PREVIEW: Limerick U20 Hurlers expecting ‘big challenge’ from Cork in Munster final clash

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DIARMUID Mullins’ Limerick U20 team will play Cork in the 2021 Munster GAA Hurling Under 20 Championship this Wednesday at 19:30.

The game will take place in Páirc Uí Chaoimh and there will be coverage from TG4.

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Cork are the reigning champions in this grade following their victory over Dublin a few weeks ago in 2020’s delayed final. That victory ended their 16-year famine of an All-Ireland Hurling title.

On their way to lifting the trophy, they defeated Limerick after extra time in the Munster semi-final.

10 July 2021; Conor O’Callaghan of Cork lifts the cup following the 2020 Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland U20 Championship Final. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Limerick are in flying form following the defeat of Clare last week.

The Treaty side won on a scoreline of 1-27 to 0-17.

Adam English was in exceptional form, clocking up 1-6 from wing forward.

He could be the key to unlocking Cork’s defence on Wednesday evening.

As for Cork, they defeated Tipperary in the semi-final on a scoreline of 3-20 to 2-17.

The bookmakers have Cork as slight favourites but Wednesday’s game is expected to be a close affair with very little between the sides.

Mullins said that the Limerick team are ‘under no illusions’ that there’ll be a big challenge from Cork.


Cork U20 V Limerick U20 – Wednesday 28th July – 19:30 @ Páirc Uí Chaoimh – Munster final – Live on TG4

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