Thursday 18 July 2019

Deadly Donal steers Kingdom to Munster final

Eirgrid Munster U-20 Semi-final: Kerry 0-18 Limerick 1-3

Joseph O'Connor of Kerry is tackled by Jack Fitzgerald of Limerick. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Joseph O'Connor of Kerry is tackled by Jack Fitzgerald of Limerick. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

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Champions Kerry made light work of a very defensive Limerick side in Austin Stack Park, Tralee.

With Donal ‘Down’ O’Sullivan in superb form, the Kingdom kicked the first three points of the game.

 Limerick replied with a point from James Molyneaux but they only scored once more in the opening half, through a Jack Downey free.

Kerry added 0-7 before the break with O’Sullivan bringing his first-half tally to 0-5.

The home side failed to kick on early in the second half and a John Hayes goal made it  0-11 to 1-3.

But Limerick’s challenge faded and Kerry added seven more points, four from O’Sullivan to seal a Munster final clash with Cork or Waterford next week. 

Seán Horan of Kerry in action against Jason Daly of Limerick. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Seán Horan of Kerry in action against Jason Daly of Limerick. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Scorers – Kerry: D O’Sullivan 0-9 (3f); F Clifford 0-3; C Ferriter 0-2; J O’Connor, K Falvey, E Horan and P O’Shea 0-1 each. Limerick: J Molyneaux 1-1; J Downey (f) and J Hayes (f) 0-1 each.

KERRY – B Lonergan; D McCarthy, D Casey, M Potts; C Gammell, P Warren, S O’Leary; J O’Connor, B  O’Mahony; K Falvey, S Horan, A Donoghue; F Clifford, D O’Sullivan, C Ferriter. Subs: P Walsh for S Horan (h-t), E Horan for K Falvey (46), N Donohue for P Warren (54), C O’Donoghue for D McCarthy (54), P O’Shea for J O’Connor (54), B Friel for F Clifford (54).

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LIMERICK – C Walsh; Jack Fitzgerald, Jamie Fitzgerald, K Moloney; D O’Grady, A Shanagher, R McCarthy; J Coyne, J Downey; L Woulfe, B Coleman, J Hayes; N Callanan, J Molyneaux, J Cummins. Subs: D Lane for J Downey (h-t), B Foley for J Hayes (42), N McAuliffe for Jamie Fitzgerald (45), D Quirke for R McCarthy (54), S Barry for J Coyne (56), DJ Stack for J Cummins (59).

Ref – D Murnane (Cork).

Cathal Ferriter of Kerry in action against Niall McAuliffe of Limerick. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Cathal Ferriter of Kerry in action against Niall McAuliffe of Limerick. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

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