Tipperary Senior panellist, Michael Cahill of Thurles Sarsfields and Shane Bourke of JK Brackens both featured well on the scoresheet in UCC’s 19 points to 2-9 win over Limerick in the Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling quarter-final played at Kilmallock on Sunday last. Both scored 3 each from play. Cahill lined out at midfield while Bourke was right corner forward. UCC will now play University of Limerick in the semi-final next Saturday at 12 noon with the venue to be confirmed. UL defeated LIT by 3-22 to 2-18 after extra time in last Sunday’s quarter final played at the LIT grounds in Moylish. Tipperary players with UL were goalkeeper, Thomas Lowry (Holycross-Ballycahill); corner back Paddy Stapleton (Borris-Ileigh); centre back, John Devane (Clonoulty Rossmore); wing forward and captain Ryan O’Dwyer (Cashel King Cormacs); corner forward Willie Ryan (Toomevara); and full forward Paddy Murphy (Nenagh Éire Óg). Subs included Michael Gleeson (Thurles Sarsfields); Brian Fox (Éire Óg, Annacarty), Michael Heffernan (Nenagh Éire Óg) and Kevin Fox (Éire Óg, Annacarty). LIT also had a strong Tipperary contingent on their team including Matthew Ryan (Templederry Kenyons), John O’Keefe (Clonoulty Rossmore); Ronan Sherlock (Silvermines); Seamus Callanan (Drom and Inch) and Timmy Dalton (Arravale Rovers). There was a further Tipperary connection as Noel Cosgrave (Marlfield) refereed the game. As well as next weekend’s Waterford Crystal game, UL and UCC will be looking to the start of their Fitzgibbon Cup campaigns on February 4th. They met in last year’s final with UCC emerging as victors.

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