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Dublin: 7 °C Sunday 20 January, 2019


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The starting line-ups for tonight’s game:


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)


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.


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.


Cork 0-5 Limerick 0-4

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


Cork 0-6 Limerick 0-4

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


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


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.


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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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.


Cork 0-8 Limerick 0-8

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


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.


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!


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.


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.


Cork 0-12 Limerick 0-9

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


Cork 0-12 Limerick 0-10

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


Cork 0-13 Limerick 0-10

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


Cork 0-13 Limerick 0-11

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

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Cork 0-13 Limerick 0-12

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


Cork 0-14 Limerick 0-12

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


Cork 0-14 Limerick 0-12 – HT


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


The second-half is underway.


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


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


34,607 is the official attendance.


Cork 0-15 Limerick 0-13

Horgan and Morrissey trade frees shortly after the restart.


Cork 0-15 Limerick 0-14

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


Cork 0-15 Limerick 0-15

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


Cork 1-15 Limerick 0-16 

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


Cork 1-16 Limerick 0-16

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


Cork 1-17 Limerick 0-18

Flanagan and Meade swap points. End to end stuff.


Cork 1-17 Limerick 0-19

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


Cork 1-17 Limerick 0-20

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


Cork 1-17 Limerick 0-21

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


Cork 1-18 Limerick 0-21

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


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.


Cork 1-18 Limerick 0-23

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


Cork 1-18 Limerick 0-24

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


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.


Cork 1-20 Limerick 0-24

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


Cork 1-20 Limerick 0-25 

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


Cork 1-22 Limerick 0-26

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


Cork 1-23 Limerick 0-26

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


90 seconds of normal-time remaining…


Cork 1-24 Limerick 0-26

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


Cork 1-24 Limerick 0-27

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


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


Cork 1-25 Limerick 0-27

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


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!


Harnedy for the win…


Brilliant block by Sean Finn!


Cork 1-25 Limerick 0-28 – FT

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

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