Aidan O'Shea lifted the Daryl Darcy Cup for Limerick after his side defeated Tipperary 1-9 to 1-6 in the phase one final of the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship on Thursday.
The Treaty county will face Kerry in the provincial semi-finals after the Kingdom lost to Cork in their quarter-final, while Tipperary will play the Rebels.
Limerick led by two points at half-time in Mallow but Tipperary fought back in the second half, and held a one-point advantage with just over three minutes of normal time to play.
It was then that Darragh Hogan got a crucial goal for Limerick. His midfielder partner Evan Curry won a turnover just outside the Tipperary 22 but his shot on goal was saved by the goalkeeper. The rebound fell at the feet of Hogan who found the net to give his side a 1-8 to 1-6 lead.
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— Munster GAA (@MunsterGAA) May 11, 2023
"Absolutely everything," captain O'Shea told Sporting Limerick when asked what the victory meant to him.
"Since a young age, you dream of these occasions. It's just brilliant to see it come through. I'm delighted for the lads, and all the work we've put in all year long.
"They are absolutely unbelievable, a credit to themselves, their families. I can't give high enough praise to them. It's a pack mentality we have. We try to carry it into games, into training. It's just a big family. Everyone has each other's backs."
Tipperary had finished top of the group stage with three wins from three games, including a seven-point victory over Limerick in their opening round match.
Thursday's game was broadcast live on Stream Sport.