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Author: Media GPA/19 November 2018/Categories: Year 2018, Player Blogs

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Super 11's Fenway Hurling Classic Semi Final

 

Cork 42

Clare 37

 

Patrick Horgan fired home a last minute penalty to dethrone reigning champions Clare and qualify for the final of the Aer Lingus Fenway Hurling Classic.


Cork led 21-12 at half-time in the opening semi-final after racing into a 10-0 lead after nine minutes thanks to five-pointers — scores from outside the 20-metre defensive zone — from Daniel Kearney and Patrick Horgan.

Both sides settled quickly into the format and Clare recovered with scores from Tony Kelly and Podge Collins to cut the gap to 10-6 at the end of the opening quarter.


Horgan got Cork’s third five-pointer of the opening half but Clare cut the gap to 21-12 with efforts from Peter Duggan and Shane O’Donnell. Anthony Nash produced a string of excellent saves but Clare came back into contention with efforts from Collins, O’Donnell and Kelly but Cork prevailed in the end when Horgan blasted home his late penalty.

 

Scorers:

Cork: P Horgan 20, D Kearney 10, B Cooper 6, T O’Mahony 6.

Clare: T Kelly 13, P Duggan 9, S O’Donnell 6, D Conroy 6, P Collins 3.

Cork: A Nash, S O’Donoghue, D Cahalane, C Spillane, C Joyce, E Cadogan, M Coleman, B Cooper, D Kearney, C Lehane, S Kingston, L Meade, T O’Mahony, P Horgan, J O’Connor, E Murphy, R O’Flynn, W Kearney, D Griffin, D Browne, J Coughlan, M Collins, C Twomey, S Murphy.

 

Clare: D Tuohy, C Malone, R Hayes, C Dillon, D Fitzgerald, D McInerney, J McCarthy, P O’Connor, J Shanahan, D Ryan, S O’Donnell, D Reidy, S Golden, C Galvin, M O’Malley, A Fahey, R Taylor, P Duggan, I Galvin, M O’Neill, P Collins, G Cooney, D Corry, A Shanagher, T Kelly, N Deasy, J Browne, S Morey, C McInerney, D Conroy, K Hogan.


Referee: J Murphy (Limerick).


Super 11's Fenway Hurling Classic Semi Final

 

Limerick 53

Wexford 45

 

Limerick came with a storming finish to book a place in the final of the Aer Lingus Fenway Hurling Classic after an exciting encounter. Three players were sent off and several more picked up two-minute sin-binnings as both sides battled to reach the final. Wexford finished the opening half strongly to lead by 32-25 in the second semi-final of the Aer Lingus Fenway Hurling Classic.


Five-pointers from Kevin Foley and Jack O’Connor helped Wexford lead by 13-6 midway through the opening half.

Wexford goalkeeper Mark Fanning was in superb form but Graeme Mulcahy finally hit a five-pointer and Pat Ryan did likewise to lead by 25-24 three minutes from the break.

But Jack O’Connor and Harry Kehoe found the net for Wexford before the break to lead by 32-25 when they turned around.

The feisty nature of the exchanges saw Wexford’s Aidan Nolan sent off and Limerick’s Declan Hannon and Wexford’s Kevin Foley sin-binned after a melee. Then Limerick’s David Reidy was sent off shortly afterwards, while later in the game Kyle Hayes also got his marching orders.


Scores from Lee Chin and Paul Morris pushed Wexford 42-33 ahead going into the final quarter.

But the All-Ireland champions came good with Cian Lynch finding the net before Aaron Gillane edged them in front in the dying seconds and Diarmuid Byrnes sealed the win to advance to the final against Cork.


Scorers: Limerick: P Ryan 15, C Lynch 8, G Mulcahy 8, A Gillane 8, D Byrnes 5, G Hegarty 3, K Hayes 3.

Wexford: L Chin 11, Jack O’Connor 10, P Morris 8, H Kehoe 6, K Foley 5, S Casey 5, T Morrissey 3.

 

Wexford: M Fanning, D Reck, L Ryan, S Donohue, P Foley, M O’Hanlon, D O’Keeffe, S Murphy, K Foley, A Nolan, L Chin, Jack O’Connor, D Dunne, P Morris, L Og McGovern, E Martin, E Moore, C Firman, J Breen, D Byrne, Joe O’Connor, S Casey, H Kehoe, I Byrne.

 

Limerick: N Quaid, S Hickey, R English, S Finn, D Byrnes, D Hannon, D Morrissey, C Lynch, S Flanagan, G Mulcahy, T Morrissey, P Ryan, B Nash, G Hegarty, K Hayes, B Hennessy, A La Touche Cosgrave, O O’Reilly, A Gillane, B Murphy, P O’Loughlin, L Lyons, W O’Meara, D Reidy, C Ryan.

 

Referee: C Lyons (Cork)

 

Super 11's Fenway Hurling Classic Final

 

Limerick 38

Cork 30

 

All-Ireland champions Limerick rounded off a glorious year by capturing the Aer Lingus Fenway Hurling Classic. Limerick never trailed in the final as they built on a blistering start to finish as they added the Players’ Champions Cup to their trophy cabinet. Limerick led by 24-13 at half-time, having raced into a 21-0 lead after just eight minutes as John Kiely’s men blitzed the Munster champions.


Barry Murphy blasted home two five-pointers from short corners and after Tom Morrissey chipped in with two other goals, they pulled further clear with an excellent effort from distance from Hurler of the year Cian Lynch.

Cork eventually got moving and Patrick Horgan fired home a five-pointer and then added another three-point effort.


But Kyle Hayes extended Limerick’s lead before Cork cut the gap before the break when Shane Kingston found the net from a short corner to leave them eleven adrift at the interval.


They would have been further behind had Anthony Nash not produced a string of stunning saves which had the crowd of 12,674 on their feet.

Tom Morrissey and Bill Cooper exchanged three-pointers after the restart and Patrick Horgan cut the gap to 27-19 but Limerick goalkeeper Nickie Quaid was also in top form.


Another effort from distance from Lynch extended Limerick’s lead, with an effort from Andrew La Touche Cosgrave making 35-19 going into the final quarter.

Conor Lehane and Cooper reduced the margin before Barry Murphy hit back for Limerick to seal the win.

 

Scorers: B Murphy 13, C Lynch 10, T Morrissey 9, K Hayes 3, A la Touche Cosgrave 3.

Cork: P Horgan 16, B Cooper 6, S Kingston 5, C Lehane 3

Limerick: N Quaid, S Hickey, R English, S Finn, D Byrnes, D Hannon, D Morrissey, C Lynch, S Flanagan, G Mulcahy, T Morrissey, P Ryan, B Nash, G Hegarty, K Hayes, B Hennessy, A La Touche Cosgrave, O O’Reilly, A Gillane, B Murphy, P O’Loughlin, L Lyons, W O’Meara, D Reidy, C Ryan.

 

Cork: A Nash, S O’Donoghue, D Cahalane, C Spillane, C Joyce, E Cadogan, M Coleman, B Cooper, D Kearney, C Lehane, S Kingston, L Meade, T O’Mahony, P Horgan, J O’Connor, E Murphy, R O’Flynn, W Kearney, D Griffin, D Browne, J Coughlan, M Collins, C Twomey, S Murphy.

 

Referee: Sean Cleere (Kilkenny)


By JOHN FALLON at Fenway Park


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