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Good afternoon, folks.

Welcome along to our liveblog of this afternoon’s Munster Senior Hurling Championship fixture at the LIT Gaelic Grounds, where Limerick will begin their defence of the Liam MacCarthy Cup against a Cork side who’ll be eager to bounce back from their defeat to Tipperary last weekend.

Throw-in for this one is at 4pm.

If there are any changes before throw-ib we’ll keep you posted, but here’s how the teams are expected to line out…

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

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

13. Peter Casey (Na Piarsaigh)
14. Aaron Gillane (Patrickswell)
15. Graeme Mulcahy (Kilmallock)

Subs:

16. Barry Hennessy (Kilmallock)
17. David Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh)
18. Shane Dowling (Na Piarsaigh)
19. Seamus Flanagan (Feohanagh-Castlemahon)
20. Robbie Hanley (Kilmallock)
21. Barry Murphy (Doon)
22. Barry Nash (South Liberties)
23. William O’Donoghue (Na Piarsaigh)
24. Paddy O’Loughlin (Kilmallock)
25. William O’Meara (Askeaton/Ballysteen)
26. David Reidy (Dromin-Athlacca)

Cork

1. Anthony Nash (Kanturk)

2. Sean O’Donoghue (Inniscarra)
3. Eoin Cadogan (Douglas)
4. Niall O’Leary (Castlelyons)

5. Robert Downey (Glen Rovers)
6. Mark Ellis (Millstreet)
7. Mark Coleman (Blarney)

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

10. Daniel Kearney (Sarsfields)
11. Seamus Harnedy (St Ita’s)
12. Luke Meade (Newcestown)

13. Conor Lehane (Midleton)
14. Patrick Horgan (Glen Rovers)
15. Aidan Walsh (Kanturk)

Subs:

16. Patrick Collins (Ballinhassig)
17. Stephen McDonnell (Glen Rovers)
18. Damien Cahalane (St Finbarrs)
19. Tim O’Mahony (Newtownshandrum)
20. Christopher Joyce (Na Piarsaigh)
21. Ger Millerick (Fr O’Neills)
22. Robbie O’Flynn (Erins Own)
23. Shane Kingston (Douglas)
24. Alan Cadogan (Douglas)
25. Declan Dalton (Fr O’Neills)
26. Jack O’ Connor (Sarsfields)

We’re told that there are no changes to either team, so they’ll start as originally selected.

“I’m expecting a huge performance from Cork today, and I think Cork are going to win,” says Donal Óg Cusack in the RTÉ studio.

Limerick 0-0 Cork 0-0

The action is underway on Shannonside.

1Mins

Limerick 0-0 Cork 0-0

Early chance for Limerick’s Tom Morrissey but it goes high and wide.

2Mins

Limerick 0-1 Cork 0-0

Daniel Kearney fouls Cian Lynch and Diarmuid Byrnes puts Limerick ahead with the free from 65 metres out.

3Mins

Limerick 0-1 Cork 0-1

Kearney wins a free for Cork, fouled by Byrnes. The free from similar range to Byrnes’ earlier score is converted by Patrick Horgan.

 

4Mins

Cork 0-2 Limerick 0-2

Conor Lehane gives Cork the lead with the game’s first point from play, but Aaron Gillane issues a quick response.

6Mins

Cork 0-2 Limerick 0-2

Concern for Cork as Lehane comes off after falling awkwardly while scoring earlier. After an injury absence of his own, in comes Alan Cadogan.

7Mins

Limerick 0-3 Cork 0-2

Graeme Mulcahy nudges Limerick in front.

8Mins

Limerick 0-3 Cork 0-3

And we’re level once again thanks to Seamus Harnedy.

 

8Mins

Limerick 0-3 Cork 0-3

Darragh Fitzgibbon’s attempt to put Cork in front drops short into the paw of Nicky Quaid.

 

9Mins

Cork 0-4 Limerick 0-3

Great start for Alan Cadogan, who gives Cork the lead with his first involvement.

 

10Mins

Cork 0-4 Limerick 0-4

With a free from about 55 metres out, Gillane levels the game.

11Mins

Limerick 0-5 Cork 0-4

After excellent work by Gillane, Mulcahy fires Limerick back into the lead.

12Mins

Limerick 0-6 Cork 0-4

Gearoid Hegarty fouled by Mark Coleman while bearing down on goal, and Gillane does the honours from just outside the 21-metre line.

12Mins

Cian Lynch and Daniel Kearney Limerick's Cian Lynch under pressure from Daniel Kearney of Cork. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

15Mins

Limerick 0-6 Cork 0-5

Horgan brings Cork back to within a point with a free after Fitzgibbon was fouled by Hegarty.

 

14Mins

Limerick 0-7 Cork 0-5

Kyle Hayes quickly restores Limerick’s two-point buffer.

 

17Mins

Limerick 0-7 Cork 0-5

Kearney fouled by Hayes on the left touchline, about 40 metres out, and Horgan’s free from a tight angle goes narrowly wide.

18Mins

Limerick 0-7 Cork 0-6

Horgan makes no mistake this time to narrow the gap to a point.

