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Limerick make it three wins on the spin after seeing off Tipp to clinch Tailteann Cup quarter-final spot


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Rising star Emmet Rigter helped himself to 1-4 while Danny Neville chipped in with 0-4 as well as setting up the killer goal, which arrived on 68 minutes.

Up until that point, Limerick were the better side, but Tipperary held on, with Seán O’Connor their scorer in chief, while Paudie Feehan’s top quality goal keeping them in touch with Limerick.

The winners held a one point half-time lead, with Feehan’s goal on 33 minutes levelling the game, 1-4 to 0-7. However, Josh Ryan’s ’45, his second, regained the lead for Limerick who didn’t look back.

The home side had been wasteful in the early exchanges but points from Neville, Peter Nash and captain Iain Corbett gave them the early lead.

The visitors were living off scraps but Feehan’s goal added to points from O’Connor and Peter McGarry to bring the game back into the mix.

However, three points in as many minutes pulled Jimmy Lee’s men four ahead by the 40th minute. They survived a scare when Feehan blasted off the crossbar, with Rigter’s point the perfect response.

The Newcastle West man kicked some vital scores late on while Danny Neville used his experience to take easy points, rather than hunt goals.

It is the first time since the spring of 2020 that Limerick have won three consecutive games, following wins over Offaly and London in recent weeks.


Limerick: E Rigter 1-4 (0-1 mark); D Neville 0-4; J Ryan 0-3 (0-2 ‘45’s, 0-1 free); P Nash 0-2 (0-2 frees); I Corbett, J Naughton,T McCarthy, C Fahy, T Childs 0-1 each.

Tipperary: S O’Connor 0-5 (0-3 frees); P Feehan 1-1; P McGarry 0-2; T Doyle, S Quirke 0-1 each.


Limerick: J Ryan; C Woulfe, S O’Dea, P Maher; B Coleman, C Fahy, T McCarthy; T Childs, I Corbett; E Rigter, J Naughton, C Downes; D Neville, R Childs, P Nash.

Subs: B Ahern for Nash (54); J Liston for Woulfe (62); C McSweeney for T Childs (67); B Nix for Naughton (67); D O’Doherty for Maher (70).

Tipperary: E Comerford; E Moloney, J Feehan, J Morris; M Stokes, P Feehan, S Grogan; L Boland, S Quirke; C Kennedy, J Kennedy, K Costello; P McGarry, S O’Connor, E Power.

Subs: S O’Connell for Morris (inj – 10); C Cadell for Stokes (inj – 31); T Doyle for J Kennedy (inj – 40); R O’Dowd for Boland (52); M Russell for McGarry (59).

Referee: Seamus Mulhare (Laois)

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