Munster Junior Final

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May 17, 2023

Munster Junior Final

Sunday 21st May @ 12noon in Holycross GAA

Tipperary VS Limerick

Tipperary have a wonderful opportunity of adding more precious silverware when our Juniors take on Limerick in the Munster Final. Not too much is known of the Limerick side which like Tipperary is Limerick’s second team as Tipperary haven’t played them in recent years. They played in division 3A of the league where they loss to Antrim, Clare and Dublin before recording a big win over Offaly in their final game. Tipperary have a distinct advantage of having played one game already in the championship beating Cork 1-10 to 1-06 in the semi-final. While for Limerick its being a long time since competitive action going straight through to a final. David Sullivan’s men were delighted to get the win over Cork in the semi-final but know an improved performance will be needed if joint captains Ciannait Walsh and Claire Stakelum are to get their hands on the trophy at the final whistle. The game was due to be played at neutral venue but credit must go to Limerick who agreed to play at a Tipp venue so both players and supporters can make the short trip afters to Semple Stadium for the clash of Tipperary and Limerick in the Munster hurling championship. With 2 wins from 4 in a very tough division 2b league earlier in the year Tipperary’s junior have been progressing nicely to this stage. A win over Cork albeit their third team was another important step for the team which features Boherlahan Dualla’s Clodagh Horgan at midfield and the experienced Lisa Cahill at centre back. Aoife McLoughney leads the attack from frees and play but has plenty of options around her with Sarah Madden, Aoife Dwyer and Jean Kelly all key forwards. The semi-final was a low scoring game which never sprung to life in difficult weather including torrential rain. Sunday’s weather is expected to be good so here’s hoping for a a cracking encounter with the premier coming out on top