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Clare 0-18 Limerick 1-15 - Quarter Final

WATERFORD CRYSTAL CUP/Limerick 1-15 Clare 0-18 (after double extra time)

TWO LOTS of extra-time couldn't separate neighbours and rivals Clare and Limerick in the Waterford Crystal Senior Hurling Cup quarter-final, played under lights at Sixmilebridge on Saturday. At the end of normal time the sides were level, again after two periods of 10 minutes and even when a further two phases of five minutes were played, they were locked on level scores. Over the 100 minutes, Limerick led only once, yet it was Clare who had to come from behind through an Aaron Cunningham pointed free, close to the end of this highly entertaining marathon.

It took a Declan Hannon free in injury-time - after Clare's James McInerney was adjudged to have thrown the sliotar - to send the tie to extra-time. Clare led by 0-15 to 1-11 at the end of 10 minutes but they were again level at the end of normal extra-time, 0-17 to 1-14. Limerick, with new manager John Allen on the sideline for the first time, agreed another two five-minute periods. The replay will be held at Limerick's Gaelic Grounds on Tuesday night at 7pm.

LIMERICK: N Quaid; S Walsh; T Condon; S O'Neill; B O'Sullivan; W McNamara (0-2); T Ryan; D O'Grady; C Allis (0-2), D Hannon (1-11, 0-8 frees); J Ryan; N Maher; M Carmody; T Quaid; E Gleeson. Subs: G Mulcahy for Quaid (28 mins); G O'Mahoney for Maher (45 mins); T O'Callaghan for O'Sullivan (45 mins); B Geary for Gleeson (54 mins); D Moloney for Walsh (80 mins); M Carr for Ryan (98 mins).

CLARE: P Kelly (Inagh-Kilnamona); D O'Donovan; C Dillon; C Cooney; J McInerney; E Barrett; S Morey; N O'Connell (0-6, 0-4 frees); P Donnellan (0-3); C Chaplin; D Keane; F Lynch; E Hayes (0-1), A Cunningham (0-6, frees); J Clancy (0-1). Subs: C Galvin for Hayes (50 mins); J Conlon (0-1) for Keane (56 mins); P Kelly (Clarecastle) for Chaplin (95 mins).

From irishindependent....

Word on the street is that they may toss a coint o see who goes into the next round although Munster.gaa have the fixture set for Limerick tomorrow night. Guess we will know more today

LohansRedHelmet (Clare) - Posts: 2011 - 06/02/2012 09:02:12    1106236



Why would either team toss?, when A:) thay can make money from it and B:) That kind of match is better than anyway training.

freetaker1 (Limerick) - Posts: 744 - 07/02/2012 17:28:09    1107457


I didnt say whether I was for it or not but I heard was Fitzy and Allen both offered to toss but they were not allowed. Personally I think playing the game was more beneficial but Fitzy and Allen probably had their reasons

LohansRedHelmet (Clare) - Posts: 2011 - 08/02/2012 12:50:16    1107799


Well Limerick havent a panel at the moment with colleges and Na Piarsaigh so maybe thats why? There will 10 changes to that team after Saturday or the 17th March, depending on how Na Piarsaigh go.

But are Clare missing alot?

freetaker1 (Limerick) - Posts: 744 - 08/02/2012 16:12:33    1107966


Well by all accounts Clare had a very young team with spinkle of veterans.Likes of young Conor McGrath,Cathal McInerney,Darach Honan,Patrick O'Connor,Tuohy,Caimin Morey,Bugler,Colin Ryan,Diarmuid McMahon Liam Markam Eamon Glynn werent available for both matches due to college committments and injury plus a few more.Davy has good young panel and noticeable nice few minors plus Tony Carmody back in fold with a bang and he be great asset for the young fowards.
It early but could be a promising year ahead

claremaninkerry (Clare) - Posts: 92 - 09/02/2012 15:03:11    1108559


I would imagine that of the starting team in the WCC against Limerick, Dillion, Jim Mc and Donnellan are the only ones with a great chance to start come championship time

LohansRedHelmet (Clare) - Posts: 2011 - 09/02/2012 15:36:32    1108585


Tipp next in the final at an unconfirmed date but apparantly next weekend in 6milebridge...

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald got one over on his former team Waterford at Walsh Park this afternoon. The Banner men earned a 3-17 to 4-9 win with Daire Keane (1-1), Aaron Cunningham (1-2) and Colm Galvin (1-1) sharing out their goals.

Colin Ryan (0-7) led the scoring for Clare who had goalkeeper Donal Tuohy to thank for a trio of excellent saves that Fitzgerald would have been proud of. Waterford closed the deficit late on with Martin O'Neill and Seamus Prendergast both finding the net.

From irishexaminer

LohansRedHelmet (Clare) - Posts: 2011 - 13/02/2012 12:20:18    1110591