Saturday 21 April 2018

Cunningham on hand to save Clare

Limerick 1-15 Clare 0-18

(After double extra-time)

NOT even a double dollop of extra-time could separate Limerick and Clare at Sixmilebridge on Saturday night.

At the end of 70 minutes, the sides were even, with Clare on 13 points to Limerick's 1-10, after Declan Hannon blasted a penalty on 58 minutes.

At the end of extra-time, the scores were again level, 0-17 to 1-14. It was agreed to play a further two periods of five minutes each. Limerick midfielder Conor Allis fired over a point to give his side the lead for the first time but Clare's Aaron Cunningham landed a free to level matters and force a replay.

SCORERS -- Limerick: D Hannon 1-11 (5f, 1 pen, 2 '65's), C Allis, W McNamara both 0-2; Clare: N O'Connell (2f, 2 '65's), A Cunningham (6f) 0-6 each, P Donnellan 0-3, E Hayes, J Clancy, J Conlon 0-1 each.

LIMERICK -- N Quaid; S Walsh, T Condon, S O'Neill; B O'Sullivan, W McNamara, T Ryan; D O'Grady, C Allis; D Hannon, J Ryan, N Maher; M Carmody, T Quaid, E Gleeson. Subs: G Mulcahy for T Quaid (28), G O'Mahoney for Maher (45), T O'Callaghan for O'Sullivan (45), B Geary for Gleeson (54), D Moloney for Walsh (80), M Carr for Ryan (98).

CLARE -- P Kelly; D O'Donovan, C Dillon, C Cooney; J McInerney, E Barrett, S Morey; N O'Connell, P Donnellan; C Chaplin, D Keane, F Lynch; E Hayes, A Cunningham, J Clancy. Subs: C Galvin for Hayes (50), J Conlon for Keane (56). P Kelly (Clarecastle) for Chaplin (95).

REF -- C McAllister (Cork)

Irish Independent

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