Munster Hurling Final – Claire vs. Limerick

Claire v. Limerick Munster Harling
Claire v. Limerick Munster Harling

Total views 5,009 views, 5,009 views

Munster Harling – Claire vs. Limerick – Preview, stats, and starting team, they face off in the final for the first time since 1995 when Claire won.

Limerick is bidding to win the title for the 23rd time; Claire is looking for their seventh success.

Limerick is bidding to win the Munster title for the fourth year in a row, the last time they won in 1933-36. Cork (1982-85) last won four times in a row at Munster. They added a fifth in 1986.

Claire last won the Munster title in 1998.

This will be the 60th championship game between the counties. Limerick has won 20 of 37 games, including two draws from the previous 59.

Teams in this year’s Allianz League met in Ennis in early March when it finished level (0-18 each).

Claire’s manager, Brian Lohan, was a star in their last Munster final win against Limerick in 1995 when they won the title for the first time in 63 years.

John Kelly is in his sixth season as Limerick manager. Their championship record in that period reads: 28 played; Won 21, Drew 2, lost 5.

How they got to the final – Claire
Claire 3-21 Tipperary 2-16 Claire 0-28 Cork 2-20
Claire 0-24 Limerick 1-21 Claire 3-31 Waterford 2-22 Played 4, Won 3, Drew 1

Top scorer – Claire
Tony Kelly -3 1-33 (0-19 free),
Peter Duggan …… .1-13 (0-3 free, 0-2 ’65s’, 0-1 s / l) David Fitzgerald… .2-9
Shane O’Donnell …… 0-9
Ryan Taylor ……… .0-9

How they got to the final – Limerick
Limerick 2-25 Cork 1-17 Limerick 0-30 Waterford 2-21 Limerick 3-21 Tipperary 0-23 Claire 0-24 Limerick 1-21 Played 4, Won 3, Drew 1.

Top scorer – Limerick
Aaron Gillen …… ..3-22 (0-13 free)
Diarmaid Byrnes… .0-24 (0-17 frees, 0-2 ’65s’) Gearoid Hegarty… .0-10
Tom Morrisy ……… .0-8 (0-4 Free)
David Reddy 6 ..0-6
Cathal O’Neill ………… .0-7

The last five Munster final meetings

1995: Claire 1-17 Limerick 0-11

1994: Limerick 0-25 Claire 2-10

1981: Limerick 3-12 Claire 2-9

1974: Limerick 6-14 Claire 3-9

1955: Limerick 2-16 Claire 2-6

Start team

The announcement is to be made on Friday evening

LiveScores is now available at IrishScores.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.