Limerick v Waterford

July 03, 2007
LIMERICK v WATERFORD This will be their first championship clash since 2003 when Waterford won a Munster semi-final replay by 1-12 to 0-13. Waterford are seeking their first Munster title win since 2004 and their third in six seasons while Limerick's last Munster title win was in 1996 when they beat Tipperary in a replay. Limerick, who were involved in the three-game epic with Tipperary in the semi-final, last appeared in the Munster final in 2001 when they lost to Tipperary. Paths to the final LIMERICK Limerick 1-19 Tipperary 1-19 Limerick 1-24 Tipperary 2-21 (Replay – After extra-time) Limerick 0-22 Tipperary 2-13 (2nd replay – After extra-time) Limerick scorers: Andrew O'Shaughnessy 0-18; Ollie Moran 0-12; Niall Moran 0-10; Mike Fitzgerald 1-7; Brian Geary 0-5; Pat Tobin 1-1; Kevin Tobin 0-4, James O'Brien 0-2, Mike O'Brien 0-2, Barry Foley 0-2, Mark Foley 0-1, Donal O'Grady 0-1 WATERFORD Waterford 5-15 Cork 3-18 Waterford scorers: Eoin Kelly 1-5, Dan Shanahan 2-1, John Mullane 1-4, Paul Flynn 1-1, Tony Browne 0-2, Ken McGrath 0-2. Last Five Championship Clashes 2003: Waterford 1-12 Limerick 0-13 (Munster semi-final) Replay 2003: Waterford 4-13 Limerick 4-13 (Munster semi-final) 2001: Limerick 4-11 Waterford 2-14 (Munster semi-final) 1999: Waterford 1-16 Limerick 1-15 (Munster quarter-final) 1997: Limerick 2-20 Waterford 1-17 (Munster quarter-final) Previous Limerick-Waterford Munster final clashes 1934: Limerick 4-8 Waterford 2-5 1933: Limerick 3-7 Waterford 1-2* *The game, played at the Cork Athletic Grounds was unfinished due to a pitch invasion eight minutes from the end. It was awarded to Limerick who led by eleven points at the time of the invasion. Last Five Munster final appearances LIMERICK 2001: Tipperary 2-16 Limerick 1-17 1996: Limerick 4-7 Tipperary 0-16 (replay) 1996: Limerick 0-19 Tipperary 1-16 (draw) 1995: Clare 1-17 Limerick 0-11 1994: Limerick 0-25 Clare 2-10 Won 2, Drew 1, Lost 2 WATERFORD 2004: Waterford 3-16 Cork 1-21 2003: Cork 3-16 Waterford 3-12 2002: Waterford 2-23 Tipperary 3-12 1998: Clare 2-16 Waterford 0-10 (replay) 1998: Clare 1-16 Waterford 3-10 Won 2, Drew 1, Lost 2 Munster titles Limerick: 18 (1897-1910-11-18-21-23-33-34-35-36-40-55-73-74-80-81-94-96). Waterford: 7 (1938-48-57-59-63-2002-2004) Last Championship Clash Waterford 1-12 Limerick 0-13 (2003 Munster semi-final replay) Waterford: Stephen Brenner; Brian Greene, Tom Feeney, Eoin Murphy; Declan Prendergast, Fergal Hartley, James Murray; Tony Browne, Peter Queally; Andy Moloney, Eoin Kelly (0-1), Dave Bennett (0-2); John Mullane, Ken McGrath, Paul Flynn (1-7). Subs: Seamus Prendergast for Browne, Michael Walsh for Bennett, Dan Shanahan (0-1) for Moloney, Eoin McGrath (0-1) for Queally, Paul O'Brien for Mullane. Limerick: Timmy Houlihan; Stephen McDonagh, TJ Ryan, Damien Reale; Paudie O'Dwyer, Peter Lawlor, Mark Foley; Eoin Foley (0-3), Clem Smith; Conor Fitzgerald (0-6), Brian Begley (0-2), Niall Moran; Donncha Sheehan, Ollie Moran, Patrick Kirby (0-1). Subs: James O'Brien for Niall Moran, Ciaran Carey (0-1) for Smith, Eugene Mulcahy for Kirby.


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