Wednesday 7 December 2016

Game at a glance

Published 25/05/2015 | 02:30

Man of the match: Gary Brennan
Man of the match: Gary Brennan

Man of the match

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Gary Brennan (Clare)

Made 27 plays overall. Was quiet after the break but was carrying a hamstring strain and his first-half contribution was ultimately decisive.

Talking point

The number of All-Ireland senior hurling medallists Clare had on the pitch. Seán and Podge Collins, Cathal McInerney and Davy O'Halloran featured while Alan O'Neill was on the bench.

Magic moment

Cathal McInerney's insurance score. Clare were just hanging on when they kept their heads and cleverly engineered the chance for McInerney, who clinically took it.

Ref watch

Derek O'Mahoney had a consistent game overall, even though Clare had some gripes with the free count, and some of the frees that were awarded to Limerick.

Match statistics

Wides

Clare 12 (7, first half) Limerick 6 (1 )

Frees

Clare 6 Limerick 18

Black cards

Clare: Jamie Malone (46) Limerick: Peter Nash (71)

Yellow cards

Clare: Dean Ryan (26) Limerick: Thomas Lee (34)

Attendance

4,520

What's next?

Clare's rewards for their victory is a Munster semi-final against Cork on June 14. Limerick head for the qualifiers.

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