Munster Champions Cup Quarter Final
Newmarket Celtic 1
Carew Park 3
Carew Park produced a sterling second half display to secure a place in the Munster Champions Cup semi final on Sunday.
The Limerick champions trailed to a free scoring Newmarked side at half time in Clare, but showed their quality by turning the tie on its head post the half time break.
Park, who have had a somewhat indifferent start to the season, but are finding form, now move into last four of Munster’s Champions League style contest.
Newmarket, who have scored 31 goals in seven league games this season, took the lead via a bullet Purcell header and maintained the single goal advantage until half time.
However, Carew came out a changed side post the break and started to dominate, playing some eye catching football.
Top goal scorer Mark McGrath leveled proceedings when he latched onto a Gary Griffen through ball before finding the net.
The visitors then went ahead in some style as Kieran O’Hanlon raced past two would be challengers and unleashed an unstoppable drive into the top corner from 30 yards.
Carew were on top at that stage and the hosts needed some fine Philip Shier goals to keep his side in the tie. The net minder denied McGrath twice as well as twarting O’Hanlon and Jonathan Grant.
The Limerick side, who are finally getting players back from injury, finally made sure of the result around the 80 minute mark when McGrath finished at the back post.