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The starting line-ups for tonight’s game:

Cork

1.   Anthony Nash (Kanturk)

2.   Sean O Donoghue (Inniscarra)
3.   Damien Cahalane (St Finbarr’s)
4.   Colm Spillane (Castlelyons)

5.   Mark Ellis (Millstreet)
6.   Christopher Joyce (Na Piarsaigh)
7.   Mark Coleman (Blarney)

8.   Darragh Fitzgibbon (Charleville)
9.   Bill Cooper (Youghal)

10. Seamus Harnedy (St Ita’s) captain
11. Dean Brosnan (Glen Rovers)
12. Daniel Kearney (Sarsfields)

13. Shane Kingston (Douglas)
14. Conor Lehane (Midleton)
15. Patrick Horgan (Glen Rovers)

Limerick

1.Nicky Quaid (Effin)

2. Sean Finn (Bruff)
3. Mike Casey (Na Piarsaigh)
4. Richie English (Doon)

5. Diarmuid Byrnes (Patrickswell)
6. Declan Hannon (Adare)
7. Dan Morrissey (Ahane)

8. Darragh O’Donovan (Doon)
9. Cian Lynch (Patrickswell)

10. Gearoid Hegarty (St Patrick’s)
11. Kyle Hayes (Kildimo-Pallaskenny)
12. Tom Morrissey (Ahane)

13. Aaron Gillane (Patrickswell)
14. Seamus Flanagan (Feohanagh)
15. Graeme Mulcahy (Kilmallock)

We’re not long away from throw-in, who do you fancy to win this tie?

We’re underway! Limerick will attack the city end in the first-half.

Cork 0-1 Limerick 0-1

Lehane and Lynch trade early scores.

Cork 0-1 Limerick 0-3

Birthday boy Graeme Mulcahy adds a score and seconds later Seamus Flanagan tags on another.

5Mins

Cork 0-2 Limerick 0-3

Fine ball up by Mark Coleman into attack sees Danie Kearney strike over the bar. Cracking start to this game.

8Mins

Cork 0-5 Limerick 0-4

Darragh Fitzgibbon bombs forward and opens his account. Flanagan responds immediately off his left.

10Mins

Cork 0-6 Limerick 0-4

Horgan drills over a free from the flank. We’re averaging over a score a minute so far.

12Mins

Successive wides from Fitzgibbon and Dean Brosnan for Cork. Theys should be further in front.

13Mins

Cork 0-6 Limerick 0-6

Gillane nails a close-range free to bring Limerick to within one. Moments later Darragh O’Donovan takes his point to level matters.

13Mins

Cork 0-6 Limerick 0-7

O’Donovan finds Gearoid Hegarty with a neat ball across the field, Hegarty makes no mistake. Limerick lead.

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17Mins

19Mins

Cork 0-7 Limerick 0-8

Horgan levels the teams for a fourth time from a 65. From the next play, Hayes sets up Morrissey to edge Limerick back in front.

21Mins

Cork 0-8 Limerick 0-8

Horgan converts a free to bring the teams level for a fifth time.

22Mins

Cork 0-9 Limerick 0-8

Horgan’s fifth arrives from a placed ball to edge Cork clear once again. They’ve scored three of the last four points and Limerick have lost their shape a little bit.

24Mins

Cork 0-10 Limerick 0-8

Kearney slots over his second, he’s been in good form so far this summer.

Flag 25Mins

RED CARD! Aaron Gillane is sent-off for striking Sean O’Donoghue with his hurley!

26Mins

Cork 0-11 Limerick 0-8

Shane Kingston scores his second of the game. Limerick have a real problem now without their free-taker and primary forward Gillane.

27Mins

Cork 0-11 Limerick 0-9

Cian Lynch drives forward and is fouled by O’Donoghue, who’s fortunate not to pick up a second yellow. Morrissey pops over the free.

29Mins

Cork 0-12 Limerick 0-9

Beautiful sidestep from Coleman before he bombs down the flank and slots it between the posts.

31Mins

Cork 0-12 Limerick 0-10

Diarmuid Byrnes drills a long-range free for the Treacy.

32Mins

Cork 0-13 Limerick 0-10

Anthony Nash finds Fitzgibbon from a puck-out and the latter raises a white flag.

