Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 27 December 2014

Waterford and Limerick set for replay

Waterford and Limerick will do it again, after their Munster Senior Hurling Championship semi-final at Semple Stadium ended level.

Limerick’s James Ryan drilled over the equalising point two minutes from the end to hand another chance to Justin McCarthy, the former Decies boss.

McCarthy now has another opportunity to put one over on the group of players who ousted him as manager last year.

Davy Fitzgerald’s Waterford side was a major disappointment.

It was the Treatymen who misfired in the opening 35 minutes, but a 37th minute goal from David Breen revived their challenge, and they took the game confidently to the pre-match favourites.

Breen’s goal three minutes after the restart gave Limerick the belief they needed, and Niall Moran hit a string of points.

Meanwhile, Armagh’s trip to Markievicz Park for a Nickey Rackard Cup clash with Sligo proved a worthwhile one.

The Orchard men scored a 3-19 to 0-5 win over the Yeats hurlers in a one-sided game.

They led by 2-10 to 0-4 at the break, playing some stylish hurling and picking off excellent scores, the pick of which were goals from Declan Coulter and John Corvan.

Fiachra Bradley netted a second goal in the second half as the Orchard men free-wheeled to a massive 23 points winning margin.

Tyrone scored a 3-19 to 1-16 win over Warwickshire in the Lory Meagher Cup at Omagh.

Conor Grogan, Michael Kelly and Peter O’Connor scored the goals, but midfielder Justin Kelly was the real star.

Midfielder Kelly banged over a dozen points, half of them from play, to lead the Red Hands to their first success in the competition.

Fermanagh proved too strong for neighbours Cavan at Breffni Park, where they eased to a comfortable 3-15 to 3-9 win.

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