Noughties not nice for Limerick
2000: Beaten by Cork in quarter-final by eight points.
2001: Beaten by Kerry in semi-final by eight points.
2002: A string of saves in the closing minutes by Kerry goalkeeper Declan O'Keeffe kept Limerick at bay in the semi-final and they lost by four points.
2003: Beat Cork and made Munster final against Kerry but missed two penalties and lost by four points.
2004: Drew with Kerry in the final and lost replay by three points.
2005: Beaten by Kerry in semi-final by six points.
2006: Beaten by late Cork flourish in semi-final and lost by four.
2007: Well beaten by Cork again in semi-final, losing by 13 points.
2008: Lost to Cork in semi-final by three points.
2009: Led all the way in Munster final but beaten by a point after Cork nabbed last-minute goal.
2010: Back in final again.