Loftus has named his side for this evening’s clash with a pair of changes to the team with Adare’s Patrick Kearney and Darragh Gleeson coming into the XV.
The Limerick minor hurlers can secure their place in the Munster Championship final this evening as they host Cork in the TUS Gaelic Grounds at 7pm.
Evan Loftus’ side have a perfect record from their games thus far and will know that a draw will also be enough to seal top spot in the provincial round robin series.
For the Rebels, the prize on offer is the same as they currently sit in third behind the Treaty and Clare who are both on six points. Each are guaranteed a semi-final spot at the least with Tipperary and Waterford already eliminated ahead of their game this evening.
The game this evening will be streamed live by Munster GAA TV.
Clare will compete in the semi-final on May 2 and will have home advantage against either Limerick or Cork. If Limerick win, they will host Cork but if it is the Rebels that come through, they will be at home against the Treaty.
Limerick secured their place in the knockout stages with a dramatic 1-23 to 1-22 win over Tipperary last week, Jack Cosgrove’s last minute score proving decisive. Robert O’Farrell had given the lead late on with a spectacular goal but the Premier bounced back before Cosgrove had the final say.
Previous to that, Limerick had wins over Waterford (1-7 to 0-7) and Clare (2-20 to 0-22) in the opening pair of rounds. Cork won their first pair of games also, dispatching Waterford (3-19 to 0-15) and Tipperary (2-12 to 1-8) comprehensively. However, they came unstuck last time out against the Banner falling to a 0-17 to 0-12 defeat in Sixmilebridge.
Loftus has named his side for this evening’s clash with a pair of changes to the team that overcame Tipperary last Tuesday. Into the XV come Adare’s Patrick Kearney and Darragh Gleeson, the former grabbed a pair of points on his introduction in Simple Stadium. Sean Duff and Cian Scully drop to the bench.
When the teams met 12 months ago, Cork were comfortable 4-21 to 2-14 winners in Pairc Ui Chaoimh as the Rebels eventually fell to Clare in the semi-finals. From the Limerick team on that day, only Diarmuid Lyons and Darren Collopy remain with the Shannonsiders faring batter in the 2023 edition of the championship.
And they will be keen to continue their bright start to the season as they aim to reclaim the title they last won in 2020. It was Cork that succeeded them as champions the following year with a win for either putting them within an hour to winning back the Munster title.
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