TIPP END WITH LIMS FRACTURE
CILLIAN FAHY starred as Limerick shocked the Premier County.
Welcoming back a host of star names, this looked the perfect fixture for Tipperary to get their season up and running in Thurles.
But Limerick got their first win in Munster since 2012 as they advanced to face Cork.
It was 0-8 to 0-8 at halftime but Tipperary were lucky to be level at the break. Limerick captain Iain Corbett put his side in charge before Fahy and Peter Nash cancelled out Michael Quinlivan’s goal.
Jamie Lee tapped over Limerick’s opening free after three minutes and Adrian Enright doubled their lead.
Quinlivan fisted a Tipperary point, before Conor Sweeney scored his first and then Steven O’Brien put Tipperary into the lead.
Corbett scored in the 16th minute but had to settle for a point and CLARE will face champions and red-hot favourites Kerry in the semi-final of the Munster senior football
But they will need to show a huge improvement on their form in last night’s first round contest with Waterford at Cusack Park in Ennis
The Banner went into the game as the firm favourites and they looked to be on their way to a comfortable win when they led by six points at half time in what was a most Limerick scored three in a row with Enright, Lee and Sean McSweeney (free) finding their range.
Liam Casey scored before Lee added his third. Frees from Sweeney and Liam McGrath brought Tipperary level.
Fahy scored but Quinlivan’s second meant the teams went in tied at the interval.
Corbett scored a brilliant goal in the top corner in the 47th minute and Quinlivan’s strike was only a consolation sandwiched by efforts from Fahy and Nash.
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SHOCK TROOPS Limerick celebrate their win over Tipp