Tipperary Minor Captain Johnny Ryan lifts the Munster Final Silverware. Photograph: Bridget Delaney

Terrific Tipp topple Limerick to claim Munster crown

Tipperary 1-20

Limerick 1-12


By James Hayden


A powerful Tipperary performance ensured the Premier County captured their 40th Munster minor hurling title with a comprehensive victory over Limerick on Sunday.

Tipp’s young guns were full value for their eight-point win following a display brimful of class, determination and guile and but for a late consolation goal from the Shannonsiders the margin of victory would have indeed been greater.

Having succumbed to a late Limerick rally in the first round of the championship, Tipperary went into this much-anticipated decider determined to atone for past mistakes. Buoyed by a confident win over Clare in the final round, manager Tommy Dunne and his backroom team decided upon an unchanged selection for the challenge of the Treaty County.

And his decision to keep faith in that starting fifteen was duly rewarded with Tipperary delivering a highly effective opening half performance to provide the necessary platform for a fully deserved and decisive victory.


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