Thursday 14 December 2017

Limerick finish with a flourish

Munster MHC: Limerick 0-19 Waterford 1-7

A comprehensive victory for Limerick over Waterford earned them their place in the Munster MHC semi-finals (stock picture)
A comprehensive victory for Limerick over Waterford earned them their place in the Munster MHC semi-finals (stock picture)

Limerick qualified for the Munster MHC semi-final when they started, and finished, stronger at the Gaelic Grounds last night.

The home side had a point inside six seconds by Rory Duff and there followed points from Paul O'Brien, Rory Connolly and Daryl O'Shea. With Limerick dominating they were rocked in the 23rd minute when Iarlaith Daly was fouled and Thomas Douglas goaled from the penalty. But Limerick still led by 0-9 to 1-2 at the break. Four points by Billy Power gave Waterford hope but O'Brien, O'Shea and David Woulfe helped Limerick finish well.

Scorers

Limerick: P O'Brien 0-10 (8f 1 '65'), D O'Shea 0-4, D Woulfe 0-2, R Connolly, D Minehan, R Duff 0-1 each. Waterford: B Power 0-5 (2f), T Douglas 1-0 (pen), I Beecher 0-2.

Limerick: D Heffernan; C Flahive, C Nicholas, C Barry; M O'Brien, J Boylan, D Minehan; M O'Grady, R Duff; P O'Riordan, P O'Brien , D Woulfe; D O'Shea, R Connolly, R Tobin. Subs: B O'Grady for Mike O'Brien, (13 inj), E Sheehan and J Ryan for O'Riordan and Duff (both 41), C Carroll for Tobin (48).

Waterford:  E Browne; D Booth, M Noonan, T Foley; M Power, T Barron, L O'Brien; S Whelan-Barrett, E Cullen; C Whelan, I Daly, I Beecher; T Looby, T Douglas, B Power. Subs: J Devine for Whelan (h-t), M O'Keeffe for Looby (51), S Carton for Douglas (49), E McGrath and K Bennett for B Power and Beecher (both 56).

Ref - J McCormack (Tipperary)

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