BRIAN Ryan managed UL, the defending champions, are through to the Fitzgibbon Cup Colleges Hurling Final following last night’s 0-19 to 0-16 away defeat of SETU Waterford.
UL trailed by four points at half-time, but delivered an impressive second-half performance to emerge three point winners.
Tipperary’s Gearoid O’Connor top-scored with 0-13, while Colin Coughlan (Ballybrown) stroked over three points for a side that also included Adam English of Doon,
Meanwhile, ahead of a busy weekend for Limerick, managers have named their starting selections across a number of competitions.
In under-20 football, Limerick, who were weekend winners over Tipperary, will again be captained by Diarmuid Bukley of Fr. Casey’s for their trip to Clare.
In camogie, Limerick – under the captaincy of Muireann Creamer of Cappamore – begin their league campaign away to Wexford.
Limerick (Under-20 Football v Clare, Quilty Saturday): Craig MacInnes (St. Kierans); Tadgh Hourigan (Pallagreen), Frank Corcoran (Mungret/St. Pauls), Jamie Behan (Ballybrown); Bobby Smith (Ballybrown), Diarmuid Buckley (Fr. Caseys, captain), Seán Ryan (St. Kieran’s); Padhraic McMahon (Ballysteen)Ciarán O’Sullivan (Feohanagh/Castlemahon); Mike Molloy (Knockaderry), Darragh Murray (Monaleen) , Diarmuid Ryan (Feenagh/Kilmeedy); Aaron Neville (Newcastlewest), Zach McCarthy (Galtee Gaels), David O’Shaughnessy (Ballysteen).
In the Munster Ladies Under-18 Football Championship, Limerick entertain Waterford in Martinstown tomorrow (Saturday), 2pm.