Limerick 0-9 Waterford 1-5
The early game in Fraher Field last Sunday did not go Waterford’s way either when Mickey-Joe Ryan’s Junior side lost out to Limerick by a single point. This was a game that could have gone either way but in the end it was hard to argue with the result as Waterford failed to threaten the Limerick defence for long periods of the game.
In the quarter-final Waterford benefitted greatly from the sending off of a Clare player. On this occasion, the boot was on the other foot as the sending off of Waterford full-back Michael Supple had a huge bearing on the eventual outcome.
The Limerick team bus left West Limerick at 6:30am on Sunday, but they did not seem to suffer any adverse effects and got off to a solid start. In an incredibly low-scoring start, Limerick led by three points after eighteen minutes with all their points coming from the boot of corner-forward Ray Lynch. Two of his points were from frees with the other coming from play.
Waterford eventually got off the mark when Rathgormack’s Edmond Hogan fired over after being set up by Connie Power.
Despite Limerick edging further ahead when busy wing-forward Thomas Collins scored, Waterford soon had the deficit down to a single point with another corker from Hogan and a smart finish from Power.
See The Munster Express newspaper for full match report and photos.