On 2 July 1972 over 13,000 were in Cusack Park, Ennis to watch Clare play Limerick for a place in the Munster final.

Clare reached the county's first Munster Hurling Final since 1967. Clare dominated Limerick for much of the game with two goals from Noel Casey and Jimmy McNamara inside 4 minutes and had a lead at half time of 2-05 to 0-03  

With seven minutes remaining Limerick were behind by 3-10 to 0-07. A goal from Eamon Grimes started a resurgence for Limerick that set the nerves of Clare supporters on edge. Further points from Bernie Hartigan and Andy Dunworth closed the gap to 3-10 to 1-10 the difference might have been narrower only for some great play from Clare goalkeeper Seamus Durack.

A pointed free from Tim Ryan allowed Clare to lift the Limerick siege of Ennis. With the game in additional time there was one more blow from Limerick with a terrific goal from Eamon Cregan without the aid of a hurley. The final score was Clare 3-11 Limerick 2-10 

The highlights shown here are from 'Gaelic Report' broadcast 3 July 1972. The commentator is Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh.