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Morris punishes wasteful Deise

UL 1-20 Waterford 0-18 WATERFORD CRYSTAL cup (SH)

Published 21/01/2013 | 05:00

UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK produced a strong second-half performance to get the better of Waterford at Carriganore.

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In the absence of the recently retired John Mullane, Waterford's forward line misfired and hit 13 wides. They also spurned three goal opportunities and missed a second-half penalty.

The Deise's Shane O'Sullivan struck four first-half points and Richie Foley chipped in with three. Kieran Morris and Eamonn Murphy kept the students in touch, before they struck for a goal on 32 minutes through Paul Kelly to lead by 1-8 to 0-11 at half-time.

With Morris accurate from frees, the students held a 1-15 to 0-15 lead entering the final quarter. Despite the best efforts of O'Sullivan and Seamus Prendergast, Waterford struggled for scores and Jake Dillon blasted a 54th-minute penalty over the bar. The students piled on the scores in the last 10 minutes and will face Clare in the last eight next weekend.

Scorers – UL: K Morris 0-7 (6f), E Murphy 0-4, P Kelly 1-0, D Butler, A Ryan 0-2, S Golden, P Walsh, T Heffernan, C Ryan, B Stapleton 0-1 each. Waterford: S O'Sullivan 0-6 (2f, 1 '65'), J Dillon (2f, 1 pen), R Foley 0-3 each, S Prendergast 0-2, K Moran, S Walsh, J Barron, G O'Brien (f) 0-1 each

UL – N McGrath; M Carmody, M Walsh, P Ryan; T Ryan, G Brennan, J Gallagher; S Golden, P Walsh; D Butler, A Ryan, J Fitzgibbon; K Morris, P Kelly, E Murphy. Subs: P Stapleton for T Ryan (45), B Stapleton for Fitzgibbon (51), T Heffernan for Kelly (59), C Ryan for Butler (59)

Waterford – S O'Keeffe; S Daniels, L Lawlor, N Connors; P Prendergast, M Walsh, K Moran; R Foley, S O'Sullivan; D Twomey, S Prendergast, R Barry; J Dillon, S Walsh, J Barron. Subs: K Fitzgerald for S Walsh (h-t), G O'Brien for Barron (45), J Nagle for P Prendergast (51), E Madigan for Barry (58), M O'Neill for Twomey (64). Ref – F Horgan (Tipperary)

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