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Howard's hat-trick aids rampant Rebels

A rampant Cork booked their place in the All-Ireland VS semi-final as they brushed aside Limerick in Mallow on Saturday. The Rebels were in scintillating form as they netted on five occasions, with Mark Howard bagging a hat-trick.

SCORERS -- Cork: M Howard 3-2 (0-2f), M Vaughan 2-3, A Gould (0-2f), J Corkery 0-3 each, M Sugrue 0-2, C Cullinane 0-1. Limerick: D Condran 1-1, J O'Malley 1-0, J Lane 0-3 (0-3f), J Carrig 0-1.

CORK -- P Allen; J Ryan, J Daly, C Daly; A Barry Murphy, J Pratt, L O'Neill; A Gould, K Dennehy; S O'Rielly, M Sugrue, C Cullinane; J Corkery, M Howard, M Vaughan. Subs: B Roche for Howard (45), D Sheahan for Vaughan (45), C Higgins for Barry Murphy (47), M O'Driscoll for C Daly (47), A O'Donovan for Gould (55).

LIMERICK -- N O'Brien; K Quaid, B Lynch, M O'Brien; C Dillon, J Coughlan, D Coleman; J Lane, J Kiely; D McCarthy, D Condran, M Fitzgibbon; P Madigan, E O'Farrell, K Mulcahy. Subs: J Carrig for Lynch (25), J O'Malley for Madigan (40), K Stokes for Mulcahy (52).

Ref -- M Wadding (Waterford).

Irish Independent