WATCH: Limerick hurlers hit 22 scores to beat Waterford and reach final four in league

Jerome O'Connell

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Limerick's David Dempsey attempts to break past Waterford's Pauric Mahony

FOR the seventh successive season Limerick have reached the knockout stages of the Allianz Hurling League.

Saturday evening's 1-21 to 1-17 win over Waterford ensured a fifth straight win for John Kiely's men booked a semi final spot for Limerick on the weekend of March 21/22.

Gearoid Hegarty and Graeme Mulcahy led the scoring on a night when Limerick hit 22 scores and 11 wides. 

Limerick led from start to finish and held a lead of eight points by the game's 56th minute and still held that margin 10-minutes later until a late Waterford surge.

Limerick now await next weekend's quarter final to determine the pairings in the final four with the men in green now two wins away from back-to-back league titles for the first time since 1984-'85.