Limerick Minors book place in first Munster final since ’98 after comprehensive Clare win

Kevin Denihan’s side will meet Cork in the Munster Minor decider on August 11.

Limerick were full value for a 3-11 to 0-12 winners over Clare tonight in the Munster Minor semi-final in Cusack Park.

Kevin Denihan’s side powerful second quarter proved the difference as they outscored their opponents 1-7 to 0-2.

Darragh Murray, Ronan Quirke and Emmet Rigter provided the Limerick goals on the night as they move into a first Munster Minor final since 1998.

Clare had the first three scores of the game before Lorcan Murphy got the visitors off the mark just prior to the waterbreak.

Scores from Murray and Jack Somers handed Limerick their first lead after 20 minute, with a penalty from Murray giving Limerick a cushion.

At the half the lead was out to 1-8 to 0-5 in Limerick’s favour.

Clare kicked the first two scores of the second half before Limerick replied with a brace of their own.

The Banner reduced the deficit to five before Quirke fired in Limerick’s second goal of the day to give the Shannonsiders a 2-10 to 0-8 lead at the final waterbreak.

With Clare probing for a desperately needed goal, Limerick got their third as Emmet Rigter waltzed through the Banner defence to put the tie to bed.

Limerick take on Cork in the final in a neutral venue on August 11 after the Rebels defeated Kerry 1-15 to 1-14 in Pairc Ui Chaoimh, ending Kerry’s run of eight successive titles.

Social Sharing

Posted in

Limerick Intermediate Hurling Final Preview | Effin and Croagh Kilfinny do battle in novel final

On Saturday afternoon, Effin and Croagh Kilfinny will look to become the first side to pick up silverware ...
Read More

FIXTURES | Ladies Senior and Intermediate Championships down to the quarter-final stages

There is a full fixture list across the top four tiers of the 3Dental Limerick Ladies Football Championships ...
Read More

Pa Ranahan: As far as Limerick are concerned, Proposal B would be welcomed with open arms

There is a classic Father Ted scene which brought us the immortal line “Is there anything to be ...
Read More

LISTEN: “It would be special” | Cian Lynch on combining county honours with All-Ireland success, Feile memories and looking after your mental health

Speaking at the launch of the 50th Anniversary of the John West Feile, Limerick's Cian Lynch spoke about ...
Read More

WATCH: “It’ll all came down to who wants it more” | Cappamore manager Declan Deere on what it will take to earn promotion

Cappamore are preparing for their second ever Premier Intermediate Hurling Final. This Sunday, Cappamore face Mungret St Pauls ...
Read More

WATCH: “Theres a huge amount of positive stories” | Limerick Legend Ciaran Carey talks ‘MyMove’ and the importance of looking after your mental health

Limerick legend Ciaran Carey about the importance of looking after your mental health and discussing the stigma around ...
Read More

Results | Semi-Final pairings confirmed in the Limerick Senior Camogie Championships after Round III

The third round of games were played in the top four tiers of the Limerick Camogie Championships. In ...
Read More

Junior A Hurling Championship down to the final four with dates for the semi-finals confirmed

Four teams booked their passage to the final four of the Limerick Junior A Hurling Championship over the ...
Read More