Tipperary need learn lessons for Limerick challenge

GAA: Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship Final Preview


By James Hayden



Semple Stadium, Thurles

Sunday 1st July

Throw-in @ 11.30am (E.T.)

Referee: Thomas Walsh (Waterford)


Tipperary's minor hurlers face a tough challenge in the shape of Limerick in this Sunday's Munster decider but it is one that is by no means insurmountable.

This campaign to date has been nothing short of a roller-coaster for manager Tommy Dunne and his charges with a 50 per cent strike rate from their four outings. Crucially, the Premier County go into this decider with a point to prove having succumbed to the Shannonsiders with a late collapse in their opening round clash on May 20th and will be undoubtedly seeking revenge for that 1-17 to 2-12.

Following the drama of the final round which eventually saw Limerick prevail over Clare to book their place in the decider, Tipperary have been plotting and planning to annex their 40th Munster title at this grade and regain a title they last won in 2016.

Analysing their four games to date there are without a doubt issues that have caused worries for Dunne and his backroom team, most notably Tipp’s second half collapses to both Limerick and Waterford when in commanding positions.

Another negative is Tipp’s failure to convert scoring chances when dominating in games, a particular facet which was notable in their opening round clash when they dominated Limerick in the possession stakes, most notably in the opening half, but failed to make the most of the opportunities presented to them.


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