Hurling – Limerick v Cork – Starting News, Live Scores, Betting & TV Coverage

Jason Forde fires over his third of fourteen points he scored against Limerick this evening. Photo Credit: Shane Tighe

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Limerick will play against Cork in the Munster Senior Hurling semi-final in Semple Stadium at 19:00 on Saturday 3rd July

The All-Ireland champions against a willing side wanting to recreate old glory, this tie will be passionate and entertaining.

There will also be nearly 2,500 fans allowed into Semple Stadium to watch the match. It will also be shown on Sky Sports for those who couldn’t find tickets.

Limerick has started the year with unimpressive league performances, only collecting two wins in five games. Their confidence was at least boosting with a final day thrashing of Westmeath.

Cork had the same form in the league this year only picking up two wins and finishing level on points with Limerick. This is a very high-scoring team, but they seem to also leak scores in their defence.

The two counties already met each other in the league earlier this year. In a high scoring match, Limerick walked away winners with a score-line of  Limerick 0-33 Cork 2-19.

Full-Forward Aaron Gillane is a name on everyone’s tongue at the moment, still only 25 years old, he will have a big impact on this match.

In the opposing full-forward line Jack O’Connor scored 1-2 in their last match, a defeat against Galway but could be a spark again in this match.

Predicted teams

Limerick

B Hennessy (GK); R English, S Finn, B Nash; D Byrnes, D Hannon, C Coughlan; W O’Donoghue, C Lynch; T Morrissey, K Hayes, G Hegarty; P Ryan, A Gillane, P Casey.

Cork

P Collins (GK); S O’Donoghue, E Cadogan, G Millerick; T O’Mahony, M Coleman, R Downey; B Hennessy, D Fitzgibbon; C Cahalane, S Kingston, S Harnedy; A Cadogan, P Horgan, J O’Connor.

 

Betting

Limerick are the close favorites in this game with odds of 4/9.

The bookies do not expect a draw with odds of 10/1 to end in a stalemate.

Cork have been given a chance by the bookmakers with odds of 2/1 to win.

 

Prediction

Limerick comes into this game with almost the same team as the one that won the All-Ireland final. No matter the guile and threat that Cork pose, the Treaty County will best it.

Expect a comfortable victory for Limerick with more than a four-point deficit.

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