Our minor hurlers qualified for the county semi-final after defeating a game Glenroe side last Friday night. With both sides looking for the win which would take them to the semi-finals this was a hard fought game in which both sides gave their all. Playing against the elements for the 1st half we took the game to Glenroe from the throw in and 10 mins in had built up a 1.6 to 0.0 lead. Glenroe finally got into the game and scored 1.2 from play. However the boys upped the tempo again and by halftime we had a sizeable lead with score line of 4-11 to 1-6.
Playing with the elements for 2nd half we started slowly and allowed Glenroe to score 2.3 while we replied with 2 points. As Glenroe chased the game this allowed us room up front and our forwards took full advantage adding another 3-7 before the final whistle sounded. In what probably was our best performance of the season the game finished with a score line of 7-18 to 3-12. Martin Bondars had a great game between the posts and his 3 point blank saves early in the game proved a great inspiration to his teammates. Our back 5 of Matthew Gaule, Cian Hickey, Kieran O Brien, Michael Meaney and captain John Hickey were awesome throughout, midfielders Shane Brosnahan and Macon Casserly dominated around the centre and forwards Gabriel Burke O Dwyer, Jack Fitzpatrick, Conor McNamara, James Noonan and Brian Garry scoring at will, substitutes Conor Godfrey, Hugh O Donnell and Stephen Noonan working hard when introduced means we can look forward to semi-final against Knockainey.
All Ireland U/21 Champions:
Saturday evening in Thurles turned out to be a wonderful occasion for Limerick and a wonderful occasion for South Liberties. Huge congratulations are extended to squad members Barry Nash, Conor McSweeney and Brian Ryan, manager Pat Donnelly and selector, Brian Foley.
Our senior hurlers play neighbours Monaleen in the semi-final of this year’s County Cup this weekend. At the time of going to press the game is fixed for Claughaun at 3pm.