Munster Final - Last five Limerick v Cork championship meetings

Joel Slattery


Joel Slattery

Limerick's Seanie Tobin in action against Cork's Lorcan McLoughlin in the 2013 Munster SHC final in the Gaelic Grounds
LIMERICK and Cork are regular foes in the Munster senior hurling championship.

LIMERICK and Cork are regular foes in the Munster senior hurling championship.

LeaderSport looks back at the last five meetings of the Munster rivals.

2013 Munster final

Limerick 0-24 Cork 0-15

There were unforgettable scenes in the Gaelic Grounds last year as Limerick ended a 17 year wait for the Munster title. There was a mass pouring of emotion as the Limerick supporters greeted the sides 0-24 to 0-15 victory.

Declan Hannon top scored with 0-8, including a fabulous score from a sideline cut.

Also noteworthy was that Limerick’s bench contributed 0-6 with Shane Dowling, Kevin Downes and Niall Moran all came off the bench to contribute to the scoreboard.

Limerick’s nine point victory was played in front of 42,730 spectators.

Limerick: N Quaid; S Walsh, R McCarthy, T Condon; P O’Brien, W McNamara, G O’Mahony; P Browne, D O’Grady; D Breen, J Ryan, S Hickey; G Mulcahy, D Hannon, S Tobin.

Cork: A Nash; S McDonnell, S O’Neill, C O’Sullivan; T Kenny, L McLoughlin, W Egan; C Joyce, D Kearney; C Lehane, C McCarthy, P Cronin; L O’Farrell, S Harnedy, P Horgan.

2010 Munster semi-final

Cork 2-19 Limerick 0-12

This forgettable day for Limerick hurling ended in Cork completing an easy 13 point victory.

Limerick, who were missing 24 of the previous year’s panel due to a dispute with manager Justin McCarthy, fielded a largely inexperienced side.

A Patrick Horgan goal from a penalty and a late goal from substitute Paudie O’Sullivan added salt to the Limerick wounds.

Limerick’s year ended with a six point defeat to Offaly – a defeat which ended McCarthy’s reign in charge of Limerick.

Cork: D Og Cusack; S O’Neill, E Cadogan, B Murphy; J Gardiner, R Curran, S Og O hAilpín; L McLoughlin, C Naughton; B O’Connor, J O’Connor, N McCarthy; K Murphy, A O hAilpin, P Horgan.

Limerick: T Flynn; S O’Neill, D Breen, K O’Rourke; S O’Riordan, B O’Sullivan, P Browne; T O’Brien, A Brennan; P McNamara, J O’Brien, S Herlihy; G Mulcahy, A Owens, R McKeogh.

2006 All-Ireland quarter-final

Cork 0-19 Limerick 0-18

Cork scraped past Limerick by the minimum to progress to the All-Ireland semi-final with this win in Thurles.

Five points each from Ben O’Connor and Joe Deane were huge for Cork in this win. The result looked certain at the break with Cork leading 0-11 to 0-6 however a strong fightback from a spirited Limerick side almost sealed an unlikely draw.

Cork would go onto the All-Ireland final where they would lose to Kilkenny.

Limerick were able to push on from that result and reach the All-Ireland hurling final in 2007.

Cork: D. Og Cusack; P. Mulcahy, D. O’Sullivan, B. Murphy; J. Gardiner, R. Curran, S. Og O hAilpin; T. Kenny, J. O’Connor; T. McCarthy, N. McCarthy, N. Ronan; B. O’Connor, B. Corcoran, J. Deane

Limerick: B. Murray; D. Reale, S. Lucey, S. Hickey; O. Moran, B. Geary, M. Foley; B. Foley, D. Ryan; N. Moran, M. O’Brien, TJ Ryan; A. O’Shaughnessy, B. Begley, C. Fitzgerald.

2004 Munster semi-final

Cork 1-18 Limerick 2-12

Seven points from Niall Moran and two goals from Seanie O’Connor weren’t enough for Limerick in this provincial semi-final

Ben O’Connor top scored for the Rebels with 1-7 (all from placed balls) as Cork beat Limerick in the Gaelic Grounds.

That was also the day Brian Corcoran scored his famous point from his knees.

Cork went on to become All-Ireland champions beating Kilkenny in a low scoring final. It was also the first All-Ireland final that featured no provincial champion.

Limerick: A Shanahan; D Reale, TJ Ryan, M Cahill; O Moran, B Geary, P Lawlor; M Foley, C Smith; N Moran, JP Sheahan, M McKenna; A O’Shaughnessy, S O’Connor, D Sheahan.

Cork: D Og Cusack; W Sherlock, D O’Sullivan, B Murphy; J Gardiner, R Curren, S Og O hAilpin; T Kerry, Je O’Connor; G McCarthy, N McCarthy, T McCarthy; B O’Connor, B Corcoran, J Deane.

2001 Munster quarter-final

Limerick 1-16 Cork 1-15

Limerick’s historic win in Pairc Ui Chaoimh is one that is still remembered fondly to this day.

Limerick led by six points at the break however, Cork were able to wipe out this advantage and take the lead themselves with just 11 minutes remaining.

Paul O’Grady scored five points that day on his championship debut. James Butler scored a first half goal to give Limerick some early momentum.

Barry Foley scored the winning point with a sideline cut to seal the win.

Limerick: T Houlihan; S McDonagh, TJ Ryan, B Geary; C Smith, C Carey, M Foley; M O’Brien, J Moran; P O’Grady, O Moran, M Keane; J Butler, B Begley, B Foley.

Cork: D Og Cusack ; F Ryan, D O’Sullivan, J Browne; W Sherlock, P Mulcahy, D Barrett; M Landers, P Ryan; T McCarthy, A Browne, J O’Connor; S McGrath, J Deane, B O’Connor.