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The Munster senior hurling championship returns this weekend with a must-win clash between the Deise and Treaty at Walsh Park. Here’s how the teams are named to start:

Waterford

1. Stephen O’Keeffe (Ballygunner)

2. Calum Lyons (Ballyduff Lower)
3. Conor Prunty (Abbeyside)
4. Noel Connors (Passage)

5. Darragh Fives (Tourin)
6. Tadhg de Burca (Clashmore / Kinsalebeg)
7. Kevin Moran (De La Salle) 

8. Jamie Barron (Fourmilewater)
9. Jack Prendergast (Lismore)

10. Pauric Mahony (Ballygunner)
11. Austin Gleeson (Mount Sion)
12. Maurice Shanahan (Lismore)

13. Mikey Kearney (Ballyduff Upper)
14. Stephen Bennett (Ballysaggart)
15. Thomas Ryan (Tallow)

Limerick

1. Nicky Quaid (Effin)

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

5. Dan Morrissey (Ahane)
6. Declan Hannon (Adare)
7. Paddy O’Loughlin (Kilmallock)

8. Cian Lynch (Patrickswell)
9. William O’Donoghue (Na Piarsaigh)

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

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

It’s prediction time: Who do you fancy to take the points today?

The Waterford players arriving into Walsh Park:

Maurice Shanahan arrives to Walsh Park Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

Michael Walsh arrives to Walsh Park Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

Noel Connors Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

We’re underway in Walsh Park!

Waterford 0-1 Limerick 0-0

Stephen Bennett gives the home side the lead.

3Mins

Waterford 0-2 Limerick 0-0

Pauric Mahony is on the Deise’s frees today and he doubles their lead.

6Mins

Waterford 0-3 Limerick 0-0

Waterford are playing with a strong breeze at their backs in the opening period. Mahony extends their lead with one from play. 

7Mins

Waterford 0-3 Limerick 0-1

Aaron Gillane opens Limerick’s account with a free from about 55m. Good strike against that wind.

9Mins

Waterford 0-4 Limerick 0-2

Jack Prendergast extends the Limerick lead to three. Gillane cuts it back to two with his second free.

11Mins

Waterford 0-4 Limerick 0-3

Hayes drives forward and pops over the bar from a narrow angle.

19Mins

Waterford 0-5 Limerick 1-4

Gillane pops over a free after Lynch is fouled.

19Mins

Waterford 0-5 Limerick 1-5

Casey tags on a point after Limerick turn over a short Deise puckout.

23Mins

Waterford 0-6 Limerick 1-6

Gillane is striking the frees well and he extends the Treaty lead to three. 

25Mins

Waterford 0-6 Limerick 1-7

Paddy O’Loughlin slots over a superb point from the wing on his first championship start.

29Mins

Waterford 0-6 Limerick 1-8

Declan Hannon pushes up and drives over a superb score from distance.

31Mins

Two wides in succession for Limerick. We’re four minutes from the interval.

32Mins

Waterford 0-6 Limerick 1-9

Peter Casey slaloms through the Waterford defence and flicks over the bar. Wonderful score. Limerick are really getting into gear now.

34Mins

Despite having the breeze at their backs, Waterford haven’t scored in almost 15 minutes.

35Mins

Waterford 0-7 Limerick 1-9 

Austin Gleeson is involved as Mahony slots over from distance.

35Mins

Waterford 0-7 Limerick 1-10

O’Loughlin pops up to give the Treaty a six-point lead. They’ll have a strong wind behind them after the restart.

38Mins

GOAL! Gearoid Hegarty with Limerick’s second goal!

43Mins

Waterford 0-9 Limerick 2-12

Limerick on control now after a bright start to the second period.

44Mins

Waterford 0-9 Limerick 2-13

Hegarty brings his personal tally to 1-1 with a nice score.

49Mins

Another wide for Limerick.

50Mins

Waterford 0-10 Limerick 2-15

Kyle Hayes is looking extremely sharp from centre-forward and he extends the Limerick lead. Barry Murphy then replaces Gillane before O’Donovan pops over a score.

51Mins

11 wides now for Limerick as Shane Dowling is introduced in place of Tom Morrissey. Waterford have shot 12 wides so far.

55Mins

Waterford 0-10 Limerick 2-18

Limerick now lead by 14.

64Mins

Waterford 0-10 Limerick 2-22

John Kiely’s side extend their lead through Cian Lynch.

67Mins

Waterford 0-10 Limerick 2-23

Dowling slots over a free from close range. 

72Mins

Huge win for Limerick as Waterford’s season is ended.

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