19Mins

Limerick 0-7 Cork 0-7

Kearney slots the ball over to get his first point, which levels the contest again.

 

20Mins

Limerick 0-7 Cork 0-7

Cork’s Bill Cooper receiving treatment after appearing to take a knock to the head but he’s given the all-clear to continue.

21Mins

Limerick 0-8 Cork 0-7

With as free from halfway, Limerick regain the lead courtesy of Diarmuid Byrnes.

 

24Mins

Limerick 0-8 Cork 0-8

After a Hegarty effort to increase Limerick’s lead drops short, Cork go up the other end and draw level through a Horgan score from play.

 

25Mins

Limerick 0-8 Cork 0-8

From wide on the right, about 60 metres out, Gillane hits a free just wide.

26Mins

GOAL! Limerick 1-8 Cork 0-8 (Graeme Mulcahy, 26)

27Mins

Limerick 1-8 Cork 0-8

What a goal for Limerick! After a brilliant team move, Declan Hannon’s shot drops into Mulcahy, who beats Anthony Nash with an emphatic finish from a tight angle.

Cork then looked to hit right back as Harnedy marched through but Quaid does brilliantly to deny him.

30Mins

Limerick 1-8 Cork 0-9

Huge score from Horgan to reduce the gap to two points.

 

30Mins

Limerick 1-9 Cork 0-9

Mulcahy points for Limerick to take his personal tally to 1-3.

32Mins

Limerick 1-10 Cork 0-9

With a free from close range, Gillane pushes Limerick four points in front.

33Mins

Limerick 1-10 Cork 0-9

Horgan takes a free from a very difficult angle on the left but he’s unable to steer it between the posts.

34Mins

Limerick 1-10 Cork 0-10

Harnedy gets his second point of the day for Cork to leave a goal between the teams again as half-time approaches.

 

35Mins

Robert Downey and Mark Coleman track Gearoid Hegarty Cork's Robert Downey and Mark Coleman in pursuit of Gearoid Hegarty of Limerick. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

35Mins

Limerick 1-10 Cork 0-10

With a free from just inside his own half, Horgan strikes wide again.

35Mins

Limerick 1-10 Cork 0-10

Four additional minutes to be played at the end of the first half.

 

35Mins

Limerick 1-10 Cork 0-11

Another one for Harnedy brings Cork closer.

 

38Mins

Limerick 1-10 Cork 0-12

With 38 minutes on the clock, Horgan sends a free between the posts and the gap is down to the minimum.

 

 

38Mins

Limerick 1-10 Cork 0-12

Potential goal chance for Gearoid Hegarty but he’s unable to get it under control and Cork get the ball clear.

 

40Mins

Limerick 1-11 Cork 0-12

Coleman penalised — and booked — perhaps unfairly for tussling with Hegarty, and Gillane slots over a straightforward free on the stroke of half-time.

 

40Mins

Half-time: Limerick 1-11 Cork 0-12

 

42Mins

As expected, a very enjoyable first half of hurling between the reigning All-Ireland and Munster champions.

Neither side appearing pleased with referee Paud O’Dwyer as they head into the dressing rooms for the interval.

A much-improved display from Cork on last weekend’s defeat to Tipperary, but it’s Limerick who have the upper hand nevertheless.

We’ll be back shortly for more.

54Mins

First half scorers…

Limerick: Graeme Mulcahy 1-3, Aaron Gillane 0-5 (0-4), Diamuid Byrnes 0-2 (0-2), Kyle Hayes 0-1.

Cork: Patrick Horgan 0-6 (0-5f), Seamus Harnedy 0-3, Dan Kearney, Alan Cadogan and Conor Lehane 0-1 each.

36Mins

Limerick 1-11 Cork 0-12

The game has resumed.

36Mins

Limerick 1-11 Cork 0-12

Stephen McDonnell has replaced Sean O’Donoghue for Cork.

36Mins

Limerick 1-11 Cork 0-12

Concern for Limerick as Richie English is down receiving treatment following a collision with Alan Cadogan.

37Mins

Limerick 1-11 Cork 0-12

English looks okay and the game continues as the rain begins to come down in Limerick.

37Mins

Limerick 1-11 Cork 0-12

Peter Casey with the first effort of the second half but he misses the target for Limerick.

37Mins

Limerick 1-11 Cork 0-12

Two wides in a row for Limerick, for whom Tom Morrissey sees his shot sail to the wrong side of the posts.

38Mins

Limerick 1-11 Cork 0-13

Lovely hand-pass from Alan Cadogan sets up Luke Meade to get the second-half’s opening score.

39Mins

Limerick 1-11 Cork 0-14

A third consecutive wide from Limerick, this time from a Darragh O’Donovan sideline cut.

Cork follow up with a levelling point via Alan Cadogan.

41Mins

Limerick 1-12 Cork 0-14

Cian Lynch wins Limerick a free and Gillane restores their lead.

41Mins

Limerick 1-12 Cork 0-14

A chance for Cadogan to level the game again but he shoots wide.

 

42Mins

Limerick 1-12 Cork 0-14

In fact, the play has been brought back for a foul on Kearney. Horgan uncharacteristically squanders the opportunity, his fourth wide today.

