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Here’s how the teams are named to start. 

Galway

1. Éanna Murphy (Tommy Larkins)

2. Jack Grealish (Gort), 3. Daithí Burke (Turloughmore, captain), 4. Darren Morrissey (Sarsfields)

5. Pádraic Mannion (Ahascragh-Fohenagh), 6. Gearóid McInerney (Oranmore/Maree), 7. Fintan Burke (St Thomas’)

8. Ronan Glennon (Mullagh), 9. David Burke (St Thomas’)

10. Tom Monaghan (Craughwell), 11. Conor Cooney (St Thomas’), 12. Joseph Cooney (Sarsfields),

13. Conor Whelan (Kinvara), 14 Brian Concannon (Killimordaly), 15 Cathal Mannion (Ahascragh-Fohenagh) 

Limerick

1. Nickie Quaid (Effin)

2. Sean Finn (Bruff), 3. Mike Casey (Na Piarsaigh), 4. Barry Nash (South Liberties),

5. Diarmaid Byrnes (Patrickswell), 6. Declan Hannon (Adare – captain), 7. Dan Morrissey (Ahane)

8. William O’Donoghue (Na Piarsaigh), 9. Darragh O’Donovan (Doon)

10. Gearoid Hegarty (St Patricks), 11. Kyle Hayes (Kildimo-Pallaskenry), 12. Tom Morrissey (Ahane)

13. Aaron Gillane (Patrickswell), 14. Seamus Flanagan (Feohanagh-Castlemahon), 15. Graeme Mulcahy (Kimallock)

One late change on the Galway team, Jason Flynn replaces Gearóid McInerney.

Limerick are unchanged.

Players and management from Limerick and Galway arriving in Cork Park earlier.

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It’s prediction time, who do you fancy to prevail today?


Poll Results:

Limerick (607)
Galway (258)


Cian Lynch and Peter Casey are moving well in the Limerick warm-up. They’ve added serious firepower to John Kiely’s bench today. 

Limerick 0-0 Galway 0-1

1 min – Tom Monaghan gives Galway the lead on the run. Great start for Henry Shefflin’s men. 

Limerick 0-1 Galway 0-1

2 mins – Aaron Gillane brings Limerick level on the turn. That came straight from a puck-out. At the far end Cathal Mannion and Conor Cooney hit wides.

Limerick 0-2 Galway 0-1

3 mins – Seamus Flanagan, who’s being marked by Jack Grealish, sends Limerick in front. 

Limerick 0-3 Galway 0-1

4 mins – Four wides now for Galway. Flanagan strokes over Limerick’s third.

Limerick 0-5 Galway 0-1

5 mins – Gillane bags two points in the space of 30 seconds. Limerick are going for the kill early on.

Limerick 0-6 Galway 0-1

7 mins – Will O’Donoghue is fed a ball from Darragh O’Donovan and he adds a score from a tight angle. 

Limerick 0-6 Galway 0-2

9 mins – Brian Concannon is fouled by Barry Nash and Conor Cooney puts it over. 

Limerick 0-7 Galway 0-3

12 mins – Conor Cooney misconnects with a free and drops it short. That was a poor effort. Then Tom Monaghan and Gearoid Hegarty swap scores.

Limerick 0-8 Galway 0-4

14 mins – Diarmaid Byrnes adds a free from his own half.  Ronan Glennon responds with one from play.

Limerick 0-9 Galway 0-4

19 mins –  Kyle Hayes hits a score as Ronan Glennon has one chalked off for Galway from Hawk-Eye.

Limerick 0-9 Galway 0-6

22 mins – Cooney lands a free to reduce the gap to four. Moments late he collects a long ball and leaves that lead at three.

Limerick 0-10 Galway 0-6

22 mins – Hayes spins past a tackle and clips over. 

 

Limerick 0-10 Galway 0-6

23 mins – Conor Whelan tags on a point with his first major impact of the day. But it’s ruled out from Hawk-Eye.

Limerick 0-10 Galway 0-7

24 mins – Massive score from Padraic Mannion at midfield. 

Limerick 0-10 Galway 0-8

24 mins – We’re down to two points. Tom Monaghan lands another score for the Tribesmen. That’s three points he has so far. 

Limerick 0-11 Galway 0-8

26 mins – Aaron Gillane arrows over a free. 

Limerick 0-12 Galway 0-8

27 mins – Barry Nash with a monster effort from way inside his own half. 

