Limerick 1-08 Tipperary 1-05 Munster Senior Football Championship
Limerick are through to to the Munster SFC semi-final to face Cork after a deserved win over Tipperary in Fermoy yesterday. Limerick will have to up on this performance if they are to match Cork in their next outing, but a win is a win, a much need one at that after a mediocre league campaign which promised so much.Tipperary led by 1-04 to 1-00 at half-time. Limerick’s greater experience told in the second half against a very young Tipperary side who seemed to depend so much on Barry Grogan who has taken over Declan Brownes mantle. Mickey Ned O Sullivan will be happy to have overcome this tricky fixture which allows him and his backroom team to concentrate on facing the rebel county in the semi final.
LIMERICK: S Kiely; D Carroll, J McCarthy, S Walsh; P Browne, S Lavin(0-1), P Ranahan; T Cahill, J Galvin; S Kelly(0-1), J Ryan, S Buckley(1-01); K O’Callaghan (capt), D Phelan, I Ryan(0-03).Subs used: G Collins for O’Callaghan (33 mins), M Crowley(0-1) for Collins (42), G Collins for Phelan (54), J Cooke(0-1) for Cahill (59), S Gallagher for Carroll (64).
TIPPERARY: P Fitzgerald; A Foley, M Peters, C McDonald; P Codd, R Costigan, N Curran; K Mulryan, E Hanrahan; P Johnson, B Jones, D O’Brien; S Carey, S Grogan, B Grogan.Subs used: L Coskeran for Curran (15 mins), P Austin for Jones (28), N Fitzgerald for O’Brien (44), G Hannigan for S Grogan (58), E Kearney for Johnson (69).