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Banner dig deep to see off Limerick

Limerick lost out to Clare in a thriller at Cusack Park, having forced extra-time by scoring two goals late in normal time. Clare were 1-17 to 2-13 ahead at half-time in extra-time and further scores by Bobby Duggan and Aidan McGuane saw the Banner through.

Scorers -- Clare: B Duggan 1-12 (0-10f), S Taylor 0-2, J Shanahan, N Deasy, C Deasy, A Morey, A McGuane 0-1 each. Limerick: R Lynch 1-4 (1-0 pen, 3f, '65'), B O'Connell 1-0, E O'Farrell, D Donovan 0-2 each, E Fitzgerald, D Byrnes, B Finn, C Lynch, L O'Sullivan, K O'Brien 0-1 each.

Clare -- E Quilligan; S O'Brien (capt), B Carey, G Ryan; A McGuane, C Cleary, E Quirke; D Conroy, A Morey; S Taylor, J Shanahan, N Deasy; C Deasy, S O'Donnell, B Duggan. Subs: S Ward for N Deasy (41), J Malone for Conroy (69), A O'Gorman for Taylor (70). *N Deasy returned at beginning of extra-time to make up 15.

Limerick -- D Stapleton; S Irwin, R English, J Carrig; D Byrnes, B O'Connell, D Dee; B Finn, K Clear; R Lynch (capt) D Condron, C Lynch; L O'Sullivan, K O'Brien, J Kelleher. Subs: E O'Farrell for Kelleher (25), J Hannon for Cleary, D Donovan for Finn (both half-time), B Griffin for Condron (36), P Ryan for Griffin inj(47), E Fitzgerald for R Lynch inj.

REF -- J O'Brien (Tipperary)

Irish Independent

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