 

44Mins

Limerick 1-12 Cork 0-15

After some confusion between the umpires, Horgan’s long-range free is deemed to be the game’s levelling score.

 

 

44Mins

Limerick 1-12 Cork 0-15

Horgan tries to give Cork the lead with an effort from play but it goes wide.

 

45Mins

Limerick 1-12 Cork 0-15

31,274 is the attendance at the LIT Gaelic Grounds.

 

45Mins

Cork 0-16 Limerick 1-12

Horgan makes no mistake this time with a fine score from play and Cork are in the lead.

 

46Mins

Cork 0-16 Limerick 1-13

Mulcahy takes his tally to 1-4 to ensure Cork’s lead doesn’t last too long. This is the ninth times the teams have been level.

 

47Mins

Cork 0-17 Limerick 1-13

Walsh tees up Kearney and Cork regain the lead.

 

48Mins

Cork 0-18 Limerick 1-13

Coleman sends in a huge sideline cut, Kearney gathers and increases Cork’s advantage.

 

50Mins

Cork 0-18 Limerick 1-14

Lynch is fouled by Ellis and Gillane converts the free from 21 metres out.

52Mins

GOAL! Cork 1-18 Limerick 1-14 (Patrick Horgan, 52)

54Mins

Cork 1-18 Limerick 1-15

Horgan collects Meade’s ball upfield and produces a fine finish to push Cork further ahead.

Gillane responds with a free for Limerick. Frantic stuff at the LIT Gaelic Grounds.

Christopher Joyce has replaced Robert Downey on the Cork team.

55Mins

Cork 1-19 Limerick 1-15

Brilliant Alan Cadogan point from wide on the right makes it a four-point game.

 

56Mins

Cork 1-20 Limerick 1-15

Harnedy is accurate with a long-range effort for Cork, who are flying at the moment.

 

57Mins

Cork 1-20 Limerick 1-15

Limerick have introduced Shane Dowling to replace Gearoid Hegarty.

58Mins

Cork 1-20 Limerick 1-15

Hayes has a go for Limerick from wide on the right but he’s off target.

 

58Mins

Cork 1-21 Limerick 1-15

A superb score from Meade has Cork six points to the good.

 

60Mins

Cork 1-21 Limerick 1-15

Darragh O’Donovan uncharacteristically scuffs a sideline cut attempt, which kind of sums up Limerick’s second half so far.

 

60Mins

Cork 1-21 Limerick 1-15

From deep inside his own half, Horgan’s ambitious effort with a free drifts to the left.

61Mins

Cork 1-21 Limerick 1-15

Another long-range strike from Horgan — this time from play — also goes wide.

 

 

 

62Mins

Cork 1-21 Limerick 1-16

Tom Morrissey gets his first point to bring the gap back to five.

 

63Mins

Cork 1-22 Limerick 1-16

Good build-up play involving Coleman and Harnedy allows Fitzgibbon to point for the Rebels.

 

64Mins

Cork 1-22 Limerick 1-16

Lynch bears down on the Cork goal but he’s crowded out and the Rebels get the ball clear. Moments later at the other end, substitute Shane Kingston is robbed of a goal chance by Diarmuid Byrnes. Pulsating passage of play.

 

66Mins

Cork 1-22 Limerick 1-17

Gillane scores a close-range free for Limerick. Five points between the teams with four minutes of normal time to play.

 

 

68Mins

Cork 1-23 Limerick 1-17

Seconds after being introduced as a substitute for Aidan Walsh, Declan Dalton hits an outstanding score for Cork.

 

 

69Mins

Cork 1-23 Limerick 1-17

Diarmuid Byrnes drops a free in for Limerick but Eoin Cadogan collects and Cork come out with the ball.

 

70Mins

Cork 1-23 Limerick 1-17

Five additional minutes to be played!

 

70Mins

Cork 1-23 Limerick 1-18

Dowling gets his first point since coming on with a free from a difficult angle.

 

71Mins

Cork 1-23 Limerick 1-18

Sean Finn with a crucial intervention to deny Dalton a shot at goal for Cork.

 

72Mins

Cork 1-24 Limerick 1-18

Horgan moves to a personal tally of 1-9 with an excellent score from play, before Anthony Nash saves Barry Murphy’s goal attempt for Limerick.

 

72Mins

Cork 1-25 Limerick 1-18

A huge score from inside his own half by Daniel Kearney, who has been outstanding for Cork.

 

74Mins

Cork 1-25 Limerick 1-19

Kyle Hayes is fouled by Niall O’Leary about 30 metres out from goal. Shane Dowling takes the point from the free.

 

75Mins

Cork 1-26 Limerick 1-19

A second point from Dalton leaves Cork seven in front with seconds remaining.

75Mins

Full-time: Cork 1-26 Limerick 1-19

 

75Mins

Patrick Horgan celebrates scoring his sides first goa Patrick Horgan celebrates after scoring Cork's goal. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

76Mins

A superb performance from Cork to bounce back from their loss to Tipperary seven days ago, as Limerick suffer a seven-point defeat in their first championship outing as All-Ireland champions.

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