Limerick 0-20 Cork 0-16

Limerick won the McGrath Cup for the first time in 15 years after a surprise victory over Cork in a free-scoring encounter in the LIT Gaelic Grounds this evening. 

Danny Neville was to the fore all evening, notching seven points in total, a tally which included two attacking marks. 

In a game marked by superb kicking accuracy from both sides, Billy Lee's team built a first half advantage and never relinquished it. 

The hosts led 0-12 to 0-08 at half-time with defenders Ian Corbett, Robert Childs and Michael Donovan all chipping in with scores for the victors. 

They extended their lead to 0-16 to 0-10 early in the second half but Cork turned to their bench. The arrival of subs Brian Hurley and Killian O'Hanlon turned up the heat on Limerick, both grabbing scores for the visitors. 

The frees of Jamie Lee steadied the ship for Limerick but Cork continued to chip away, narrowing the deficit to two points as we headed for the finish line. 

But it was Neville who had the last word, landing the final two scores of the game as Limerick ran out four point winners.