Monaleen jumped straight back up to Limerick senior hurling championship for next season after defeating Bruff by 2-16 to 0-16 in this evening intermediate final at Kilmallock.
Having been relegated by Blackrock last year, the city side booked an immediate return to the Treaty County’s topflight championship thanks to goals in either half from Mark O'Dwyer and John Nicholas.
It was Bruff that ran up a 0-6 to 0-1 lead after 10 minutes but O'Dwyer’s strike brought Monaleen right back into contention and the sides would go in level (0-9 to 1-6) at the break.
The victors stormed three in front early in the restart and got their second goal in the 41st minute, as they went on to claim the Mike O'Leary Cup and their second ever success in the intermediate ranks.
Quality win by @monaleengaa over a sporting Bruff in Intermediate #Limerick hurling final Kilmallock this afternoon— Kieran O’Donnell TD for Limerick City Constituency (@kodonnellLK) October 29, 2022
Great to see Monaleen return to Senior Hurling in @LimerickCLG https://t.co/lVLDXnuo3b pic.twitter.com/h8f2o0h3Sk