Limerick players celebrate following the Electric Ireland Munster GAA Hurling Minor Championship Final match between Limerick and Tipperary at LIT Gaelic Grounds in Limerick.
Limerick players celebrate following the Electric Ireland Munster GAA Hurling Minor Championship Final match between Limerick and Tipperary at LIT Gaelic Grounds in Limerick.

Limerick crowned Electric Ireland Munster Minor hurling champions


Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Final

LIMERICK 2-22 TIPPERARY 0-25 (After Extra Time)

Adam English was Limerick’s extra-time hero as the Shannon-siders claimed back to back Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling titles thanks to a hard-fought victory over Tipperary.

The Doon teenager hit three crucial points in that extra-time period that ultimately gave his team a winning momentum they didn’t relinquish.

This was a seriously competitive match from the start and it was Tipperary who had the better of the opening exchanges, scoring the first three points of the match.

Limerick grew with the game, though, and a Patrick O’Donovan goal helped them into a 1-9 to 0-10 half-time lead.

The home team pushed on again at the start of the second half hitting three points in quick succession in response to Tony Cahill’s opener for Tipperary.

But then it was the Premier County who suddenly grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck hitting a purple patch of five points through the excellent Jack Leamy (2), David Fogarty (2) and Darragh Stakelum as they hit the front.

It looked like Limerick had found a winning surge when Eoin Harmon scored a late goal, but Tipp forced extra-time through points from Leamy and Kenny Lee.

But then English came into his own in the first period of extra-time which ultimately was the winning of the match from a Limerick point of view.