Limerick claim Munster Hurling Championship Crown

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Limerick v Cork - Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship FinalLIMERICK are the 2013 Munster Senior Hurling champions. John Allen’s men closed a 17 year gap by defeating Cork 0-24 to 0-15 at the Gaelic Grounds. Level at 10 points at half time, Cork were reduced to 14 men before the half whistle. Pat Horgan was sent to the line for a loose pull on Paudie O’Brien’s helmet.

Limerick went on to out score Cork, 14 points to 5 in the second half. Stars for Limerick on the day were Richie Mc Carthy, Wayne Mc Namara, Declan Hannon and man of the match James Ryan.

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Limerick: N Quaid; S Walsh, R McCarthy, T Condon; P O’Brien (0-01), W McNamara, G O’Mahony; P Browne (0-01), D O’Grady; D Breen, J Ryan (0-03), S Hickey (0-01); G Mulcahy (0-02), D Hannon (0-08, 5f 1 sl), S Tobin (0-02).

Subs: S Dowling (0-03) for Breen (46), C Allis for Mulcahy (52), C King for O’Brien (58), K Downes (0-02) for Tobin (65), N Moran (0-01) for Hickey (69).

Cork: A Nash; S McDonnell, S O’Neill, C O’Sullivan; T Kenny, L McLoughlin, W Egan; C Joyce, D Kearney (0-01); C Lehane, C McCarthy, P Cronin (0-03); L O’Farrell (0-01), S Harnedy (0-03), P Horgan (0-04, 2f).

Subs: J Coughlan (0-02f) for McCarthy (h.t.), C Naughton (0-01) for Lehane (42), M Cussen for O’Farrell (55), S White for McLoughlin (59).

Referee: J McGrath (Westmeath).