One Point Defeat For Clare Minors

One Point Defeat For Clare Minors

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Cormac Murray, Clare. Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football, Second Playoff 2015, Clare V Limerick. Cusack Park, Ennis, Co Clare. Photo Credit: Conor Wyse.
Cormac Murray, Clare. Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football, Second Playoff 2015, Clare V Limerick. Cusack Park, Ennis, Co Clare. Photo Credit: Conor Wyse.

Clare have been defeated in the semi-finals of the Munster Minor football championship after falling foul to a late Tipperary surge.

Tipperary 0-16
Clare 2-09
Venue: Semple Stadium, Thurles.

Tipperary finished the game the stronger hitting three points in the final ten minutes to overturn a two point deficit as Clare led by two as the game entered its closing stages.

Captain, Keelan Sexton was one of the standout Clare performers as he kept both sets of umpires busy with an array of points. Miltown duo Sean Malone and Cormac Murray were lively up front with the latter notching 1-01 in the first half.

Kieran Kelleher’s side were dealt a last minute blow as O’Currys clubman Nigel Murray was omitted from the starting fifteen at the eleventh hour. Páraic McNamara and Seán O’Donoghue were ruled out of the clash through injury.

There was very little between the sides over the hour with the sides deadlocked at 1-03 to 0-06 at half-time. Although the Banner dominated the majority of the second half, their inability to seal the win proved costly.

Teams:
Tipperary: Charlie Manton (Fethard), Tommy Lowry (Arravale Rovers), Morgan Irwin (Moyle Rovers), Shane Power (Galtee Rovers) (0-01), Mark Kehoe (Kilsheelan Kilcash), Danny Owens (Moyle Rovers), Jack Skehan (Holycross Ballycahill), Tommy Nolan (Drom & Inch) (0-01), Brian McGrath (Loughmore/Castleiney) (0-01), Emmett Moloney (Drom & Inch) (0-01), Jack Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials) (0-05 3f), Ross Peters (Clonmel Commercials) (0-01), Brendan Martin (Kilsheelan Kilcash) (0-05), Stephen Quirke (Moyle Rovers) (0-01), Jack Delahunty (Newport). Subs: Jamie Bergin (Drom & Inch) for Delahunty (HT), Liam Fahy (Rockwell Rovers) for Skehan (37), Jordan Moloney (JK Brackens) for E Moloney (46), Tadgh Fitzgerald (Moyle Rovers) for Kehoe (53).

Clare: Killian Roche (Cooraclare), Conor O’Halloran (Éire Óg), Kieran Killeen (Kilmurry/Ibrickane), Colm Pyne (Killimer), Liam Devitt (Ennistymon), Pearse Lillis (Cooraclare), Colin Hehir (St Josephs Miltown), Darragh Bohannon (Shannon Gaels) (0-01), Cathal Downes (Naomh Eoin), Alan Sweeny (St Breckans), Keelan Sexton (Kilmurry/Ibrickane) (1-03 1f), Niall McCarthy (Lissycasey), Cormac Murray (St Josephs Miltown) (1-01), Cillian Brennan (Clondegad) (0-01), Sean Malone (St Josephs Miltown) (0-02). Subs: Nigel Murray (O’Currys) for Pyne (HT), Conor Lynch (Clondegad) (0-01) for Sweeney (HT), James Lehane (Ennistymon) for Hehir (50), Jack Morrissey (Cooraclare) for Murray (58).

Referee: Kevin Murphy (Cork).

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