Hurling and camogie

Win over Clare wins Limerick National League title and tie with Tipperary

Gearóid Hegarty was on form for Limerick against Clare Picture by Séamus Loughran
Pádraig Ó Meiscill

Munster SHC: Limerick 0-36 Clare 1-23

LIMERICK doubled up at Semple Stadium yesterday as their win over Clare won them the National League title and set up a Munster semi-final with Tipperary this Sunday.

The Treaty had 11 different scorers across the pitch and managed 26 points from play, while Tony Kelly excelled for the Banner, amassing a personal tally of 0-17.

Kelly’s heroics ensured that the sides were level on eight occasions in a topsy-turvy first-half which finished 0-15 apiece. However, Limerick flew out of the traps after half-time, hitting six unanswered points in the opening five minutes through Graeme Mulcahy, Gearóid Hegarty, Kyle Hayes, Aaron Gillane, Cian Lynch and Tom Morrissey.

When Ryan Taylor grabbed the only goal of the game in the 46th minute, Clare were within a point of the reigning Munster champions, but a further slew of points from the likes of Hegarty and wing-back Diarmaid Byrnes ensured Limerick ran out comfortable winners.

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