Limerick Beat Waterford To Book McGrath Cup Final With Cork

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Limerick made it two from two in the McGrath Cup tonight as they defeated Waterford 2-10 to 0-10 in Dungarvan.

The win sees Limerick qualify for the final of the pre season competition.

In a slow moving encounter it took Limerick eight minutes to open the scoring courtesy of Bruff’s Ryan Glynn.

Gareth Noonan would add the next score as Limerick held a two point advantage after 20 minutes.

Waterford opened their account on 22 minutes before Ger Stack replied for Limerick.

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The side would exchange scores before Limerick took advantage prior to the break notching 1-3 without reply.

2 January 2020; Danny Neville of Limerick scores his side’s first goal during the 2020 McGrath Cup Group A match between Waterford and Limerick at Fraher Field in Dungarvan, Waterford. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Danny Neville’s goal adding to points from Stack, Padraig Scanlon and Donal O’Sulllivan as Limerick took a 1-7 to 0-2 lead into the break.

However, the home side dominated the second half and seven unanswered scores had them within a point after 60 minutes.

Cillian Fahy extended the lead but Limerick lost Josh Ryan to a red card and Seamus O’Carroll to black.

Waterford responded with a score of their own but Jamie Lee and Seamus O’Carroll eased Limerick nerves as they pushes the lead out to three.

2 January 2020; Limerick manager Billy Lee during the 2020 McGrath Cup Group A match between Waterford and Limerick at Fraher Field in Dungarvan, Waterford. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Gerard Stack rounded off the scoring with a last minute goal to seal victory.

In the other group, Cork had a comfortable win over Tipperary meaning it will be a Cork – Limerick final on January 11th.

2 January 2020; Padraig Scanlan of Limerick in action against Robbie Flynn of Waterford the 2020 McGrath Cup Group A match between Waterford and Limerick at Fraher Field in Dungarvan, Waterford. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile

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