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Dublin: 13 °C Saturday 26 May, 2018


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Here’s how the sides will line out tonight:


1. Killian Nugent (O’Callaghan’s Mills)

2. Ciaran Cooney (O’Callaghan’s Mills)
3. Dara Walsh (Éire Óg)
4. Conor O’Halloran (Éire Óg)

5. Con Smyth (Feakle)
6. David Fitzgerald (Inagh-Kilnamona)
7. Rory Hayes (Wolfe Tones)

8. Jason McCarthy (Inagh-Kilnamona)
9. Michael O’Malley (Kilmaley)

10. Ben O’Gorman (Wolfe Tones)
11. Ian Galvin (Clonlara)
12. Brian Cahill (Kilmaley)

13. Colin Corbett (Tulla)
14. Aron Shanagher (Wolfe Tones)
15. Billy Connors (Cratloe)


1. Eoghan McNamara (Doon)

2. Sean Finn (Bruff)
3. Darragh Fanning (Pallasgreen)
4. Dan Joy (Kilmallock)

5. Ronan Lynch (Na Piarsaigh)
6. Kyle Hayes (Kildimo/Pallaskenry)
7. Thomas Grimes (Na Piarsaigh)

8. Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen)
9. Robbie Hanley (Kilmallock)

10. Aaron Gillane (Patrickswell)
11. Barry Murphy (Doon)
12. Cian Lynch (Patrickswell)

13. Peter Casey (Na Piarsaigh)
14. Tom Morrissey (Ahane – captain)
15. Barry Nash (South Liberties)

Tonight’s game is live on TG4 and the TG4 Player.

Both sides will line out as selected.

We’re underway!

Limerick 0-1 Clare 0-0

1 min - Thomas Grimes gives Limerick the lead.

CHANCE! Peter Casey hits a goal chance narrowly wide after he was put through by Cian Lynch.

Limerick 0-1 Clare 0-1

2 mins - Colin Corbett levels us up.

Limerick 0-2 Clare 0-2

3 mins – Aaron Gillane and David Fitzgerald trade scores. Good, pacey start to this game.

Limerick 0-3 Clare 0-2

4 mins – Gillane’s second sends Limerick back in front.

Limerick 0-4 Clare 0-2

4 mins – Limerick are looking sharp and Barry Nash, who has started centre-forward, sends them two in front.

Limerick 0-5 Clare 0-2

5 mins - Colin Ryan lands a point from the middle.

Limerick 1-5 Clare 0-2

6 mins - Conor O’Halloran receives a yellow for hauling Casey to the ground before he struck that one home. The referee wisely played advantage and Casey rose to his feet before burying into the net.

Limerick 1-5 Clare 0-2

6 mins - Conor O’Halloran receives a yellow for hauling Casey to the ground before he struck that one home. The referee wisely played advantage and Casey rose to his feet before burying into the net.

Limerick 1-6 Clare 0-2

9 mins - Tom Morrissey, man of the match the last day out, opens his account from the wing. Limerick are totally in control here.

Limerick 1-7 Clare 0-2

10 min - Barry Murphy is on the scoreboard now. Five of Limerick’s six forwards have scored so far.

Limerick 1-8 Clare 1-2

11 mins – A nice move by Clare for that goal. Gillane responds with a point for Limerick.

Limerick 1-9 Clare 1-2

13 mins – Gillane sends over another free.

Limerick 1-10 Clare 1-2

14 mins - Gillane extends their lead to eight.

CHANCE! Gillane picks out Morrissey with a fine pass but he fired wide with Casey unmarked at the back post.

Limerick 1-11 Clare 1-2

16 mins – Gillane now has six points on the board.

Limerick 1-13 Clare 1-3

16 mins – Gillane bags his seventh point with the goal at his mercy.

Limerick 1-14 Clare 1-3

22 mins – Gillane leaves the Treaty 11 in front.

Limerick 1-13 Clare 1-4

23 mins - Colin Corbett nails a good point for the Banner. They could do with another goal before the half.

Clare have hit three wides in-a-row.

Clare’s wide tally is up to seven now.


Limerick 1-14 Clare 1-5 – HT

A bad week looks like it’ll be getting worse for Clare.

Limerick 1-15 Clare 1-5

31 min – With the goal at his mercy Morrissey drills over.

Limerick 1-15 Clare 1-6

32 mins – Ian Galvin nails a free from a tight angle.

Limerick 1-15 Clare 1-7

35 mins – This is much better from Clare.

Limerick 1-15 Clare 1-9

36 mins – Arron Shanagher sends over a fine point from the flank. Clare are back to within six and they’ve been excellent since the interval.

Limerick 1-16 Clare 1-10

40 mins – Gillane drills over a free to settle Limerick.

Limerick 1-17 Clare 1-10

43 mins – Gillane misses a free but Colin Ryan does the business from play. Clare’s momentum since half-time has waned with the concession of frees.

Limerick 1-19 Clare 1-10

45 mins - Robbie Hanley edges Limerick in front by nine.

Limerick 1-19 Clare 1-11

47 mins – Galvin’s free is Clare’s first score in seven minutes.

Limerick 1-20 Clare 1-12

49 mins – Gillane and O’Shea trade scores.

Limerick 1-21 Clare 1-13

49 mins - Colin Ryan splits the posts from distance.

Limerick 1-23 Clare 1-13

52 mins – Another free from Gillane.

Limerick 1-24 Clare 1-13

56 mins - Ronan Lynch lands a beauty from way, way out the field.

Limerick 1-25 Clare 1-13

58 mins – Cian Lynch pops over a fine effort as the game peters out.

Limerick 1-27 Clare 1-13

60 mins – Gillane slots over the free and Clare’s Conor O’Halloran is sent off after receiving a second yellow.

Limerick 1-28 Clare 1-14

62 mins – Paudie Ahern adds his name to the scoresheet. Padraig O’Loughlin lands a point at the far end for the Banner.

Limerick 1-28 Clare 1-15

63 mins – Michael Moloney with Clare’s final point.

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Kevin O'Brien


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