Game at a glance
Published 02/05/2011 | 05:00
Man of the match
John Conlon (Clare)
Always an option as a ball-winner, he hit four points from play and played the final pass for Conor McGrath's goal.
Declan Hannon's 54th-minute goal when Clare were ahead by four points.
Clare goalkeeper Donal Tuohy's unfortunate own-goal. Scrambling back to stop a speculative shot he'd dropped going over the line, he picked the ball in haste and fumbled into the net.
Limerick disputed many of James McGrath's calls in the opening half, but he let the play flow as much as he could in a hard, physical match.
What they said
"Although some of these lads have been there for years, there's a new generation of hurlers in Limerick. And when you're in a final you want to win it."
"Four points up late in the second half, we conceded a goal at a vital time. In fairness to Limerick they took advantage of that."
Wides: Limerick 8 (2); Clare 11 (8)
Frees: Limerick: 11 (7); Clare 9 (4)
Yellow cards: Limerick 1 (D Reale); Clare 4 (C Cooney, P Donnellan, F Lynch, C Morey).
Limerick play Waterford in the Munster semi-final on June 12. Clare play Cork or Tipperary in their semi-final on June 19.