Limerick wing forward Tom Morrissey said their three-point victory over Galway in today's All-Ireland semi-final had proven the Munster champions' ability to "grind out a result."

In a tactical and suffocating semi-final, Morrissey snaffled six points, five of them coming from play, as John Kiely's side edged out a stubborn Galway outfit under lights. 

Speaking after accepting the Man of the Match award, Morrissey agreed the result was a testament to the team's experience and composure.  

"This is our third semi-final in three years, we're well used to being up here," Morrissey told RTÉ Sport after the game. 

"When it comes to that crunch time towards the very end of the game, which we've experienced through underage games and success, we know how to grind out a result. This team has proven it so many times in the past.

"Tonight shows that again, we came through in the end."

The match was a bruising affair, with space at a premium in the middle third, and any goal chances - on the rare occasions they were created - snuffed out with frantic, scrambling defence.

The Tribesmen opted for a more defensive, sweeper strategy with four men in the full-back line and Morrissey acknowledged this allowed him more space out the field. 

"The people watching at home can see, even though there's no crowd here, that game was savagely intense.

"There was big hits going on all over the place and there was no way anyone is going to maintain that.

"Galway got off to a very good start against us but slowly but surely, we pulled it back. We should have had a four point lead at half-time but they got the last two points of the half to pull it back and then it was nip and tuck in the second half. 

"Galway went with a sweeper and the rest was man-on-man. So, it gives room and there is space around there. If you run hard, you find space and get onto breaks. 

"The shooting boots were on today, thank God, but still had a few wides and plenty to work on for the next day."

For Limerick, who've won back-to-back League titles and back-to-back Munster titles, it's a chance to add a second All-Ireland victory in three years. 

"That was the goal," says Morrissey. "We've had a good year so far. Just two more weeks left. It's one more huge shift, one more huge performance and hopefully one more huge result."