCH: Limerick hurlers crownd Fenway Classic champions in Boston with Cork final win

Captain Declan Hannon and team-mates celebrate in Fenway Park

LIMERICK were crowned Fenway Classic winners this Sunday with a 38-30 final win over Cork.

The victory saw Limerick collect the Players Champions Cup - watched by 12,674 in the home of the Boston Red Sox.

Just like the semi final, Tom Morissey had the first goal of the game. In that semi final, Limerick beat Wexford - report here.

Barry Murphy then added two five-pointers and Limerick were 13-0 ahead with five minutes played in the home of baseball's Boston Red Sox.

Tom Morrissey added another goal and Limerick had a gap between themselves and The Rebels.

When Hurler of the Year Cian Lynch added a stunning fifth goal for Limerick, the men in green were 21-0 clear.

Limerick would have been further clear but for some outstanding saves from Anthony Nash.

Patrick Horgan started the Cork fightback with successive goals to leave it 21-8 with five minutes to half time.

Youngsters Kyle Hayes and Shane Kingston exchanged goals but the Cork score was a five-pointer.

That left it Limerick leading at half time 24-13.

In the second half, Tom Morrissey again opened the scoring.

Bill Cooper and Patrick Horgan found Cork goals but Cian Lynch and Andrew La Touche Cosgrave hit back to maintain the Limerick lead.

With 10-minutes to play it was 35-19 to Limerick.

Conor Lehane then tried to ignite a Cork fightback with a goal nine minutes from time.

Bill Cooper added another goal and while Barry Murphy did get a Limerick score when Horgan added another goal there was just eight points between the teams with a minute to play.

The Fenway Classic was played in a Super11s format with unlimited substitutions in an 11-a-side game.

In the final Limerick started with: Barry Hennessy, Seamus Hickey, Sean Finn, Dan Morrissey, Declan Hannon, Graeme Mulcahy, Cian Lynch, Kyle Hayes, Tom Morrissey, Barry Murphy, Pat Ryan.

SCORERS: Barry Murphy 13, Cian Lynch 10, Tom Morrissey 9, Kyle Hayes and Andrew La Touche Cosgrave 3 each.

PANEL: Nickie Quaid, Seamus Hickey, Richie English, Sean Finn, Diarmaid Byrnes, Declan Hannon, Dan Morrissey, Cian Lynch, Seamus Flanagan, Graeme Mulcahy, Tom Morrissey, Pat Ryan, Barry Nash, Gearoid Hegarty, Kyle Hayes, Barry Hennessy, Andrew La Touche Cosgrave, Oisin O’Reilly, Aaron Gillane, Barry Murphy, Paddy O’Loughlin, Lorcan Lyons, Willie O’Meara, David Reidy, Colin Ryan.