HIGHLIGHTS | Limerick put to the pin of their collar but survive Waterford test in Munster opener

Flanagan’s green flag had Limerick eight points clear midway through the first half but the Deise replied well and halved that deficit by the interval.

The reigning All-Ireland and Munster champions Limerick made it sixteen championship games unbeaten yesterday in Thurles with a narrow 1-18 to 0-19 victory over Waterford following a titanic tussle.

Seamus Flanagan flicked in the games only goal which was full of dramatic turning points with both sides losing their centre-back to injury early on while Limerick were reduced to 14-men with over a half an hour to play.

Flanagan’s green flag had Limerick eight points clear midway through the first half but the Deise replied well and halved that deficit by the time Liam Gordon brought the first half to an end.

Waterford started the second better and moved within one before Gearoid Hegarty was shown a red for a second yellow card. But Limerick hit back to move five in front before the late onslaught from the Deise.

John Kiely’s men held firm at the back and Waterford couldn’t outpoint the Shannonsiders who left Thurles with the share of the spoils.

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