Wednesday 20 September 2017

Tipp floored by Limerick rally

Limerick 0-16 Tipperary 0-14

Limerick came good in the second period of extra-time to stun Tipperary. Stock photo: Sportsfile
Limerick came good in the second period of extra-time to stun Tipperary. Stock photo: Sportsfile
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Limerick came good in the second period of extra-time to stun Tipperary.

In a dramatic game, Tipp had Emmet Moloney and Willie Connors sent off in normal time, before influential midfielder Jack Kennedy and Jordan Moloney were dismissed on black cards in extra-time.

Limerick also lost Josh Ryan to a red card in stoppage time at the end of the regulation hour but Tipp finished the Gaelic Grounds tussle with 14 players, having used six subs when Moloney was black-carded.

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That allowed Limerick to come from three points down and finish with a flourish to set up a semi-final clash with Cork next week.

The sides were deadlocked at 0-10 apiece at the end of 60 minutes and while Kennedy thought he'd won it for Tipp with a free deep in stoppage-time, there was still time for Limerick to draw level.

Robert Childs, in the seventh minute of additional time - five had been signalled - launched a magnificent score from the right touchline and Limerick were back in business.

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Tipp opened extra-time with real intent, Ross Peters, the excellent Paudie Feehan and Kennedy landing scores, and they led by 0-13 to 0-11 at the turnaround, before Limerick came thundering back.

Scorers - Limerick: H Bourke 0-8 (6fs), J Ryan (1f, 1 '45'), Michael Donovan 0-2 each, P De Brún, K Daly, B Donovan, R Childs 0-1 each. Tipperary: J Kennedy 0-6 (3fs, 2 '45s'), P Feehan 0-3, B Martin 0-2, J Ryan (f), J Lyons, R Peters 0-1 each.

Limerick - R Hayes; D Connolly, J Liston, E Sheehy; B Fanning, M Donovan, K Ryan; T Childs, S Murphy; P De Brún, H Bourke, B Donovan; K Daly, J Ryan, AJ O'Connor. Subs: S Stack for Daly (42), R Childs for De Brún (53), E O'Brien for O'Connor (56), M Whelan for T Childs (67), S Brosnan for Murphy (69), AJ O'Connor for K Ryan (69).

Tipperary - C Manton; W Connors, L Ryan, C O'Shaughnessy; D Brennan, L Fahey, P Feehan; D Owens, J Kennedy; A Buckley, S Quirke, E Moloney; J Ryan, J Butler, B Martin. Subs: xM O'Connor for Butler (43), D Egan for Buckley (49), J Lyons for Ryan (58), S Power for Brennan (64), J Moloney for Kennedy (b/c 70), G Whelan for Feehan (70).

Ref - S Joy (Kerry)

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