The Limerick Minor Footballers travel to Clare in crucial Munster Phase One clash

Limerick have edged the recent contests at the grade, winning in each of the last two meetings including twelve months ago.

Limerick’s season is on the line this evening as they take on Clare in the second round of Phase 1 of the Munster Minor Football Championship in Miltown Malbay.

A defeat for Limerick would signal the end of their season with a game to spare should Tipperary overcome Waterford in the evening’s other clash.

The Shannonsiders were beaten by seven in their opener against Tipperary last Thursday and must now overcome Clare to prolong their phase 1 final hopes.

The game will be streamed live by Munster GAA TV from 7pm.

However, a win this evening would put them in pole position to do so as two wins from their final pair of games should be enough to return to the final where they were beaten by Tipperary in 2022.

Indeed, last year Limerick were defeated by the Premier before rebounding with successive wins over Clare and Waterford to qualify for the final where Tipperary once again got the upper hand.

John Ryan’s side will once more have to do without the services of team captain Aidan O’Shea who missed the first game through injury. The Cappagh native is the only remaining member from last year’s team. In his place, Evan Curry will once again captain the side with the Athea man in impressive form with 0-4 in the defeat to Tipp.

Ryan has made four changes to the team that were bested last week with Callum Buckley, James Hunt, Darragh Hogan and Andrew Lyons coming into the XV as Kieran O’Kelly, Kevin Morrow, Ross Allen and Ronan O’Connell drop out.

In their opening contest, Clare were impressive 3-12 to 0-8 winners in Waterford, Gearoidf Barry and Diarmuid McMahon bagging the goals.

Limerick have edged the recent contests at the grade, winning in each of the last two meetings including twelve months ago. Prior to the 2021 victory, Clare had won nine successive meetings at the grade.

It will be a tall ask but the learnings from the Tipperary defeat should stand to Ryan’s youthful squad in this make or break contest.

Watch Clare v Limerick Live

GAA coverage on Sporting Limerick is brought to you in association with Noels Menswear, shop online here or visit in Dooradoyle, Limerick City or Newcastle West.

Social Sharing

Posted in

Defending champions put daylight between themselves and chasing pack | SHC Odds

Mungret St Pauls secured promotion to go with their quarter-final place by virtue of a win over Ballybrown ...
Read More

Two quarter-final berths remain to be filled in Limerick JAHC

The quarter-finals and relegation play-offs continued to take shape with still voids to be filled following a weather ...
Read More

Quarter-Final places up for grabs in IHC as weather wreaks havoc on final round | IHC Recap

Four of the final six spots in the Intermediate championship are confirmed with two games left to play ...
Read More

Effin book semi-final berth with four teams level on points in race for knockouts | PIHC Round Six Recap

In front of the Limerick GAA TV cameras, Effin moved clear at the top of the PIHC table ...
Read More

Lynch the hero as Mungret stave off Ballybrown to secure SHC promotion

Conor O'Brien never looked troubled in the Mungret net as O'Brien finished off their scoring with a superb ...
Read More

Senior, Intermediate and Junior Hurling Championship group stages conclude | Sunday Hurling Fixtures

In the senior championship, the standout tie pairs neighbours Mungret St Pauls and Ballybrown where the winners will ...
Read More

Doon edge Ahane to sneak into quarter-finals as Na Piarsaigh secure top spot | Saturday SHC Round Up

All six Group 1 teams were in action on Saturday evening, with wins for Doon, Na Piarsaigh and ...
Read More

Favourites clash and last quarter-final berth in SHC up for grabs | Saturday Hurling Fixtures

Nine games to choose from this Saturday with knockout berths up for grabs in the senior, premier intermediate ...
Read More