HIGHLIGHTS | O’Farrell the hero as Limerick see off Tipperary to secure top three place in Munster

It means Limerick are guaranteed to finish in the top three while a draw or win against Cork on the final day will secure a Munster final berth.

Limerick maintained their 100% start to the Munster Minor Hurling Championship with a 1-23 to 1-22 win over Tipperary in Semple Stadium on Tuesday night.

Robert O’Farrell was the hero on the night as his incredible goal late on dragged Limerick back into the contest before Jack Cosgrave stole victory at the death with the winning point.

It means Limerick are guaranteed to finish in the top three while a draw or win against Cork on the final day will secure a Munster final berth.

Tipperary, the reigning Munster and All-Ireland champions have been eliminated after suffering a third consecutive loss.

O’Farrell was in fine scoring form early on with three inside the first six minutes where four unanswered Limerick scores had them 0-8 to 0-2 to the good just after the quarter-hour mark.

But Tipp replied with six on the trot to restore parity. Limerick did reply with a pair but the advantage was with the hosts at the half as they led by two.

Darren Collopy and substitute Patrick Kearney had Limerick level inside 90 seconds of the restart before the Adare man pushed them two in front shortly after.

With twenty to play, Limerick’s advantage had been stretched to 0-16 to 0-13. That was furthered to four points before Sam Rowan’s 48th minute goal drew Tipp within range. The hosts then pulled clear themselves but Limerick pegged them back to leave it all square with five to play.

O’Farrell then struck for a wonder goal to leave two between the teams but credit to Tipp who levelled in injury time. However, there was still time for Cosgrove to separate the teams and ensure Limerick’s progress.

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