Shane Stapleton gives his instant reaction to Limerick beating Waterford 0-30 to 0-19 to reclaim the Liam MacCarthy Cup.
Limerick 0-30 Waterford 0-19
BY SHANE STAPLETON
Limerick regained their All-Ireland title with an 11-point win over Waterford at Croke Park.
Performances for the ages from wing-forwards Tom Morrissey (0-5) and Gearoid Hegarty (0-7) gave the Deise too steep a hill to climb.
It was a complete performance from John Kiely’s side, as nine different players popped up with scores from play, while Waterford could must just 0-9 from play overall.
The scoreline was somewhat complimentary of the returning champions as Liam Cahill’s men pushed for goals in the latter stages, but there was little doubting the superiority of Limerick.
Click play on the video at the top of the page for Shane Stapleton’s instant reaction.
Limerick: A Gillane (0-10, 6 frees); G Hegarty (0-7); T Morrissey (0-5); S Flanagan (0-3); W O’Donoghue, D Hannon, K Hayes, P Ryan, D Byrnes (0-1 each).
Waterford: S Bennett (0-10, 9 frees); A Gleeson (0-5, 1 sideline, 1 free); K Bennett, D Hutchinson, K Moran, C Lyons (0-1 each).
LIMERICK: N Quaid; S Finn, D Morrissey, B Nash; D Byrnes, D Hannon (c), K Hayes; D O’Donovan, W O’Donoghue; G Hegarty, C Lynch, T Morrissey; A Gillane, S Flanagan, G Mulcahy.
Subs: P Casey for G Mulcahy (49); D Reidy for D O’Donovan (59); P Ryan for S Flanagan (63); A Breen for A Gillane (69); P O’Loughlin for K Hayes (inj 70+1).
WATERFORD: S O’Keeffe; I Kenny, C Prunty (c), S McNulty; K Moran, T de Búrca, C Lyons; J Barron, K Bennett; N Montgomery, A Gleeson, J Fagan; D Hutchinson, S Bennett, J Prendergast.
Subs: I Daly for T de Búrca (inj 21); D Lyons for K Bennett (40); C Gleeson for N Montgomery (44); P Curran for K Moran (52); S Fives for I Kenny (55).