In the first game Limerick had the edge on Clare. This game was not played at the same intensity as the Waterford- Cork game. However Limerick will secretly fancy their chances against the winners of the Waterford- Cork replay. Andrew O’Shaughnessy notched some great scores for Limerick.
In the Waterford-Cork game we had a display of champagne hurling from both teams-with beautiful striking and superb scores. Ken McGrath, Tony Browne, Stephen Molumphy, Dan Shanahan, Paul Flynn and John Mullane were among the Waterford stars. Donall Og Cusack, Sean Og O'Hailpin and Niall Ronan starred for Cork. Waterford had some bad wides.
Long range frees should be dropped into the square. They also need to minimise the number of frees conceded. In the dying moments of the game referee Brian Gavin awarded a free from which Waterford scored. Cork protested strongly. The referees decision was correct as Donall Og Cusack deliberately lay on the ball. According to the rule book this is an automatic free. There are no ifs no buts.
Hopefully Waterford can win the replay.
The winners of the replay must then face Limerick on the following Sunday. Certainly not a nice prospect for a tired team.