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This is probably the big hurling game on paper this weekend. Cork v Limerick throws in at 2pm on Sunday in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. We have a preview, team news and betting below. If you can’t make the game be sure to follow our live score updates.
Limerick come into this game after a postponed game last weekend with Waterford. They have two wins from two games however. They have beaten Tipperary 2-14 to 0-18 and they also beat Galway 1-19 to 0-14. John Kiely’s side are in form but they will face a difficult task here against a strong Cork side. He will look to players like Graeme Mulcahy, Cian Lynch and Aaron Gillane to spur his side on to victory which will likely see them into a quarter-final at the very least even at this early stage.
Cork come into the game on the back of a win over Westmeath last weekend. They needed 2-08 from Pat Horgan from placed balls to steer a win in their favour in the end. Previous to that they beat Tipperary, however, they lost out to Waterford in the opening. Kieran Kingston speaking to the Evening Echo following that game said, “We always knew it was going to be a battle and that’s the way it turned out to be”. He continued, “We could have pushed on a bit more and we made a lot of simple errors, you can’t blame the weather for all of those either”.
Teams have yet to be announced.
The betting is close for this game with Limerick slight favourites at odds of 4/5. However, Cork are 5/4. Limerick for me to win this though. Limerick win by 1-3 points at 7/2 is the selection. There is no live coverage of Cork v Limerick. Highlights will be on League Sunday.