It’s Clare next for Limerick minors in Munster Championship:

By Siadbh Redmond Limerick Leader Sport

LIMERICK’S minor hurling team face another game on the road as they take on Clare in Sixmilebridge this Thursday at 7pm in the Electric Ireland Munster Championship.

Shane Dowling’s charges will be hoping for a more positive display in the second round of the championship after a tough 1-16 to 1-10 defeat to Cork last week.

After a dominant display by the home side in the opening half saw them well on top, a Jack Cosgrave penalty in the second-half brought the game back for Limerick. However, ultimately Cork proved too strong.

Speaking after the game in SuperValu Páirc UÍ Chaoimh Shane Dowling went on to say: “We are disappointed with that game. I suppose coming down to Cork and with them having a game under their belt it was never going to be easy.

“In saying that I wouldn’t change anything we have done over the last weeks and months. You don’t become bad overnight and we have to improve quickly if we are going to perform against the All-Ireland champions.”

Clare already have a win under their belts after an opening round victory in the Minor Munster Championship to Waterford, 0-22 to 0-13.

In the nature of the Championship games come thick and fast on a weekly basis, making it tough for management to make any major changes for before the next outing.

Dowling went onto speak about the challenge a seven day turn around poses for his side stating: “We will sit down and review the Cork game, as we were chasing the game the entire time and we don’t want a repeat of that in Sixmilebridge.

“The thing is with these games you don’t have time to enjoy a victory if you get one, it’s straight down to business again and I’m sure the lads will be hungry to put in a serious performance now on Thursday. We have to get back up on the horse very quickly now and dust ourselves off and concentrate on beating Clare and getting a vital win in the Championship.”

Limerick will have a break of games for two weeks after their Clare outing before hosting Waterford in TUS Gaelic Grounds on Thursday, May 2 at 7pm. This game is followed by the last group game of the Championship at home to Tipperary on May 9 in the same venue.