Munster U-25 HC: O'Reilly hat-trick seals historic win for Limerick
18 June 2017
Limerick's Brian Ryan with Waterford's Dermot Ryan
An Oisin O'Reilly hat-trick sent Limerick on the road to victory over Waterford in today's first ever Munster U-25 Reserves hurling final at Semple Stadium.
Despite losing the services of Andrew La Touche Cosgrave to a red card late on, Pat Donnelly's side overturned a one point half-time deficit to run out 4-12 to 1-19 winners.
O'Reilly and Kyle Dillion raised green flags in the opening period but Limerick trailed by 2-6 to 0-13 at the halfway stage.
A second-half double from the Treaty County's corner-forward paved the way for their two point success.
Shane Ryan, meanwhile, accounted for 1-5 of the Deise's tally.
Limerick - C Hedderman; S Hogan, W O’Meara, L Doran; J O’Grady, A La Touche Cosgrave, C O’Brien; J Cagney (0-1), C O’Grady (0-1); B Ryan (0-2f), M Mackey (0-1), C Boylan; K Dillion (1-3, 0-2f), S Flanagan (0-2), O O’Reilly (3-1). Subs: L Lyons (0-1) for C O’Grady, T Grimes for C O’Brien, C McSweeney for S Hogan, E Ryan for K Dillion.
Waterford - B Nolan (0-1f); D Prendergast, S O’Neill, D Lynch; J Henley, R Barry, D Ryan; A Molumby (0-2), E O’Halloran (0-2); J P Lucey (0-1), J Prendergast (0-3), C Curran (0-4); E Meaney, S Ryan (1-5, 0-1f), A Casey. Subs: R Grey (0-1) for A Casey, M Daykin for R Barry, C Morrissey for E Meaney.
Referee - J McCormack.