'This group has a bit of steel about them' - Limerick show the mettle of contenders
John Kiely tries to slow the cascade of garlands falling his way by reminding the assembled literati that no medals have passed hands in the oily murk of Thurles.
- Cyril Farrell: Limerick would have been out of sight but for Murphy's heroics in Cats' goal
- Billy Keane: Kerry's bubble bursts as Boys in Blue dish out penalty points to Donegal's long-distance travellers
- Davy Fitzgerald: Clare can thrive once they avoid 'stupid stuff'
- Lynskey's lads crush Cats to seal semi slot