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On This Day: League quarter-final in 2019, Wexford double in 2014 and U21 victory a decade in the past

On This Day: League quarter-final in 2019, Wexford double in 2014, and U21 victory a decade in the past.

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March 9

On today two years in the past, Limerick overpowered Laois to maneuver into the League semi-finals. In 2014, each senior side got here away with a Gaelic Grounds doubleheader victory, whereas the U21 Footballers overcame Clare within the Munster quarter-final ten years in the past.


Limerick overcame Laois 2-22 to 0-11 in Portlaoise to e-book their place within the League semi-final.

Seamus Flanagan’s fifth-minute aim indicated issues to return as Limerick opened up an early lead they by no means regarded like dropping.

The hole was 1-5 to 0-1 as Limerick hummed alongside properly after ten minutes.

On the half-hour stroke, Conor Boylan struck Limerick’s second aim to extend the lead, which was 2-11 to 0-6 on the half.

Limerick had two scores inside the opening minute of the second half, and three in a row from Barry Murphy shortly after had them fifteen factors clear.

Laois by no means dropped the top and had six completely different scorers on the nighttime.

However, the gulf in school was evident as Limerick strolled to a 17-point win and a spot within the League semi-finals.

League quarter-final
Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Quarter-Ultimate, O’Moore Park, Co. Laois 9/3/2019
Laois vs. Limerick
Limerick’s Seamus Flanagan prepares to shoot on aim
Necessary Credit score ©INPHO/Ken Sutton


A stop-start Limerick did sufficient to return away from the Gaelic Grounds with a 1-14 to 2-Eight win over Wexford within the Nationwide League’s third spherical.

Graeme Mulcahy goal for Limerick after 9 minutes, and halfway by way of the half, Limerick had been 1-Four to 0-1 to the nice.

However, Limerick did not kick on and had been fortunate to see Wexford hit ten wides in the course of the contest.

On the half, Limerick had been 4 clear, however, failing to fireside.

And Wexford duly drew stage ten minutes into the second half with Paul Morris discovering the again of the online.

However, this appeared to ignite the Limerick trigger as they pulled clear as soon as extra as Kevin Downes 67th minute rating put six between the edges.

Rory Jacob did hit the online late on for Wexford. However, Limerick held on for a second consecutive win to remain prime of Division 1B.

League quarter-final
9 July 2016; Ian Ryan of Limerick in the GAA Soccer All-Eire Senior Championship Spherical 2A match between Limerick and Cork at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Tipperary. Photograph by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

The footballers got here away with a final minute 1-13 to 1-12 win over Wexford within the fourth spherical of the league previous to the hurling.

Limerick took an early 0-Three to 0-Zero lead with Ger Collins and Ian Ryan on track.

However, quickly, they discovered themselves 1-Three to 0-Three in arrears because the Yellowbellies emphatically replied.

Wexford’s benefit on the break was 5 as they held a 1-Eight to 0-6 lead.

Getting into the ultimate quarter, their benefit was nonetheless 5 factors as they saved Limerick at bay.

However, John Brudair’s males restricted the guests to only one extra rating as Ian Ryan’s final hour aim was sufficient to grab the comeback victory for the hosts.


Limerick outlasted Clare within the Munster U21 semi-final, profitable out 2-11 to 0-15 after extra-time within the Gaelic Grounds.

Jack Donovan’s early aim helped Limerick right into a 1-2 to 0-Three lead in the opening fifteen minutes.

However, Clare would dominate the rest of the half and have been 0-7 to 1-Three clear on the brief whistle.

They continued the place they left off and headed into harm time; they regarded snug at 0-12 to 1-Four as Limerick solely tacked one rating within the second interval.

Eoghan O’Connor then pointed a pair of frees for the Shannonsiders, and the lead was simply three when James Kelly struck for aim to stage proceedings at 2-6 to 0-12 and ship the sport to extra-time.

With assistance from a breeze, Clare opened up a one-level lead; however, on the turnaround, O’Connor and Kelly had been available to kick Limerick to victory and into the Munster semi-final towards Kerry.