Tuesday 21 February 2017

Injured Murrihy the Clare hero

CLARE 1-11 Limerick 0-11

Published 25/04/2011 | 05:00

Adrian Murrihy was injured in the process of scoring a brilliant early goal for Clare at the Gaelic Grounds, where he brushed past several defenders in a 30-yard surge before blasting the ball into the net.

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Murrihy was forced to retire, but his score in the eighth minute proved to be the difference between the teams.

After Clare had raced into a 1-2 to 0-0 lead, Eoin O'Donnell settled Limerick's nerves with a great point and the Banner men's lead was down to just a point, 1-4 to 0-6, at the break.

Clare dominated midfield thanks to a great display by Conor Cleary, who put over three points from play and created several other scores.

Limerick were too reliant on Danny Frewen and, while only a point separated the sides with five minutes remaining, Clare finished the stronger to earn home advantage for the semi-finals.

Scorers -- Clare: N Hickey 0-6 (4f), A Murrihy 1-0, C Cleary 0-3, E Cleary, M O'Leary 0-1 each. Limerick: D Frewen 0-7 (3f), F O'Riordan (f), E O'Donnell, J Quaid, D Neville 0-1 each.

Clare -- D Sexton; C Gavin, J Mahon, O Parkes; S Linneen, D McDonnell, J Colleran; A O'Neill, C Cleary; E Cleary, C Davitt, A Murrihy; M O'Leaery, N Hickey, D Bolton. Subs: W Ryan for Murrihy, J Ruane for Bolton, J Scanlon for Ryan, C O'Brien for Colleran.

Limerick-- D Condron; K Brosnan, B Mccarthy, K O'Donoughue; E O'Donnell, S O'Connor, S Barrett; D Treacy, T Griffin; D Lillis, D O'Dea, F O'Riordan; D Neville, W Shanahan, D Frewen. Subs: J Quaid for O'Riordan, K Larkin for Neville, K Meade for O'Dea, E Roche for Shanahan.

Ref -- G Lynch (Kerry).

Irish Independent

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