O'Sullivan sinks Cork
Published 03/05/2012 | 05:00
AN injury-time point from sub Liam O'Sullivan propelled Limerick into the semi-finals as they edged past Cork at Páirc Uí Chaoimh last night.
With 10 minutes remaining, the visitors looked set for a comfortable passage to the last four as they led 0-14 to 0-9, but a late response from Cork, underpinned by a goal from sub Anthony Spillane, had them level as the game reached the 60-minute mark.
When Ronan Lynch scored his 11th point of the night Limerick moved back ahead; then, after Dillon Cahill levelled again for Cork, O'Sullivan was on hand to convert from a tight angle in the 63rd minute for victory.
Overall, Limerick were the better side, even if they were heavily reliant on Lynch for scores. It was 0-8 apiece at half-time.
Scorers -- Limerick: R Lynch 0-11 (8f, 1s-l, 1 '65'), B Griffin (f), B Finn, C Lynch, L O'Sullivan, K O'Brien 0-1 each. Cork: P O'Callaghan 0-5 (0-3f), D Cahill 0-3, A Spillane 1-0, J O'Brien 0-2, B O'Connell, J Cashman 0-1 each.
LIMERICK -- D Stapleton; S Irwin, R English, J Carrig; D Byrnes, B O'Connell, E Fitzgerald; B Finn, K Cleary; R Lynch, D Condron, E O'Farrell; K O'Brien, B Griffin, C Lynch. Subs: D Donovan for Fitzgerald (h-t), A La Touche Cosgrave for O'Farrell (36), D Dee for Cleary (38), P Ryan for B Griffin (55), L O'Sullivan for O'Brien (58).
CORK -- P Collins; S Murphy, K O'Connor, A Dennehy; K McIntyre, M Cahalane, P Fitzgerald; C Twomey, B O'Connell; J Cashman, D Cahill, K O'Neill; A Sheehan, P O'Callaghan, R Cahalane.
Subs: D Mangan for Twomey, J O'Brien for R Cahalane (both h-t), J McCarthy for Murphy (43), A Spillane for Sheehan (48), T Horgan for Cashman (60).
Ref -- D Fox (Clare).