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Limerick minors produced a sensational second half comeback to stun Waterford

The Deise led by nine points at half time.

Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Limerick 2-14 Waterford 3-10

LIMERICK MINORS SCORED two second half goals to pip Waterford by a single point in tonight’s Munster Minor Football Championship playoff at Newcastlewest.

The Deise were cruising at half time, with three goals in the opening 30 minutes giving them a 3-6 to 0-7 lead at the break. But the Limerick defence improved considerably in the second half, and only allowed four points thereafter.

Two goals in the first 12 minutes and another on the 20 minute mark saw Waterford lead comfortably but the Treaty county goaled after 35 minutes and again with five minutes to go to snatch a late win.

Limerick will now travel to Ennis next Wednesday night to face Clare in another playoff with the winners of that game advancing to the semi-final on 13 May against Tipperary.

Limerick

1. Aaron Murphy (Fr Caseys)

3. Luke O’Connell (Mungret)
2. David Hanley (Ballysteen)
4. Fionn Murphy (Kilteely-Dromkeen)

5. John Wallace (Glin)
6. Seán Ivess (Newcastlewest)
7. Seán Murphy (Newcastlewest)

8. Adam Kerins (St Senan’s)
9. Michael Whelan (Hospital-Herbertstown)

10. Andrew White (Rathkeale)
11. Mikey Morrissey (Rathkeale) (captain)
12. Ed Sheehy (Granagh-Ballingarry)

13. Diarmuid Kelly (Newcastlewest)
14. Mark Connolly (Adare)
15. James Ryan (Athea)

Waterford

1.  Kevin Dwane (Ballinacourty)
2.  Darragh O’Grady (Brickey Rangers)
3.  Stephen Ryan (Nire)
4. Conor McCarthy (Ballinacourty)

5.  Carthach Barry (Brickey Rangers)
6.  John Elstead (Ballinacourty)
7.  Neil Montgomery (Ballinacourty)

8.  Conor Prince (Ballinacourty)
9.  Ciarán Looney (Nire)

10.Michéal Culloo (Ballinameela)
11. Conor Murray (Rathgormack)
12. Shane O’Meara (Nire)

13. Michael Sweeney (Stradbally)
14. David Looby (Ballinacourty)
15. Dylan Guiry (Nire) (captain)

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