Game at a glance
Man of the match
Gary Brennan (Clare)
Made 27 plays overall. Was quiet after the break but was carrying a hamstring strain and his first-half contribution was ultimately decisive.
The number of All-Ireland senior hurling medallists Clare had on the pitch. Seán and Podge Collins, Cathal McInerney and Davy O'Halloran featured while Alan O'Neill was on the bench.
Cathal McInerney's insurance score. Clare were just hanging on when they kept their heads and cleverly engineered the chance for McInerney, who clinically took it.
Derek O'Mahoney had a consistent game overall, even though Clare had some gripes with the free count, and some of the frees that were awarded to Limerick.
Clare 12 (7, first half) Limerick 6 (1 )
Clare 6 Limerick 18
Clare: Jamie Malone (46) Limerick: Peter Nash (71)
Clare: Dean Ryan (26) Limerick: Thomas Lee (34)
Clare's rewards for their victory is a Munster semi-final against Cork on June 14. Limerick head for the qualifiers.