Fresh injury worries for Limerick after Cork defeat

Seán Finn leaves the pitch to receive medical attention during the Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Round 3 match between Cork and Limerick at SuperValu Páirc Ui Chaoimh in Cork. Photo: Stephen McCarthy.

SEÁN Finn has emerged as the latest injury worry for Limerick following the narrow 3-28 to 3-26 Munster Senior Hurling Championship loss at a sun-kissed Supervalu Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday.

The four-time All-Star corner-back limped-off with a leg injury on the stroke of half-time, and now joins Mike and Peter Casey and Darragh O’Donovan on the treatment table.

Limerick trailed by a whopping eight points at the interval but typically stormed back into contention in the closing-half to lead by four, helped in the main by a couple of opportunistic goals from Séamus Flanagan, and appeared destined to win for a third outing on the trot.

Cork, however, finished with a flourish and a penalty goal from the ageless Patrick Horgan, keeping alive the Championship hopes of the Rebels.

It was a classic, watched on by an attendance of well north of 40,000 enthralled supporters.

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Limerick: Nickie Quaid; Seán Finn, Dan Morrissey, Barry Nash; Diarmaid Byrnes (0-2), Declan Hannon, captain, Kyle Hayes (0-1); William O’Donoghue, Cathal O’Neill (0-3); Gearóid Hegarty (0-4), Cian Lynch (0-1), Tom Morrissey (0-2); Aaron Gillane (0-7), Séamus Flanagan (3-3), David Reidy (0-1).

Substitutes used: Fergal O’Connor, Adam English (0-1), Conor Boylan, Aidan O’Connor (0-1), Donnacha Ó Dalaigh.