Live updates: Limerick v Waterford

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Updated: June 12, 2011

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Limerick 3-14 v Waterford 3-15

70 min played

Commentary

Full-Time The crowd were treated to a compelling and exciting encounter at Semple Stadium. Either side could have emerged as 3-15 to 3-14 victors after a frenetic second half. Kevin Downes had a great game for Limerick, but John Mullane’s 2-2 helped the Deise over the line.

70+2 min It’s all over! John Mullane is the hero for Waterford, as his last minute goal steals victory at the death.
70 min Two minutes of added time to play.
70 min Goal for Waterford! John Mullane fires a fantastic shot into the Limerick goal from a difficult angle. Waterford lead by one.
69 min Eoin Kelly goes for goal from a free, but Limerick manage to scramble the ball away.
68 min Mullane shoots wide. 10th wide for Waterford.
68 min Moran scores his fourth point for Limerick.
67 min Limerick take the lead with three minutes of normal time to play.
66 min Wide for Limerick from a tight angle.
64 min Bad wide from Niall Moran.
60 min The sides are level for the fourth time after a Waterford point.
56 min Maurice Shanahan scores again for Waterford.
55 min Richie McCarthy hits his third point of the match from a free.
54 min Point for Waterford.
51 min Goal for Limerick! Another goal for Kevin Downes, who went past a Waterford defender and scored with aplomb.
50 min Niall Moran scores a nice point for Limerick. Only one point between the teams.
50 min Richie McCarthy scores from a free for Limerick.
47 min Brian O’Sullivan hits a good long-range point for Waterford. Three point lead again Waterford.
46 min Good point for John Mullane. 1-2 so far for the Waterford forward today.
45 min Another point for Waterford.
43 min Goal for Waterford! The sides are even again. Well worked goal from Shane Walsh.
43 min John Mullane hits a wide for Waterford
42 min Blistering start to the second half for Limerick. 1-3 without reply.
41 min Graeme Mulcahy scores for Limerick.
39 min Another point for Limerick. The Shannonsiders are now up by two points
38 min Goal for Limerick! Kevin Downes scores a great goal. The forward drifts past three defenders before applying a deft finish.
37 min Point for Limerick to start second half.

Half-Time Waterford lead by 1-9 to 1-6 at the interval. The Deise were the slightly better team during the first 35 minutes. Limerick have been wasteful in front of goal, but 1-2 in the closing minutes has given them a great chance of causing an upset.

35+3 min Goal chance for Waterford saved by Nicky Quaid.
35+3 min Goal chance for Limerick. Richie McCarthy shoots straight at Hennessey and the rebound is struck over the bar.
35+2 min Shanahan scores a nice point from the sideline.
35+1 min Waterford respond with a good point.
35 min Limerick add a point.
34 min Goal for Limerick. A long run from Wayne McNamara is followed up by a powerful shot past Clinton Hennessy.
33 min 12 minutes since Limerick have troubles the scoreboard.
32 min Pauric Mahony scores for Waterford.
28 min Mahony hits a bad wide from a free for Waterford.
26 min Maurice Shanahan scores a good point for Waterford. The Deise are a lot less wasteful in front of goal than Limerick so far.
24 min Shane Walsh gives Waterford a four point lead.
23 min Shane O’Sullivan scores for Waterford.
23 min Another wide for Limerick.
22 min Another free for Limerick, but Richie McCarthy hits wide.
21 min A point for Richie McCarthy from a free for Limerick.
20 min Pauric Mahony scores from a free for Waterford.
14 min Point for Limerick.
13 min Goal for Waterford! John Mullane leaves Tom Condon for dead and smashes a great shot past Nicky Quaid.
11 min Wide for John Mullane from difficult angle.
9 min Penalty saved! Gavin O’Mahony stops the sliotar on the line.
8 min Penalty for Waterford. Yellow card for Damien Reale after he drags Brian O’Sullivan to the ground.
7 min John Mullane scores for Waterford.
7 min Kevin Downes scores a great point for Limerick after an impressive dribble.
6 min First wide for Limerick.
5 min Another wide for Waterford.
5 min Mahony equalises for Waterford.
4 min Bad wide for Waterford.
3 min Donal O’Grady opens the scoring for Limerick with a long range point.
0 min National anthem is over and the match is about to start here at Semple Stadium.

Teams:

Waterford team: 1. Clinton Hennessy (Ardmore) 2. Darragh Fives (Tourin) 3. Wayne Hutchinson (Ballygunner) 4. Noel Connors (Passage) 5. Tony Browne (Mount Sion) 6. Michael Walsh (Stradbally) 7. Kevin Moran (De La Salle) 8. Shane O’Sullivan (Ballygunner) 9. Richie Foley (Abbeyside) 10. Maurice Shanahan (Lismore) 11. Stephen Molumphy (CAPT) (Ballyduff Upper) 12. Pauric Mahony (Ballygunner) 13. John Mullane (De La Salle) 14. Shane Walsh (Four Mile Water) 15. Brian O’Sullivan (Ballygunner)

Limerick Team: Nicky Quaid; Damien Reale, Seamus Hickey, Tom Condon; Wayne McNamara, Brian Geary, Gavin O’Mahony (capt); Donal O’Grady, Paul Browne; James Ryan, Richie McCarthy, Niall Moran; Sean Tobin, Kevin Downes, Graeme Mulcahy.

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