35Mins

Cork 0-13 Limerick 0-11

Morrissey puts the free over the bar as we approach half-time.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Mark Coleman wonder point for Cork <a href=”https://t.co/1BQbshRvSR”>pic.twitter.com/1BQbshRvSR</a></p>&mdash; The GAA (@officialgaa) <a href=”https://twitter.com/officialgaa/status/1002982098653851648?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>June 2, 2018</a></blockquote><script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>

35Mins

Cork 0-13 Limerick 0-12

Morrissey wins the puck-out after bumping Kearney away and drills it over! The lead is one.

39Mins

Cork 0-14 Limerick 0-12

Spillane lands his first score in senior championship hurling and it’s a belter.

39Mins

Cork 0-14 Limerick 0-12 – HT

52Mins

Pat Horgan and Seamus Harnedy with Sean Finn of Richie English Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Diarmuid Byrnes and Shane Kingston Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Sean Finn and Gearoid Hegarty with Conor Lehane Source: James Crombie/INPHO

36Mins

The second-half is underway.

36Mins

Brosnan and O’Donoghue are replaced by Luke Meade and Tim O’Mahony at the interval for Cork.

37Mins

Coleman and Mulcahy pick up a yellow each after a tussle near the sideline.

38Mins

34,607 is the official attendance.

38Mins

Cork 0-15 Limerick 0-13

Horgan and Morrissey trade frees shortly after the restart.

41Mins

Cork 0-15 Limerick 0-14

Young midfielder Lynch pops over his second of the day after great work by Flanagan.

41Mins

Cork 0-15 Limerick 0-15

Limerick have erased the deficit! Mulcahy does the business and the travelling support love it.

46Mins

Cork 1-15 Limerick 0-16 

Wonderful response by Limerick as Morrissey takes on the Cork defence and slots over.

46Mins

Cork 1-16 Limerick 0-16

The lead is three again after Lehane’s latest effort.

47Mins

Cork 1-17 Limerick 0-18

Flanagan and Meade swap points. End to end stuff.

48Mins

Cork 1-17 Limerick 0-19

21-year-old Flanagan pops over his fourth and the Cork lead is down to one.

49Mins

Cork 1-17 Limerick 0-20

A wonder score from O’Donovan brings Limerick on level terms.

49Mins

Cork 1-17 Limerick 0-21

Flanagan has Cahalane in all sorts of trouble and he nails his fifth of the evening.

50Mins

Cork 1-18 Limerick 0-21

Horgan’s free brings the Rebels level against the 14-men of Limerick.

54Mins

Cork 1-18 Limerick 0-22

Morrissey slots over another free. He’s taken up the free-taking mantle from the red-carded Gillane brilliantly.

57Mins

Cork 1-18 Limerick 0-23

Fine Limerick move results in Lynch driving over on the run. Will it be Limerick’s day?

57Mins

Cork 1-18 Limerick 0-24

Nash’s puck-out is misplaced into the hands of Hayes, who scores.

60Mins

Cork 1-19 Limerick 0-24

Horgan’s free reduces the gap to two. Shane Kingston is replaced by Michael Cahalane on the Cork side.

62Mins

Cork 1-20 Limerick 0-24

There’s life in Cork yet and Horgan scores another free to leave the gap at the minimum.

63Mins

Cork 1-20 Limerick 0-25 

A booming score from Dan Morrissey sends the Treacy two ahead with seven minutes left.

66Mins

Cork 1-22 Limerick 0-26

Lehane and Fitzgibbon hit a pair of scores in quick succession.

69Mins

Cork 1-23 Limerick 0-26

Limerick’s Pat Ryan misses a golden goal chance and at the far end Horgan levels the game!

70Mins

90 seconds of normal-time remaining…

70Mins

Cork 1-24 Limerick 0-26

Fitzgibbon with a monster score from midfield to send Cork into the lead!

70Mins

Cork 1-24 Limerick 0-27

Byrnes drills over a free from way downtown! We enter stoppage-time.

70Mins

Three minutes of stoppage-time go up on the board.

70Mins

Cork 1-25 Limerick 0-27

Horgan wins a free and converts it. Two minutes left.

73Mins

Cork 1-25 Limerick 0-28

20 seconds remaining as Nash gears up for a puck-out. There will be one last chance for a winner!

73Mins

Harnedy for the win…

73Mins

Brilliant block by Sean Finn!

73Mins

Cork 1-25 Limerick 0-28 – FT

What a pulsating game! A draw is just about a fair result.

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