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28th Apr 2024

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Limerick have confirmed that Peter Casey sustained a broken ankle during Sunday’s win over Tipperary.

The 27-year-old sustained the injury while scoring a second half goal in Limerick’s 15 point win over their Munster rivals.

Limerick GAA confirmed in a statement that the Na Piarsaigh player broke his ankle and will undergo surgery in the coming days.

“Following a scan, we can confirm that Peter suffered a broken ankle which will require surgery in the coming days,” Limerick GAA said in a statement.

“Limerick county board/ senior hurling management team want to wish Peter all the best in his recovery and we will ensure that he will receive the best possible care over the coming weeks and beyond as he begins the journey to full recovery and resumption of his playing career.”

Limerick captain Declan Hannon says that the injured Peter Casey is ‘first and foremost’ in the thoughts of Limerick after their win over Tipperary.

“Obviously I don’t know the severity of the injury but it didn’t look great,” Hannon told The Sunday Game, as he accepted the man-of-the-match award for his team-mate.

“A game of hurling is a game of hurling but he’s obviously first and foremost in our thoughts.

“Peter was flying it obviously. Hopefully it’s not too bad, we’ll have to wait and see.”

John Kiely said after the game that Casey’s injury is ‘significant.’

“Apart from winning or losing or anything like that, you know, and it doesn’t matter what team the players are on – nobody wants to see players getting seriously injured on the field of play,” said Kiely afterwards.

“Peter has been there before with a serious injury and he’s had to make that recovery before.”

“I don’t know the full extent of the injury but it is a significant injury there’s no two ways about that. We’re thinking of him now this evening. “

Full-time: Limerick 2-27 Tipperary 0-18.

Limerick made it two wins from two in Munster with a comprehensive victory in the Gaelic Grounds. 

The game was frantic early on but Limerick lengthened clear in the closing stages of the first half.

They broke away from Tipperary in the second, with goals from Aaron Gillane and Peter Casey seeing them home as easy winners.

The victory was marred by a serious injury sustained by Peter Casey, which he picked up in the process of scoring his goal.

Casey’s marker Ronan Maher immediately called in medical assitance from the sideline, and Casey was given a standing ovation as he left the pitch in a stretcher.

He was subsequently named as RTÉ’s man-of-the-match, which Limerick captain Declan Hannon accepted on his behalf.

It was a disappointing loss for Tipperary, but they have no time to dwell on it with a game against Waterford coming up next Saturday.

Limerick have a two week before they’re in action again, in the third round against Cork – who will be in dire need of a victory.

Tipperary manager Liam Cahill was left ‘disappointed and disgusted’ with his county’s performance.

With a game against his old side Waterford next Saturday, he also took the opportunity to fire something of a broadside at their former manager Derek McGrath.

“Waterford are a very athletic team. Up to 18 months ago, they were branded as the second-best team in the country.

“Their former manager (Derek McGrath) said whoever beats them goes up the steps of the Hogan Stand. That’s the reality of it.

24 March 2024; Tipperary manager Liam Cahill with Tipperary selector Mikey Bevans, right, during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1 semi-final match between Clare and Tipperary at Laois Hire O’Moore Park in Portlaoise, Laois. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

“The same said person I haven’t heard sign nor light of him for the last 18 months but that’s there, it’s in print.

“They are a serious team, and the players seem to have found their style that really suits them. And had it in an All-Ireland final, semi-final, National League title. They’re hurling on all cylinders.

“They’re a team above all teams that really don’t fear Tipperary. Myself and Mikey Bevans are partly to blame for that, I suppose. They will not feel one bit intimidated by Tipperary coming to Walsh Park.

“That’s the challenge that lies ahead and we just have to be ready for it. If we’re not, we’re going to be in big trouble.” 

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Fans disappointed with Wexford-Antrim man-of-the-match award

Fans were disappointed that a Wexford player rather than an Antrim player was given the GAA GO man-of-the-match after the Saffrons’ Leinster championship win over their rivals.

Chin was once again sensational for Keith Rossiter’s side, scoring 2-11 (1-0 pen, 0-7f) and was named as man-of-the-match by GAA GO commentator Seamus Hickey.

But on such a historic day for the Saffrons, many felt it should have gone to one of their players.

There were no shortage of candidates either, with Seaan Elliott and James McNaughton both turning in brilliant displays for Darren Gleeson’s side.

Inevitably, Lee Chin was a very disappointed recipient of the award, describing Wexford’s performance as ‘not good enough.’

Donal Óg Cusack criticised the GAA’s for having ‘too many games’ on The Sunday Game.

“It’s not as if we have too many opportunities to sell the game,” he said before Kilkenny-Galway.

“Leinster sold out Croke Park in an hour and a half for a rugby game but we can’t get more than 21,000 at the Meath and Dublin game.

“I played in club games below in Cork in front of more people. Is this setting off any alarm bell

Sunday’s GAA schedule

Seven championship games will be shown across terrestrial tv and streaming platforms on Sunday.

Three of the biggest games, arguably, throw in at the same time of 2.00. Galway-Kilkenny, Tyrone-Donegal and Cork-Clare are the three games in question.

There’s a Leinster championship double-header in Croke Park too, but as ever, it’s the Munster hurling Championship that takes centre stage with two crucial games down for decision. See the full schedule below, get the jobs done, the couch ready, and get those feet up.

Leinster SFC semi-finals
Dublin v Offaly, Croke Park, 4.00 – GAAGO
Kildare v Louth, Croke Park, 1.45 – GAAGO

Ulster SFC semi-final
Donegal v Tyrone, Celtic Park, 2.00  BBC

20 April 2024; Patrick McBrearty, left, and Oisin Gallen of Donegal celebrate after the Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship quarter-final match between Derry and Donegal at Celtic Park in Derry. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Leinster SHC round 2
Galway v Kilkenny, Pearse Stadium, 2.00 – RTE

Munster SHC round 2
Limerick v Tipperary, TUS Gaelic Grounds, 4.00 – RTE
Cork v Clare, Pairc Ui Chaoimh, 2.00 – GAAGO

Joe McDonagh Cup round 2
Kerry v Down, Austin Stack Park, 1.00 – Clubber

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