Cork 1-18 Limerick 1-20
Limerick edged out Cork in close encounter in Pairc Ui Rinn on Sunday last and will go on to meet Galway in the semi-finals. The game was nip and tuck throughout and the lead changed no fewer than 9 times. Patrick Horgan got the side’s level at 1-17 each, before Kyle Hayes, Gearoid Hegarty and John Fitzgibbon put the game to bed, Cork couldn’t get a much needed goal in the dying seconds. Limerick started the game well to be fair and were leading by 1-04 to 0-02 after 10 minutes, however Cork responded in fine fashion scoring an unanswered 1-05. The goal coming from Luke Meade.
However, Limerick again responded, with four points of their own, to put the Shannonsiders a points ahead, however Alan Cadogan had the final say of the half to leave the sides level 1-09 each at the break. The game remained close in the second half and Hegarty and Dowling put Limerick two points ahead, however with 3 minutes left Horgan knocked over scores to leave the game level once again, 1-19 apiece. However, Limerick had the final say, with points from Hayes, Hegarty and Fitzgibbon giving them the win.
The best players on show for Cork were Martin Coleman, Seamus Harnedy and Luke Meade, while for Limerick Gearoid Hegarty, David Dempsey and Cian Lynch played well.
Player of the Match: Gearoid Hegarty, ultimately his four points from play was the difference between the sides, he worked hard throughout and got his rewards.