Cork win while neighbours share the spoils in Munster U20HC

March 30, 2023

Cork's Colin Walsh evades Waterford's Conor Keane. ©INPHO/Ken Sutton.

Cork accounted for Waterford, while Clare rallied late to force a draw with Limerick in last night's Munster U20HC Round 2 games.

At  Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork recovered from a slow start to prevail on a 1-17 to 1-13 scoreline. A Josh Fitzgerald goal helped Waterford to a six-point lead after 22 minutes, but a brilliant solo goal from Colin Walsh at the other end left the hosts just a point adrift at the break, 1-9 to 1-10.

Heavy rain reduced the scoring rate after the restart, but the home side mastered the conditions better to eke out the win, with Ben Cunningham, Adam O’Sullivan and Mikey Finn all getting on the scoresheet.

Clare left it late to earn a 1-19 apiece draw with Limerick at the TUS Gaelic Grounds.

Three injury-time points, including two from midfielder Sean Rynne, maintained the Banner's unbeaten start to the campaign.

Clare built up an early 0-7 to 0-4 lead, but the hosts battled back to lead by 1-9 to 0-9 at half-time thanks to an Adam English goal.

A Patrick Crotty major draw Clare level at the end of the third quarter, but a succession Patrick O'Donovan placed balls looked like winning it for Limerick before Clare finished with a flourish.


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