Cork hurling boss John Meyler is confident Conor Lehane will overcome a calf strain in time to face Waterford in the Munster SHC round-robin collision on 8 June.

The Rebels produced a terrific display on Sunday to turn over All-Ireland champions Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds. 

Having started the summer with a loss to Tipperary, Cork needed to produce a response and they did so spectacularly. The only concerns after a sweet win were knocks picked up to some key men, particularly forward Conor Lehane who went off after five minutes.

Meyler is not unduly worried.

"We had a few niggles," he told RTÉ Sport's Brian Carthy at Centra’s launch of the GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship.

"Conor Lehane has a calf strain, the medical team are assessing it. We'd a few blood subs - Aidan Walsh needed a few stitches, Bill Cooper needed a few stitches.

"We'll look at those over the next few days and please God they'll be ready to go against Waterford. It's the medical team's job to make sure they're available for selection in two weeks' time. I have no doubt they'll leave no stone unturned and Conor and Aidan will be available. We're all good and ready to go."

Meyler was thrilled with his side's performance against the Treaty.

They reignited their provincial charge with a showing loaded with desire and confidence, one which suggested they have to be in the conversation for the Liam MacCarthy this year. 

"All the lads stood up against Limerick," he added. "The players, the management team, all of us. That's really the important thing.

"This Munster Championship will throw up more intriguing contests in the next few weeks. The crowds are up on last year. We've had two matches there with 30,000 in the Páirc, 30,000 in Limerick, and Ennis for Clare v Tipp will be a full house."