Buckley best for Limerick
Limerick held Kilkenny scoreless in the first half as they scored 6-8.
Seanie Buckley scored three goals while James Ryan and John Cooke bagged two each.
Scorers -- Limerick: S Buckley 3-2 (1-0 pen), J Ryan, J Cooke 2-1 each, C Mullane, 1-0, G Noonan, (0-1f), G Collins (0-2f) 0-2 each, C Fitzgerald (0-1f), R Hayes, E Joy, A Lane, J O'Donovan 0-1 each. Kilkenny: D Grennan and J Culleton, 1-0 each, G Lalor, 0-2 (2f)
Limerick -- C Ranahan; M O'Riordan, C Mullane, A Lane; D Carroll, S Gallagher, B Fitzpatrick; J O'Donovan, R Hayes; P Browne, J Cooke, S Buckley; G Collins, J Ryan, G Noonan. Subs: P Ranahan for Carroll (2), W Enright for Noonan (h-t), C Fitzgerald for Collins (h-t), E Joy for O'Donovan (44), P Corrigan for Mullane (49)
Kilkenny -- JJ O'Sullivan, M Cody, R O'Hara, A Mackey; L Brennan, JJ Grace, C Foran; M Farrell, J Brennan; P Naughton; S Duggan, S Mahony, M Saunders; P Raftice, J Culleton, G Lalor. Subs: D Grennan for L Brennan (30), JJ Brennan for J Brennan (52), J Sheehan for Duggan (63).
Ref -- J Lynch (Kerry).