Limerick easily beat Clare 1-27 to 0-17 in the Munster U20 Hurling Championship semi-final at the Gaelic Grounds on Monday night.
Adam English was the star of the show for Limerick, scoring 1-6.
The Doon player scored a superb solo goal 22 minutes into second half which drew comparisons to Kyle Hayes's effort for the Limerick seniors in the weekend's Munster final against Tipperary.
The half-forward took possession of the sliotar just inside the Clare 65m, and used his tremendous pace to drive through a gap in the Clare defence. He shrugged off the attention of one defender before hitting a low shot by the Clare goalkeeper.
"I just saw the opportunity to drop the shoulder, and just went, that's it," a modest English told TG4.
Adam English goal Limerick U20s vs Clare
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Limerick hit just nine wides over the 60 or so minutes played on Monday night.
"Listen, half an hour before every training session, I'd say nearly every forward is on the field practising whatever they can. It really showed out there," explained English.
19 July 2021; Adam English of Limerick, far left, scores his side's first goal during the Munster Hurling U20 Championship semi-final match against Clare at the LIT Gaelic Grounds. Photo by Ben McShane/Sportsfile
The Limerick side featured Cathal O'Neill and Colin Coughlan, both of whom were part of the senior panel which defeated Tipperary on Sunday. O'Neill scored 0-11 - eight of those from frees - from centre-forward on Monday night, while Coughlan added a point from centre-back.
"I've been looking up to Cathal and Colin since I was about 15 or 16 when they first got on the minor scene," said English.
"They're great role models. They give you great encouragement. It's just a joy to play beside them."