Limerick Minors head to Thurles seeking to maintain 100% start to Munster Championship

A win would ensure Limerick of a top three finish, with the top two advancing straight to the provincial final while second and third meet to see who joins them.

Limerick can seal their place in the semi-finals of the Munster Minor Hurling Championship at the least this evening when they take on Tipperary in Semple Stadium.

Evan Loftus’ men have won both of their contests thus far while reigning All-Ireland Champions Tipperary have been beaten twice already.

The game will be streamed live from 7pm at Semple Stadium on Munster GAA TV.

A win would ensure Limerick of a top three finish, with the top two advancing straight to the provincial final while second and third meet to see who joins them.

Cork also have a 100% record and they meet Clare this evening with the Banner winning two of their three contests. If Limerick and Cork both win on Tuesday then their final round game will be a straight shoot out to see who tops the group and moves directly to the Munster final.

27 July 2021; Rory Sheahan of Cork is tackled by David Fitzgerald of Limerick during the Electric Ireland Munster GAA Minor Hurling Championship Semi-Final match between Limerick and Cork at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Tipperary. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

Thus far, Limerick have victories over Waterford and Clare under their belt. The first round clash, played under atrocious conditions in Dungarvan, saw the visitors escape with a narrow 1-7 to 0-7 result. At home to Clare a week later, Loftus’ side saw off an impressive Clare team, winning out 2-20 to 0-22, Sean Duff and Robert O’Farrell getting the crucial goals.

Tipperary were on the receiving end of a seven-point loss in their opener against Clare while Cork proved far too good for the Premier in a 2-12 to 1-8 victory.

The teams haven’t met in the Munster Minor Championship since their epic final in December of 2020 as the Adam English captained Shannonsiders won out 2-22 to 0-25 after extra time. That was also Limerick’s last appearance in the final as they look to close in on that mark once more on Tuesday.

20 December 2020; Adam English of Limerick celebrates after scoring a point in extra time during the Electric Ireland Munster GAA Hurling Minor Championship Final match between Limerick and Tipperary at LIT Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Tipperary will know that anything other than a win will see their All-Ireland title defence come to an end in the province but Limerick have looked promising under Loftus and will seek to set up an intriguing final round clash with Cork with a place in the All-Ireland series already secured.

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