Heffernan settles nerves
Tipperary 1-20 Limerick IT 2-12
Tipperary set up a second successive final meeting with Clare after seeing off Limerick IT in Dolla.
The home side opened up a 10-point lead at half-time, but were made to endure nervy closing stages when Gary Guilfoyle's second goal reduced the margin to two. However, substitute Michael Heffernan's goal secured a place in the final for Tipperary.
SCORERS – Tipperary: J O'Dwyer 0-7 (2f, 2 '65'), M Heffernan 1-0, J Forde, J O'Neill 0-3, J McLoughney (1f), S McGrath 0-2 each, J O'Brien, C Coughlan, S Bourke 0-1 each; Limerick: G Guilfoyle 2-10 (1-9f), S Collins, J Guilfoyle 0-1 each.
TIPPERARY – D Gleeson; C Coughlan, T Stapleton, T Treacy; J McLoughney, R Sherlock, O Quirke; S McGrath, C O'Brien; J O'Dwyer, J Woodlock, J Forde (0-3); J O'Neill (0-3), C Hogan, J O'Brien. Subs: D Maher for Stapleton (h-t); N McGrath for C O'Brien (h-t); S Bourke for J O'Brien (45); M Heffernan for Hogan (54); B O'Meara for O'Neill (65).
LIMERICK IT – A Fahy; A Dempsey, P Begley, C Barrett, P Ahern, J O'Keeffe, P Flaherty; J Guilfoyle, E O'Sullivan; G Guilfoyle, S Collins, J Fitzgibbon; P Greene, P O'Brien, P Hickey. Subs: C Madden for Fitzgibbon (24); P Dalton for Hickey (47); C Nelson for O'Sullivan (47); S O'Connor for Dempsey (59).
REF – P Casey (Waterford).