Minors Brave Effort Comes Up Just Short

Sun 11th Aug Paul Fitzgerald

Minors Brave Effort Comes Up Just Short

 Electric Ireland GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor Semi-Final: Waterford 2-12 Kilkenny 0-16

First half goals from Adam Farrell and DJ Foran were all-important as Waterford booked their place in the All-Ireland minor final on September 8 with a two-point defeat of Kilkenny at Croke Park on Sunday.

Waterford led by 2-5 to 0-9 at the break, but they looked to be in trouble when Shane Bennett was sent off for a second yellow card offence in the 48th minute.

However, the Déise hung in doggedly and Kilkenny were also reduced to 14 in the closing stages when Eoin Kenny was given his marching orders.

Waterford had further chances to seal victory, but Patrick Curran and Stephen Bennett were both off target. In the end, it was Foran who sent over the insurance score, with Waterford now set to face Limerick in Galway in next month’s U18 showpiece.       

Waterford Scorers: Patrick Curran 0-7 (0-4f, 0-1 ’65), DJ Foran 1-1, Adam Farrell 1-0, Austin Gleeson, Mark O’Brien, Stephen Bennett, Michael Kearney 0-1 each.

Kilkenny Scorers: Alan Murphy 0-10 (0-10f), Liam Blanchfield, John Walsh 0-2 each, Niall Mullins, Kevin Kenny 0-1 each.

  

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