That’s how it went at Munster U20HC on Wednesday evening.
Waterford 2-26 Kerry 1-12
Pádraig Fitzgerald blasted the game 4-2 as the 14-man Waterford finished in the last four at Fraher Field in Dungarvan last night.
The Déise was reduced to 14 in the 16th minute when Jack O Floinn caught Ronan Walsh on the head with a loose swing, but it did little to stop the host, who were 1-13, 0-4 at half-time.
Scorers – Waterford: A. Ryan 0-12 (0-10f); Padraig Fitzgerald 2-4; J stand 0-3; M Fitzgerald, S Callaghan 0-2 each; J Foley, T Flynn, C Rellis 0-1 each. Kerry: F O’Sullivan 0-7 (4f, 1 65); M Kelliher 1-0; R O’Mahony 0-2; L Crowley, C Walsh, R Walsh (f) 0-1 each.
Waterford-M Kilgannon; C Foley, R Furlong, J Ó Floinn; J Booth, M Fitzgerald, R Power; S Fitzgerald, W Beresford; Ryan A, Callaghan S, Walsh S; J Foley, Patrick Fitzgerald, Padraig Fitzgerald. Substitutes: T Flynn for Patrick Fitzgerald (40), C Rellis for Callaghan (42), C Walsh for Power (47), J Fitzgerald for Furlong (55), E O’Brien for S Fitzgerald (55).
Kerry-K Molloy; R O’Mahony, A Segal, K O’Connor; D Nolan, D Moriarty, L Crowley; F O’Sullivan, C Walsh; C Keating, R Walsh, R Monahan; N Guerin, J Sheehan, S Brosnan. Substitutes: K Carroll for Guerin (ht), M Kelliher for Sheehan (ht), P O’Sullivan for Keating (38), M Clifford for Walsh (48), A O’Connor for Brosnan (54).
Ref – S Stokes (cork).
Limerick 1-25 corks 1-19
Limerick sealed a home semi-final against Waterford with a six-point win, thanks in part to Aidan O’Connor’s 9-0 loss at Páirc Uí Rinn.
Cork started well but a seven-point burst gave the contract men the lead they wouldn’t lose.
They were up 16-10 at half-time and maintained control after the break despite a late Jack Cahalane for Cork.
Goalscorers – Limerick: A. O’Connor 0-9 (7f); Coughlan 0-4 (1f); S O’Brien, J Kirby, J Sweeney, E Stokes 0-2 each; D Ó Dálaigh 1-0; J. Quilty, J. Sweeney, P. Kirby, A. English 0-1 each. Cork: B Cunningham 0-10 (7f); B O’Sullivan 0-4; J Cahalane 1:0; C Smyth, L Horgan, B Keating, E O’Leary, D Horgan 0-1 each.
LIMERICK—C Hanley Clarke; C Thomas, F O’Connor, E O’Leary; C Scully, E Hurley, C Coughlan; J Quilty, J Sweeney; E Stokes, A O’Connor, A English; S O’Brien, P Kirby, D Ó Dálaigh. Substitutions: P Finn for O’Leary (26-27, temporary), J Kirby for Sweeney (41), P O’Donovan for English (50), B O’Meara for Ó Dálaigh (53), P Reale for Stokes ( 57), B Duff for Scully (60).
CORK—B. Saunderson; D O’Sullivan, K Lyons, C Smyth; E Downey, E Twomey, L Horgan; B. O’Sullivan, M. Mullins; McSweeney D, Cunningham B, Keating B; D Healy, J Cahalane, E O’Leary. Substitutes: D Hogan for Mullins (ht), C Walsh for McSweeney (ht), C McCarthy for Lyons (39), S Walsh for Healy (45), J Leahy for O’Leary (55).
Ref – M Kennedy (Tipperary).
https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/hurling/padraig-fitzgerald-fires-waterford-u-20s-as-aidan-oconnor-on-target-for-limerick-41572366.html Padraig Fitzgerald fires Waterford U-20 as Aidan O’Connor on goal for Limerick