Limerick 0-13 Galway 0-9

28 mins – Padraic Mannion drops over a massive score from a free. Immediately in response Aaron Gillane slots one over. That’s four from play for the in-form Gillane.

Limerick 0-13 Galway 0-10

29 mins – Conor Cooney pulls back a score from a free. 

Limerick 0-13 Galway 0-11

30 mins – Cathal Mannion gets in on the scoring act. Tom Monaghan was involved again. 

Limerick 0-13 Galway 0-12

30 mins – Cathal Mannion with two-in-a-row for Galway! One point in it.

Yellow card for Jason Flynn after a collision with Diarmaid Byrnes. 

Limerick 0-14 Galway 0-12

33 mins – A short puck-out to Darren Morrissey was intercepted by Graeme Mulcahy. The defender hauled down Mulcahy and received a booking. Gillane converts the free. 

Limerick 0-15 Galway 0-12

34 mins – Declan Hannon breaks forwards and drills over from way out. 

Limerick 0-16 Galway 0-12

35+2 mins – Gillane is razor sharp today. His seventh of the day is he final score of the half. 

We’re back underway for the second-half. Both teams are unchanged.

Limerick 0-16 Galway 0-13

36 mins – Great start to the half by Galway. Cathal Mannion puts over his third.

Limerick 0-16 Galway 1-13

37 mins – That bullet of a strike from Concannon arrived after a route-one delivery inside. Then Kyle Hayes has a shot ruled out by Hawk-Eye. Game on now.

Limerick 0-16 Galway 1-14

44 mins – Galway move into the lead after Joe Cooney slots over on the spin from the flank. Stunning effort.

Limerick 0-17 Galway 1-14

46 mins – Limerick work really hard to win a free and Daithi Burke eventually fouls Mulcahy. Byrnes puts it over.

Yellow cards for Henry Shefflin and Paul Kinnerk, after they had verbals on the sideline.

Limerick 0-18 Galway 1-15

48 mins – Byrnes powers over another long-range free. Galway response through Cathal Mannion.

CHANCE! Hegarty is put into space but Jack Grealish stops the shot on goal.  

Limerick 0-18 Galway 1-15

50 mins – David Burke is whistled for a throw ball but Byrnes uncharacteristically sends it wide. We remain level.

Limerick 0-19 Galway 1-15

51 mins – A massive effort from Tom Morrissey over on the sideline. That sends Limerick back in front.

Limerick 0-19 Galway 1-16

52 mins – Conor Whelan is fed by Monaghan. He squeezes over from the tightest of angles to bring Galway level. 

Limerick 0-20 Galway 1-16

55 mins – Byrnes floats over a free.

Peter Casey and Cian Lynch go through a final warm-up for Limerick. Casey replaces Mulcahy as Lynch awaits his introduction.

Cian Lynch comes in to a huge reception from the Limeirck support. He replaces Tom Morrissey.

Limerick 0-20 Galway 1-17

58 mins – Galway go back level after Ronan Glennon’s third of the day.

 

Limerick 0-20 Galway 1-18

60 mins- Cooney sends Galway ahead with 10 minutes to go. 

Limerick 0-21 Galway 1-18

61 mins – Another free from Byrnes levels the game.

Limerick 0-21 Galway 1-19

61 mins – Tom Monaghan drives over his fourth of the day.

Limerick 0-22 Galway 1-19

62 mins – Gillane delivers the levelling score. We could be here for a while yet. 

Limerick 0-23 Galway 1-19

62 mins – Lynch offloads to Hegarty he finds David Reidy, who has only been introduced, to fire over.

Limerick 0-23 Galway 1-20

63 mins – Fintan Burke’s score is awarded by Hawk-Eye. We’re level again.

Limerick 0-24 Galway 1-20

65 mins – Galway introduced Johnny Coen for Glennon. Then Gillane fires one wide. Hayes swings over a huge one from midfield. Then Coen hits one off the upright. Limerick eventually clear and Hayes shoots wide. Breathless stuff.

Limerick 0-24 Galway 1-21

66 mins – Galway are level after Whelan capitalises from close-range. 

Limerick 0-25 Galway 1-21

68 mins – Reidy gets his second after a lovely flowing Limerick move. 

We’ll have five minutes of added time.

Two wides in-a-row for Galway. 

Hannon misses at the far end for Limerick. 

Limerick 0-26 Galway 1-21

73 mins – Reidy lands his third for Limerick. What an impact!

Limerick 0-27 Galway 1-21

75 mins – Coen makes a needless foul and Byrnes stretches the lead to three. Can Galway create one final chance?

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